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  • Breakfast table at the Villa
  • Italianate Garden
  • Salute per tutti quanti!
  • Breakfast in the orangerie
  • Summer wedding at twilight
  • Undeterred by misty rain
  • An elegant backdrop for your wedding
  • Romantic Getaway
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Villa Marco Polo

Your host(s):
Diana de la Vega
Web Site:
1524 Shasta Place
Victoria, British Columbia
Postal Code
V8S 1X9
(250) 370-1524
Guest Rooms:
5Bathrooms: 6
$165 - $315
Check In/Out:
3 - 5pm - 11 am
Extra Person Fee:
AAA Diamond:

Villa Marco Polo

Conde Nast Johansen's premium recommended Victoria Bed and Breakfast is the Villa Marco Polo Inn. Located in the elegant Rockland quarter, short blocks from both Craigdarroch Castle and Government House. This classically designed Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn has an Italianate garden evoking images of Tuscany and Umbria, four beautifully appointed suites, and a stunning Penthouse spa overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Peninsula.

Built in 1923 as a gift to a young bride, the architecture reflects an Italian Renaissance style in its design. Today this unique property, endorsed by Select Registry North American Guide to Distinguished Inns and Karen Brown Travel Guides, remains popular as one of the most romantic places for a honeymoon in Victoria BC, as well as a choice vacation and wedding location in Victoria BC.

The guest suites offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Each room in the luxurious Villa is unique in design, yet all are elegant and supremely comfortable. The bedrooms, the Silk Road Suite, the Zanzibar Suite, the Persia Suite and the Alexandria Suite, feature double soaker tubs and separate tiled showers, romantic fireplaces, desks, private telephones, iPod docks with pre-loaded iPods, wireless internet, hardwood floors with Persian carpets, and premium king beds with fine linens. Fresh flowers fill the rooms, which are tastefully decorated with antiques and fine art.

Sumptuous gourmet breakfasts featuring locally grown produce are served in the formal paneled dining room overlooking the garden, or in the sun-drenched Italian Orangerie. Vegan, gluten-free, or vegetarian meals are available upon request. In the afternoons, guests can enjoy tea and Amarone della Valpolicella either in the tranquil gardens or in front of the fire in the wood-paneled library.

Large public spaces as well as smaller ones invite guests to spend time enjoying this beautiful Victoria BC bed and breakfast. The library is stocked with books and magazines. Shelves contain games as well as TV with cable and classic DVDs. On an antique Chinese desk is an iMac for the exclusive use of our guests for reading emails, downloading photos, etc.

The recently opened Penthouse Spa Hamaam provides yet another space in which Villa guests can relax, meditate, practice yoga, and best off all, enjoy various treatments provided by qualified massage practitioners and estheticians.

The Villa Marco Polo can accommodate the range of different events, such as: weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, memorials, workshops, retreats, and many more. Whatever the occasion, the Villa can provide the perfect backdrop. The Italian Renaissance architecture reverberates with the joy and grace of celebration: romantic Italianate gardens, a classical balustrade separating the upper from the lower garden, a stone terrace, a reflecting pool, fountains, and statuary. With the years of experience in planning the staff can take care of all the fussy and time-consuming details to create an unforgettable event.

The Villa Marco Polo is known as one of the most premiere weddings locations for all styles of celebrations: from an intimate elopement, to an elegant cocktail reception, a casual or elaborate buffet, or a formal sit-down dinner.  

The inn is located minutes from downtown Victoria and the city's beautiful Inner Harbour. Managing Innkeeper will arrange fine dining experiences for guests, as well as activities such as whale watching, sailing, paddling, golf, and tours of local vineyards and the Gulf Islands.

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Packages & Specials

Cancellation Policy

Your reservation is held with a non-refundable credit card deposit of 25% of your total stay.
As cancellation of one room at a small property such as the Villa Marco Polo represents 25% of our occupancy, we hope you can appreciate that our cancellation policy must be carefully defined.
If a cancellations is made 14 or more days prior to your anticipated arrival date, your deposit can be applied to a future stay at the Villa, and is valid for six months from the date of your original reservation.
If a cancellation is made between 7 and 14 days prior to your anticipated arrival date, your deposit can be applied to a future stay at the Villa, between September 15th and June 15th, and is valid for six months from the date of your original reservation.
If a cancellation is made 7 days or less prior to your anticipated arrival date, your deposit will not be refunded, and can not be applied to a future stay at the Villa.


  • Tourism BC

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Dinner By Request in Advance
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Beach
  • City
  • Mountains
  • Urban
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Inn Amenities

  • Complementary beverages
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • Fax Service
  • Fireplace
  • Gardens or outdoor guest areas
  • Goverment Rate
  • Guest Telephone
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Off street parking
  • Pond
  • Public Computer
  • Travel Trade Ready
  • WIFI

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children 16+ Permitted
  • Children/Inquire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events
  • Weekends

Room Amenities

  • Air Jet Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Player
  • DVD or VCR
  • Extra Bed Available
  • Fireplace/Gas
  • Fireplace/Wood Burning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Twin Beds
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Wi-Fi Access

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Quilters Retreats
  • Romantic Escape
  • Scrapbooking Retreats
  • Single Traveler
  • Travel Trade Ready
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings

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