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“A wonderful experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1874 West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W3, Canada   |  
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
1 review
“A wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We recently traveled on a 30 day trip to the Northwest of the US, and the last two weeks were spent in Alberta and BC Canada. We were so very fortunate to have booked in advance for the last six nights of our journey this wonderful B&B! It was the perfect ending to our trip of a lifetime! One could ask for nothing more from our wonderful hosts Della and Kevin! They provided everything that anyone could want or need from any hotel motel or a B&B! You could go to the finest hotel and not find a better breakfast than Della prepares for her guests. They have a beautiful home and a perfect spot for their B&B. The last morning there, Della had a few muffins left over and surprised us with them wrapped and in a special box for us to take on the last part of our trip, a ferry ride back to the US and the flight home to North Carolina from Seattle. Thank you so much Della and Keven for making the last 6 days of our trip so very special. You two are the best!

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  • Stayed July 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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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thank you for staying with us - I believe the pleasure was all ours! It is guests like you that makes owning a B&B so special!
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Vancouver BC
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
75 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I stayed for only one night at the Dragonfly Dock, but I wish it had been longer. My stay was incredibly comfortably and relaxing - I have never slept so well!

Della and her family are friendly and accommodating hosts. Della was incredibly responsive from booking through to the end of my stay. The house, the suites and the garden are impeccably maintained, and the attention to detail is remarkable. You can really feel the owner's care for their home and it is a joy to share in it.

The guest suites are large, well-appointed and incredibly clean, and there is even a guest lounge and a separate entry. The highlight, though, was the incredible breakfast and Nespresso! Della was amazing around some quirky dietary requirements (gluten free) and the breakfast was delicious.

I would not hesitate to book again or to recommend the Dragonfly dock. It is a perfect B&B - comfortable with all the amenities of your own home, amazing hosts, relaxing location and great breakfast!

Room Tip: Moose Lodge has a private washroom, whereas the other two share a washroom.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thanks for your great comments. We are always happy to support dietary restrictions where possible, and to be flexible in supporting our guests that are here for various activities in the area. Please do come again and stay longer - we will have the Nespresso ready to go! Della
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We have at in a number of b&b's in this area over the last 5 years. We wish we had of choosen this first because it would have been the only place we stayed. Great room, host, and food it has the WOW factor. We'll definately go back.

  • Stayed May 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thanks for your lovely comments. We enjoyed having you visit us, and only wished you could have stayed longer! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area.
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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

It's remarkably challenging to find a B&B that truly offers both great accommodation and a good breakfast, but count Dragonfly Dock as part of the select group that does. 
 
Nestled above the West shore of Shawnigan  Lake, this B&B consists of three tastefully appointed rooms comprising the lower portion of a large two level home. Some rooms include ensuite bathrooms but all have access to a large games room with pool table and television facilities, an outdoor lake view hot tub , and separate guest entrance. The overall theme of the accommodations is upscale rustic, which works well with both the rest of the property and the general locale. 

Della is the genial and helpful hostess and is very knowledgable about the local area. Breakfasts are served  upstairs in the spacious, airy dining area and are a pleasure to wake up to.  Breakfast over two mornings consisted of various yogurts with fresh fruit, warm apple strudel, French toast, crepes, ham, sausages and a variety of juices, teas and coffees. But Della also takes care to accommodate her guests individual tastes and dietary restrictions. 

If you are visiting the area and are looking for a temporary hideaway with a touch of refinement, be sure to check out the Dragonfly Dock.  

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 30, 2011
Thanks so much for your kind words. We sincerely enjoyed having you join us, and for the stimulating breakfast conversation. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We have been around the world several times, and this has been the best overnight stay that we have ever had! Della's B&B is spotless and relaxing. A real personal touch throughout that reflects pride of owership. Her breakfast is second to none! You won't go away hungry here. We highly recommend the Salmon Eggs Benedict. Our only disapointment is that we could only stay one night. When we come back to this area, we will gladly go out of our way to stay here! Five stars all the way!

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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Thanks for you kind remarks and yes we would love for you to come back and stay for awhile. The pictures are great!
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Having travelled all over the world but often confined ourselves to fancy hotels, we had chosen to lodge at the Dragonfly Dock B&B because we could not find a "high class" hotel in the area. But as soon as we called Della for the booking, we were instantly charmed. Staying at the B&B made us discover the little and big things one misses by staying in large, often impersonal hotels. We were cared for as if we have known the Lawrences for ever and we got all the help and support we needed to make our son settle in his new school. We went as visitors and left as family friends. It is a relationship we will jealously guard and surely we can't wait to get back...for us, it is a home away from home.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DragonflyDock, Owner at Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
It was our pleasure to have you and our family as our guests. We are always happy to help the new students coming to the area to make sure they have a great start to their new adventure. We look forward to your next visit to Canada!
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thornhill
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

No surprise that Dragonfly has moved up to #1 status. Della works hard to make sure guests feel at home. We stayed in the "Moose Lodge". The room was impeccably clean. The bed was so comfortable. The accessories are all "Tommy" and "Ralph". The breakfasts seriously challenged our diets. No need for lunch. The dock is a relaxing spot to relax with a good book.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1874 West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Shawnigan Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Shawnigan Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax at our private, forested, lakefront one acre bed and breakfast. Located on Shawnigan Lake's waterfront and backing on to the Trans Canada Trail for hiking or cycling, there are three guest rooms to serve your needs -1 King with ensuite, 2 Queen with shared bath. Plush guest robes, hairdryers, internet access and quality amenities available. All guests have access to the outdoor hot tub, guest lounge with pool table, fridge, microwave, coffee and tea and more. Incredible Views, Delicious Breakfasts, Warm Hospitality! ... more   less 
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