We stayed at the John Lewis House B&B for one night in August 2012. We arrived too early from the ferry to check-in, but the owners, Becky and Bob, let us leave our car in their driveway and our luggage inside the house so that we could explore the city without worrying about parking.
John Lewis House is conveniently located just a few blocks from the city centre, but in order to get there we took a longer walk along the seashore suggested by Bob. Bob also provided useful information about places worth checking out as well as some nice pubs and restaurants for dinner, most of which brew their own beer.
The B&B itself is an old, historic house with charming atmosphere. The bedroom is fairly small but clean and cozy, with a comfy bed and a wardrobe. 100% cotton bathrobes were definitely a nice surprise, in addition to fresh fruit and some chocolate bars to snack on. There was also wireless internet included in the price. If you are planning to stay a little longer, you can use a mini fridge and a microwave downstairs in the dining room. You can also relax after a day of sightseeing in the living room, in which you can find many maps, leaflets, and books describing Victoria and Vancouver Island.
In the morning we had a hearty breakfast. Everything – from home-made granola to fruit salads to home-made jams and marmalades – was fresh and mouth-watering. The bacon served was probably the best we have ever had.
Last but not least, our stay was also enjoyable thanks to the hosts, whose sense of humour and friendly advice made us feel at home. We recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Victoria!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heritage registered B&B close to downtown, inner harbour, coastal path and Beacon Hill Park ... more less