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Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7 Canada See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Vanessa, the owner, owns and runs the Gingerbread Cottage. Each night's stay comes with a breakfast cooked by Vanessa and they are magnificent. Everything home made and farm/garden fresh. You'd easily pay $20 or more a person at a restaurant for such a breakfast. The...More

Thank Chris K
Response from bistrita6, Owner at Gingerbread Cottage Bed and BreakfastResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Chris, Thanks for your kind comment. We really appreciate it. It was a pleasure having you, Good to know that you got home safe! :) Kind regards, Vanessa

Reviewed August 28, 2018

This B & B is all about Vanessa. She is an incredible hostess! She cooks, cleans, and she shares her wealth of knowledge about Victoria and Austria. The Cottage is walking distance to the harbor and fisherman's wharf. There is ample street parking. The home...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We were so fortunate to have found this wonderful B&B. Vanessa is an excellent hostess and made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were the most superb we have ever had...all homemade and prepared by Vanessa. My husband had the most amazing omelette and the...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Handly located in James Bay Gingerbread Cottage is a home away from home. The room was spacious and opened onto a deck with a table and 4 chairs including sun brollies. Weather was fresh but made us stop. We did not want for anything, Vanessa...More

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Response from bistrita6, Owner at Gingerbread Cottage Bed and BreakfastResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and what a nice one! :) It was such a pleasure hosting you here in Victoria and we are very happy that you had a good time at the Gingerbread Cottage and in Victoria. Best...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Only a block from the waterfront in James Bay this location is handy to the shoreline walk and only a short walk of the Menzies street shopping area. Vanessa can cook. She has a comfortable home with maybe a few too many knickknacks and tight...More

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Description
Salzburg chef Vanessa von Schellwitz welcomes you to her Gingerbread Cottage,a quiet and well zoned 1905 Heritage home which is an easy walk from US ferries, downtown and all attractions in Victoria's beautiful More Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door if you are arriving at YYJ. Our reasonable prices include Gourmet 4 course breakfast, cute 1905 rooms with roof gardens. Breakfasts are very stylishly set with Antique Victorian Silver. Vanessa prepares delicious specialties like lox or garden omlettes, berry crepes and fresh Austrian Apple Strudel. Good value, quiet and great location 1/2 block from Victoria's famous Dallas Road ocean promenade, Ogden Point cruise ship docks, and Breakwater structure. Book early as we tend to fill our rooms very fast. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$90 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$90 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
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Traveller (21)
Dining (18)
Room & Suite (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
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hellohelenm
July 8, 2017|
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Response from bistrita6 | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry for the late answer, as hardly anybody asks over TripAdvisor. We have one room left, which would suit your specifications. Hansel and Gretel Room - one queen and one single or double. Rate is... More
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NAtourer
January 22, 2015|
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Response from bistrita6 | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. This is the first time, that someone asked through TripAdvisor! :) We do have availability for the two nights, checking in on February 22nd, checking out on February 24th, 2015. Is it just for one... More
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"Ask for a room with the garden balcony"
homebythelake
Jul. 4, 2018
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"We only stayed in the front room and were very comfortable."
734larryb
Jun. 26, 2018
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"The Lavender room has an attached rooftop balcony with table and chairs overlooking the garden. Not much..."
790DeeM
Aug. 9, 2017
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"Both suites would be good. My Lavender Room is amazing."
Chien_94040
Jun. 24, 2017
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