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Villa Marco Polo Inn
Ranked #6 of 93 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Toronto
1 review
“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2007

Villa Marco Polo redefines the bed and breakfast experience. Nestled in a beautiful, garden-like setting, the Inn offers everything the weary traveller could hope for: gourmet breakfasts, palatial rooms and charming, dedicated hosts.
What a wonderful experience!

Karen B.

  • Liked — Spectacular breakfasts and stunning rooms
  • Disliked — A little removed from downtown
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto and the world
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2007

We had our wedding ceremony and celebration at the Marco Polo.

From top to bottom, it was an excellent experience. Excellent host, decor, and food.

Easy parking, ensuite bathrooms, a den for lounging, fireplace, as well as walking distance to downtown, the water and Oak Bay.

I grew up in Victoria and there are not enough places like this B&B in town that offer elegance with modern style.

  • Liked — Comfortable, stlish, delicious
  • Disliked — we couldn't stay longer because we had a flight to catch
  • Stayed December 2005, traveled as a couple
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Thank elspethandbrian
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2007

We loved Villa Marco Polo. The hospitality was warm, inviting and lovely. The food was out of this world. The inside of the home is luxurious and reminds us of our other favorite place...Italy. The grounds are beautifully maintained and designed. Our room, the Persian, spioled us as we came home to a much smaller and less decorated room!

We give this an outstanding two thumbs up!

Stayed September 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2007

My husband and I have traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. We both agreed that our choice of the Villa Marco Polo and Victoria could not have been more perfect. The peaceful Rockland neighborhood was close enough to the city and the water for easy access but felt far, far away from the somewhat exberant, touristy bustle of the Inner Harbor downtown area.
Our room was as nice as any we have ever experienced. We stayed in the Zanzibar room on the second floor with a magnificent view of the garden with the water and snow covered Olympia mountains in the background. Every detail had been attended to resulting in that rare combination of luxury and home-like comfort. Creating that kind of decor is an art that the proprietors of Villa Marco Polo have perfected in the rooms, the lovely library, the garden and the living room.
Breakfast was elegantly served, beautifully prepared delicious and healthy! What a switch from many B&B breakfasts that overwhelm one with fat and sugar!
This is no ordinary place. I can't wait to go back and have already emailed friends and family suggesting they put this Inn on their list of future vacations.

  • Liked — Beautiful environment, attention to detail, friendliness and knowledge of staff
  • Disliked — Had to leave too soon!!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2007

My wife and I stayed there for a weekend getaway and loved it. It was my birthday and they went out of there way to surprise me with balloons and a strawberry daiquiri. Way over the top of what you would expect. Great breakfast and hospitality! Very clean and a very nice place to stay! They even made dinner reservations for us and were very knowledgeable about the area and the best places to eat. It was all and all a great weekend and they were very friendly and went out of their way to help with whatever we needed.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank jnahart
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Richmond, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2007

This is an exceptional country inn situated in the surprising tranquility of Victoria's Rockland area. (Victoria, it goes without saying, is one of Canada's prettiest cities!) No "Victorian" kitsch here. Everything is carefully chosen, yet simple and elegant in design. Modern furnishings blend with the antique and the garden is astonishing. We had the ground floor room, which, like the other three rooms, is really like a suite. The attention to detail is manifest: flowers (hyacinths, daffodils) growing in the bathroom, candles in sconces, scented soaps, a fireplace in our room, sherry and chocolates in the library (where there are lots of books too, even a volume of Horace's carmina for this Latin teacher!) et cetera, et cetera! And in the morning, a delightfully inventive four-course breakfast in the aptly named "Orangerie". Liam, our host, certainly deserves kudos for giving us one of the best non-hotel hotel experiences of our travels--and we have travelled extensively in France and Italy. Stay here and pine later as you reminisce...

Stayed March 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2006

We were expecting a "run of the mill" B & B. Much to our surprise, we were met with tranquility, opulance, and grace. Although not able to spend as much time there as we would have liked, the morning was met with wonderful music, an absolutely divine culinary breakfast,and the longing-ness to stay for another day of pampering. All we can say is "AHHHHH!" and of course....Thank You! We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2006
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Additional Information about Villa Marco Polo Inn

Property: Villa Marco Polo Inn
Address: 1524 Shasta Pl, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1X9, Canada (Formerly the Amadeus Mozart House)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Marco Polo Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A leisurely game of bocce, a glass of amarone, a stroll past the reflecting pool of an Italian Renaissance garden, a massage in a romantic penthouse spa. Tuscany or Umbria perhaps? In fact, the exotic Villa Marco Polo, one of Victoria's most sumptuous inns, is located in Victoria's elegant Rockland quarter. This classically designed Victoria Inn, built in 1923 as a gift to a young bride, remains a favourite romantic getaway and wedding venue. ... more   less 
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