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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wanted a clean, simple place to stay with kids. 2 bedroom suite was a bonus. There were definitely attempts made to update the room - a ?single layer of paint, newer headboards. However, the cursory attemps did not cover up the smell of mould. Not just mustiness, but a real mouldy smell. My husband was gagging on the smell and... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I have stayed at this motel before and did not have an issue. The room was large with Kitchenette, coffee machine and TV. Free WiFi was easy and fast. The place itself shows signs of wear ( stairs and some bathroom tiles) but nothing shocking. I stay here because it is centrally located and for $ 62.10 plus taxes it... More 

1 Thank Peter m
Powell River, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The smell of the room was so bad we could not sleep I think I can still taste the smell not sure if it was mouldly rooms painted over or not cleaned proper better off to pay the extra 10$ and go to a holiday inn or where ever... sound of the traffic was loud all night long ..

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Much better than it would appear to be from the road. Nicely refurbished rooms, comfortable bed with very nice bed line and pillows. Clean room and bathroom, plenty of towels. I would stay there again

1 Thank mycroft47
Berlin Germany
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

"Not beautiful - but completely ok" Yes, it is a bit run down and it is not down town, but it's a five minute drive to the wonderful Maffeo Sutten Park or the central city street with nice cafés and the room we had was clean and absolutely sufficient for our needs. In fact it was probably the most comfortable... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We booked this hotel last minute Friday before the Labour day weekend, and it was pretty much the only hotel that allowed dogs. The price was very reasonable and they did not charge for the dog, which was nice of them. We also had a room over the check in office so there was no one under us in the... More 

1 Thank Moira G
Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, Mexico
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

I must confess that this was not my first choice in Nanaimo but looking for a more affordable place after spending some weeks at the Days Inn several blocks farther from downtown, picked up the Diplomat after checking several other motels in the same area. Let's be clear, this is a budget motel, but once that's said, the rooms are... More 

1 Thank Marco P
Melbourne, Australia
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434 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Nice motel only about 10 minute walk from city centre. Room size very good with separate lounge area from bedroom, with an ok bathroom. Some eating areas close by but nothing fancy, so may have to go more to the city of after decent meal. Check in and check out all ok, and staff seemed ok, but after check in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Oliver on the front dest was great. We asked for a senior rate and got it Two bedrooms worked out great Good beds Wifi was above average Closest accommodation to VIU Frank the manager very friendly Close to downtown

1 Thank vicvolley
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We stayed here for one night. We stayed here years ago and it definitely has changed for the better. We had a corner family suite. Front had a queen bed and there was a queen bed in back bedroom. White duvet covers were very nice. Very quiet in the bedroom, some traffic noise at front but nothing too annoying. Mini... More 

1 Thank joolCanada

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Diplomat Motel

Address: 333 Nicol St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4T5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $76 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Diplomat Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“I liked the room above the office because you weren't worried about noise as no one is under you.”
 of 5 bubbles MoiraG442, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I think the rooms in the upper floor are a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles MarcoP938, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“103 is a large room”
 of 5 bubbles vicvolley, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“family suite is comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles kw0k, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
“any where else but here”
 of 5 bubbles susan996, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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