Fairholme Manor
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Fairholme Manor

638 Rockland Pl, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3R2 Canada
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Fairholme Grand Suite
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5.0
#1 of 5 inns in Victoria
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Fairholme Manor, your Victoria “home away from home.” Fairholme Manor aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Government Street (1.4 mi) and Inner Harbour (1.4 mi) make Fairholme Manor a great place to stay when visiting Victoria.

Fairholme Manor is a historic inn offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Victoria. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Victoria be sure to experience local filet mignon favourites at Nautical Nellies, Blue Crab Seafood House, or The Keg Steakhouse & Bar On The Harbour.

Best of all, Fairholme Manor makes it easy to experience many great Victoria attractions like British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Government House, and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, which are some popular historic sites.

Fairholme Manor puts the best of Victoria at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Bathrobes
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German

Location

638 Rockland Pl, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3R2 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 53 out of 100
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Victoria Intl Airport
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Al G wrote a review Apr 2021
Montreal, Canada25 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at the Fairholme Manor Inn. We stayed in the penthouse suite which is a nice size with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and sitting area. Wonderful views from the different directions. You can see the mountains and water to the one direction and Government House park to the other. The breakfasts are very tasty, nicely prepared and presented and will certainly leave you full. We'd certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brian L wrote a review Aug 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne21 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful place to stay, this is a stunning house inside and out, total quality, fresh flowers everywhere, even on your breakfast, the food was totally outstanding, homemade and delicious, the attention to detail and cleanliness was second to none.
Sylvia the owner was so helpful in recommending first class restaurants where the food and service was outstanding, she even arranged an earl breakfast for us so we could make our ferry crossing in good time. It’s about a 25 minute walk through a lovely neighbourhood to downtown Victoria, a taxi back from a night out about $20 with tip (£12).
Deer and squirrels roam the gardens.
Bedrooms are a delight, large comfy bed and powerful shower.
Not the cheapest place to stay but in our opinion well worth it, would not hesitate to book again in the future.
Thank you Sylvia and staff for a very warm welcome and outstanding service
Brian & Anne
Newcastle UK
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No problem parking in downtown Victora when we were here in late July, but walking is a pleasure...
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Boxer4 wrote a review Aug 2021
Vancouver, BC198 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights (Aug. 16,17,18) in the Penthouse Suite.

Thankfully the heatwave had dissipated and we were very comfortable (there is no A/C). Super comfortable king bed. Lots of space in the suite … in fact it is like a one bedroom apartment … cute kitchen with fridge, stove, sink and small table and chairs. The suite is not done up in a busy Victorian decor … rather just spacious, clean and comfortable. I just felt a wee bit bad for the people downstairs as the hallway floor squeaked rather loudly when/if you get up in the night … nothing to be done about it but to walk softly. But … maybe it’s not as bad as it seemed.

Loved the quiet of the neighbourhood at night. Enjoyed the deer, rabbits and hummingbirds on the property. Enjoyed looking out in the morning to see all the volunteers arriving to tend to the plant nursery of the Government House next door … a happy, cheery bunch.

Breakfast was a special treat each morning. We sat in the dining room two mornings and on the veranda another.

The proprietors are both very nice people … they’ve been at it for 20 years and they most certainly know what they’re doing.

I am very glad to have chosen Fairholm Manor and would most definitely stay again.

We enjoyed dinners at “The Collective Wine Bar and Kitchen” in Cook Street Village and also “Cafe Brio” on Fort Street.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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demiany wrote a review Jul 2020
richmond71 contributions38 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this beautiful place with its perfectly maintained grounds and look forward to coming back. The owner/hosts Sylvia and Ross and staff are most gracious, helpful and friendly.

Breakfasts were creative and delicious.. the rose garnishes ( from the garden) on the plates were a lovely touch. Home baking, fresh fruit and choices of meat or fish along with the artfully plated savoury dishes were most generous.

Our suite was immaculate, beautifully appointed and the bed was very comfortable. The location is quiet, yet not too far from town and the beautiful public gardens next door are a lovely place for a walk.

We look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ildiko M wrote a review Aug 2023
Juneau, Alaska75 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming Victorian house with beautiful garden. There are deer and a bunny roaming around. We stayed in apartment 7 and it was everything we wished for - clean, comfortable, upscale. Sylvia is an attentive host, she was making sure our stay was most satisfactory by making us dinner reservations and suggesting outings.
The breakfasts we had were scrumptious. Fresh baked goodies, attention to details, options offered for dietary needs.
The Inn is in a residential area in a lovely neighborhood, right next to King Charles’ garden. It’s the perfect place to stroll hand in hand or read, a book! Restaurants are walking distance (10-15 min) in a safe area (where deer is often spotted in gardens or on the street). Downtown is not much farther and the walk there is very pleasant.
We would love to come back.
Fairholme Manor Inn is the perfect place to stay in Victoria!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dockhopper wrote a review Apr 2024
Kelowna, Canada18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful B&B is a total oasis and a place of contentment for me. I have stayed there several times and always come away refreshed and calm, no matter what was going on around me. Sylvie and the amazing staff are so kind, down to earth, and welcoming. The location next to the Lieutenant Governor's residence and grounds means you will always have a great walk at hand. Unbelievable breakfast!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: so worth it
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Lora M wrote a review Sept 2020
Toronto, Canada15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
People make the place and truly hosts were amazing, welcoming, understanding and kind. Service was great! Bedroom was very clean (they even wash and iron all sheets in house) and follow all Covid protocols. Breakfast was one of the best that we ever had and inspired us to buy recipe book. We were also given tips about the area and everything recommended was excellent. Amazing experience. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CDNgolfer wrote a review Nov 2020
Canada80 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a 2 night stay at Fairholme Manor. What a wonderful spot! A very elegant century home that has been refurbished by Sylvia and her husband Ross. There are 6 rooms spread over 2 levels. The home is in an upscale residential area of Victoria, about a 5 minute drive from the downtown waterfront area.
We stayed in the Olympic Grand Suite. Second floor with a nice comfortable King bed. The room size is large. Small TV and fridge in the room.
Breakfast was fabulous. Sylvia is amazing! Home baked breads, yogurt parfait, eggs, coffee, juice. Highly recommended as a terrific Bed and Breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christine D wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed three nights in the lovely Rose Garden suite. Very spacious, it included a second bedroom, kitchen and bath as well as a large deck overlooking the garden.
Located in a historic neighborhood, perfect for walks. Close by is Cook Street with restaurants and shops...downtown five minutes away.
Sylvia and Ross are gracious hosts, welcoming as is their staff. Breakfasts were different every morning, delicious and healthy.
You will really enjoy the Fairholme and it's lovely gardens.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Every room has a view.
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CheltenhamPaul wrote a review Oct 2022
CheltenhamPaul151 contributions110 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 3 weeks touring the west of Canada and the USA and this was our favourite B&B / hotel from the whole trip. Stayed in a Queen room (not a suite) which was spacious and had sizeable en-suite bathroom with shower and sunken bath. On ground floor and we saw many deer just outside our window. Breakfasts freshly cooked and wonderful. Fairholme Manor is located in a lovely suburb of Victoria about a 10 minute or 30 minute walk from downtown Victoria, close to Government House and Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle and also close to the Oak Bay area which offers many eating and shopping options. We were not captivated by downtown Victoria but loved the area Fairholme Manor is in and it's close proximity to some lovely bays and beaches (we saw sea otters and seals). Our stay at Fairholme Manor really made our trip to Victoria special. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you again Sylvia and Ross for letting us stay in your lovely home.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Jane U
Morgan Hill, California8 contributions
We had a car. The Manor is s bit far for a walk into town. They may have Uber service too. You’d have to check on that.
Answer from Sylvia M
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
Hi Anne ,you were booked in the Fairholme GrandcSuite ( ground floors) originally but I changed your Suite to the Olympic Grand Suite ( top floor ocean view ) Cheers, Sylvia
Molly D asked a question Jun 2016
Phoenix, Arizona10 contributions6 helpful votes
Which rooms are on the top floor? Thank you.
Answer from travelsanti
San Francisco, California320 contributions136 helpful votes
Hi Molly, the Olympic Grand Suite and Rose Garden Suite and Penthouse are on 2nd floor. I stayed in the Olympic Grand Suite and I LOVED it! The couple who run it are great and the breakfasts are really delicious and fresh. I almost stayed in the Fairholme Grand Suite because of the bathroom but the top is better for the views. Olympic has this nice little sitting room and a balcony with great views. Hope this helps.
Answer from helmuth K
Vienna Region, Austria82 contributions61 helpful votes
It's now some years ago but I think there are some rooms availible
dockhopper wrote a tip Apr 2024
Kelowna, Canada18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"so worth it"
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Brian L wrote a tip Aug 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne21 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No problem parking in downtown Victora when we were here in late July, but walking is a pleasure through the neighbourhood fro the hotel."
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Christine D wrote a tip May 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room has a view."
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TravelbirdSanDiego wrote a tip Aug 2019
San Diego, California12 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Olympic Suite is perfection."
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Ellen V wrote a tip Aug 2019
Napa, California42 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our suite was perfectly located with a fantastic view and light blue and white colors that appeal to me."
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PRICE RANGE
£146 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairholme Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Fairholme Manor?
Nearby attractions include Government House (0.2 miles), Abkhazi Garden (0.6 miles), and Craigdarroch Castle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairholme Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fairholme Manor?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fairholme Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairholme Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairholme Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden, Shine Cafe, and Bubby Roses Bakery.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fairholme Manor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairholme Manor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (1.5 miles), Craigdarroch Castle (0.3 miles), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (1.3 miles).
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