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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1028 Bewdley Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
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Ranked #24 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the owner of this B&B tried very hard to accommodate us, we were extremely let down and felt misled by the website. We expected to see lots of old world charm in this place and knew that it wasn't going to be 'new', but we didn't expect there to be outdated carpeting throughout and a dirty odour. Everything seemed... More

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Oregon, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent very wonderful time for staying. We got a lot of advices for sight seeing from host. It was very helpfull for us. We want to stay next time . Also we want to recommend this B&B for my friend or family.

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hemingwaysbythesea, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay and that I had a small part in making your trip memorable. I look forward to your return. Ilona More

Oceanside, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a nice house situated in a residential neighborhood. Ilona is a very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful hostess. The breakfasts she cooks are good and substantial. Just be aware that the location is fairly far away from town (we did walk it, but it is a very long walk) and this is not really a bed and breakfast per se,... More

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hemingwaysbythesea, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. I try hard to make sure every customer enjoys their stay and gets what they need to make their visit enjoyable. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and stayed there for the last two nights of our visit to the Island. It was a very nice and relaxing place to stay. Ilona was a great hostess who was a delight to talk to and provided great breakfasts.

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hemingwaysbythesea, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. I am glad your found our place relaxing. I try to make it that way and so it is nice to hear that it is working. I also take pride in my breakfasts, so it is great to hear that they are enjoyed. Come back again. Ilona More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I came here for my birthday week and it was so relaxing. The B&B was right by a beach/ park called Macauley Park, so it was nice that the beach was right there. The B&B was in a very quiet neighbourhood which was nice b/c we're from a busy city. The owners were so nice and quirky... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed your birthday week. We are happy we could help make it better. That is our job, so it is really nice to get the feedback. Come back again. More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My friend and I booked our weekend stay at Hemingway's via Hotels.com where we paid $178/night plus tax for the 2 bedroom apartment (named as The Lion's Den on Hemingway's own personal website). Upon arrival, we were disappointed to find that the property was not quite as pictured on the websites (hotels.com and hemingway's own site). Although we were greeted... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you are disappointed in your stay with us. Your booking came through from Hotels.com and it was for one room for two people. When you arrived, for some reason you thought you had booked two rooms. So, to accommodate your needs, I gave you a very special rate on the two rooms. If you had... More

Redmond, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were celebrating our 35th anniversary with a trip to Vancouver Island. Hemingway's-by-the-Sea was our first stop. We stayed four nights. My husband and I have been staying in Bed and Breakfasts for almost 30 years. Ilona stands far and above any of the innkeepers we've met. We stayed in the Key West room. Waiting for us was an anniversary... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind words. We are oh so glad that we could make your anniversary a bit more special. Ilona and Nicole More

Port Townsend, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We just returned home yesterday from our three night honeymoon stay at the Hemingway's by the Sea, staying in the Hemingway Suite. From the stained glass mermaid window and mirror in the bathroom, complete with two shower heads and a large garden tub made of marble; to the partial canopied extremely comfortable king size bed; to the personal balcony; to... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

The Hemingway Suite was made for Honeymooners. Thanks Annie for you kind comments. We really enjoyed having you at Hemingway's. Have a great life together. Ilona and Nicole. More

Colfax, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is why we love bed & breakfasts! Our room was clean and comfortable, and we slept really well! The hostess was delightful and very accommodating. She tried very hard to meet our every need for comfort, schedule, and help. It was relaxing and lovely. We stayed in the Kenya room. The bed was extremely comfortable. The large (private) bathroom... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Beth for the kind remarks. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again! More

Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was our first B & B experience so I was anxious that my husband enjoy it (he seemed uncomfortable being in a house rather than a hotel). We booked the Hemingway's Suite which was enormous. It had a new king-size bed that was the best bed I had found in a hotel ever! There is a large soaking tub... More

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Linda for the kind remarks. We are so glad we could help convert your husband to the Bed and Breakfast experience. There is nothing like it in hotels. More

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Address: 1028 Bewdley Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
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Hemingway's By the Sea is a beautiful B&B in supernatural Victoria British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island. Hemingway's is an elegant Victorian Tudor-Style B&B filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. We are only 3.8 km (2.36 miles & 7 minutes from downtown), 2 blocks from the ocean (Fleming Beach) and just 1.6 km (1 mile) to spectacular Saxe Point Park with stunning views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the majestic Olympic Mountains. ... more   less 
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