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Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn

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1 Cook St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3W6 Canada
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#5 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
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1912 heritage Inn offering bed and breakfast with fabulous ocean views from all guest rooms. Located beside historic Beacon Hill Park in walking distance to downtown Victoria and across the street from the beach. Eleven spacious guest rooms with Ocean and Park views. Romantic getaway featuring jacuzzis, fireplaces, stained glass, antiques. Private bathrooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Washing machine
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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Therese d wrote a review 18 Oct
Canmore, Canada74 contributions34 helpful votes
Fantastic BNB in a great location Service was fantastic, so helpful and top notch! Breakfast was perfect! Walking distance to such great sights. Particularly liked Cooke Street restaurants, coffee stops and friendly people. Finally The views!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth M wrote a review 11 Oct
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We read the description of this house and booked two nights. It was one of the most expensive places we stayed during a theee week trip. I was disappointed from the moment we arrived. I never revived the email on how to access the lock n had to pursue this myself. . Then the walkway to the house was overgrown, unkempt. The bathroom was very tiny. The view across the street could be wonderful But the windows were very dirty unfortunately. There's a gas fire place n tv with cable but no instructions . I never could find a switch for a fireplace. I asked for suggestions for restaurants n never received anything. There's nothing in the room about local restaurants but brochures in dining room about city attractions. Then the lamp in our room by the bed was broken n the posts on the bed were both wobbly. I would have checked out but I didn't want to waste time looking for another place.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lawrence B wrote a review Sep 2021
Etobicoke6 contributions2 helpful votes
Junior on-site staff do attempt to manage with a smile but have no authority to deal with serious guest concerns and humbly request that guests wait a few hours until they confer with absentee owners. We arrived at this heritage cornerstone property with due regard for the wide range of previous appraisals and years of travel experience with B&B residences around the world. View and location are remarkable and will hopefully will survive future ownerships though the recent acquisition doesn’t seem to be going well. During our three days we spoke with a couple who had faithfully visited annually for over forty years who were leaving to stay at a downtown Best Western for the remainder of their stay. By the end of our third night we wished we had followed their example. On arrival at 3 pm we found our chosen room to actually be located on the third floor up a narrow staircase but not yet ready nor was it on second return. After an initial night of rattling doors and windows ( no exterior door screens or AC) we asked about room transfer to an apparent vacancy to be told that this was not permitted due to demand on staff workload. Insisting that they confer with off-site management we were later phoned and drove back to transfer our luggage. The next morning after a night in bedding we were sure had not been changed we were advised of their need to transfer us for our third night due to room assignment conflict. We refused then offered to do so for waiver of fees for that night so to avoid their conflict with incoming guests. Again no ability for on- site decision. Each of the three mornings of arriving for breakfast to enjoy a decent view out the seaside windows it was interesting to watch the cook sitting on the front sidewalk having a coffee and toking a joint, then coming in dressed in sweats to help serve the room. Though a large historical residence you will find no common area, lounge or library. Two metal tables and decorative chairs are available on the front lawn though we would not sit there in case the hundreds of people passing by thought we might be responsible for the unmowed lawns and desiccated flower beds. The effort to extract all possible income out of the legacy of this residence is apparent though not an effort we will recommend to anyone. (One further memory just came to mind … while leaving after first arrival to unprepared rooms the handle for the front door came off in my hand)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best seen from the outside at night if you like Christmas style lighting on a heritage building
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Robin R wrote a review Sep 2021
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
I booked Dashwood Manor as a solo getaway for myself. My stay in the Chelsea Room was perfect. The room (amazing four-poster wooden bed) was well-appointed and comfortable. The full breakfasts were wonderful. The staff was helpful and always kind. I particularly enjoyed how quiet the manor was as well as the beat being literally right across the street. A great spot to enjoy the quiet, non-touristy part of Victoria in walking distance of the Harbour.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sandy A wrote a review Aug 2021
Bowmanville, Canada17 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband & I enjoyed a wonderful stay at this heritage, well kept house. It's the perfect location for exploring Victoria by foot. Cook Street Village has a small market, liquor store, cafes/restaurants, a drug store & other unique shops. The Beacon Hill Park is amazing & the harbour & China town are comfortable walks. It's a great starting point for day trips including the ferry to Salt Spring Island. The penthouse was comfortable. Loved the views of the mountains, the strait, kiting, people walking/jogging/bicycling, dogs... & the access tunnel to the beach. The breakfast was good. But the service... "above & beyond" our expectations! We would highly recommend the Dashwood Manor for those wanting to stay in Victoria.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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USD 139 - USD 263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaFairfield
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Nearby attractions include Beacon Hill Park (0.3 km), Ross Bay Cemetery (0.09 km), and Clover Point Park (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Prima Strada, James Bay Inn Pub, and The Beagle Pub.
Are there any historical sites close to Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1.7 km), Craigdarroch Castle (1.9 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (1.7 km).
Does Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.