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Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada

721 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-384-8111
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721 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-384-8111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nice and has the historical feel to it. The rooms are small for the price you pay. I had just stayed at the Jasper Park Lodge recently. Night and day between the two.

Thank TravellingCato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful mix of historic and contemporary design. If you can time your visit to be there for High Tea you'll be in for a treat. Great grounds with topiary and bee hives. Views of the marina and BC Parliament building. Cute (but pricey) gift shop....More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always LOVE the atmosphere of this hotel. Beautiful, convenient location on the inner harbor. We won't miss the 'Tea' next time we visit. Walked through today and EVERYONE was loving their experience and the food looked amazing.

Thank itsmepoulsbo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice room but teenie tiny for a Kind Deluxe. Get the Concierge floor. It is a madhouse in the lobby. Visitors. The Tea was outrageous $$$ for what we got. The location is the 10's. our TV didn't work great. The maids...More

Thank Karen1949622
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's beautiful, but not as impressive without its ivy. Too expensive and better places to stay. Magnolia hotel and spa. Take the tour or just walk around inside and out for free.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't ask for a better location for summer getaway. awesome food, amazing service and the place/hotel has a classic touch of its own.

Thank travloggr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here on a stroll through Victoria. Beautiful big, old hotel on the harbour with great views out on the water.

Thank Cantal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and amazing building, very central, boring tour for the kids, great spot to click pictures, loved it

Thank Kabir C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little taken back when I first saw the Empress Hotel without the ivy. But after two days I saw the original building which is a masterpiece!

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and amazing hotel to stay with wonderful staff and experience. Part of Fairmont hotels. Must experience the afternoon tea here. Over night staff is amazing and very helpful at the front desk. Parking is $32 per night.

Thank Naresh S
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Marilyn W
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
same thing - we did Sushi and fish and chips when we were there - sorry.
August 23, 2016|
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Response from saildancer0711 | Reviewed this property |
We specifically asked at Buchart Gardens and they said the flowers here bloom almost all year. Most places are wheelchair accessible, including Butchart Gardens.
Andre G
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
no tennis courts. There are tennis courts in Beacon Hill Park a couple of blocks away but not sure of the condition of them. Hope this helps and enjoy your visit. if I can help anymore just ask.