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November 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Sooke Harbour House in Sooke, Canada

Vancouver Island is an oasis of abundant evergreens and invigorating fresh air. On one of its beaches lies Sooke Harbour House: a coastal retreat founded by Frederique and Sinclair Philip, a couple with a passion for holistic living. They extend those values to the guests of their B&B, which is tucked away on land once purchased by Andrew Muir. Here, “luxury with a conscience” is what ties together the entire experience, from the spa services to the composting program to the grass-paved parking lot. Here, the stars are the local artists, seals, and native cuisine. As for the stars above, they are always in clear view.

Wake up to the sound of whales mating in the waters below, as the staff delivers a fresh breakfast to your room. After a soak in your room’s Jacuzzi tub, stroll through gardens lush with aromatic herbs and the textures of edible flora, coffee in hand and the salty ocean breeze wafting throughout. Take a charter boat for a six-hour salmon fishing excursion through local waters, and return to the hotel to sample wines from its list of 1250+. Spend the evening in the warm fire light of the Sooke Harbour House Restaurant and explore, for example, a seared red bandit rockfish with chervil potato rosti. Everything on the menu is indigenous to the Southwestern Coast of Vancouver Island, sourced from a network of local organic farms.

Location of Sooke Harbour House

Sooke Harbour House
1528 Whiffen Spit Road British Columbia
V9Z 0T4
Sooke, Canada

Nearest Airport: YYJ

Amenities for Sooke Harbour House

  • General Information
  • 28 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Amenities
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Wine Cellar
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Dining Room
  • Vegetarian Cuisine
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Art Collection
  • Gardens
  • Private Whirlpools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Fireplaces
  • Wet Bar
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Private Terraces
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tasting
  • Stargazing
  • Nature Walks
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Sooke Harbour House

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

I discovered this little treasure trove while looking for an offbeat place around Victoria, BC. This place is secludedly located in front of a spit and has an excellent view, fantastic decor (I love the reading areas, paintings, and decor) and great hospitality. Moreover, I like farm-to-table places and there are a couple of very good places to try around this place. So, definitely try this place if you are looking for an offbeat, cosy but enchanting little space. And, don't forget to ask for their freshly baked cookies!

nemohere - Seattle, Washington


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole atmosphere of the rooms and building is comfort and welcome. The dinning room serves excellent food well prepared and excellently presented with the emphasis on subtlety. However, the service was slow and we had to wait up to 30 minutes between courses and the entree arrived "warmish" rather than hot. I suspect it sat for a while before being brought out. It was also a very quiet night with 3/4 of dinning room empty. we mentioned it to front desk on checkout.

don b - Victoria, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was large and had a beautiful view of the Juan de Fuca Strait. Decor was lodge-like and rather dated. Balcony desparately needed painting and new furniture. Room had coffee/tea facilities and a small fridge. We got a small carafe of port and cookies each night which were great. Bathroom needs a new shower head and new shower curtain. Restaurant in the hotel was excellent. Hotel is a good location for touring around Sooke and you can walk to the Whiffen Spit. The hotel is past its prime and we didn't feel it was worth the price we paid. We would not return to the hotel but would go back to the restaurant.

Susan in Toronto - Toronto


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first of all, this hotel was insanely expensive. I have stayed at some of the nicest hotels around the world and never paid as much as we did here. It is way past its prime. Everything is old and creaky....roof could use a clean, place could use a paint, hallways could use new carpet. The shower had virtually no pressure (hard to get shampoo out!). But it is incredibly charming and quirky and we liked it overall. Would I go back? only if I could get a cheaper price. My husband booked online and it was about $400 a room, but there was nothing else in town for that night (he booked 4 months in advance) so we didn't have much choice. The views were beautiful and the staff was very friendly. The room was spacious and the whole place was very quiet. It was lovely and in a great spot and the complimentary port and cookies was a nice touch. One super strange but oddly nice feature was the guest library and the "art gallery". Something fun to check out while roaming the halls.

Jane123456789 - Vancouver


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at SHH the night of September 9, 2017. Based on several phone conversations with the front desk, we opted for the Season of Romance package, since it presented a very substantial discount on the four-course meal in the SHH restaurant. We spent considerable time on the phone confirming exactly what the package costs would be and how the various charges and credits would work. We generally enjoyed our stay, although the details that we expect from an establishment at that price point and reputation were somewhat lacking. For example: - the decor and finishes are dated and leave the impression that the inn is 10 or 15 years past its peak. It's pleasant enough in a homely sort of way, but falls far short of what we expected given the "luxury" price tag. - our four-course dinner in the restaurant took an unbelievable three full hours. Portions were small and the first two courses were exceedingly slow to appear (at least half an hour each). Ambience in the restaurant deteriorated as it emptied out until it was so quiet that the two or three couples left had no privacy. Staff took no action when this was reported (just turn up the music a bit guys!) - The late and long dinner meant we didn't have much time to enjoy our room. The fire ("all ready to go") proved very hard to light (seemed like wet wood). Calls to the front desk and housekeeping were perpetually met with messages saying they were "on the phone". Eventually we realized that "on the phone" really meant "closed for the night". - At breakfast, the waitress left us standing several minutes at the entrance as she worked tables before yelling across the room that we should "just sit anywhere". - The waitress forgot one of the dishes we ordered. We pointed this out when our breakfast arrived and heard her go ask the kitchen to prepare it. The missing dish arrived as we were finishing up. It was not taken off our bill. All of the above are relatively small issues. Taken together, they suggest that SHH lacks attention to detail and does not provide the superlative experience that its reputation would suggest. We shared this feedback with the front desk staff upon checking out, and were encouraged to provide this feedback to management via the email address on the SHH webpage. After sharing our feedback with the front desk, staff provided our bill. Unfortunately, this was the biggest and least acceptable disappointment of all. Total costs were inexplicably $190 more than what we were specifically quoted, in detail, on the phone with the front desk at time of booking. Obviously we took issue with this. The staff on duty were apologetic but "unable to do anything" except charge us the amount showing on our bill. Apparently there was no manager on duty, or reachable on-call, at check-out time on Sunday of a peak season weekend. We were told that the staff would have a manager follow up with us the next business day, and once again we were encouraged to submit feedback via the email address on their web page. It has now been almost three weeks and still no followup from the hotel. Still no response to our email outlining the issue. At over C$900 for a one-night stay with the above list of deficiencies, SHH is either badly overpriced or sadly lacking in the attention to detail that usually makes such getaways truly memorable. Moreover, failing to honour the price we were explicitly quoted falls somewhere between unethical and fraudulent. The message that we take from management's failure to follow up is that they just don't care. Spend your money elsewhere.

desktraveller - Vancouver, BC


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