We stayed here for 4 days over Christmas while visiting family for the holidays, and have nothing but good things to say about it.
We had cycled by in the summer while on a visit to check it out, and were impressed with the beautiful gardens, and how well kept the property seemed to be, so decided to book it for our next visit.
We stayed in the dockside cottage, and it is even better in real life that it appears in the pictures. The room sizes were bigger than expected, and the decor is lovely and of a high quality, and the place is meticulously clean, and of course there is the locale - right by the water, with a lovely view, and a great big deck to enjoy it from. It was awesome too there there was a hot tub on the deck, which we took advantage of a few times.
We found Mike and Kathy to be lovely...friendly and welcoming, without being intrusive, and very interesting to chat with. I am surprised that another reviewer said that all they wanted was payment right away....we offered to pay as soon as we arrived, and they said "don't worry about it, whenever it is convenient".
They gave us a few suggestions of things to see and do, and on their recommendation, we went to Butchart Gardens to see the Christmas lights, which was magical, and also went to see Miniature Village, which was also well worth the visit - very interesting and impressive.
Now that we have found this lovely place, we plan to stay here each time we visit the area, and can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Vancouver Island's premier waterfront Resort Bed & Breakfasts ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arbutus Cove Guesthouse Sooke, Vancouver Island