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Best Western Dorchester Hotel

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70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4 Canada See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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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 More that blends old world class with modern conveniences to make your stay at this Nanaimo hotel a comfortable and memorable one! Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
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Hotel Style
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$94 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Best Western Nanaimo
Nanaimo Best Western
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
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The rooms are pretty clean but showing their age. There was dirt under the beds and the AC and fridge were old and loud. The bathroom is a little grimy, just because it's aged.Overall this place is goof value, but it's not aging well.
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Response from NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Kwm00re, Thank you for staying with us and your feedback is much appreciated. Will look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Nanaimo! Sincerely, Charlie Li FD Supervisor Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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A birthday celebration with my family was a great success. Our Ukrainian waitress was new on the job but absolutely delightful. I can highly recommend the Crab 🦀 Cakes, A serving of three including salad is a delightful meal. English haddock & chips are a must, however they sti
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Response from NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ms. Anne H, Thank you for your continuous support for the business and we appreciate your great feedback. Will look forward to your future stay with us again. Sincerely, Charlie Li
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We ate in the hotel restaurant the first night of our stay. They ran out of the wine we had been drinking; there were no clams as indicated on the menu; and, we were told the salmon was fresh but it was frozen. We had breakfast there as part of a meeting, it was the exact same
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Stayed a night before a concert at the Port Theatre on the 4th floor with a harbour view..Beautiful view and the room was comfortable and large and clean. The lobby was nice and staff were alright..nothing outstanding but we got our room with no hassle..It’s obviously an older h
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Stayed here one night to make it easier to get the early morning ferry across to Vancouver. Reception is small and we were not made very welcome. Our room was not ready (we were slightly early so not a problem). The receptionist offered to store our luggage so we could go out but
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Response from NanaimoResponse, Front Office Manager at Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Alycat, Thank you for booking with us, and providing valuable review for us. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Please contact us if you require further assistance for the future reservation Sincerely, Charlie LI FD Supervisor Best Western Dorchester Hotel
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Side of the bed
Foot of the bed
No quilt cover
do they have jacuzzis?
As far as I know, there's no jacuzzi facilities... They do have a fitness room though.
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price of three night stay, Mon. to Thur. Feb. 22 to 25th. 2016
"A room overlooking the harbour"
"Ocean view on the 4th floor is nice"
"Harbor view - Upper floors."
"Fabulous view of the harbour. Excellent sea walk."
"Views over the harbor are lovely and worth the little bit extra."
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