- 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
We are the perfect accommodation choice for wedding parties…
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse specializes in group accommodation and is a great option for couples seeking a unique accommodation for their wedding guests. Our unique downtown location, guest amenities and affordable rates offer a distinctive option to high priced, stuffy hotels.
Our unique room options offer the ideal mix of accommodation for the families, teenagers and even the grandparents that are coming to Nanaimo to celebrate your wedding.
Group Booking Capacity & Configuration: Maximum 55-60 guests
20 Rooms (10 per floor)
- 8 x 4 person quad rooms (2 sets of bunks)
- 10 x 2 person private rooms (Queen bed)
- 2 x 4 person group/family rooms (Queen bed plus bunk beds)
- 4 private use washrooms on each floor
Groups that stay at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse can expect:
- Family style designed quad rooms with 4 separate twin beds
- Modern kitchen and dining facilities
- Commercial grade laundry
- Lounge room and fireplace
- Foosball and house games
- Discounts at local restaurants and cafes
- Free wi-fi
- Central location - close to all group facilities and the waterfront
If your wedding party is large enough, we offer the option of an exclusive facility booking (take over the whole guesthouse)
Your wedding as distinct as you are
If you are considering a West Coast wedding in Nanaimo, here are a few useful ideas for creating a distinct celebration with us:
Barbara Densmore, Professional Celebrant & Ceremony Designer
Bring your friends and plan a wedding dress and bridesmaids shopping excursion! Did you know that there are six shops specializing in bridal wear - four of which are walking distance from the Painted Turtle Guesthouse.