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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Very reasonably priced room, which was clean and had everything you need. Our room was on the back away from the traffic, so we weren't disturbed by it. The lady on reception was very helpful, giving us information we needed to know to operate the TV and heating. The only problem was the thermostat was right above the baseboard heater,...

1Thank pecal
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stayed for one night after a long day-hike. Room is simple but clean and the bed was comfortable. Air-con worked fine. Too bad we didn't arrive an hour or two sooner as we would have been able to sit out back and enjoy the semi-private deck and pleasant garden area. Close to a busy road but it didn't disturb my...

1Thank Andrew B
Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is a great little motel for the price. The rooms are small, but clean. The reception is friendly. There are very few amenities, but it all works. Do not be too concerned about the smell in the halls, it is only there, everywhere else is fine. Good parking, easy access. a bit of road noise, but not bad.

1Thank DT1254
Varese, Italy
Reviewed 27 August 2012

The room we were given was ok, not very big but quite clean. The big problem was the noise because the room was on the main road even if at the moment of the reservation I had asked for a quiet one. The hotel staff was very kind.

1Thank elle1212
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We recently stayed here and were very happy with the service and cleanliness of the motel. The proprietors are very pleasant and the rooms, while small, were clean. It is on a main road and if your windows are open it can be a little noisy at night. However the rooms do have A/C so closing them wasn't a problem....

1Thank Melissa C
Didsbury, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The motel is located in a not so pleasant part of town to start with. It's among a long row of cheap motels. There are also quite a few businesses and restaurants that are closed down along the same street. This is a very small motel with only about 10 rooms that I could see. A number of the rooms...

1Thank Mark L
Adelaide, SA
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Stayed overnight after an afternoon ferry trip from Vancouver. It is definitely a budget motel on a main road but it is close to the ferry and walking distance to downtown Nanaimo - we strolled along the foreshore. The room was small with 2 double beds but clean and neat and the beds were comfortable. We had a room on...

1Thank travellers026
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2012

We were met by 'Yan" who booked us in -- she was lovely and very helpful giving us advice on the catching the ferry and other touristy questions. The property is located on a busy road so she gave us an upstairs room which has a corridor giving a buffer to the road noise. (as it turned out if was...

2Thank MicknOlga
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 21 May 2012

I chose it based on all the reviews I read.It was very easy to find.The lady that greeted me was warm and personable. She advised that the window would be open when we got into the room, so it might be a little chilly. We had a room at the back,overlooking a charming back yard with trees. It was quiet,...

1Thank jcboss
Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The couples from china are the owner of the motel. Wrong information of routes that caused me so much of inconvenience. The whole stretch of corridor is smelly, old. I doubt the bed sheet is wash properly. The bath tub is super noisy like helicopter and your movement will be track anytime of your depart/return. When u request not to...

1Thank Kim S
jchi, Manager at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

We carefully checked our booking system, customer list, customer registration records and complain records during the period of April 2012, there is no customer matching the name "Kim S" which you used for the review. So we hope you can provide more details about your stay, such as the dates you stay, the room number, and your real name when...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our friendly, comfortable and affordable motel is located in a walking distance from Terminal Park Shopping Plaza and the Sea walk trail; and only few minutes' drive from Downtown Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Golf Club. We have been fully upgraded in 2005. High quality Sealy Posturpedic king and queen sized beds in all rooms. Acrylic one piece Tub/Shower Surrounds. All rooms come with fridges, microwaves, hairdryer and kettles. Non-smoking property. Cable TV with full cable. Wireless telephones with voicemail. Free high-speed wireless internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 950 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 4K4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: €58 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ask for a room on the back of the motel, away from the busy road.”
 of 5 bubbles pecal, 28 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Ground floor (obviously) if you want the deck and garden.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmark333, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the west side of the motel away from the road. At least one of the upstairs rooms in the locked corridor has a strong mold smell.”
 of 5 bubbles 753MarkL753, 30 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Upstairs rooom would be more insulated from road noise than downstairs rooms. Downstairs rooms have small courtyard outside in the garden - would be nice for a drink”
 of 5 bubbles MicknOlga, 24 May 2012 | Read review
“Rooms on the back are probably the quietest, although that part of town seemed pretty quiet late at night and early in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles jcboss, 21 May 2012 | Read review
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