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Waterfront Suites and Marina
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Alberta Canada
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great place for divers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

For the last two years, I've spent a week with a group of divers in Nanaimo.The Moby Dick is the only place for us. The rooms are very large - lots of place for the gear. We can even put on all the gear and just walk to the boat.
The decor is a little dated, but think of it as nostalgic. Another bonus: the walls between the rooms are brick. There's no risk of hearing a loud TV next door. The full kitchens are great too for a quick lunch between dives.

  • Stayed October 2008
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Coquitlam
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13 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

The shipyard is located literally in 10 meters from the hotel. It produces strong industrial noise from 7am to about 10pm. Very disturbing. It is impossible to get any rest in the hotel during the day.

Other than that, the hotel is OK. Rooms are big and clean enough.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2009

I had a business trip in Nanaimo for a week. I found this hotel on the ferry and was easy to book . I needed place to rest & refresh that was excellent . Motel staffs were nice and make a good service for me ! I would like to visit this motel again on vacation with my girlfriend .

  • Liked — service
  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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1 Thank birdychoi
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Montreal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2009

This lodge is located right next to the sea and offers good service!
On top of that, the rate for this lodge is very reasonable and also provides other service included in the rate (such as outdoor barbeque). You can also choose kayakking and fishing optionally.
If you are looking for a good price for huge rooms with other activities to spend good time with your family or friends, this is THE PLACE!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!

  • Liked — Ocean view with beautiful sunset and accomplished service
  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank mel022
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Red Deer, Canada
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2008

The good: Pet friendly, the service was excellent, the hotel was spotlessly clean, the view was amazing and the rates were very reasonable.

The bad: Limited hot water.

The ugly: Mint green paint, patched blankets (which we actually found endearing) and 1970's decor.

If you wish to bring your pet with you on your holidays, this is the place you should stay!

  • Liked — It is pet-friendly
  • Disliked — Shortage of hot water, unable to connect to the internet (although it is offered)
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank Kathleen A
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mobydicklodge, manager at Waterfront Suites and Marina, responded to this review, 12 March 2009
Hi Customer

I'm Chris, manager in Moby Dick Oceanfront Lodge & Marina.
First of all, sorry for your inconvinient to using the wireless internet, so we already fixed that some problem and upgrade our network system that is very well working now.

I'll be looking forward to meet you again when you will be back to Nanaimo.

Suncerely

Chris Cho
Moby Dick Oceanfront Lodge & marina
1000 Stewart Ave. Nanaimo, BC V9S 4C9
tel)250-753-7111 fax)250-753-4333
toll free)1-800-663-2116
www.mobydicklodge.com
mobydicklodge@shaw.ca
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vancouver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2008

Booking was easy and the reply to confirm our reservation was very prompt.
The motel was easy to find and is in a nice ocean front location!!!! and realy wonderful balcony and seaside walkaway.
I'll never forget beautiful sun rise and night time BBQ..

Our total experience could not have been better, and for certain, the next time we are in Nanaimo, there is only one place that we will stay at Mobydick..

  • Liked — sunrise
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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3 Thank paxlove
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Additional Information about Waterfront Suites and Marina

Property: Waterfront Suites and Marina
Address: 1000 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4C9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Suites and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only Oceanfront Accommodation in Nanaimo; Watching Sun-Rising on your bed; BBQ facility; All Unit full kitchen; Oceanview Balcony. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Suites And Marina Hotel Nanaimo
Moby Dick Oceanfront Nanaimo

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