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Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
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Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #22 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed there for four nights august 9 -12. Vanessa and Dean were the hostess with the mostest. Vanessa went out of her way to accommodate my gluten free needs, with lovely fresh scones, gluten free granola, which was to die for!!!! But the best was the warm blueberry cake, she let us take the leftovers with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I just got home from the Gingerbread Cottage House and it was an incredible stay. The breakfast is exactly what everyone on here is making it out to be. Awesome assortment of pastries and fruit. Vanessa and Dean are very warm and hospitable people. It was a short walk in all directions to get to everything we... More

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Kennewick, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vanessa is one classy lady. It was a treat to stay at her cottage. In addition to accommodating our gluten-free needs, the food was delicious. She offered fabulous tour advice and helped make our vacation special and memorable.

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Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went there twice , once in 2008n and another in 2012. I had the best experience there from Vanessa's hospitality to Deans knowledge of the area led me to have the best week away from home I have ever experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I came to stay at Vanessa's with my mother for the weekend. We showed up little early, as we had taken an earlier ferry. Vanessa was so wonderful in allowing us to check in early, had a cozy house, and gave us directions. Her breakfast was beyond fabulous and the best part of our trip. Very welcoming and comforting and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage regularly since I discovered it online about 10 years ago. I have stayed by myself, with my husband and with my children. Vanessa and Dean have become friends and we would not dream of a trip to Vancouver Island without staying at the Cottage. The location is wonderful, within walking distance of both... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I felt compelled to write a review after reading the "double booked" one. We have stayed at The Gingerbread Cottage a few times and have always enjoyed our stay. We are a family of five and Vanessa made sure we all had our own rooms, we felt very comfortable, and well fed. Walking distance to downtown and the ocean. Unfortunately... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The owners Vanessa and Dean bend over backwards to please their clientele. The breakfasts Vanessa serves are three course, homemade strudel, buns, bread.....fresh made every morning. Yogurt, cheeses, fruits, I could go on and on. Then comes the hot breakfast. I have stayed in many B&B's and have NEVER experienced such delicious gourmet food.....seafood omelettes, crepes, fresh bacon or sausages,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had booked two rooms in March/13 for July/13 but when we got there discovered that Vanessa had the rooms already occupied. She was very apologetic and refunded my payment in cash and called another B&B in the area and luckily, we were able to go there for 2 nights. I had read great reviews about the Gingerbread B&B, especially... More

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capitolcity, Owner at Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I remember the incident well, as during the 20 years of having the Gingerbread Cottage B&B we only had two double bookings, which is almost un-heard of in the Hospitality business (I know, as I am in the Hospitality Industry for almost 40 years). You were very gracious about the situation. I refunded you in... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Gingerbread house is definitely a great description for Vanessa's well-run B&B. Rooms are well-sized, furnished in theme, and tidy. It is all topped though by a very warm and personal welcome, and a veritably huge breakfast, with delicious and authentic Austrian and German treats. Having to miss breakfast the second day, we were packed with a generous and tasty lunch... More

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Address: 59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Salzburg chef Vanessa von Schellwitz welcomes you to her Gingerbread Cottage,a quiet and well zoned 1905 Heritage home which is an easy walk from US ferries, downtown and all attractions in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door if you are arriving at YYJ. Our reasonable prices include Gourmet 4 course breakfast, cute 1905 rooms with roof gardens. Breakfasts are very stylishly set with Antique Victorian Silver. Vanessa prepares delicious specialties like lox or garden omlettes, berry crepes and fresh Austrian Apple Strudel. Good value, quiet and great location 1/2 block from Victoria's famous Dallas Road ocean promenade, Ogden Point cruise ship docks, and Breakwater structure. Book early as we tend to fill our rooms very fast. ... more   less 
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