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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2011

We stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage in August 2011 and enjoyed the experience so much that we returned again late October 2011 simply to have a repeat! After looking at the numerous glowing reviews, we would endorse virtually all the positive comments. Worth also noting that most of the amazing breakfast foods are not only freshly prepared/baked, but also contain...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Gingerbread cottage B&B. Our room was very quaint, comfortable and fun. There is a little museum's worth of collectibles, antiques, heritage and culture found in all the little nooks and cubbies, walls and tables of the house. The breakfast was fabulous, and highly recommended. Vanessa waqs very helpful in suggesting things to do...

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Edmonton
Reviewed 25 August 2011

My fiance and I had planned to take my father to Victoria for his 65th birthday /retirement at the beginning of September. We booked well in advance and were looking forward to staying here. Unfortunately, a close family member of ours is terminally ill and we decided to postpone our trip. I phoned Vanessa 16 days prior to our stay...

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bistrita6, Owner at Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Quote from the above review: "Stayed August 2011, traveled with family" This reviewer said that she stayed here with her family in August. She never stayed here. She seems very frustrated and we empathize with her, even said a prayer for her. As for her 5 month long hold on her two rooms with a total of 12 nights and...

Vancouver
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Found this place through TripAdvisor and after checking out Gingerbread Cottage's website and seeing pictures of the amazing breakfast, decided to book here. We took the Helijet from Vancouver in the morning and the Cottage was very easy to find, being a 10-15 minute walk from the landing point in James Bay. Very conveniently located (although everything in Victoria is...

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Beaverton, Oregon
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Vanessa and her husband are great hosts and were very generous with their home, their food, and their love of their region. She made a lot of great suggestions for things to do and her breakfast is worth the price of the room alone. My daughter was fascinated with the two cockatoos and Butler the cat.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This Victorian style cottage is well-located within easy walking distance of the harbor. And you'll need the exercise to walk off Vanessa's fabulous breakfasts! The rooms are cozy, with everything you need including tea and coffee facilities, small refrigerator and cups/plates/silverware. Our room had an adjacent rooftop terrace which was quite nice. No AC, but you won't need it. Knowledgable...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 12 August 2011

This is a great little B&B for anyone who wants to stay close to the action downtown. After our delicious breakfast of omeletts and other various goodies we walked to the museum and other points of interest. Next time I would like to stay in the Lavender Room with the white crisp sheets and a garden deck off of it....

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San Diego
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My daughter and I, along with my dear Aunt Ann decided to take the Blackball Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, and I had researched this little bed and breakfast. It was all that and more. Very affordable, close to the ferry landing, in a beautiful neighborhood and the breakfasts were just unbelievable. It is so quaint and special in...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2011

We stayed for 6 nights late January-early February, and chose this location for proximilty to the ocean and to downtown, and for the description of the breakfasts. We were not disappointed on any count, and Vanessa and Dean's graciousness and hospitality were a highlight of our trip. Readers be warned: the breakfast (brunch, really) is not for wimps! Copious food,...

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2010

On our short trip we stayed at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B in Victoria for a couple of day's. Having worked in the Food and Beverage industry for close to 50 years, I am well qualified to write a review. The owner of the B&B; Vanessa von Schellwitz has a very charming personality. Most chef's could learn quite a bit from...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 59 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: RM398 - RM565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We loved our room upstairs with the verandah treetops and birds.”
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“The Lavender room has a roof top deck covered in flowers and little fountains etc., a lovely place to sit and enjoy a coffee or a drink”
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“Spend the extra money and get the Lavender room. Beautiful private deck”
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