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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

3.0 of 5
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1028 Bewdley Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Ranked #24 of 112 Victoria B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Masterton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We booked this B & B back in December 2014 for three nights, after reading some of the very good reviews on TripAdvisor and seeing the very nice room pictures. We booked through TripAdvisor and paid online. We were looking forward to our stay in Victoria. Ilona greeted us warmly enough when we arrived, however, soon her attitude changed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited for a few days. Ilona was a very gracious hostess! She is very knowledgeable about the area and gave great tourist tips. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. Had a wonderful time!

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Your review made my day. Thanks for all your kind comments. More 

Bothell, Washington
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely two story b an b in an older neighborhood about one half mile from beach park. The unit was very large and cozy with amenities you don't bormally find in b an b's. The owner was very gracious and helpful.

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

So glad you enjoyed my B&B. Come back soon! More 

Woodstock, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Hemminway suite - and it was perfect. Elona is a lovely hostess, with her smiles , positive thoughts . She shared her knowledge of the area with us. We would definitely return to the Hemminsway by the sea b&b.

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

Do come back! Thanks for the positive feedback...it feels so good to be appreciated! Ilona More 

Alameda, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After some research, I picked Hemingway's By the Sea for a weekend getaway; it certainly fit the bill for a wonderful base for exploring Victoria. Ilona greeted us with tea and cookies and, after settling us in, gave us a hand-annotated map and some wonderful advice on parking and nightlife. The B-and-B is outside of the city (in a residential... More 

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

Thats for your wonderful and detailed comments about me and my Bed and Breakfast. You are so kind. More 

Denton, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Ilona was fabulous at helping us plan our day. She was very flexible with breakfast time and was a very good cook! We stayed six days and were made to feel as a member of her family. Wait until you get there to make reservations for popular activities. Ilona's knowledge will ensure that you get the most Victoria has to... More 

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

Thanks for you kind comments. I pride myself on my breakfast, so comments like yours always make me feel great! You made my day! More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Needed a place to stay last minute on a long weekend and managed to get an amazing room here. The wonderful host brought us in immediately and prepared us some tea and snacks as we settled in. Could not have asked for a more beautfiul place to stay for the night.

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

I am so glad we were able to provide you with a room that you enjoyed so much. Please come bac again. Ilona More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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87 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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