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“Funky but run-down and noisy”
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Heriot Bay Inn
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Funky but run-down and noisy”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

My friend and I stayed at the HBI on a wildlife-and-hiking trip to Quadra Island, a package including two nights' stay and a day-trip wildlife tour. The hotel did not provide breakfast in the package, and the prices in the attached restaurant are silly. In general the hotel is fun and funky, in a gorgeous setting, but it needs refurbishment--the bad plumbing is excused by a little notice in the bathroom explaining that the hotel is over 100 years old. Well, I've stayed at many a much older hotel that was in much better shape than this place. Our room was extremely small, and we were kept awake by screams and thumps from the attached pub (were they dwarf-tossing, or what?) The island has loads of B&Bs that provide better value.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Who knew that tucked away on a quiet corner of Quadra was a restaurant of this quality.
We had the Halibut and the boullibaise and it was the best we have ever had. The presentation was a "wow"

We are well travelled folks and are foodies, so this is a destination we will come back to.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We went with a group to do some hiking in the area. The lodge rooms were very small with no place to put your clothes. They were also over a pub and were quite noisy. The cabin we had was better and had 2 bedrooms but only one very small bathroom. There was no mirror anywhere but in the bathroom, so you had to line up to even put on makeup. The food was only just OK for breakfast and service was very slow. Dinner was burgers and fish & chips. No nice meals.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Hayden, Idaho
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We had an opportunity to visit this Inn on the harbor inlet and found it enchanting.
Excellent food on the outside veranda,friendly courteous staff.
View and scenery is right out of a travel guide.
Many visitors from many countries provide much cultural diversity while enjoying their food there.
Older building magnificently preserved with delightful gift/curio shop inside and indoor bar with huge stone fireplace.
Overall very pleased to have visited there and eaten there; a very worthwhile stop at Quadra Island.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank PhilW56
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Freeland, Washington
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80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2011

We stopped here while waiting for the ferry to Cortes Island and had appetizers and drinks.What a great resting stop! Wish all ferry waits could be this pleasant! The staff were helpful and friendly the food was tasty. We will always wait out the ferry here!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2010

We stayed at the RV park beside the Inn - it was like staying in a parking lot. The spaces were so small. Some were so narrow you could not have even got a trailer between the concrete slabs. The park had good services, just lack of space. I would cheerfully have paid more for a bit bigger spaces with an attempt at some trees between.

The location for the Inn is just incredible, too bad it suffers from lack of delivery. The patio off the restaurant is very nice and we stopped for dessert and special coffees. The cheesecake was still frozen and the coffee was as mediocre as the service. And their prices are not cheap. The pub seems to be popular with the locals and the noise was fine as it was on the opposite side for the RV park. It could be a top notch facility if they worked at it just a little harder. Staff were friendly, but not not particularly memorable.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2009

The rooms are about equal to a very basic low cost motel, don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. The location is good right on the Bay. The restauant is pretty good, it was great to sit outside on the deck in the late afternoon and enjoy a meal. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Heriot Bay Inn
Address: Heriot Bay Rd., British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Quadra Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Quadra Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Heriot Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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