Vctoria is perhaps the most British city in North America, and the Cottage Pirouette is a British style B&B, meaning you are sharing a home wih the hostess instead of the American style where a grand old house is renovated to Victorian grandeur and the hosts live offsite. Don't get me wrong - the accomodations are very nice, and the family keeps to the back of the house. We very much enjoyed visiting with the other guests and the hostess is wonderful too, going out of her way to meet every need. The breakfasts were outstanding, the rooms very comfortable. One morning, we had scones (to die for), bacon & sausage and scrambled eggs. The other morning, we had the choice of Japanese style breakfast or pancakes, eggs, bacon & sausage. (She took orders.)
I would much rather stay at the Cottage Pirouette than an American style B&B, the value is much better, and you'll get a much better feel for the real Victoria!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Central to Victoria's famous sites, 4 minute walk to the beach and walking trails. A beautiful harbourside walkway into town, or convenient bus at front door. Recreation centre and shopping plaza just a 5 minute walk away. Quiet neighbourhood, friendly hosts.Plenty of free parking and safe bicycle storage area. ... more less