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“Great Place in Nanaimo”
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the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings  and artwork.
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the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings  and artwork.
Enjoy the great local artwork, that is available should you want a keepsake of your trip Unique hand made furnishing made on site.
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the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings  and artwork.
Enjoy the great local artwork, that is available should you want a keepsake of your trip
Unique hand made furnishing made on site.
Private, luxurious surroundings.
Art work in a wide variety of mediums is here for you to enjoy.
All artwork is available should you find something you would like to acquire for your home.
Big Green Tree - original art - we can arrange shipping for you.
Bedroom furnishings - even has a Scallion cap & sweater rack.
Hallway past bedroom to fully appointed kitchen.
Generous kitchen with eating area.
View from kitchen back to the bedroom
enjoy your self catered meals on the maple pastry table with live edge overlays.
Hand made tea pot by talented local artist.
wonderful original artwork through out the suite.  Wavescape a hand carved wall sculpture.
Summer blooms
Our working Studio  Gift/Art Gallery is located on the upper level where we reside as well
5 minute walk to Piper Lagoon Park, an amazing place for a picnic.
A 5 minute walk to the beach for some of the best swimming, diving, hiking, or wind surfing
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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RaeMak66
Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great Place in Nanaimo”
Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed for two days and it was perfect! It was close to the beach, the ferry landing and there are restaurants, grocery stores and everything close.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jul 2017
Thank you Rae. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in Nanaimo.
Norma & Bob
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Ian S
Townsville, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great B&B to stay at - close to Nanaimo”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This B&B is about 10 minutes drive from the BCF terminal at Nanaimo when arriving from the mainland Horseshoe Bay.

The B&B is located on the lower level of the host's house and is set up as a self catering apartment with kitchen, bathroom , bedroom, laundry and lounge area . Access is via a private doorway and there is off street parking. This B&B is well suited for a multi-day stay to explore Vancouver Island from . There is more than enough healthy breakfast provisions provided for a several days stay.

The hosts Norma and Bob are friendly and helpful suggesting places to go and see around the island including dining options in nearby Nanaimo.

This was a very comfortable B&B where nothing was overlooked and it was a real pleasure to stay there.

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Liked best: Location and amenities provided
Liked least: Nothing I was more than satisfied with my stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Nov 2017
Thank you!
Norma
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Bev J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Artful Suite. Very clean amenities, quiet, nice selection Of breakfast provided. All the added extras and the beautiful hand made furniture that you can enjoy. Thank you Bob & Norma for your wonderful hospitality that made our stay so enjoyable.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Jul 2015
Great to have our New Zealand Guests and we were so happy you got to see a bear & cub on your day trip to Tofino too!
Thank you for your kind review.
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Reviewed 14 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: privacy, location and comfortable bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
15 Dec 2014
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed it-we do hope to see you again soon! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Dec 2014
Thank you for your kind Review. It was wonderful to meet you both and we are so happy you decided to break up your sailing holiday here in Nanaimo with us!
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AvaE27
Bradenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Elegant and pampering!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

The Wadells are exceptional hosts. This beautiful, comfortable suite has the necessities along with many touches which will pamper you. Much of the lovely furniture is created by Robert Wadell and you are invited back to his studio. Norma preps the kitchen for a healthy breakfast featuring local ingredients. The living room and bedroom are comfy and the kitchen is equipped. There's a deep bathtub with Epsom salts, a fireplace, and laundry facilities. There's a relaxing patio to enjoy coffee or a drink surrounded by gorgeous flowers. Additionally, there is access to Neck Point within walking distance. I only wish I could have stayed longer!

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Liked best: The sheets, furniture, and food
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Aug 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed all of the amenities in our suite and the surrounding seaside parks. Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you too and we hope you do make it back!
P.S.-The blackberries were delicious :)
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North Battleford, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
21 Aug 2014
Love to have our Guests return, especially for a longer, relaxing stay! So glad you enjoyed your stay, Sheila & Neil!
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