Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast
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Our goal is to ensure that your stay at Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast is the crowning touch to your visit to Victoria. To do that, we provide you with congenial accommodation in a home that is a registered historical landmark 5 minutes walk to downtown, we feed you a gourmet breakfast in our historic Victorian dining room and we surround you with our eclectic collection of international art and an exquisite garden. Albion Manor B and B is rated four and a half stars by Canada Select and is Tourism Victoria Approved.
The elegant tranquility of Albion Manor has made us one of Victoria, British Columbia's signature Bed and Breakfast Inns. It was formerly Ryan's Bed and Breakfast. Our gracious 1892 Heritage Home is located on a peaceful oak-tree lined street in the historic James Bay district just five minutes walk from the US ferry terminal, the ocean, downtown shopping and Victoria's major venues. We have off-street parking, so there's no need to drive with everything so wonderfully close to us.
Our registered historical status is reflected in the exterior architecture and in our Queen Anne / California-Victorian furnishings - the light spacious bedroomscome with king- or queen-sized beds with fine linens and down duvets. All of the rooms in this fine Victoria BC bed and breakfast have a unique charm derived from the Victorian ambience of the rooms, from architectural details such as balconies, terraces or patios, and from romantic amenities like fireplaces. All our en-suites have modern fixtures; some have water-jet Jacuzzis or claw-foot soaker tubs. In addition, we celebrate your stay with us by giving you a host of complimentary items to add to the comfort of your visit with us.
Albion Manor B&B is a treasure trove of art from around the world featuring exotic treasures from the places we have visited: Europe, Korea, Japan, Morocco, the Sultanate of Oman and Papua New Guinea. Our home is elegantly decorated with paintings, china cabinets, chaise lounges, overstuffed couches, and beautiful Kerman rugs for you to enjoy. To say nothing of the sculptures, paintings, silverpoints, drawings and sketches by Fernando, our artist-in-residence.
Albion Manor is our home - and it is your home too. We treat our guest the same as we treat our friends. We love what we do and take pride in the accommodation we provide. We promise that your stay with us will be the crowning touch to your visit to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. - Don and Fernando
We are both artists - Don has an extensive history with theatrical design and Fernando has a degree from Artes Aplicades in Seville and is currently studying for a Fine Arts degree at Simon Fraser University. Together we have created a warm and welcoming home for guests - a home decorated with an eclectic collection of antiques and original artwork from around the world and surrounded with a lush garden that is our passion.
On entering the house, guests are greeted by the indomitable Maria de Medici, one of Fernando's spectacular creations. The walls of the living room, dining room and the halls are a veritable canvas of paintings, sketches, etchings and sculptures. There are treasures from the jungles of Papua New Guinea, carvings brought out of Northern Thailand on the back of an elephant, and antiques from the back streets of Kyoto, Japan.
Albion Manor is surrounded by a lush English country garden that provides guest with an oasis in which to relax and unwind at the end of a working day or a busy day of sightseeing. Enjoy a drink on the large verandah or take a walk around the grounds and explore the Obelisk Garden, the setting for several unique sculptures including: the Playwrights' Font, Anicha, and Fernando's 'Hamburger'
Each day we start the day with our gourmet breakfast. This is our favorite part of the day. Our guests sharing stories and tips about visiting Victoria or the cities where they live and getting to know each other, and we get to know our guests as well. Ample portions of smiles and laughter are part of every breakfast at our table."The breakfasts are beyond description."
- Petrina and John, Gibsons, BC
Our gourmet breakfasts take advantage of the seasonal specialties of local (organic) gardens and markets, beautifully presented, and include fruit and fruit juices, egg, meat and vegetable dishes, and delicious choices of coffees and teas. We can cater to any diet with advance notice and we enjoy looking after your particular nutritional needs.
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Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is in the James Bay district of Victoria, British Columbia, right downtown at 224 Superior Street. We are just three blocks from the ferry terminal, from the Parliament Buildings, downtown, shopping, the Royal BC Museum, the IMAX Theatre, and only five blocks from the bus terminal. Superior Street is one block south of the Parliament Buildings.
Walking or Driving from the Bus Depot
Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is an easy walk from the bus depot at the corner of Douglas and Belleville to 224 Superior Street. To walk to us, get onto Bellville Street and turn right toward the harbour and the Parliament Buildings. One block past the Parliament Buildings go left onto Oswego Street and then take the third right onto Superior Street.
Driving from the Airport
Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is at 224 Superior. From the airport, follow signs to downtown Victoria using the Patricia Bay (Pat Bay) Highway #17. The Pat Bay Highway becomes Blanchard Street when you enter the city - get into the centre lane, beside the yellow line. The Highway will become Blanchard Street as you enter the city. Stay in the centre lane and you will eventually be forced to turn right onto Belleville Street. Go one block past the Parliament Buildings and turn left onto Oswego Street. Then take the third right onto Superior Street and come to #224.
Driving from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
The trip to Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, 224 Superior Street, will take about 30 minutes. The road out of the ferry terminal is Highway #17, the Patricia Bay (Pat Bay) Highway. You will enjoy the beautiful pastoral drive into the city from the ferry terminal. Get into the centre lane, beside the yellow line, and as you drive into the city the highway will become Blanchard Street. Stay in Blanchard's centre lane and you will eventually be forced to turn right onto Belleville Street. Continue on Belleville one block past the Parliament Buildings and turn left onto Oswego Street then take the third right onto Superior Street.
Driving from The Sydney/ Anacortes Ferry Terminal
The trip to Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, 224 Superior Street, will take about 25 minutes. When driving off the ferry, turn onto Ocean Avenue (that's what most other cars will be doing). Then, at the end of the block, turn left again onto 5th Street - 5th almost immediately turns into Lockside Drive. After about two minutes driving on Lockside, look for a small green sign on your right saying "Victoria," and turn right onto McTavish Road. Almost immediately, turn left onto Highway 17, the Patricia Bay (Pat Bay) Highway. You will enjoy the beautiful pastoral drive into the city from the ferry terminal. Get into the centre lane, beside the yellow line, and as you enter the city highway will become Blanchard Street. Stay in Blanchard's centre lane and you will eventually be forced to turn right onto Belleville Street. Continue on Belleville one block past the Parliament Buildings, turn left onto Oswego Street and then take the third right onto Superior.
Driving from Nanaimo and Highway #1
Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is at 224 Superior Street. Coming from Nanaimo, the #1 highway becomes Douglas Street when you enter the city. Take Douglas until you get to the Pacific Coach Lines and Island Coach Lines Bus Terminal that will be on your right; turn right onto Belleville, go one block past the Parliament Buildings to turn left onto Oswego Street and then take the third right onto Superior.