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Rosemary Inn

430 Grafton Street, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 6S3, Canada (Formerly Denniston By the Sea)
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you are driving a car, location is good and quiet, near the sea, only 5 minutes driving to Victoria. I didn't like the decoration at all. In our room, kind of "Moulin Rouge" decoration, I counted at least 35 red items (towels, napkins, curtains, tissues, furniture, etc. etc., all RED, a bit of a red nightmare. The whole house... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Arrived tired and stressed; left 4 days later feeling calm and happy. What a beautiful peaceful place. I had the distinct impression that is was important to the owner that our stay was perfect. I wasn't feeling very chatty and she seemed to pick up on this and back away. She was sincere in her efforts to stock the room... More 

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Thank 186Basia999
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Rosemary is an incredible host, very welcoming and kind. We had issue with our booking made through booking.com and we should have stayed for two nights and at the end we only stayed one night. This issue was due to a misunderstanding and while booking.com did not provide assistance at all, Rosemary was on the other hand very comprehensive and... More 

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Thank Alice S
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was in transition in December of 2012 and stayed at Denniston By the Sea for three months, during that time I truly enjoyed breathtaking views of the ocean, clean and cozy private room which truly was my haven for those three months. Since then, because where I am living isn't condusive to guests, I have booked numerous friends there... More 

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Thank fbrown414
Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Rosemary has outdone herself with a new concept of Bed and Bath.....instead of Bed And Breakfast.......Continental Breakfast in your room...........so it has become and elegant, quaint Bed, Bath and Bananna ..............with wonderful view, charm and culture.The Price makes the whole experience just right........Try it you'll like it."

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Thank BeaverJean64
Port Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

My weekend at Denniston's was very special. The atmosphere is so relaxing, the view is gorgeous, the host is so very, very friendly and the accomodations are clean, modern and stylish. The Safari room was beautifully appointed and cozy and comfortable. The rates are affordable and worth every cent. My new favorite place to stay in Victoria! I especially liked... More 

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Thank Lindaloggsmith
Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Denniston by the Sea was the last B&B of our tour of Alberts and BC, and what a finale! The view from the sitting/dining room across the water to the USA and Vancouver Island was matched the view from our bedrooms: just breathtaking. The decor of the public and private rooms was in style with the house, sitting at the... More 

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Thank Shelfords
N. Hollywood, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

As the planner of our honeymoon, it was important I make the lodgings and meals as special as I knew how. And as a B&B veteran of many years, and a prior visitor to Victoria, I knew the town boasts of many fine such establishments. But Rosemary and her Denniston By The Sea set a new gold standard for me... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

Perched on a rock cliff directly on the water. We stayed for 2 nights in the Safari Room overlooking the Straights of Juan de Fuca and a small harbour. Very well decorated and featured room with a great views from both windows. A large TV/DVD combination and a refridgerator well stocked with bottled water and soft drinks were a welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

My sister and I spent a week in Victoria, and decided to stay at Denniston-by-the-Sea because it sounded sounded so peaceful. It was the best place we've ever stayed--it MADE our trip! Rosemary helped us with our plans long before we got there, and continued to be very helpful throughout our stay. She even sent a blanket for us to... More 

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