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Monivea Bed and Breakfast

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420 Fulford Ganges Rd., British Columbia, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Not sure how I've left this review so long... I stayed at Monivea for 2 nights in July with my parents for a kind of combined Bday for them. We were accommodated in the larger of the two rooms, and I was allowed to sleep on an extra mattress of the floor for minimal extra cost. The room was lovely,... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at Monivea for a couple of nights in the River room. The room was pleasant albeit rather dark and a slight musty smell on arrival. Yes there was dust and some cobwebs but the bathroom was clean and warm . Liked the little decorative touches, the fridge and wine glasses, coffee maker etc. The bed although comfortable makes... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I highly recommend Monivea B&B. Wendy is an excellent host. Rooms were clean & Cozy. Breakfast was amazing. The Exotic Garden & Sunrise were to die for. I especially loved dining on the outdoor patio. Most definitely a 4 Star B&B. Everything was Perfect!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

When we got a surprise weekend off, we called Wendy and were so happy we could get in on short notice. We stayed at Monavea two years previous and loved the experience. The rooms are independant of the main living space, and there are amazing gardens all around the property, as well as the art gallery overlooking the whole yard.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Highly recommend this Salt Spring Island Bed and Breakfast. I have visited other Bed and Breakfasts in BC and this one takes the cake. I have returned to Monivea a number of times, and brought friends back with me because of the amazing first experience I had. My friend had a much-needed restful experience, having just had a baby at... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I recently stayed at Monivea B&B (Salt Spring Island, BC) on my honeymoon and was extremely disappointed to find that the "River Suite" was actually a dirty basement room with only a view of my car outside the window. The room was dark, musty and had cobwebs, the towels smelled moldy and the breakfast was abysmal - granola so old... More

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raven001, Owner at Monivea Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have been the owner/operator of Monivea for 10 years now. In all my years of business you and your husband were the only people that have complained. It was unfortunate you did not mention anything wrong to me until you decided to check out a day early. It was not until after I said... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Monivea is about 1 KM south of Ganges on the main throughfare (super easy to find with reasonable rates). The gardens are absolutely beautiful showing the artistic influence of its owners - a tranquil place to wander about or to just sit and read while enjoying the sunshine and babbling water & for us, a glass a wine. Our room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Monivea is conveniently and closely located south of Ganges. Wendy and John are wonderful hosts. They have created a little oasis on this island. My husband and I slept soundly in the River suite. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the breakfasts (herb egg omelet and waffle).

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Although residents of Vancouver Island, neither of us had been to Salt Spring Island. Arriving mid-afternoon in late February, we assumed we had ample time to find accommodation. Upon visiting a local coffee shop, we were referred to a variety of spots that would meet our needs. Our search was disappointing. Many of the places were full or too small.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Navigating through the islands by ferry from Victoria, we arrived at Salt Spring Island and stayed three days at the Monivea B&B. John and Wendy O’Brien-ffrench, hosts and owners, welcomed us as we drove up the drive, gave us a quick tour and thus began an enchanting discovery of the island’s many charms. Each morning John and Wendy prepared a... More

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Address: 420 Fulford Ganges Rd., British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Salt Spring Island
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Monivea B&B/Art Gallery is a delightful & charming heritage home. Beautiful gardens, ponds, fireside patio, all add the ambiance of Monivea. Gourmet Breakfasts from a menu. Artisan Gallery on property. Close to town, just 1 km walking distance. I have one room that is pet friendly. WiFi is available. No Cablevision however there are tv in each room with dvd player. ... more   less 
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