3,0 en noviembre 16, 2013
If you are mold-sensitive, and staying in the rainy months, request an upstairs room. We were on the basement/ground level and found our room a little musty. There was no telephone in the room; perhaps everyone is assumed to have a cell phone these days. The location is excellent, and the facilities (including a sitting room for guests and the use of a kitchen) are very good. The breakfasts were good, but not memorable.
4,6 en octubre 26, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Marketa's. Marketa and her staff were super friendly. The breakfasts were yummy and very filling. The shared kitchen outside our room was a nice plus. Everyone was great with our toddler.
4,4 en octubre 12, 2013
Great hosts and wonderful breakfast.
4,8 en octubre 11, 2013
I enjoy Marketa's every time I stay! I have stayed in a few different rooms in the house and enjoyed each one. It is close to the waterfront and downtown, very central. The staff are great and the breakfast is brilliant! I look forward to staying again and 'Thanks Marketa' for making this such a great place to come back to! J.Leangen
4,2 en octubre 02, 2013
A nice and friendly B&B near the center of Victoria. Splendid breakfast. And took our dinner in Town
5 en septiembre 30, 2013
My boyfriend and I had never been to a bed and breakfast before, and when we read the reviews online, we decided on Marketa's. Initially, I was a bit unsure as I had only stayed in hotels on vacation trips, but I am so happy that we gave it a try. Everything more than exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was delicious, the staff were wonderful and accommodating, our room was stunning and incredibly comfortable and it felt like a home away from home. It was a wonderful experience and I would stay here again for sure.
5 en septiembre 27, 2013
Marketa is friendly and highly organized. Her upstairs rooms are Victorian with the upgrade of a jacuzzi. Parking is easy both in back and on the street, which is tree-lined and pleasant. Her location is perfect for walking to the jetty and to Fisherman's Wharf, which is attractive and classy compared to San Francisco's. She offers a menu for breakfast, which is fast and very good.
4,2 en septiembre 26, 2013
Marketa has converted her 100 year old house in to a friendly B & B that is superb value. Walking distance to city centre, bus station, harbour etc. The rooms have emphasis on comfort rather than plastic modernity. Marketa's breakfasts are a wonder in themselves; unlikely that any hotel would provide that kind of quality.
5 en septiembre 25, 2013
Perfect location, amazing atmosphere and tasty breakfast! We have visited Victoria this September and we did love every bit of it. Markeras B&B has perfect location, just few blocks away from great sea, floating village, fish and chips and all the adventures you can imagine, whale, bear watching, kayaking etc. we have a small dog and the room we had was on main floor. It was clean, stylish and just perfect for our wee stay. And then breakfast!!! Amazing menu so you can choose what tou fancy that morning, great patio and the best was that you sgare the tables so we have met very nice couple and shared our experiences from this beautiful city. Marketas B&B is must to stay!!! Thank you!!! ,
4,8 en septiembre 23, 2013
We liked our room very much. It was quiet and the breakfast was splendid!
5 en septiembre 18, 2013
The delicious eggs benny and smoked salmon bagel tops our stay at this lovely heritage house. There's really something about clawfoot tubs and vintage fourpost beds that charm my socks off. Their furry mascot Mr. T made them earn 10 more extra points for me.
3,6 en septiembre 18, 2013
Marketa's was conveniently located within walking distance from downtown. The room was clean, staff were accommodating, and breakfast was delicious! Our only disappointment was that the bed was squeaky, which took a little bit of the romance out of our stay.
4,8 en septiembre 16, 2013
The staff made us feel at home and provided cheerful efficient service. The breakfasts are generous and delicious and you can choose from a selection of 5 dishes which changes daily. Highly recommended.
4,8 en septiembre 15, 2013
the room was clean and comfy. the sitting room was cozy. the breakfast was excellent. marketa and her staff were wonderful. we were able to walk to the inner harbor and to dinner!
3,4 en septiembre 13, 2013
We had a main floor room, which I don't recommend. We were next to the kitchen and the patio outside, where people were smoking, which smelled up the room. It was very loud and because of the close proximity to the kitchen etc, there was no privacy. Breakfast was good, but you are not given an option of what time to eat.
4,6 en septiembre 12, 2013
We enjoyed daily the delicious Breakfast. This is fresh cooked every morning. We had fresh fruit on side every morning. If possible, we will come back.
4,6 en septiembre 12, 2013
This is a short walk from the ferry from Port Angeles. It's in a quiet neighborhood. We had a budget room with prvate bath that was clean and comfortable. Staff are welcoming and helpful. An international clientele at a delicious breakfast chosen from a range of options. WiFi.
5 en septiembre 10, 2013
Great! the only bummer was we could only stay one night. Look forward to staying there again.
5 en septiembre 06, 2013
We enjoyed a fantastic few nights at Marketa's and days exploring Victoria. Marketa's is just a few minute walk from the ferry and downtown so it was very easy to get everywhere we wanted without having to rent a car. The breakfast every morning was exceptional and we enjoyed chatting with fellow travelers and the staff. If we make our way to Victoria again, we will certainly stay at Marketa's!
3,6 en septiembre 06, 2013
All the charm of à réal house from the XIX century. But the highlight Is without any dubt the wonderful breakfast, with à large variété of fresh fruits. Délicieuse and beautyful!
4,0 en septiembre 06, 2013
The Welcome was just an envelope at the front door and we didn't feel very welcome. But that changed with the breakfast: very, very good and a very friendly service. The rooms were clean. We have enjoyed our time in the B&B and that it was so close to the city center. Thank you!
4,6 en septiembre 06, 2013
We stayed for 4 nights and looked forward to the fantastic breakfast every morning. They had 4-5 different menus and we could choose one from them. I personally loved wonderful Egg Florentine coming with a lot of fruits on the plate. It's unbelievable that the price includes such a breakfast. We took a family room and they provided a playpen for my baby. The room was a bit too small for two adults, a child for needing an extra bed and a baby in a playpen. However this is a good place to stay, walkable distance from Fishermans' Whalf and downtown, and warm heart stuff.
3,6 en septiembre 04, 2013
The bed was comfortable & the room very clean. Marketa & her staff were cheerful, friendly & helpful. Breakfast was delicious & filling (super muffins). The 27. August was my wife's birthday & the staff recognised this with a special drink, a creamed muffin with a candle and singing happy birthday. This was an apreciated surprise.
5 en septiembre 03, 2013
Lovely, clean, personal for the occasion, great breakfast, friendly staff and reasonable rate. Within comfortable walking distance of pier and city highlights. We hope to stay at Marketa's whenever visiting Victoria, BC.
5 en septiembre 01, 2013
We stayed in one of the "Budget Rooms," located in the basement/first floor of the B&B. The room was simple and clean, but had everything we needed. Our floor also had a kitchenette, which we used to store wine and ice cream. Breakfast was held in their sunroom with several tables. One morning we had to share a table with a couple of girls that were also traveling, which turned out to be a lovely experience. The breakfast menu changed daily and everything was just delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
3,8 en agosto 23, 2013
we have been twice at marketas, very good position, near to city, to sea, nice to relax
4,8 en agosto 22, 2013
This B&B is a little treasure. It's about a 10-minute walk from the ferry, in a quiet residential area. The rooms are charming, the artwork is original (by Marketa), and Marketa herself is very interesting, helpful, and friendly. The best thing of all was the breakfast. You actually get a menu with real choices. I had the Eggs Florentine; wonderful! And all plates come with freshly cut fruit. If I return to Victoria, that's where I will stay.
5 en agosto 21, 2013
Excellent location---walk to the inner harbor area quickly. Excellent room. Excellent value. Excellent breakfast---made to order from a menu.
5 en agosto 20, 2013
After I watched the website promo video for Marketa's B&B I knew immediately that this was where we needed to stay. I am a history fanatic, so I was delightfully surprised when we entered the building to see the originality of the gorgeous house had not been affected by the commercialism of the hotel industry. The decor and atmosphere was authentic to the age of the home and every promise of an enjoyable stay was met. I had never stayed at a B&B that offered a breakfast menu and full service of a restaurant. The food was fantastic and the service second to none. We will definitely be visiting Marketa's B&B the next time we visit historic Victoria and need a dose of old world charm with modern conveniences. Thanks Marketa and staff for making our stay such an enjoyable one.
4,0 en agosto 17, 2013
The "dining" note is for the excellent breakfast
3,2 en agosto 15, 2013
Un B&B près de l'eau et très accueillant!
4,8 en agosto 15, 2013
We walked to all the sights and to good restaurants. Marketa and her staff are wonderful.
5 en agosto 14, 2013
Very central location with beautiful rooms. Great breakfasts. Hosts was there when needed but stayed out of the way when not. Definitely stay there again.
4,4 en agosto 13, 2013
Marketa is a lovely, kind and gracious host. I felt very at home at this gem of a guesthouse. The location is excellent too!
4,4 en agosto 12, 2013
Excellent breakfast, nice room and the location is within 10 minutes walk of downtown and Fisherman's Wharf.
3,6 en agosto 10, 2013
Delicious and wonderful breakfast !
4,6 en agosto 08, 2013
My husband and I recently stayed two nights at Marketa's. It was FANTASTIC! We loved the more European style bedrooms (smaller, uniquely decorated, shower/jacuzzi en suite). It's an old house so expect some creaky hallways and less than perfect window trimmings. But beautiful dark wood detailing throughout and heavy brass doorhandles? I'll trade creaks for that any day. Maybe just stay in the upstairs rooms. We really enjoyed #3. Sheets were clean and the bed comfy. Breakfast was prompt, beautifully arranged, and delicious. I was particularly impressed with the eggs benedict. And the muffins that came out with the juice and coffee? Incredible. They were fresh and hearty and I was much delighted to find the mornings leftovers in a basket in the common room later that day. The location is perfect for exploring Victoria by foot because it's so close to everything and yet still nice and quiet. The staff found out it was our tenth anniversary and left a tray in our room with a handwritten note, roses, and few treats as a congratulations- very sweet and unexpected. I tend to shy away from cookie cutter experiences and sometimes that can go south. Not this time. We are definitely returning to Marketa's for future visits to Vancouver Island.
3,8 en agosto 08, 2013
We stayed 2 nights and it was great to be close to everything. Very busy B&B but quiet and cosy.
3,2 en agosto 06, 2013
We stayed several nights at this B&B. The hallway had a musty smell. The room was okay but the bed was very creaky and wobbly. No A/C but the fan and open windows aired out the room quite well. The breakfasts were excellent, delicious, fresh. The staff seemed a little frazzled at times as it was a full house. The location was great as there's parking on site (and also on the street) and it's walking distance to the legislative buildings and city centre.
4,8 en agosto 04, 2013
We were greeted by a lovely hostess who made my husband & I feel right at home. The room was charming in an old Victorian way with ample space, terrific mattress & a comfortable chair for hubby (not a little guy). Clean bathroom with a claw foot tub (yea!), back patio was very large, lots of seating over the herb garden. Next morning breakfast was perfection, the best eggs benedict I've ever eaten & husbands pancakes were delicious as well, decorated with freshest fruit & real maple syrup. The ladies serving were so pleasant (& pretty, nice plus). We would return to Marketa's in a heartbeat. Did I mention her price was reasonable & location exactly where we wanted to be between Parliament & fisherman's wharf? Sweet. Sheila & Bruce
5 en julio 31, 2013
As B&B veterans, Marketa's was a great experience. Cosy room. Fantastic breakfast. And the location was secluded from the hustle of the city but close enough that we could walk to everything in the downtown area. Marketa's was a big part of making our visit to Victoria enjoyable.
3,8 en julio 30, 2013
The location is great, only 10min walk from the harbour and downtown. Very clean room and breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Only downside is we had one of the budget rooms which is right under the kitchen and beside the stairs so you hear all footsteps and don't sleep so well. Would recommend it, but if you're a light sleeper like me don't stay in the budget rooms.
4,6 en julio 28, 2013
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Sunshine room. It had lots of character, we especially enjoyed the large footed tub. Marketa and the staff were friendly and made us feel right at home. The location was very convenient for walking to see the sights. Best of all were the breakfasts! We'd definitely stay there again.
4,6 en julio 28, 2013
Friendly staff, great atmosphere and location, and a bargain besides!
4,8 en julio 26, 2013
Wonderful! Great hospitality. The only thing I did not like was the shower in our room was so small I could barely move in it. Everything else was perfect!! Would highly recommend.
4,8 en julio 25, 2013
the location, room, and breakfast were all excellent!
4,2 en julio 25, 2013
We stayed for one night, and it worked out very well. Breakfast was delicious, and the house dog is adorable.
5 en julio 21, 2013
We stayed at Marketa's a year ago, and visited for 2 days in July. We had another wonderful visit. The breakfasts are wonderful - I had eggs benedict one day, and a bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese, dill, and capers on the second day. Lots of fresh fruit and blueberry muffins for a starter. I love Marketa's kitchenette, as I am an early riser and love to have an early morning cup of tea before breakfast is served at 8:30am. This is a terrific value - walking distance to Parliament and all the tourist attractions in Victoria's Inner Harbour.
3,0 en julio 20, 2013
Bus stops 1/2 a block away. Convenient walking to downtown. Delightful, friendly staff.
4,6 en julio 16, 2013
Loved Victoria and our stay at Marketa's. I had the French toast and loved it, didn't think fennel would taste so good in french toast BUT it was amazing. Joan and Doug from Wisconsin
3,2 en julio 12, 2013
Breakfast was wonderful. Room was very warml and bed was uncomfortable. I expect a somewhat better room for the rate.
4,2 en julio 10, 2013
This house is beautiful. It is in a great location, just a short walk to downtown near the water. Although it was a hot summer day, the house was nice and cool at night. The staff was friendly, but also respectful of our privacy. The breakfast was delicious.
3,8 en julio 07, 2013
The food was excellent. Good value for money. Excellent location in downtown Victoria. Friendly staff. Wife wishes the bed was softer.
5 en julio 05, 2013
This charming heritage house, great neighborhood, amazing breakfast and friendly staff made my stay in Victoria memorable. Plus, they accept dogs!!
3,2 en julio 04, 2013
Nice location in Victoria, we would although have appreciated more presence of the owners with the guests (to provide information and good advise).
3,8 en julio 04, 2013
My fiance and I had just returned from a trip to Mexico and we were still in travel mode so we decided to have an adventure in Victoria for a week. She had stayed at Marketa's before and raved about the breakfast there. The B&B we were at only had cold cereal and luke warm coffee in the morning so I was really hoping that Markets's had a vacancy. We lucked out and got in before the Canada Day rush and we were both extremely happy to be there. The staff are awesome and fun, the the honeymoon suite was great and the choice of breakfasts was excellent. My eggs benny was perfect and the muffins were fresh out of the oven . The other guests were from around the world so the breakfast conversation was lively. I highly recommend Marketa's to anyone interested in a home away from home.
4,8 en julio 03, 2013
It was a lovely B&B, near the downtown and waterfront of Victoria. The owner and the staff were very kind and breakfast was very tasty, for a very reasonable price, what else?
3,4 en junio 30, 2013
Lovely quaint old house, phenomenally located near downtown Victoria. Bedroom had everything we needed, and beautifully decorated and furnished, but there were no extra touches e.g. nothing but the bare necessities (soap, shampoo/conditioner combo, average quality).
4,2 en junio 29, 2013
Marketa’s was our first experience with a B&B. We would definitely come back to Marketa’s. We stayed three wonderful nights in room #4. We arrived on Monday around 1:00 pm and had an envelope on the front door with our name on it. Inside were our keys and a very helpful instruction letter. It was really nice to be able to relax a little after arriving from Seattle on the seaplane. Room #4 was very nicely decorated and clean. It exceeded our expectations. I cannot say enough about the location. It is within walking distance of ALL the wonderful attractions the Inner Harbor has to offer. We did a lot of walking. There is nothing like a Jacuzzi bath after a day of walking. Breakfast was large very delicious. The presentation was spectacular. Marketa’s cooks a full breakfast, from a whole menu of choices. The muffins straight from the oven were to die for. We cannot say enough about Marketa’s girls in the morning. We will definitely stay with Marketa’s again if we get back to this part of the world, and highly recommend her place to one and all. Marketa's was definitely a great value.
5 en junio 28, 2013
We recently stayed, on two nights at Marketa's bed and breakfast. The rooms (we booked a two person room for the first night, and a three person room the second night - my mother who was in Victoria to attend a high school reunion, stayed with friends the first night, and with us the second). Our rooms were warm, clean, attractive, and comfortable. If you want to have breakfast, it is important to be sure the breakfast hours are compatible with your schedule. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and we could see, Marketa serves up a lovely breakfast. Unfortunately for us on our first morning, everyone else in this popular B&B was hungry for breakfast at the same time, and we would have been late for a meeting had we waited for the first wave to finish their breakfast (tip: arrive in the breakfast room well before 8:30 if you want to be part of the first wave!) - the second morning, we would have been late for our ferry,so decided to eat elsewhere in order to eat a bit earlier. None of this was Marketa's fault, and we are not complaining at all. Our lodging for these two evenings was still enjoyable, and a good value. We would recommend Marketa's to friends.
5 en junio 23, 2013
We were looking for a home away from home spot to meet for mom's 80th birthday and we sure did find it at Marketa's! The staff, food and Marketa herself could not have been more welcoming and helpful to our our party. We felt comfortable like being at home, but also quite special with the gourmet breakfasts served. I would stay here again and again and recommend it to everyone!
3,2 en junio 12, 2013
I stayed two nights at Marketa's B&B in May. I stayed in one of the budget rooms with private bath and this fit my needs perfectly. The bed was comfortable, room was clean and the room had a patio. Unfortunately, it was a bit rainy during my stay so I was not able to take advantage of the patio, but this was a nice perk if it had been sunny. Location was great, only a few blocks from the ferry terminals and easily within walking distance to everything Victoria has to offer. Breakfast is wonderful, best I have had at a B&B. Additionally, met a few lovely people also staying at Marketa's and had good breakfast conversation. Many international travelers staying at Marketa's. All in all I would recommend Marketa's!
4,8 en junio 03, 2013
Amazing breakfast (tried the smoked salmon bagel with capers, husband had the eggs benedict; both were terrific). Old wonderful house, full of character, wooden trim, old doorknobs, and squeaky wooden floors. Marketa wasn't there during our visit, but her staff was awesome and accommodating (allowed us to use the fridge for our own stuff; also, they accommodated dietary restrictions). Very short walk to parliament buildings and downtown.
3,8 en mayo 07, 2013
Genuine Victorian house. Bed was very uncomfortable (soft and springy) in master suite that we stayed in, but other than that, good. Breakfasts were amazing with lots of fresh fruit and eggs benny done just right!
4,8 en abril 27, 2013
Friendly, helpful, very nice menu, accommodating.
5 en abril 19, 2013
The house and little patio are beautiful, the staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was excellent.
3,2 en abril 17, 2013
Exactly what I expected for a bed and breakfast in a 100 year old house. Perfect location, approx 2 blocks from the parliament buildings and downtown. Loved passing by all the horse drawn carriages on the walk. I recommend one of the Honeymoon rooms.
4,4 en abril 15, 2013
My boyfriend and I recently had a great stay at Marketa's while on our two year Anniversary weekend trip to Victoria. The nightly price was one of the best in the area and the location was central to everything we wanted to do. Because of it's great location, we were able to leave the car at the B&B and walk everywhere. only 7 minutes to downtown! Breakfast in the morning looked and tasted amazing. Marketa really goes the extra mile with your meal, decorating it with fruit and supplying a seemingly endless amount of juice, tea, or coffee. Our room was quaint and i loved the decor. It matched the historical vibe of the house perfectly. I've already started recommending this B&B to friends and family. A great choice!
4,8 en abril 14, 2013
My husband and I couldn’t have chosen a better spot for our impromptu visit to Victoria. We have stayed in B&Bs throughout the UK, Ireland, and the U.S., and what Marketa offers rivals the best of what we have experienced, and for a great value. The location is ideal. We came in on the Black Ball Ferry, and Marketa’s was situated just blocks from the dock, on a quiet residential street. We brought our car up from Seattle, but spent much of our four-day visit walking into downtown and to the nearby park, leaving the car behind. The house itself has a grand, but welcoming, ambience, with lovely wood finishes throughout, and Marketa’s original art on every wall. Our room had a beautiful, antique fourposter, which – to be honest - filled me with some dread, because those old beds can sometimes be very uncomfortable, but the mattress was great, and we both actually slept more soundly than we have in ages. The one complaint I have for the entire experience is that there was no designated place in our room to put our suitcase, so we had to leave it rather awkwardly on the floor. We were in one of the hot-tub rooms – a feature that many on a romantic getaway would actually desire – but we would have preferred a little more space over a bath in our bedroom. Any review of Marketa’s would be remiss if it didn’t mention the Breakfast. Let me end by saying that not only did we have the best breakfast at a B&B ever, this had to be one of the best breakfasts in Victoria – and I’m not prone to hyperbole when it comes to food. The selection to choose from was surprisingly large, and everything was made from scratch, with care towards both presentation and taste. Between my husband and I, we sampled everything on the menu over the course of our stay, and were impressed all around. The hollandaise sauce on the benedict was the best I’ve ever tasted. We agreed that the breakfast alone added a value of at least $30 per day which the two of us would have otherwise spent at a restaurant.
5 en abril 10, 2013
We have stayed at Marketa's for years. Every time we go to Victoria. We love the eclectic European feel of the place, the yummy breakfast, and of course Marketa.
4,6 en marzo 18, 2013
Beautiful character rooms with great jacuzzi bathtub. The chocolates and champagne were a wonderful touch. Breakfast was delicious with wonderful homemade muffins to start. Great value
4,8 en febrero 24, 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed at Marketa's for two nights. It is in an ideal location- walking distance to the harbor and just a couple blocks from a bus-line to go any where else. Marketa welcomed us politely and warmly. She provided excellent restaurant recommendations for dinner and lunch. Her breakfast was delicious! It was the best Eggs Benedict I have ever had. Each breakfast came with fresh baked muffins and a lot of fruit. I enjoyed eating with the other guests staying at the house too. The rooms are beautiful. We stayed in a honeymoon suite which had a jacuzzi-style tub. Though the bubble system in the tub was a bit awkward but we could both fit in the tub and enjoy it. On the last day there my girlfriend had developed a cold or the flu. Checkout time was 11 am but our boat back to Seattle did not depart until 5pm. Marketa let us stay in the room until we needed to head to the boat so that my sickly lady could rest. We would have greatly enjoyed our stay at Marketa's anyhow, but we will always be grateful for that extra hospitality.
5 en enero 13, 2013
Marketa's is our favorite place to stay in Victoria; we come several times a year. A charming old house with comfy rooms beautifully furnished and a fabulous breakfast in the morning with tempting choices--staying here is a romantic treat. The best part of staying here, however, is Marketa herself. She knows about whatever we are looking for in the area and is happy to take the time to help us find it and enjoy our stay. Whether we are looking for a bus across town, a great cup of tea, a restaurant recommendation, or an iron for a wrinkled shirt, Marketa has the answer.
3,0 en enero 02, 2013
I thought this B&B was priced right, as it was comfortable, clean and quiet. No extras like coffee makers in the room for early risers like myself, so I had to wait until breakfast was served, but that was minor. Loved the Victorian feel of the place, and its very central location, just steps to Dallas Road where I could go running the evenings.
4,0 en octubre 15, 2012
Room was clean and as described on the website, the innkeeper was a bit less outgoing than other B&Bs we have stayed in, the food was outstanding with fresh muffins, a menu to order from and fresh fruit, tea, coffee, orange juice. For the money this is a solid value, great location.
5 en octubre 08, 2012
Marketa's was a charming B&B to stay in, with the 100 year old home exuding a comfortable warmth and elegance. It is located in a quiet, tree-lined area of Victoria, whilst still being within walking distance of the downtown area. You are provided an amazing choice of mouth-watering breakfasts, that are served in a setting that allows you the opportunity to mingle with other guests. It was indeed a pleasure to be a guest at Marketa's and I would stay there again without hesitation.
4,2 en octubre 07, 2012
This hotel is a good place to stay in Victoria, quite familiar, great breakfast, nice rooms.
3,8 en octubre 04, 2012
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Breakfasts are outstanding and overall it is very comfortable and good value for money
3,6 en octubre 03, 2012
Marketa's is ideally situated for exploring Victoria, as it's only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, and a great time to share travel notes with fellow guests.
3,6 en septiembre 28, 2012
We hadf a plesasnt stay at Marketas. We were traveling with 3 other couples and she accomodated us nicely. Breakfast was the best we had on our 2 week vacaton around the northwest.
3,2 en septiembre 28, 2012
The breakfast menu is extraordinary & delicious with every bite! Best I have had after staying at many B & B's. The room was attractively decorated but the bedding was weathered and could use replacing. We did have to squish 2 spiders in the room and clean cobwebs out of the lamp in order to turn it on. Economy room means your room shares windows with the front entrance and office. We had the misfortune that Marketa's staff were loudly discussing reservations at 3 am one of our nights there, making it impossible to sleep - 1 due to noise and 2 due to white thin curtains not filtering out enough light. Otherwise a quiet neighborhood and nice facility conveniently located to downtown, the harbor, museums and attractions as well as the bus station. We would stay there again but would probably request a different room.
4,6 en septiembre 27, 2012
We stayed in the budget room, very good value! It has it's own bathroom and two beds. The breakfast was AMAZING!
4,6 en septiembre 26, 2012
Located near downtown Victoria, Markettas is a good place to lodge. The breakfats was delicious. We even had access to a small kitchen, which was great for a longer stay.
4,4 en septiembre 25, 2012
This was our second stay at Marketa's after discovering it last year. Offers great value in a location that is close to downtown, and yet is on a quiet street. Very friendly staff and great breakfasts.
4,6 en septiembre 23, 2012
We loved the old world atmosphere and furnishings. The very helpful and friendly staff. The wonderful breakfast menu. We will certainly recommend Marketa"s to family and friends who come to Victoria.
2,8 en septiembre 10, 2012
~ two nights at marketa's B&B was fine. excellent location, good price. ~ victoria is a beautiful city, very walkable. restaurants can be a bit pricey but if you look at it as the full experience (we had drinks only at the bengal bar in the empress hotel) and take advantage of the free looks (parliament house and its broad lawn and ancient trees), you'll find a lot to satisfy. we were on foot - black ball ferry from port angeles, left our car in washington - and saw a lot of the inner harbour area and business district. ~ recommend taking the public bus to butchart gardens instead of one of the tour buses. it was a lot cheaper than the tour bus and it ran more often. you don't get the on-board commentary from the driver but that didn't seem worth the triple the cost (public bus was $5 RT on BC bus, the tour company buses ran about $60; no real time difference, the gardens are about a 40 minute ride each way). ~ all in all, a lovely addition to our vacation to the olympic peninsula.
3,0 en septiembre 09, 2012
We stayed three nights in a downstairs room and found it to be completely acceptable for our stay. Marketa and her team did a great job of looking after us and the breakfasts were particularly good. My only quibble is the noise made by other guests on the stairwell and in the corridor. Otherwise it was all fine.
4,4 en septiembre 08, 2012
A lovely Victorian house. The breakfasts were excellent with a choice of five different meals. We were on the second floor -the stairs could be an issue for some. The sounds traveled quite easily between some rooms which could be an issue for some as well. I would return again were I ever in Victoria.
4,2 en septiembre 08, 2012
Our stay here was beautiful. The rooms carried with them a nice Victorian feel, and though small were quite cozy and encouraged us not to spend all of our time in the room. Breakfast each morning was astounding, truly the gemstone of the operation. 2 versions of a simple menu prepared to perfection. The staff were all lovely and very polite, particularly a few of the ladies who served breakfast who were quite down to earth and funny. Marketa had some beautiful art that lined the walls, and it helped stamp the place as her own. All in all, the stay was wonderful and we would both do it again.
5 en septiembre 08, 2012
We were staying in Victoria only one night, and chose Marketa's B&B. Our front room was nice and big, and the house was very beautiful throughout. Marketa made a cafe recommendation, and we had a blast at Superior Cafe that evening. Breakfast at Marketa's was made to order, served with delicious muffins, by the friendly staff. It was close to everything Downtown Victoria has to offer, and I would definitely stay here again!
4,8 en septiembre 07, 2012
A wonderfully relaxing stay at Marketas. Thank you Marketa for making us so comfortable and welcome.
4,8 en septiembre 04, 2012
Marketa's is—seriously—our home away from home! We've tried other B-n-B's and hotels, but as soon as we found Marketa's, we've never looked back. From the beautiful original woodwork to the amazing breakfast (BEST IN VICTORIA!!) to the kind and attentive hospitality we always receive, Marketa's is the only place we'll stay while visiting Victoria. Just blocks from the Inner Harbour, Marketa's is a quick 10-minute stroll from the ferries, and a lesiurely 15-minute saunter into downtown, the Empress or Beacon Hill Park. It's quiet, peaceful and just off the beaten path, so it's a lovely oasis to return to after a day or evening of frolicking about town. And the breakfast is absolutely unbeatable. Everything is homemade to order and beautifully presented, there's always interesting guests (often European) to chat with and the portions are so generous that one will want to take a late (or abbreviated) lunch! Highly recommended and always a delight, Marketa's is an essential part of our Victoria adventures.
4,8 en septiembre 03, 2012
I have stayed at Marketa's many times over the years and have consistently found the experience most enjoyable. The staff go above and beyond. I have stayed at other B&B's in Victoria (only if Marketa's is booked) and found them to be so-so. My first choice is always Marketa's. I recommend it to all my friends heading to Victoria
4,4 en septiembre 02, 2012
Great food, convenient location and clean cozy rooms! We would definitely return and highly recommend this little gem.
4,4 en septiembre 01, 2012
Marketa and her associates was very friendly and helpful. Homey feeling the minute we got in to our room. I'll recommend her to my friends and colleagues. And we will be back and stay again when we get to Victoria. Lourdes M. & Alfred K. Alvord, Texas
3,2 en agosto 31, 2012
The location is great, within walking distance to everything in the city. It was so quiet, we were shocked at how many people sat down to breakfast because there was no noise to indicate there was anyone else in the house. the room was a good size and the ensuite was large.
5 en agosto 27, 2012
Our room was wonderful, the service couldn't have been better, and the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you Marketa for the wonderful stay!
3,6 en agosto 20, 2012
We have had very limited B&B experience in this country, so likely expected our room to be a little "prettier", but we were surely not disappointed in the breakfast menus.
4,8 en agosto 18, 2012
outstanding service and breakfast. Breakfast was amazing.
5 en agosto 12, 2012
The house was really cute. Marketas style is unique and warming with the way the house is decorated. I found my self staring at all the artwork and relaxing. Breakfast was the best! Good service and clean. Definatley would stay here again.
5 en agosto 11, 2012
This B&B was lovely. The location was ideal for walking around the waterfront and downtown. The breakfast also was great with fresh made muffins and a choice of 5 different items. I recommend this place and plan to stay here again when my travels take me to Victoria.
5 en agosto 07, 2012
I was in Victoria for a professional convention and was looking for accommodation other than a cookie cutter hotel room. I found Marketa's on-line and was entertained by the presentation on her website and was happy to find the location of her Bed & Breakfast was close enough to the Victoria Convention Centre for me to investigate further. The variety of rooms was excellent and the room rates were more than reasonable. My room was spotless and comfortable. While I was unable to enjoy the breakfast part of Marketa's, because of my schedule, I did enjoy the aroma of fresh baking and cooking on my way out every morning. Marketa's is a very pleasant, 10 minute neighborhood walk to the Legislature Buildings and Inner Harbour and the rest of the attractions and shopping offered in Victoria. It was a wonderful refuge after each day of presentations and workshops. I hope to return to stay at Marketa's on my next trip to Victoria. Marketa and her staff have created a very comfortable and genuinely friendly atmosphere that would be hard to beat by any other accommodation anywhere. Thank you ladies, Jeff MacDonald-Bain Tsawwassen, BC Canada
4,4 en agosto 07, 2012
My husband and I stayed at Marketa via the Victoria's visitor information booth. We met Marketa soon as we got there and felt right at home. She showed us our room and helped us on how to get around Victoria. The breakfast was out of this world and the staff were great! I would recommend staying here to anyone and would stay there again. Lajuana B.
4,4 en agosto 05, 2012
the breakfast is perfect and also the location, just a couple of blocks from downtown, totally recomendable
4,8 en agosto 03, 2012
This B&B, with its historic building, hearty welcome and cleanliness, was my best experience in my brief stay in Victoria.
4,2 en agosto 03, 2012
We were only in Victoria for a quick stay, and we are happy to have stayed at Marketa's! The location is great -- walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and downtown. The budget rooms downstairs are a great deal, and very cute little rooms. We had to leave early, so couldn't enjoy breakfast (served only from 8:30-9:30) but cereal was available. Overall a good stay.
4,4 en julio 29, 2012
Very sweet find! Right in the heart of everything you'll want to see in Victoria. Glad we found it. We'll be back.
5 en julio 17, 2012
Couldn't be a more convenient location, just blocks from the ferry; staff was warm and welcoming; room was clean, comfortable, quiet; breakfast was outstanding. Thank you!
3,6 en julio 16, 2012
This is an older house converted into a B&B. Not all rooms have private bathrooms & t.v.s and this is definitely not a 5 star experience, but for the money the rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and staff is happy and willing to assist in any way they can. Location is just off the beaten path but close enough to the Inner Harbor to walk to. What really made the experience worth while was the breakfast! The menu is smallish but excellent! The Eggs Benedict were excellent and all the dishes had excellent presentation. Thanks for the great stay!! I'd definitely stay there again!
3,4 en julio 13, 2012
A great location right within walking distance of town, there were 6 of us and our room was great with a little garden off it, the other room passable but it was the breakfast that was amazing - not only did you have a choice, but there were warm, freshly cooked muffins to start with then an amazing gourmet presented spread.
5 en julio 10, 2012
My husband & I stayed at Marketa's during our Victoria trip to celebrate our anniversary. We were very pleased with the accomodations, breakfast (especially the muffins!) & hospitality that we enjoyed. I have already recommended Marketa's to friends who are planning their own Victoria trip; they would not be disappointed!
2,6 en julio 10, 2012
Nice looking B+B on street close to downtown. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bed was comfortable but..... the very loud sound of water running at 6:00am woke me and kept me awake until person showering in adjacent room finished. Not acceptable to me and enough to keep me from going back. Stayed in room #3.
4,8 en julio 09, 2012
This is my first time at a bed and breakfast. We were in Victoria, B.C. for a couple of nights and rather than spend a fortune in pricier accommodations as we were planning to spend most of the day visiting attractions anyway, I discovered Marketa's. Trip advisor ratings as well as customer reviews gave Marketa's a thumbs up so I decided to give it a try. We stayed in a budget room with a shared bath and was hesitant at first as I've never shared a bath in any previous hotel stays but Marketa said she's never had a problem before as long as people were considerate of each other. This is the best value ofr your money in Victoria - rooms were very clean although modest. Breakfasts were to look forward to, we stayed for 2 nights and they have different sets of menu for both days. The staff was friendly. I did not get a chance to meet Marketa but Caroline was pretty awesome too! It was near the harbour, Parliament and most attractions - perfect for the first-timer on a brief visit. I would definitely recommend to families, couples, a group of friends, etc,
4,4 en julio 09, 2012
Marketa's was a great way to experience quaint Victoria. The room was clean and full of sunlight with a rad old clawfoot tub. Breakfast was delicious and the place is just a short walk from Government street and parliament and all kinds of touristy sightseeing stuff. Thanks for a lovely visit.
3,2 en julio 07, 2012
Had a downstairs room. Very cosy and clean. Trouble was the thinness of the walls and doors. I had to sleep with earplugs as you can hear the comings and goings next door and in the kitchen and common areas. Very intrusive. Otherwise it was fine with a simple, quite tasty breakfast, served - not self service.
3,8 en julio 06, 2012
The breakfast certainly exceeded my expectations! So yummy! Location was great. I wish the staff would have identified/introduced themselves properly ... "Hi, my name is ___. Feel free to ask questions, etc" I didn't know who were guests and who were staff. A list of names of the staff would have been helpful, perhaps. I would stay again.
4,8 en julio 05, 2012
We arrived late but we found an envelope with a key inside it at the doorstep and were able to settle and get to sleep right away. In the morning we woke up early and went to have breakfast. At Marketa's they give you a menu and you can choose from a few different delicious options. I got a bagel with salmon and it made me go through almost the whole day! Marketa herself was very friendly and I can definitely recommend staying at her place. It was a brief but very pleasant stay, thank you! Ps, and her B&B was the most inexpensive with a great location!
3,8 en junio 30, 2012
We loved our room--at a great price! The breakfast was awesome and the B&B is in a great neighborhood, close to the ferry terminal, capital building, supermarket and restaurants!
3,6 en junio 27, 2012
We stayed one night and will be back in the future! The staff were all very pleasant, and the accommodations were very nice for the price. The house was old and each room had a lot of character. The breakfast was good, but the location was the best of all. It was so central to many amazing restaurants and the downtown core. Everything was in walking distance.
4,4 en junio 23, 2012
We really enjoyed our spacious room with a door to the garden.
4,4 en junio 20, 2012
Great location for walking to major attractions. Rooms are comfortable and clean. But the real plus to this well-apportioned B&B is the breakfast menu. Every item was beautifully prepared with clearly market-fresh ingredients.
5 en junio 20, 2012
We had a great stay for one night, We wished we could have stayed a week! Service was great and room has beautiful and very clean. The beakfast was wonderful and they even gave us a ride to the bus station in a panic! Highly enjoyed our stay!
4,0 en junio 17, 2012
We stayed for 2 nights. The room (we had the sunshine room) was nicely decorated. It's walking distance from the centre or to the Fisherman's Wharf. Breakfast was delicious (it all looked and tasted wonderful). There are no dining facilities. We can recommend this BB.
4,0 en junio 15, 2012
Marketa's provided everything I wanted in a Victorian weekend getaway. The building had every heritage feature I could wish, including stain glass windows, a tranquil sitting room great for writing and a four poster bed in the room. Modern features such as a jacuzzi tub and works of art only added to the pleasantness of my stay and did not detract. The rooms were clean and quiet, the breakfasts varied and well presented. The food was of the best quality and delicious. The staff made every effort to be helpful and welcoming. A fun stay! -Evey Q
4,2 en junio 13, 2012
We were more than pleased with our recent weekend stay at Marketa's. Very comfortable accommodations, excellent breakfast, and very convenient location. Would definitely stay there in the future and highly recommend.
4,0 en junio 05, 2012
Our stay at Marketa's was fabulous. The old home is beautiful and each room is very cozy. The staff at Marketa's are very inviting - I felt very welcomed and comfortable. If you're looking for a great, unique place to stay that is walking distance to everything downtown Victoria, you've found the right place! We will definitely be staying at Marketa's next time we are in Victoria!
5 en junio 02, 2012
My sister and I spent one night at Marketa's in May, 2012. We had an econ omy room which was very comfortable and our own bathroom. The breakfast was incredible with Marketa pulling some items from her garden to include in the meal.
4,6 en mayo 29, 2012
This is our first time staying at a B&B and Marketa's did not disappoint. Our stay at Marketa's was amazing, in fact, it was the highlight to our Victoria vacation. The staff was so friendly and helpful and their breakfast is always delicious and something to look forward to. If you want a location that is close to attractions, the ferry, is clean, and be pampered with a freshly prepared breakfast each morning, then I highly recommend Marketa's. Love their freshly baked muffins!!
5 en mayo 27, 2012
awesome stay.. awesome breakfast.. :)
5 en mayo 26, 2012
Most enjoyable stay. A very relaxing place. The breakfast was outstanding. We were there for 3 nights. Very accomidating, we arrived early and were made to feel quite at home! Can't wait to go back again. The location can't be beat, 3 blocks from the inter-harbor and downtown Victoria.
5 en mayo 18, 2012
I really enjoyed my recent stay at Marketa. It is a very beautiful house in a quiet neighbourhood behind the fisherman's wharf. Excellent location- within walking distance the inner harbour and downtown. The rooms are big stylishly furnished with antiques. My room had a fireplace and a clawfoot bathtub - a great combination on a chilly night. For breakfast one has a choice of savory or sweet entrees, e.g. eggs benedict or pancakes. The hostesses are welcoming and accommodating. I would definitely stay there again.
4,6 en mayo 13, 2012
Beautiful guest house, great service, and lovely food Would recommend to anyone.
5 en mayo 10, 2012
Our family reserved 2 rooms at Marketa's B & B. This was our first stay at a B & B and we had reservations about our decision. However, we had a wonderful stay at Marketa's. At first it was odd feeling like we were in someone's house but we quickly adjusted and felt at home ourselves. The staff was friendly and very accomodating and the breakfasts were GREAT!!! The rooms were clean and loaded with charm. We felt we got a steal of a deal and will return to Marketa's if we are in the area again. Awesome job Marketa and staff!!!!
4,8 en mayo 02, 2012
Thank you! We had a great time! loved the room! Awesome breakfast!
5 en abril 04, 2012
The jacauzi was such a treat and very romantic, the food was so very kindly brought to my boyfriend and I in the morning. After going out for some birthday drinks the night befor breakfast in bed was amazing. I slept like a queen on the pillowy beds. And will go there agien in a heart beat.
3,8 en marzo 08, 2012
My partner and I had a great long weekend in Victoria. The room was nice, the atmosphere relaxing and the breakfasts exceeded expectation.
5 en febrero 16, 2012
I picked this B&B based on trip advisor and was not disappointed. We had the honeymoon suite and enjoyed having the jacuzzi tub and fireplace. This house is a 100 yrs old and the heritage has to be appreciated. The breakfasts were absolutely great and the muffins awesome Location was close enough to inner harbour and downtown that you can walk. Would definitely stay here again. Thank You Marketa
5 en febrero 02, 2012
Ladies there were very nice to help us not only rent the car but also provide us useful travelling information we need . With thier help, we really had a good time there. The room is very nice,comfortable and clean. Breakfast was amazing as well.....mmm.....so unforgetable. I will surely stay there next time to Victoria. Highly recommend.
4,4 en enero 09, 2012
Found Marketa's on the B&B website. Looked like the best value for the location, and it was. Very friendly greeting by all the staff as we arrived and wandered about. Great room. A large family gathering booked after us, so Marketa upgraded us to make room for them. Great older Victoria house inside. Unfortunately we weren't able to make it to breakfast but the large group gave a resounding thumbs up. We will be staying there on our next visit to Victoria.
4,0 en enero 03, 2012
We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay. Thanks Marketa!
3,6 en octubre 20, 2011
Marketa's is in a very nice location in a charming older home. We appreciated Marketa's restaurant recommendation and helpful info regarding the ferry. The breakfast was outstanding.
3,4 en octubre 17, 2011
The food was amazing,due to some dietary restrictions I wish I could have eaten more. Marketa was flexible in my dietary restrictions as well. I found my room to be cozy and the house very comfortable. It was also great to have a small kitchen for personal use. I loved that it was walking distance to the harbor, downtown and to the ocean.....very nice.
4,2 en octubre 13, 2011
We spent a long weekend in Victoria at Marketa's. Because we'd booked a 'budget' room, its appointments were not elegant, but the private bath was spacious and the room was comfortable. Marketa and her staff were amazingly gracious hosts who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Breakfast each morning was an adventure in eating well. And the inn itself is so well located that it was possible for us to either walk or catch a convenient bus to wherever we wished to go. I can recommend Marketa's without reservation.
4,2 en octubre 12, 2011
Great place to stay for the marathon weekend. The value was great, the location was great, the breakfast was great. No complaints and I will likely be back next year :-)
4,2 en octubre 04, 2011
The Breakfast and Staff was exceptional. Also the short distance to the city center is a plus. If you like the victorian style rooms you probably would rate them a bit higher, for us the smell of old furniture was not the best partner but ok. The shower is ok but not really nice. But looking back we had a nice stay at Marketas.
4,0 en octubre 03, 2011
Location and price, availability were key reasons for choosing this spot. We arrived around 6:30 PM and hoped to get some help with dinner plans. The owner was just leaving to do errands, having left a note for us to settle in. The advice and directions for dinner were confusing and not what we were looking for. Rooms were fine, food for breakfast good. All in all, a good value.
4,0 en septiembre 29, 2011
An excellent place in the city, Marketa is very nice and friendly and she do a very famous breakfast ! josiane et jean-pierre ( France, septembre 2011)
3,8 en septiembre 25, 2011
Incredible breakfast selections, presentation, and taste. Our room was adequate (was accurate as described on the website). Very convenient location to the harbor and located in a quiet neighborhood, with a small grocery nearby.
4,6 en septiembre 20, 2011
Sunny dining room and cosy sitting room; delicious breakfast choices tastefully prepared; and most helpful of all, Marketa herself and her young staff. Excellent, quiet location close to center. Would recommend highly to others!
4,6 en septiembre 19, 2011
Stayed 2 nights 09/08-09/10/11 in a honeymoon suite. The room was cute, the accomodations were very close to downtown...but the breakfast was really amazing! Marketa and her staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant to be around. We will be back soon.
4,0 en septiembre 18, 2011
The Room was very, very nice, definitely the most lovable room on our Canada journey so far (and there were some very nice ones). The breakfast was very good, too. So the a somewhat upmarket price is fully justified. I'd stay there again next time I visit Victoria.
2,4 en septiembre 15, 2011
Ten days before our stay, I sent an e-mail to Marketa's B&B to inform the owner of our late arrival (11.30 PM) and when my husband and I got there we had to ring the bell for 20 minutes before she came to open the door. I don't know if it was because of the "sudden" awakening, but she looked stoned. She showed us our room, gave us the key, told us the time for having breakfast and then disappeared. We settled in the room and went to bed. At about 01.00 AM we were awakened by somebody unlocking the door of "our" room. We screamed to back out, I got up and checked who was there. I found a man, a young woman and an elderly woman with a sleeping baby in her arms. They were frightened and astonished for having found somebody in "their" room. They told me that in the evening they were given that room by the owner and that she also had put a crib for the baby in it (I saw her pulling it out before showing us the room). We tried to understand what could have happend but were not able to figured it out. In the end my husband and I stayed in the disputed room, the two women and the baby slept in another room occupied by three other people (relatives of them, I believe), while the man had to sleep on a sofa in the living room. The morning after, the owner didn't even apologize for the inconvenience. Actually she didn't greet us at all. She just cashed the payment. As far as the rest of our stay, the room was clean and breakfast was good. However, in conclusion, we wouldn't stay there any more.
1,8 en septiembre 13, 2011
When we arrived, our key was in an envelope pinned to the door, not very impressed with security aspect. Marketta was out when we arrived but made no attempt to meet & greet us when we returned to the B&B after eating dinner in Victoria. At breakfast the following day, we were cramped into a table in the corner of t he dining room with no room to move. Marketa was present but again made no attempt to welcome us. Our order was taken by a young girl and after 45 minutes we noticed that others who had entered the dining room were receiving their breakfast and we were still sitting there. We had to ask twice before we received anything. The breakfast was cooked fresh but was very basic. When checking out with Marketa, we mentioned the speed of service and all she said was the orders had been mixed up. No proper apology and she did not seem particularly interersted. If choosing a B&B in Victoria, the choice available is extensive, however, would recommend not to stay here, you could do so much better. A great pity as the internet site made it sound really nice and homely.
4,6 en septiembre 08, 2011
We stayed at Marketa's for our fifth anniversary. We were pleasantly suprised upon check in to discover there was a jacuzzi in our room which I hasn't realized upon booking the room. Breakfast was good and service was quick. All in all a place to repeat.
4,8 en septiembre 07, 2011
Very good staff. The best breakfast we have ever had at a B&B. Marketa was very helpful with info on transportation.
4,6 en septiembre 07, 2011
Lovely rooms, comfortable beds, lots of soft towels - couldn't be more comfortable. Breakfasts are superb - several delicious choices each day accompanied by a variety of fresh fruit and tasty homemade muffins. Will be my first choice for accommodation in Victoria BC.
3,6 en agosto 31, 2011
Wir waren im August 2 Nächte in Marketa's. Wir hatten keines der Zimmer im victorianischen Stil, sondern ein Zimmer im Untergeschoss. Zuerst war ich enttäuscht, aber das zu unserem Zimmer gehörende eigene Bad machte das mehr als wett. Das Zimmer war einfach und nett eingerichtet. Das Frühstück war super. Man hatte eine Auswahl an mehreren Frühstücksarten. Meinem Sohn hat die riesige Möwe auf der Terasse am besten gefallen.
3,2 en agosto 31, 2011
We are repeat customers who love coming here. However, the jacuzi jets in the honeymoon suite weren't working. I understand things happens, but I feel we shouldn't have been charged the full amount for the room - since the extra charge is directly related to the jacuzi. Also, the overflow drain was so low that the tub couldn't hold enough water to cover your thighs and the 2 of us couldn't enjoy the tub because the water level was too low.
4,2 en agosto 22, 2011
We stayed at Marketa's for our honeymoon last week. Very close to downtown and all the sights. Comfortable, no frills room with friendly staff and amazing breakfasts. The only thing that could be improved upon was the quality of the cleaning - it wasn't consistent each day, and we found items under the bed belonging to previous guests. Our room was under the kitchen, and with the age of the house, it was noisy at times. But overall, we really enjoyed our stay and the value can't be beat, nor the breakfasts!
5 en agosto 22, 2011
We loved the edible flowers and fruits on our breakfast plates! The presentation on our plates was elegant. We enjoyed the jacuzzi in our room!
5 en agosto 19, 2011
The location could not have been better. Easy to walk. I did not need a car. Breakfast was yummy and bed was super comfy. Everything at Marketa's is clean and lovely. I'm very glad I chose Marketa's for lodging in Victoria. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Hope to come back some day.
4,0 en agosto 18, 2011
This was my second stay at Marketas and I will definitely be coming back. Lovely old character house and an awesome staff, plus truly great breakfasts. Gord, Vancouver
4,2 en agosto 17, 2011
My wife and I stayed at Marketa's for a total of 3 nights while on a bicycle trip through the Victoria area. The bedrooms we had were beautiful and quiet. Breakfast was a feast. Classic older building with character. Close to all there is to see in Victoria. Marketa's artwork is all over the building and she is very talented. We will come back.
4,4 en agosto 17, 2011
We were made to feel welcome, and offered complimentary sherry in the sitting room. The four poster bed was extremely comfortable. It was like we were in another century because the house is very old and it was very peaceful and quiet. Breakfast was absolutely fabulous and served freshly made while we waited and the choices chosen from a menu, which we have never experienced before in a B&B. We will be back again.
3,6 en agosto 11, 2011
We really enjoyed this great value b&b. Yes our budget room was behind the small office (which was slightly noisy), but someone needs to be! All staff and Marketa were so helpful, and the atmosphere is quirky, homely and very very lovely. We especially enjoyed the impromptu ukulele music on the back deck after breakfast that some guests felt sufficiently comfortable to provide! Very welcoming and good value. Thanks heaps Marketa - Mark & Jane (Australia)
3,4 en agosto 10, 2011
We stayed one night. Marketa is highly organized and practical. The house is extraordinary beautiful, and our stay was pleasant.
4,4 en agosto 08, 2011
We truly enjoyed our stay at Marketa's. The location was good, the staff was most helpful and the breakfasts were terrific. It was nice to be able to sit outside on the sundeck. We booked a room with its own bathroom which I would recommend. A first class operation.
4,0 en agosto 08, 2011
We were welcomed very nicely. It was a quiet bedroom. It even has a living room which all guests can use. The breakfast was just amazing and prepared freshly. We were glad to stay there.
3,4 en agosto 06, 2011
Picked Marketa's because of all the rave reviews on the breakfasts. And the breakfast did not disappoint. Stayed for two days and enjoyed two different breakfast menus. The food was excellent, the muffins scrumpous and the staff were attentive, delightful with a good sense of humor. What did disappoint was the cleanliness of the room. I had to plug something in behind the bed and the dust bunnies were alive and breeding. Yeah, there were a lot of them. The house is old and some of the outlets don't accept three prong plugs. But there was pelnty of hot water for showers, so that was at least updated. The location is great, there are good restaurants in the area and lots of other amenities. It is easy to get where you want to go from Marketas.
5 en agosto 03, 2011
Comfortable room, superb breakfast, friendly and helpful staff -- what more can you want?
3,4 en agosto 01, 2011
From the outside, this B&B is not much to look at, but the rooms are very comfortable and spacious, the common room is dark but inviting and cozy offering late night home-baked goodies, and the breakfast is UNBELIEVEABLE! Beautifully (as in, take a picture!) prepared food by Marketa herself and team, fresh fruit, eggs, and all home-made muffins and breads served in a sunny breakfast room off the kitchen. Location is a short walk for those taking ferries to and from WA, USA or for eating great seafood on the wharf. A great value.
3,6 en julio 31, 2011
Marketa's location close to the ferries is quite convenient. She is a gracious hostess, and rooms are comfortable and clean. Her breakfasts in the sunroom or on the deck are amazing - artistically prepared, delicious, and abundant. Prices are quite reasonable. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Victoria.
4,4 en julio 28, 2011
The rooms were great with a large bed and tub. Great artwork throughout the house. Breakfast was fabulous.
4,0 en julio 25, 2011
Marketa's is two blocks from the Inner Harbour. Gourmet breakfast served in dining area with lots of other guests. Excellent B&B! Rick and Anne from Kincardine ON
3,6 en julio 21, 2011
My wife and I and our 2 friends stayed at Marketa's B&B for 2 days in July 2011. We got 2 budget rooms with attached bathrooms. The house is almost 100 years old and had its own charm. Marketa, the owner/operator, is a very hard-working lady and does whatever she can to make her clients feel comfortable. The toilet bowl in our friend's room had rust stains. When this was pointed out to her, Marketa tried to find them another room. As none were available, she gave them a small discount. Breakfast was good, with a reasonably large choice. There is very limited parking in the backyard, but there is ample parking in the street in the front.
4,4 en julio 20, 2011
You get to choose from a menu each day, you will get fresh muffins and all the coffee you want. You can walk from the B&B to the inner harbour in no time.
4,4 en julio 17, 2011
This was our second time staying at Marketa's and it was just as enjoyable as the first. The location is great and the breakfasts are delicious and a work of art!
3,6 en julio 17, 2011
we really enjoyed our stay at Marketa's. Marketa was very helpful with information about Victoria. G
5 en julio 16, 2011
We loved our stay at Markets. What a great old house. The breakfast was fantastic and I especially liked the pigeon who shows up every day for his breakfast. Marketable couldn't have been more accommoding. We would for sure stay there again.
5 en julio 14, 2011
I would highly recomend Marketa's. Nice location, close to everything. The breakfast is as good as everyone raves about. Wonderful service from the staff. They were always very helpful. Our room was very comfy. We will be back next time we are in Victoria.
5 en julio 13, 2011
Awesome B&B! Beautiful house, great location, amazing breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.
5 en julio 12, 2011
The breakfast included a beautiful fruit salad, and we were given a choice of entrees. The servers were polite and friendly. In our room was an old-fashioned 4-poster bed. Marketa was helpful when I needed directions. The original paintings, books, and comfy furniture made the common room welcoming. I highly recommend Marketa's!!
3,2 en julio 11, 2011
We loved being so close to downtown; we walked all over. Overall, good value and fantastic location.
3,4 en julio 11, 2011
Decent room, friendly service, good breakfast and very centrally and conveniently located. We woud stay here again.
4,6 en julio 11, 2011
Marketa welcomed us and made us feel quickly at home. Our room was spacious and the neighbourhood quiet despite being so close to the main attractions.Breakfasts were outstanding and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the opportunities to meet the other guesta around the tables at breakfast and also in the cosy lounge.
4,6 en julio 08, 2011
We stayed just for a single night while in Victoria, but this bed and breakfast was a highlight of our trip. Marketa was a great host, friendly and helpful. The room was perfect and romantic, and the breakfast was superb. Breakfast was also a great oppurtunity to meet other visitors. We will be back for sure!!
4,2 en julio 08, 2011
Marketa and her staff of "angels" were wonderful, cheerful, efficient and sweet. We liked the bohemian aura of the B & B and the breakfasts were exceptional. I would have liked a chest of drawers in the room, and the shower was too high for me, I had to twist myself around to soap up...but otherwise I loved my experience and my friend did, too.
4,0 en julio 07, 2011
Our room was comfortable and private with amenities such as a TV, an area to store food or prepare tea, and the location is so convenient to all Victoria tourist attractions! The breakfast was sumptious, and a good variety of choices with lots of fresh fruit. We will definatly return! CM
4,2 en julio 04, 2011
Marketa's was just perfect for our stay. We had ensuite bedroom downstairs close to a small communal kitchen. Best breakfast ever! We would stay again.
4,6 en julio 01, 2011
Historic home very close to the inner harbour, very clean and cosy old fashioned furnished rooms/bathroom. Fine breakfast choices, we were upgraded without any costs. Perfect place to stay downtown Victoria -- we will come again
4,2 en julio 01, 2011
Except of the fact that our room was not cleaned perfectly we had a great stay in Marketa's. Breakfast is great, especially the homemade pancakes. We will come back!
2,8 en junio 29, 2011
We stayed at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast just one night. The location is superb -- nice neighbourhood, close to everything. The breakfast was terrific -- they go to a lot of work to make a great meal. I do feel however that the rooms need updating and so does the bedding and towels. A computer in the common room would also be a great addition -- that has been done in many b&bs we've stayed at.
4,0 en junio 26, 2011
The room and facilities were very good. We were traveling with a lot of luggage as we were on a 4 weeks trip and the size of the room was a little small for 4 suitcases. Other wise the accommaditions were very good and the location was excellent for walking to the downtown area.
4,2 en junio 24, 2011
Marketa's Bed & Breakfast is very conveniently located, in walking distance to the Harbour and the Centre of the City of Victoria. The breakfast that Marketa prepares each morning is out of this world. The other guests that you meet each morning at your table are very engaging and mostly world travellers. Marketa is a beautiful hostess and very helpful should you require information of sites to see in the area. This is excellent value for so close to the centre of the city. A mature couple from Toronto.
3,6 en junio 19, 2011
Excellent location, comfortable, clean rooms, good choice of well cooked breakfasts.
3,8 en junio 16, 2011
Spent 3 nights at Marketa's. Marketa and her staff is very friendly, courteous and helpful. The food and service is outstanding. Highly recommend this B & B.
5 en junio 16, 2011
The hospitality of Marketa and the staff she employs were outstanding. We walked from the ferry terminal and found the B&B without any trouble. The location was great since you could walk right to Fisherman's Wharf and historic buildings in Victoria. Couldn't have gotten a better breakfast anywhere else. Pride of ownership is evident in everything Marketa does (even to the homemade port wine served in the parlor!) A great place to stay in Victoria.
4,4 en junio 14, 2011
My wife and stayed for three nights in the least expensive room at Marketa's. The B&B, an older house located on a quiet residential street within easy walking distance of the heart of action. Despite a bicycle race and a yacht race the weekend we were in Victoria, the room was always quiet. The furnishings and decor were simple and in places a bit worn. The furnishings and decor in the other rooms looked to be a cut higher. Marketa was an excellent hostess, friendly and helpful while respecting the privacy of her guests. The breakfasts prepared by Marketa and her three helpers were outstanding with a number of choices offered each morning.
4,2 en junio 12, 2011
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marketa's. The breakfast menus were outstanding! My room, one of the least expensive, was very new, bright in spite of being on ground floor, cosy and had an small outside patio. My only regret was the sometimes inconsiderate fellow clients who talked very loudly in the halls, for extended periods of time.
4,4 en junio 10, 2011
Marketa's is a real find. Located within easy distance of beautiful downtown Victoria, it is quiet, comfortable and welcoming with breakfasts to die for! The wonderful friendly atmosphere is a tired traveller's dream. Breakfasts, apart from being delicious, are an opportunity to meet with and share stories with others. Well done Marketa's!
4,4 en junio 09, 2011
We stayed 2 nights at Marketa's and had a wonderful time. She gave us a great gift for our anniversary. Her breakfast are suburb. You won't find a better breakfast anywhere in Victoria. The rooms are good and good value. Marketa herself is a treasure, we will be coming back.
4,4 en junio 09, 2011
If you want a nice place to stay, walking distance from everything, and a great value, this is the B&B for you. Marketa is friendly and helpful in finding places to visit. The food is wonderful!!! Visit the Superior Cafe (only a block away) for a wonderful dinner (artsy, live jazz, outdoor garden seating). My only negative was the bed in our room was very hard which made me stiff in the morning.
5 en junio 08, 2011
Marketa was personable, hospitable and well-served by her staff--with a hot tub and delicious breakfast. d
5 en junio 05, 2011
I arrived via the Victoria Clipper from Seattle on a glorious evening having sailed through Puget Sound's astonishing grandeur of scale and arrived at Marketa's without special expectations just a simple night's rest and a nourishing breakfast after a week at a pretty heavy conference in Los Angeles. What a warm & welcoming smile at the door and comfortable room with perfect pillows and a Henry VIII four-poster. Breakfast was just as the doctor ordered and I shall return again and again to Marketa's.
3,4 en junio 05, 2011
Marketa's is a basic B&B and is well located in downtown Victoria, BC. Room was small but clean as well as the bathroom. We had the basement double bed room facing a garden and was very quiet. What was outstanding was breakfast, with a choice of several dishes that included fruit, coffee and juices. We chose this B&B to be close to the CoHo ferry line as well as the Empress hotel.
4,6 en mayo 31, 2011
Our stay at Marketa's B&B was one of the best on our 4 week tour. Very good value for money, good room size, friendly staff and the best breakfast ever. Will definitely come back!
3,8 en mayo 30, 2011
Nice quiet neighborhood and 5-10 min. walk to Parliment/The Empress area. Superb breakfasts and clean room. I would stay here again.
3,8 en mayo 30, 2011
Marketa and her staff were very friendly and made my stay a nice experience. Because I was in Victoria for a cycle event I was going to be out of the house before breakfast. Marketa was kind enough to set up a continental breakfast and showed me were things were in the fridge. The next morning I was able ton enjoy a lovely breakfast with homemade muffins! Milo Rusimovich Whistler BC
4,0 en mayo 16, 2011
Marketa's was definitely a good value and great location to stay in Victoria. Its within walking distance of all of the major attractions and a short drive from the ferry terminal. Next time I visit Victoria I will definitely stay here! Marketa's fruit & nut muffins are amazing--I want the recipe!
4,6 en mayo 16, 2011
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. The room was great; comfortable bed and a nice jacuzzi tub. The breakfast was very good. Great price for what we got.
3,6 en mayo 13, 2011
The breakfast was awesome. Each room is individual arranged and very nice, but for me it was a little bit to cold (end of April 2011) and the power socket was hardly to achieve. The B&B is very good located, only a few minutes to all the sightseeing stuff, but for all that very quiet. Overall it was a good stay.
5 en mayo 12, 2011
My stay at Marketa's Bed and Breakfast was amazing. She is the nicest and warmest person anyone would want to meet. I enjoyed my stay so much that I am going back there.
4,0 en abril 13, 2011
We stayed at Marketa's for our 24th anniversary getaway. We had a great time. It was quiet clean and the breakfast was superb.
5 en abril 08, 2011
Our room had original artwork by Marketa and even the bed was beautifully painted with roses. The hot tub and fireplace in the room were amazing. We took the ferry to Victoria and easily walked to the the bed and breakfast. It was conveniently located near downtown so we definitely did not need our car. There were many delicious options for breakfast and the food was presented beautifully. We would absolutely return to this b&b.
4,8 en abril 07, 2011
We went to Victoria for the weekend and were pleased to find a quaint and lovely B&B located so near to the ferry and provided a military discount! Marketa was very hospitable and even let us hang around the house while waiting for our ferry to depart! The breakfast was amazing and abundant. The location was so close to all the major attractions which made walking everywhere quite nice. Marketa also gave us lots of suggestions for amazing restaurants in the area! We will definately come back here when we return to Victoria!!
4,8 en abril 04, 2011
Marketa's is a unique blend of lavish pampering and homestyle comforts. The substantial breakfast with a choice of 6 menu items, coffee, juice and freshly baked muffins jumpstarted our day. No lunch was required. The rooms were spotless and the jacuzzi soaker tubs and electric fireplaces created a romantically charming atmosphere. Marketa's is only a 10 minute walk from the inner harbour so you can park your car and leave it for your stay.
4,8 en marzo 27, 2011
My partner and I took a mid-week trip to Victoria and decided to stay at Marketa's based on other reviews we had read. The century old house was very charming, the rooms very inviting, and Marketa's breakfast will not be easily forgotten. Our room was very comfortable, quiet, and romantic. The B&B was only a few blocks from the Coho ferry terminal and all the harbor highlights were within walking distance. We also explored the neighborhood on foot and found a coffee/book shop, pharmacy, grocer, and access to the walking trail along the waterfront. Beacon Hill Park was also close by, a plus for us!
4,0 en enero 22, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marketa's. The location is very convenient to downtown. A bonus is the off-street parking that is available. The breakfasts were wonderful, and it was great to have a choice of breakfasts. Marketa is very personable and a wonderful hostess. We would definitely stay here again.
4,2 en enero 04, 2011
We really enjoyed Marketa's B&B, a beautiful place with charming decorations, the breakfast was outstanding and the stay very comfortable !
4,0 en enero 02, 2011
We were very pleased with Marketa's in Victoria, beautiful house located within walking distance of both downtown and the wonderful walk along the seawall. A warm welcoming home with a gracious hostess!
4,0 en diciembre 09, 2010
Marketa's is very cozy The breakfasts are one of the highlights and start your day off right. The house is very majestic, our room was large with an in room soaking tub! The location makes for a short walk to anywhere in town. Marketa and staff are wonderful and very helpful with dinning recommendations.
4,0 en octubre 19, 2010
When we went through US customs in Port Angeles, the agent was familiar with the B&B
3,2 en octubre 19, 2010
We stayed in Marketa's family room. The room was basic, clean, and very reasonable for the price. It was conveniently located for walking to/from the ferries & bus depot. Staff was friendly & helpful, and breakfast was filling & delicious. We'd definitely stay there again!
2,8 en septiembre 30, 2010
The location was excellent, walking distance to the harbor and restaurants, but the atmosphere was decidedly distant. Marketa was not present when we arrived and was busy on the phone when we paid our bill. Our other experiences with B & B's have been much warmer. Breakfast, on the other hand, was excellent and the staff very friendly. Don't think I would stay here again.
3,2 en septiembre 23, 2010
We easily found Marketa's a short walk from the centre of town and the inner harbour. We were made to feel welcome despite being very early for check-in. We enjoyed coffee whilst our room was prepared. The staff were very helpful and friendly, providing excellant local knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts, particularly the freshly made muffins. Highly recommended !!
5 en septiembre 08, 2010
warm, welcoming and comfy! The host is such a sweetheart and the breakfast was delicious!
4,4 en septiembre 05, 2010
We are traveling without reservations so Marketa's B&B worked out great for us. We were only able to get one of the budget rooms but it was exactly what we needed for our trip back to the states. We left our car in line at the ferry and Marketa's is 3-4 blocks from the Coho Ferry and an easy 7 minute walk pulling luggage. We were able to have a lovely breakfast at Marketa's and be back to the ferry by 0900. Very clean, quiet, near restaurants. Memorable. d&p
4,0 en agosto 29, 2010
It is an excellent experience in Marketa's Bed and Breakfast.
4,0 en agosto 27, 2010
A wonderful location and a charming home. The breakfast portions are modest, but the quality of the food and the presentation are outstanding. I will stay again.
3,0 en agosto 23, 2010
We enjoyed our stay in this older Victoria home and were served a breakfast of choice in the morning. I do believe that the diningroom service needs to change as we were not served per party but per choice of breakfast. example: everyone that ordered pancakes received their pancakes but if someone in your party ordered toast and eggs they would have to wait until the kitchen was setup for that choice. This was NOT a pleasant experience
3,0 en agosto 23, 2010
Excellent breakfast, but the rooms are quite old. Charming and quiet location.
4,6 en noviembre 24, 2008
I had never visited Victoria before so had no knowledge of local lodgings. Found Marketa's on the internet. What a good decision it was to book it. Marketa made me feel right at home with her relaxed approach. She takes an interest in her guests helping to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Location is good, room was fine, breakfast good and price was very reasonable. Gilbert, the friendly seagull was only too happy to help me eat my breakfast. Be sure to feed him if you stay. Victoria is a great location. Marketa's was the icing on the cake. I can't wait for my next visit.
5 en septiembre 16, 2007
This was amazing, My wife & i never stayed in a B&B befor & this 1 blew our minds..