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North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our eighth stay at the Guest House and once again it was enjoyable. Lori is always very welcoming and she serves up great breakfasts. The new owner Duncan was a pleasure to meet for the first time. We're usually over in Victoria once or twice a year and always stay here. Highly recommend for a nice quiet get...

Thank Danny50
Duncan M, Owner at Oak Bay Guest House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you like it here in our nice peaceful corner of Oak Bay and keep coming back. Lori is always happy to meet and greet people and she is a fantastic cook! The Oak Bay Guest House breakfasts always receive great reviews. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Thank you!

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Each room is done in a different style and named accordingly. The place is immaculate. The fireplace in a living room is on all the time. The Times Colonist is waiting for you to do sudoku, crossword puzzle etc. Duncan, the owner and the staff are most accommodating making sure that you feel like royalty. The fresh flowers (like for...

Thank Danuta K
Duncan M, Owner at Oak Bay Guest House, responded to this review

You're most welcome. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Good luck with your new adventure!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We understand this place is under new management. We had a comfortable stay. If we had stayed longer we would have made use of the lovely upstairs lounge. Breakfast was very good and we were given home made muffins to enjoy during our travels.

Thank Sarah W
Duncan M, Owner at Oak Bay Guest House, responded to this review

Yes the lounge upstairs is really lovely, especially in the spring when the trees are in blossom. I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast and muffins too, we get lots of good comments about those. We hope you will come back and stay longer next time!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I had a very enjoyable stay. Lori welcomed me and showed me to my room. They have free wifi and a code to get in through the front door. It is situated in a quiet lovely neighbourhood. My room was nice and comfy and had everything I needed. Breakfast in the morning was lovely and portions are very generous: choice...

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have stayed at this B&B multiple times. The property is the only B&B in Oak Bay and is situated in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and art galleries. It is a short drive to downtown Victoria and has free parking. The inn is very comfortable and quiet. The breakfasts are very good and are...

1Thank USCalgarian
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sweet! I had my first stay here duringthe high season of August. I was very delighted. Its VERY VERY peaceful. I say it is One of a kind" beautiful There is a very civilized yet warm and personable air to the service, the house and garden. If you are into historic homes of stature and a relaxing stay in a...

Thank Travel333333A
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stayed two nights in August with friends and family and we really enjoyed ourselves. The Guest House is a treasure and Oak Bay was a pleasure to explore. Walking distance to Oak Bay Marina with great views and dining. Quiet and gorgeous neighbourhood. One of our party went for a run to Cattle Point which is a beautiful part of...

1Thank laidlawliz
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This was my first time staying at the Oak Bay Guest House. It was a lovely retreat! I stayed in the Oriental Suite, which had both a sitting room and a private balcony. The bed was very comfy, and the food was almost over the top! Really feel like it was a great value. One thing I'd recommend is to...

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Valley, Washington
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stayed here on our summer vacation to Victoria. I loved the old world charm and ambiance. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are excellent and they even give you extra muffins or scones as a snack for later. The rooms and furniture are old fashioned, that is part of the charm. I would highly recommend Oak Bay...

Thank Mary S
Duncan M, Owner at Oak Bay Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we're glad your enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The oak bay guest house has a certain old british charm. Nevertheless the rooms are too old and the bathrooms need to be renewed. Breakfast was good and the Stuff was friendly. The Oak Bay house is a bit far from the main Town center of Victoria.

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Duncan M, Owner at Oak Bay Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are always pleased to receive feedback. Actually the guest house has just changed hands and, although many updates have already been done, we are aware that there are still a couple of things that could be improved. It would be useful to know which room you stayed in so we could focus particular attention...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the quiet, safe community of Oak Bay, where wealthy Victorians have been escaping the hustle and bustle of Victoria's Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel for over a hundred years. Be only minutes (and a world) away from all the Victoria has to offer. This Victoria Bed and Breakfast, located in BC, Canada, is a gracious 1912 Victorian Home. The home was converted to the Newport Inn in 1922 and has been accommodating travelers to Victoria since then. There are 9 rooms and 2 suites, all with private bathrooms (10 of the bathrooms are en suite). Free breakfast. Sun lounge is perfect for an afternoon cup of tea or snack. A fireside lounge is cozy for an evening glass of wine. Oak Bay is a walkers paradise. Easy walking distance to Oak Bay Village, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Oak Bay Marina, Victoria Golf Club, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Willow Beach and almost countless parks. Close to University of Victoria and Camosun. Enjoy the tranquility of a traditional English home in the heart of Oak Bay Village, steps from the Salish Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oak Bay Guest House

Address: 1052 Newport Ave, Oak Bay, British Columbia V8S 5E3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Oak Bay
Price Range: $136 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bay Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Oak Bay Guest House Hotel Victoria
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Surrey, Canada
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“We love the "Romance" room”
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“Check the website, the Oak Bay is magical, quiet, elegant and peaceful”
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“Request rooms based on bed sizes and bathroom needs.”
USCalgarian, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask the hosts.. they will guide you to a comfotable stay!”
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