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The Strathcona Hotel

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919 Douglas St | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Greater Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location and handy to a few interesting bars below. The staff were friendly and the rooms were sufficient for somewhere to sleep and shower. Not somewhere to stay if you're looking to stay indoors all day-perfect for people wanting a decent place to leave their things and rest their head while they explore the city

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Vancouver, BC
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the staff are very polite and the location is excellent, sadly this hotel is the noisiest I've have ever been in and that includes Las Vegas! The staff tried to be accommodating by moving us to another room. Sadly, all this did was try to eliminate the 2am noise coming from the nightclub below. The comings and goings of... More 

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Manukau, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great location in Victoria..as a traveller in my mid-20s having the bars and clubs in the hotel was an added bonus. The reception staff were extremely helpful to me with printing tickets and giving advice about Victoria. No issue with noise..not that I spent much time sleeping.. enjoyed most of the night up at the rooftop bar... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Kduin, Thank you for the very kind review. I will personally stop by the Hotel front desk and pass your thanks. We hope to see you again in our beautiful city. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked one night at the hotel for my visit to Victoria. Room was to be available at 3pm but when we reached at 2pm they were all ready for us! Front office staff are very friendly and helpful - don't hesitate to ask them anything Room was tiny but clean and very comfortable. Only negatives were the fact that... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Nadeeka, Thank you for your review. Your comments about our location, our pubs and great staff are appreciated. More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the Strathcona for the occasion of a nearby rugby tournament. The rugbymen that I travelled with were incledulous that I would stay in a hotel that houses a loud pub/restaurant (the Sticky Wicket) and a nightclub in the same building. It was the best night's sleep that I have ever had in a hotel. A thick memory foam... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Ingrid. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Strathcona Hotel. Your comments about the Hotel, room amenities, and continental breakfast are appreciated. Cheers. More 

Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a small, property with a great location, older, but neat, clean, great service, great price and great value. Our room was on the 4th floor, with a nice view. There were several restaurants and interesting bars in the hotel, though we were too busy exploring to enjoy them. Breakfast was adequate.

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Wayne. Thank you for your review. I hope the next time you visit Victoria you have a little more time to relax and enjoy our pub and restaurant. Cheers. More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is an older hotel in the heart of downtown Victoria. It is located near all the cool stuff to do in Victoria and is cost effective. We liked this place and would stay here again. Based on the cost effectiveness of the property we were wondering what we were in for but we were pleasantly surprised. The room was... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Foodie, I am pleased your enjoyed your stay at the Strathcona Hotel. Your comments about the Hotel will be helpful to people visiting out beautiful city. Cheers. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very classical looking foyer and rooms. Friendly staff, parking nearby at reasonable price. Food and bar located next door and accessible from the hotel reception and the street so you don't need to leave the hotel if you don't want to. The hotel is also located near the USA ferry terminal. The biggest downside was the noise from outside as... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Brett, Thank you for taking time to write a review. Just a note about the windows. The front of the Hotel has a Heritage designation by the City of Victoria so we could onlydoubled glazed the windows but had to keep the original wooden window frames and they are not the best at keeping out noise. The other 3 sides... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well firstly I would like to thank the staff for all their help and kindness, we landed after a difficult day of late coaches and delayed ferries, we ate in the sticky wicket pub which had lovely warming food, and super kind staff, we even had 2 drinks on the house due to a miserable travel down! We were welcomed... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Ollie, What a great review for the Strathcona Hotel, the Sticky Wicket and our staff. I stopped by the Hotel desk before writing this and thanked them once again on your behalf. Your comments will be very helpful to future guest travel to Victoria. More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our stay was awesome! The bed was super comfortable and the hotel staff were very nice and accommodating. I wished there was more natural light from windows but it's not a big deal. My only complaints are with the bathroom. There definitely was not enough light, the water pressure was terrible, and the shower head wasn't that great either and... More 

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Joel C, Director of Sales at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Jill, Thank you for your review. I will pass along your comments about the shower hears to our housekeeping department. Next time you are in Victoria please ask for me so I can say hello. Joel. More 

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