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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is wonderful. Walking distance from shops and the dock. Great restaurants all around. Room was clean and in good shape. Bed was comfortable. The staff at this hotel was exceptional. I'm terrible with names but the gentleman that checked me in was very polite and the waitress in the restaurant at dinner was great. Food was delicious. For...

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a king size bed. Paid extra for same. Top sheet fit. Queen size duvet barely reached the edges. Bedspread ended halfway up the bed????? Seriously annoying. So to stop the chilly air from creeping up our backs we decided to get a blanket. No blanket anywhere. Called front desk. No delivery. Had to get dressed to go get...

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NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Connie M, Greatly appreciated for your feedback, and on behalf of our staff, please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience. There must have been some miscommunication as we should have plenty beddings available, and I'll definitely look into this matter as soon as possible, and reassure to correct the situation immediately. If there's anything that I can assist...

Victoria, b.c.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting family in Nanaimo, but stayed here. Prepaid room with Queen bed was $109 plus taxes, included outdoor parking. Free, help-yourself coffee in lobby. Pleasant and helpful service at front desk. It was an easy walk to a great restaurant, The Nest, and Port Theatre for a show. Room was compact, but had all we needed and was nicely appointed....

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Richmond British Columbia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hotel is renovated, Very clean; good service, supportive staff and good food. Nice location. Not too expensive. Beds comfortable. Nice and quiet. Parking lot is an open lot (not under cover) Extra coffe at reception. Residents get 20% discount on food.

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Thank teisibell
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Havent been to Deep Blue Restaurant before; did you know Dorchester even had a restaurant... We didnt. I met a lady in a line up and she talked it up so good we had to try it. Wow. What a gem we found! It hasnt hit the streets of Nanaimo yet, but will explode when it does! The food was...

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Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great location, friendly service. Probably the smallest room I have ever stayed in, however. If you are just there for a visit, and won't have to work or spend any time in your room, then I would suggest this location.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice hotel with lots of character and charm in the centre of a small seaside town. Great to stay in a spot that is in the heart of Nanaimo with plenty of fantastic restaurants and shops only walking distance away.

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1Thank Rod B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great location with lots in walking distance,Restaurants,Museums,Old city quarter and harbour walks and parks. Clean hotel and rooms and try to get a harbour view room.Restaurant in the hotel is pricey and not very extensive with its menu.

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1Thank Ian W
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This hotel has a great location close shops, to inner harbour and seaplane base. The old saying that you cannot tell a book by its cover applies here. Average looking but clean exterior outside but a neat boutique style hotel inside. Very friendly and efficient staff. Neat and clean. Excellent value.

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1Thank Mike T
Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I arrived on last weekend after a very frightening drive from the ferry terminal. My car had suddenly started losing power when exiting the ferry at Duke Point. Arriving at the hotel shaking and scared, the desk clerk, Bruce, took it upon himself to call a repair shop for me, explain my trouble, then very carefully wrote out directions to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel

Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: €89 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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“If you have heavy luggage or have problems with steps, ask if there are steps to your room. We were on the 4th floor and there are three steps from the hallway next to the elevator to get to the hallway for the rooms. No big deal for us, but could be for some people. ”
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaBCtraveller1, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are small but have fridge and small TV. ”
 of 5 bubbles teisibell, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Harbour view rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles islandrockin, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Localresident99, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You MUST ask for a harbour / ocean view or you should not be staying here.”
 of 5 bubbles Mr_Jones2, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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