- 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
ESL - Cultural Travel Excursions
For ESL students studying in British Columbia, a weekend jaunt or a week-long trip to Vancouver Island is a must-do trip. The city of Nanaimo is a small, quaint and friendly seaside city – which welcomes international visitors from around the world. It is a great place to practice newly learning English language skills, and you will leave with memories for a lifetime.
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse offers affordable, safe and centralized accommodation with a reputation for hosting international travel groups.
Our large communal living area with fireplace, lounge and games area is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of lectures and school excursions. Our free use, well-equipped open plan kitchen is perfect for budget conscious weekend breaks – allowing you to take in the city without incurring the high cost of restaurant meals and fast food. Meet like-minded youth from all over the globe and share your own experiences with others.
You may arrive as a guest but you will surely leave as a friend!
Getting to Nanaimo is easy from Vancouver or other points on Vancouver Island. Once here, there is so much to do and see! If you are wondering what to do once you arrive, let us help arrange activities and cultural events.
While you are planning your ESL excursion trip to Nanaimo, BC call us today and learn about the Painted Turtle Guesthouse’s affordable and friendly accommodation, room types and affordable room rates.
ESL Classes available through the Painted Turtle Guesthouse
The Painted Turtle Guesthouse has partnered with some of the most reputable institutions and trainers to provide a unique ESL experience on Vancouver Island. Please contact the following partners directly for program pricing and availability, plus course descriptions for 1 week, 2 week and multi-week options.
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