I had a perfect weekend - and the Fairmont had a great deal to do with it. Check in was quick and efficient, we were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a deluxe room. Since we were celebrating a special occasion, we got a card for a free dessert, which we used at the Bengal Lounge (absolutely fantastic)!
The room itself was quite spacious, the bed was up a couple steps and separated from the sitting area. Two TV's were available - not that we used them as we were busy exploring. The pool area was nice - there's a children's dipping pool, a lane swimming pool and a decent hot tub. We went for high tea - it's true that the price is a bit steep at $50 / person, but we had coupons so it wasn't that bad. It's definitely an experience I would recommend doing at least once.
My only quibble is that parking was very expensive, even on a Friday. That's standard fare for downtown Fairmonts. We parked in a nearby parkade.
Every interaction we had with the staff was excellent. Everyone was very friendly on multiple visits to the desk, and always tried to help us out as best they could.
I would not hesitate to return!
- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel
- Fairmont Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Empress
- Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Victoria
- Victoria Fairmont
- Fairmont Empress Hotel
- 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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