Fodor's Expert Review Fairholme Manor

638 Rockland Pl., off Rockland Ave., Victoria, British Columbia, V8S 3R2, Canada Fodor's Choice

Original art, Viennese antiques, and dramatic furnishings shine in this lavish, 1885 Italianate mansion. Set in parklike gardens in the tree-lined Rockland district, the Fairholme has spacious, high-ceiling rooms. The rooms are massive—generally about 900 square feet—and most have a king bed, a fine view, and a fireplace. The Olympic Grand Suite has lush white sofas, bay windows, and private ocean-view decks. In the lower-floor Fairholme room, the bathroom is big enough for a chaise longue next to the double-soaker tub. Small groups like the kitchenette and private deck in the two-bedroom Rose Garden suite. Elaborate breakfasts—the hostess is a best-selling cookbook author—are served by the fireplace in the art-filled dining room, or at tables for two on the porch.

PROS

  • peaceful setting
  • stunning decor
  • welcoming hostess

CONS

  • a mile from Downtown
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
RomanticViews
Intimate
Residential Area
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 250-598–3240 | 877-511–3322

HOTEL DETAILS

1 room, 5 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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