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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 #28 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great b&b with various rooms to suit set in a wonderfully quiet and respectful residential area. We had the self contained two bedroom apartment which was perfect for our stay. The apartment was clean and tidy and had appliances for use. Our time there was lovely. Our host was a truly remarkable lady with a good heart, she works... More 

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

Thanks for you kind comments. I was so glad that I could add to the enjoyment of your working holiday. Come back soon. Ilona More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A work colleague and myself stayed here for 6 nights while working in Victoria. We arrived late on Sunday where we were greater by Ilona the friendly owner of the B&B, we sat and chatted and we also enjoyed a cup or two of tea. As we were starting work in the early hours of the week were would have... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments. I was glad that I could help you out. It was a slower part of the season and I was glad I could take time to show you around downtown. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Tea times were great! More 

Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a very relaxing time at Ilona`s place- Hemingways By The Sea. I felt like I was staying with my own sister. The Breakfast was full, fresh and prepared with care, catering to each of us. The location is in a safe, quiet neighborhood-2 doors away from the CFB family housing. The ocean, is only 2 blocks away, with... More 

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

Thank you for you kind words and for sharing what you found around our beautiful neighbourhood. Kind comments like yours always make my day. I am glad you felt so comfortable staying with me. Ilona More 

mariakokono
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We've never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before and this was a wonderful treat!! Ilona looked after us and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The breakfast was excellent each morning - we enjoyed the visit at each breakfast. The B and B is a lovely and quaint structure - it's just so wonderful to be able... More 

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

I am so glad I could make your stay memorable. Olease come again. Ilona More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a gracious way to be cared for! We had comfort, companionship and a sense of family. The home is decorated with Hemingway decor and we had privacy plus companionship around the breakfast table each morning. What a great way to meet people from different areas.

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

I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon. I enjoyed your company. Ilona More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our two nights in this inn. The house was lovely, very true to its 'Hemingway' theme, our room was very spacious and comfortable and Ilona, our hostess, was very welcoming and helpful. Our room, the Key a West, had a beautiful big window overlooking the street to the ocean beyond, and a comfortable bed.... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Guest such as you and your husband make my days easy and it is so warming to get such positive feedback. I work hard for each guest, so it is so rewarming and heart warming to read your lovely comments. I am so glad you enjoyed Hemingway's. Ilona More 

Seattle
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked a 2 Queen beds in a apartment that clearly stated 4 adult occupancy. After the booking, within few minutes the owner called and said the room rate is only for 2 adults and she will charge me 120$ extra for the additional two adults, which is outrageous!! She was Rude and Sarcastic when I mentioned the travel website... More 

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

I have been attempting to resolve this issue and have determined that the third party booking agent misinterpreted the information on Hemingway's website. To this end, I am prepared to return payment to these guests, however it cannot be done through the third party agent. Since I have no way of contacting this guest directly, I am asking for these... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved this B&B, the breakfast was wonderful with farm fresh eggs, homemade jam, yummy sausage, and perfect coffee. Owner goes above and beyond with making you feel welcome. She is very knowledgeable about the city and has great activitie suggestions. The house is nice and cozy just like visiting family.

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

I am so glad that I could make you feel like you were with family. That is about the highest compliment I could get. That has always been my purpose, so your feedback warmed my heart. Many thanks. Ilona More 

Fleming Island, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My first experience with a bed and breakfast, and I was completely enveloped in warmth by our wonderful hostess, Ilona! Our room was very clean and comfy, and was a short 10 minute walk to the little boat taxi that takes you to town. We would definitely stay here again. Our breakfast was amazing, and Ilona was very knowledgable about... More 

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

Thanks for the very kind review. Our last review "Let Down" was quite shocking as we rarely get negative reviews. The warmth of your wonderful review more that made up for the terrible feeling we got from the last negative review. We work very hard to make sure our guests are well looked after and we try to keep the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Reading your review is quite shock. If anyone looks at our overall reviews you will see that the majority rate us excellent or very good. So when we get a very poor review like this it disturbs me. We certainly look into every complaint that we get and attempt to rectify anything we find out of place. We are constantly... More 

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Additional Information about Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

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*
Number of rooms: 3
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