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Ashcroft House B&B

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670 Battery St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E5 Canada
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#9 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
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Welcome! Come and enjoy our incredible 1898 heritage house, completely updated with all modern amenities for a truly comfortable stay. Our fabulous location is in the historic James Bay neighbourhood of downtown Victoria, your perfect starting point for exploration. Within a block of the house you can discover stunning seaside paths & beaches, tranquil strolls through the 200 acres of Beacon Hill Park, or walk the local streets and appreciate the amazing heritage homes. Ashcroft House Inn is an easy 15 minute walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour, the gateway to our beautiful and historic town. 4 star Canada Select
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Nicole L wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Although it was mid-pandemic, we had an incredible Canadian Staycation in Victoria, at the Ashcroft House B&B. Our suite, which is the largest at the Inn, was SUPER clean, welcoming, beautiful, comfortable! We stayed in the Dogwood Suite, which is fully renovated with a modern bathroom/shower/soaker tub. The bedroom had a very comfortable king size bed with fireplace, a closet, lots of hangers, robes. We had a very nice size living room, lots of seating, fireplace, and a full kitchen with a breakfast bar for 2! The massive windows, hardwood floors, antique furnishings mixed with new, just oozed late 1800's yet modern charm... We were able to have a peek at the other guest rooms that weren't occupied, and while ours was the only one with a full kitchen, I'd be absolutely fine with staying in any other suite. I don't like to cook on vacation :) Very homey, warm, inviting, clean... right down to the sherry and light snacks available to the guests xo Perfectly located, 1 block from the ocean, short walk to the grocer, restaurants and downtown... I look forward to returning to Victoria and staying here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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RandJ1010 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Toronto, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
Although Ashcroft is now a "Bed, No Breakfast", our room had a fridge and a coffee maker, as well as ample dishes/cutlery available if you choose to buy your own breakfast fixings. The list of nearby restaurants was helpful. Ashcroft is within a 20 minute walk of downtown, the water, a massive park and several tourist attractions in the James Bay area and Cook Street Village. Our room was clean, spacious, quiet and comfortable. We've stayed here 3 or 4 times and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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brenda r wrote a review Aug. 2019
Nanaimo, Canada21 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a terrific stay in Victoria at the Ashcroft House Inn during the August long weekend. The home is beautiful and very well maintained with soaring ceilings and lovely decor throughout. Parking is predominantly on the street but we never struggled to find a spot. The location is beautiful and quiet, right by Beacon Park, close to James Bay village and Cook Street Village too. It's about a 25-30 minute scenic walk to downtown through the lovely residential neighborhood. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the beds are super comfortable. We enjoyed the outdoor side patio too. Although there is no breakfast provided, there are little take-along snacks for your outings and we felt the value was excellent. Communication with both Paula the owner and Alberto the on-site manager was excellent. We will stay here again when in Victoria!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bluebird, Cardiff wrote a review Aug. 2019
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A very attractive property built at the turn of the 20th century. Very good location in safe, upmarket James Bay. The Ashcroft is close to a large park and a pleasant coastal walk c20-30 mins to downtown, depending on your choice of route. Very convenient, regular and reliable buses can be found around the corner which cost $5 for an all day ticket. The Ashcroft is attractively furnished and well appointed. The Sheldon was a good size room with a large and very comfortable bed, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. The bathrobes were among the best we have come across. Although at the front of the building it was very quiet. We were made aware before our visit that breakfast was no longer provided beyond some granola bars/fruit available in the hallway. This did mean that we spent additional time/money on breakfast but we had no problem with this as we were warned and there were nice places to eat, one very reasonably priced only 5-10 mins walk. We were surprised to discover that the inn also has a policy of not freshening up the rooms in any way during your stay, irrespective of how long that may be. Considering we were staying for 5 nights we felt this was disappointing. Following our query about this on our second day, Alberto explained the policy and did offer to do whatever we needed as a special request. We decided to go along with the policy and made our own bed for the rest of our stay. There were no cleaning products in the room to freshen up the hand basin etc. Perhaps this policy reflects differences between B & Bs in the UK and Canada. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Ashcroft and would certainly recommend it as a reasonably priced and very nice place to stay in an ideal location.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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OWL_Safety wrote a review Aug. 2018
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This is what you really need on holiday. A place to be, on walking distance from all the attractions. Paulanne is a great host and the house is a welcome home away from home. The Victorian house breathes heritage from every pore and the ambiance is amazing. Paulanne serves no breakfast, she changed her concept. We called it ironically the 'bed no breakfast'. This turned out to be great, because there was no need for a 'getting up early discipline' and Paulanne helped us out to nearby food-stores and supermarkets. We stayed a couple of nights at the beginning of our Vancouver Island roundtrip. Luckily we could make an instant reservation for two more nights at the end of our tour. When we returned we felt as welcome as the first time. Again the stay was great. Thank you, Paulanne; all the best to you and yours. Cheers, Karin and Oeds.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashcroft House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Ashcroft House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Royal BC Museum (1.1 km), IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum (1.0 km), and Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashcroft House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Ashcroft House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashcroft House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legislative Dining Room, Heron Rock Bistro, and Pizzeria Prima Strada.
Are there any historical sites close to Ashcroft House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1.1 km), Craigdarroch Castle (2.4 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (1.2 km).