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Black Bear Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of June 2013 at this hidden gem which provided a level of comfort and service that many a higher priced hotel with more resources could not match. On arrival the house looked stunning and we were met by Bobby & Auley. We stayed in the Osprey room which was just amazing. large bedroom with privacy, a superb view of the inlet and a huge bathroom with separate bath and shower. Superb breakfasts provided by Teresa.with something fresh and different each day. Great location for Tofino, Ucolete and all the beaches in between..Fortunately the weather was good and allowed lots of walking. if we are over this way again we would stay here.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Red Lake, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blackbear Guest House. We stayed 2 nights in the Osprey Room - the wall of windows offers a wonderful view of the inlet; the bed and linens were very comfortable and the claw-foot bathtub and cosy bathrobes were a treat. Jay lit a campfire for us and we were able to enjoy the sunset in peaceful and natural surroundings. The hosts are genuine and very personable.

Room Tip: The Osprey room overlooks the inlet waters.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at the Black Bear Guesthouse and we absolutely loved the house with its big windows, beautiful decoration, luxurious bathroom and amazing surroundings. Breakfast was delicious and provided lots of energy for a day full of activities. Bobbi is a wonderful host and Teresa, who helps in the house, is really friendly. We would love to come back some day.

Room Tip: The Inlet guestroom has a wonderful view on the lake. We left the curtains open at night so every mo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed with Bobbi, Jay and little Auley for 3 nights and the Osprey room we had was perfect. They were full of great idea's and recommendations for our days in and around Tofino. Breakfast time is agreed to suit guests and Bobbi served up cooked breakfasts each morning along with her homemade granola. The whole house is decorated with beautiful pieces of local art and the views from the back porch and windows are stunning. You get a different picture every time you look out as the tide changes frequently. If you are really lucky then you might even see bears or wolves across the inlet. Definitely recommend the B&B to anyone wanting a peaceful place to relax but also be close to the local beaches for surfing, walking or generally just enjoying the views. Tofino centre is only 5 minutes by car so you can enjoy all the galleries they have to offer along with tours for bear and whale watching.

Room Tip: The Osprey room had stunning views across the bay but the rooms downstairs were just as stunning and...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Bobby and Jay were great hosts, always giving awesome suggestions for things to go and see. Their helper Teresa was also very nice, and both ladies made unbelievable breakfast's always hot and ready when we went into the kitchen. I really enjoyed that they care for the environment and live healthy lifestyles themselves, even providing eco friendly shampoo&conditioner in the shower for the guests. Their location has a great view and is only a short drive into town, which we enjoyed because they had bikes we could use to go over to nearby beaches. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, young and old alike, and would go back myself in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here this weekend, absolutely amazing house, so clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. With spectacular views.
Bobbi and Jay (& Olly) wonderful hosts, so friendly and Teresa's breakfast were delicious!
They even accommodated my request of gluten free at the last minute without any questions.
Thank you for a wonderful stay for our first trip to Tofino, we will be back.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Panoramic view of Chesterman Bay with quiet solitude to match the views. Friendly and informative hosts. Did I mention the great wholesome breakfasts? Clean, comfortable, nothing missing! enjoy your visit there as much as we did!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Black Bear Guesthouse
Address: 926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Black Bear Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Black Bear Guesthouse, a brand new Westcoast designed home, overlooking the beautiful calm waters of Clayoquot Sound. Offering two accommodation options, a full self catering vacation Suite for the traveller looking to book their home away from home and a simple, clean comfortable room and private bathroom for the budget conscious guest. Guests are welcome to walk around the property to view the Inlet tidal waterfront. The Bay is a protected wildlife sanctuary with river otters, bald eagles, osprey, harbour seals and if you're lucky you'll spot a local grey wolf. Come experience the tranquility of the Inlet side of Tofino. Whether you're here to relax, rejuvenate or seek adventure, Black Bear Guesthouse is your home away from home. We are within a few minutes walking distance to popular Chesterman Beach with its long sandy shoreline and great surfing. The town of Tofino with all its amenities, restaurants and boutique galleries is only a 5 minute drive down the road. ... more   less 
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