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“Victorian excellence!”
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Fairholme Manor
Ranked #5 of 91 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying for 5 nights at this elegant location and all aspects exceeded our expectations. The quality of the entire facility was exceptional and our room/suite was amazing. The breakfasts included an outstanding array of offerings to fully satisfy anyone's appetite. The friendly service and hospitality was great. Sylvia and her staff were very accommodating and experienced at making sure you had a great stay. They just know how to get it right and truly make you feel at home.

The location was just a short walk to the downtown area or alternate shoreline hiking trails. We could easily walk to one of the several dining locations within 20 to 30 minutes each evening without having to worry about taking our car.

We regularly stay at B&B's on our vacations and Fairholme Manor sets a standard by which we will judge others in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I recently stayed at Fairholme Manor B&B in Victoria BC on my honeymoon and had an absolutely wonderful time. Sylvia is an extremely gracious hostess who makes every effort to make her guests happy and comfortable. The house is stunning, the views are magnificent, the food is outstanding, the setting is perfect. It just couldn't be better! The grounds have lovely gardens, the rooms are clean, light and elegant, the staff is friendly and helpful. Everything was absolutely perfect.

We stayed for a few nights, went to another town for a couple nights and then returned for one more night before going home. When Sylvia learned that out other B&B experience wasn't so great, she promptly upgraded us to her best room. She made us a lovely breakfast early the next morning so that we could have a nice meal before catching the ferry. I just can't recommend this place highly enough!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GFusa
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the end of July in this elegant b & b run by Sylvia Main and her husband. This Italian style Victorian house has an excellent location above the city of Victoria, next to the Lieutenant Governor's residence - where one has free access to the 30 acre garden from dawn to dusk. Our welcome was warm and we were shown to a beautiful first floor room - huge bedroom leading to a small sun porch leading on to a balcony with views over the city and sea to the mountains of Washington State in the distance. The bathroom was large and well appointed with a plentiful supply of sparkling white towels. The breakfasts were outstanding served in the gracious dining room, or outside at a a small table on the verandah which we preferred so as to take advantage of the warm sunny weather. We were given excellent advice regarding places to go for dinner and I would have no hesitation in recommending The Fairholme to anyone.

Room Tip: First floor room facing the garden and sea
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Clare C
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

we had the time of our lives at fairholme manor! sylvia, the owner, is absolutely amazing and took great care of us. everything about our stay was perfect - the rooms, the decor, the breakfast...all of it was fantastic! we are looking forward to being back there again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank dan0190
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Elegant property on estate grounds right in Victoria's most historic neighborhood with views of the water...the most comfortable beds....and breakfasts worth the stay....all local and organic ingredients artfully prepared and served in a sumptuous dining room...it was hard to leave....

Room Tip: Ask for the Penthouse suite
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank eldichter
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stayed twice at Fairholme Manor , most recently there were 4 of us including our son and daughter. It is THE BEST inn we have ever stayed in. Its a beautifully restored house , tastefully furnished , not kitschy in any way and Sylvia and Ross are amazing hosts. The gardens and the views are glorious. The breakfasts are divine. I would highly recommend it...should be the top inn in Canada in my opinion!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the Fairholme Manor at least a dozen times over the last three years. Whenever we stay at another B&B, the benchmark that we use for rating them is the Fairholme Manor. In all our travels, we have yet to find a place that measures up.

The breakfasts that are served are always amazingly delicious and beautifully presented (accompanied by really good coffee). The rooms are all very tastefully appointed and beautifully decorated (we've stayed in them all) - bright, comfortable and inviting. The lovely garden is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. In addition to being very hospitable and friendly(not in an overbearing or intrusive way), Sylvia and Ross are very familiar and knowledgeable about local attractions and restaurants. If I could give more than five circles for cleanliness I would. The place is spotless! I would definitely recommend the Fairholme to anyone visiting Victoria.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Fairholme Manor

Address: 638 Rockland Pl, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3R2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Rockland
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Ranked #5 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range: $137 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairholme Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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