The Craigmyle
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The Craigmyle

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4.5
#2 of 5 inns in Victoria
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Beautiful Maclure Heritage Guest House, minutes from downtown in a peaceful garden setting facing the grand Craigdarroch Castle. Walk to downtown, Cook Street Village, Oak Bay Village and Jubilee hospital. The Craigmyle offers rooms and fully contained suites with all the luxuries of home. Our guests have complimentary access to a computer and printer, free worldwide calling, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and complimentary access to our laundry facility. Guests enjoy the peaceful setting of our grand living room and dining room facing the Craigdarroch Castle, where you can enjoy complimentary use of WI-FI for your personal computer. Both common living spaces are set up with multiple quaint tables and wing chairs where you can work, relax, read or enjoy meals that they may prepare in the guest kitchen. In a private garden setting, guests may also enjoy the south facing patio table and chairs. This is truly your home away from home offered to you at an all inclusive price.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Patio
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Location

1037 Craigdarroch Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2A5 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Nestled in a prime location near downtown, The Craigmyle garners praise for its safe and tranquil setting. Many travelers are charmed by its old-world ambiance and clean, cozy rooms, although there are mentions of the need for updates and the rooms being somewhat small and dated. While the friendly staff and efficient management receive accolades, the hotel's service receives mixed reviews, with some guests facing hot water and policy flexibility issues. Amenities such as the guest kitchen are appreciated, but limited parking and breakfast offerings have been noted.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Cozy
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Clean
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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JeansAzul wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful find of a hotel: clean, with lovely architecture, competitively priced and brilliantly located in a beautiful neighbourhood within walking distance of downtown and very close to major bus routes. As more of a self-serve hotel with very limited on-site staff, it really suits independent travellers.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Guests need to be ok with stairs, as it’s up on a hill from the street, and there is no elevator...
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 8 Sept 2022
Thanks for your kind feedback! Look forward to seeing you again!
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emmajanesykes wrote a review Jan 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived after check in times and found it easy and well sign posted. A few stairs at the front and no ramp or lift so struggled with the pram although everyone was really helpful. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had upgraded me to a gorgeous suite for me and my baby with no extra charge for 3 put of 4 nights. The free laundry service was useful for me with a 5 month old baby and the staff were incredibly helpful. The owner and his wife couldn't do enough to make the stay nice and have cute little things like clean slippers to wear. The breakfast wasn't that great. One morning there was no hot water until 8am (an hour late) to make tea and when it did arrive it wasn't that hot. Lots of breakfast items missing and the young girl said she couldn't find any of it. She eventually found the eggs and cooked scrambled eggs but that was too late for me nearing 9am as I was heading out. The fresh fruit at breakfast was gorgeous and lots of variety of different jams and spreads. They say breakfast is served at 7am but if I go down at 7 not everything is out and ready so I end up waiting until 8am anyway if I want access to all the varieties. I would definitely stay here again! It is great value for money, lovely staff and although the breakfast could improve, it isn't a deal breaker for me. They put a cot in my upgraded room, constantly offered help with my baby and made travelling alone feel a lot nicer. It is very quiet and other reviews say it is noisy, I stayed in 2 different rooms and didn't hear a thing from others! Other guests also mentioned they never heard my baby cry (my jet lagged baby!) so it is very quiet.

Gorgeous decor and very clean!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from TheCraigmyle, Manager at The Craigmyle
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thank you for your positive feedback! we will keep improving! It was a true pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Steven General manager The Craigmyle
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IslandWalkers wrote a review Feb 2020
Salt Spring Island, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed every aspect of our stay in this welcoming homelike environment. The staff were friendly and helpful, interested in your queries while they kept the home well maintained. We loved how nicely the 1913 wooden trim had been kept up in the living room and dining area as well as in our bedroom. The breakfast included a large variety of choices to start the day. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheCraigmyle, Manager at The Craigmyle
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thanks for your kind feedback! We are all happy having you here! Look forward to seeing you again! Steven
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Brian Leslie wrote a review July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Could not get the shower to work so had to call. "Pull hard" they told us on the phone (the only way to reach anyone). Then the tub drained very slowly - extremely unsanitary as pipe was partly plugged and water was backing up into tub. Sink stopper would not open until cleaning lady showed us in morning when we were leaving "Hahahah .... push hard!" she said! Useless to know when we were leaving.
This is the worst Bed and Breakfast in terms of hospitality that we have even stayed in during our travels over the last 40 years. The owners have "orders or rues" for every aspect of your stay. They are only there from 3 to 6PM. Breakfast which was served as a help-your-self buffet like you would get at a "Value Inn" or "Days Inn". It was pathetic. "Make sure you clear you tables and clear your dirty dishes we were told".My recommendation? DO NOT STAY IN THIS BED AND BREAKFAST!
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Use another hotel or B&B
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 25 July 2021
Thanks for your feedback. And we are sorry for inconvenience. Actually you don’t need pull hard to open shower. Occasionally guests don’t know how to do it. We told you how to do it on the phone. Also just push sink stopper to open it. It’s the way most sinks work. We serve buffet in the morning as described. There are many options. And there is a concierge assisting guests check in at 3-6pm. There are always staff here in daytime when guests need help. Emergency number is available 24 hours 7 days. We are sorry again for your unpleasant experience.
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Jane T wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in the Garden Suite, which was beautifully decorated, very clean and cozy. Because we were in Victoria for a medical procedure, being only a six minute drive from Royal Jubilee Hospital was perfect. We were especially grateful that this particular suite has a kitchen as well as a private entrance, so we could bring our own food and and also order meals delivered directly to our door. The staff were very kind and accommodating. This was my second time staying at the Craigmyle (first time a few years ago, also needing to be near the hospital) and both times I was so thankful to be able to stay in such an incredible, comforting place, at such a reasonable cost. Highly recommended.
Covid policies: I didn't see any Covid policies on the website, but there was a sign outside the main entrance to the Inn requiring masks, staff were masked, and when I asked if staff were fully vaccinated, was told "Yes". They also said they use a spray disinfectant after cleaning the rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Garden suite is the only one with private entrance.
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Thanks for your kind feedback. We look forward to see you next time!
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Keith H wrote a review Feb 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our reservation at the Craigmyle turned out to be a pleasant surprise! This property is more like "home" than any hotel could every be. Breakfast was excellent the next morning, and the great room where guests can gather and visit or read is very comforting. Our only disappointment, if you can even call it that, was the parking which is all on the street. We were late arrivals to the Craigmyle and had to park a block away, which was not a hardship for us but those with mobility issues would have a challenge with parking farther away and the stairs. All in all, we will definitely stay again at the Craigmyle on a future visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheCraigmyle, Manager at The Craigmyle
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thanks for your kind feedback! I am so sorry about inconvenience caused by parking. There are always space for 8-10 cars just down the property. But guests have to park a little bit far away occasionally. Look forward to seeing you again! Steven
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Philip W wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were delighted to spend more than a week at the Craigmyle, which is located in a beautiful neighbourhood of Victoria. The building is lovely. Everything is kept very clean, the staff are friendly and helpful. The room we had was attractive, and the bed very comfortable. The main level (fully equipped kitchen that can be used by guests; dining room; salon/living room) is available to guests. A laundry room is also available from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. The breakfast is substantial and good quality - nothing fancy, but good food to get you ready to go for the day!

The hotel is right next door to the Craigdarroch Castle, which is not only lovely to look at from the dining room and some of the rooms at the back of the hotel, but which is also well-worth a visit. A dedicated group of volunteers has made this an extremely interesting place to see. The tour is set up to emphasize the varied history of the building over the last century and a quarter, as well as to provide information about the interesting (and troubled) family that build it and were its first inhabitants.

The hotel is also close to Government House and the parkland that surrounds it, as well as to the Victoria Art Gallery.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 2 Dec 2020
Thanks for your kind feedback! We are all happy having you!
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Andrew K wrote a review July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only a 5 minute walk from Cook Street Village and a 20 minute walk to the Victoria Harbor this hotel is worth it and more!! On the Craigdarroch Castle property this hotel has so much character, but yet is one of the cleanest hotels I have stayed in. The people working here are amazingly friendly, warm and hospitable. I am going to become a regular visitor on my stays in Victoria.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 25 July 2021
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SeasonedTravellers10 wrote a review Mar 2021
Squamish, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was pleasantly surprised by the upgrade I received for changing my original booking to accommodate their current guest request to extend his stay in my booked room.
The garden suite was spacious, clean, very comfy bed and pillows (most appreciated by my neck issues) and a spectacular view of the castle directly in front out my dining table. The room also had an office nook desk which made it comfortable to set up my work space. The lovely patio area accessed to walkway to the castle a few meters away. The kitchen was handy for making meals (no oven)
Breakfasts were delicious with choices of fruits, eggs, muffins, bagels, toast, and tea/coffee/juice and served in the dining room.
I soaked in the splendour and luxurious furnishings ambience in the sitting and dining rooms of this beautiful historic home.
The host Steven and wife (sorry I didn’t get her name) were very kind and gracious, surpassing the 5*level in my opinion :-)
The property met all covid19 protocols and made one feel safe and at ease.
I have already passed on my recommendations to my colleagues for this lovely treasure of a B&B
Thank you for your hospitality!
Sincerely
Daniela Harbin
D’s B&B in Brackendale, BC
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steven WU, Innkeeper at The Craigmyle
Responded 11 Mar 2021
Thanks for your kind feedback! We are all happy having you here and look forward to seeing you again!
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Annette M wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved staying in the Master Suite of this very charming B&B. The Craigmyle brings you back in time 100 years when this Rockland neighborhood in Victoria was the haven of the upper classes. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable and the breakfast buffet offered plenty of options: scrambled egg, fruit, lots of baked goods etc. The establishment is 108 years and dont expect a 5 star hotel but it was certainly the best bang for my buck that I could find in Victoria. The Craigmyle will be my first choice of accommodarion on future visits to the garden city.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from TheCraigmyle, Manager at The Craigmyle
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thanks for your kind feedback! It’s our pleasure having you with us. We hope to see you again! Steven
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Martha S asked a question May 2016
Woodlake, California4 contributions
Do You have a private bathroom in rooms or have to share?
Answer from Mireille
Victoria, Canada5 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes all our rooms and suites have their private bathrooms within the rooms and suites.
Debrose526 asked a question Apr 2016
Hartsdale, New York24 contributions23 helpful votes
How far are Butchart Gardens from your location?
Answer from Duffer724
Helena, Montana30 contributions9 helpful votes
Buchart Gardens is easy to get to from The Craigmyle utilising the BC transit system. Catch bus #11 on Yates street ( a couple of blocks from Craigmyle), hop off at Market and take bus #30/75 to Buchart. Just look up the route on the BC transit system website to verify my bus numbers. I think it was just a 20-30 minute ride.
Mission, BC82 contributions38 helpful votes
They have their policy in your confirmation email and a call will get you an accurate answer. No need to speculate.
Chari F asked a question Jan 2016
Madison, Wisconsin, United States2 contributions3 helpful votes
King sized bed or two beds. Traveling with my grown daughter.
Answer from Michael I
Chemainus3 contributions2 helpful votes
The suite we were in had a very comfortable Queen size bed.
Answer from Mireille
Victoria, Canada5 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi Barbara, We would love to have you stay with us but we have many stairs and we are not close to the ocean. You should contact the Dashwood Manor - they are on Dallas rd. facing the Ocean. Not sure if they have handicap access. It case you are capable of coming one day, the Craigmyle has been fully renovated and all the rooms are redone and beautiful. We will be launching our new website with all new photos at the end of May. It's not old and creaky anymore. ;)
Tara G wrote a tip June 2024
Plano, Texas28 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you are parked by early evening. If you want to go for evening meal out, I would leave car and take a bus or walk! "
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Carla_V_00 wrote a tip June 2024
Dornbirn, Austria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is a "no shoes" hotel. When you enter, you will be asked to take off your shoes and put on the slippers provided. "
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Rita S wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A wonderful old romantical hotel"
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Barbie C wrote a tip May 2024
Santa Clarita, California3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"be aware there are a lot of stairs "
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Leslie S wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Limited street parking on a week night and you can hear people walking above you. Overall average place for a night"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$200 - AU$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaRockland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Craigmyle
Which popular attractions are close to The Craigmyle?
Nearby attractions include Government House (0.5 km), Christ Church Cathedral (1.1 km), and Craigdarroch Castle (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Craigmyle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Craigmyle?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Craigmyle?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Craigmyle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Fox Cafe, Cafe Brio, and JOIE Grillades.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Craigmyle?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Craigmyle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Craigmyle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1.9 km), Craigdarroch Castle (0.06 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (1.7 km).
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