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Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Little Falls, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Love this place, Ilona was a great hostess and made the most wonderful breakfast. It was easy to find and quite. Would recommend to everyone, couples and families, Ilona was very accommodating to our needs and we had a family of four. Ilona was very knowledgeable about the area and had a lot of great ideas for day trips while... More 

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Ilona154945, Public Relations Manager at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really enjoyed your company too! It is so nice to hear such supportive comments as we do try very hard to look after our guests. It is most appreciative when guests take time to let us know. Thanks, Ilona. More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2012

My experience at Hemmingway’s By the Sea was comfortable, warm and restful. Our hostess provided us with a large clean suite, tastefully decorated in period style and a large balcony. The view was breathtaking of the sea, large trees and a beautiful garden. Ilona provided us with Interesting historical facts of the house and adjoining buildings. We had an abundant,... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Recommending our Inn to other people is the best compliment we can get. Many thanks! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Ilona More 

Riverside
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Hemingways by the Sea was a delightful experience. We were treated so warmly and our every need attended to. Ilona knows Vancouver Island very well and was very knowledgeable in helping us plan our travel itinerary. Hemingways was close to everything and very convenient to come and go from. The breakfasts are very good and the room cozy. I will... More 

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Valle Gran Rey, Spain
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

lovely location with excellent breakfast and interesting anecdotes of the past very delightful stay thank you

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Reviewed 27 September 2011

This was our last stay in Canada after à three week holiday. THE warm welcome by Ilona and her caring way of hospitality was warm and wonderfull. Her breakfast was even more surprising! She is a magigan in her kitchen!

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We are super glad we could make your visit to Canada complete. It was a pleasure to have you visit our B&B. Thanks for your most generous comments. Ilona More 

Central Oregon, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Ilona was very gracious, warm and friendly. We had a wonderful time at her b&b and Victoria. Her breakfasts were tasty and delicious and She is an excellent cook. We loved to hear the seagulls. Ilona knows Victoria and was very helpful suggesting nice places to visit. We would go back to this warm, cozy Hemingways by the Sea.

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We stayed two nights in Ilona's B&B Hemingways by the Sea. We had a luxourious room with a lot of space. Ilona is a very friendly host and gives good advice where to go; a must go is Butchard Garden and a walk into town via the foot path close by the B&B. Finaly, Ilona serves an excellent breakfast. We... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad that you feel so good about your stay at my B&B. We try so hard to make our guests happy. It is so exciting when a guest takes time to tell us so. Thanks a million. Ilona More 

Saint Helens, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2011

This is our second visit to this B&B. We stayed here on our 30th anniversary and now we came back on our 40th anniversary. We had a bottle of wine and card waiting for us in our room What a nice touch!! Ilona is such a charming hostess and we enjoyed her just as much on our second time around.... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

It was great to have you back again. Thanks for the kind remarks. Coming back for a second, third and fourth visit, is the best compliment we can get. See you again, hopefully sooner. Ilona More 

Auburn, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We had a wonderful, restful stay at Hemingways! Ilona is a very gracious and warm hostess and we want to thank her so much for her wonderful breakfasts and excellent ideas of where to visit on Vancouver Island! Her bed and breakfast is a good value, located in a quiet residential neighborhood only about 10 minutes drive to downtown Victoria.... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind remarks. I work hard to make sure my guests are well looked after, so when we hear back, we know we are headed in the right direction. Come back soon. Love Ilona More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We visited Victoria in July with family and the plan was to visit the Butcharts gardens which took us longer than expected. I had not booked any rooms in Victoria and in desperation, started to call B&B's at 10 pm. All were full or reluctant to accept guests that late. But not Ilona. She accepted us with open arms. It... More 

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Ilona154945, Owner at Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind remarks....it makes me feel special when I get such nice comments. Come again, for a visit. Ilona More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hemingway's By the Sea is a beautiful B&B in supernatural Victoria British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island. Hemingway's is an elegant Victorian Tudor-Style B&B filled with charm, comfort, romance and warm hospitality. We are only 3.8 km (2.36 miles & 7 minutes from downtown), 2 blocks from the ocean (Fleming Beach) and just 1.6 km (1 mile) to spectacular Saxe Point Park with stunning views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the majestic Olympic Mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 1028 Bewdley Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6S9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $158 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingways By the Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“There is a huge suite with private balcony overlooking the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles B1948WSmaryl, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Being a B&B some rooms have bathroom inside, some dont.”
 of 5 bubbles Totello, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the larger suite as it has ensuite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles xpla, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with the bathroom in the suite.You do get a bathroom assigned to your room, however.”
 of 5 bubbles stephaniebY9373MZ, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A front facing as on a clear day you can see the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles dianed712, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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