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“Charming, Cozy, Comfortable and Away from the Tourists” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 94 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
1 review
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“Charming, Cozy, Comfortable and Away from the Tourists”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

My brother and his wife were celebrating their anniversary on the west coast of Canada. My wife and I caught a float plane from Seattle to meet them for the weekend. The Dashwood is a seven dollar cab ride from the city central. It is across the street from the water and Beacon Hill Park. The BnB is a beautiful old home, and the owners, David and Michael, were the best. We took the cheapest room in the place and it was absolutely comfortable. Being a century old home, the room was not 5 star hotel quality, but it was exactly what we expected. Breakfast is served every morning in a water view dining room with 1920s and 30s music softly playing in the background. We would sit for a few hours and enjoy the food, view, hospitality and ambiance. We wanted to play cards one night after a day of exploring and drinking. David and Michael brought a table and four chairs to my brothers much larger (more expensive) water view room. We will never stay anywhere else in Victoria.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
We look forward to your next visit.

Michael & David
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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My (now) fiance brought me here on a surprise trip to Victoria and proposed on the beach just in front of the Dashwood! It was a beautiful building and we had gorgeous views of the ocean from our room. We stayed in the Cambridge and it was lovely. Very comfortable and clean. The hosts, David and Michael were friendly and informative, helping us to decide where to eat dinner and giving us some brief history of Victoria and the Dashwood. In the morning we headed down to the sunny dining room for some breakfast. I ordered the herb omelette, and it was amazing. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I have hopes of trying to duplicate it at home, but Michael did such a good job, I bet mine won't be nearly as good! I'm sure we will be back again. Thank you for a wonderful visit!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review & sharing your experience.
We love that you were proposed to across the street on the beach! Awesome!!!
The Manor omelette does seem to be one of the most requested items on our menu. :)

We look forward to your next visit.

Michael & David
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Set on the seafront in a leafy neighbourhood, this B & B already has marks in its favour. What puts it high up the scale is the attentive and charming welcome and service the owners provide. There is quite a wide choice for breakfast, which is well prepared. I appreciated that they could accommodate my schedule and serve breakfast before the 8 am appointed time. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013
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2 Thank LeslieMTL
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and posting your wonderful review!
We look forward to your next visit.
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Oxnard, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Michael and David are the hosts of this wonderful B&B and when we arrived had only been working on the manor for 6 weeks. So amazed at the great job they did...it is a bright and welcoming environment. The breakfast (so many choices) delicious and the service and attention impeccable. We were there as a family, my in-laws in one room and my husband, myself and my teenage daughter in a larger room. Wished we could have spent a few more days!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
It was a pleasure to have you as one of our first guests.
We look forward to your next visit.
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We picked this B&B because it was right on the water. Our stay was wonderful. I would echo the sentiments of those that have stayed since Michael and David took over. They work really hard to make your stay comfortable and relaxing, and the breakfast was amazing! We stayed for two nights, and would definitely book it again. Thanks guys! Tyler & Catherine

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tyler V
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hello,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property.
We both really enjoyed having you as our guests & look forward to your return.
See you soon,
Michael & David
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

I wanted to write my first review for Dashwood Manor where we stayed June 2013. Michael and David have taken over the last 6 weeks and are bringing an organized, and rejuvenated touch to Dashwood. The rooms are undergoing renovation, we stayed in the Camelot which was spacious and had a great view of the Port Angeles Mountains. In addition, the location is great and right next to Beacon Hill Park. We will be back in a couple of months...its a great gem in the heart of Victoria...two big thumbs up from us.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank glennvanas
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your review.
We both really enjoyed having you as our guests.
We look forward to your return visit & will have more tasty bacon waiting for you at breakfast! :)
Michael & David
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Silverdale, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful nights beginning Mother's Day for our anniversary. David and Michael are such genuinely nice people. The breakfast was marvelous and we loved sitting at the window and watching all the locals walking their dogs and taking their strolls down to the beach. And I must agree with Anne C's comment they have THE BEST BACON. We stayed in the Oxford Grand Suite. It is #1 out of all the rooms we have ever stayed in. The huge jetted tub was wonderful. The water was hot and the tub filled in less than 5 minutes. The bed was so comfortable and the feather pillows were perfect. We like to hang with the local population more than do the touristy thing, so the location was perfect. The Dashwood is very conveniently located just a few blocks down from The Cook Street Village. We ate dinner at the Beagle Pub twice, (Was filled with locals both times. Great food, service, and atmosphere) We had lunch at the Prima Strada Pizzeria and went back again for their yummy gelato. We took a longer walk on Tuesday and found a wonderful hole in the wall called Fairfield Fish and Chips they were a little pricey, but the best fish and chips, so it was worth it. We also caught the bus (at Cook and Oxford) from there down to the waterfront to see the BC Museum and the Empress Hotel. We used Bluebird Cabs to get back and forth after the buses stopped running and it was only about $8 each way and both drivers were super nice. We enjoyed our stay so much. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you Michael and David!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Patricia R
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your review.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.
We look forward to your next visit.
Michael & David
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Property: Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 1 Cook St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3W6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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. Attentive, knowledgeable innkeepers with an easy-going, friendly manner. Inspected and approved by six organizations including Victoria's Historic Inns, BC Innkeepers Guild, Tourism Victoria, Victoria's Finest B&Bs and Tourism BC. ... more   less 
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