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Courtenay, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My son and I were down to Victoria for the Deuce Days Car Show in his 1931 Ford five window coupe hot rod. The B & B was the perfect location for us to stay. Even though we had to leave early each morning for the Poker Rod Run on Saturday, and the main car show on Sunday, Vanessa made... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

When you arrive at the cottage you will receive a warm welcome from Vanessa! We stayed in the lavender room with our 7 month old baby and it was great! There is a private garden/terrace off of the room which was lovely for sitting and having some tea or reading. Vanessa was extremely accommodating and offered the use of a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Located at Oswego Street, it's walking distance to majority tourist sites and close to the beach that you will feel the cool breeze most days. Interior of Gingerbread is of different themes and Vanessa, the owner is very friendly and they have a very lovely decorated kitchen. Vanessa was always concern for our little bub & she enjoyed her bread.

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San Jose, Ca., U.S.A.
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in the Mozart room in early June. Vanessa & Dean are wonderful people. They are very warm & welcoming, and they make you feel right at home. We were supposed to be staying at another B&B, but there was an over-booking issue.Vanessa was very kind to take us in, and on top of that, she... More 

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Liverpool, UK
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We stayed at Gingerbread Cottage for three nights in September – in the lavender room. The room is on the first floor and has a bedroom, with antique furniture and ornaments, a bathroom with a shower and “Victoria” toilet – over 100 years old- as is the house. The room also has a private “deck area” which is the roof... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

I stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage for two nights and had a lovely visit. Vanessa and Dean are two very interesting and kind people with some very interesting family members. Butler the cat is sweet as are the two cockatoos. I learned a great deal about the plight of these wonderful birds as they were both rescue birds taken in... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed for one night while visiting friends in Victoria and we will be back! Vanessa and husband were awesome. They were so helpful and friendly and thought of everything. We stayed in the Klimt room with a private outdoor deck. There were special lotions, coffee, teas, movies, such a comfy bed, lots of great art and of course the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage for 3 nights in the Lavender room (with private deck) in early May. We had a fantastic stay! Both Vanessa an Dean were very hospitable hosts... Vanessa's breakfasts were amazing to say the least. My partner is celiac and she went to the trouble to bake him his own fresh gluten free scones every... More 

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Toronto
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed two nights at the Gingerbread ottage. The location was great, walking distance to everything in Victoria. A very attractive room with a private outdoor patio. The breakfast was outstanding. The onwer is a gourmet chef. I had a smoked salmon omelet, homemade bread and strudels and fresh fruit for dessert. I was so full I skipped lunch, even... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

My wife and I were at Gingerbread Cottage in Dec. 2011 to visit family in Victoria.. We enjoyed the best breakfast we have ever had in a B and B. Location was great for walks on the cliffs above the beaches. The collection of antiques were a little overwhelming for me. A few less would work better for me.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Salzburg chef Vanessa von Schellwitz welcomes you to her Gingerbread Cottage,a quiet and well zoned 1905 Heritage home which is an easy walk from US ferries, downtown and all attractions in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door if you are arriving at YYJ. Our reasonable prices include Gourmet 4 course breakfast, cute 1905 rooms with roof gardens. Breakfasts are very stylishly set with Antique Victorian Silver. Vanessa prepares delicious specialties like lox or garden omlettes, berry crepes and fresh Austrian Apple Strudel. Good value, quiet and great location 1/2 block from Victoria's famous Dallas Road ocean promenade, Ogden Point cruise ship docks, and Breakwater structure. Book early as we tend to fill our rooms very fast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $119 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We loved our room upstairs with the verandah treetops and birds.”
 of 5 bubbles sheena601, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Lavender room has a roof top deck covered in flowers and little fountains etc., a lovely place to sit and enjoy a coffee or a drink”
 of 5 bubbles nzmamma2016, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“choose a room with a balcony to the garden”
 of 5 bubbles B23ZKpeterm, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Spend the extra money and get the Lavender room. Beautiful private deck”
 of 5 bubbles D0niO, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There was a Lavender room that was very nice for me.”
 of 5 bubbles coryb960, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
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