COVID 19 Update


Hotel Blog


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We’re going to bet that you feel a weight on your shoulders these days. Between Zoom calls and the stress of what we’ve all been experiencing, you’re not alone in feeling worn out. 


That’s why you should come to Nanaimo to rest and rejuvenate. We’re a quiet port with a great community that’s been doing it’s part to flatten the curve this entire time. With low numbers of active cases in the region and lots of beautiful outdoor spaces to experience, we’re one of the safest places you can be right now. 


Go ahead. Start planning your trip to Nanaimo and give yourself a much needed break. And if you’re looking for a little more help in getting relaxed, here are some local spas we recommend! 



An aromatherapy and massage spa, Destress and Detox is run by local practitioner Brittany Croteau! In her own words: “Everything on this site relates to my love for the natural ways of wellness and healing. It’s a combination of everything I’ve come across over the years from my many courses and classes I’ve taken, plus over 10 years of experience of working with the body and understanding the body and oils together plus much more […]I want to share all of this info I’ve learned and pass along what I can, to be of use to anyone and everyone to learn how to naturally… De-stress and Detox.” 



A salon and spa, House of Kiyo specializes in making you feel beautiful, inside and out! Complement a haircut and microblading brow treatments with facials, massages and so much more! House of Kiyo wows with their professionalism and attentiveness, and will absolutely make your worries melt away!



A privately-owned spa, Simply Beautiful offers full service with flexible hours in a relaxing and calm atmosphere. Services range from hot stone and relaxation massage to waxing, pedicure, manicures, lash tinting, done with the upmost care and sanitation – they will work with you to make sure that by the time you leave, you feel great!


Want a relaxing stay in a comfortable, clean, and welcoming hotel? Book a room at the Best Western Dorchester! Our helpful staff will give you their personal recommendations for the best ways to relax here in Nanaimo. 

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