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.…
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!
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.
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.
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