Name: Pendray Inn and Teahouse
Pendray Inn and Teahouse is set in a magnificent Victorian-era manor, which now serves as a boutique hotel for those in search of a little old time romance. The Mansion is over 100 years old. It’s old world charm and rich elegance will make you feel like you have stepped back in time to an earlier, more romantic era.
Pendray Inn and Teahouse is located in downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the tourism hub of British Columbia’s capital city. The hotel sits in the heart of the harbour hotel zone, steps from the BC Legislature, Royal BC Museum, US ferry terminals, Robert Bateman Museum, and the scenic David Foster Waterfront Walkway.
Stroll to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, or take in a live busker’s show on the causeway. Try whale watching, take a tour on a harbour ferry, or head up Government Street to check out the shopping and dining in Victoria’s vibrant downtown core.
Style & Character
The interior of the Mansion is breathtaking. The design features from that early era are perfectly preserved. Beautiful woodwork, frescoes and stained glass windows almost sparkle under the light of the crystal chandeliers.
The bright and sunny Reading Room located on the 3rd floor of the Mansion is open for guests to enjoy at any time and offers Victorian-Style furnishings, newspapers, books, and a Keurig coffee machine.
Outside you can relax in the charming gardens; wander the meandering cobbled pathways past pretty fountains, or read a book under the shade of a tree.
All rooms have old-English décor and no two rooms are alike. Some rooms, or “suites” have a panoramic ocean view, others feature the Mansion’s original Victorian fireplaces. The Belleville Suite, located on the harbour side of the Mansion, is adorned with the original ceiling frescoes of 1906, painted by German artists, Herr Sterns and Herr Muller. All rooms have a flat screen television, tea and coffeemaker, and a separate bathroom with tub and most have a shower.
Food & Drink
A complimentary hot breakfast is served every morning in the hotel’s Pendray Teahouse. You can also enjoy a delicious traditional Victorian afternoon tea in the dark wood-panelled tea rooms which feature original stained glass windows. We recommend the crab bisque and the marvellous scones, perfect to satisfy your stomach while you watch the ships come and go from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Spend your evenings immersed in history and during the day, stroll along Victoria’s inner harbour and watch the boats go by. We think the Pendray Inn and Teahouse is an utterly charming place to stay.
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