The manager who runs the place is a fantastic woman with a very outgoing personality. The big white dog that sits at the front door all day is also very friendly, and the woman who takes care of the facilities is extremely helpful. These two people are honest and trustworthy.
The rooms themselves, at least the cheaper-priced single rooms, although they look nice, are kind of crappy. The walls are paper thin and our neighbour was a young girl who might have been trying out for an "Idol" show with her constant singing to herself. The fuses and wiring were outdated as such our iron, coffee maker and other power-intense modern appliances kept busting the fuses. Also the internet kept tripping out and would spend long amounts of time without any connection. Next door is a sports bar/comedy club and weekend nights can be very noisy.
All in all it is the best place to hunker down for an extended period in Victoria. I highly recommend the Oxford to anybody who is willing to put up with excessive noise and old fuses.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to THE OXFORD: In September 2009, the former Oxford Castle Inn was re-opened under new management. THE OXFORD is now a stylish, trendy, welcoming place you can call home. We provide 2 categories of fully furnished one bedroom suites on a month-to-month extended stay basis. We welcome tenants from all over the world. We offer ideal accommodation for College, University and ESL Students, Trades People, Professionals, Government Employees or anybody looking to relocate to Victoria and who is looking for a great place to live. We are located just minutes from downtown Victoria, the bus stop is at our doorstep, the Galloping Goose Trail is a two minute walk away, and there is shopping in walking distance from us. You can enjoy Free Local Calls, Free Extreme Speed Internet and Free Cablevision as well as Free Heat, Hot water, Electricity and Parking. The building offers Coin Operated Laundry and an Elevator. Our mission is to provide you with a comfortable home atmosphere! If there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you. Stefanie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oxford Castle Hotel