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Seafarer's Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #23 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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“Wonderful family holiday!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Seafarer's. Ziggy and John were perfect hosts - they made us feel that their home was ours for the duration of our stay. The Portside room was beautifully clean and spacious. It had a massive King sized bed that was very comfortable and our two young children slept on a small pull-out couch, which was perfect for them. Our five year old daughter was ecstatic with the room and kept telling us that our "holiday house" was "so beautiful".
The bathroom was huge and the kids loved the amazing jacuzzi tub, as did we!
Ziggy is a tremendous cook - she made a fantastic breakfast each morning that we were there - there was more than enough food for everyone, and the children ate everything she offered and loved it. We particularly love Ziggy's crepes that were rolled and filled with yoghurt and served with warm strawberry syrup...yum!
Ziggy and John made our children feel very welcome, which we appreciated - sometimes it's challenging travelling with children and it was so refreshing to feel that every single one of us was a welcome guest.
By the front door was a basket of beach towels in case we needed one, as well as a stand with umbrellas for guests, which fortunately we did not need!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back next year!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The location of this B&B is wonderful, right across the street from a beautiful beach,so nice not to worry about the parking.The room was very spacious,clean and well presented,with little extras.The breakfasts were delicious and the coffee was better than Tim Hortons! Overall a very pleasant stay with very helpful hosts and am already looking forward to staying there again in the near future.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

This B&B enables you to have an excellent stay in Tofino on Vancouver Island. The rooms at Seafarer's are top quality! Spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. The painting on the bathroom wall was made very skillfully by the hostess.
It was fun to visit with our hosts because they are so hospitable and humourous. The most delicious breakfasts are served in a nice room.
The location could not be better. Right across the road from Chesterman Beach. Just a one minute walk.
We hope to return! Thanks Ziggy and John.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This was a very nice place to stay. Great location! The beach is right across the street. Also nice and close to town. The room was big and very clean!! It was so nice and quiet there!! The breakfast that Ziggy made was delicious both mornings we were there and John made very good coffee and was so fun to visit with!! The hot tub was a great way to end the evening before bed! Thanks Ziggy and John!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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new york city
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

I enjoyed the privacy and tranquility of the B&B and highly recommend it.
I appreciated the breakfast and the atmosphere.
The owner is a delightful person and truly enjoys her little spot.
I will recommend to my friends and come back with my partner! Thanks Ziggy!

Room Tip: The beauty of this is that there is only 2 rooms, makes for a very private setting.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Seafarer's. The breakfast was nice and wholesome and served with a smile!
We will definitely recommend it to all our friends! Great accomodations! Thank you Ziggy, we will be back.

Room Tip: There is only 2 rooms...tons of privacy!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

We booked our two-night stay at Seafarer's B&B because of all the effusive reviews on tripadvisor. And at a price of 175 CAD (+12% HST = total 196 CAD) per night I certainly have corresponding expectations.

When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Ziggy who showed us our rooms upstairs. Both rooms are spacious, nicely decorated, have a gas fireplace (which didn't work during our stay) and very large and modern bathrooms. My husband and I preferred the "Portside" room, because it has more windows, even two large windows in the bathroom. The room "Santa Fe" is less bright and doesn't have a window in the bathroom. Both rooms offer everything you might need: comfy beds, sitting area, small table, TV, enough towels, hairdryer, shampoo & body lotion, coffee maker and even a small jar of candies. The only downside of both rooms is: you can not only hear but also UNDERSTAND every word that is spoken downstairs as well as in the suite on the same level that seems to be rented to a small family. Hence at around 7.30 am the night was definitely over.

Breakfast is at 9.00 am - not earlier - not later! Since we were wondering to take part in a bear watching tour at 6.30 am at the next morning, we asked Ziggy (on our first morning) whether it would be possible to have our breakfast the next morning at 9.15 am (15 minutes later than usually). This was refused by Ziggy, instead she offered us to prepare a breakfast package for each of us, though. We explained to Ziggy that we hadn't made a decision yet regarding the early morning tour and that we would let her know, in case we were not able to have breakfast at 9.00 am the next morning (the day of our departure).

Our first breakfast was okay, but unfortunately not outstanding like all the other reviewers described. That's what we had: as a first course we had a warm caramelized grape fruit (delicious) and as a second course scrambled eggs with mushrooms and two fried potato patties (frozen product). And then there was a basket with muffins and little sweet baked goods, two different kind of jam, butter, cereals and orange juice. No cheese or cold cut.

When we returned from dinner the same day at around 10.00 pm Ziggy came upstairs and informed us that she had already prepared our "breakfast boxes" and left them in the fridge. We were quite surprised and frankly not exactly happy about this. Of course Ziggy apologized for the misunderstanding and since we didn't want to fuel a debate about her lonely decision at this late hour, we didn't make a big deal about the situation.

But for my liking Ziggy topped it off when she asked us to pay the bill right away, because "she might sleep in at the next morning". I know, Ziggy will hate me for writing this: but while processing the credit card downstairs I had to wait in the kitchen, and frankly it looked quite untidy and scruffy - so at this point I was happy to not have another breakfast coming out of this kitchen. Sorry, Ziggy!

Overall Seafarer's B&B has a beautiful and very quite location, just a few steps from the beach, far away from the centre of Tofino, though. The rooms are nice and comfy, but very noisy. Since we have stayed at different B&B's especially within the last year I wouldn't say that it is exactly a "very good value for the price".

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Seafarer's Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1212 Lynn Rd | Box 612, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #23 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
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Hotel Class:3 star — Seafarer's Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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