This 1912 mansion has the wide verandas, dark wainscoting, and high ceilings of its era, but the attitude is informal and welcoming, from the super-helpful hosts to the free snacks to the coffee on tap all day. The five second-floor rooms charm with such period details as claw-foot tubs, four-poster beds, or antique-tile fireplaces (plus discrete contemporary features like iPod docks and Wi-Fi), while two serviceable, modern, one-bedroom suites on the ground floor have kitchens, TVs, and garden patios. Multicourse breakfasts are served family style or at tables for two in the sunroom or on the expansive front porch. The owners are ready with suggestions of what to see and where to eat; they'll also arrange in-room spa services or book afternoon tea.
Feb 5, 2008
I stayed in the Iris Room and wished my stay would have been longer. Ian and Ann, the Inn Keepers think of every detail to make it a perfect stay. Perfect and sooo relaxing! The tub in the Iris Room is heavenly. Did I mention the breakfast? I am a vegetarian and breakfast was yummy and innovative. It was my best B&B experience so far!
Nov 3, 2007
I am 40 years old, enjoy museums, live music and good food. This is my favorite place to stay in the entire world.
Oct 10, 2007
This is a architecturally beautiful Inn - in keeping with the splendid old world neighborhood. The inn is far enough away from the tourist section of Victoria to be a lovely respite while still convenient to Victoria's center. It is a very pretty street for a stroll and is just down the road from the governor's residence. The gardens are nicely maintained and the inn is well cared for, with a comfortable wood-paneled parlor and breakfast room, and
fresh flowers to greet guests. Perfect for both business & vacation travel. The personal attention we received at Abbeymoore Manor from our hosts, Ian & Ann, was fantastic. All the details had been worked out. Snacks such as fruit, water & homemade cookies were freely available for guests anytime. Discount coupons for local events (we used them for the zipline in Sooke) were pinned to the bulletin board along with ferry schedules & other events. There were comfy bathrobes, plenty of hot water and lots of towels in the rooms. An extensive video library was available as well as an assortment of books. Umbrellas were available by the door if the need arose. All the little things were well thought out. Ann is a cook extraordinaire and the breakfasts each morning were varied and could be tailored to a guests' personal preferences. Most valuable of all was Ian's attention to the interests and needs of his guests. He greeted us in the morning, helped arrange our activity & could recommend the best for dining in the area - (menus collected & available to guests). Ian took all stress out of our trip by searching out & booking last minute accommodations in Seattle for us. All of this was done with good cheer & gracious hospitality. What a pleasure!
Aug 21, 2007
We just returned from our Victoria/Vancouver trip August 20th 2007. We made the best decision to stay at the Abbeymoore. First of all, we had no clue how to even get to Victoria...we just knew we wanted to go to the Northwest for vacation. I called up Ian at the Abbeymoore and he told me exactly how to do it. If it weren't for the time he spent with me on the phone we probably wouldn't have made it there so easily. We stayed in the Master Bedroom
and it was to die for. The bed...oh it was incredible. We slept like babies and ate like kings and queens. We heard no noises at all from other guests (not one peep). We had this huge room with a private balcony with windows that open...it was so special. The hosts (Ian and Anne were traveling the weekend we were there) made all our reservations for dinner (Camille's) and our whale watching excursion (Eagle Wing). Both were over the top fantastic! We had to have had the best whale watching experience ever thanks to the company they recommend. Then there are the breakfasts...incredible to say the least. Really first class all the way. The location is terrific! Right across the street is the Governor's Mansion with this amazing garden to walk through and see views of the harbour. Then there's this castle that is just minutes from the Inn. Downtown is maybe 10 minutes if that by taxi. We also walked to dinner one night to this local pub called the Ross Bay Pub and the food there was really good and not pub like at all with this great heated patio with 2 quaint fireplaces to eat by. It was a nice walk from the Inn through a great neighborhood. You cannot go wrong with the Abbeymoore. They provide Aveda products in the bathroom for that added touch. Experience Victoria and stay here- you won't be sorry!