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“Rosewood Inn captures the spirit of Victoria” 5 of 5 stars
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Rosewood Victoria Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   595 Michigan St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1S7, Canada (Formerly Holland House)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 110 Victoria B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Rosewood Inn captures the spirit of Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

Frankly, I was shocked by the previous review. Our situation was similar, i.e. we booked the Rosewood Victoria Inn through RCI, but when I booked online, it was very clear that there was a per person charge of $13/day for breakfast and tea and maid service. When I received my hard copy confirmation of reservation, the information was there also. What happened to the previous reviewer? Did he get the information and not note it? Was the information just not there in his case? I can understand that one would be annoyed and dismayed to find out that an extra $193.00 would be charged to your bill, but really that is not the fault of the Inn. As for the previous reviewer having a problem with the hotel staff, I have no idea how we could arrive one week later and find that everyone, without exception, was polite and helpful and charming.
More about the facility itself--The location, in my opinion, was perfect. It was about 2 blocks behind the Legislature building so an easy walk to the Inner Harbor, but far enough away to be a bit quieter. All of the houses in the neighborhood are quaint and charming. Our room was very spacious and there was a small patio. The breakfasts were hearty and we took afternoon tea once, just to try it out. It really didn't fit into our schedule to get back at 3:00 just to have tea everyday (even though we paid for it.) I will say that this is not a four star resort and the prices charged for the accomodations reflect that. There is no air conditioning, and the food while good, is prepared by a cook, rather than a chef. However, the service and general ambiance, in my opinion, couldn't be beat.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

My wife and I are staying here for a week on an RCI exchange. We have been world travelers for the past 37 years and are away from our home base (traveling) @ 6 months every year...so...we have some basis for making a comparison.

We have stayed in B&B's throughout the civilized world..some barely OK and some, fantastic. Our Rosewood experience certainly qualifies it as a 2/3 on a 10 degree scale. (1) using it as an RCI exchange means that we are each being charged an extra daily fee of $13 for "breakfast" whether we eat/want it or not and we were no given prior notice. (2) the crowning thorn is the cavalier rudeness/unpprofessionalism of the breakfast wait staff and the poor-to non-existing cleaning/servicing of the bedroom.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

Our flights didn't get in until late so we called the day before to let the staff know. The Innkeeper set up a late arrival for us. Upon arrival we were pleased to find a exquisite room and she even left the fire place on for us, so the room was perfect for us to fall asleep in.

W stayed for a week. The staff was a fantastic group of young ladies that went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and it felt like home.

I would go back in a heart beat.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — There is no elevator
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Washington State
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

We booked our two nights there using RCI points. The amount of points we had to use seemed kind of high but we did it anyway. The outside of the Rosewood was torn up - digging up pipes or something so the outside appearance was not all that good. Once inside we felt better. The lobby, dining area and sitting room and breakfast and tea area are all nicely decorated with lots of art all around. Our room, up two floors of stairs, was actually nice. The room was almost overwhelmingly wallpapered with red flowers but I got used to it - including the high ceiling. The bathroom was a very pleasant surprise - it was huge with a huge soaking tub and a seperate glass enclosed shower - lots of room. There is a gas fireplace in the room which we could not figure out how to turn on the first night. The instructions we were given were incomplete. The second night it worked. The television is very small - probably less than 15" in a pleasant sitting area (couch and chair) - almost not visible from the bed across the room. They need to invest in some larger flat screen televisions. The staff was all young pleasant ladies who were helpful as they could be. There was a mandatory fee of $13 cdn per person per night for breakfast and afternoon tea. The breakfasts were quite nice served on china w/silver with an interesting variety. Afternoon tea was also nice with a sampling of teas and all this little sandwiches and desserts you might expect for the $13 fee - not bad though. Our particular room though not on the street was quite noisy. The firestation is only 1 block east and the firetrucks and aid cars are constantly leaving with full sirens throughout the night. The second night I used earplugs - better. We did have our window open for some air which probably didn't help any. There was no air conditioning. Yes, sometimes Victoria does get hot enough to require air conditioning. This could be a concern for summer visits. Overall the place is cute and I would stay there again. The location of the complex is only two blocks behind the Parliment building which is good. Yes, I recommend this place though it could use a few upgrades.

  • Liked — Location to inner harbor and decorating
  • Disliked — small tv, no air conditioning, no pool or hottub
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

The Rosewood's location cannot be beat! It is close enough to downtown and the Inner Harbour that walking to those locations is a pleasurable experience, but it is far enough away to get away from traffic noise. The rooms are comfortable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed a week, and would go back in a heartbeat!

One caveat to be aware of - if you book using a timeshare exchange, you have to pay an extra charge for breakfast, and you are served what they make (different each day but no choice of entrees). The breakfasts were very good, and if you have a food allergy, they will accommodate that. Afternoon tea is complimentary.

Off street parking is limited, but there is parking on the street in front of B&B, and there is a bus stop close by.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No choice of breakfast items
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

The staff at the hotel where super,but we found it quite disturbing that one of the waitresses daughters was sitting at the guests table because she was off school she was served as if a guest and another member of staff and her husband and baby and his pram also sat at the breakfast table,sadly her husband did not even bother to iron his shirt and looked quite scruffy each day, lowering the tone of the timeshare,they where staying there because of problems with their accommodation ,the dining room is small and not everyone wants to make small talk with a young girl of about ten who is randomly placed at your table, she was also on the reception desk playing computer games on one occassion,,the food was excellent,but who wants rice pudding,cheese scones and apple pancakes for breakfast with no other choice?and that was all on one morning,there is a great potential for this resort but the breakfast menu needs to be more varied, our stay of three days was enough as there is not enough cupboard space for longer, I would recommend the location but the whole place needs to be jacked up to international standards

Stayed March 2008
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Portland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

The Inn was beautifully quaint and clean. We enjoyed our room, the Avignon, very much.
What we did not enjoy were the following:
1) We lost hot water for our showering the last 3 days of our stay. The staff was relatively inept at knowing what to do. We finally convinced them to let us use a shower in another room.
2) The wireless internet service was WOEFULLY slow - rendering it almost useless. It's a very cheap investment these days to get a fast wireless connection. I assume many of your guests come from the U.S. and also abroad. Many international travelers use the internet to call home to avoid the major hassles and charges of making phone calls directly through land lines.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this quaint and lovely place. But I strongly urge them to make sure they have your plumbing issues figured out.

  • Liked — Cute, quaint rooms
  • Disliked — Hot water didn't work
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 595 Michigan St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1S7, Canada (Formerly Holland House)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
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Ranked #36 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
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Hotel Class:3 star — Rosewood Victoria Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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