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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

1028 Bewdley Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I happened upon this place when looking for affordable options in Victoria. We ended up loving staying here. It's a true Bed and breakfast with a shared house and common areas, but we felt very at home and loved our room. Our room, the Kenya room was very comfortable and clean. Our private bathroom was just across the hall which... More 

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

Thanks for the beautiful and detailed testimonial provided by your recommendation on Trip Advisor. That is really appreciated. Thanks for taking time to do this and share with potential guests! Ilona More 

Milwaukie, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Ilona is the owner of this charming B&B. She's a German native who loves to serve people. She attended to all of our needs and made sure we had everything to make the most of our trip. We had two wonderful breakfasts with her which included hot beverages, full breakfast, fruit and bread. In the evenings she has a nice... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to share your experience with other people looking for a good B&B stay. I really appreciate you taking time to submit your feelings about my business. Thanks, Ilona More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My fiancee and I stayed at Hemingway's for four nights in mid-September. It is a very homey bed-and-breakfast with spacious rooms and a very pleasant owner. Hemingway's is located in a quiet neighbourhood that is approximately five minutes from downtown Victoria by car, 10-15 minutes by bus, and about 45 minutes on foot. I would recommend Hemingway's to anyone who... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind and supportive comments. We would love to have you come back! More 

Chilliwack, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This lovely home made us feel so welcomed. Ilona was there to greet us and show us to our comfortable room which was very clean and well appointed. The neighbourhood was quiet and we enjoyed delicious hot breakfast each morning of our two day stay. We found it extremely easy to get into downtown Victoria thanks to Ilona's directions. All... More 

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

Glad we could convert you! Come again! More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've always been a hotel guy but a hastily planned trip to Victoria left me short on hotel options and looking elsewhere. I found Hemingway's while flipping through available accommodations for the three days I'd be in town and figured one should stay in a B&B at least once in their life. I'm glad I did. Clean, cozy and welcoming,... More 

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

Glad that your positive experience has converted you to considering B&B's. We think we provide a great service so we are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here on a recommendation from one of her friends who had stayed a few years previously. We found the out of the way location to be fantastic and a true taste of Victoria. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Victoria!

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

thanks for your kind comments...glad to hear we met the recommendation! More 

Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed in the Hemingway suite. It had a fabulous king size bed, balcony and large two person tub. A friend traveled with us and the pull out was not comfortable but rarely pull outs are. I found it homey because the bath amenities were refilled with home supplies but I didn't mind. I liked the liquid tub soap it... 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 and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

I was really disheartened to hear your comments about my B&B. As you can see from all the other TripAdvisor comments my ratings are good to excellent, so if I did not provide you with the experience you describe, then I am truly sorry. I know from experience that it is hard to satisfy everyone but I do try my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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 

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