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Birdwatch Retreat

970 Arundel Drive, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 2C3, Canada
Birdwatch Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When booking for our recent trip to Victoria I searched B&Bs and read all the reviews. We chose Birdwatch Retreat based on the magnificent reviews on tripadvisor. Unfortunately we can't give it the same review and wondered if we were even staying in the same place. We found the facility to be very tired. It is roomy but there were... More 

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Bolney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed for 1 night in the Hummingbird Suite which is a very spacious bedroom, full bathroom and has its own sitting room and deck/balcony overlooking an inlet. B&B is easy to find and is well located to drive to downtown Victoria within 10-15 minutes.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This house is GORGEOUS, relaxing, SUPER clean, a real museum and the cherry on the cake is this lovely couple whom own the spot. No words to describe how beautiful is the washroom and terrific is the fresh breakfast with some homemade cakes. HIGHLY recommended to everyone.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My partner and I had our first B&B experience here last week. Gini and Roger are very charming people, and their home is beautiful. We stayed in the Hummingbird Suite. The room was nice, comfortable, and relaxing. The deck has a great view of the water, and the sitting room is another bonus. Gini is a great artist, and her... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at several B&Bs on Vancouver Island and numerous others in the US. Birdwatch Retreat is top notch. The Hummingbird gives two rooms plus a nice porch with a beautiful view out over the water. Wireless and the TV in the sitting room were useful, although we only checked weather on the TV. Breakfast was a scrumptious feast every... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

POSITIVES: <1> Absolutely delicious breakfasts! Over the course of three mornings, we had three plentiful and tasty dishes: quiche, eggs benedict and sausage pie (my favorite). We were also served fresh-baked breads/pastries each morning, along with fresh fruit and yogurt dishes. <2> Very friendly hosts. Helpful and kind. Even the pooch had great manners and was very welcoming! <3> Spacious... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A beautiful B&B - one of the best in BC! Gini and Roger are wonderful hosts, the ranch-style-breakfast ist delicious and in the house it's an very relaxing atmosphere. All you need for a perfect stay. At the waterfront of the house did otters playing and blue herons catched their fish. The two rooms of the hummingbird suite are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed at Birdwatch retreat for three nights as part of a business trip. We could not have been happier - so much better than staying in a hotel. Breakfast was delicious and a great way to start the work day. The rooms are large and very comfortable with separate sitting areas that look out over the water. We will... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Gini was so accommodating - happy to fill us in on local history and best places for cycling, hiking and eating. One of the features of our room was a beautiful balcony with sunset views. Would definitely recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in this lovely retreat. Gini and Roger made the place feel like a home away from home. The rooms were comfortable and luxurious, the balcony a nice place to relax, and the sitting room was comfortable. However, it was breakfast that really sold me on the place. Every morning we were greeted by a breakfast... More 

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