April 18, 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

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 1 week ago

These are condo type accomodations with full compliment of appliances including washer and dryer. Outdoor hot tub, movie rentals and very friendly staff. Beautiful views of the Sooke harbour with walking trails close by. Quiet and peaceful no matter what the weather. Drive to downtown Victoria is 50 minutes not using Trans Canada highway, which can be terrible at certain times of day. Highly reccommed this property.

_ltower407 - Parksville, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been warned that we would be disappointed, and unfortunately our friends were correct. There are many positive things to say about Sooke Harbour House, but it is no longer the very special place it once was--no longer a real touch of class. When we were last there, many years ago, everything was perfectly wonderful, from the garden to the art to the special old pine furniture and carpets. That's no longer true. The funny thing is that all this could be so easily corrected for very little money. The original owners had terrific taste and a great eye. Everything was placed perfectly, from the furniture to the art. (Specially the art!) Whoever is managing the hotel now doesn't come with these skills. Perhaps they think that jamming the foyer and hallways with paintings and sculpture-much for sale--will help pay the bills, but it may just dissuade people like me from returning. Perhaps they think it doesn't matter where paintings are hung on the walls (and ofter askew), but it does. Perhaps they think that guests won't feel that it is important to screen brightly coloured recycling containers in the otherwise beautiful garden. Perhaps they think that hanging planters can be hung at slightly different heights....You get the picture. Quality control has gone right out the window. Sooke Harbour House could so easily and inexpensively be returned to its original status as a fabulous place to stay. $1000-2000 expended on a good designer or even someone with a good eye to pare down the art, turn the entrance into something better than a messy shop, and continue to look after quality control, would be money very well spent. I really hope whoever is running the hotel will take this advice.

Judy N - BC, anada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room for just one night, as a surprise to celebrate my Husband's 60th birthday. I then contacted the hotel to make a dinner reservation, advise them that my Husband is a celiac, and also to tell them that he'd be celebrating a milestone birthday while we were there. From the minute I made that reservation, every contact I had with a member of staff at the hotel, was positive and helpful, which was borne out by the fact that everyone there wished my Husband a very Happy Birthday when we arrived! Sooke Harbour House was always on my bucket list; it is well renowned and its restaurant deservedly collects highly-rated reviews. If you're looking for big city excitement, you won't enjoy staying there. Sooke is a peaceful and tranquil little place, tucked away on the SW coast on Vancouver Island, about 45 minutes from Victoria. It's a very much "enjoy the scenery" and "peace and quiet" sort of place...just what I was looking for. The hotel presents itself as an extremely well-loved country might belong to your best friend, who'll want to spoil you rotten! Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, and every extra little detail had been thought of...a carafe of port in our room, a fruit basket, together with a birthday card and truffles for my Husband. It's not full of shiny mirrors, glossy tiles and flashy big-city stuff; it is however, full of character, warmth, class and elegance...the most comfortable beds, good quality bedding, a wood fireplace ready laid to light if we wished, the fluffiest towels, the bubbliest jacuzzi, as well as the now expected technological connections for those who can't switch off! Pre-dinner drinks in the Copper Room sharpened our appetite, and introduced us to a local island-produced gin that I shall source here at home without delay. Our celebration meal in the dining room, I can only describe as "indescribable!" I had read many reviews in many publications about the standards and quality at SHH...all of my experience there went over and above my expectations. We were offered a choice of still or sparkling water, and brought a menu, with our choice of either a three or four course meal, together with a flight of four paired wines if we wished. Of course we did...four courses and four wines...a slam dunk there! We enjoyed professional, attentive yet discreet, service from well-trained staff, and spent a wonderful meal enjoying every mouthful, and listening to our neighbouring diners, the owner, Frederique, the Chef, Jonas, and a visiting Slow Food Writer from Austria, all of them very passionate about their own points of view when it came to food. I fully intended to ask for a menu to bring home, but forgot by the time I got to the end of the meal now feeling fully sated (aka tipsy!) As I recall, an amuse bouche of pork belly arrived, followed by beef flank, followed by lamb (both appetizer size portions) My Husband chose a seafood ceviche and I can't recall the second one (I should have asked to bring the menu home!) We both chose the same entree, a perfectly cooked, and presented, duck breast with many accompanying flavours and textures. The menu changes almost on a daily basis at SHH, largely dependent upon what is available to the Chef from the wonderful gardens at the hotel, and what meat, fish and seafood is the best he can find from his local purveyors. As if this wasn't enough, a freshly baked loaf of delicious, edible gluten free bread arrived at the table, something my Husband rarely has the option to enjoy as so much of what is offered as gluten-free is inedible and house-brick like! Four delicious wines accompanied our individual courses, many produced locally from a wide variety of island vineyards. Our host very kindly offered us champagne after our meal in celebration of the special birthday. It was faultless...spectacularly so! There wasn't a single thing that I didn't like, or felt could have been done better. I felt welcome, and as if my presence there was valued. I truly wished I'd booked for two or three nights, not just the one. My consolation is that I live just a couple of hours from this "little piece of Paradise" so I can return easily, whenever I choose to. The following morning brought dull and rainy skies, I'd been hoping to thoroughly explore the gardens that surround the hotel, and grow much of the produce used by the Chef. Sadly I didn't take my Wellies with me...there were plenty available for me to wear, with bright yellow Sou' Westers too...every little detail and eventuality had been thought of! I will save that pleasure for another day, when it's warm and sunny... I don't think I'll need to think up any excuse to return to the hotel...I think it deeply ingrained itself in my soul during this short but immensely pleasurable visit. In closing I will say that Sooke Harbour House won't be for everyone! It prides itself on offering first class service, precise attention to detail from every member of its staff, every comfortable amenity I could ever require, and a class and elegance that left me feeling as if I'd been wrapped in a warm fluffy robe and given a good book and a mug of creamy hot chocolate, and a brandy, to sit in the most comfortable chair and just while away the time I had to myself. Why you wouldn't want to experience that level of service and comfort is beyond me, but I suppose there will be those who want all mod cons. For me, this was idyllic, and no-one will ever convince me otherwise.

Jane B - Nanaimo, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time here celebrating our anniversary. The accommodations, meals, and service were all enjoyable. We especially enjoyed sitting in The Copper Room a couple of evenings, having drinks by the crackling fireplace. Lots of beaches and trails in the area for exploring.

DesignDiva - Vancouver, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long established family run resort with great views over the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Warm and caring staff Lovely big rooms with log fires. Excellent bar with really good food in the evenings again with big log fire. Breakfast served in the main dining room where the service could be faster. All round lovely facility

181717Mitchells - North Vancouver, Canada

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