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Maple View Bed & Breakfast

9.2 | Excellent
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Recommended by guests for customer service, well-appointed rooms and good food

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free pick-up service from local airport and ferry
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • The host was frequently complimented for his welcoming service
  • Several guests found the location central for accessing attractions in Nanaimo
Cons
  • Pets are not permitted
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 27, 2013
Overview
This B&B is situated on one acre of woodlands and gardens, in a residential area of Nanaimo. Offering three uniquely furnished rooms, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more intimate accommodations and a secluded/natural environment.

This property is 100% smoke free. All guest rooms have their own entrance and include free Wi-Fi, 32" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and an en suite bathroom with a shower and tub. Most rooms are furnished with one queen bed. The Lancaster room is furnished with two queen beds, a sofabed, a separate sitting area and a wood-burning fireplace.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. This B&B offers level entry throughout the property for guests with mobility concerns.

A free cooked breakfast is available daily and is served in the dining room or on the sundeck at a time that is convenient for guests. Guests may also arrange to have breakfast delivered to their room. There are no on-site provisions for lunch or dinner.

Other on-site amenities include laundry service, turn-down service, DVD and CD library, and a free pick-up service from the Nanaimo airport or ferry terminal, which is offered on demand and needs to be arranged with the hosts.

The Island Highway is 2 minutes away by car, while the Northfield Rotary Lookout Park is an 11-minute drive away. The University Village Mall is a 14-minute drive away, while Port Place Mall is 14 minutes away by car. The Nanaimo Water Airport (ZNA) and the Nanaimo ferry terminals (to Newcastle Island, Protection Island and Gabriola Island) are about a 13-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 22, 2013: The free breakfast is served at a time that is convenient for guests.
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The Good
Many guests seemed to agree with one reviewer who stated that she couldn't have been happier with this B&B. Several aspects of this property received praise among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, well appointed and comfortable. A few reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with amenities including free Wi-Fi, private entrances and heated bathroom floors. A couple of reviewers found the B&B in general to be attractive.

Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast and one guest thought that the breakfast was perfect.

The host was frequently described as friendly and informative. One guest said that the host was one of the nicest people you will ever meet, while another reviewer found that staying at this B&B was like staying with a friend.

Several guests found the location central and convenient for exploring the Nanaimo area by car, while a couple of reviewers appreciated the on-site garden area.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, guests may want to note that while breakfast is served daily, there is no on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner and pets are not permitted.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this B&B an average score of 4.9 out of 5, with 100% of 27 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #5 out of 31 B&B and Inns in Nanaimo, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 110 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 22, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Nanaimo

Rated 9.2/10 based on 111 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 16 hotels in Nanaimo

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Map Marker Maple View Bed & Breakfast
3315 Rock City Road, Nanaimo, BC