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
Parking on site
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A four-room, Italian Renaissance–inspired bed-and-breakfast in Victoria, British Columbia
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.