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Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Nanaimo
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Reviewed 28 June 2005

We landed at the Dorchester after spending a week up island. We paid much more up there for much less. The accomodations at the Dorchester were great. Clean, great views, in the centre of things and most of all very reasonable. A very nice dining room where we had a fab dinner. We did find that the shops rolled up early in Nanaimo which was a little disappointing but no worries. And a pool would've been nice. This is a good hotel and like I said we paid much more in the north island for a dingy 70s style room.

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Reviewed 22 July 2003

I must say that we were very pleasantly surprised by this quaint little hotel! With 2 adults and 3 children, we always expect a small cramped room, but with 2 queen beds, large bathroom, and the inexplicit inability to hear anything from any of the other rooms, our rambunctious children could also be "themselves" without disturbing any of the other guests. The view of the harbour was exquisite, the seaplanes came to be a welcome sound in the mornings. You can leave through the rear doors and stroll along the harbour without having to go too far for a nice, scenic walk. Staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, as were the cleaning staff, always giving a warm smile and hello while passing in the halls. So thoughtful were these gals that they even went as far as to make up an extra pillow for the kids in the bed when they realized we had 3 children. I would most definitly recommend this hotel to anyone who may travel to Nanaimo, as we will book here again the next time we travel to this beautiful city.

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Additional Information about Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Property: Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Nanaimo
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,026 - ₹ 10,658
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Dorchester Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Dorchester Nanaimo Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo over looking picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Our charming heritage boutique-style hotel is decorated in a style that blends old world class with modern conveniences to make your stay at this Nanaimo hotel a comfortable and memorable one! ... more   less 
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Nanaimo Best Western
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