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The Pine & Picket B&B
Ranked #1 of 34 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 January 2014

After a full day of whale watching in Nanaimo, we arrived at the Pine & Picket about 8pm tired, starving and in need of a shower. We were greeted by Ania and Ingvar and immediately felt relaxed; not only did they welcome us into their home, our room was prepared to a fantastic standard. We were given directions (and a discount coupon) to the local restaurant (5 mins drive) and after we had consumed a mouth watering steak, we slump into our comfortable bed for a peaceful night's sleep.

Next morning we were awakened by the smell of freshly baked scones and Vietnamese coffee. One reason alone to stay at this B&B is for the Breakfast. Ania, a professional chef, prepared what I can only describe as the best Eggs Benedict I have ever had. Topped off by homemade jams, fresh fruit salad and of course the scones, it was just a dream. We were only in Nanaimo for one night and coming back to this B&B is definitely a must if I ever return to Vancouver Island.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at The Pine & Picket in September 2013. A good place if you want a home away from home with wonderful hosts. Ingvar and Ania are very welcoming and they ensure that you have a comfortable stay. They serve a wonderful breakfast - we said we would be back just for the breakfast. But all other aspects of the BB were just as wonderful with great attention to detail. Thank you Ingvar and Ania.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Ania and Ingvar and extremely personable and welcome you into their homes as they would family. Their ability to cater to our whims goes beyond what would be expected. My husband & I have visited several times over the years to scuba dive in Nanaimo. The location of this B&B is just perfect, close to the ferry and to the marina where we meet the boats for diving. Ania's breakfasts are culinary masterpieces and fortify us for a day of cold water immersion. Ingvar, an ex-diver, accommodates us with a place to hang and rinse gear, when necessary. The rooms are clean, the mattresses are insanely comfortable and all amenities are provided. Try the Pine and Picket, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Roberta K
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The Pine and Picket is a must for any visitor to Vancouver Island. After 5 minutes in the Pine and Picket you feel right at home - only its better! The attention to detail from the quality of the mattress down to the presentation of every breakfast is exceptional. Ania's cooking is fantastic. I am a pescatarian and she concoted all manner of wonderful things for me which never felt like any trouble. The location is ideal for local buses and the walk into downtown Nanaimo long the waterfront is stunning. The rooms themselves are bright, airy and very comfortable. By far the best thing about the Pine and Picket, however, are the hosts themselves who are wonderfully sociable, interesting and caring people, who can take your stay from exceptional to unforgettable for all the right reasons!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Rinn0
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The lovely Pine & Picket made our stay in Nanaimo to a funny, culinary excellent, and very comfortable one. In the Madagaskar room we had more than everything you need - from bodylotion to dvd's - everything. Everything was clean and created with so much love. Ania and Ingvar are such lovely characters. Ania, a french chef, we fell under her cuisine-spell. She even considers your allergies or intolerances in her cooking. Everything is homemade and fresh and the fruits from their garden. And Ingvar serenaded us when we arrived :-) . Both are very welcoming and helpful as well as they give you the privacy you need.
We rate the Pine & Picket to the best B&B we've ever been to!

Thank you Ania and Ingvar for the great stay in your house!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The location of the Pine and Picket is perfect being just a minute from the departure bay ferry terminal in one direction and a stroll along the excellent waterfront into downtown Nanaimo in the other.

Ania and Ingvar are really outgoing people and obviously enjoy having people stay in their home. We had some great conversations during the three days we spent with them.and were also privileged to taste some of Ingvar's Elderberry wine. This doesn't actually taste like homemade wine but tastes like something a sommelier might recommend, mmmmm. Not to be outdone though Ania sent us away with a bottle of her very nice and very potent raspberry port, mmmmm.

Thanks to both of you for an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raingod9
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We recently spent 3 weeks in British Columbia staying in B&B`s. There were some good one`s, some very good one`s and above all was the Pine and Picket. If you have to imagine the perfect B&B this is it. The hosts, Ania and Ingvar, do absolutely everything to make your stay one to remember. Ania is a classically trained chef and this shows in her choice and cooking at breakfast., a word of warning here, if you only like cereal and toast for breakfast you will be missing an absolute treat and culinary creations you will remember for a long, long time.
Ingvar`s hospitality is second to none and his ability to burst into song at any time an absolute joy.
We stayed in the Provence room which had the most comfortable bed we have slept in for a long time, everything you need is at hand and a nice balcony you can use if the sun ever shines.
If you are ever in Vancouver Island do yourself a favour and stay at the Pine and Picket, you won`t regret it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nanaimo
Price Range: £58 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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