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Dayspring Farm Bed & Breakfast

9.8 | Excellent
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15-min. drive from downtown, guests enjoyed food at the breakfast, friendly service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests praised the food serviced at the free breakfast
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown Victoria by car
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean, spacious and comfortable
  • A couple of reviewers found their rooms quiet
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in a somewhat residential area, between Francis King Regional Park and Camosun College. This B&B offers only two rooms and is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

Both rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a hair dryer, a sofabed, bathrobes and a sitting area. One room also includes a mini-fridge and a DVD player. Both rooms have an en suite bathroom. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available. 

Well-behaved pets are permitted in the guest rooms at no additional charge (provided there is no damage to the rooms) and this B&B has two Jack Russell terriers on site.

A free breakfast is served daily between 7 am and 10 am, but special arrangement may be made for earlier or later breakfast service. The menu includes baked goods, seasonal fruit and a main course.

Other on-site amenities include free parking and a guest computer station. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Access to the Trans-Canada Highway is about 8 minutes away by car, while the Gorge Vale Golf Club is a 10-minute drive away. Downtown Victoria is about 15 minutes away by car and features Miniature World, the Victoria Bug Zoo, ferry service to Port Angeles, Washington, the Royal B.C. Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. 

The Butchart Gardens are about 16 to 20 minutes away by car, while the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and ferry service to Sidney, B.C., are both a 25-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 31, 2014: Free breakfast hours, pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Many guests seemed to thoroughly enjoy their stay at this B&B, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly and welcoming service, while several reviewers added that the hosts were knowledgeable about the area. One guest said that the hosts, "are welcoming from the moment you enter and you are made to feel [like] one of the family."

Many guests praised the food served at the free breakfast, while several guests enjoyed spotting deer on the property while eating their breakfast.

Many reviewers found the B&B well located for driving to Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria.

The rooms were described as clean, generally comfortable and spacious by several guests, while a few reviewers found the rooms well equipped with amenities, like a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. A couple of guests mentioned that the rooms were quiet.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property should note that there is no on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.4 out of 10, based on 59 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this B&B #17 out of 110 B&Bs and Inns in Saanich, with an average score of 5 out of 5, based on 21 guest reviews.

The author called the property on March 31, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Dayspring Farm Bed & Breakfast
370 Hector Road, Saanich, BC