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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We booked the hotel for 2 nights, mostly because we like quirky hotels, This one was perfect for us. On arrival, we were met with open arms by Tracie, the very helpful manager. We needed to wash our clothes as we'd been travelling for a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here one night, checked in around 9pm. By 1pm the rooms phone rang and it was the staff member who happened to now be drunk and asking me to leave. She then proceeded to threaten me and used some horrific language. I happily left...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank streeson
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

If you arrive in Nanaimo using the ferry this motel is very near. We choose it for this reason. It is located very near to the road and you have to close your windows to not hear the cars. In the other side there is...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Stayed here a night in August after a late flight. Our plane was delayed a bit so didn't arrive until after midnight. The owner was waiting for us and checked us in quickly. The rooms aren't like a Marriott hotel but the beds were comfy,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Derek M
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Kind of a creepy vibe but had some character. Nice people at the front desk. Interesting rickety balcony. Scary couch in the room; it had seen better days. Weird smell in the room. Cheap rates so you get what you pay for.

Date of stay: July 2014
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US$59 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Hotel class
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Family Rooms
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US$59 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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