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.
- 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