I took my mom to Victoria for her 60th birthday and we stayed at the Ashcroft House. It was FANTASTIC (and only a 10 minute walk from downtown)! The inn keepers were incredibly hospitable from the minute we pulled up and the breakfasts were to die for. When we asked about places to eat, they had a list of local favorites and steered us away from tourist spots. All of the recommendations were delicious. When we needed directions to a local hike in Sooke, they mapped out a route for us in their atlas. And, to top if off, the place was immaculate and decorated wtih beautiful antique furniture...with soft sheets, to boot.
Of course, there was also the breakfast. Fresh fruit (and not just melon...), home made scones and muffins, granola, and THEN the whole meal. It was a ton of food, but at the end of the meal you get to take what you want in Ziploc bags so you don't need to worry about lunch! We stayed for three days and breakfast was different and delicious each day.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. A return visit is a pretty high recommendation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome, please enjoy our 1898 heritage bed and breakfast with all modern amenities! Our fabulous location offers stunning seaside paths, tranquil strolls in Beacon Hill Park and all just a quick 15 minute walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour! Awake refreshed and enjoy our healthy, sumptuous, home made 4 course breakfasts. No interrupting your day of exploring for lunch! 4 star Canada Select ... more less