My husband and I found this treasure a few years ago. Our stay with Ingvar and Ania was our first experience with B&B's. We were amazed with the comfort and ease of spending time in someone's home that we didn't know. In fact, very quickly we found ourselves feeling like we were staying with long time friends. Their home is furniished with many special treasurers that provide a sense of warmth. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bedding is luxurious. Each bedroom is equipped with clean, comfortable private bathrooms that allows their guests with every privacy. The rooms are also equipped with balconies. We enjoyed sitting on the patio off our room, sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying the view of the Departure Bay harbour. And just when we felt that all of this was such a treat, we found ourselves sitting at the morning table, being treated to Ania's exquisite breakfast. Not only is the food amazing, but it is always served with the knowledge that we eat with our eyes before our stomach.
We also enjoyed spending time just a short walk away at the Marina. There is a few terrific places to eat or have a refreshment while watching the boats in the Harbour.
We have found many other lovely B&B's since, but none have ever matched their standards.
We had the pleasure of being back in Nanaimo a few weeks ago and made sure that we were booked to stay there again. One might worry that time had romaticized our first visit there, but our recent stay confirmed our memory of such a spectacular place and it's hosts.
Can I think in ANYTHING bad about this place? .... hummm .... NO.
Karin and Michael
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A short walk from the Nanaimo ferry terminal with incredible views of Departure Bay & Newcastle Channel. 2 beautifully appointed rooms with private ensuite bathrooms, sundecks overlooking the waterfront, close to kayak rentals, seaplanes; one of your hosts is a French Chef! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Pine & Picket Bed And Breakfast
- The Pine & Picket Hotel Nanaimo
- The Pine & Picket B&B Nanaimo, Vancouver Island