Villa Marco Polo Inn
What We Love
- Five-course breakfast is included in Jetsetter rate
- Homey setting, with a wood-burning fireplace in the second-floor library
- Each of the rooms has a unique design
What To Know
- Children 13 and under are not permitted
- There are no TVs in the rooms
- There are contemporary Italian and French restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the inn, but the immediate area is residential, so it’s worth renting a car if you’re looking to do other activities
- Check in is between 3 and 5 p.m.; contact the property directly if you plan on arriving outside of these hours
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, this homey bed-and-breakfast sets the stage for a romantic getaway or a quiet, relaxing vacation. Surrounded by timeless estates and mansions in the historic Rockland neighborhood, the Villa Marco Polo Inn exudes country home charm just a five-minute drive from the Inner Harbor (the tourism hub of Victoria). Built in 1923, the building and the gardens are designed in Italian Renaissance style. The four guestrooms vary in size (ranging from 264 to 1,100 sqaure feet), and are well appointed, with tasteful decor and amenities such as down pillows, spa robes, loaded iPods, European linens and Persian carpets atop hardwood floors. Curl up with a good book by the wood-burning fireplace in the second-floor library or book an in-room spa treatment. Every morning a gourmet five-course breakfast is served made with fresh, organic ingredients (think poached eggs on a bed of spinach polenta with fresh lemon sauce, and ricotta-stuffed crepes with wild berry coulis).
In the Area
Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the picturesque neighborhood, visit Craigdarroch Castle or head over to the parklike gardens of Government House. If you’re coming in or renting a car, don’t miss driving along the scenic maritime route, which is dotted with beaches and stunning views. Other popular Victoria attractions include the Royal BC Museum and Abkhazi Garden. For an off-the-beaten-path experience, British Columbia has a rich native heritage, and several museums, villages, art galleries and cultural centers are open to the public. Within an hour’s drive of Victoria is the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, which makes for a unique daytrip. When it’s time for dining, Café Brio serves contemporary Italian dishes, while Chez Michel offers cuisine with French flair; both are a 15-minute walk from the inn.
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Beautiful property and top notch customer service! Lovely room, big soaker tub with juliet balcony overlooking backyard and fireplace. However, no tv room not that we needed it. 4 course breakfast home made!
A wonderful house with very nice rooms in a quiet neighborhood with a beautiful garden, ideal to calm down from the hustle and bustle of todays life.
Plus wonderful hosts, very helpful and responsive - serving marvelous breakfasts.
After staying six nights in this beautiful B&B I really would have stayed for another six. The room was elegantly furnished, with a comfy bed and high quality linens and towels. Our room Zanzibar, with a Juliette balcony, looked out onto the immaculate garden and fountain. Hosts Diana and Alex could not have been more accommodating and charming. They provided the best four course breakfast ever - I never knew there could be so much variety in the first meal of the day. The villa, located in a quiet residential area of Victoria, is 1920s with lots of original features. Beautifully furnished - the owners are clearly passionate about their venture. Every detail is considered to ensure guests are comfortable and well looked after. I can't wait to go back!
Fabulous B&B in a lovely area of Victoria. The host couple are beyond amazing! Their breakfasts are one of a kind. Everyday is a 5 course experience! Truly special! Diana and Alex have a lovely story too!
Now it's unfortunately time to leave beautiful Villa Marco Polo Inn in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Even more sad is to say goodbye to our hosts, Diana and Alex, who made this stay the best and most unforgettable in our time.
If you ever visit Victoria, then consider this beautiful place and treat yourself with a stay here🙏🏻