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Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #20 of 91 Victoria B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 21, 2008

We recently stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage in Victoria and loved it! We were only there for one night but wish we could have stayed longer. The house is very cute- we stayed in the Mozart room which was nice and clean.

Breakfast was amazing! Vanessa was so accommodating and prepared breakfast early for us so we could get on the road before 9 am. She also took food allergies into consideration and prepared a spectacular shrimp omelette. Other choices included green eggs and ham and strawberry dumplings. The Gingerbread Cottage is a great choice for those on a budget- clean and affordable. The location is good as well- we were able to walk to town in about 20 minutes.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2008

We had such an amazing time at our stay at the Ginergread Cottage. The rooms we had were beautiful (there were 4 in our party) The Lavender Room is just gorgeous. A little terrace is outside the patio doors. The Hanzel and Gretel Room is where our 9 year old son stayed and it was just wonderful for him. My dad stayed in the Klimt room which was stunningly beautiful. Vanessa left us little treats of Perrier and Gingerbread in our rooms upon arrival.

The breakfasts were to die for. Vanessa makes homemade granola, which I normally do not eat, but I found myself craving it weeks afterward. The buns are homemade. Even the fruit looks beautiful. The main course is sooo fabulous I couldnt wait to go down in the morning for breakfast. The breakfast setting is just lovely. So ornate and you feel like royalty.

Both Vanessa and her husband Dean are just fantastic hosts. So friendly and helpful. Even the birds and cat seem to get into the company. We also took the Sea King Whale watching tour on the advice of Dean and it was just the best experience for whale watching we have ever had.

We all can't wait to go back. We could not recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2008

Ecellent location, near fisherman's warf and the main tourist areas, i.e., inner harbor. Vanessa is a gourmet cook, so the brealfast is spectacular. The room was quaint, with pictures of Motzart, from her home city Salzburg. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 9, 2017
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Room Tip: chambres très calmes avec une petite terrasse
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2012
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2008
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Stayed: September 2008
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Additional Information about Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range: $95 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salzburg chef Vanessa von Schellwitz welcomes you to her Gingerbread Cottage,a quiet and well zoned 1905 Heritage home which is an easy walk from US ferries, downtown and all attractions in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door if you are arriving at YYJ. Our reasonable prices include Gourmet 4 course breakfast, cute 1905 rooms with roof gardens. Breakfasts are very stylishly set with Antique Victorian Silver. Vanessa prepares delicious specialties like lox or garden omlettes, berry crepes and fresh Austrian Apple Strudel. Good value, quiet and great location 1/2 block from Victoria's famous Dallas Road ocean promenade, Ogden Point cruise ship docks, and Breakwater structure. Book early as we tend to fill our rooms very fast. ... more   less 

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