We picked this B&B based on TripAdvisor ratings and were very satisfied. We stayed two nights in mid Sept. when the weather was warm and sunny. We had suite #8 with a huge four poster bed and its own little porch. It was very quiet at night.
Don and Fernando are charming hosts and will make your stay very pleasant. The house is Fernando's canvas (he told us that) and it shows. The trim is brightly painted and there are little figures sketched on places like rail posts if you look carefully. The interior has an overwhelming collection of pictures, art, knick knacks, and Victorian furniture, not to mention reclaimed woodwork. The garden outside is Don's handywork and you can spend a long time looking at the amazing variety of flowers he grows there. Tea is available in the afternoon and you can sit in the garden to enjoy it if you wish.
Breakfast is beyond anything you will ever get on the road anywhere else. It is the equivalent of dinner with a full place setting of china and silver and two courses. The catch is that the menu will feature items you have probably never had. That is both good and not so good. If you like it, you will be delighted, but if you are a plain breakfast person (cereal, eggs, pancakes, donuts, etc.) this may not fit your fancy. Our first breakfast was great, but the second one was bit over the top for us.
The B&B is within walking distance of downtown - about 3/4 mile to the waterfront and the old Empire hotel and the BC museum. There are several restaurants within about 5 blocks. We tried Harbor House one night for a simple meal. It was fine, but not outstanding. Bon Rouge downtown was top notch for both food and price. Our tour of Chinatown was very disappointing - really not much to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albion Manor is Victoria’s Victorian Jewel. We want your stay at Albion to be the crowning touch to your visit to Victoria. Ideally located 5 minutes walk from the Seattle and Port Angeles Ferries, the ocean, downtown and major attractions, Albion manor is situated in a beautiful, private garden, featuring spectacular architectural details. Enjoy the comforts of jacuzzis, private entrances, balconies and patios all in a superb heritage building eclectically decorated with art and antiques. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Albion Manor Bed And Breakfast Victoria, Vancouver Island