Reviews

Brentwood Bay in Sunny Saanich Inlet

Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones, April 6th, 2011

After the hustle and bustle of cruising in the popular Gulf Islands, Dreamspeaker and her crew look forward to savouring the quiet anchorages of Saanich Inlet and indulging in a little laid-back luxury at Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa, where friendly service and first-class resort and spa facilities are available to marina visitors-- glowing sunsets over the Malahat Ridge are complimentary!

B.C.'s outdoor spirit is captured in the province's spas

Rochelle Lash, Montral Gazzette, September 17th, 2010

Spas range from pampering resorts to outdoor adventures and natural hot springs

Brentwood Makeover Rolls Along

Andrea A. Duffy - Times Colonist, March 25th, 2010

As the finishing touches are put on the hotel's high-end OceanVillas development right beside the lodge, the ownership group behind Brentwood Bay is now turning its attention to the small commercial strip along Verdier Avenue leading to the ferry...

Romance your honey with a Victoria valentine

Reb Stevenson - The Toronto Star, January 22nd, 2010

Cozied up to Saanich Inlet, Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa takes native and Asian influences, applies a modern veneer, and serves up a West Coast product that's at once sleek and romantic.

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An Edible Journey

Elizabeth Levinson, October 6th, 2009

"The background of superb luxury in the rooms, the world-class spa and kayaks at the ready for relaxation and recreation is, to me, really just a foil for the dining experience ahead. While one can dine pretty well in the lodge’s pub and on its casual summertime deck, it is the newly named SeaGrille dining room that beckons foodies."

Brentwood Bay Lodge in Top 1% of Hotels Worldwide

Expedia Insider's Select, July 3rd, 2009

Brentwood Bay Lodge on 2009 Expedia Insider's Select List

Brentwood Bay Lodge has been selected by travelers to appear on the 2009 Expedia Insider's Select list, which ranks the top 1% of hotels world wide. http://tinyurl.com/cx6bpr

Brentwood Bay Lodge Selected Top Environmental Resort

Conde Nast Traveller, May 7th, 2009

Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa has been selected as a top Environmental Resort by Conde Nast Traveller

Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa Will Take You Away

Dream House Magazine, October 28th, 2008

"Villa owners will have the best of both worlds - a vacation property-like setting, in wine country, with stunning views over the Saanich Inlet and Malahat, and boating, kayaking and scuba diving at your door."

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Best North American Island - Vancouver Island, September 21st, 2008

"For Vancouver Island to receive this award for the seventh consecutive year is truly an honour for all of the tourism stakeholders within the region," says Petryk. "We are truly realizing our vision of positioning Vancouver Island as a premier all-season destination. "

Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa named BC's Best

Peninsula Times, July 15th, 2008

The Peninsula’s only four-diamond hotel is officially BC’s best, according to Expedia.

Southern Saanich Inlet

Sea Magazine, February 18th, 2008

"Set in the wooded hillside above the marina is the new Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa. Its attractive West Coast architecture with soaring cedar beams blends well with the environment."

Unique Inns of Victoria

Jetsetters Magazine, February 18th, 2008

"Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa affords a romantic getaway opportunity. This spa destination has 33 sumptuously furnished Ocean Suites with marvelous bay views, fireplaces, and hot tubs well designed to put you in a soulful mood."

Great Beginnings

Inns Magazine - Luxury, November 28th, 2007

Picture an intimate wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean. A reception with flawless personal and gourmet services. A honeymoon retreat with a spa, heated pool and hot tub, elegant candlelit dinners and sunset cruises, paddleboat and scuba diving adventures.

Favourite Boutique Hotels in Canada

Air Canada EnRoute, October 8th, 2007

Views to Remember: At Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa the lovely scent of aroma gardens mingles with the sounds of chiming sails; across the bay, Malahat Mountain captures the sunset.

What is a 'boutique hotel'? We define it as niche accommodation for the discerning traveller, with a hip ambience, personal service and sophisticated design... It offers a leisurely travel experience - even when doing business - in an intimate setting.

Canada's Top 100 Wine-Savvy Restaurants

Wine Access, September 25th, 2007

A perfect showcase for regional cuisine and wines with a Vancouver Island emphasis.

Boutique Spas - Essence of Life Spa

Western Canadian Resorts, March 1st, 2007

"Taking cues from it’s locale, the spa incorporates locally grown and harvested grapes into their signature Vinotherapy treatments. "

West Coast approach - 'bit of novelty'

Victoria Times Colonist, March 12th, 2006

"Vancouver Island has become a hot destination spot for gastro-tourists looking to sample local fare. "

Bliss at Brentwood Bay

Oregonian, March 6th, 2006

...Our two-day stay was over too quickly, but our sense of being pampered and refreshed would linger for weeks.

A Coastal Getaway

Calgary Herald, February 8th, 2006

You're craving a change of scenery, balmier temperatures, greener landscapes and a little humidity if only for a few days. And a B.C. oceanside resort getaway sounds pretty appealing right about now...

There's More to Vancouver Island than Victoria

Mercer Island News, November 25th, 2005

But don't think you've experienced the best Vancouver Island has to offer if you only hunker down around the Inner Harbour. The culinary scene that is driving the "fresh and organic local" food revolution across North America is centered in three white-hot food producing regions, all within an hour of Victoria.

Hot Tables: 6th Annual Guide to New Restaurants

Conde Naste, September 29th, 2005

When a kitchen insists on using homegrown ingredients on every plate, the results can be limited. Not so at the Arbutus Grille... This part of the world is fertile ground for all manner of flavours, which are effectively teased out in Dungeness crab roulade, Cowichan duckling, and sockeye salmon grilled over hot coals of the arbutus tree, the eponymous, and rare, specimen that populates the Lodge grounds. The real surprise is that the wines - many from British Columbia - stand up to the regional flavors...the "petulance" of the island's own Kerner or the Okanagan Gewurtraminer's finish 'like fresh rain on hot stones'.

Where To Go Next - Vancouver Island

Food & Wine, September 25th, 2005

Top Table Arbutus Grille...smoky Cowichan Valley duck, succulent grilled leg of wild caribou with a tart blueberry glaze, and other dishes built on ingredients from the surrounding farms and coast.

Island Paradise in Our Own Backyard

Vancouver Sun, July 9th, 2005

Mmm...summer on the West Coast. Time to kick back, explore a new place or return to the familiar. Either way, Victoria's only five star oceanfront resort, Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa, fits the bill.

Leave the towels, steal the look

Western Living, March 1st, 2005

With the rise of hotel chic and - observe please - a wave of chic western Canadian hotels, suddenly there's more to take home than the toiletries. The decor of the new Brentwood Bay Lodge on Vancouver Island eschews the typical West Coast lodge design of the hewn log beams and columns in favour of a minimalist, Zen modernism.

Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa

North Shore News, December 14th, 2004

Nothing is missed: from inventive menu and wine matches, to seamless service, even unique dinnerware that displays the food to be consumed. A trip here just might be the pinnacle...for the foodie in your life.

Canada's Best New Wine List & Sommelier of the Year

Enroute - Air Canada, November 25th, 2004

Yet a few have made significant investments in their wine programs, including our winner, Arbutus Grille...Brian Storen is truly a sommelier for Lotus Land, with a passion for wine and idiosyncratic descriptions.

Canada's Best New Restaurants

Air Canada EnRoute, November 1st, 2004

Offering a selection of tasting menus, the kitchen is deeply committed to that holy trinity of West Coast cuisine: local, regional and seasonal...It's make you want to move there.

The Big Easy

Boulevard Magazine, October 27th, 2004

With its striking contemporary West Coast design - all sharp, clean lines and airy, uncluttered spaciousness - there would seem to be few, if any, stylistic similarities between Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa and the rustic, log-constructed fishing resorts that are its nominal antecedents...

Intimate Luxury in B.C.

Travel Lady Magazine, October 15th, 2004

If quiet, intimate luxury stirs your soul, then the new Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa near Victoria, B.C. will seem almost heaven-sent. Tucked in on a pristine inlet not far from the famous Butchart Gardens, the lodge is a tranquil destination for those seeking upscale accommodations, fine dining and even a touch of adventure...

Pacific Pampering: Indulge all five senses

Canadian House & Home, October 4th, 2004

Summer's over, but that doesn't mean you have to give up weekend getaways.