- Business Traveler
For business owners, travelling salespeople, government employees on the go and marketing executives, business travel is still an important part of company success. Nanaimo is a hotspot for business travellers because it is centrally located on Vancouver Island.
- Extended Stay
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers all the comforts of home for our extended stay travelers. Whether you are working in the area, a student studying for a short period of time, between homes or a snow bird looking to migrate to warmer climate, we have affordable accommodation with home-away-from-home amenities to suit your needs.
- Group Coordinator
Need group accommodation for your business, organization, club, church, school, team or special event? The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a fresh alternative to traditional hotel, motel or hostel accommodation with our unique group services & amenities. If your group size is between 10-50 people, consider a stay with us! Choose your group type below for more detail.
- Leisure & Family
Prefer traveling with like-minded people & meeting others while you travel? Enjoy being immersed in the heart of the community you are visiting? Appreciate staying in unique accommodations run by owners & staff that are passionate about enhancing your travel experience? Then you’ll enjoy the Painted Turtle Guesthouse for your next Nanaimo visit as a family, couple, or single traveler.
- Special Events
A perfect base for your special events! From girl's nights, reunions, regional retreats, weddings and any occasion where you want to stay in the same place. Combining accommodation, self -catering or catered options AND common areas to make us a unique choice to stay with a few or up to 50 of your favourite friends & family. Full facility bookings available select months - wow!
- World Traveler
A perfect family getaway!
Nanaimo is a fantastic location to use as your family holiday vacation destination or as your basecamp to explore wonderful Vancouver Island.
Located in the central island area, we are ideally placed as a tourism destination, with beaches, attractions and a rich cultural and heritage to explore. Nanaimo is well situated for air and ferry routes and is a popular port city for travelers who wish to explore the Island.
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers guests comforatble accommodation for the whole family, with spacious accommodation, recreation and kitchen facilities and much more.
Use the Painted Turtle Guesthouse as your basecamp for your family vacation, with access to all that Vancouver Island has to offer within a few miles of Nanaimo. Take in the beautiful sany beaches and secluded coves of Tofino and Ucluelet (3 hours drive time), or the cultural centre of BC in Victoria (1.5 hours drive time). Explore the wilder side of Vancouver Island with a day trip to Campbell River, Thasis and Gold River (3 hours drive time).