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Island View Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 34 Nanaimo B&B and Inns
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
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“Winter get away.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful stay, have stayed before view of ocean and garden just wonderful !. Breakfast very good, beats any other B & B I've stayed at. Darling is such a warm and wonderful hostess, makes you feel very welcome. We will be back again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Devon UK
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We only spent less than 12 hours here as we'd travelled over from the West Coast and were getting an early ferry. Darlene was so lovely and made us feel very much at home. She chatted to us over breakfast and made us wish we were staying longer.

The room and bathroom were very clean and the breakfast was superb. Delicious selection of fruit followed by a croissant filled with scrambled eggs.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We decided to stay one night in Namaino before heading to Victoria. So pleased that we did. We arrived a bit early but Darlene was very gracious about it and showed us to our room overlooking her fantastic garden. We were made to feel very much at home. The room had an ensuite with plenty of toiletries and really lovely thick towels. The bed was very comfortable and we had a really good nights sleep. Breakfast was lovely and relaxed chatting with Darlene and four other guests. Her home made breakfast was the best on our trip. We were sad to leave. Definitely take your slippers with you and take your shoes off.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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York
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We stayed for one night. It's a lovely B&B and we were made very welcome. The garden looks lovely and it's a great place to watch the birds on the feeders. Unfortunately it poured with rain when we were there so we didn't go to the beach, but enjoyed the view across to the Islands from our room or the dining room. We had a lovely breakfast before we continued on our travels.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed here two nights and are so happy we did. Darlene is super friendly she makes you feel right at home the minute you walk in the door. The room we stayed in had an ensuite, fantastic view of the garden and of the bay. A comfy bed and a super quiet location made for a peaceful sleep. Darlene's homemade breakfast was great both mornings and it was handy to have a local to talk to about great things to do in the area before you set out for the day. I hope more people review this b&b as it deserves to be up there.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reut
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We stayed here at the beginning of June 2012 for one night as we had just flown in from Europe and didnt want to drive all the way to the West Coast of Vancouver Island the same day, so Nanaimo was selected as an overnight resting place to get over the jet lag!
It turned out to be a great choice.
The twin bedded room was very comfortable and we had a private bathroom fully equipped with toiletries. We found bars and chocolates in the room when we arrived, which was also a nice touch.
Breakfast was a fruit feast, with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries + home made pastries - I could have stayed longer just for the breakfasts.
...and the garden!! Wow! Darlene really does an amazing job with her garden. It's beautiful, with a fountain and stream, flowering shrubs and much more. Great place to sit outside when the weather is good.
The house is also walking distance from the seafront and we spent the next morning having a pleasant stroll on the beach.
Definitely a place to come back to (just remember to take your shoes off when you come into the house)

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Calgary
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

This B&B is a bargain with you getting more than you pay for. The room is clean, the bed king size and comfortable and the breakfast basic but it was highlighted by herbs and strawberries from her garden. The owner loves her garden and spends most of her time working there and it shows. The upstairs rooms and the dining room will have a view of the water and it is about a block or so from the water.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Island View Bed and Breakfast
Address: 5391 Entwhistle Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1H2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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Ranked #11 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nanaimo
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Number of rooms: 2
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