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BriMar Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
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Surrey, Canada
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34 reviews
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“Inspiring”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We needed a mini-break and having never been to Tofino chose to go there. BriMar was rated well and we were not disappointed. Right on the beach for long leisurely walks and beautiful views from the house. A common room on the main floor was available to all guests with a fireplace which made a lovely place to sit and converse. Tea and coffee are available all the time on the lower level as well as a small fridge for actual coffee cream and storage of your leftover dinner... I was disappointed with the tea brand (Liptons) but recognize there can be limitations in out of the way locations. Paula was very friendly and able to give us accurate directions. She and my husband had a very lively conversation about recipes and healthy food choices. Breakfast both days was spectacular. We have stayed at many B&B's, this one is a cut above.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulaMason-BriMar, General Manager at BriMar Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, I'm glad you had a great time in Tofino! Also, thanks for the tip...I'll be sure to add a couple of other brands of herbal teas to our current selection. I'm looking forward to welcoming you back to The BriMar.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We've stayed in a lot of B&B's and this one is the best we have ever stayed in. We stayed in the loft and it had lot's of lovely touches, a very comfortable bed, an amazing view of the ocean, a cozy little fireplace to have a fire at night, a shower with a view of the ocean, an incredible claw foot bathtub, comfy robes, skylights all over and really nice local natural soaps, shampoos and lotions. The room was huge, private, very clean and very relaxing, a really nice break form the city. The house has a guest fridge which is quite handy. There is also place where you can make yourself tea and coffee to take out onto the beach or up to your room. The location on Chesterman Beach was brilliant and the natural beauty of the place is extraordinary. What made this the best B&B we have stayed at was our host Paula, who was so welcoming, friendly and warm, making our stay really comfortable and pleasant. She made some awesome breakfasts, with fresh baked cranberry walnut loaf, homemade granola and yogurt, quiche, scones, yummy fruit plates, pineapple banana bread, omelletes and eggs benny. The breakfasts were so generous, we didn't have to eat lunch. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Tofino and look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This place was amazing. Phenomenally clean, comfy bed, loungey bit where you could sit and read in front of the fire if you wanted. Fantastic hosts & as I've seen in lots of other reviews, the breakfasts were stunning. Even though we were there in January, we had a great walk along the beach (which is literally just outside the house). We stayed in the Sunset Room (there aren't enough reviews on here about the Sunset Room!). It was really nice - giant bed, plenty of other space, big en-suite and great views over the beach & ocean. I would recommend this place to anyone any time of year - it was simply fantastic.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were skeptical about going to the "beautiful" Tofino during the winter months for a little romantic getaway but it could not have been BETTER. The Brimar was by far the best decision of the trip. We stayed in the Loft for 2 nights and enjoyed 2 of the 3 days of our trip in sunshine! The Loft has an amazing claw foot tub and skylights to watch the stars- a perfect place for a romantic trip. Paula is a fantastic host (not to mention her amazing breakfasts with fresh fruit and granola, yogurt, freshly baked bread *the most delicious*, and warm entrees every morning)- we really enjoyed her hospitality and company. She graciously booked activities for us so they were ready upon arrival, and provided the best recommendations for places to eat and things to do. Our breakfasts were not only delicious- but a great time for conversation. We cant stop talking about our trip and how "pristine" Tofino is- especially in the winter months where its quiet and beautiful. I couldn't give a better recommendation- if you are going to Tofino... Brimar is the place to stay!!! We can't wait to be back and when we will definitely be staying with Paula at the Brimar!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

What a perfect beachfront house, delicious breakfasts and gorgeous location right on the beach. The house is lovely- lots of privacy and with large windows looking out at the surf and the house is tucked away from the main road. The trails nearby go through lush mossy rainforest with massive trees, and out along the beautiful coast. It was a magical place to visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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PaulaMason-BriMar, General Manager at BriMar Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Check out our new Specials & Packages page for weekly/monthly discounts and packages.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I had so much fun at Brimar I don't know where to begin! I stayed for one week in the Moonrise Room over the holidays, a beautifully appointed room with tons of space, private washroom, and an incredible ocean view. The rest of the house and grounds are absolutely gorgeous and spotless; pictures don't do it justice at all.

Paula and her family were the most lovely hosts. She made absolutely delish breakfasts--omelets, granola, just-out-of-the-oven bread, fresh fruit, eggs benedict, just to name a few of the options--and there were always lots of hot beverages to enjoy inside or to take out on the beach! The house is of course right on Chesterman Beach (~5 km from town), and I began and ended each day with a walk in my wellies and a nice cuppa. Paula helped me rent a bike with Tof Cycles, which was integral to my adventures up and down the Sound. And it was AMAZING to meet the other guests staying at Brimar, who all had the most captivating stories of how they came to visit this incredible slice of the West Coast. I have been raving to everyone I know about this trip :) I will be back!!

Room Tip: All three rooms (Moonrise, Sunset, Loft) have full ocean views. I stayed by myself in the Moonrise...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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PaulaMason-BriMar, General Manager at BriMar Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
WOW! Another wonderful review, thank you! It was our pleasure to welcome you into our home; by the time you were due to leave I felt as though you were part of our family. I'm glad you had such a great visit, we would love to see you again some day. Your enthusiasm for our environment and for life in general is superb. I wish you all the best while you work hard finishing your degree!!
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

There is so much to say about the Brimar we don't know where to begin. It started when we drove up and were greeted by Dieter who helped us carry in our bags. The house is spectacular and our room, The Loft, was amazing . The view of the ocean is absolutely breath taking. It has now become the wallpaper on our iPhones and home computer. Paula's breakfasts are to die for. Besides the homemade granola and fresh fruit, there was fresh bread from athe local Tofino bakery, yogourt and cereals. She also made a hot entree each morning which for us was a mouthwatering omelette, whole wheat waffles and eggs Benedict. Each meal had a different slant to it not just the usual fair. e.g. the eggs bene had fresh spinach and thinnly sliced tomato as well as a just-prepared Hollandaise sauce. The coffee was also excellent.
Paula was a wealth of knowledge on the Tofino area and gave us many ideas on what restaurants to try or where to hike. She is a superb hostess. As mentioned above, The Loft was a piece of paradise. It is very spacious and has the uniqueness of having a skylight above the king size bed. Thus we were able to stare at the stars one night and watch the rain another. Even though it was October, our bay window was always open so we could hear the sound of the ocean. Thank you Paula for letting us share this experience

Room Tip: All rooms 3 face the ocean but the loft is superior. We were the only people so can't comment on...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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PaulaMason-BriMar, General Manager at BriMar Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind compliments...it is so great to have guests like you come to visit. I hope to see you back again!
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Property: BriMar Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1375 Chesterman Beach Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — BriMar Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Book a Taste of our Life at BriMar Bed and Breakfast...located right on the south end of Chesterman Beach, Tofino BC. Perched on the edge of the sand, our home provides a wonderful getaway, perfect for any time of the year. Consider complete relaxation, sipping tea and reading a book by the old-fashioned wood stove or maybe just watching the waves breaking as you drift off into your daydreams. Venture out onto Chesterman Beach for a walk along the ocean, to see everything from local professional surfers mastering huge waves to whales spouting as they pass on their annual migration to eagles soaring overhead. Enjoy shopping through the cozy village of Tofino with a peppermint latte or listen to local musicians at a nearby Inn. Let us help to show you around our gorgeous piece of paradise by organizing activities for you such as Whale Watching, Surfing Lessoons/Rentals, Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Flight Seeing or Paddleboarding to mention a few. Spoil yourself with Massage Treatments and Yoga Classes or Hike the many scenic Trails in the nearby Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino is proud to offer an amazing experience for any traveller regardles of your interests. ... more   less 
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