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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I wish I could say lots of great stuff about this place because the owner really tries hard to be accommodating and inviting. Let me preface this with the fact that we are not b&b people. So maybe my expectations were too high, expecting it to be on the same par as a hotel. Overall, the house is dated with... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. We try really hard to give our guests the best experience we can and feel terrible when this does not happen. We would be thrilled if you could come back for a stay at our expense and perhaps we can do better. Contact me if you... More 

Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Hemmingways-By-The-Sea in August and enjoyed it thoroughly. We had the Hemmingway Suite, which is large and well decorated. But what we enjoyed the most was the wonderful atmosphere created by our hostess, Ilona. She is a delightful person, very helpful, and an excellent cook. Each morning she prepared a filling and elegant meal, served with... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate what we do to try and help our guests. Your comments make me feel great and it gives me energy to get back to work after a long day. Thanks so much! More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This B & B was a wonderful place for our family to come together in Victoria. Each of the three rooms we booked were clean, beautifully decorated and perfectly suited for each family member; grandparents, parents and children. The common spaces, both in the house and garden were lovely and perfect for family gatherings. Seeing the seals, sea otters, and... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. They made our day! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in the Serengetti suite, with two adults and a 14 year old son. Very comfortable family room withy plkenty of space. Easy drive into Victoria for the day and evening and a lovely home. Ilona has a wonderfull personality and looks after you well, without being imposing, and breakfast was excellent and different - lots... More 

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Thank Kevinrmurphy
Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Wow, glad you enjoyed your stay so much. We love to hear comments back like this. It makes our day. Come back soon...it was a pleasure to have you in our house! More 

Kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The B&B is lovely, spacious and clean. The hostess is so pleasant, warm and inviting, you can't help but feel like a cherished guest. To top it off we enjoyed a delicious French toast breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs, croissants and raisin bread. Definitely a B&B I would go back again in a heart beat!

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Thank Mjsteven
Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Seeing that you feel cherished makes us feel wonderful. We are so glad that we could make your trip a bit better and would love to have you back again real soon. We love happy guests! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast! Ilona More 

Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was a charming place. Just a block to two from the sound with a pleasant park to picnic in. It was about 4 blocks from the bus line to downtown Victoria. This was a boon for someone who drove route 3 across BC. Madame Ilona went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. If you... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Bonnie and Leo for the nice comments about our B&B. We are so glad that we were able to make your stay in Victoria memorable. We work hard to make sure our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves, so when guests take time to respond, we really appreciate it. Thanks. Ilona More 

Little Falls, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Love this place, Ilona was a great hostess and made the most wonderful breakfast. It was easy to find and quite. Would recommend to everyone, couples and families, Ilona was very accommodating to our needs and we had a family of four. Ilona was very knowledgeable about the area and had a lot of great ideas for day trips while... More 

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Ilona154945, Public Relations Manager at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really enjoyed your company too! It is so nice to hear such supportive comments as we do try very hard to look after our guests. It is most appreciative when guests take time to let us know. Thanks, Ilona. More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My experience at Hemmingway’s By the Sea was comfortable, warm and restful. Our hostess provided us with a large clean suite, tastefully decorated in period style and a large balcony. The view was breathtaking of the sea, large trees and a beautiful garden. Ilona provided us with Interesting historical facts of the house and adjoining buildings. We had an abundant,... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Recommending our Inn to other people is the best compliment we can get. Many thanks! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Ilona More 

Riverside
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Hemingways by the Sea was a delightful experience. We were treated so warmly and our every need attended to. Ilona knows Vancouver Island very well and was very knowledgeable in helping us plan our travel itinerary. Hemingways was close to everything and very convenient to come and go from. The breakfasts are very good and the room cozy. I will... More 

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Valle Gran Rey, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

lovely location with excellent breakfast and interesting anecdotes of the past very delightful stay thank you

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Hemingway's By the Sea is a beautiful B&B in supernatural Victoria British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island. Hemingway's is an elegant Victorian Tudor-Style B&B filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. We are only 3.8 km (2.36 miles & 7 minutes from downtown), 2 blocks from the ocean (Fleming Beach) and just 1.6 km (1 mile) to spectacular Saxe Point Park with stunning views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the majestic Olympic Mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 1028 Bewdley Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $114 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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