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English Inn

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 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I got a good price so booked without researching very much. I knew it had parking and was within driving distance of everything I wanted to do. Upon arriving I was shocked at how beautiful the grounds were. And I am here in December! I can only imagine in summer. The Inn itself was also beautiful. It an old building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My daughter and I arrived late in the evening. We had called ahead to advise them of this, and a super friendly staff member (sorry I can't remember her name) was there to welcome us, check us in and help us with our luggage. Our room was beautiful and so comfortable. Our only regret was that we were basically just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I'm reviewing this as a traveller, not as a wedding-related guest. Let me start by saying that I really loved this inn, which is quite small (15 rooms or so). It feels like staying in an Edwardian English country house - with its charms and its challenges. I am very happy to go back again. Overall, this character property has... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

July 25th, 2014 my husband and I were married at the English Inn. It truly was magical!! So many things to rave about. The ceremony in the beautiful sunken garden, the signature drinks on the patio while we had our photos done (and what a place to take wedding photos) and then the perfect intimate reception. We had the 14... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We really enjoyed staying here, if only for the ambiance of a small inn with atmosphere, not a box hotel. I am not sure how my sister found it through an internet search, and perhaps we would have preferred a place right around the inner harbor rather than a ways away. But we were not familiar with the area enough... More 

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