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John Lewis House

58 Government Street , Victoria, BC V8V 2K3 Canada (Show map)
71 Reviews
CAD 100 - CAD 125
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The John Lewis House was built in 1900 by master cabinetmaker John Lewis, who came to Victoria from Wales in the late 1890s. Evidence of his craft can be seen throughout the house, especially in the ornate mantelpiece and decorative woodwork in the living room as well as in the wood-panelled vestibule. We’re located a short walk from downtown and also the U.S. ferry terminals (Coho to Port Angeles, Victoria Clipper to Seattle).



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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good location within 15 minutes city centre

4.0 on July 07, 2014

very helpful owners, spotlessly clean and excellent breakfast; highly recommended.

Welcoming experience.

5 on June 30, 2014

I do love a good B & B and Victoria has some of the best. My recent stay at John Lewis House was further proof. Wonderful, friendly, accommodating hosts are absolutely essential and Bob and Becky were that and more. The house is lovely, has a great location just mins walk from Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park and downtown Victoria. My room was well appointed and cozy with a lovely comfy bed and linens. There were lots of little extras to make my stay enjoyable and delicious breakfasts awaited me in the morning. There are only two rooms for travellers, so book ahead - you won't be disappointed.

Charming B&B with wonderful hosts and breakfast

4.8 on June 28, 2014

I was a little hesitant to stay at a place with only two rooms, but I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a wonderful B&B. The hosts are warm, friendly, and highly knowledgable about activities in the area. It is located just a couple blocks from the beach which has an amazing view of the Olympics across the water. The breakfast was delicious. It included homemade granola, fresh coffee and tea, toast with homemade jams, lots of fresh fruit, a special egg dish each day (try the stuffed crèpe!) and homemade muffins. It's enough food for breakfast and lunch. It's located a short (~15 minute) walk from the ferry and downtown.

An excellent b&b with great hosts

4.4 on June 17, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in this interesting heritage house run by very friendly and hospitable Becky and Bob, who catered for our every need, including my wife's gluten free diet. A good location in a lovely city.

Wonderful stay with very friendly hosts

4.6 on May 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at John Lewis House. Becky and Bob were great, the room had everything one needs and we had our own bathroom, and most importantly breakfast was delicious! Highly recommend, and would definitely stay there again.

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Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 17 miles

Directions to property:

1. Head southeast on Electra Blvd toward Convair Pl 0.2 mi 2. Turn left at Willingdon Rd 0.5 mi 3. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto E Saanich Rd 0.4 mi 4. Turn left at McTavish Rd 0.4 mi 5. Turn right at Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 S 15.1 mi 6. Turn right at Belleville St/Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 S Continue to follow Belleville St 0.2 mi 7. Take the 3rd left onto Government St Destination will be on the right

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to arrival time; otherwise one night's accommodation plus taxes will be charged



Becky & Bob

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

58 Government Street , Victoria, BC V8V 2K3 Canada (Show map)

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