- 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
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers visitors to Nanaimo unique and memorable accommodation like no other. Other hotels, motels and inns often provide just a bed – the Painted Turtle strives to offer you an experience.
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is a true home away from home, where guests are likely to feel an immediate sense of community and meet like-minded people from the region and around the world. We offer common area amenities that encourage converstion and interaction, making it easy for world travellers to have an experience which is shared with other guests. We welcome single travelers, families, all couples, active seniors and business people - the common thread is that all our guests are looking for an affordable, clean and comfortable place to stay in the City of Nanaimo.
As hands on guesthouse owners, Bruce and Angie Barnard’s goal is to offer affordable, lifestyle-oriented accommodation to each and every guest. We pride ourselves in offering warm hospitality, clean comfort and basic amenities – you bring the ‘extras’. All linens, towels and furnishings are provided. Like other European-style heritage buildings, none of our rooms offer ensuite bathrooms — guests share clean, well-appointed private use washrooms and showers.
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is an integral part of historic downtown Nanaimo and the greater Vancouver Island community. Offering authentic Canadian/Australian hospitality along with essential travelers’ amenities and services, the Guesthouse can arrange and book a number of tourist or adventure activities on British Columbia’s spectacular Vancouver Island – everything from sailing charters to scenic hiking in Nanaimo, to wildlife viewing and surfing in Tofino; whale watching and day trips to Victoria.
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse is more than just accommodation – we have proven ourselves as a favourite traveller’s destination and a must stop for travellers to Vancouver Island.
Book a stay with us today… we look forward to meeting you.
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