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... then returned back to the condo for a little break and then when it was dark took a short walk along the harbour to see the Parliament Buildings lit up at night.
Overall, we had another wonderful day. I was so proud that Mom was able to keep up with me all day... and it was nice to rest along the way and take in the beauty of the area while on this walk... :)
... quite michelin man like when we were decked out in our gear. That didnt matter as long as it didnt scare the orca. We boarded our speed boat with 8 others and headed first to Race rock which is marine sanctuary to the west of Victoria harbour (Park covers 1600 feet diameter around the island). Harbour seals, stellar sea lions and californian sea lions all frequent this area, along with an abudance of birds. Within this region there is also a lighthouse (now ...
... here. Lucky camping will save us so much money. Once we had priced everything we will need, we went back to the hostel to get jumpers before heading back down to the wharf. We discovered that we have to really slow down our speaking for people to understand what we are saying. Luckily... Our biologist captain used to live in Australia and work on the Great Barrier Reef, so he was easy to talk to. The boat was a small action man style boat and the ...
... didn't get to visit very long :( but hopefully I'll see her and Ben tomorrow.
We then wandered down to Canwest Mall for a brief couple of minutes. Then home and a relaxing movie and grilled cheese sandwiches for supper. Yum.
Kari crashed early and I watched a second movie then was in bed before 11.
Tomorrow we're going for dim ...
... border of the next country on our route and purchased the required insurance from an agent located right there. But in the case of both the USA and Canada this is not how it works. The requirement in the case of both is that one is supposed to arrange and purchase liability cover before crossing into the country concerned! We had experienced this to an extent when arriving in the USA after crossing the border from Mexico some weeks ago, but on that occasion had in spite of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Haterleigh Heritage Inn Victoria
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We don't often stay at Bed and Breakfasts but found the Haterleigh to be utterly charming. Our room was absolutely delightful and the breakfasts were amazing and kept us going well into the day. Paul and Elizabeth made us feel very welcome. We plan to return as soon as our schedules permit. It was so calm and peaceful - what a joy!
My wife and I waited three years to celebrate our honeymoon, and chose The Haterleigh Heritage Inn as a place to stay at while in Victoria. Our decision was well worth the wait!
From the moment we pulled up to the Inn, we noticed how much care and love Paul and Elizabeth put into their Inn - from the quality furnishings and decorations inside, to the manicured landscaping outside.
Our room was spotless; bed comfortable; bathroom luxurious; and, breakfasts sumptuous.
Paul and Elizabeth were delightful hosts, and made our stay a true pleasure.
Plus the Inn is well situated, within walking distance to Victoria's museums, waterfront and restaurants.
This was a lucky find for us, and is definitely a place that we would go back to.
Jeff & Beth
We spent a long weekend celebrating our 25th Anniversary (7/22/04) in one of our favorite cities - Victoria, B.C. ! For the occasion, we sought out someplace extra special. We'd heard about the Haterleigh from family who had stayed there and raved about it.
Last summer my husband and I took a two-week holiday on Vancouver Island and opted to stay at five different B&B establishments in Victoria. All were comfortable, some were more friendly than others but in our opinion only two or three provided great value for money. In our order of preference we ranked them as Number 1. Haterliegh Inn - truly beautiful lodgings in a prime location with genuinely friendly hosts Number 2. Andersen House - Haterleigh's similarly attractive neighbour Number 3. Prior House Number 4. Abbeymore Manor and finally the last Number 5. Abigale's. None of the B&Bs were cheap and posted rates were similar to those at luxurious hotels such as Grand Pacific and Coast Harbourside. Also these hotels were more welcoming and offered better central and more picturesue locations than some of the named B&B. From our experience in Victoria, we concluded that B&Bs are an exciting alternative if operated efficiently. And without question Haterleigh Inn and Andersen House are first-class operations. Our stay at Haterleigh was outstanding but our time at Abigale's wasn't. But even the friendly folks at Haterleigh may have even more competition now that the magnificent Marriot has opened
The Haterleigh is a fabulous, romantic Victorian mansion set within a couple of blocks of the inner harbour and a nice stroll to downtown Victoria. The honeymoon suite was beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing.
Loved the Jacuzzi for two! Thank you to Paul and Elizabeth for the healthy, delicious, gourmet breakfasts. Excellent service! Gracious hospitality! Would love to return to the Haterleigh!!
We spent a weekend at the Haterleigh this past January, and couldn't have asked for more. While it was a bit cold and wet outside, we had a perfect weekend thanks to Paul and Elizabeth.Our room (Day Dreams, recently remodeled) was perfect, and the in-suite Jacuzzi helped warm us up after a day in the cold. Breakfast each morning was outstanding, with Paul serving up generous helpings of exquisite food and good cheer. Adding to the incredible atmosphere was the classical music to which we awoke each morning and the sherry hour each afternoon.Paul's recommendations for dinner and activities were also perfect, and helped complete our romantic weekend away.All told, our experience at the Haterleigh could not have been better, in any way. We would recommend it (and already have!) to anyone and everyone looking for that perfect place to have a quiet, romantic weekend away.
I wanted to make my Mom's first visit to Victoria as memorable and special as I could. She just celebrated her 80th birthday and had always dreamed of going to Victoria. I knew that I had chosen a very special place just by looking at the web site of the Haterleigh and all it had to offer. Paul and family took care of everything for us. They suggested wonderful resturants and tours in the city. The Haterleigh was one of the most exquiste B&B's I have ever stayed at. The fruit plate that greeted us each morning was a master piece. Thank you Elizabeth for your kindness and excellant breakfast each morning. We always looked forward to coming "home" each evening to a warm glass of sherry served in the beautiful stained glass parlor. I would recommend the Haterleigh to anyone who wishes to step inside a grand Victoria home and be pampered while visiting this beautiful city. Sincerely, Cathy Jones Oakhurst, Ca 93644
Don't get me wrong if all you want is a great breakfast in a charming structure with a great location for top dollar, then this is the place for you. However, we were interested in a cozy little getaway to relax, maybe cocoon a little, sleep in maybe and definitely to be pampered.
A wonderful B&B, just fantastic
My wife and I went back to where we got engaged, but choose a different B&B, and we're sooooo glad we did. A Haterleigh Heritage Inn is by far the prettiest B&B we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. How romantic it was to head back to this beautiful city, even if it was the rainy season. From the Brandy in the late afternoon, to the jacuzzi suite, to the hospitality and delicious breakfast of our innkeepers, I would have to rate this B&B an A+. Try it sometime, you'll not be disappointed.
Exquisite in every detail
The Haterleigh is billed as "The only 5-Star B&B in Victoria". When we arrived, I saw immediately why the 5 stars are deserved. This is not just a nice old house with some antiques - all of the details are well done, and fit with the decor and theme of this wonderful old house from the early 1900's. The stained glass alone had me transfixed, and our room was terrific; from the decorative plasterwork on the ceiling, to the luxurious bed and the jetted tub that really is comfortable for two.The innkeepers were not only pleasant, but really interesting to talk with as we ate our very good breakfast.We went for our anniversary, and would select the Haterleigh for another special occasion without hesitation.