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Olympia, WA
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Hemingway by the Sea is a delightful bed and breakfast accomodation near downtown Victoria, but in a quiet neighborhood. Ilona, our hostess, made us feel as if we were very dear friends and most graciously took care of us. Not only did she provide us with excellent, tasty breakfasts, but provided us with directions of where to park so that...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with me. I do try to help the best I can, so feedback like yours is so rewarding. Come back again. Ilona

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Exceeded our expectations to a great extent. The house is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We had a nice and ample room for 3 people (which is usually hard to find) which had a small kichenette that was very convenient. Nevertheless the best thing about Hemingway's is the service. The host will go to great lengths to help you, with...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful response....you have made our day. It is wonderful when a guess appreciates our efforts so much that they write us up with Trip Advisor. Many thanks!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I stayed at Hemingsway By the Sea with my 6 month old baby and my mother who had traveled from Australia. My search for accommodation was not as simple as picking a hotel and going with it. I had a 6 month old baby who goes to sleep by 7pm, therefor i needed a separate room for him to sleep...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. I am glad we could help out with your special circumstances. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Hemingway House encompasses all of the qualities of Superlative Accomodation. The Serengeti Suite provided a totally beautiful, tranquil, elegant and unique oasis to rest, relax, restore and prepare one for the ongoing exploration of the lovely Esquimalt area of Victoria and the surrounding areas. The Hostess iIlona, is a wonderfully warm, multi- talented lady with the ability to provide tastefully...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the great write up. You made me feel very special. I love to hear when someone enjoys my B&B that much. Your comments were wonderful and so rewarding. Many thanks, Ilona!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I wish I could say lots of great stuff about this place because the owner really tries hard to be accommodating and inviting. Let me preface this with the fact that we are not b&b people. So maybe my expectations were too high, expecting it to be on the same par as a hotel. Overall, the house is dated with...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. We try really hard to give our guests the best experience we can and feel terrible when this does not happen. We would be thrilled if you could come back for a stay at our expense and perhaps we can do better. Contact me if you...

Maryville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We spent 3 nights at Hemmingways-By-The-Sea in August and enjoyed it thoroughly. We had the Hemmingway Suite, which is large and well decorated. But what we enjoyed the most was the wonderful atmosphere created by our hostess, Ilona. She is a delightful person, very helpful, and an excellent cook. Each morning she prepared a filling and elegant meal, served with...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate what we do to try and help our guests. Your comments make me feel great and it gives me energy to get back to work after a long day. Thanks so much!

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This B & B was a wonderful place for our family to come together in Victoria. Each of the three rooms we booked were clean, beautifully decorated and perfectly suited for each family member; grandparents, parents and children. The common spaces, both in the house and garden were lovely and perfect for family gatherings. Seeing the seals, sea otters, and...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. They made our day!

Reviewed 11 August 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in the Serengetti suite, with two adults and a 14 year old son. Very comfortable family room withy plkenty of space. Easy drive into Victoria for the day and evening and a lovely home. Ilona has a wonderfull personality and looks after you well, without being imposing, and breakfast was excellent and different - lots...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Wow, glad you enjoyed your stay so much. We love to hear comments back like this. It makes our day. Come back soon...it was a pleasure to have you in our house!

Kelowna
Reviewed 9 August 2012

The B&B is lovely, spacious and clean. The hostess is so pleasant, warm and inviting, you can't help but feel like a cherished guest. To top it off we enjoyed a delicious French toast breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs, croissants and raisin bread. Definitely a B&B I would go back again in a heart beat!

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Seeing that you feel cherished makes us feel wonderful. We are so glad that we could make your trip a bit better and would love to have you back again real soon. We love happy guests! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast! Ilona

Chicago
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was a charming place. Just a block to two from the sound with a pleasant park to picnic in. It was about 4 blocks from the bus line to downtown Victoria. This was a boon for someone who drove route 3 across BC. Madame Ilona went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. If you...

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Bonnie and Leo for the nice comments about our B&B. We are so glad that we were able to make your stay in Victoria memorable. We work hard to make sure our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves, so when guests take time to respond, we really appreciate it. Thanks. Ilona

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hemingway's By the Sea is a beautiful B&B in supernatural Victoria British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island. Hemingway's is an elegant Victorian Tudor-Style B&B filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. We are only 3.8 km (2.36 miles & 7 minutes from downtown), 2 blocks from the ocean (Fleming Beach) and just 1.6 km (1 mile) to spectacular Saxe Point Park with stunning views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the majestic Olympic Mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 1028 Bewdley Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: ₹ 7,625 - ₹ 8,987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“There is a huge suite with private balcony overlooking the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles B1948WSmaryl, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Being a B&B some rooms have bathroom inside, some dont.”
 of 5 bubbles Totello, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the larger suite as it has ensuite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles xpla, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with the bathroom in the suite.You do get a bathroom assigned to your room, however.”
 of 5 bubbles stephaniebY9373MZ, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A front facing as on a clear day you can see the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles dianed712, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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