- 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
Girls Night In
Work, family, kids’ soccer games and dance recitals - today’s woman does it all and takes it all in stride. Sometimes a little ‘me’ time is necessary and the Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers the perfect outing – Girls Night In. Think of it as a Pajama Party for Grown Ups!
For less than the cost of a pedicure, spend the night with us enjoying time with your favourite girlfriends, colleagues or mother-in-law. Have dinner downtown and then curl up on the sofa with a good bottle of wine and talk the evening away.
For theme evenings and very special occasions – perhaps a bridal showers or to celebrate a milestone, let us help… our staff would be happy to arrange for specialty items in your room and help make reservations at a restaurant, Port Place Theatre or other activity or cultural event.
Just a few ideas that we can help you organize for your group of girls:
- Top Chef Night – Interactive cooking class with meal and overnight accommodation
- SPaah Night – Spa technician onsite at the guesthouse to provide manicures, pedicures and mini facials and overnight accommodation
- Hat Trick – dinner downtown, live show at the Port and overnight accommodation
- OHM Evening – Yoga in our multi-purpose room followed by tranquil accommodation
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