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Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast

9.9 | Excellent
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Delightful B&B overlooking Shawnigan Lake with chef-made breakfasts and comfy rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as delicious and fresh
  • Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's beautiful surrounding and proximity to Shawnigan Lake
  • Guests enjoyed clean, comfortable rooms, some with views of the lake
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located on Shawnigan Lake and about a 9-minute drive from Shawnigan's city centre, Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast is geared towards travellers who prefer a lakeside hotel with a free breakfast, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, cable TV and a shared or private bathroom. Rooms with a fireplace are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a hot tub, a guest kitchen, meeting/banquet space, a sitting area, a games room, BBQ facilities, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details).

Memory Island Provincial Park is about a 7-minute drive of the hotel, while Mill Bay Shopping Centre can be found 19 minutes away by car. Shawnigan Lake Museum is roughly a 12-minute drive away and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 50-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted upon request, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 1, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, breakfast and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as welcoming, attentive and accommodating. One patron noted, "Della is a wonderful host who's meticulous attention to detail makes the Dock such a warm and homely destination".

The hotel's location was complimented by numerous lodgers. They found it to be beautiful and rejuvenating, as well as close to Lake Shawnagan, Butchart Gardens, Cobble Hill, whale watching, the Trans-Canada Trail and Victoria.

Many reviewers were impressed with the hotel's breakfast, describing it as amazing, delicious, freshly prepared and of gourmet quality. One guest remarked, "The second morning we could take our time at breakfast and enjoyed lattes, just baked apple strudel, peaches and blueberries and perfect eggs benedict".

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with beautiful lake views and comfortable beds. 
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The Bad
There were no notable complaints for this B&B.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 8 Shawnigan Lake B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 1, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 9.9/10 based on 43 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Shawnigan Lake

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Map Marker Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast
1874 West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC