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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

2 minute drive from ferry to parking lot, right by the harbor, parliament building, easy walk to downtown. Stayed in the Notre Dame room. No views, but I chose that for the price. Beautiful woodwork & lamps in the mansion, very quiet all night.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few steps from the Black Ball ferry dock, this is a perfect location for leaving the car and walking around all the sights of Victoria (with the exception of Butchart Gardens which is 17 or so miles out of town). We had a queen room on the second floor. The room, the lobby and the other rooms were... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Gatsby mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such the installation of air conditioning is verboten. Victoria cools down nicely at night even when the temperatures are hot during the day. Our location affords us the luxury of the breezes from the ocean and as well all... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfecto location near center and near fishermans warf. Also in front of Coho ferry. Very nice an authentic building, you feel like being in a novel. Roons should be better decorated, the best one with four posted bed. Breakfast buffet included in the next building but poor and not varied. Receprion in the next building, Huntingdon manor, really kind and... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. There have been cosmetic improvements made to the rooms and public areas of the Mansion. We are now starting to refurbish each guestroom on an individual basis with different colour schemes in each of the nine rooms. Our breakfast buffet has over 30 items geared to those... More 

Silver Point, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Pendray Suite and felt it was the most perfect room in Victoria. Yes the Inn is old, there is no air-conditioning or elevator; but it as a true gem of history. We had a balcony overlooking the harbor and a first hand feel of being involved in everything that was going on; but we were sitting... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion was a family home built in the 1890's and has the status of a heritage site. Installing an elevator or air conditioning is verboten.The charm of the Mansion is the authenticity and uniqueness of the stain glass, the wood throughout and the Victorian... More 

Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of pastries was very poor: smoked salmon pinwheels very dry; macaroons were tasteless. We did not want to pay high prices for high tea at Empress, but we were very disappointed here. Don't always pick the cheapest venue for high tea. Location on veranda was excellent, but unfortunately the food tasted awful

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Gatsby Mansion. We sincerely apologize that you felt that the food was unacceptable. Our sandwiches and scones are made on a daily basis and our pastries are likewise fresh for each individual tea. It is unclear if you expressed your concerns to the server.We would have been pleased... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Gatsby is located near the Inner Harbor, so right in the center of everything. The service is attentive and excellent. Included breakfast is a good buffet and the grounds are lovely. We stayed in Bedroom 3 in the Gatsby Mansion building. It was decorated with antiques and reproductions, including a high, four-poster bed. But it is a 100 year... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such has certain restrictions. The installation of air conditioning and elevator access is verboten. We ensure that this information is clearly displayed on our web page description. As well, our staff relays this information to people who are calling in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DEEP DISAPPOINTMENT. FIRST I;M A BRIT I KNO HI TEA. THE GATSBY is a lovely VICTORIAN MANSION so THE SETTING for HI TEA was PERFECT. TRADITIONAL JAZZ played in the background, but did not drown out conversation. SERVICE was ATTENTIVE. THE DISHES looked like ROYAL ALBERT butwere made in CHINA. poor qualityTY. 3 BLACK TEAS were offered we picked DARJEELING,... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. Our selection of teas come from Singapore and offer a variety of tastes that appeal not only to those who like black tea but others who prefer a more delicate blend. While we appreciate that afternoon tea is symbolic with British tradition,... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had high tea on the veranda. The tea was very good lots of section for tea. My husband had the traditional high tea. I ordered the west coast and our son had the mommy and me I believe it was called. My west coast tea serving was $42.00 my husbands $38.00 and our sons was $14.00. The tea was... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your tea experience at the Pendray Restaurantin the Gatsby Mansion. Sipping tea on the veranda overlooking our gardens brings one back to a time when having afternoon tea was a ritual with families and friends. Your comments are appreciated. We hope to see you back again either on the porch or in the Mansion! More 

Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was a fun, old mansion near the harbor. it has beautiful grounds and is very nice although room was eclectic and bathroom bad for a family. Tiny! It was clean though and fun....very quiet and peaceful yet central.enjoyed the breakfast the next day. Loved grounds of mansion and flowers, etc. for the price a good value too I an... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion will be undergoing some refurbishments which will include improving the bathrooms. The Mansion is an historic site and as such cosmetic changes will be continuing to further enhance the comfort of our guests. Your comments are valuable to us. Thank you for taking the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had gone my sister and her daughter and me and my daughter for High Tea. It was amazing experience and affordable. The service was so great and they explain all the different types of Tea's. The tray had many different finger sandwiches and deserts. We were all full at the end. It was moneys worth. The atomsphere was great.... More 

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding having high tea in the Pendray Restaurant. Our variety of teas are from Singapore and are unique to Victoria. As well our high tea menu offers a generous selection of sandwiches, scones and desserts guaranteed to make you feel satisfied. The Mansion is the perfect venue for high tea in Victoria. The ambience and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nothing feels more like Victoria than the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is comprised of two buildings: The Gatsby House and the Judges House. Both buildings are over 100 years old with elegant gardens and fountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gatsby Mansion

Address: 309 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Price Range: $95 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gatsby Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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