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English Inn

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3.5 of 5
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429 Lampson St., Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 5Y9, Canada (Formerly Olde England Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for three nights. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and spacious. The grounds were nice and the building was interesting and charming. We were a bit disappointed to be far from downtown, but luckily there is a water taxi close by that only costs $5.00 to get to Fisherman's Wharf. My only complaint... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we only stayed just one night but we were very impressed with the friendly staff and charm of this inn. we had the Georgian room, which shares a awesome balcony with the room next door. wonderful for relaxing in the evening with a drink. I wish we had time to explore the gardens but what we did see was wonderful.... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was hoping for a nice 4 night holiday away from California. We have been to Victoria before. Our B&B that we stayed at was booked so I used trip adviser to find the English inn. Nice grounds and gardens. Quiet area just out of the city of Victoria. HORRIBLE bed. Hard as a rock. Needed upgrade years ago. Continental breakfast,... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This building is just as beautiful as the photos. If you have ever dreamed of living in a nice old house, this is the way to experience it!! The grounds are lovely and would make a great wedding venue. It is very private bad secure. We stayed in the main house. I think we had the least expensive room because... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When I first visited the Inn in Esquimalt some thirty plus years ago it was truly a 'magical' place: filled with history, antiques, and real 'Victorian' charms. The suits of armor were highly polished, the restaurant served meals fit for a castle, the rooms were furnished with Elizabethan style antiques including many canopied beds. The 5 plus acres of grounds... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Nevada City, California
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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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Miraflores
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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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