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This has been lovely. Yes Dieter and Annette are grand hosts. The views are beautiful, delicious breakfasts, terrific! Can not wait to...
- Paula & Derek
We very much enjoyed our comfortable accommodations for our short stay.  Roomy, clean and comfy
- Jo, Lauren and Jan
My son & his friend brought me here. Wow ! Flowers and a bit of chocolate on our pillows ! This has been a terrific experience as...
- Louise
Thank you for your hospitality. Your bed and breakfast is wonderful. We all enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was amaing and the scenery...
- The Moshams
Great introduction to the south west of island - the scenery and back roads were great.  
- Betty & Ralph
Great B&B ! Come again 
- Latenstein
Thank you for our stay in this beautiful room with fantastic views across the lagoon. To see an osprey catch a salmon whilst having...
- DIANE & TIM
Viewing goslings with spotting scope - goosegander and swans - tracked herons and were visited by hummingbirds.  Mt Baker is visible...
- Jonathon and Sherry
What a peaceful & perfect retreat for us. The setting is wonderful and we couldn't ask for better hosts. Makes it very tempting to...
- Stephanie & Dave
Lovely spot to relax- should have booked for longer in this room. Such a beautiful room and scenery- look forward to coming here again...
- Rita and Grant

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Royal Roads University RRU Short Term Residencies

Royal Roads & Q College Short Term Weekly Residencies from $87.00 per night (low season)

Quiet | Privacy | strong wi-fi | Lap top friendly work space | fully equipped kitchenettes | walk, bike or paddle next door to RRU

Virtually sound-proof (suites 1, 2 &  3), quiet, luxurious and affordable furnished private RRU condo-like suites with wi-fi for RRU faculty and students. Birds of a Feather B&B and Vacation Rentals in Colwood is located on the same foreshore of the Esquimalt Lagoon as our neighbour Royal Roads University.

We built these units specifically with RRU accommodations in mind. No one is walking on the floor above your head, no loud children - no loud anything - you won't be disturbed in any manner, and you'll come home each day to a welcoming and study-friendly environment. Please take a moment to read some of our RRU student and faculty reviews.

In addition to our 3 self-contained suites upstairs we also have 2 ensuite budget rooms at an even more affordable rate, however, they are not sound-proof like the upstairs units. These rooms - only for students - do offer full access to the main kitchen and a waterfront office desk as well as an in-room desk.

RRU Accommodation Rates - Breakfast not included

Book your student or faculty reservations securely online

  • If you are an RRU student and staying alone then please ask us for your 25% discount Promo Code by sending us something to prove you are a current RRU student
  • If you are bringing family / friends, or sharing with other students then please select one of our discounted weekly Vacation Rentals in the Booking selection.

Virtually sound-proof, quiet, luxurious and affordable furnished private RRU condo residences with wi-fi for RRU faculty and students. Birds of a Feather B&B and Vacation Rentals in Colwood is located on the same foreshore of the Esquimalt Lagoon as our neighbour Royal Roads University.

We built these units specifically with RRU accommodations in mind. No one is walking on the floor above your head, no loud children - no loud anything - you won't be disturbed in any manner, and you'll come home each day to a welcoming and study-friendly environment. Please take a moment to read some of our RRU student and faculty reviews.

  • Free Parking | wi-fi and broadband | laundry facilities | sound-proof suites - the budget rooms are not soundproof
  • If you need to change rooms to make your dates work, no problem, we'll work with you to find a solution.
  • Room 4 and Room 5 are 2 rooms on the main floor of the house limited to students or faculty. Unlike the upstairs "condos" these private rooms with ensuite bathrooms are situated in our own living quarters downstairs, and are not suitable for family members joinng you. When offerring this comparatively affordable room we considered the student or faculty member typically being either on campus, or quietly studying when home.
  • Staying in a room (not a suite) you'll have complete access to our kitchen.

Amenities include:

  • Wi-fi broadband internet connection
  • full ensuite private bathrooms
  • study desk and chair
  • free parking
  • lots of windows for natural light
  • suites 1, 2 & 3: kitchenette fully equipped, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, BBQ
  • rooms 4 & 5 access to main house kitchen & BBQ
  • laundry facilities
  • weekly maid / cleaning service
  • no smoking property

We are within walking / biking distance to the University. You can also use one of our canoes or kayaks to go dock-to-dock from our B&B to Royal Roads University. Courtesy mountain bicycles are also available to our guests. RRU has one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. Overlooking the majestic Olympic Mountains, Hatley Park is designated a National Historic Site by the federal government.

If you are attending Royal Roads University (our neighbour) or,  Q College then you are entitled to our 25% discounted rates.

RRU Private Residences
Phone: +1 (250) 391-8889
Toll Free: 1-800-730-4790
victoria@birdsofafeather.ca

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Royal Roads University graduatesRRU is the only public university in Canada with an entire mandate that exclusively encompasses applied and professional programs and applied research - and offers learning (both in content and delivery) specifically designed for people focused on their careers through applied and professional programs. Most programs are at the master degree level, although we also offer leading-edge undergraduate completion programs in commerce, science, justice studies, and applied communication, as well as an increasing number of graduate diploma, graduate and executive certificate, and professional development programs. RRU's programs are based on our four founding themes: entrepreneurship and management, leadership and learning, environmental sustainability, and conflict resolution.

RRU was founded in 1995 with the proclamation of the Royal Roads University Act. "Accreditation" is not a term that generally applies to universities in Canada. Royal Roads is authorized to grant degrees as a public university by the Province of British Columbia through the Royal Roads University Act. The university is a member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Most master's and undergraduate degree programs offer on-campus residency study periods, which vary from two to five weeks.

Royal Roads University is committed to providing quality services that create a supportive learning community. These include a fully integrated Learning Resource Centre, computer labs, student counselling, career services, and a full range of fitness and recreation facilities. Learners are encouraged to join academic, recreational and social associations and clubs on campus.

Royal Roads was originally conceived as an English country manor. The original residence, Hatley Castle, survives along with old growth forests and extensive gardens. The old military college dormitory and classrooms are in full use but inadequate. By teaching most of the MBA program remotely, and by cramming two years of undergraduate instruction into one, RRU is able to teach 2,000 students a year in a facility designed for a tenth that number. But not easily. The university is hoping the province will fund a new classroom building. As for the 193 dorm-style rooms, most without private bathrooms, these are not adequate for RRU's MBA students, many who are executives or middle and senior managers from the rest of Canada and the world.