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Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Free Breakfast
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
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 Inner Harbour, 1/2 block from ocean. Take the airporter to and from our door...
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59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
1 km to Inner Harbour Airport
12 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
1.1 km from Royal BC Museum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We were tracing our family roots and staying in this quaint 1850s cottage made the experience more authentic. The bedrooms are large, bathroom, kitchen and laundry very serviceable and the artificial gas log fire was a great touch. The homemade bread and breakfast was excellent...More

Thank CTorpey
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Vanessa the host is very helpful with recommendations for dining and shopping. She serves up a very filling breakfast that will last you until dinner! She served omelets and fried potatoes the first day and apricot dumplings, scrambled eggs and sausage the next. Our room...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Vanessa, the owner and chef, is a love. First in the morning, the Austrian buffet and then the cooked to order breakfast with MANY choices. Everything fresh and organic. Could not be better. There is a flight of stairs to any of the rooms, but...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
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Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$91 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$91 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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hellohelenm
9 July 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
23 January 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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