We meet so many wonderful people who come to our bed and breakfast in Victoria. Operating a B&B has many rewards. It is a privilege to be a part of the creation of happy memories. We were reading through comments in our guest books and were quite overwhelmed by all the kind comments and testimonials so want to share some with you.
Linda and Martin.
To see them, either click on any of the following links. Some more general comments are lower on this page.
Returning guests comments Gardens - comments Special Occasions guests comments
Hospitality testimonials Breakfasts reviews Rooms comments
Cottage reviews Location reviews Some comparisons
You can also read over 170 independent traveller reviews of us at TripAdvisor.
Len and Sandy from California wrote to us in August 2011 "We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful B&B. Out of all of the B&B's we stayed at, yours was by far the best, the room, your hospitality and of course the morning breakfast set the
tone for the remainder of our trip... We arrived home just a few hours ago and we wish we were still on vacation....Sandy will go into Trip Advisor and add our comments.....Hope to see you again on our much anticipated return trip...."
A TripAdvisor example from August 2008 is:-
"Our 3-day stay at Gazebo Bed & Breakfast in Victoria on Vancouver Island is truly one of the best lodging experiences we've ever had. The proprietors, Linda & Martin, were a joy to meet, and proved very helpful in guiding us to Victoria's many wonderful tourist attractions. They are incredibly organized - individual binders of things like restaurants, must-see destinations and ferry information awaited us and believe me, we used it! The Gazebo itself is a beautiful house in the wine country. The rooms are clean, painted in vivid colors, each with their own outside access. The breakfasts are top-notch as well. I happen to have an egg allergy that I warned Linda about, and she made a few special breakfasts just for me that were wonderful. Fresh fruit accompanied all our meals, as well as outstanding coffee and tea. I think what we liked best, though, was the warmth we felt staying there. Linda & Martin struck us as very real people who really enjoy what they do - and are thrilled to share their knowledge and love of Victoria with their guests to make their stay on the island all that more enjoyable. On our next visit to Victoria, we'll definitely be looking them up again."
Some General Comments from our guest books.
We've had the privilege of staying in all three memorable rooms at the Gazebo. The ambiance is perfect. Many thanks for all your elegance and thoughtfulness. Birdie & Jack, Laguna Beach, CA.
Linda & Martin are the ultimate inn keepers! The breakfast was superb! The room was tastefully appointed; the gardens are delightful. The environment was tranquil & welcoming. Brian & Ceciley, Burbank, CA.
The Gazebo is, without a doubt, the best B & B we have ever visited. Charming amenities, beautiful decor & gardens. Our hosts, Linda and Martin, are delightful & most helpful. Delicious breakfasts. In short, everything SUPERB! Dennis & Pamela, Suffolk, VA.
A beautifully appointed home and grounds, lovely breakfasts, charming and helpful hosts – it doesn't get better than this! Lee & Gary, Eugene, OR.
I am an innkeeper and was recommended by one of my guests to come here. The place is wonderful. The breakfast divine. Most importantly ~ the hospitality is 5 Star. Jo, Friday Harbor, WA.
Roses are red, violets are blue. Sure wish I could decorate and cook like you. Denny & LaVie, Hamel, MN.
Such a perfect combination of peacefulness, comfort, amenities, hospitality and great food. Bruce & Mae, Camrose, AB.
The little touches all reflect the care and attention – and devotion to offering a B+B experience that is "extra-ordinaire". Murray & Doris.
What an amazing place! Everything was absolutely wonderful. The cottage, the garden, the tub, the bed and most definitely the breakfast. The Brannons, Eugene, OR.
We LOVED our stay at the Gazebo, and when we can afford another trip to Victoria, we'll be back. We are still walking on air. Your hospitality is the BEST. I think we each gained five pounds from your delicious breakfasts. Kris & Elizabeth, Wichita, KS.
Thank you for the peace that I felt here. It was just what the doctor ordered. Steve & Lolita, Puyallup, WA.
Thank you ever so much for providing us with four wonderful days during our recent trip to Victoria. Thank you Linda for your absolutely fabulous breakfasts every morning! After the first morning, the anticipation for the following morning's breakfast was on our mind all day. Every day you amazed us! We loved the way that you had everything set up so nicely to provide comfort to your guests in your wonderfully decorated home. Your gardening skills are exceptional and are reflected in your wonderful landscape. Sitting in your garden and reading takes a good book to a whole new level! You were truly excellent hosts to us and the other guests and we can't thank you enough for the fine food and hospitality! This was our first ever B&B experience and we are looking for excuses to come back. We truly loved it and have already recommended your B&B to friends. Doreen & Mert, Calgary, AB.
Thank you for the most amazing bed & breakfast ever. The room was absolutely beautiful & you were fabulous as well. The breakfast was amazing and we will be sure to return. Nicole & David, Edmonton, AB.
Our stay was sensational! We truly appreciated all the wonderful advice you gave us. We are already planning our next stay here in late summer! Patrice & David, Seattle, WA.
Our stay here was perfect!! Beautiful immaculate room, lovely bathroom w/ everything! Breakfast was served so beautifully. We also found your assistance finding another B&B most helpful. Den & Linda, West Covina, CA.
This is as close to heaven as you can get while still living. Trudy & Ed, Victoria, BC.
This trip has exceeded our expectations beyond our wildest dreams! The food was fabulous, the room was romantic and the memories will last a lifetime. Mark & Delitha, Puyallup, WA.
We can say that, after 2 months of adventure in Alaska and Canada we have not met such a degree of excellence. Jean & Anne, France.
Your attention to detail is magnificent. The room is beautiful and very comfortable. Thank you for the extra time you took to give us directions. Breakfast was a work of art. Tom & Della, Bakersfield, CA.
Where do we begin – we can’t even find the words to express our experience here at your gorgeous Bed and Breakfast. From the moment we arrived we felt like royalty. Ray & Sandy, Riverside, CA.
We didn’t know what to expect coming to a B+B for the first time. We can not quite say or express how much we have enjoyed the peacefulness of this place, the warmness and graciousness you both have extended to us. So we will just have to return. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Joel & Caitlin.
- more specific Victoria bed and breakfast testimonials can be seen via links near the top of this page.
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