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English Inn

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429 Lampson St., Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 5Y9, Canada (Formerly Olde England Inn)
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Esquimalt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we stayed here in early May. the staff was very helpful with any questions and concerns we had. the place was a bit dusty but being in the seclusion of the trees we weren't surprised. we stayed in the victoria room other than the tiny bathtub we found the room to be very big, comfortable and clean. I have read... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a step back in time with some lovely features: wood paneling, stained glass windows, cozy rooms, narrow staircases, and a strong sense of history. The grounds were beautiful, with many flowers in bloom, but also wild in areas. As other reviewers have noted, it is a lot of area to maintain. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. They... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed at the Inn in March of this year, and had stayed there before a few years ago. We booked over the phone after looking at the rooms online. When we arrived, they had us is a room we didn't want because another customer had ""insisted" on the room we had booked. They said they would put us in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The best part of a visit to Victoria is the "Olde English" feel of much of the town. The English inn is a perfect way to get the full experience as it is a beautiful turn of the century mansion with dozens of period themed rooms. the grounds are beautiful and we found ourselves spending free time at the inn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I stayed here recently and found the Inn to be a well restored old home with very welcoming staff who were happy to help with advice or directions. Great spot in Victoria away from downtown so nice & quiet but still a good walking distance around the bay. We would have liked breakfast earlier so we could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The hotel is truly beautiful and situated in a lovely setting among the gardens and oak trees. The room was pleasant with a balcony and a comfortable bed. The problems are the hotel is a fair distance from any eating facilities and there is no dining room on site. The closest eateries are one kilometer away and they are nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

10 minute drive from downtown Victoria Very comfortable rooms price for off season Great French croissant for continental breakfast Offered to take suitcase up stairs as no elevator Surrounding building very interesting and beautiful Great service O

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and stayed here for a Friday night for a romantic get away. The Hotel is a heritage building built at the turn of the century, I believe in 1906. The building, the grounds, the other small cottages that surround the estate have an old world English charm, it's almost like stepping into a old hotel and village in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed here in 2014 during a road trip to B.C. The Inn is quite easy to find and very beautiful. There was parking on site and the staff was very friendly. Breakfast was very good (croissants were amazing) and the room was very nice and quiet. The building has a lot of character and the grounds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

i have stayed at the Olde England Inn before it became the "hotel hell" that now has taken possession. My family and I had been coming here often in the 70's and 80's, and my late husband and I spent our honeymoon here in the early 90's. Back then the grounds were beautifully maintained, with the Anne Hathaway cottage open... More 

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