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“Excellent place to relax and unwind” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Marco Polo Inn
1524 Shasta Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1X9, Canada (Formerly the Amadeus Mozart House)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
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“Excellent place to relax and unwind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Villa Marco Polo Inn is a wonderful place for a romantic get-away. My husband and I went and found it very relaxing and private. Liam and the staff are very friendly and courteous. The rooms were clean and so beautiful and spacious. The jacuzzi off the bedroom was perfect for unwinding and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious and 5 star quality.You could also request specific foods if you have dietary preferences. It really did feel like we had escaped the fast-pass life and were in a world of our own. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend staying at this Inn over any other in Victoria.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

During my niece's Spring Break we decided to spend a night in Victoria. A few years ago when we came for the first time, we stayed at the Empress Hotel off of the harbor, a very elegant, but expensive venture. I browsed for something more affordable and the Villa Marco Polo came up. We booked a room immediately and we're so glad we did. Upon arrival, Liam sat down with us and really made sure we had all of our bases covered. He asked us about dinner plans and helped us book a fantastic restaurant (The Clay Pigeon, we loved it!) Our room was exquisite, even though it was the smallest of all the suits. After settling in and going to dinner, we came home to find he had fluffed the pillows for us and gotten the bed sleep-ready with a few after-dinner chocolates waiting for us in a delicate golden tin. Since I'm an early riser, Liam had even prepared a pot of coffee for me to complete my mourning routine. The breakfast in the morning was exquisite. He really spoiled us with course after course of fresh, unique and delicious foods. We had time to walk around the beautiful gardens and sit in the library, and upon checking out Liam reminded us that we had our luggage that we would have to carry around in town all day before our ferry left at 4pm. He even offered to drop the luggage off at the ferry dock at 3:30! He really thought ahead for us and made sure that we were well taken care of! I know you said that this experience would be different than the one we had at the Empress, and it was - it was better!!! Thanks again Liam! We hope to be back soon and will recommend you to all our friends and family going that way! - Janice and Tanisha

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I promised to review this beatifull Inn earlier, but I didn't got the chance (because of work). So sorry, Liam.

My wife (27y) and I (30y) went there early december 2012 (honeymoon). It was our way to relaxe after two weeks skiing in Whistler.

If you want the full romantic package, book this inn!

It is really lovely and the decoration is superb. They have paid lots of attention to the details and therefore it looks absolutely stunning.

The rooms were clean and spacious. We have booked the smallest (and also the cheapest) room, but that was perfect for us. Everything is luxious and of great quality, from the bedsheet to the shower curtain.

Furthermore, we got a very hearty greeting from the proprieter, Liam. He's truly very helpfull (he helped us book a whale tour and gave plenty usefull tips for restaurants) and on top of it he makes the best breakfast ever!!!

At the time we were the only two guests in the entire inn, so we got to talk to him alot and he told us all about Victoria and the history of the inn. Great guy.

The location of this inn is also pretty good. It's in a high class neighbourhood (so not a backalley), but it's still pretty close to downtown victoria. 20 mins walk to the centre.

Just book it if you want a romantic vacation (or short stay like us). You won't be disappointed.

Gunnar & Rosanne Oudshoorn
The Netherlands

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rexburg, Idaho, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went to the Marco Polo Inn for our honeymoon over Christmas. We absolutely loved it! We actually missed our ferry for the first night, but Liam was extremely accommodating and we felt as if we were talking to an old friend whenever we dealt with him. He also gave us some very good advice and ideas on restaurants and places to tour. The breakfasts were superb! Very well prepared and presented! We were upgraded to the Persia Suite when we stayed. The room was gorgeous and so perfect. We rarely heard a peep from the other guests; we almost felt like we had the entire house to ourselves. This is definitely a place worth the stay! We hope to be back for an anniversary in the near future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

From the moment you enter the driveway, you know that you have an incredible experience ahead. Our host Liam made sure that everything was perfect for our 4 day visit. The hospitality was incredible, the B&B was so warm and comfortable that we had to drag ourselves away to see the wonderful sites of Victoria. The attention to detail in the home is amazing, and I have never seen such cleanliness covering every square inch- yet, it did not feel fussy or make us feel inhibited about wandering around in our stocking feet and cozying up on the couch to read the morning papers. The food was devine as well- again, the details down to the place settings we something to behold. Thank you Liam for making our Christmas wedding exactly the warm, intimate experience that we desired. Can't wait to visit again. Denise & Steve

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Langley City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We've visited the Villa Marco Polo Inn twice now during the past two years, and have been very impressed. The location is in a quiet neighbourhood away from the bustle of the city. The breakfast was always thoughtfully prepared with the needs of us in mind. Every aspect of our comfort was ensured during our visit, from having a peaceful place to sleep to knowing a warm drink was always around the corner. The Inn itself is also very beautiful and kept meticulously clean. We particularly enjoyed the Penthouse Spa with it's calm reading nook, and large windows with Oak Bay in the distance.

Room Tip: We have only stayed in the Persia Suite, and find it very comfortable and well situated in the Inn.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay for 4 nights, and our inlaws for 2 nights. We experienced incredible service and their wonderful effort to details. The room was perfect - warm, clean, and decorated to continually inspire. We have stayed at lovely places before, but not places that also had such incredible service. I was also very impressed at their sensitivity at helping guests find that perfect restaurant or tourist location - or providing them personal space if they so chose. We will return, and will also recommend our family and friends to.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1524 Shasta Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1X9, Canada (Formerly the Amadeus Mozart House)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A leisurely game of bocce, a glass of amarone, a stroll past the reflecting pool of an Italian Renaissance garden, a massage in a romantic penthouse spa. Tuscany or Umbria perhaps? In fact, the exotic Villa Marco Polo, one of Victoria's most sumptuous inns, is located in Victoria's elegant Rockland quarter. This classically designed Victoria Inn, built in 1923 as a gift to a young bride, remains a favourite romantic getaway and wedding venue. ... more   less 
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