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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Gingerbread Cottage is incomparable in Victoria. The feel and ambiance is European. The owner, Chef de Cuisine , Vanessa von Schellwitz is truly a CHEF. The breakfasts offer a wide variety of homemade breads, rolls, jams and jellies,organic egg dishes with wild salmon and crab, local vegetables and seasonal fruits. Each room has a unique style with a private... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

On our first visit to Victoria, we were very pleased with our three nights at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Vanessa made us feel right at home. The rooms were very comfortable, and the breakfasts were fantastic. The salmon omelette we had for our first breakfast was amazing - see the picture below. The omelettes and crepes we had... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I were super lucky to managed to get a room here, due to a last minute cancellation. As we decided to take a last minute trip to the island we grabbed what accommodation we could, and ended up in this GEM! The host is an incredible cook and serves up the most amazing breakfast spread every morning.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Vanessa and Dean great hosts Great food, great location . On the day I left because it was early in the morning Vanessa made me a lunch to go. They were always there to answer your question. I brought marmalade and it was amazing. The beds are comfy and clean. Location just a few steps away fron the ocean and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have just returned from a week-long stay at the Gingerbread Cottage, and as always, it was amazing. I've been coming here from Toronto every year for ten years, and every visit is memorable. The location is excellent, a two-minute walk to the water and the wonderful scenic path along Dallas Road, with its gorgeous many-shades-of-blue view of the water... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had actually booked 2 nights at another B&B, where we were accidentally overbooked. They in turn booked us at Vanessa's. It turned out to be a great thing. We really enjoyed staying with Vanessa and Dean. They were both very friendly and welcoming. The location is nice, pretty close to downtown and very close to Ogden Point. But the... More 

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed there for four nights august 9 -12. Vanessa and Dean were the hostess with the mostest. Vanessa went out of her way to accommodate my gluten free needs, with lovely fresh scones, gluten free granola, which was to die for!!!! But the best was the warm blueberry cake, she let us take the leftovers with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I just got home from the Gingerbread Cottage House and it was an incredible stay. The breakfast is exactly what everyone on here is making it out to be. Awesome assortment of pastries and fruit. Vanessa and Dean are very warm and hospitable people. It was a short walk in all directions to get to everything we... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Vanessa is one classy lady. It was a treat to stay at her cottage. In addition to accommodating our gluten-free needs, the food was delicious. She offered fabulous tour advice and helped make our vacation special and memorable.

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Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went there twice , once in 2008n and another in 2012. I had the best experience there from Vanessa's hospitality to Deans knowledge of the area led me to have the best week away from home I have ever experience.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Salzburg chef Vanessa von Schellwitz welcomes you to her Gingerbread Cottage,a quiet and well zoned 1905 Heritage home which is an easy walk from US ferries, downtown and all attractions in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door if you are arriving at YYJ. Our reasonable prices include Gourmet 4 course breakfast, cute 1905 rooms with roof gardens. Breakfasts are very stylishly set with Antique Victorian Silver. Vanessa prepares delicious specialties like lox or garden omlettes, berry crepes and fresh Austrian Apple Strudel. Good value, quiet and great location 1/2 block from Victoria's famous Dallas Road ocean promenade, Ogden Point cruise ship docks, and Breakwater structure. Book early as we tend to fill our rooms very fast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $90 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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