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“Wonderful little getaway in a perfect location”
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Very good
13 reviews
Path to suite Iris in May
main house
Path from suite Poppies in June
Path to suite
Bathroom sink and toilet
Bathroom window and shower
dining area
pond
pond
blooms
deer in field
rear area
surrounding forest
desk (free wifi)
living area
living area
living area
bedroom area
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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prescottc...
prescott arizona
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful little getaway in a perfect location”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

What a great find. This little place is located in beautiful surroundings. Though it is off the beaten path, it is extremely close to everything. It was only about a 10 minute or less drive to Butchart Gardens (a must see....should be one of the wonders of the world). The owner, John, was nearby and available for all of our needs and very helpful with our traveling questions. The living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were tastefully decorated and very clean. You will definitely enjoy staying here and we look forward to another stay there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Sep 2017
A great pleasure meeting you both , we hope to see you again in the future !
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cozy suite in lovely rural setting”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Holly Farm is in an acreage-type area about 20 minutes north of downtown Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula.
The farm was located close to Butchart Gardens and many parks where we were able to go for short walks. There was a very good grocery store and cafe within 3 minutes driving distance from Holly Farm. Brentwood Bay is only 10 minutes away, and we could catch the ferry from there to go over to Mill Bay, which also was very convenient as we had planned a trip to Duncan.
The suite was in a walkout basement overlooking the large backyard. We very much appreciated the adequate kitchen facilities, allowing us to cook our own meals whenever we chose to do so. The sitting area was large and well lit, also there was a very handy desk area in the bedroom which allowed us to set up the computer. The bed also was very comfortable.
Our host John was there to welcome us on our arrival. He had many suggestions in terms of activities that we were interested in. John was always available whenever we needed information, or if we needed something he was very prompt to help.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Holly Farm, and would definitely recommend it as a lovely place to stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Feb 2017
Dear Elinor and Irvin, it was a pleasure having you as guests !
You are always welcome here ,
John
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fwbaker
San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet - back to nature kinda place.”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

John is a very good host. The place is kinda remote, so a car with GPS is necessary, IMHO. Overall, I found Canada to be too expensive for me - gal. of gas is $3.42, wine is 200+% more there too!

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Liked best: Quiet - natural beauty
Liked least: MetroPCS cell phone would not work - no signal strength.
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jul 2016
Hello Frank ,
I'm glad you enjoyed the nearby Horticulture Centre of the Pacific , Butchart gardens and Butterfly World , your pictures are very good.
I hope the rest of your trip is successful !
John
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whitelake...
Lakefield, Canada
1 review
“above expectations”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We have travelled the world and John is our favourite host. Just ask and you shall receive. Very peaceful in the forest surroundings, we will be back!

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Liked best: environment
Liked least: Wi-Fi was weak and variable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
What a pleasure to have you , Norma and Alan ! You are the perfect guests . I look forward to seeing you both again . I'm glad you saw some of the wonderful gardens here and had some bridge games .
Wishing you some warm weather .
cheers,
John
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Yvonne B
Birch Hills, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly peaceful, quiet and clean”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

For those wanting to get away from it all, this is the ideal spot. John, the host, was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction of many local attractions; great restaurants, where to get the best gelato, hiking trails. Even loaned us his GPS. Only downside was the second of the 2 suites he has, had no TV. Wasn't a problem until the Saskatchwan Roughriders played on Sunday. Suite was very clean, and quiet. Close to many organic farms, ferries, Butchart Gardens, great coffee shops etc. While there, make sure to order a sandwich from the Red Barn and enjoy a picnic lunch nearby. It is also has a large selection of fresh farm produce.

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Liked best: The peacefulness
Liked least: Loved it all and would stay again. Would have been nice to have televion but not a deal breaker
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Thank you ,it was great meeting you , I hope you will come back again. And next time we'll put you in the suite with TV for those RoughRider games!! Go riders !
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