Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
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Marketa's Bed and Breakfast

239 Superior St Between Oswego and Montreal St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T4 Canada
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4.5
#5 of 62 B&Bs in Victoria
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Marketa's Bed and Breakfast offers a unique taste of traditional hospitality mixed with European flair. As soon as you walk into this heritage home built in 1912, the panelled walls echo a different era. An era of Edwardian comfort and hospitality, a place to rest and recuperate after a day investigating the many treasures of Victoria BC, the garden city of Canada.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Czech

Location

239 Superior St Between Oswego and Montreal St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T4 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 88 out of 100
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andrewsco wrote a review Aug 2021
Calgary, Canada32 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful bed and breakfast stay! Marketas staff are so engaging and we’re great with our kids and made us all feel so welcome. It is also just a fantastic location - a 5 minute walk to the wharf and about 10 minute walk to downtown and the main harbour. The rooms were very clean and had great character. Our room overlooked the Main Street and our daughter enjoyed seeing the horse rides go past the window.

Overall a great stay and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Andrew and family, it was great to meet you all. Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so very happy to hear that you had a good stay! Hope to see you again.
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TravelingAmos wrote a review Sept 2021
New Jersey699 contributions267 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five of us stayed in two rooms on the ground floor with a convenient side entrance. The location is great in that it is close to the waterfront, but a few blocks in so it is less busy and more quiet. The only indication that we were in a tourist area was the sound of hooves about 10:00 at night when the carriage horses are returning to their stables for the night. There are a few parking spots behind the inn and if they're full, street parking is not too hard to find. You are able to walk to many places, and there is also a great bike shop, The Pedaler, nearby if you'd like to rent bikes.

Accommodations were fine. There is no AC but opening the window and/or using the fan seemed to be enough, even in August. There is a nice kitchen area with a large fridge for guest use. For breakfast we were given three choices each morning. I tried all three over our three-day stay, and all entrees were excellent, especially the eggs benedict. We would not hesitate to book here again the next time we visit Victoria.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 30 Sept 2021
Dear friends from New Jersey, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I must say that you were the perfect group to host! I am very happy that you enjoy your stay and I am looking forward to seeing you again.
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Lyncroft wrote a review July 2022
Quebec320 contributions217 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Reservation by website works well. Prices are reasonable. No issues with arriving a tad early if you phone ahead. Friendly staff. This is an old building so expect a few creaky floors and ordinary soundproofing. All wood paneling makes it a bit dark too. I think the word 'quaint' would describe the place perfectly.

B & B is located about 7-minute walk from the Parliament on a quiet street in a residential area very close to the Fisherman’s Wharf. Coming from Schwartz Bay, hop on the bus 70 (express) or 72, get off at the last stop (Legislature) and walk the rest. Buses no 2 & 5 also run on the street.

We had room no 2 with one large bed & single bed. Large bed was reasonably comfortable (mattress was fine but the box spring?) with plenty of pillows. Everything was clean. Towels and bathrobes were provided along with usual toiletries. No place to hang the towels though. A couple of towel rods somewhere would help. T.v but no sink. Old-style shared bathroom in the hallway. Living/reading room right next door.

Breakfast is served on the back porch staring at 8 a.m. with a selection of egg dishes, pancakes, cereal, usual beverages. Quite nice! If you need to leave early (before 8 a.m.) one morning, it is possible to ask for cereal to be left out for you. Note that there is a small kitchen with a fridge and microwave + plates & cutlery. Less than 1 km away, there is a Thrifty grocery store & liquor store in you’re not into the restaurant thing.

Our stay was pleasant, and we appreciated the quietness and the good breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 10 July 2022
Dear Lyncroft, thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate it.
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KuriaG wrote a review Feb 2022
Vancouver113 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a light sleeper and always find it difficult to travel. But I really had a fantastic sleep at Marketa's for the following reasons:
The bed is really very comfortable. The temperature in the room was easy to regulate (a little electric fireplace makes it warmer if you wish, and there was a window in my room). The curtains on the windows REALLY work to make the room dark (in my experience that is very rare in B&B as well as in hotels and I love to sleep in a dark room). The neighbourhood is quiet.
Also I enjoyed the owner, very nice person and the staff who helped. Breakfast was good and one cannot do better if looking for a walkable location.
Good vibes in this place!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 21 Feb 2022
Dear Lynne, thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. I can not imagine how happy to know that you had a good sleep and enjoyed the place. I also appreciate the detail description of the room (for example the curtains) , it really helps me. Hope to see you again, I really appreciated talking to a creative person like your self.
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Julia R wrote a review June 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a night. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean. The parking lot is well lit at night and you get great value for the money. I would recommend Marketa's bed and breakfast Hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 19 June 2022
Dear Julia, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and with other travelers. We are truly very happy to hear that you had a good stay and hope to see you again soon!
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Tim F wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A place where the mornings are always full of cheer,
Market's bed and breakfast, a place so dear.
Where the hospitality is warm and pure,
And the breakfast spreads keep me coming back for more.

As I sit down to a feast so divine,
I'm reminded that life's simple pleasures are mine,
The aroma of coffee, bacon and eggs,
Is a symphony that tickles my taste buds and begs.

I'm thankful for everything you do,
For your love and care, for your kind hearts so true.
Thank you for welcoming me like family,
For creating an atmosphere that's warm and homely.

Your attention to detail is second to none,
From the crisp white linens to the bread freshly done,
Market's bed and breakfast, where dreams come true,
A place where I find comfort, and bask in gratitude.

So here's a little thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
For the joy and love you bring, right from the start.
Market's bed and breakfast, you truly make my day,
And that's why I keep coming back, each time to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 9 Apr 2023
Dear Tim, this is probably the nicest thing anyone wrote about Marketa's!!! Thank you so much! You know we love you staying here, always a pleasure! Come back soon!!!!!
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Bruce W wrote a review Sept 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic stay at Marketa's B&B.

I would recommend to anybody to stay when visiting this beautiful part of the world

Thank you Marketa for making our stay relaxing.

Marketa's breakfasts are renouned for there for fresh produce, and prepaid fresh

as you order your breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Sept 2022
Dear Bruce, thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you both, we need more guests like yourselves. We hope that you will be back next year as promised.
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Stephanie M wrote a review May 2023
Sechelt, Canada438 contributions166 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marketa's is an older home and the rooms are small but the welcome and the character of this place is large! We loved our room, the honeymoon suite, and the weather was hot in Victoria but there was a unit in the room that we could have it as cool or warm as we liked making it very comfortable. The breakfasts here are divine and the coffee is excellent. It is within walking distance to all of the harbour and downtown area of Victoria and easy walking to many eateries as well as the sea wall walk along Dallas Road. The location is excellent, the character of the place and the staff are excellent and we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 May 2023
Dear Cucina, thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to write such a lovely review! It really makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate the house and the location. We certainly love to see you again!
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JoyQ61 wrote a review July 2020
Portland, Oregon4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marketa’s little inn is a wonderful treasure in the heart of James Bay. Perfect location just a couple of blocks from the Parliament Buildings, and delightful in every way. We were not expecting it, but were pleasantly surprised to discover that our stay included a hearty and delicious breakfast each day. The Eggs Florentino and the homemade muffins are to die for! Everything was sparklingly clean, tastefully appointed, and charming in a by-gone era way...even down to the bottle of port for guests on the sideboard in the parkour. We were able to rent e-bikes close by at the Pedaler Bike Shop, and rode all over Victoria for two days. Marketa kindly let us leave our bikes safely under the stairs overnight. She and her assistant Gee were both warm and welcoming... all in all a great B&B experience. Absolutely loved it all, and HIGHLY recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Sorry I did not see this earlier but times are let's say challenging...Hope to see you again when it is possible and safe! Until then take care my friends. Sending love your way.
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Harliquinne S wrote a review June 2021
10 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Marketa’s for a much needed “staycation” break from the general craziness of the world and to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. It was our first time staying at a proper B&B and we didn’t fully know what to expect; as it turns out, we could not have been more pleasantly surprised!

Marketa’s is a lovely heritage style home that is the picture perfect definition of the word “character”. It’s simply a beautiful space, both physically and in the general ‘vibe’ of the house. It feels welcoming and safe at all times. The room we were given had a lovely amount of natural light and was well laid out and super cozy. The *only* thing that we could register as a downside is the lack of air conditioning, which rendered the room quite a bit too warm for our tastes. That said, Marketa herself (who is lovely!) did everything possible to mitigate this and we were certainly able to make the best of it.

We were the only ones staying on the property at the time and Marketa treated us like family guests, always checking every morning to see how we slept, if there was anything we needed etc. I don’t know what time she starts cooking, but breakfast always seemed to be ready within moments of us sitting down in the dining area! Breakfast itself was exquisite! I would highly recommend the eggs Florentine! And when I first bit into one of the strawberries on my plate I had instant flashbacks to my Grandmother’s backyard garden when I was little.

Overall, we would recommend Marketa’s and we would be pleased to stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from marketa peterka, Owner at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 June 2021
Dear Harliquinne, thank you for sharing your experience. It was lovely to meet you both. Too bad that your anniversary fell on the hottest day of the year. I do hope that you will come back some day.
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Answer from Carmelina J
Port Orchard, Washington67 contributions27 helpful votes
I haven't seen any pets the few nights that I was there. It is an easy 10 minute walking distance from all the ferries. Yes, contact Marketa's to answer that question or any other questions on your mind.
623Carlo asked a question Mar 2016
Everett, Washington1 contribution
Is your entire B&B smoke free? How many rooms? Thank you
Answer from NikkiB6
68 contributions58 helpful votes
As a guest, I want to say it was smoke free. It's a small B&B, maybe about 4-5 rooms?? They had a fantastic breakfast there. The best eggs Florentine and great muffins. I'd stay there again.
Answer from msgypsy
victoria43 contributions65 helpful votes
Dear guests, there are 3 different ferries. Do you know which one are you taking? Are you going directly to the states or to Vancouver?
Answer from msgypsy
victoria43 contributions65 helpful votes
HI there, Depending on what ferry you are taking, the ferry from Vancouver arrives in Schwartz Bay, from there it is approximatley 45 min to an hour to us depending on the ferry. If you are coming from the Clipper or the Coho it is about 10 minutes walk.
Denise A wrote a tip Feb 2024
Vernon, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"excellent location, so close to down town"
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Ian B wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Give it a try!"
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Linda G wrote a tip Aug 2023
Cobble Hill, Canada102 contributions105 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Their parking is limited but they do allow you to get there early, park the car & leave it there until check in."
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Colleen Hickey wrote a tip Nov 2022
Victoria, Canada4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You are lucky to get any room here in this home."
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MarieAdelaide wrote a tip Oct 2022
Adelaide5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room with the Spa"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$189 - AU$264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
marketa`s hotel victoria, marketa`s b&b
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandVictoria Capital Regional DistrictVictoriaJames Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marketa's Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Pedaler (0.3 km), Fisherman's Wharf (0.5 km), and The Rolling Barrel (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fish Store at Fisherman's Wharf - Seafood Restaurant, Nourish Kitchen & Cafe, and Il Covo Trattoria.
Are pets allowed at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Marketa's Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (0.5 km), Craigdarroch Castle (2.5 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (0.8 km).
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