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Campbell River, Canada
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We looked at the room in this motel and refused to stay. There were men in the parking lot with shopping carts washing their clothing. It did not seem safe nor overly clean. We spoke to the man at the front desk advising him why we would not stay and we sent an email booking.com to explain why we couldn't... More 

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1 Thank jws995
North America
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Close to the ferry terminal. Access in either direction requires quick thinking. The usual too cold then too hot. Clean but aging. No fridge, no microwave, and instant coffee. Not many food choices nearby. At least the water pressure and temperature of the shower was good.

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Thank riverdaleschool1903

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Sainte-Adele, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

WATCH OUT! The owner charged our creditcard with 69$ for a damaged bed spread of the bed we didn't even use!!! We called them for explanation and they stated that they are actually not sure but we shoul have reported the damage. WHICH was a RIPPED bed spread from the inside of the second bed we were not USING!!!! We... More 

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4 Thank Liv R
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Got to the motel in the evening looking for a bed and a hot shower and these guys were pleasant! The man at the front desk didn't ask for a security deposit and was quick to help us out. The room was a small 2 bed, smoking(which was requested) it was well kept and clean and didn't have an obnoxious... More 

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Thank Dann C
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I went to get a room for the night as I was traveling alone and wanted a hotel close to the ferry I walked in and the front desk lady looked at me I said do you have a room, I noticed there were No cars in the lot , she just said we dont have rooms unless you have... More 

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8 Thank Eileen T
Williams Lake, BC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Clean, small room. Very minimal, not even a little bottle of shampoo was provided. The shower went a bit hot and cold but was ok. Front desk staff was nice. There was a bit of traffic noise. I found the bed comfortable.

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4 Thank j-annastasia
Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

This is a small Motel near the ferry. The rooms are very small but clean and well maintained. However there is a small price too! The owner is friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant right beside, smells were great but we didn't check it out. If you just want a bed before the morning ferry this motel would suit.

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Thank JimGer
BC
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2008

High season rate was $80 plus tax. I should have known better. But, it said it was a family run motel and I just thought it would be fine. Rooms were tiny. We had two double beds as I was travelling with two children. I was the sole adult. We weren't spending any time in the room except for sleep... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Departure Bay Motel

Address: 2011 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3Y9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: £43 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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