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Cottage Pirouette Bed and Breakfast

401 Lampson Street , Victoria, V9A 5Y9 Canada (Show map)
28 Reviews
$CAD 105 - $CAD 159
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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining3.9

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Very impressive

5 on May 03, 2012

We were treated so well, just like we were family. Very accommodating for our stay. Thank you so much.

Excellent value and a convenient location.

4.2 on January 08, 2012

We spent five days at the Cottage Pirouette on our recent visit. We were immediately surprised when Lorraine introduced our 10 year old son to her cache of Lego bricks. The stay got better from there. The room (Camellia) was a perfect fit for the three of us, and the en-suite bath is very convenient. At 6' 2" (188 cm) I found the attic location of the shower a bit cramped, but the hand-held worked well enough. While Camellia faces the front of the house (the window near the roof peak in the photo), we were never disturbed by any traffic noise. The morning meals were a treat with Lorraine and her family serving excellently prepared foods. The "family style" dining provides a great opportunity to meet the other guests in the house. For other meals there is a guest kitchenette or many dining options within reach. We definitely enjoyed the location; with easy walks to the beach, local parks, a water taxi stop (closed during the winter months, unfortunately), shopping, and family. A bus stop right outside and ample parking make for easy connection to Victoria. Guests have access to the front door at all times, so we were never concerned about staying out too late. And, of course, the garden hot tub was a special treat after a couple of long days. We will definitely come back to stay here.

Lots of Charm with Warm Hospitality

4.6 on October 23, 2011

Thank you for a wonderful experience in your home. You have a beautiful home in a very quiet setting. The rooms were so comfortable and so clean. We hope to come back again and hopefully for a little longer stay. K, J and M.

Scenic Ocean Walk

4.0 on October 14, 2011

I truly enjoyed my two night stay! The service was outstanding as the owner was pleasant and very helpful. The great surprise of the weekend was the scenic ocean walk that is just two blocks from the Pirouette. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

Nice stay

4.4 on August 25, 2011

this B&B is very nice, not too far from the town centre in a nice surrounding, with nice possibilities of walks.

Victoria summer 2011

3.8 on August 22, 2011

Lorraine was the best hostess. She gave us great information about the town and area. She worked around our kids' food choices. The house is quaint and is a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

A return trip as memorable and comfortable as the original!

4.2 on August 09, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Cottage Pirouette for 11 of our 13 nights in BC last month (July). Lorraine is a warm and genuine hostess who facilitates her guests making new friends from around the world. Her children (teens-young adults) are polite, hospitable and helpful as well. We found the location to be ideal- a quiet residential neighbourhood and only a few blocks from two of the most scenic waterfront parks in Esquimalt, with bus service at the door, and off-street parking for our rental car. Her 'green home' meshed well with our own values of recycling, composting, and using the sun and wind to dry laundry! We felt at home and at ease, and will definitely stay with Lorraine on our next trip to Victoria.

Memorable stay at Cottage Pirouette

4.2 on July 31, 2011

In June 2011 my friends and I stayed at Cottage Pirouette for three nights, in Daffodil, Wisteria and Camellia. The rooms were nicely decorated and everything was beautifully clean. Two of the rooms share a bathroom, but it's huge with an excellent shower and plenty of towels available. Lorraine is a wonderful host, providing tea and cake on arrival and always ready with helpful information. The location is good too, less than 10 minutes drive into Victoria in a pleasant suburb. I thoroughly recommend this b&b. We've stayed there twice now and wouldn't hesitate to come back.

A delightful stay

4.2 on July 24, 2011

Very nice, clean and comfortable, and a convenient location. Lorraine is a great innkeeper, and goes out of her way to be as helpful as possible.

Delightful Stay at Cottage Pirouette

4.2 on July 22, 2011

Lorraine and her family do an excellent job of providing a home away from home. The rooms are comfortable and clean; the breakfast is very tasty and filling. Her prices are probably about the best in Victoria. The people are absolutely the best. Lorraine is always ready to offer tips on things to do and how to get to them, and to meet any needs we had. It was so much fun interacting with other guests -- I love that Lorraine uses the traditional B&B pattern of having everyone eat together at one table. Our Victoria vacation was really enhanced by getting to know the others staying there. One thing important to us was having a room with separate beds. We are sisters who love to travel together and don't mind sharing a room but want our own beds. So often this is hard to find in a B&B, so having the ground-floor room (since we're not so good with stairs) with twin beds was perfect for us. Joy Neal Fort Worth, Texas

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Rooms & Rates


Looking out over the patio on the second floor, this room faces the welcoming sunrise. The koi pond and stream is viewed from Daffodil room. With cozy wood walls and an inviting queen bed, daffodil offers comfort away from home. This room offers a shared bath with Wisteria, so makes a great combination for family or friends. To ensure your privacy and comfort, the bathroom has separately marked towel bars and vanity drawers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 95 - $CAD 99


Located in the new addition looking out to the front garden, this lovely bedroom offers a generous king bed, with a smooth satin-finish feather duvet. There is a loveseat in the corner. Silk drapes create a dramatic backdrop to our largest room, which is offered with a private ensuite bath, features specially-made floral ceramic tiles and sink in an antique vanity. Our first choice for special occasions.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 102 - $CAD 149


This room captures both comfort and casual elegance, as it features two twin beds, and pretty windows which look onto the front garden. As Sakura is on the main floor, it's a good choice for those that have problems with stairs. Pretty ensuite bath with a full bathtub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 102 - $CAD 137


This generous room includes two twin beds and a sofa bed and features skylights that warmly illuminate the comfy seating area. As this room shares a large bathroom with Daffodil, this can be a wonderful choice for a group or family. The twin beds can be converted to a king bed, with prior notice.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 95 - $CAD 99


Beautiful duvets grace one queen bed, one twin bed, and a single sofabed. Camellia looks out over the front garden. This elegant second floor room has a pretty ensuite bath, with a deep bathtub and shower, and ceramic tiles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 102 - $CAD 139


This well appointed bedroom features heritage 1930's mahogany furniture set against a calming rose palate. The Rose room offers its own ensuite bathroom, with a unique ceramic pedestal sink, and large shower stall. Twin beds can be converted into a King bed, with prior notice. The big window looks out onto the koi pond and 40' stream, and surrounding garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 102 - $CAD 147

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Location Type

Butchart Gardens, Galloping Goose Trail, Esquimalt Naden, Seaside Wedding Location, Royal B.C. Museum, Parliament Buildings, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Small town


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown Victoria, cross the blue Johnson St. Bridge, it becomes Esquimalt Road. Follow for 5 lights, turn left at Lampson St. Come down the hill, we are on the left, right after the English Inn & Resort.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, B.C. Parliament Buildings, Galloping Goose Cycling Trail, Westbay Walkway, Wedding Center, Recreation Center, Skating, Curling, Hockey, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Robes, Fridge, harp, water cooler, microwave, outdoor patio

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, bouldering, scuba diving, weight-training, yoga, pilates, aerobics, live theatre, music, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 p.m. onward
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only There are two outside decks suitable for smoking.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please call ahead for guidelines
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: High-season weekend requires 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within 2 weeks of the booked date will be charged for one night.




Languages spoken

English, Japanese

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About the innkeepers

Cycling, fitness, music, singing, kayaking, environment, family, running, gardening.

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Canadian or Japanese style

  • Time Served: 8:30 onward
  • Serving Location: outdoor patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Children's, Japanese

Signature Dish

Home-baking and homemade jams.
Whether it's scones with real cream and butter, or bran muffins with health written all over them, our home-baking is famous. So is the blackberry or raspberry jam! Optional Japanese breakfast includes miso soup, smoked salmon, and signature pickles.

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Innkeepers: Lorraine


401 Lampson Street , Victoria, V9A 5Y9 Canada (Show map)

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