The location was excellent. Pretty much everything we wanted to see was within walking distance. The neighborhood was lovely and relatively quiet. Our room was on the top floor. We did have help taking our luggage upstairs but there were a lot of stairs at the entrance and another flight up to our room. Had we had not so much luggage it wouldn't have been an issue. The breakfast menu changed daily but had good staple choices.
I enjoyed a one night stay at this cosy B & B located in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC. It is conveniently located a short walk from the government buildings, the inner harbour, the Victoria Museum and downtown shopping. I stayed in the 'yellow room which was comfortable with a full ensuite bathroom and a separate 'water closet'. A lovely period home typical of the area. Breakfast was delicious and nicely presented! Marketa is a warm hostess and made me feel very welcome. I would certainly stay at this B & B again. Jo (Toronto, Ontario)
Our 4 night stay at Marketa's was amazing! The home was warm and inviting and the breakfast's were superb! Marketa does all the cooking herself and she is very accomplished at making up to 22 delicious breakfasts. Each morning has a menu and you are able to choose between 4 or 5 entrees. Her muffins are unequaled...both tasty and healthy! We met some delightful people who we will hopefully see again. It would be a pleasure to return to Marketa's B&B. It was truly a great experience.
My guy and I decided to head to Victoria on part of a ten day road trip. Marketa's was a delightful stop on the trip. We spent two nights in one of the Queen suites with jetted tub. Breakfast was amazing, there is a yummy menu to choose from (pancakes were our favorite). It was a short and beautiful walk to the downtown core. My only wish was that the bath products were more plentiful. The shampoo was great, just no conditioner or bubble bath for the tub (even though it was allowed). All in all a lovely stay.
Took my significant other for a weekend getaway and could not be more pleased - the location was incredible (nearly everything was in walking distance), the room incredibly romantic (stayed in the honeymoon suite with hot tub, fireplace, and lighter dimmer), and it had just about everything one could ask for in a B&B.
Our stay was fabulous I had my daughter and grandson come along and our hostess "Carolyn" made it so comfortable and fun they just wanted to hang at the B&B. This is my second visit there and I have nothing negative to say about it they are very accommodating, friendly and the food is fabulous as are the rooms. Thank you for making our visit special! Roberta
Marketa and her assistant are truly Gems! What a wonderful experience; such an unbelievable value. The food was delicious and more than abundant. A very convenient location. Instead of filling the space with "frilly nonsense", Marketa tastefully decorates her abode. All the necessities are there; and as a bonus her artistry is displayed throughout the house. She's an amazing painter! I feel this is like an "adult" Hostel, in the sense that like minded travelers stay here and get to meet each other at Breakfast. Single travelers are very comfortable here by the way. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Victoria!!
This is our go to place every time we need a getaway.It is close to all amenities down town,and the walk to get there is beautiful.we also are made to feel at home here ,,there is something to be said about staying in a 100 year old house, you can feel the history.The food is ofcourse 5 star homemade muffins are to die for,and the fresh fruit and huge homemade breakfast of your choice is in its self worth the stay.my favorite is the eggs benny.
We stayed in one of the Honeymoon suites. Our suite was small, but nicely furnished. We could have used more washcloths. The Breakfasts were amazing. The muffins that were served while waiting for the breakfast to be served were so delicious and the breakfast themselves were fabulous. It is in a great location, within walking distance to many many restaurants and fun shops.
Marketa's B&B is a very good place to stay if you wanna do Victoria by Walking. City Centre & Fisherman's Wharf is in Walking distance. The rooms are ideal for 2, a bit too tiny with children. The breakfast is marvellous, if you stay several nights, try all the menu!
Marketa was a wonderful hostess with the right amount of attention to our stay. Breakfast was a broad assortment of delicious fare. Muffins were scrumptious! The home had just the right "hominess" for us and we liked our little patio room. We were close to downtown without being in it and could walk wherever we needed. Ate at a cozy restaurant a couple blocks away, Il Covo Trattoria, mouth watering. Enjoy! We did.
We arrived wet and bedraggled and very early off the ferry from Seattle. As our room was ready we were allowed to use it immediately and so could dry off and change. The hospitality was amazing and the breakfast!!! OMG. A menu choice, freshly baked muffins and everything provided with such friendliness. I felt like a Princes.
This was my only stay while in Victoria, but it seems like a great value. Marketa's is conveniently located within walking distance of the harbor and downtown. It is also in a quiet neighborhood. Marketa has a great sense of decorating style so looking around her rooms was 1/2 the fun. Her staff served a delicious breakfast. If I'm ever in town again, I'll return.
Your day at Marketa's B&B begins with the most amazing muffins. Then on to a full breakfast. The staff went above and beyond helping us with suggestions and reservations for each day's stay. And on one rainy afternoon, the staff provided a friendly fire and wine in the front parlor. The setting is a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of all of the attractions. It is a great value for all you get! Will stay here again. As should you!
I spent three nights at Marketa's in a room without its own bathroom to save a few dollars. Having never done this before, I was a bit hesitant about a shared bathroom, but found it worked out well. The home is beautiful and very clean and very near all the excitement of the downtown area. Breakfasts were delicious. My particular bed wasn't perfectly comfortable (maybe due to being in the least expensive room?), but other than that, I'd highly recommend Marketa's.
The best things about Marketa's are the fantastic location and the delicious breakfast. The B&B is situated close to the inner harbour, walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, and also a short walk to Dallas Road. The room that we had was very warm - we had the fan on the whole time and still found it hot. This was on the upper floor - maybe the lower floors were cooler. The breakfast is to die for!!
The room was something out of a catalogue you would see if you were shopping for antique furniture. Absolutely beautiful and super clean!! The food was also fantastic! Best of all the company was great and diverse.
We booked four rooms with Marketa to accommodate a large family vacation in Victoria. All the rooms were wonderful! We especially loved the large common areas (sitting room and deck) where we could gather as a family. And the breakfast was FANTASTIC!
This B&B is perfectly located by Victoria's harbour and downtown. The comfort is correct and the breakfast hearty. Breakfast time end at 9:30 so it's not a place for lazy mornings. Room 1 is nice and spacious, room 2 is more simple. A very quiet place.
Our stay at Marketas was great. The location is excelllent, the staff is superb, the breakfast outstanding, the design and furniture very nice. Unfortunately the bed sheets were not completely clean, which should be standard, otherweise there is no reason to complain.
Marketa's was a great place to stay-it was reasonably priced, VERY close to the Inner Harbour, had a great old fashioned feel, and the food and service was incredibly. The room was also very clean and we appreciated the shampoo and conditioner small bottles for our use.