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Arbutus Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #25 of 93 Victoria B&B and Inns
Roseburg, Oregon
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20 reviews
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“Can't wait to go back!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Jos and Donna are perfect hosts! My family of 8 stayed in all 3 rooms and we had a wonderful time. The room on the first floor has an ensuite bathroom, while the 2 upstairs rooms share a large bathroom and a loft sitting room. Jos and Donna make you feel right at home, and they cook a FANTASTIC breakfast! (first day we had a frittata with bacon, muffins, and fresh fruit, and the 2nd morning we were served fresh fruit, sausages, scrambled eggs, and muffins)

You feel like you're in the wilderness driving there, although it's not hard to reach, and is handy both to Victoria and to Butchart Gardens. I hope we get a chance to stay there again in the future; if we do, it will feel like visiting old friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Brilliant. The bedroom was small but pristine and the bathroom was large, immaculate with large bath and separate powerful shower.

Breakfasts were varied and excellent for our two night stay and the muffins were delicious. The table gave us a wonderful view of the bird feeders and we saw an amazing variety of very colourful birds which had to queue for their share. It was worth staying just for this and we were made to feel very welcome.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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SugarLand, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Jos and Donna really share their home and go "all-out" to make you feel like a member of their family. They are great resources for sight-seeing, history, restaurants and shopping--don't miss the 3-ring binder of information in their foyer. For those who appreciate a rural setting with spectacular views and a convenient location, this B&B should clearly be rated #1 in the Victoria area. The rooms are very clean and neat. A leisurely and REALLY delicious breakfast at a table that overlooks their busy bird feeder, wildlife, woods and garden was a refreshing way to start our day. The view of Mt. Baker from the deck (see their website) is spectacular. By the way, their website is the best of any B&B in the Victoria area. It has links to many useful tourist attractions, ferries & airlines, other accommodations in the area....(they also are web-design/IT consultants). We stayed for three days and enjoyed Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum; in three days we didn't even begin to scratch the surface of the wonderful attractions on Vancouver Island! GPS users: be sure to enter "Saanich" rather than "Victoria" per instructions on their website.

Room Tip: We loved Room 1 with the en suite bath--great price!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Arbutus Hill B&B.
The location is truly idyllic with many beautiful Arbutus trees around. The rooms are great, and the 2 hostesses were truly hospitable. This B&B is clearly one of the best.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

A beautiful, sunny B&B with a luscious garden and birds to watch through the breakfast table window. The breakfast was as advertised - hearty and delicious, an excellent start to a day of hiking, touring Victoria or visiting Butchart gardens.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Thank you Jos & Donna! This B&B was great! Acoomadations were clean and perfect! It was easy to find and the area was very quiet. We enjoyed sitting on their back deck watching the birds and just relaxing. Jos & Donna had great information on the area and gave us great ideas on touring Victoria. Enjoyed their company immensely! Lots of fun and laughs! Breakfast both days were great and fresh potatoes from the garden! We enjoyed our stay and looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

Two nights in Victoria brought us to this recommended B&B. Perfectly situated between the city and the gardens, quiet and lovely. Enjoyed wine out on the deck in the late afternoon and breakfast watching the birds in the morning. The breakfasts were excellent and tailored to everyone's special needs, likes,dislikes and schedules. Especially enjoyed the conversations and friendly atmosphere!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Arbutus Hill Bed and Breakfast

Property: Arbutus Hill Bed and Breakfast
Address: 356 Cyril Owen Pl, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2B6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arbutus Hill Bed and Breakfast is located on 2 hectares (five acres) atop a wooded hill on the outskirts of urban Victoria. Mount Baker is visible to the east, rising above the hills of Cordova Bay and the San Juan Islands. We are located about midway between downtown Victoria and Butchart Gardens, and about 30 km (30 minutes drive) from Swartz Bay Ferry terminal north of Victoria. We serve a full breakfast and offer warm, helpful hospitality. ... more   less 

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