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“A Perfect Apartment for a perfect holiday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City Life Suites, Victoria

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751 Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 4A4, Canada   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Perfect Apartment for a perfect holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The City Life Suites Urban studio apartment was absolutely perfect for our holiday in Victoria BC. Travelling from London and arriving in Canada Christmas eve, we really wanted a home away from home feel, being able to make a Christmas dinner and have a relaxing Christmas was paramount. Our first impression were the apartment was super clean with fresh contemporary furnishings and the location is second to none.

We were so impressed with the level of detail the owners had gone to to make our stay special and the equipment in the apartment was beyond our expectations, they really had not missed anything that we might need to make our stay comfortable.

We cannot recommend the City Life Suites more! The bed was super comfy, and we had everything we needed even tupperware to take pack lunches out and about with us, which really helped budget our holiday. They made our stay perfect and even helped us secure a wonderful Whale watching tour. Many thanks to Trish and Steve! We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Owner at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks so much for such a generous review! We are glad that the Urban Suite "exceeded your expectations" as this is what we strive for with all our guests.
We do try to ensure that all of our vacation rentals are really well-equipped and always encourage our guests to inform us if we've overlooked anything that might have helped to make their stay more pleasant.
It's a long way from London, UK to Victoria, BC, Canada and we're glad that it was so worthwhile for you.
Thanks again S. please come back for another visit soon.
Steve and Trish
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English first
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I recently stayed at the City Life Suites, in Victoria, BC. for work. Coming from Montreal, our CGI office in Victoria reserved the apartment with the owners Steve and Trish. In short, I’m really glad they did. :)

The apartment is well decorated, immaculately clean and fully functional. I was in Victoria for 2 months (Oct-Nov 2012) and it felt good to feel at home while being away from home. I even had a space in the garage to park my car rental. Even though I ate most of the time in restaurants, the kitchen was well supplied with crockery and cooking utensils and even basic condiments available for my usage. Steve and Trish, the owners, are totally dedicated to making sure everything is perfect. They are always available to answer the phone and do not hesitate to ask for your input in order to improve the service and guests experience.
The apartment is well located and at walking distance to most of downtown shops, restaurants and happening places. The Inner harbour is literally at 2 block distance.

I strongly recommend this place to anyone, or any property owned and managed by Steve and Trish.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Owner at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
You were a great guest Michel and we are very grateful for kind words about our Metro Suite. The location is absolutely perfect for guests who are visiting Victoria on business at it is in the heart of downtown Victoria.
Also, having the convenience of a full kitchen, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, parking, free wi-fi, free local and N. American long distance phone calls is an added bonus.
We hope you'll come back again to stay with us and we thank you very much for your support.
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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I stayed at the Urban Suite for five weeks – and loved it. The apartment itself is very neat, clean and there is really everything you need in it. The location could not be better if you want to stay downtown. As a woman travelling alone, I also felt very safe in the building and neighbourhood. But even better than the apartment are the owners: you won't find that in any hotel. Steve and Trish are wonderful people and go out of their way to help and make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Emails and questions are answered promptly and carefully. When my car broke down, Steve was the first to help. And he did not give up when the first solution would not work. Instead he came down to the apartment twice to help until the car would run again. Sometimes, when abroad, not having to deal with a problem alone is almost as important as actually solving it. Furthermore, Steve and Trish took me out for tea and we had a great time talking and getting to know each other. I deeply appreciate the helpful and cordial way Steve and Trish care for their guests. I would recommend this place to anybody!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Owner at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
You were a perfect guest and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Urban Suite. We do our best to ensure that all of our guests have a safe and comfortable stay with us and to consider their needs as our priority.
We look forward to seeing you again the next time you come to Victoria and will always keep the welcome mat out for you.
Thanks again!
Steve and Trish
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We recently stayed at the Cosmopolitan Suite in downtown Victoria, BC. The apartment is very spacious, beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and had all the requirements to make the apartment a home away from home. The rooftop garden and barbecue area, with a 360 degree view over Victoria, was a lovely bonus . The kitchen was well supplied with crockery and cooking utensils and even basic condiments available so we didn't have to worry about buying a whole packet for a small use. All we needed to do was unpack and we instantly felt at home. Our hosts, Steve & Trish had gone to the extra trouble of preparing a welcoming bowl of fresh fruit on our arrival. The apartment is in a great location with restaurants, shops and harbour all within easy walking distance. Steve & Trish were most welcoming and happy to help with anything we needed. I would happily stay here again if we return for another visit to Victoria.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Manager at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
One of the things we love about our vacation rental business is the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from all around the world. Having visited in Melbourne, Australia ourselves it was a real treat to have a couple of guests from the great city, coming here to Victoria, BC for a visit. You were such a great couple and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Cosmopolitan Suite.
Our main goal is to provide great value for our guests and to read through your comments we are thankful that we seem to have done that for you. The Cosmopolitan Suite is everything you say and is in a great downtown location too.
We're looking forward to seeing you again and wish to thank you for your very supportive comments and for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.
Thanks again,
Steve and Trish
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We recently visited Victoria for a week to visit our son. It was somewhat of a family reunion because our daughter also went along and we hadn't all been together for a few years. On recommendations from close friends, we contacted City Life Suites and ended up staying in the City Panorama Suite which is a 2 br, 2 bath condo on the 18th floor of a very clean and secure building. We had a wonderful time and the City Panorama Suite was perfect. We felt very much at home. It was very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and includes a designated indoor parking spot. It has a fully equiped kitchen where we prepared our breakfasts and a few family dinners. The location is ideal because it's only a couple of blocks from the Inner Harbor and all the main tourist attractions. The owners (or in our case friends of the owners) were there to meet us when we arrived and showed us all the features of the building and the condo. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay with them next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Manager at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your family reunion in Victoria and that your stay in the City Panorama Suite provided you with everything you needed to be comfortable and secure.
It is our mission to provide our guests with all the amenities they need to ensure their stay with us is everything they would expect.
The convenient downtown location of the City Panorama Suite and the tremendous views over the city are both factors that enhance our guests enjoyment of staying there.
So, thanks again for your kind comments, we hope you'll come back and stay with us again the next time you visit Victoria.
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

In September my Mom and I travelled to Victoria. It was my Mom's first real adventure in 70 years. Our stay at the Metro Suite helped her to feel comfortable away from home. Steve and Trish put such a personal touch into their units that you feel right at home. It is nice that the unit is so close to the main tourist attractions in Victoria. You can park your car in the underground secured parking and walk to most of the popular attractions, one being the inner harbour. The unit is well stocked with everything that you need, including the added touch of the fruit basket, bread, milk and butter. I also find it very convenient to have the washer/dryer unit located in the suite. My stay in the Metro Suite in September was my second stay with City Life Suites and just like the first time I was very pleased with our stay. I will for sure be booking with them again during my next stay in Victoria.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Owner at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thanks for your comments. We are grateful that you were so pleased with your accommodations in our Metro Suite and hope that you will come back again.
We sincerely value our guest reviews and appreciate the honest feedback that we receive. Please come back and stay with us again:-)
Steve and Trish
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Three of us stayed in the Metro Suite for a week and it was the perfect spot to come home to. Tasteful decor, comfortable beds, convenient in-suite laundry and secure parking all contributed to making the stay so enjoyable. The owners provided many thoughtful details, from outfitting the kitchen with every possible amenity, to stocking the fridge with "starter" groceries and a welcome bowl of fruit. They were also very helpful with suggestions on restaurants and tour companies.
The location couldn't be better for seeing the sites....close to downtown, the inner harbour and Beacon Hill Park.
We would be very happy to book here in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve Y, Owner at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Our sincere thanks for your thoughtful and positive review of our Metro Suite, Louise. We are so glad that you liked everything about it.
We always try our very best to ensure that our guests are well taken care of and want for nothing. The location, too, is so very convenient to all the places you mentioned.
We hope to see you again soon, you are welcome back anytime.
Thanks again for your compliments.
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Address: 751 Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 4A4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose from 18 fully furnished, self-catering vacation rental apartments located in downtown Victoria. All our holiday rental apartments are non-smoking, beautifully equipped and maintained, and within easy walking distance of local shopping and tourist attractions. ... more   less 

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