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Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 93 Victoria B&B and Inns
Birchington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We had a three night stay at the Across the Harbour in June. The location was fantastic as were the hosts. As the name suggests the B and B is on the other side of the harbour to the main part. However it is very easy crossing the harbour on water taxi's although we preferred the walkway that takes you around the harbour. This takes between 30 and 40 mins depending upon pace. We loved this walk. We highly recommend Across the Harbour for the beautiful location, tremendous breakfasts, cleanliness and the most fantastic hosts Sue and Zen.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This B and B must rank as one of the very best. beautiful room, lovely setting, very welcoming hosts, and delicious breakfasts.Our first trip to Victoria and we could not have asked for a better welcome and inforamtion about Victoria and around.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hollywood, Maryland
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

This B&B is top notch for friendliness, room size and quality, cleanliness, and a wonderful Breakfast. Sue and Zen have hosted us a number of times and each time they take the time to see what our needs or for the trip and make sure we have everything we need. Sue spends time with each guest explaining the B&B and local choices for entertainment and dining. The breakfast is served hot and with the utmost flare in presentation and for quality. The dining area overlooks the harbor and is an reasonable walk to Victoria or the water taxi is close for a fun means to get to town. Rooms are large and just perfect, top quality!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are very nice and convenient to the dining/lounge area.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Our first visit to Victoria, and one that we'll always remember. From the moment we parked up in front of Across The Harbour, we just had the most amazing time. Sue (and Rundle) gave us another famous Canadian warm welcome, sitting us down with a local beer whilst she pointed out the best places to eat and drink. Our room was the Kingfisher, which was spotless, comfortable, stylish and a great place to relax. The adjacent upstairs porch area doubled as a wonderful sitting area/breakfast room and was well stocked with various drinks and goodies. You can also take in the Harbour views from here as well.
Sue and Zen produce a top-notch breakfast every morning. Not only is the food delicious but its also beautifully presented. Eat, chat and take in the harbour view, just a great way to start the day.
As we were there on a Saturday, we planned to go to Butchart Gardens for the fireworks and Sue lent us a blanket to sit on and gave us top tips for our enjoyment there. Next morning, we mentioned that we were popping to the laundromat but Sue insisted on doing our laundry so that we could enjoy more of Victoria!
The water-taxi stop is less than two minutes away, and this provides a entertaining way of getting into the city. We also walked around the trail towards the city, and found it ultra-clean and safe.
Across The Harbour is a wonderful place from which to explore Victoria. We absolutely loved it here, were enchanted with Victoria and were treated to some of the most gracious, friendly and generous hospitality by Sue and Zen.
It may have been our first visit to Victoria and Across The Harbour but it certainly won't be our last!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

I had a wonderful stay at this B&B recently. The hosts, Sue and Zen were amazing. Their warm and friendly demeanor made the whole experience even more fun. The breakfast served each day was delicious! The garden area in the back yard was beautiful and it was a pleasure to sit outside and just relax. I'll definitley be returning to stay here again!

Room Tip: Super comfy bed (better than my bed at home).
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Absolutely wonderful two-night stay at Across the Harbour. Our first time to Victoria, we read other reviews and booked a reservation based on the strong reviews. Across the Harbor met/exceeded our expectations in all regards. Sue and Zen were outstanding hosts--provided directions from the ferry to the Inn; Sue sat down with us with wine and a map and gave us a detailed overview of Victoria with spot-on recommendations for places to eat and visit. We took her recommendations for both dinners and enjoyed great meals. Wonderful room and tremendous breakfast room/second floor porch with fine view of the harbor. The breakfasts were delicious and Sue/Zen made the visit even better with a bottle of champagne and chocolate treats one day when we returned from our sightseeing and other nice features. Perfect hosts and a great Inn.
Rob & Kathy

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

We'd only booked 2 nights so had continue on our travels. Sue and Zen are lovely people, very helpful and welcoming into their home. We took their advise on where to eat of an evening and weren't disappointed with their recommendations. All our B&B's have been good so far but this one may just have the edge. Book it if you can you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Address: 485 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our contemporary west coast home overlooking Victoria's outer harbour on the quiet side of Victoria. Relax in your private guest room with 3 of our 4 rooms offering king size beds, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Each of our tastefully appointed rooms offers TV/DVD player, complimentary wireless internet and ensuite bathroom. Enjoy artfully prepared breakfast in our harbour-view breakfast room. Browse our complimentary DVD library and enjoy popcorn, bottled water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and apple cider anytime. From our door, stroll the picturesque ocean walkway to town or in-season, hop a water taxi and experience the Inner Harbour by boat. Complimentary on-site parking is provided. Sea kayaking rentals are right next door and scenic bicycle trails are nearby. ... more   less 
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