Travel Blogs from Nanaimo
We only had one night in Nanaimo, a smaller town north of Victoria. We explored a little on the first day, walking down by the harbour in to town. It's nowhere near as nice as Victoria, but we didn't see very much of it. After dark we saw some harbour seals messing about near the pier on our walk back home. Second day we went for high tea by the …
... rock falls but were all forested. A dramatic landscape. Hard to get photos of this on a narrow, winding road. Arrived at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet at about 5.30pm, got settled into our room on the top floor with outdoor terrace and great views along the coast to the north. It was beautifully sunny so went and did the walk to the lighthouse (only 2.5km). Lighthouse is only small, built after a ship wrecked in 1905. Saw a sign warning about ...
... Pat mich ja dann doch kennt, habe ich erst nach ungefaehr fuenf eher wuerdelosen Versuchen geschnallt, was sie mir sagen wollten und das Brett quer gegen Fahrtrichtung gehalten.
Nach ein paar scheinbar spektakulaeren Faellen, die dramatischer ausgesehen zu haben schienen, als sie waren, denn ich stand nur da und fuhr, Kunststuecke lagen keine drin, habe ich entschlossen, das Wakeboarding wegzulassen und mich stattdessen als ungeduldige Begleiterin im erfolglosen ...
... Fiji on the way home. We leave on Feb.2nd,2013 and return home on July.6th,2013. This is a huge undertaking especially with 4 kids. We are an average blended family who work in average jobs. We don't have tons of money but we have something else. we have ambition, desire, dedication and are breaking free of fear. We made many sacrifices to be able to go on ...
... T DRIVE AND BUSSES IT FROM NORTH NANAIMO EVERY DAY. HER HUSBAND SEEMS SO YOUNG TO BE SO VERY SICK.
IN THE AFTERNOON DR. PARK, THE RESPATORY SPECIALIST, CAME IN AND SPOKE WITH JOANNE AND BILL. THE DR. DID A BANG UP JOB OF GIVING INFORMATION AND ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS.
JOANNE DID HAVE CONCERN AT THE DAYS END ABOUT THE DOSE OF COUMADIN BILL WAS GIVEN. KIND OF SAD WHEN THE NURSE CALLED ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Buccaneer Inn Nanaimo
What a great place to stay!! We were greeted by Dave and Marlene and their "pirate" of a son Christopher and were made to feel welcome from the start. It was as if we were life-long friends. My wife and our three young daughters enjoyed the room that the suite afforded us especially after 5 days in our camper. What a wonderful break to sleep in such comfortable beds and in our own room. There is no better to wake up than to complementary Tim Horton's coffee. We were planning on taking the ferry of the Island the next morning so Dave checked the ferry schedule for us and brought it up to our room. When we checked out in the morning Dave had already gone on-line and checked the traffic at the ferry to see if it was crowded for us. We are already planning next years' trip back to the Buccaneer.
Extremely clean and affordable
My brother was here visiting for Australia, and he wanted to visit Vancouver Island. We stayed AT THE bUCCANEER iNN, Nanaimo, and I was astounded at the level of cleanliness and value for the price. We stayed at similar 5 star places in California at three times the price!!! We were also given a detailed summary of points of interest near-by, with directions from the Inn. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Nanaimo.
Buccaneer Inn is even better now!
We stayed at The Buccaneer Inn a few months ago and it was great. We just stayed again and now it's even better!
They've repainted, redecorated and refurbished all the rooms. They've added down duvets with comfy covers, maple furniture and original metal art by a local artist. They even have samples of Nanaimo bars in their office! This place just keeps getting better and better.
Dave and Marlene work hard to make sure you have a great time in Nanaimo and throughout Vancouver Island. We can't recommend it enough and look forward to going again back soon!
1 Day in Paradise
We spent only 1 day in Dave & Marlene's Bucaneer Inn, but, it was the nicest day of our vacation. The place was immaculate, super comfortable and almost like being at home. Our Hosts were so helpful in advising us what to do/where to go. They set us up with a snorkel with the seals adventure, which was the most memorable event of our vacation. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Nanaimo or Vancouver Island. It was our starting point (right off the ferry) for our travel southbound through Vancouver Island to Victoria.
What a wonderful place.
We stayed in Nanaimo at the Buccaneer Inn. Wow. Don't let the exterior fool you. This place is QUALITY. Everything was squeeky clean. We had a kitchen unit with all the ammenities you'd ever need. At night the rules were enforced and it was utterly quiet. Everything worked. And most of all, Dave, the owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. He spent much time directing us to the local activities and restaraunts, showing us where to go on maps, and generally informing us on everything from diving, to current sailing races. to bugs and snakes in Japan. Quite enjoyable! His personal touch was gracious and so helpful, as well as entertaining..
Angela and John
Great rooms, relaxed setting and very friendly hosts
I stayed at the Buccaneer Inn based on previous reviews from this site and I can honestly say that I wasn't disappointed. The owners are very friendly and always willing to go out of their way to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible. Thanks again for a wonderful stay and I'll be back soon.
This weekend we came to Nanaimo to dive (totally great place to dive!) and stayed at The Buccaneer. We've stayed at other places in Nanaimo but trust me this is the place we're staying at from now on! It was fantastic!
What a great place!
Our family just loved the super clean suites at The Buccaneer! The separate bedroom let us have some privacy from our kids. The kitchen helped make our holiday more affordable. They even had a basket of games, puzzles, books and cards in the room for our use. And there was another basket of food and sodas in the fridge. Oh and a real kettle, teapot and Earl Grey!
The owners were really friendly and had lots of interesting travel stories to tell. The Buccaneer is right on the water and you can walk along the Seawall to downtown. We will definitely stay again and wanted to let others know this is a first rate place!
Cleanest place I've stayed in!
The Buccaneer Inn is the cleanest place I've ever stayed in! The suites are comfy, immaculate and the beds are super comfortable. Nice view of the water and with the bedrooms at the back of the inn, had a great sleep. They have lots of info including daytrip itineraries. The owners were really friendly and they run a great ma and pa operation. Will definitely be back and strongly recommend The Buccaneer Inn to others!
Had a Great Sleep at The Buccaneer Inn
We really enjoyed The Buccaneer Inn. It all started with the warm welcome, Dave, Marlene and Christopher gave us! The Buccaneer is in a great location across from the water and Seawall and in the neighbourhood of a bunch of restaurants and pubs.
The suites are newly redecorated and are very comfortable. The beds are super comfortable. The separate bedroom and kitchen worked out really well for our family.
We would definitely stay again and would recommend this motel to anyone looking for spotlessly clean accommodation at an affordable rate in Nanaimo.