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“wonderful hospitality in a beautiful place”

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Blue Bear Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 41 Tofino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“wonderful hospitality in a beautiful place”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I spent four nights here. The bedroom and bathroom had lovely sea/forest views and the bed I didn't want to get out of! It was a v.tranquil spot to rest and there is also loads to do if you want to. You couldn't ask for a better host Gabrielle is friendly, genuine, helpful and generous and makes the most amazing breakfasts which include organic fruit and homemade muffins!
It is a short walk to town and there is a lovely coastal forest walk just at the end of the drive. Gabrielle very kindly picked me up from the bus and dropped me to the airport.
Thank you for a wonderful stay Gabrielle!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Blue Bear for 2 nights in June 2013. Tofino is a lovely place to stay and the Blue Bear was perfect. It’s a great location overlooking Tonquin beach and is a short walk to the beach itself. The B&B is not on the cliff edge but you have a view of the sea through the trees.

The room was very clean with a fridge and kettle so you could make your own drinks. It also had the biggest bath I’ve ever seen which was welcome after our whale watching tour!

Gabrielle served a lovely breakfast in the room which was great as we could eat breakfast whilst admiring the view. We had fresh fruit and pancakes, although I think Gabrielle is flexible in terms of what you want.

It’s about a 10 minute walk into Tofino which has some great restaurants (I’d recommend the Spotted Bear & SoBo).

I’d highly recommend the Blue Bear, great value for money, lovely accommodation in a lovely town.

Room Tip: There are 2 rooms next to each other on the first floor with sea views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We spent a five days at this spectacular B&B. Gabrielle, the owner, really went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. She provided us with copious amounts of information about the area, maps, books and excellent advice on places to tour. She offered gluten-free options for breakfast that were all excellent.

The view from the bath tub is spectacular, and the small touches such as several candles placed around the tub makes for a very romantic setting. The artwork on the walls is mainly from local artists, and adds to the homey feel of the room.

The bed is super comfy, and the view of the water from our room is spectacular. Unfortunately we missed seeing some orca whales swim by the area by a few minutes. Apparently they swim by a few times a year. We did however see a lot of eagles and many other birds in the area.

We found it easy to walk into town (approx. 10 minute brisk walk), and to Tonquin beach was a few minutes’ walk away as well.

Room Tip: ask for a room that faces the water
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

What a treat! Blue Bear has been for us a trully wonderful B & B experience. We have spent a couple of days in Tofino and tasted a genuine hospitality at Blue Bear.

The location is spectacular, close to the a cliff edge overlooking the ocean and partially surrounded by forest. Serene silence is touched only by birds' chirping or the kee-yep sound from the Bold Eagle resident. You can see him every morning from the comfort of your bed. Wow!
The centre of Tofino is just 10 minutes walk. Tonquin beach with a lovely boardwalk trail is just 5 minute away.

Our room was cozy, charming and ellegant. The bed was so comfortable, we have rested so well.

Gabrielle, the owner of Blue Bear, offered us valuable information about the area, maps and good advise about places to visit. Her breakfasts are so delicious, already we are dreaming to visit Blue Bear soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Castenedolo, Italy
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Marvellous b & b in Tofino where we spent a couple of days; the room is vey spacious, so it's the bathroom. Beatiful view from the windows towards the garden and the ocean. While you look at the window you can see lots of little birds. The place is very quiet and romantic. Gabrielle is a very special person who has made our holiday unforgettable. Delicious pancakes served warm with a very good coffee. Very precious Gabrielle's suggestions about excursions and dinner.

Room Tip: Both rooms are ocean front with a balcony
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Regina, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

We had never been to Tofino before and this B&B was the cherry on top of a fantastic beach town!
The bed was beyond fantastic! Super comfortable and the big duvet was perfect ... We slept with the window open each night and could hear the waves lapping up to the shore.
Breakfast was super! Delivered to our door each morning right on time. The room was spotless. Bathroom was awesome.
There is a beach down a path just beyond the end of the driveway. The beach was quiet and beautiful. And so close to the B&B!
We are already planning our next trip to Tofino and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Four of us spent 3 nights in this lovely B & B. Great location tucked away in the forest, yet with a wonderful view across the sea. Our 2 rooms at the front shared a balcony, which was great for privacy & peace & quiet listening to nature. The large rooms were spotlessly clean, with fabulous bathrooms. Our hostess was very welcoming, made gorgeous breakfasts and very kindly cooked the salmon we caught for dinner! We would highly recommend this great spot!

Room Tip: Two rooms at the front have the sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Blue Bear Bed and Breakfast
Address: 327 Tonquin Park Road, Tofino, British Columbia BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #12 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Number of rooms: 3
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Blue Bear Bed And Breakfast Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island

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