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Must not be missed!!!
We have just returned from a trip to Tofino. What a find in Harvey-House. Newly built, decorated and furnished - very cosy, well equipped, just superb. The hospitality from Nicky and Chris was second to none.
Imagine having your delicious, freshly cooked breakfast left outside your bedroom door to be collected and consumed in your own room overlooking the rain forest. If you're feeling really lazy it could be breakfast in the superbly comfortable bed - the sheets were like silk.
Nicky and Chris were brilliant in offering their local knowledge and were only too pleased to book trips or make restaurant reservations.
Don't go there - we want to keep it to ourselves!!!!
Yvonne and Paul - UK
Perfect. Loved it
This is reminded me more of a boutique hotel than a B&B. Our room was very big and the furnishings are modern and stylishly European (the owners are British). Flat screen tv, leather chairs, that kind of thing.
We really loved that breakfast was delivered to our room. This is one of the reasons we chose it over places where everyone sits together over breakfast as we prefer to be alone. They advertise it as "continental breakfast" but it's really way more than that. You get a tray packed with great food and baked goods. We had hot baked eggs one morning and smoked salmon the other.
The owners are great and provide the perfect combination of friendly helpful chat and advice about where to go and what to see with allowing you your own space and privacy.
The owners live on the first floor and the B&B rooms are all upstairs, so it is easy to be private as you don't feel too much like you're in someone's house as you don't share space with them.
There are plenty of little thoughful touches in the rooms, great bathrobes, toileteries, games, everything for tea and coffee, your own phone line and our favourite thing was the DVD player with a selection (small but very good) of DVDs.
All the little extras took the place to a standard way above our expectations. And it was great value as we had their 3 nights for the price of 2 winter deal which meant our room worked out to $86 a night.
They do housekeeping in the rooms every day, which we've not had before in a B&B. It's one of the cleanest places I've ever been. I peeked under the bed and even though there are wooden floors there wasn't a dust-bunny in sight!
You cross the street and walk down a cute path to a fantastic beach which we walked the long length of each day.
The owners recommended The Shelter restaurant which was so good we ate there twice.
Tofino is beautiful, but a very long way from everywhere (maybe that's why it's so beautiful?!). We drove from Victoria and it took just over five hours and there was a bad section of snow on the road across the island. We travelled in December and the owners told us the conditions ares only like that for a couple of months during the winter. But it's something worth being aware of.
All in all a fantastic, relaxing experience with top quality accommodation and service for a reasonable price.
Best B&B Ever!!!!
This place was awesome! The room was gorgeous, the hosts were extremely helpful and courteous, and the breakfasts were delicious. Breakfasts are served directly to your room and the menu was great every day. Everything about the room was plush from the high thread-count sheets, to the soft towels, to the heated bathroom floors (wonderful on a cool morning). And the rainforest views were spectacular. I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Tofino.
Thank you Chris and Nicky, we will definitely be back!
Harvey House is the best B&B I've ever stayed in. It's a beautiful house, the rooms are stunning and the hosts are very welcoming. I was sad to leave after only 2 days! Nicky & Chris helped booked me on to bear and whale watching trips, recommended places to go walking, supplied bubble bath when I was in need of a hot bath and made the most amazing breakfasts! I've already recommended Harvey House to my Canadian friends and I really hope to return in the not too distant future.
This b&b was the cleanest accommodation I have ever stayed in, better than 5 star hotels and the like! There were hardwood floors, flat screen tvs, down comforters and pillows, fireplace, mini-fridge with water, milk, coffee, tea, and anything else you could possibly need. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, and made delicious breakfasts of homemade cinnamon buns, croissants, yogurt parfaits, baked tomatoes, and cheese plates. They also do their own local photography and sell the prints in the lobby. The local outdoor sandwich stand (by Live to Surf and Beaches Market) made the most incredible halibut and salmon burgers and yam fries I have ever tasted, a little pricey but completely worth it. I have absolutely nothing but positive things to say about Harvey House and would absolutely recommend it to others, the only improvement that could be made is that the beds were a little bit hard (although I do realize that some people prefer that, so to each their own!). Amazing find!
We stayed at Harvey House in May 2008. It was a fantastic choice. The rooms were lovely! We stayed in the Turret Suite and found it exceeded our expectations. The soaker tub looking into the rainforest was excellent as well the balcony. The hosts were incredibly accomodating and provided excellent advice on local restaurants(shelter) and activities(hotspring tour). The in room breakfasts were fresh and delicious. We would love to return one day.
great place to stay!
We’ve stayed in Harvey House at the Chesterman Suite for 2 nights in September 2007.
- The place is located on a magnificent shore line of tofino.
- The room is modern decorated and also very cozy.
- Luxury modern bathroom.
- Gas fireplace which kept us warm during the night.
- The hosts were very welcoming friendly and helpful.
The breakfast is great, homemade gourmet food (The best blueberry muffins we've ever ate!)
Excellent B&B Choice
We were totally pleased with our experience at the Harvey House B&B and felt that it provided great value in comparison to other Tofino accommodations.
The room we stayed in was beautifully done with varnished wood floors, stone tilling throughout the bathroom, and a gas fireplace to keep you warm. The bed was extremely comfortable and provided a much appreciated rest after 5 nights of camping. Within the room there was tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and bottled water. The sitting room furniture was very comfortable and tastefully selected to complement the colours present throughout the house.
The location of the B&B is wonderful. It is located right off of beautiful Chesterman's beach; about 5 minutes walk from the closest beach access and a 5 minute drive from main town area of Tofino - providing easy access to all of the areas main services.
Many B&B's have now done away with the breakfast aspect of their service. We were pleased to hear upon booking that breakfast was included, but after a series of poor past experiences, we were not expecting much. We were pleasantly surprised on our first morning to receive a truly wonderful breakfast delivered right to our bedroom door - accompanied with the current weather report and tide information. The breakfast provided was a full meal for 2 consisting of home-made buns, home-made baked goods, a hot dish (we had baked eggs one morning and stuffed baked tomatoes the other), two different kinds of fruit, orange juice, and jams.
Finally, my main concern with B&Bs in the past, has been overbearing hosts. This was not the case at the Harvey House. Our Hosts Chris and Nicky were warm and welcoming, approachable when we needed anything, very informative about the local area, and always willing to have a friendly chat; but at no time were they ever intrusive.
At the going rate for accommodations in Tofino we felt this was a great value and would definitely stay again.
Modern, Clean, Good location.
We stayed at Harvey House for 3 nights recently while exploring Tofino and Ucluelet. This bed and breakfast was great.
It's very newly renovated so it's like staying at a home away from home. Breakfast was amazing. Portions were generous and the food was freshly cooked every morning.
Although the hotel does not overlook the ocean, you can easily cross the road and walk along Chesterman Beach. Harvey House is located close to the Wickaninnish Inn.
We'd go back to Harvey House if we ever returned. Highly recommended.
Romantic, cozy and quaint!
Harvey house is a beautiful B&B run by a down-to-earth and extremely friendly couple, Nicky and Chris Hoskins. Transplanted from London, England , these two have brought a European charm to the West Coast with their personality and high level of hospitality. It was a pleasure to stay at their newly constructed place (only 3 years old). From the moment we arrived in the driveway, the blue house was very inviting and it didn't stop there! The beautiful aesthetics continued on into the foyer with the gorgeous multi-colored slate stonework and bright birch woodwork. After seeing pictures of the double soaker bath on the net, I knew I wanted to stay in the Turret room for sure. I wasn't disappointed at all! The room was just gorgeous (for lack of a better word)! It was a calming room with inviting cozy chairs, an awesome bed with lovely soft sheets, a flat screen tv and an amazing bathroom! My boyfriend and I are keeping the bathroom layout in mind for when we build our house. Chris and Nicky have done a beautiful job attending to every detail to ensure that your stay here is relaxing and enjoyable. They even provide a library of DVD movies outside your door to view in your room as you like. Breakfasts included wonderful homemade buns, croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins and various egg dishes along with fresh fruits among other things. Make sure you're not on a diet or if you are, cheat...you'll enjoy it. This is definitely a place not to be missed. Located on Chesterman beach it was a great location to take advantage of wicked surfing and strolls along the ocean. If you're staying in Tofino, stay here, you won't be disappointed!!