Haterleigh Heritage Inn

Address: 243 Kingston Street, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, V8V 1V5, Canada | B&B
 
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This B&B, located in the James Bay area of Victoria, is near Inner Harbour, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parliament, and Eagle Wing Tours.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Haterleigh Heritage Inn Victoria

Plan to Return

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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!

Honeymoon Delight

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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

Haterleigh Heritage Inn is exceptional!

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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.

The Haterleigh was beyond our expectations. The Victorian beauty of this turn-of-the-century home; the incredible stained glass windows and the comfortable room with jacuzzi bath for two made it a perfectly romantic event. The Kelly's were welcoming and hospitable; like long-time friends.

The breakfast with such a variety of fresh fruits, eggs benedict (one day) and blueberry french toast (the next) were exceptional. We especially enjoyed the other couples there whom we shared breakfast with, including one couple from near San Francisco and another from the Portland area. It was great perspective on other places we like to visit.

Paul and Elizabeth made reservations for us for a Saturday night adventure at Butchart Gardens (with fireworks); a city tour including the historic Craigdarroch Castle; and restaurants that were perfect for what we'd sought.

For us, Victoria is just a two-hour drive and a one-hour ferry ride. We've enjoyed it frequently over the years, but it is so much nicer when you get accommodations and service that we got from the Haterleigh. We're looking forward to our next visit!

Dan &

DeNise Monahan

The best B&B in Victoria

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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

Fabulous victorian

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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!!

Looking for that romantic weekend away?

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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.

Mom's Dream Come True at the Haterleigh

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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

Very Disappointing!!

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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.

First, we were asked to take our shoes off, then we were told breakfast was at 8:30 only. Paul Kelly, the innkeeper, added, and I quote, "If you arrive at 8:35, you get crumbs." I questioned this policy and he replied that after all the breakfast was "free", "gratis". Loud classical music (overture from the Marriage of Figaro) was played at 8:15, there would be no sleeping in here, to announce breakfast. Not conducive to romance and cocooning. We stayed in the Daydreams suite, one of the two top priced rooms. The bed was great as was the two person jacuzzi tub if tubs do it for you. The settee and the chair in the sitting room were wicker. Wicker is cheap and not very comfortable for curling up and reading a book. We'll stay elsewhere on our next trip.

A wonderful B&B, just fantastic

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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

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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.

TripAdvisor Reviews Haterleigh Heritage Inn Victoria

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
 

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