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Review of Old City Cottages

Bright, beautiful and cheery interior
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14 reviews
Bright, beautiful and cheery interior
Cottage from the outside
Dining table seats 4
Cosy living area with 50' flat screen smart TV
Master bedroom with Queen bed
Two twin beds in the second bedroom
Well stocked kitchen with brand-new dishwasher and microwave
Bathroom with beautiful irridescent Mexican tile
Wheelchair accessible with ramp
Outdoors at night, view of the patio
Patio at night, a lovely area to entertain!
Front view of cottage
Herb planter for cottage guests!
Help yourself to our fresh garden fruit and greens!
Our address- with stained glass signage!
A view from Newcastle island, a local destination for a summer picnic
Rent our kayaks and head out for a paddle!
Malaspina Galleries on nearby Gabriola Island, one of our favourite day trips!
Walk the beautiful waterfront of Nanaimo!
Tofino beaches- spectacular and another great day trip destination!
Enjoy our island's beautiful sunsets!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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jackieand...
Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting with everything you could need”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The pictures don't do this cottage justice. The location of the property is central, the cottage is cozy and in a very pretty setting. Our host (owner) Isobel has thought of everything - from a basket of breakfast foods with home made jam, to a well appointed kitchen. It's been such a wonderful place to stay, making us feel so welcome and relaxed. I have already recommended this cottage to family and friends and we haven't checked out yet!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Thank you for this lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed Nanaimo and this great spring weather. Thank you both so much for leaving the cottage so spotless! I hope very much that we will see you again one day!
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apohydroo
Pembroke, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here for a week and found it to be a perfect location for day trips around Vancouver Island. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything a person could need. There was also a selection of breakfast foods left for us to make the next morning a little easier. Our hosts made sure that we had everything we needed! Highly recommended!

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Liked best: the cozy feel of being like home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Many thanks for your kind review, and for leaving the place so tidy. Hope we will see you back here again one day!
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Linny85
Kelowna, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just WONDERFUL !!!”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

truly impressed with the place. The owners go on and beyond to make you feel welcome and to enjoy their cottage. Convenient located.,,,comfortable beds,,( bathrobes were a nice touch) everything you need in the kitchen. Yes, would love to stay there again. THANK YOU

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Liked best: Wifi connection was strong, comforts of home, washer n dryer
Liked least: Maybe bathtub grab bars and more towel racks
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
21 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review! So glad that you had a great stay, and I sincerely hope we will see you again! :)
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Debbie C
Moncton, Canada
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our stay at the Old City Cottage was absolutely perfect! We couldn't have asked for more. From the moment we arrived, when we were met by Isobel with a wonderful welcome basket of goodies, we felt right at home. The cottage itself was beautiful, spotlessly clean and so comfortable. We felt like we had all the comforts of home in a quiet and beautiful garden setting. Travelling as a family it was so nice to have the two bedrooms. Isobel and Mitch were great, so warm and welcoming and helpful. The location was very convenient as well. We would definitely recommend this property and it far exceeded our expectations. Thank you again to Isobel and Mitch for your lovely hospitality.

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Liked best: The cottage was just so pretty!! And so well equipped with everything we needed.
Liked least: There was nothing at all that we could find fault with.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great to meet you all, and we are very pleased that you had such a good stay. Hope to see you again, and many thanks for leaving the cottage in such beautiful shape! Best wishes, Isobel and Mitch
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2015Jenny...
London, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Serenity in a home away from home!”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

No detail has been overlooked in this "cottage". From the welcoming basket of goodies to get us started to the cottage itself, the word "perfection" comes to mind. This cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay and the decor is calming and peaceful. Comfortable beds complete the setting.
Our host, Isobel, could not have been more helpful and considerate from seeing that our every need was met to helpful suggestions on places to visit, things to do and places to eat.
The location is convenient to the harbour area and parking on-street was never a problem.
If you are looking for accommodation in the Nanaimo area, look no further. We would return again in a heartbeat!
Joan & Company

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Liked best: Overall welcoming feel of the cottage.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Jul 2015
Thank you so much Joan for your kind review! It was great to have you all here, and I am so glad you had such a lovely time in Nanaimo and enjoyed the cottage and surroundings! You left the place in wonderful shape- thank you so much! Hope we see you again one day!

best wishes, Isobel
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