Travel Blogs from Nanaimo
... to ring the man wen we got there to get his cot brought up... So used to the holiday house lifestyle now! Steph was first to notice that we only had one double bed whoops ... But Daren the owner quickly sorted us a put up bed. Harrison was most impressed by the two huge dogs that were outside I particular the puppy called Zurich. He was younger than Harrison at 2years and his mam Brie was also there they but were ...
On Sunday we (Audrey, Chloe, Marloes and I) went to Mary, Audrey's sister, all the way in Nanaimo, because it was her birthday. On our way I watched out the window to see if I could spot some nice birds. Here's what I observed and saw:
Green trees, pink trees, red trees, yellow trees, brown trees, orange trees, trees with bird nests in them, trees with only tops, trees with only bottoms, big trees, small trees, large trees, even ...
The run down from the Aaskan highway was a long one. We came down the Cassiar highway. It was one of the roughest road we found on the trip for just about the first 50 miles. We have been out of touch for a while and will later add some stories to the blog. But we did make it to Vancouver Island yesterday. ...
... lot of traffic, so we thought for sure the bear would've been scared off by now. But no, we came up to where we thought we'd seen the bear, pulled over and right there beside our car was not one, but two bears - looked like a mumma bear and baby bear. They were so cool and not fazed by us at all - I'd guess we were less than 10 metres away from them - they were literally just off the side of the road. Not me, I was so excited/nervous/hyped up/running on adrenaline that my hands ...
... is an Air Force base near by and Monday they practice✈✈there is also target practice going on .....so the morning is no longer so quiet. We went for a lovely drive into the Orchard area in direction of Maastricht. Tons of apple, pear and cherry orchards.. The area gas rolling hills and little drops with picturesque bike trails all over the place.. We visited a castle with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Buccaneer Inn Nanaimo
Loved the Buccaneer
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.
Only choice for scuba divers in Nanaimo!
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!
Dave and Marlene have thought of everything for divers. The place is well maintained (it's not brand new but is in great shape) and very clean. They've put a lot of thought into catering to divers. There are two heated gear rooms & a place to rinse your gear. They even give you cool dive stickers to put on your tanks but we still bought some of their great shirts and hats.
The suites have kitchens, ensuite bathrooms, a living room and a view of the ocean. The parking is free and in front of your room (easy to get your gear in and out). The inn is across from a Ocean Ex, 2 pubs and a couple of restaurants. All easy walking distance! It was quiet, the beds were very comfortable and we had a great sleep.
Can't wait to come back, dive the wrecks again and stay at The Buck! Keep up the good work guys!
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.