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Magnolia Hotel And Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   623 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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“Fabulous Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I originally tried to book at the Marriot and it was full so I decided to try the Magnolia. I am so glad I did. This hotel is centrally located and is within 2 blocks from the bus station. We had taken Greylines/Ferry from Vancouver and were able to walk to the hotel from the bus station. The room was clean and we had free wifi. The workout room is very tiny. The restaurant attached to the Hotel, Catalano has really good food and is reasonably priced. We ate there our first night. Our stay included breakfast and it was a full breakfast. Eggs, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal. We would definitely stay here again. Also the restaurant across the street from the hotel is very good too. It's farm to table. A little pricey but very good.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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MagnoliaHtl, Director of Sales at Magnolia Hotel And Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Lablover99,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our central location! We do have many great restaurants close by, and so glad you had the opportunity to try Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar.

We hope to welcome you back again sometime!

Warm regards,
Ronette Nyhan
Director of Sales
sales@magnoliahotel.com
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed here with my wife and daughter for 1 night. The staff were extremely helpful, particularly when I changed the reservation at short notice and when we were trying to get Air Canada to deliver a missing piece of luggage. The room was clean, spacious and had everything we needed.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

As soon as we checked into this place my girlfriend and I knew we were in for a treat.

The staff at the counter were as courteous as could be. The lobby had some great, free, refreshments, and the washroom was immaculate.

After a fast and friendly check-in we headed up to our rooms. Upon entering we literally gasped. The room was beautiful. There was a box of quality Roger's chocolates waiting for us, along with a couple apples and more chocolates. It was a welcome surprise. The room also had a huge, luxurious bed and a warm fireplace. We loved the bathroom too. The tub was larger than normal and it had a shower separate from the bath. The turn down service was nice too. The staff came in and tucked the sheets for us, leaving a chocolate behind as they did.

Let's not forget the breakfast either. For a free breakfast you couldn't ask for more. Very high quality and tons of food and juice options. Loved it.

All in all it was a VERY romantic, very comfortable stay. And you can't beat how close it is to everything in the harbor. This was far and away one of the finest hotels I've ever stayed at. Five stars all around!

Room Tip: Seventh floor rooms are definitely the cream of the crop. You'll have to pay a little extra for...
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Loved the hotel & everything about it was just top notch!! Thank you so much for providing excellent service & making our stay unforgettable. We'll definitely come back in the future and will recommend Magnolia to others!

Location is perfect, just around the corner from the Empress hotel (which is soooo close to everything!). Also, Magnolia boutique hotel has been newly renovated & thus has very modern appeal and super comfy beds & pillows!! LOVED IT ALL!! Includes small perks (which we all love & want!!): plate of chocolates, fruits, and water on your arrival, some more chocolaty goodness before you go to bed (part of nightly turndown service) to make sure you have very sweet dreams & some packages include a deluxe buffet breakfast at their Catalano italian restaurant (which is delish & has everything you'd possibly want to eat for breakfast).

Thank you so much again for making our stay perfect in every way~!! :)))))

Room Tip: All of the rooms are awesome, just read on their website (all newly renovated and amazing, have ever...
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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MagnoliaHotelGM, General Manager at Magnolia Hotel And Spa, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Marynko1,

Thank you so much for the lovely review which our team had the pleasure of reading this morning.

It was a pleasure to have you with us, and I'm thrilled that your stay was "perfect" and that you really enjoyed the many little touches we offer.

I hope we see you again soon, and it would be my pleasure to be of personal assistance at any time at gm@magnoliahotel.com or 250 412 8480

Sincerely,

Bill Lewis
General Manager
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Email: gm@magnoliahotel.com
Tel: 250 412 8480
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel for 3 nights on our last visit , our room 708 ,was something else
so well decorated,beds were great so were the pillows.
complimentary breakfast from 6 - 10 great asst.
Easy walking to shopping, attractions, dining
This was our second stay here, will return again when in this area

  • Stayed June 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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MagnoliaHotelGM, General Manager at Magnolia Hotel And Spa, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Lib,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind review and thank you for choosing The Magnolia Hotel & Spa.
I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Room 708 (Diamond Level City View w/ 2 Queen Beds).

I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Victoria

Warm Regards,

Bill Lewis
General Manager
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Email: gm@magnoliahotel.com
Tel: 250 412 8480
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

What can you say. Great room. Great service.The rooms numbers that end in 06 (706,606 etc) have a window that opens with the best view. I stayed in room 606. Easy walking to many attractions, resturants, and night life.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MagnoliaHotelGM, General Manager at Magnolia Hotel And Spa, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you Pilotfxe for staying with us and for taking the time to share your review online.

I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed Room 605 (Diamond Level View Room w/ 2 Queen Beds), and that our team was able to move your check out to 1pm to accommodate what I'm sure was a great trip whale watching!

I will also pass along your kind feedback to Carmen in Catalano's on her great service!

Thank you again for choosing The Magnolia Hotel & Spa.
I hope we can welcome you back again to Victoria and the hotel.

Please let me know if I can be of personal assistance at any time,

Sincerely

Bill Lewis
General Manager
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Email: gm@magnoliahotel.com
Tel: 250 412 8480
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North Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was looking for a hotel in Victoria British Columbia that was a decent price and close to the harbor since we were arriving by float plane. After reading a lot of reviews of local hotels, we chose the Magnolia. We were very pleased. We walked from the float plane terminal to the hotel, and were greeted by the doorman. We were able to check in early and get right to our room. We were in room 605, and it was great. There is a working fireplace in the room, a nice view of the harbor, and very comfortable beds. I would also like to mention, that check out time is 12:00 Noon, and we were going on a whale watching tour that did not return until noon. We asked if we could stay in the room until 1:00 to allow us time to return from the whale watching and to change before our flight. It was no problem! The Staff is GREAT!
As for the dinning room, we had Carmen, was fantastic, and the food was outstanding!
If you are in the area, stay at the Magnolia!

Room Tip: Room 605 has a nice view, and a working fire place
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  • Stayed June 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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Address: 623 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Victoria
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria
#2 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#3 Spa Hotel in Victoria
#4 Family Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Magnolia Hotel And Spa 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown Victoria’s Favourite Boutique Hotel.Beautifully refreshed new guest rooms with plush textures, elegant patterns and raw-silk inspired walls. Outstanding location, just 2 blocks from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour and in the heart of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment. Tranquil Spa Magnolia and the exciting new Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar. The kind of undistracted attention you can only receive in a boutique hotel with just 64 rooms. ... more   less 
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