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Buccaneer Inn

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CLOSEST TO BC FERRIES AT DEPARTURE BAY. BOOK DIRECT FOR BETTER RATES! Dave & Marlene welcome you to our ocean view, nautically themed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, 1 bedroom suites with separate bedroom and full kitchen, economical sleeping studios and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with gas fireplace and BBQ deck. 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, your kids at Vancouver Island University, medical visits to Nanaimo Hospital or outdoor adventure! Nanaimo's central location makes us a great base for exploring Victoria and Tofino too! See you soon!
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Stayed in this lovely motel while visiting my brother. He had his boat at Stones boatyard getting some work done on it. We were suppose to go cruising but the boat wasn’t ready. So therefore we had a wonderful overnight stay at this delightful establishment. My brother stayed on
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Response from BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Never fails to make us proud of our business when we read great reviews like this. Thanks Deb S. We are happy to hear that everything was as you'd like and you'll return with your family on your next visit. That is a testament of your satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you on your return trip and thanks for the kind review. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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I went on short notice due to a power outage in my Nanaimo home. They welcomed me warmly. The memorable aspect was that I was provided a very complete (fridge, micro, dishes, etc.) room even on a small scale (I had gotten their only studio). Bed was extremely comfortable, a
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Response from BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Dear Jeffery, Thanks for turning to us to accommodate you during that massive power outage. We are glad that you found our services and amenities accommodating, friendly, helpful, comfortable and above all, spotless. You did indeed have our smallest room, our Cozy Studio. And, like you, we think this room is well equipped with a small kitchenette, stand up shower and comfy Queen bed. It is truly great value for money and spotlessly clean! We look forward to welcoming you and your fellow Protection Island residents again, albeit in better circumstances! Thanks for the vote of confidence! Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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I stayed at the buccaneer for two weeks, and was never disappointed with the services they provided. House keeping was amazing, I always left at different times and when I came back my room was always spotless. The beds are very comfy and the pillows were great. I really like
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Response from BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Thank you very very much Athena. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us especially during such a trying time for you and your family. Glad you felt comfortable and you enjoyed the services we offer. We will let our housekeeping team know of your accolades. We do look forward to welcoming you all back! Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Two couples stayed for 3 nights (2 rooms). This motel in well located in Nanaimo by ferry terminal & is an easy walk to downtown. Larger room had a nice living/sitting room and a fireplace with fire logs provided. The prices were reasonable and the rooms very clean and well
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Response from BuccaneerDave, Owner at Buccaneer Inn
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Thanks dnclark1 for the lovely review you left in your suite and for this one as well. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the size of our suites, its' amenities, the cleanliness, comfort and the friendliness our staff. These are the types of reviews that just spur us on to continue to improve and they make all of our work worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nanaimo. Thanks again for having stayed with us. Your hosts, Dave, Marlene and the Buccaneer Inn Team
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You can practically see the Ferry Port from this Motel making it the perfect place to stay if you have an early start. The owners are warm and friendly, including little touches like snacks/drinks with an honesty box in the room. It is basic but clean and comfortable, with some
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Thanks for the question Mik W and for the answer thunderingfox. Most of our accommodation are suites with seperate bedrooms. Some suites have 2 double beds in the bedroom and the others either a king or queen. All suites have comfy sofa beds in the living room / kitchen area. The kitchens offer stoves/ovens, fridges, microwaves and kitchen supplies for 4 people. Our Deluxe Fireplace Suite is a 500 square foot apartment with a full, seperate kitchen, living room with 2 sofas and a wood burning fireplace, ensuite bathroom and bedroom with king bed. All Deluxe Suites are on our second floor. We do not have an elevator. Our first floor suites include one with a queen and 3 suites with 2 beds in the bedroom. Our largest accommodation is The Chart House, our neighbouring cottage. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full lovely kitchen, living room with 2 sofas and gas fireplace and a fully fenced yard with gas BBQ and deck. Please feel free to contact us directly if you would like more information or advice. Our website offers complete details of our rooms and includes many images. We look forward to welcoming you to The Buccaneer Inn Mik W. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Hi Chan P. The short answer is no. There are really any crabbing near The Buccaneer Inn. You can go down to the Crabbing Pier at Maffeo Sutton Park and may have some luck there. If you are considering staying with us and would like to cook crab or seafood, please note that we do not allow any seafood or very strong smelling foods to be cooked in our rooms. We do have a seasonal BBQ area to cook seafood at but not in our rooms. Thanks for your question. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Hi twinkleme ... There is a shopping centre, called Terminal Park, that is 3 blocks, uphill, from The Buccaneer Inn. The centre has a Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, Asian restaurant, Liquor Store, Deli (with ready made meals and hot dishes), banks and other services. Across from us are two pubs, Millers and Carlos O-Bryans and a steak and seafood restaurant called Beefeaters. Hope that helps you! Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Thanks for the question cdngirl365. No, we don't have air conditioning. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan above the bed. There is an oscillating fan in the living room. All windows in the room open up and there is a cross breeze from the ocean. Hope this helps. Kind regards, Dave Buccaneer Inn
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Hi Bonnie C, Thanks for the question. We are located about 5 minutes drive to NRGH. Our building is in an L shape and our corner suites are very quiet. And all of our suites have the bedroom at the back of the suite, away from the roadside. Hope this helps answer your questions. We look forward to welcoming you to The Buccaneer Inn. Your host, Dave
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"We stayed in suite facing front. Noise wasn’t bad from street."
"Most of the rooms have their bedrooms away from the street side, recommend those."
"Pick the suite with the fire place, it is wonderful."
"107 in the corner with patio area ."
"Can be some car noise during the ferry times."
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PRICE RANGE
US$99 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buccaneer hotel nanaimobuccaneer motel nanaimo
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandNanaimo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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