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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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bens5
pacific northwest
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful, comfortable and convenient!”
Reviewed 4 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We enjoyed our brief stay at Dragonfly Cottage before the Christmas holidays. Toula has done an impressive job with the design and decor, creating a home that is functional, tasteful and very comfortable. The location is great and made for a perfect home base for our first trip to Victoria. We look forward to a return!

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
Thank you Heather,
It was great to have you stay at Dragonfly and I'm looking forward to having you back some day. Toula
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pnc87
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Cosy Cottage in a fantastic location.”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Dragonfly Cottage is a little gem located a short walk from the Cook Street Village, with its nice restaurants and cafes, an even shorter walk to the lovely Beacon Hill Park and an easy walk to downtown Victoria. The Cottage is charmingly decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and other collectables. The lounge and dining areas are very comfortable, light and airy and were a favourite place in the evenings after a long day sightseeing. The kitchen was amazing, equipped with absolutely everything you could need. The laundry was equipped with a new washer and dryer which was great for visitors like us who were away from home for a couple of months. It is beautifully maintained and impeccably clean. We should also mention the Cottage has free WiFi. My husband and I were travelling with friends and so we had the two bedroom option for the four nights of our stay. I can't comment on the larger bedroom but I have to say that our room was tiny, with a bed that really wasn't comfortable for two adults as it seemed small in both length and width. My husband and I are 5'9" and 5'2" respectively and not overweight so by no means large. Having said that, I did notice that the third room was much bigger with a larger bed which I'm sure would have been more comfortable. Our friends were very happy with their room which had a larger bed.
Toula is a charming hostess who helped advise us on all the wonderful things to see and do in the beautiful city of Victoria. We all enjoyed our stay immensely and hope we can return one day. We would also just like to mention that Bubby's Kitchen in the Cook Street Village had the best breakfasts we ever had on our entire holiday!

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Liked best: The Cottage really felt like home. It was charming.
Liked least: We had the smallest bedroom which was cramped and with a small double bed.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Oct 2013
Thank you for your kind words about Dragonfly and our lovely neighbourhood Cheryl.

I'm sorry to hear that you were uncomfortable on the double-bed. I wish I had known and we could have opened the third bedroom for you. I want to know that my guests are always one hundred percent comfortable.
Next time you come we'll make sure things are perfect for your stay!
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Kristy H
Kent, Washington, United States
1 review
“Perfect Victoria Getaway - We'll be back!”
Reviewed 11 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The dragonfly cottage was the perfect setting for our weekend trip! My husband and I and 2 other couples got together for our first reunion in 5 years in Victoria and had the pleasure of staying in Toula's beautiful house.

The cottage is cozy, inviting, beautifully decorated, and Toula made a point of telling us when we arrived that it was for living in! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed (minus of course the fresh groceries) which made cooking our own dinners a breeze. She also let us use her outdoor barbeque!

The bedrooms were also very comfortable and cozy. And she had provided lots of little thoughtful amenities like the chocolate she left us, throw blankets and pillows for snuggling up and keeping warm, and candles on the dining room table. One of my favorite parts was the indoor/outdoor front porch sitting area with blankets.

Toula our hostess was genuinely warm, helpful, and full of great ideas of things to do and places to see in the city. We walked pretty much everywhere as the location is very convenient - restaurants, shopping, the park, the water...everything is close by and the neighborhood is lovely.

We are already planning next year's reunion and hopefully will be able to come back to the Dragonfly Cottage!

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Liked best: The cozy, homey atmosphere
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Sep 2013
Thanks for this great review Kristy. One of the best things about having Dragonfly is being able to provide a place for friends to get together to relax and have fun. Hope to see you again for your next reunion!
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Sabfivefr...
New York
2 reviews
“She welcomed us with open arms”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The Dragonfly Cottage is a gorgeous craftsman home with a modern flair within walking distance to downtown Victoria and also Cook Street Village. It borders an expansive park that is great for kids. Toula literally welcomed us with open arms and accomodated our EVERY need from a place for our 2 year old to nap to best brunch in town. She is the host of all hosts and you won't go wrong if you stay here. There are a lot of beautiful trinkets in the house to look at so it helps to put some of these things out of reach when you get there. Other than that - the home is suitable for all ages - is cozy, clean and comfy. We will be back

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Liked best: Toula
Liked least: There are lots of stairs to the front door
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
Thank you Sabeena, it was so nice to have you and your lovely family here and I'm glad we could make things so comfortable and welcoming for you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Christina...
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Great location, sweet house!”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The house is really in a great spot to get to shopping, restaurants and the museum. We had a wonderful time in Victoria, and loved the house with all of its special touches. Toula was very helpful & accommodating!

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Liked best: Lovely home with great little touches.
Liked least: Only 1 bathroom -- tough with a larger group!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2013
Thanks Cristina,
It was great to meet you and have you stay at Dragonfly.
I hope to see you again!
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