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Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #30 of 92 Victoria B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Across the Bay is a superb B&B in Victoria's West Bay with an attractive walkway & ferry to downtown Victoria. Sue & Zen, so friendly & helpful, are the perfect hosts and the breakfast creations are to be admired as well as enjoyed. It is located in a most attractive setting away from the hustle & bustle of Victoria itself but within easy reach. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I booked this Inn primarily based on other tripadvisor reviews, and the great price compared w/ other hotels/inns in Victoria. I was really happy with the rooms, the food was delicious (and there's tons of it...you won't go hungry here). Sue and Zen are warm, charming, open hosts who make you feel right at home. There's no awkward conversation that maybe you might fear staying in a B&B. Sue gave us a wonderful overview of the area, a little history lesson, a ton of restaurant recommendations, and you basically feel like you have a "home" to come back to each day. I really liked my room - ground floor w/ a great spa tub, a really comfy bed, and fresh-made cookies in the room. My mom had a room with a sitting area, fireplace, and a king bed. The rooms are spacious, there's lots of good storage should you need it. I loved that you can walk from the back of the property to visit the floating homes, and you have a great view of the city of Victoria (as you are, in fact, across the Harbour from downtown Victoria). You can walk a seaside path all along from the Inn to the wharf/Inner Harbour. It's not a short walk, but nice and long, full of lovely people walking their dogs, jogging, and otherwise enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I would not stay any place else should I get a chance to return to this lovely island.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at Across the Harbour a week ago and absolutely loved it! Sue and Zen were wonderful and made us feel so at home. They gave us great suggestions on what to see in Victoria and where to eat dinners.

The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Sue is a culinary artist! You have to sit down in the quaint sunroom each morning and see what she places in front of you to eat to truly appreciate her gift.

We stayed in the Orcas room. It was perfect. Clean, comfortable, quiet. Bathroom was wonderful with the skylight.

We also thoroughly enjoyed Rundel, their dog.

We recommend this B&B to everyone. Incredible value for the price. Sue and Zen helped make our trip memorable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank B R
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were so excited about our trip to Victoria. What a wonderful place! And Across the Harbour was the perfect place for us to stay. Zen and Sue are wonderful hosts. They provided us with an abundance of information, maps, and suggestions on what to see and great places to eat that we wouldn't have known about otherwise. Our room was great and the breakfasts were truly something to get excited about! No doubt, if we are ever back in Victoria, we will be staying at Across the Harbour. Thank you, Zen and Sue, for a great experience!!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

As most people have said a simply wonderful B&B, lovely location and warm and generous hosts - nothing was too much for them from the welcoming drink thru' recommending and arranging trips and restaurants to a delightful takeaway breakfast for our early departure. Can't imagine there is anywhere better to stay in Victoria.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The indoor/outdoor 2nd level breakfast sun room is incredible with food to match. The warm welcome from Sue & Zen make you feel like you're visiting the coolest relatives you wish you had. Their local tourist info really adds to your experience. The Blue Heron room was very comfortable & the view of the garden was a treat. The location is quiet yet close to everything - walk the West Bay Trail, take the water taxi or less than 10 minutes drive to the Inner Harbour.

Room Tip: Blue Heron Room, large room with jetted tub & fireplace, garden view. .
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Not much we can add to previous reviews. Zen and Sue were excellent hosts, from the welcome beer/wine to the comfortable room and delicious breakfasts. It is a 2km walk to the city along a well lit path, so easy to eat in the city without driving.Would love to stay again.

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Thank CMBBasingstoke
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Additional Information about Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast

Address: 485 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range: $92 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our contemporary west coast home overlooking Victoria's outer harbour on the quiet side of Victoria. Relax in your private guest room with 3 of our 4 rooms offering king size beds, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Each of our tastefully appointed rooms offers TV/DVD player, complimentary wireless internet and ensuite bathroom. Enjoy artfully prepared breakfast in our harbour-view breakfast room. Browse our complimentary DVD library and enjoy popcorn, bottled water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and apple cider anytime. From our door, stroll the picturesque ocean walkway to town or in-season, hop a water taxi and experience the Inner Harbour by boat. Complimentary on-site parking is provided. Sea kayaking rentals are right next door and scenic bicycle trails are nearby. ... more   less 

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