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Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast

1058 Holmesdale Street, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 4Y7, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 16 Duncan B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Richmond British Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

At the end of our week-long exploration of the Cowichan Valley in mid-August 2013 we needed a B&B right in Duncan so that we would have only a short drive to the Saturday Market to snag the freshest goods. Our research indicated that Holmesdale House seemed to be the right choice based on its location close to downtown but well... More

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Sunshine Coast
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This historic home is well appointed with all mod cons in heritage style e.g claw foot baths, old world taps and fittings, and tasteful bedding and furnishings. Cassandra does a fabulous breakfast and caters to all requirements including gluten free. The ensuite rooms have a lounge area to share with frig and microwave and books, DVDs to borrow. Additionally, the... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After just one night we felt completely at home and didn't want to leave. We loved the design of the upstairs, which has a beautiful foyer to relax in. The breakfast was exceptional,and the owners are really genuinely nice people. The house has all the charm that comes with age, but none of the annoyances. (The floors aren't creaky, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Caretakers great and very friendly. Breakfast super: frittata plus. Quiet and comfortable sleep. Off season. Claw tub nice! The price was reasonably valued but seemed more applicable to busy season. Cold and dark of season it was slightly overpriced.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed one night as we passed through Duncan. Steeped in history the B&B is in one of the oldest homes in Duncan. Thats not to say the Facilites are old, rather the history is visible throughout, however, the guest comfort is just great. The bed was especially comfortable and the bathroom was fully functional, the claw foot tub showing... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our stay at Holmesdale House truly exceeded expectations for a short getaway. Located far enough from main roads to provide a quiet setting, yet close enough to downtown Duncan that shops and restaurants were within walking distance. The house is very charming and wonderfully decorated, and it is clear that our hosts paid attention to minor details that add to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We really love the historical house. Everyday we enjoy delicious ,delicate and plentliful breakfast. We feel convenience, relax and cordiality here. My hostess Cassandra is such a charming madam that I will never forget her. I wish we can be back soon.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent one night at this B&B on the way from Portland to Tofino. Cassandra, the proprietress, is delightful. The breakfast was superb. The only drawback from my point of view was the steep stairway to our room, which was a bit difficult for me. But most others would probably have no trouble with that. The bed and the room... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed here with friends for two nights while cycling on the Cowichan Valley trail and through the vineyards of the Valley. This is a lovely historic home but with all the conveniences and hosted by Cassandra, Chris and a stately Standard Poodle. The personally prepared breakfast was fabulous, with all the necessary adjustments for my food allergies. Our hosts were... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have been out many times before and this time brought a friend to enjoy the wonderful hospitality and comfort this place has to offer. We both needed a get away and the hostess gave us all kinds of advise on great activities. I have many food allergies and sensitivities which were all accomodated for in the fabulous breakfasts. The... More

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Address: 1058 Holmesdale Street, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 4Y7, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Duncan
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Duncan BC, the Holmesdale House is a Victorian residence build by Rev. David Holmes in 1881, but fully upgraded modern luxuries! Nestled in the Cowican Valley, the Holmesdale House provides an excellent launching pad to see vineyards, totem poles, lakes and sea side, walk the Canada trail, try some golf and much much more. Close to Queen Margaret's Private school, and the Cowichan Hospital, the Holmesdale House offers a charming luxurious accommodation whether visiting loved ones or enjoying the abundant recreational opportunities. ... more   less 
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