- 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
Nanaimo is known as the ‘harbour city’ and boasts a real working port and a quaint, walkabout downtown that is inviting to locals and travelers year-round. Bruce & Angie, hosts of the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, have traveled to many towns in Europe, Canada, and Australia but fell in love with Nanaimo after visiting downtown for only two hours…and decided to make it their home. We invite you to visit our magnificent, oceanfront location and see what other travelers are talking about!
The history of Nanaimo has unfolded in a way that demonstrates the coming together of various cultures in a way that perhaps nowhere else in the world can. The Harbour City was first settled by people over 5000 years ago, and over time many cultures have come to call Nanaimo home for many different reasons. With the incredible variety of influences contributing to the art, music, and atmosphere that make up Nanaimo, it’s no wonder that the city was named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2008.
“I came for 1 day and stayed for 10 - Nanaimo has exceeded my expectations! And, thanks for a great place to stay and your great hospitality. I would stay in Nanaimo just for the opportunity of staying here.” Nathan Slawinski - Australia
Nanaimo is a stunning community centrally located on Vancouver Island. See for yourself why Conde Naste has rated Vancouver Island the top island in the Americas for the past 9 years!