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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 #30 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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 6 days ago NEW

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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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Oregon, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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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