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Gabriola Island, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at other hotels in the downtown Nanaimo and this is the ONLY one we would recommend - great rooms, good food and close to all downtown amenities. Every room we have stayed in has been clean, comfortable and the views are great.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during the holiday season! We know there are choices for you to stay at other hotels, so we appreciate having you stay with us. I know our Ambassadors will appreciate your positive comments and the rating you gave us, have a Happy New Year!

Vancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled for business and spent 2 nights at this hotel. Overall I was very pleased. My review is below with a rating of 1-5. 1 being very poor and 5 being excellent. Check In - 5 Staff - 5 Lobby Area - 3.5 Condition of Guest Room - 3.5 View - 5 (harbour view, high floor) Bathroom (including quality...

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed rating of our hotel. Appreciate your comments, We hope to see you again soon.

Vancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is clean and comfortable and service is pleasant. Nice little amenity to have coffee available in the lobby before 9 a.m. One small gripe: it would be so nice to have real cream for coffee available in the room. The imitation stuff means I do without in-room coffee. But that is only a small gripe.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great rating. Sorry about the quality of cream for the coffee. I will discuss this with out team. Hope to have you back again soon.

Klemtu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay was great...definitely compliments to the Chef...the workshop that I attended had great food and refreshments which were excellent and a variety was provided. The staff were friendly and accommodating. I have stayed there for business on three occasions now and it has been good every time. Only one drawback was that the elevator was closed due to servicing....

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

We are so sorry about the elevator. This was one of our coldest days of the year and that did affect our elevator. Thank you for giving us such a nice rating and also a great write up. Look forward in having you back.

North Vancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some problems with a bad hallway animal smell and a bit minimal in service aspect at the front desk. Overall not too bad but for the price I think the service should be better. Eg. they seemed confused when I asked where a craft fair was being held in one of their ball rooms. Seemed 2.5 -3 start service at...

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

We will definitely look into why the hallway had such a bad smell, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Also not sure why they got confused about the craft sale? Thank you for taking the time to rate us.

Mill Bay
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Best place I've stayed in Nanaimo. This is the only place I choose to stay at now when I'm visiting Nanaimo. Service is excellent and the rooms are modern and clean. It is walking distance to most of the trendy restaurants. Great views too!

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for making our hotel your hotel of choice! You are right about the views they are great.

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Easy check- in and lobby looked like photos in the ads, so I was a little surprised by the corridor as they are a little dark. I was pleased with the room which appears to have been recently renovated. I took advantage of the chaise in front of the window for a view of the harbour. Good location with lots...

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

The Chaise are very comfortable and especially if just want to watch the action on the harbor. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great rating.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great location and surprisingly well appointed rooms. Location is perfect with lovely harbour views. Quick and easy acces to local Muse area shops and restaurants. Friendly efficient staff. Receception and hallways look a bit ordinary and uninspired. However the rooms are bright renovated and nicely appointed. Great value and would happily revisit on future visits to Nanaimo.

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Henry T, General Manager at Coast Bastion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great rating on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your comments about Nanaimo and our hotel!

Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Hotel was lovely , crisp clean rooms and the staff went above an beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. We were extremely happy with the level of service all around, both in the hotel and the hotel's restaurant. Staff was friendly and accommodating . Would definitely recommend.

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Dear Tanya; We appreciate your rating us on TripAdvisor. Thank you for such a nice rating of our hotel I know our Ambassadors will appreciate it.

Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful and spacious room for the price. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Great view of the ocean, great amenities. Overall a wonderful experience. If you are looking for great accommodations at reasonable prices I highly suggest The Coast Bastion in Nanaimo.

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Thank you for such a nice rating, you are absolutely right about the view they are great! Look forward in having you back in the future.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Minnoz Steak & Seafood
Minnoz Steak & Seafood
Cuisines: Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the convenience of location and beautiful ocean views from one of the best downtown Nanaimo hotels. Located near the BC Ferries Terminal on Nanaimo's inner harbour, the Coast Bastion Hotel is steps away from the seawall walk-way, Swy-a-lana Lagoon park, specialty shops, superior dining and quaint cafes. Take in a contemporary west coast designed dining experience at Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge. Featuring the freshest local seafood and meats, pasta dishes, gourmet breakfast and tapas. For those in need of relaxation & rejuvenation Pure Spa and Studio 31 are located in the hotel and look forward to pampering you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coast Bastion Hotel

Address: 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6E4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Nanaimo
Price Range: $158 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coast Bastion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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“Rooms facing the harbour will get a great view”
 of 5 bubbles CS604, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 711 has a a beautiful view and it is spacious with a comfortable King bed. My drinks were frosty in the supplied fridge. Standing on the balcony was tranquil. ”
 of 5 bubbles Kwoywitka, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Overheight vehicles will not fit in the underground parkade, however, overheight parking is close by.”
  • Our room was on the 6th floor with an angled balcony viewing the marina
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lovely room overlooking the harbour. Booked a month ahead for a great rate. ”
 of 5 bubbles lauriew831, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bed was very comfortable although the foam pillows did not provide much support. Feather pillows were avail but due to allergiess we did not choose them.”
 of 5 bubbles mikebP1979JW, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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