Going to Victoria on business, it's always nice to tack on a couple of days for pleasure. We chose the Dashwood because of its location-- close to downtown, and right on the bottom edge of Vancouver Island with the ocean just steps away. There is no shortage of awesome walking either along the expansive shoreline or in Beacon Hill park right across the street.
The mansion is gorgeous-- a hundred years old and nicely appointed. Breakfast was tasty if a little off-beat-- ham and pineapple croissant.
My wife was disappointed in the view however... the advertised "ocean view" (at least in our room) was really only a partial view. Also, the room was quite dusty which bothered my allergies. A working area / desk would have been nice, as would a reading light beside the bed.
Overall, Dashwood is a nice way to experience Victoria-- a great place to launch forth into days of exploring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1912 heritage Inn offering bed and breakfast with fabulous ocean views from all guest rooms. Located beside historic Beacon Hill Park in walking distance to downtown Victoria and across the street from the beach. Eleven spacious guest rooms. Romantic getaway featuring jacuzzis, fireplaces, stained glass, antiques. Private bathrooms. ... more less
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