My husband and I stayed here for approx. 3 months. Our initial interaction with the owners was great, and throughout our stay, things were made pretty easy on us--great view of the castle and great location to access pretty much all areas of the city. Also, when we left, the owners gave us some old furniture from a new B&B they had recently bought, which was obviously greatly appreciated!
One of the downfalls is that the guest kitchen is quite small and is shared with all other guests who do not have their own private kitchen in their rooms. Also frequent tours were given to prospective guests while cooking. My personal biggest problem was that we were told to use the basement storage room for some extra luggage and my $400 (super great) sleeping bag and a brand new (still in the box) kettle were both stolen from this room. When my husband told this to the owners, their response was very nonchalant and they claimed they "never intended for that room to be used for storage."--which was not what they had said in the beginning.
Overall, the stay was good, but I feel it important to mention these downfalls (don't put anything in the "storage room"!!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Maclure Heritage Guest House, minutes from downtown set in peaceful garden setting facing The Grand Craigdarroch Castle! Walk to downtown, Cook Street Village, Oak Bay Village and also Jubilee hospital. The Craigmyle Guest House offers suites/rooms and fully contained apartments with all the luxuries of your home! You will be provided daily continental breakfast from 7-10 am with gluten free options and organic selections! Our guests have complimentary access to a business centre with Mac Computers & e-printer, phone for free local & Canada/USA calls, fully equipped guest kitchen, full access to laundry facility. Guests enjoy the peaceful setting of a grand living room and dining room facing the Craigdarroch Castle where they can enjoy complimentary use of WI-FI for their personal computer or may use the Mac computers and printers available to them. Both common living spaces are set up with multiple quaint tables and wing chairs where guests can work, relax, read or enjoy meals that they may prepare in the guest kitchen. In a private garden setting, guests may also enjoy the south facing patio table and chairs. Bike rental and car rental available on site. This is truly your home away from home offered to you at an all inclusive price. ... more less
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