Victoria, BC, Amethyst Inn at Regents Park
Regents Park is a heritage jewel and was the first private residence to receive Heritage Designation in the Province of British Columbia. In 2000, the Amethyst Inn was presented with three major awards for the Heritage Preservation of Amethyst Inn at Regents Park and to date are the only recipients of the Louis Award, the most prestigious Heritage Award that the Hallmark Society bestows.
Canada Select: 5 Star
"Luxurious properties. Among the very best in the country in terms of their outstanding facilities, guest services, and quality provided. The majority of Canada Select Properties are in the 2 to 3 star range. There are only a handful of 5 star properties in all of Canada."
CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION
An original 1885 property of the residential Rockland area, surrounded by period mansions and beautiful gardens, this startling new Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of Victoria's many attractions. Guests become immediately mesmerized by all that they see around them."
THOMAS COOK SIGN POST GUIDES
"This beautiful new inn was originally the home of a 19th-century newspaper magnate and was recently restored with perfection in every detail. Each room is a delight and the hosts have spared no expense in each individual design."
TRAVEL LADY MAGAZINE: Barbara Ballard
"The Amethyst Inn is a perfect place for a romantic getaway."
READERS DIGEST, NEW CHOICES MAGAZINE
"With its public gardens, double-decker buses and afternoon teas, Victoria seems like the quintessential city. Where to stay: At Amethyst Inn at Regents Park".
THE LA TIMES
"Amethyst Inn at Regents Park, a lovely restored Victorian Mansion that has been converted to a B&B. The inn is in a residential neighborhood a five-minute drive from the city center, near seaside Beacon Hill Park."
THE NEWS TRIBUNE (Tacoma WA)
"Amethyst Inn at Regents Park was a dramatization of another place and time. Full of antiques, it is a giant, opulent Victorian house-with 16 guest rooms-that looks like it belongs on top of a majestic hill.
ADELAIDE NEWS (Australia)
"In keeping with its Victorian architecture, English gardens light opera and high teas, is the newest of the gracious old mansions - the Amethyst Inn at Regents Park. The three - story house has 16 suites, each distinctively decorated with antique furniture and en suite bathroom."
"An 1885 Victorian bed and breakfast, a venue so romantic, couples frequently wed in the home's front parlour. The 16 high-ceilinged rooms and suites boast four-poster beds, fireplaces, jacuzzis and hydrotherapy spa-tubs-for-two."