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Hotel Rialto

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N8, Canada (Formerly Hotel Douglas)
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Ranked #4 of 57 hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over the last 5 years I have stayed in Victoria many times in many hotels, from 5 stars down to 3 stars. When I received the Hotel Rialto on Hotwire I was less than thrilled. I had read the reviews and the word "noisy" and Victoria just didn't fit. However, when we pulled up and I started to see the... More

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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

AC broke in the middle of the night and no one to fix! next day the room was not cleaned even after leaving the note on the door! nothing more than a average motel? Given a roon where you see a roof full of sea gull poop! front staff very arrogant! Free brekafast is a gimick as you only get... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed 3 nights here and loved this little hotel in downtown victoria.10 min walk to the harbour.lots of places to eat and drink very close. friendly and very professional staff.breakfast at the attached cafe was excellent .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent value and excellent service. The staff were very friendly and breakfast was great! Great location and consider this a great find! Walking distance to all the famous downtown Victoria landmarks . The room was a little small, but very clean and very comfortable. Parking is a block from hotel but still pretty convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights at the Hotel Rialto during our summer vacation. From the check in to check out the service was great. Smiling pleasant and competent staff. Although the room was small...the furnishings were clean and comfortable. The restaurant/bar was the best...great food, drinks, and staff. Kudos to Hotel Rialto. ..job well done!!

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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review

Hi Rick, Thank you for the awesome review :) Glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for telling others. Make sure you come back and stay with us again soon. Cheers! More

Port Alberni, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One never knows what to expect from a boutique hotel; they can be lovely or just really old. The Hotel Rialto definitely fell into the lovely category but then jumped several notches with the service. Little touches like the complementary cheese plate delivered to our room (it had nuts so those with allergies would want to mention that), noticing that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some places you stay you are treated as a paying customer: at Hotel Rialto we were treated as guests of a fine establishment. Although we were not able to have an early check in, our wait was worth the time as in honour of my husband's birthday we were treated to a complimentry upgrade, and this gesture set the scene... More

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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review

Hello Lara, What a nice way to sum up what we are trying to accomplish here, "treat you as a guest, not a customer" I like that. Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your stay, we always appreciate hearing from our guests. Look forward to your return to stay with us again. Sincerely, Rob More

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent our final night on Vancouver Island here. The hotel is beautifully restored. The rooms are surprisingly roomy and well furnished. The bathrooms are fabulous and everything ahs a clean, fresh look. The staff are very nice. A hotel this nice in downtown Victoria at this price is an incredible bargain.

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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review

Hi there, Our goal is to provide the best guest experience for the lowest price possible. Thank you for pointing out something we have worked hard to achieve. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Rob More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the Hotel Rialto through a Trivago search and then read the reviews on TA. I lived in Victoria for five years and worked downtown so I was aware of its location in reference to the activities that we were going to be doing. I thought it would be a great location as my husband does street photography and... More

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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the great review, always enjoy reading the comments from guests who have stayed with us and take the time to really give some insight into their experience. I hope your husband got some great shots, Victoria's downtown is so vibrant and the incredible photo ops are endless. Just to clear up a few things you... More

Des Moines, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent hotel and choice while in Victoria. Great comfort, bed, clean very pleasant staff, great bar and breakfast. The location is worth the extra money. Only negative is the very slow wifi. If you are needing a decent connection you will be very disappointed. Yes, I'd stay there again.

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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review

Hi Cosmo, Thank you for your review, I'm happy to see that overall you were very pleased with your choice to stay with us. I was curious to learn about your concerns with our wifi as so many of our reviewers reference the high quality of the signal (we upgraded our system substantially about 2 years ago and over did... More

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Address: 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N8, Canada (Formerly Hotel Douglas)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rialto 3.5*
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A charming heritage building located right downtown Victoria. Close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. Minutes walk from Inner Harbour, Market Square and right beside China Town. Rooms are quaint and nicely appointed with flat screen TVs with movie system, in-room fridge, microwave and I-home alarm clocks. On the main level is Cafe Veneto serving all day breakfast and fast fresh lunch. Veneto Tapa Lounge is also on the main level of the hotel which is a stylish urban "restro-lounge" serving delectable small plates and a wine and cocktail menu that is among the finest in the city. ... more   less 
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