This was my first time to Victoria in a long long time and my first B&B, so let that color how much my opinion matters in those areas.
First Impression - the house is perfectly situated at the end of the island, overlooking the coast and the Puget Sound with the Olympic peninsula off in the distance. The nearby walking trail is always bustling with joggers and dog walkers taking in the view of the sea. The manor itself is a 1912 construction and is charmingly refurbished to reflect the old style but with updated amenities. We met the proprietors as they were outside doing the gardening (one of the thousand things they do themselves) and they were eager to say hello and get us settled.
Rooms - we had the Kensington and the Oxford Grand. Both were decorated in the 1912 style and tastefully so. Both rooms were spotless and well appointed and with great views of the ocean. The oxford grand took it a step further with a large jetted tub.
Location - Most of victoria is relatively easy walking. The Dashwood is about a 15-20 minute walk to downtown at moderate pace (and through the winding trails of the park no less.
Service - impeccable. The owners were out in force taking care of everything from cleaning the rooms to serving and cooking breakfast to pulling weeds. They took it all in stride and still took the time to give us directions and recommendations.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1912 heritage Inn offering bed and breakfast with fabulous ocean views from all guest rooms. Located beside historic Beacon Hill Park in walking distance to downtown Victoria and across the street from the beach. Eleven spacious guest rooms. Romantic getaway featuring jacuzzis, fireplaces, stained glass, antiques. Private bathrooms. Attentive, knowledgeable innkeepers with an easy-going, friendly manner. Inspected and approved by six organizations including Victoria's Historic Inns, BC Innkeepers Guild, Tourism Victoria, Victoria's Finest B&Bs and Tourism BC. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Agoda and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed And Breakfast Inn Victoria, Vancouver Island