Dean and Vanessa, the Owners of Gingerbread Cottage provided a wonderful introduction to a part of the world I had not experienced before. The rooms were confortable and tastefully done in Viennese decor (. you could swear you were in an exhibit of the Neue Gallery in New York City) and gourmet meals were served every morning according to guest specifications. At times Vanessa would even voluntarily pack a lunch when I went on day excursions.
They provided a confortable atmosphere and were willing to give detailed explanations of what was interesting to see and how to get there. The Gingerbread was located within walking distance from all the major tourist attractions , restaurants, theaters and music venues in downtown VIctoria, and they were very informative about how to use public transportation and ferries when I went to Buchert Gardens, Vancouver and the Gulf Islands. When I needed a car, street parking was easily available free of charge in front of the Gingerbread.
Overall, I would give the B and B an stellar reccomendation for anyone from the East Coast (or any other Coast) who wishes to stay in Vctoria, BC.
White Plains, NY
- 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