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... about Jennie Butchart.
Jennie was an accomplished artist whom her teacher saw great talent in when she was a student of hers. The teacher helped her get into a very prominent school in Paris. At the same time she was accepted to this school, Jennie was also courted by a young gentleman by the name of Robert. Robert proposed marriage to Jennie and so she never did go to the school in Paris.
Robert did gain ...
... the province. It was a great experience and definitely a must-do.
After dinner, no one really felt the need to return to the hotel room just yet, so we took the scenic coastal route down and were surprised by the beauty of the sea, islands and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, US. (A little Once Upon a Time note here: the streets we passed were called: Dallas, Goodwin and King George!)
Our visit to Victoria in a nutshell! :)
*** To place this in context and view the timeline, begin by clicking on 'About This Blog' *** Tuesday, 27 November 2012 The plan for this day was to relax; explore Victoria's Inner Harbour area, China Town and look for some good West coast craft brewery style beverages. Also, I suppose it is about time I start to think about how to travel from Vancouver, BC back to Toronto, ON. As it was 'off season', I was able to negotiate a very nice hotel room overlooking the ...
... t charge out-of-country fees, ATM card as your back-up, if driving have your current drivers license, registration, & car insurance, turn of your data plan on your smart phone or you'll pay near your life, keep copy of passport, license, & credit cards in a safe bag you leave at the hotel on case you get mugged, & bring your own snack bars! You didn't know I'm an organized, practical traveler usually did you! So, rebounded & ...
... and smiled. I had my new blog and I was going to be able to cross some more things off my bucket list at the same time.
I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver Island is the largest North American Island in the Pacific. It is 460 kilometers long and 50 to 80 kilometers wide. While over 700,000 people live on Vancouver Island, more than half of them live in Victoria, the Capital of British Columbia, located on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
My husband and I stayed at the Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We took advantage of their Getaway Package which included: 1st night free (couldn't have afforded it otherwise) in a deluxe oceanview room, breakfast in bed, tickets to Butchart Gardens (with water shuttle access), and $100 spa discount.
My wife and I spent Labor Day weekend at Brentwood Bay. It was excellent. There are two reviews posted on TripAdvisor that were discouraging to us prior to our trip. As our experience was completely the opposite, I felt compelled to write. The only point I would acknowledge is that Brentwood Bay is different from other SLH hotels at which we have stayed (e.g. significant acreage in the English countryside or New Zealand's Southern Alps). If you expect that type of hotel, you might be disappointed. Brentwood Bay Lodge is a luxurious hotel that anchors a marina/harbor (though admittedly the well-designed website does not include pictures that make that clear -- other than providing sections on the pub, marina, etc.) Once an hour you can watch the local ferry dock out in front of the hotel (yet no sound is audible from your room or deck!) and load-up with 16 cars. The pub is a great spot for casual food with excellent pizzas and a vivrant local scene. The spa is everything one would expect (though no fitness room). The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and food worthy of a SLH hotel, but the food is not noteworthy. Therefore, given the price point of Brentwood's restaurant, I'd recommend pizzas for room service. After all, the best part of this hotel is the room with a clever design for integrating the bathroom (anchored by a large spa bath) with the bedroom. So, head for Vancouver Island, disgard any images that you might have of a luxury hotel in the middle of nowhere and picture a luxury hotel in the middle of Brentwood, a small coastal Canadian community. It's worth the trip!
Beautiful, superb views, superb rooms...just got back from our one year anniversary, loved the service, the food was amazing, try the honey chili Wings, some of the best ive ever tried...The Spa was fantastic, excellent personal staff...Highly recomended
What a location! Brentwood bay is prefect place to have an adventure. We originally booked 2 nights but ended up staying 4. The layout of the property is very good and the rooms are wonderful. They all have a private balcony with a view to the ocean. The bed, bath and shower are first class. And the extras like internet and free local and long distance (north America) calls are an important detail. The wireless doesn't work to well but the direct connection in the room is fine. The lodge is new, so there are a few details and learning curves some of the staff need to work on. A few of the staff are exceptional and obviously have 5 star experience, but the rest seem to suffer from short term memory loss. Almost every time I asked for something it was forgotten. This is a very 'laid back' place so this is excused, but the lodge will need to train the staff a bit better if it wants to be on par with the small luxury hotels of the world. The breakfast and food is fantastic and the pub is a relaxing place at anytime. My wife said her spa treatment was the "best ever". And the eco tour operator (Matthew) was top notch. Recommended!! See you again Brentwood bay lodge and spa.
We just returned from 3-day stint at Brentwood Bay Lodge as part of our honeymoon in British Columbia, and we can't say enough about it. We chose to schedule the Brentwood Bay stay as the first stop in our 10-day trip as it offered a chance to both get far away from the headaches of city life (and our wedding) and to still remain close to leisure activities. We never regretted it for a second.
Just returned from spending a few days at the Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa. Having stayed at the Small Luxury Hotels truly wonderful properties in the US and Europe over the years, I relied on the network's standards of admitting new members. To my disappointment, Brentwood Bay Lodge fell entirely short of my expectations. There is nothing even remotely luxurious about this hotel - the rooms are small, the fireplaces are a joke (gas, set on a 20 min timer), the pool is tiny, more like a children's pool, not big enough for laps, 5" deep at the deepest end. Contrary to the statements in the promotional brochure and the online profile, the hotel has no fitness center. The front desk staff is young and friendly but inexperienced and incompetent. The hotel is located on a two-lane road leading to a local ferry, there is a lot of traffic to be heard and seen, the view from the rooms is that of the road, of a large ugly parking lot for the Hotel's Pub's guests and some trees. Nothing serene about it. In short, would never recommend this hotel to anyone.
just stayed at victorias newest luxury resort, i found nothing luxurious there. the "hotel" is really a motel,i had poor service with every meal and only one good lunch.the view was of trees only and the hotel is is in the middle of a native reserve we bought a get away package which included a spa service but the spa had no availability for us, we were promised vip seating to see fireworks at butchart gardens but there was no such thing and we had to drive there ourselves after being promised water shuttle. our tee times which we reserved a month prior were not made and there wasnt a fitness center or business center or computer we could use after we had been given the run around by several staff members, all in all it was one disaster after another and it seemed as though no one even cared. i would nevr recommend this property and would only recommend small luxury hotels should not have accepted them as members
We just returned from a two night stay at Brentwood Bay lodge. It is an absolutely stunning place to stay. We took advantage of the getaway package and enjoyed a water taxi ride to a Butchart Gardens' private entrance, had a massage at the spa and ate a sumptuous breakfast in our room overlooking the water. The third floor rooms by far have the most spectacular views and they have sloping high ceilings that make the rooms feel spacious and luxurious. The rooms have throughtful details such as robes, beautiful spa products, fresh flowers and well-placed lighting: all seemed aimed at the sole goal of pampering and awing hotel guests. The hotel is still in its opening stages and we did find that there were times that staff seemed a little unsure of policies but their friendliness and willingness to help made everything seem nearly flawless. We had a truly restful, peaceful and wonderful time at Brentwood Bay and would return in a second.
Brentwood Bay Lodge was quite perfect,
I wanted to move in. The rooms are laid out and decorated beautifully with balconies,big views, huge tubs and showers, fireplaces, candles, and soothing colors. Meals in both restaurants were excellent , with gratious servers (like Matt)and a great Bellini mixed by Adam at the Pub.The overall lodge feeling is accomplished with wonderfull wood, panoramic windows, and lots of outdoor seating.
Just returned from a lovely 2 day get away to Vancouver Island and the beautiful, new Brentwood Bay Lodge. It is located in a quiet and charming suburb of Victoria. It is a very "west coast" type of lodge with lots of beautiful wood and a casual, warm atmosphere.