We were very impressed with the honesty of Dave and Marlene when we booked the room. They made it clear that the cozy room was on the small side and could be quite noisy. However, we decided that for two one-night stays the cozy room would be adequate. After all, we were there to look around the area, not to spend the time in a motel.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome and were told how to get to town and what there was to see and do.
The room was on the small side, but had everything we needed and great care had obviously been taken in the layout of the bathroom in particular. I was impressed at how they had managed to fit so much into such a small space without it being too cramped . Everything was scrupulously clean.
The building and the room appeared to be well-maintained and I loved the fact that so much thought had gone into the decoration of the room. There was even a box of games to play, but we only had time to ask each other half a dozen trivia questions during our stays! If we had been hungry or thirsty there was a large range of drinks and snacks to buy and coffee and tea were free.
We were warned that there may be some traffic noise in our room and that is true, but it was not so bad that I wished I was somewhere else!
Although the Buccaneer is a little way from town, it was a pleasant walk by the sea and certainly not too far for the average person to walk comfortably. There was an excellent seafood restaurant just a few yards away, and it was perfectly situated for the ferry to North Vancouver.
I would gladly stay there again, but I would stay longer next time and book a larger room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CLOSEST TO DEPARTURE BAY FERRY. BOOK DIRECT WITH US. SAVE $$$. BETTER RATES & CANCELLATION POLICIES. Dave, Marlene and Christopher welcome you to your home away from home. Featuring ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet, one bedroom suites with separate bedroom and full kitchen, economical sleeping studios and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace, full kitchen, BBQ and ensuite laundry. Free strong WIFI, parking, in-room coffee, full kitchens (in suites only), fridges, microwaves, HDTV, games baskets and guest laundry. Seasonal BBQ area. Dive, kayak and bike storage. Great base for business trips, visiting friends and family or your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital, home insurance claims or shopping! Nanaimo's central location makes us a great base for exploring Victoria, Tofino, Long Beach and central Vancouver Island. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buccaneer Hotel Nanaimo
- Buccaneer Motel Nanaimo