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“Great place to Stay” 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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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1 review
“Great place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our week in the Corazon building lived up to the expectations created by the pictures and write up on the Web, beginning with the gracious email communications from Steve and Trish. They made us feel like welcome guests in their home. Then there was Steve there to meet us on the sidewalk as we drove up, and his detailed and helpful orientation to the suite and the building and the neighborhood. The apartment was well furnished, including some basic food supplies to get started. It was beautifully decorated, clean, and the view was fantastic.The location was excellent, with the whole of downtown within walking distance.
Trish's "checkout" visit made us feel like family. I highly recommend CityLife Suites as a place to stay in Victoria.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 30, 2013
Thanks very much for your very kind review David, it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and we are so pleased that everything lived up to your expectations.
Many of our guests certainly feel like "family" to us and, over the years we have made lifetime friends all around the world.
We hope you'll come back for another visit soon and will look forward to seeing you whenever that time arrives.
Sincerely,
Steve and Trish
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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

City Life Suites provides excellent accommodation in Victoria. This year we rented the Cosmopolitan located in the old Hudson Bay building.. It was very well appointed with the latest appliances. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. There was a lovely roof garden with plenty of room for walking and good views of the city and mountains. Steve and Trish provided many extras making our visits easy, including items not normally carried by travelers such as sugar, spices, tea, paper towels and plastic wrap, making our visit easy. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find coffee beans, fresh fruit, milk and bread in our fridge. Our suite was located down town Victoria, just two blocks from China Town. We were close to numerous coffee shops, theaters, book stores and pubs. We appreciated the fact that Steve and Trish were attentive but not intrusive.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve Y, Manager at City Life Suites, Victoria, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thanks for your very kind words Larry and Lynne, you are such wonderful guests and we truly appreciate your loyalty and continuing patronage of City Life Suites.
The Cosmopolitan Suite is, indeed, a lovely vacation rental apartment and the roof garden is spectacular isn't it?
We look forward to seeing you both again the next time you visit Victoria and, again, thanks for your very positive review.
Steve and Trish
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This review is waaay overdue. We stayed here back in July 2008 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Metro Suite during our first visit to Victoria. Steve was very helpful and provided us with a lot of great information. The suite was very well equipped (Better than a hotel). He even gave us some fruits and light breakfast - Very thoughtful gesture. Steve understands hospitality and service which is what gave us a great start to our Vancouver islands vacation. The place was very comfortable and clean as well as quite contemporary. From what I recall, the place was also very well located.

This was our first time trying out an independently owned vacation suite other than hotels and we would stay here again!

Tripadvisor doesn't seem to allow entering travel dates prior to a year and that is why I have stated March 2012 as the travel date.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is our 3rd stay at the Mermaid Wharf (City Harborside Suite) but our first stay with City Life Suites. I have to say, this one was THE best. First, working with City Life Suites was wonderful. They pay careful attention to all details to make sure your trip to Victoria goes smoothly. A nice welcoming touch is the fruit, bread and milk provided to get you started when you first arrive. In meeting with them on check out, you could tell that they genuinely care that you enjoyed your stay and didn't encounter any issues. They take pride in their apartment and ask for feedback to improve the stay for future guests. The apartment was exceptionally clean, well laid out for efficient use of space, had plenty of storage space and had a fully equipped kitchen though we didn't use it as there are so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance (and we were visiting relatives). Our favorites were the Canoe Club (steps away from the building) and John's (good for breakfast). It felt like the apartment was either recently remodeled or very well maintained as everything seemed new. The pictures posted accurately reflect the apartment. The location is perfect as you can walk to downtown: Chinatown is just a block away, walk across the Johnson street bridge to the Galloping Goose trail and the view of the harbor is right out the window! We would definitely stay here again when visiting Victoria!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 26, 2013
Thanks for your very complimentary review Theresa. We try to exceed our guests expectations (not always an easy thing to do:-) and when we get reviews such as yours it makes everything so worthwhile for us.
The City Harbourside Suite is a lovely vacation rental apartment and the location, overlooking the Upper Harbour is great. Having the Canoe Club across the street has many additional benefits, although some of our guests find it a bit noisy there in the summer months when their patrons enjoy the open air dining on their waterfront terrace, or when they have live music on the weekends...but the food there is delicious and the fact that they make their own beers and ales right on the premises is terrific.
We're glad that you found everything was close-by and convenient and that the apartment was comfortable and well equipped.
Please come back again soon, we'd love to see you again.
Steve and Trish
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose from 10, fully furnished, self-catering vacation rental apartments located in downtown Victoria, BC. Studio suite near Inner Harbour,1 bedroom with additional sofa bed in living room near Inner Harbour, 2 bedroom/1 bathroom sub-penthouse with spectacular views over the city near Chinatown, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom 19th floor condo with great ocean and mountain views near Inner Harbour, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Penthouse suite in central theatre district with outstanding city views, 1 bedroom plus den close to historic Old Town, Studio overlooking Upper Harbour, 2 x 1 bedroom adjacent to Chinatown. All our 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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