We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental
Ranked #10 of 94 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“B&B = BUYER BEWARE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

First tme here, booked the Honeymoon Suite thinking it would be a romantic getaway. Bad thinking. Got here and there was no one to greet us. Note on the door with instructions. Found the room unacceptable: stale coffee in the pot, used grounds in the filter, dirty towels in the bathroom, an empty plastic water bottle under the bed. Called provided phone # to learn the innkeeper is in New Zealand. Hired assistant not here. When we requested our money back so we could go somewhere else we were refused. Paid in advance for two nights. Now we're stuck! Now the fireplace doesnt even work. STAY AWAY. There are plenty of choices in Victoria.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank ric E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birds_of_a_FeatherBC, Owner at Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
"If you don't refund us we will write you up on TripAdvisor" is what we were confronted with.

Our InnKeeper, Tiffany was out shopping for the B&B at the time the guests called her and within an hour was back at the B&B. She then called me in New Zealand when I told her their demand for a full refund was in my opinion disproportionate to the situation. When she offered them a free gift certificate for 1 night (fully transferable and no expiry) they refused continuing to demand a full refund

Tiffany does an amazing job receiving kudos almost daily from our guests. We have been open for 16 years, 7 of which since we rebuilt the place. We have 5-star building and hospitality standards. Our guest reviews on our own web site at: www.birdsofafeather.ca/reviews along with the many reviews here on TripAdvisor would bear out our standards and reputation. Two years ago we were voted the "most loved" accommodations in all of Victoria even beating out all of the hotels. Over 50 honeymoons and 100 anniversaries are celebrated in our honeymoon suite each year.

Some 1,000+ guests pass through our B&B each year. Yes, occasionally we do miss something and are the first to do everything reasonable to make it right. In 16 years we have had 4 guests arrive here not having realized we are not in the downtown core and have politely accommodated them with an early check out. I have no idea why this couple did not wish to stay here. I doubt it was the empty water bottle which was missed in the far corner under the bed, nor the fleck of a spot on one of the towels which was immediately replaced. There was no issue with the coffee machine. This couple gave a low rating even in the location section of this review - a location that has been described by one of our guests as, "You live in a postcard."
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    154
    19
    7
    6
    8
See reviews for
38
89
21
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

The B and B, Birds of a Feather, is absolutely spectacular! My sweetie and myself celebrated our honeymoon at Birds of a Feather. We were in the honeymoon suite overlooking a bird sanctuary and the very first morning there was a sunrise that was the most spectacular I've ever seen. A pink Mt Baker with swans and Canada geese in the foreground with the most delicious pinks, purples and violets gracing the sky. The food was phenomenal...the amenities included, canoes, Kayaks, bikes and wonderful descriptions of the local areas of interest. We went out on the boat for a day and saw Orcas, Friday Harbor, eagles, goats and dined at a lovely marina on Pender Island. The Innkeeper, Dieter and his aTiffany, were helpful in every way...I loved Birds of a Feather and we'll be back to celebrate our anniversary!

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but the honeymoon suite is "sweet" with a 270 degree view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Rhonda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have stayed here twice now while attending studies in Victoria for 3 weeks. Both times I stayed in room number 2 and quite enjoyed it. The view is breath taking and there is a lovely shared upper deck in which to enjoy the views. The location, while far from downtown Victoria, was ideal for myself as it was walking distance to my school. It is close to public transportation, however. The B&B is close to a beach and many walking trails. The service was great, if there was anything I ever needed, it was brought to me. The rooms were very cozy and updated with a decent amount of space. I would definitely come back to stay here a third time!

Room Tip: I stayed in room #2 both times I have stayed here and have enjoyed it. It is in between the two othe...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nancy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Just spent a few weeks staying here at the B&B. Wow! what a fabulous location views to the skyline of Victoria and snow topped mountains frame a perfect ever changing view of the lagoon and all the wonderful wildlife within.

Dieter is a wonderful host and we had the best time ever out on his boat watching orca and grey whales and being mesmerised by huge groups of noisy sea lions. We saw dozens of different bird species and charming otters too!

The breakfasts were of an extremely high standard always satisfying and interesting too, very yummy!

Loved spending time roaming around the Royal roads trails and woodland gardens which are all just a minutes walk from the B&B. We met some of the local dog walkers on our wanders all of whom were very informative and friendly .We even had one old timer treat us to a few delightful moments of hilarity as he serenaded us with his harmonica all the while his wee Chihuahua singing/howling to the music right there in the middle of one of the trails. Too special

Love this place and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a great place to stay, good food,
lovely views, and lots of interesting things to do within easy access.

Room Tip: Anywhere upstairs is great
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Deborah B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had a lovely quiet weekend at Birds of a Feather B&B. I was in room 1 and overlooked the Esquimalt Lagoon Bird sanctuary. The Lagoon is freguented by numbers of geese, swans, blue herons and ducks and has a beautiful beach walk nearby. The geese bring their young to wash and drink in the small stream that empties into the Lagoon beside the B& B dock. The room is well equiped generally but also came with binoculars, scopes and a comfortable outside balconey for easy bird watching. Matt, the manager trainee provided terrific breakfasts while he and Dieter, the owner, were good company and full of helpful information.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KATHIE R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent a lovely week here and stayed in room 1. It was beautifully quiet with an exceptional view of the lagoon. The room had everything we needed, with a sunny deck where we could sit and watch the multitude of wildlife. There was always someone on hand in case we needed anything and Matt, the trainee manager, was always friendly and helpful. The free use of bikes was also much appreciated. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Room Tip: Room 1 is the nicest room with the best view of the lagoon.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Harriscoach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
toronto
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I enjoyed my time at the B&B and will be back next year. I loved waking up to the ocean each morning - so relaxing. I was there for school (Royal Roads) and was able to study easily becuase there were no distractions. Dieter and Matt were great and always there to have a coffee and chat or act as my shrink (I was under a lot of stress while at school!) Great place. Book it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank trend_17
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Victoria hotels
Fairfield
Abigail's Hotel
Abigail's Hotel
#1 of 52 in Victoria
5.0 of 5 bubbles 965 reviews
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
#3 of 52 in Victoria
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,114 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Magnolia Hotel And Spa
#2 of 52 in Victoria
5.0 of 5 bubbles 2,475 reviews
Hotel Rialto
#5 of 52 in Victoria
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,365 reviews
The Fairmont Empress
#19 of 52 in Victoria
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,426 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental

Property: Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental
Address: 206 Portsmouth Dr, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 1R9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nature lover's nirvana on protected ocean front lagoon located on Victoria's west shore neighboring Fisgard Lighthouse and Hatley Park Historic site. Moderate year-round temperatures with a micro-climate that gives it the warmest winter temperatures anywhere in Canada! Hatley grounds include a castle, Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens. Private dock, courtesy canoe, kayaks, peddle boat, and bicycles. Affordable luxury suites with cathedral ceilings, oceanfront terraces, kitchenettes, soaker tubs, gas fireplaces, widescreen TV. Completely rebuilt in 2006. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, getaroom.com, Priceline, HotelQuickly, Agoda, Travelocity and Hotels.com so you can book your Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rental reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing