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The Pine & Picket B&B
Ranked #1 of 34 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“"The best breakfast I have ever eaten"”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

That was the comment from my husband after our one night stay with the charming and hospitable Anya and Ingvar. From the home-made scones, served with home-grown fruits and preserves to the light and delicious egg benedict, it was a very special meal!
It was minutes from the ferry terminal, comfortable and spotlessly clean, quiet and relaxing. What more could we ask? A lovely experience for our first night on Canadian soil!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Redmond, Oregon
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We spent two nights at the Pine and Picket during our 35th anniversary trip to Vancouver Island. Ania and Ingvar are delightful hosts. Ingvar breaks into song at any time and he's GOOD! Ania is a certified French chef. After one of her AMAZING gourmet breakfasts, you'll not need lunch.
We stayed in the Provence Suite. A charming room with a balcony. The bathroom had top of the line towels.
Our room overlooked Departure Bay. The weather was wonderful and we kept the door to the balcony open at night.
Make sure to visit the garden. When we were there, Ingvar had harvested several gallons of grapes. They use the vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. What a treasure.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Neubiberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The B&B is located near the marina. It is a lovely house.
The room (Provence Suite) was really cozy with an own balkony! It was very clean!
The breakfast was delicious!
Really nice and welcoming hosts!

We would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a wonderful stay. The room was quiet and quaint. We were graciously greeted by Ania and made very comfortable. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful! Ania went to great lengths to accommodate our dairy and gluten intolerances. She made wonderful Belgium waffles complete with pure syrup and warm bananas that are indescribably they were so good. We had wonderful conversation with Ingavar and the other guests staying at the time. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: The Provence room has a beautiful balcony!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night before departing on a sail trip. We arrived by ferry on foot and easily walked the short distance to the B & B. Ingvar was a very gracious host, offering us a glass of his homemade wine while we were relaxing on the sundeck and even an ace bandage for a sore knee. when he learned that we didn't have a car, without hesitation he gave me his car keys and directions for sightseeing at the main harbor and places to eat. Ania made us a great breakfast with eggs benedict, scones, and fruit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kamloops, Canada
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed just one night but everything met and exceeded our expectations.
The hosts were excellent, the Breakfast was amazing, the yard was beautiful,The room was large and there was a sundeck and common room to share with the other guests, the location was close to shopping and to the ocean and to the ferry terminal. We will be staying there again.
Thank you Ingvar and Ania

Harold J Y

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Ania and Ingvar were perfect hosts who made you feel like good friends. Super rooms and lovely breakfasts and Michael even enjoyed a taste of homemade wine one evening. The guest lounge was perfect with balcony and views over departure Bay. Location was great and within walking distance to harbour. Would love to return to this fantastic B & B.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Pine & Picket B&B
Address: 511 Drake St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 2S8, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short walk from the Nanaimo ferry terminal with incredible views of Departure Bay & Newcastle Channel. 2 beautifully appointed rooms with private ensuite bathrooms, sundecks overlooking the waterfront, close to kayak rentals, seaplanes; one of your hosts is a French Chef! ... more   less 
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