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Orange Tabby B&B
Ranked #4 of 16 Port Hardy B&B and Inns
Arlington, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Find your adventure!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband Tim and I have never been to this part of the Island, so we were excited,but unfamiliar with the area and what to do when we got there. The owners, James and Susan were fantastic and the first thing we were asked is "What will be your adventure for today?" They know everything there is to do and are gracious and friendly and eager to help you create your perfect adventure. Between the lovely room, yummy food and especially the charm of the hosts, we had a wonderful stay and plan to make it a yearly stop when we visit Canada. I do not have enough time to tell you about our adventure but let's just say that it was "paved" with lots of excitement .
Lynda & Tim .

Room Tip: We stayed in the orange tabby room. It was beautiful and cozy :) Even has a small fridge.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

fabulous hosts, clean and well thought out rooms, immaculate linen. i cant say enough good things about this 5star gem in the middle of nowwhere. We went out on the beach with Susan and James and that was a new experience picking up clams and crabs and geoducks. Everywhere in town feels like 5 minutes walk, max,

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Ness, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay and wonderful welcoming hosts. The breakfast was memorable and the whole experience unforgettable. To be invited out crabbing at low tide as friends rather than guests was the icing on the cake. The accommodation was spotless and comfortable. We will be back and feel that we have made friends for life.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Missoula, Montana
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

we came in on the ferry from prince rupert. after a super breakfast decided to stay a second night. you are really missing out if you dont. james was great and it was goood to detox after the 15 hour ferry ride.

Room Tip: book two nights.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at Orange Tabby B&B in Port Hardy during a trip to the north island in May. Susan and James were truly wonderful hosts and made me feel so welcome, like part of the family. They were most generous with their time and knowledge of the area which allowed me to experience some very special outdoor excursions and source out the tastiest places to eat in town.
I stayed in the Pug room which was very clean on arrival and comfortable and cozy during my stay. Susan and James have obviously put much thought into the amenities their B&B offers. My bed was spacious and comfortable with a warm duvet and several fluffy pillows. There were extra blankets and pillows in my closet if I needed them. My room was equipped with a small electric fireplace which, along with the large selection of DVDs and free WiFi, added to the home feel of the place. The newly added common area was a nice touch that offered an interesting selection of books and a social area to meet other guests.
Susan and James can certainly put on a spread for breakfast. I was impressed... not to mention full. Homemade eggs benny, omelettes, baked ham pockets, grilled tomatoes, waffles, yogurt and oatmeal were just some of the tasty offerings accompanied by fresh fruit and coffee or tea. Very wholesome and satisfying, a great start to the day. The grounds were well maintained with a garden area out back to lounge and enjoy the sun and glass of wine.
If I ever need a place to stay in Port Hardy, Orange Tabby will be the only place on my list.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Unfortunately Susan was not around but James was a star. He was so kind and generous with his time. We had a great breakfast with some friends of his who were staying and learned so much about the local community and the challenges they have. Lots of laughs - a wildlife experience with Larry (don't miss this trip - ask James when you book!!). The rooms were really comfortable and James could not do enough to make us feel welcome, we feel we made a friend. Top stop! We caught the ferry to Prince Rupert in the morning and our taxi driver Neil played his guitar and sang us a song as we walked away with our luggage to catch the boat. Great place, interesting choice of colour for the visitor centre and don't miss the carrot!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Arcen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

James and Susan have the perfect B&B in the Wild North of Vancouver Island. Use Port Hardy as base to live the adventure. There's lots to explore, just go out and play.

In comparison to the last time when we stayed here they now also have added a common room which gives the Orange Tabby even an extra dimension of service and feel good atmosphere next to the luxorious and spacious rooms.

I can only advice anyone who visits Port Hardy to experience the warm hospitality of James and Susan. They really that extra mile for you!

Though I stayed here alone this time, I felt part of a warm family for my 5 days. Thanks again you both, you know I'll be back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Orange Tabby B&B
Address: 8755 Hastings Street, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Hardy
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Port Hardy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deluxe rooms with private entrance one block from the beach and walking distance to all amenities. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, queen beds, TV, DVD, bar fridge, bistro tables, bathrobes and slippers to make your stay more comfortable.We now offer a brand new common area and a kitchen has been aded downstairs for longer term rentals. A fully cooked breakfast is served every morning to start you on your day. James & Susan have an extensive knowledge of the North Island and are always willing to help. ... more   less 

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