Romantic Victoria BC Bed and Breakfasts
Nestled at the south end of Vancouver Island, Victoria BC is one of the most unique destinations in Canada. Victoria boasts one of the mildest climates in all of Canada — its summers are cool and breezy; its winters short, with the daffodils peeking out of the ground in February! Besides the ocean, which is an integral part of life on Vancouver Island, Victoria itself has a particular English charm as it was once a far-flung outpost of the British Empire. And where better to stay when in Victoria, than in one of this city’s romantic Victoria bed and breakfasts! Here are four that www.iLoveInns.com recommends you check out:
Just a short walk from Victoria’s famed Inner Harbor, the Albion Manor B&B (a.k.a Ryan’s Bed and Breakfast) is a wonderfully-restored 1892 home with large, flower-decked veranda. Its eight elegant Victorian bedrooms – and those who know this era know that these two terms don’t always go together! – provide truly romantic refuges for lovers of all ages. ‘Room 8′ has a Jacuzzi tubs, fireplace, private deck, and an ornately carved four-poster bed. Include gourmet breakfasts in this B&B’s Victorian dining room, and the Albion Manor is a must-see, must-stay location on Canada’s west coast.
If you love the sea, then you will love the Dashwood Manor Seaside Heritage B&B. Located beside Victoria’s spectacular Beacon Hill Park and scenic Dallas Road, Dashwood Manor is housed in a heritage 1912 English Tudor mansion; one of this city’s signature architectural styles. The ocean views and seaside access of this B&B will take your breath away. Inside, Dashwood Manor’s beautifully-decorated 11 rooms and tasty breakfasts – such as Dutch Toasties created with a freshly baked croissant base covered with ham, pineapple, asparagus and a deep layer of Swiss Emmenthal cheese – will satiate the most famished of lovers.
Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast is also close to Beacon Hill Park and the Pacific Ocean. But what really makes this B&B special is its delightful wooden architecture – both in the main inn and the two-room White Heather cottage – and its absolutely spectacular yet playful interiors. Simply put, Humboldt House combines the very best of period decoration with understated elegance and a sense of fun. Include champagne and homemade chocolate truffles upon your arrival; goose-down comforters, complimentary wireless internet, a CD stereo, fresh flowers and candlelight, and this B&B is yet another romantic refuge waiting for you in Victoria, B.C.
The Amore by the Sea B&B Inn & Seaside Spa is set on the Pacific Ocean. Just 20 minutes from downtown, this B&B nevertheless exists in a world of its own. You can walk down to the Amore’s private beach to watch eagles soar overhead, or otters and seals playing in the waves. Sometimes, a pod of killer whales will swim by for a visit. All three of this B&B’s rooms offer 180 degree unobstructed ocean views, plus luxurious amenities that will probably distract you from ever looking outside. To enhance your stay, the Amore’s onsite spa offers soothing facials, massages, and reflexology treatments. Take our advice: Take your lover to the Amore, and hide from so-called civilization!