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“Lovely, modern B&B a few yards from Chesterman Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Harvey House B&B

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Harvey House B&B
Ranked #4 of 42 Tofino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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30 reviews
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“Lovely, modern B&B a few yards from Chesterman Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

There is a tendency for BC B&Bs to be rustic, heavily timbered and rather old-fashioned -- Harvey House is a wonderful antidote to this style. Owned by two friendly former TV journalists from England, who custom-designed and built the lovely clapboarded house from scratch, it is contemporary in style, light and airy, with just 3 lovely custom-designed bedroom suites. The tasty, ample breakfasts are brought to your room on trays, to be eaten at your leisure in your room -- small dining table provided. The building is one block, about 4 minutes walk, from the beach -- and you can hear the waves gently rocking you to sleep. Very reasonably priced for the quality of accommodation. Highly recommended.

Carl Gardner, London

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

When I first booked I was struck by the consistent unequivocal good reports. I scrolled down for the inevitable bad experience but there was nothing. We were not disappointed. It was well located (a road back from the beach with easy access), the beds were marvellous and the breakfasts in bed a real treat (and different every morning). Both Chris and Nicky were very helpful and a delight. We stayed in the rainforest suite as that was all available and it was very nice. we did get a chance to see the others and I would definitely go for those if they were an option. You may never leave. Only small negative: there is no communal area but in our case that was not an issue.

Room Tip: See above. Go for the Turret and pretend you are on Honeymoon.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

My boyfriend surprised me with a two night stay at this wonderful B&B. How does one begin to describe such a perfect B&B? Let’s start with the gorgeous house and room. Most B&Bs are restrained by space, age, and smaller rooms but the Harvey House was like no B&B I have ever been too. The beautiful light brown wood and stone tile used from the staircase and into the bedroom gave off a sense of warmth and comfort from the chilly winds and ocean water we had been in earlier that day. The room was large and lit with sunlight through all of the windows that lined one side of the room. The bathroom had a heated floor in which I found myself standing on to warm up with pure delight. Everything was immaculate and had a very modern design from the shower to the tub (which I enjoyed). Our room also had a small stove to warm up the room to our comfort level in which we enjoyed sitting next to each night. Bravo to the owners for their flawless design that made us feel as we were in our own home.

As for breakfast it was fantastic both mornings! Fresh hot croissants, muffins, fruit, and more. In addition to breakfast we had a copy of the day’s forecast and tide times provided to us with our meal. This B&B offered a greater sense of privacy then I have experienced at other B&Bs. For example we had breakfast brought to our room for the two of us to share at our little table & breakfast nook within the room. This made breakfast better because my boyfriend and I could enjoy breakfast at our own leisure with just each other. Sometimes breakfast can be awkward with strangers (just depends on the crowd staying at the B&B).

In conclusion a B&B is only as good as its hosts. Both gracious and flexible our hosts Chris and Nicky were wonderful! We needed to leave for tours both mornings we spent at the Harvey House in which required us to be out the door early. With this our hosts went the extra mile to provide us with a delicious hot breakfast before their usual scheduled breakfast time on both days. We couldn’t have been more grateful for their efforts, because we have been at B&Bs before that wouldn’t give us breakfast earlier in the morning or at all if not at a specific time. A big thank you for everything you two do! You are simply splendid!

With so many B&B’s to choose from in Tofino don’t bother wasting your time by giving them a look when you can go to a paradise like the Harvey House.

Note: Beach Access is available from the Harvey House and is only a short jaunt (an extra bonus of this B&B).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We chose the Harvey House B&B from reading the Trip Advisor reviews and it lived up to the reviews. We had the Rainforest Suite which was spacious and very clean, with a beautifully appointed bathroom. Nicky and Chris made us very welcome and gave us good tips about things to do. Breakfast was delivered to the room which was a lovely touch and some mornings we eat outside under the trees. A great place! Would love to come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Neubiberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Beautiful house hidden in the trees! Only 5 minutes walking distance away from the beach!
The room (Rainforest Suite) was very clean and stylish!
The breakfast is served to your room and delicious!
The hosts are very nice and helpful!

We really enjoyed our stay there and would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in July for our honeymoon in the Turret Suite. The room was clean and cozy, and so peaceful on the terrace surrounded by rainforest. The washroom is the size of a small bedroom with French doors and we loved the huge soaker tub! We were greeted with a bottle of champagne and our hosts were very friendly and helpful but not over-bearing in any way. They seriously thought of everything (we were so happy they supplied beach towels, as we had not packed any), and were very accommodating (supplying us with pastic cutlery for our picnic lunch). The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and ample portion sizes to fill us. We enjoyed being only a 2 min walk from Chesterman beach and 5 min drive into town. Overall this was the perfect romantic stay, and we will be recommending this B&B to anyone planning a trip to Tofino!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My fiancée and I greatly enjoyed our stay at Harvey House. The location is excellent; a 5 minute drive from Tofino, a short walk to the beach and easy access to the highway. Chris and Nicky, the owners, were very helpful with booking tours and giving us great recommendations. The breakfast was also outstanding, along with the very clean room, modern room. We also loved the heated bathroom floor! I can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Harvey House B&B

Property: Harvey House B&B
Address: 1310 Lynn Road | PO Box 150, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three luxurious suites nestled in the rainforest just steps across the lane from Tofino's magnificent Chesterman Beach. All rooms have queen beds, fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with slate tile and underfloor heating, flat screen TVs, DVDs, tea and coffee making facilities, private phone and wireless internet access. Our largest, most romantic suite also has private, sunny, balcony and dramatic free-standing double soaker tub. Deluxe continental breakfast delivered to your room. ... more   less 
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