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Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast

729 Pemberton Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3R3 Canada
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#27 of 91 in Victoria
Magnificent Georgian Italianate mansion built in 1885 for the former Provincial Lieutenant Governor, E.G. Prior. Located less than 5 minutes by car from the centre of town and 2 blocks from Craigdarroch Castle and Government House. Beamed ceilings, highlighted with ornate plasterwork, elegantly furnished rooms with private baths will immediately make you feel welcome and comfortable. Lovely full breakfasts are served in the dining room.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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connief wrote a review Sep. 2021
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico57 contributions56 helpful votes
It was Labour Day weekend, and we discovered upon arrival that the high end resort in Mahalat that we had booked weeks earlier had erroneously cancelled our three night reservation!! The city was booked solid, and we were literally homeless. The place we planned to stay the following week had no space but knew Joan and offered to contact her on our behalf. Luckily Joan had a room available, and we were so thankful just to have a place to stay, we didn’t even ask for details. Well…we drove up, walked in and fell in love with the place. We quickly felt that we were likely to enjoy ourselves here more than where we had originally booked. Joan saw how stressed I was when we arrived and invited us into her kitchen for a martini. We quickly felt like old friends and had the most enjoyable three days. The mansion is stunning—an elegant return to yesteryear. Our room was squeaky clean and comfortable, breakfast in the gorgeous dining room was delicious and plentiful, the library was available to watch tv or read; it was all just lovely!! We don’t typically stay in B&Bs but this experience was a delight, and we have a new friend in Joan. Thank you, Connie and John.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Not all rooms have private bath. TV in the library . WiFi works well. Parking is free. It’s a...
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Don87JK wrote a review Sep. 2021
Port Moody, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
We love the old style elegance and beauty of the Victorian-style homes. Joan’s b&b is definitely one that is well maintained, the hostess very gracious and elegant herself, and the breakfast scrumptious. We shall return. Don & Josephine
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Date of stay: September 2021
Charles T wrote a review Sep. 2019
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My wife, Julie, and I arrived at Joan's elegant, yet very comfortable, home expecting nice accommodations, but instead were astounded (yes...) at the incredible room we stayed in - the Blue Room. It was beyond comfortable; it was luxurious and at a very reasonable price, about $150 US/night. But, excellent accommodations can be ruined if the proprietor is unfriendly or unresponsive service-wise. Ms. Brown is the definition of professionalism and (we must mention) provided the most elegant breakfast we have ever eaten. The dining room is comfortable, but elegant, furnished with antiques and art. We ate on English china with silver flatware (no silver plate here!). If you want fabulous surroundings, an elegant (and interesting) hostess at a reasonable price, Joan Brown's is definitely the place to stay. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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HarryMarmot wrote a review Aug. 2019
Edmonton9 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent a week at Joan Brown's B&B while in Victoria recently on family business. The house is conveniently located, walking distance to downtown, and is a stately, historic property in one of Victoria's nicest neighbourhoods. Parking is on the street, but it's safe and there are no time restrictions. The wifi worked well. Joan's breakfasts were very tasty, and beautifully served. The bed was comfortable and I slept well. Other guests were very quiet. My room had a private bath, a plus in a B&B. I found Joan to be an engaging host, always charming and pleasant. The last guest in is expected to turn out the lights - so remember to check to see if your name is the only one on the clipboard by the door that's not been struck out!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: It's a B&B with a small number oif rooms - they all seemed nice.
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_conwil942 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Quakertown, Pennsylvania4 contributions
We had such a great time with Joan. The room was beautiful and her breakfast where so delicious. My husband and I highly recommend staying here. Walking distance to most attractions. Joan is like staying with a friend.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Government House (0.3 km), Abkhazi Garden (1.1 km), and Craigdarroch Castle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Heather Tea Room, JOIE Grillades, and Shine Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (2.3 km), Craigdarroch Castle (0.4 km), and Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada (2.1 km).