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Joan Brown's Bed and Breakfast

729 Pemberton Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3R3 Canada
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#29 of 92 B&Bs / Inns 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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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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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
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 as a couple
AngieY wrote a review Sep. 2018
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
A friend of our family referred us to this B&B since it’s in his neighborhood. We were very impressed by this old English style building and Joan’s hospitality on our first & second day; Joan even offered us a Port shot. However, Joan all of a sudden has turned to be a miserable & unreasonable person; apparently she showed us unacceptable attitude with very grumpy temper on the third day. Our family end up with having cold coffee and didn’t have breakfast at all. This unpleasant experience ruined our last day on the Labour Day long weekend. We for sure won’t return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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BAobao T wrote a review Jan. 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The room just like movie in 1910th England’s style, Joan is a very elegant lady and with good cooking skills. We would love to visit back in Summer, we are the only guest there in New Year of 2018. Lovely time
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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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 Ithaka Greek Restaurant, White Heather Tea Room, and Stage.
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).