This hotel is gorgeous! Yes, it's old but updated where it needs to be. The beds were comfy although the two double beds were small for my 11-year-old son husband and myself. Might try for a king plus a rollaway if we are lucky enough to again.
The people who work here were lovely. Everyone from the front desk personnel to Brian, the waiter in The Bengal Lounge were so friendly and genuine.
My son and nephew had a great time at the pool but commented that there was a LOT of chlorine. They had really red eyes. That is kind of common at hotels and we usually bring goggles but forgot them.
The location is ideal, right on the harbour and in easy walking distance of so many sights, restaurants and shopping.
Would definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour. This landmark hotel features turn of the century architecture, classic beauty and an unrivaled location on the water. It features the highly acclaimed Willow Stream Spa regarded as one of the best spas in Canada. Food lovers can sample the English ritual of Afternoon Tea, savour the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room. The Fairmont Empress offers wireless internet access in all guestrooms, and it is complimentary for our Fairmont President's Club members, free to join. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Empress
- Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Victoria
- Victoria Fairmont
- Fairmont Empress Hotel