- 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
Stay & Save Program
Are you interested in servicing new ‘walk-in’ customers?
Do you enjoy engaging with visitors from outside of Nanaimo?
Do you provide an exceptional experience that would appeal to out-of-town travelers?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, we invite you to submit an offer to our Stay & Save Program. The program officially kicked off spring 2010 and to date approximately 20,000 unique visitors have been exposed to featured businesses.
How it works…
Every guest that checks into the Painted Turtle Guesthouse is invited to buy a $2.00 Souvenir Wristband, which in addition to providing an inexpensive keepsake, is their ‘proof of visitor’ status. Guests show their wristband to staff at participating Stay & Save partners as ‘proof of visitor’ status to receive the special offer related to your business.
How we promote the program…
We have promotional fliers and in-room booklets at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse encouraging guests to buy the wristband to Save while they Stay. At check-in we direct all visitors to check out the featured specials online. We have a dedicated Stay & Save feature under ‘Special Deals’ on our website (www.paintedturtle.ca/hot_deals.php) for current offerings. Offers are also used throughout our social media channels to drive new business to our partners, and to provide added value to visitors to Nanaimo & Vancouver Island.
To be approved as a Stay & Save program participant you must …
Display a window sticker (refer sample photo) in a prominent location near an entrance door;
Actively ensure all guests wearing the wristband are offered your incentive year-round;
Ensure all YOUR staff is advised of the program and how to offer the discount/incentive to our guests;
Provide an offer that is relevant to your core business, is not a complimentary value-added service you provide all patrons, would represent value to our guests, is available during all opening hours throughout the year. (Consideration may be given to seasonal or restricted hour offerings – please contact us directly to discuss options.)
Terms & Conditions
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse (PTG) allows you to submit material and information to be used for promoting direct referrals to your business and special offers. Once submitted, information is wholly subject to approval by the PTG, and the PTG reserves the right to delete, move and edit any material submitted.
You are solely responsible for the material you submit and by submitting any material you agree that you will not submit any material that: i) Reveals any confidential or sensitive information; ii) Contains or links to any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, indecent or otherwise illegal material; iii) Contains any material which you do not have the authority to submit or permission to use (including material which may be protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights or any other form of intellectual property right), iv) Contains viruses or any other components with harmful or contaminating properties which may affect the Website or any equipment connected to it; v) Disguises your identity or impersonates any person or entity, including, or falsely claims or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.
By submitting, you grant PTG a perpetual royalty free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sub-license any material you submit in whole or in part or in any form. You are solely responsible for: i) adding, modifying, updating offers online; ii) ensuring a window sticker is in a prominent location near an entrance door; iii) your staff are advised of the program and how to offer the discount/incentive to our guests; iv) provide relevant offer/incentive as per description.
PTG welcomes your comments, program suggestions, ideas and other material you provide or send directly to us – firstname.lastname@example.org.