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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Four of us stayed in the Serengeti room for a weekend of tourist activities. We enjoyed the quiet B&B and our innkeeper's sweet nature and delicious breakfasts. We had a king bed and hideabed, which wasn't ideal but all we could afford. The B&B was close to the marina and we took a water taxi to downtown. Very relaxing stay. We would love to come back sometime!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thanks for your kind words. We are very glad you had a great stay and would love to see you back again. Thanks for taking time to write.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The owner & her daughter were great hostesses. The home has plenty of room to provide privacy when you want it, but great common areas when you want to socialize. They revived my interest in operating a bed & breakfast, which I had set aside 15 years ago. They were very patient, considering all the frustrations they could have with guests in their home.

Room Tip: I think any room would work. All the other guests expressed that they liked their rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Thank you for your kind remarks. This summer was a true test of our business due to an illness, so your comments mean more than every. Thanks for your support.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Wow! Located in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown Victoria - easy access by bus or car. Friendly, very accommodating. Comfortable room with comfortable bed and beautiful view of the bay. There is also a spirit of camaraderie in the evening over wine, if desired.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark W
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Ilona154945, Manager at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2013

Thank you so much for you kind comments as they mean a lot to me. Wine to end the day is always a good plan. Nicole

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

My travel friend and I stayed with Ilona's B&B and enjoyed ourselves immensely; we stayed at her place for 5 nights, and would again in a heart beat. She made us feel welcomed and at home.
Breakfasts were delicious. Ilona's helpful suggestions made our sightseeing efficient and fantastic; our days were filled with happy memories. Her kindness helped us out considerably since we were new to the area. So, she briefed us on how to get where we wanted to go, places to see, and where to eat.
We slept like logs and did not hear the other guests. Our room was spacious enough for the two of us to spread out our stuff and we enjoyed the view of the water from our big window. Overall, her hospitality helped make our stay in Victoria the best of our Pacific Northwest vacation. Thank you, Ilona!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Peggy D
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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2013

Wow, what kind words...many thanks! I am so glad I could contribute to making your stay in Victoria, "the best of our (your) Pacific Northwest vacation". That is quite a compliment. Many thanks and come again. Perhaps I can make your next stay even better!

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

There are many beautiful B&Bs in the world, but this one is set apart by the charm and ease of the hostess Ilona. She was so delightful and helpful, she made the whole visit even more fun. There were 3 of us, so we stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment, which worked perfectly for us. She sent us to a restaurant that was absolutely delicious for dinner, and whipped up a great breakfast. She clearly loves what she does, and she has the ability to make you feel at home instantly. Next time we will stay longer!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words about me. I do try my best to make people happy so it is really nice to get such positive feedback. I am glad I could make you vacation better. Thanks and do come back. Ilona

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