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160 Upper Ganges Rd, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2S2 Canada
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Ganges
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4.7
Value
4.2
Hastings House Country House Hotel is an enchanting and idyllic luxury country resort, spa, and restaurant situated on 22 verdant acres of waterfront property overlooking Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy luxury accommodations, exemplary service, renowned dining, and relaxing spa treatments in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Our extensive grounds and flower gardens are ideal for pleasant strolls while our vegetable garden provides fresh, organic, farm-to-table produce for our award-winning restaurant. Serene and tranquil, Hastings House is the ideal location from which to explore the regional natural beauty or to quietly relax amid the warmth and creativity of Salt Spring Island. All of our rooms include; a fresh cut flower bouquet from our gardens upon arrival, fresh muffins delivered each morning, a full, made-to-order hot breakfast, daily afternoon tea and treats, evening turndown service, and complimentary shuttle service upon arrival and departure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Tennis court offsite
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, French
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Dean W wrote a review Sep 16
Birch Bay, Washington109 contributions59 helpful votes
Salt Spring Island is a real treasure--and the Hastings House is a lovely base from which to explore it. The grounds are beautiful, our room was spacious and well-equipped, the restaurant was excellent and--most of all--the staff were superb. The reception staff, housekeepers, restaurant waitstaff and gardeners all went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They all seemed to have a genuine pride in the property and all seemed genuinely happy to tell us about the features and history of the place. Our room was one of the hillside suites, with a private balcony that had a commanding view over Ganges Harbour, a comfortable bed and a spacious, well-equipped bath. If you have any trouble navigating steps and stairs, one of the accommodations on the lower part of the property might be more suitable. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent. The breakfast chef does wonderfully creative things with eggs and at dinner the wine list has some fine Salt Spring Island and Okanagan choices. It's an easy walk into Ganges village, which is good since parking in Ganges can be difficult. The island is a lovely place. I highly recommend Ruckle Provincial Park, which has scenic trails and great views of the Gulf Islands. And Garry Oaks Winery is worth a visit (great pinot noir!). And closer to home, the hotel's gardens are a delight to stroll through. We'll be back as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Alan Lawley, General Manager at Hastings House Country House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Dean W. Thank you for your wonderful comments and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and Salt Spring Island. All the best and hope to see you soon. Alan Lawley General Manager
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Sandie P wrote a review Aug 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom240 contributions102 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The hotel is in a perfect location with spectacular views . The staff were very helpful , polite and friendly , a delight to deal with . We had two amazing meals in the restaurant and cocktails on the terrace . The room was very spacious with every amenity. We can’t wait to go back .
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sandie: Thank you for your kind comments and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to my entire team. All the best and see you next year. Alan Lawley General Manager
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JohnM wrote a review Jul 2022
38 contributions34 helpful votes
Coming here as part of a biking tour, we were totally charmed. This is deservedly a Relais & Chateau property, with charming cottages and suites for a small number of guests, situated at the edge of the marina, a stone's throw from the tiny town of Ganges on Salt Spring Island. It felt like old England or perhaps southern France: We stayed in the Post Cottage, which reminded us of Jemima Puddleduck: half-timbered, with a standing (electric) heating stove, the cottage set in the midst of a lovely garden. Breakfasts and dinners at the Hastings House manor restaurant were superb, by far the best food we had in the Vancouver islands, with excellent preparation of extremely fresh scallop and halibut; interesting breakfast eggs drizzled with pesto -- in short, high level food in the middle of almost nowhere. The staff was efficient, unfailingly pleasant, and down to earth.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello a3243: I am very pleased that you and your tour group enjoyed our property and all that it has to offer. We strive to ensure that every guest has a postive and enjoyable experience. I will certainly pass on your comments to my entire team. Warm regards. Alan Lawley General Manager
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jcz987 wrote a review Jul 2022
Denver, Colorado59 contributions79 helpful votes
Not at all a bad place. Some shortcomings in the service for the price, for sure. It’s now 7 pm, have been out of the room for 6 hours. Returned, and room was not made up. I called the front desk. No help. I’d understand, as I had the do not disturb sign up until 1 pm. Thing is, though, that the room instructions inside the room specifically say that they’ll make up the room if the sign is gone before 230. If true, exceptional service. In the breach, though? Sigh. View is nice though. Food is better than ok although very expensive Went to talk to a front desk clerk earlier about a day on the town. . Wife said ‘that’s the not nice one; was hoping for a different one’. So I guess that’s that. Some things great. Other things less than….
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello JCZ7: Thank you for your feedback and please accept my apology regarding your recent stay. We strive to exceed guest expectations in our service and communications. I have reviewed your comments with my team to ensure that the error does not occur again. All the best and we look forward to your visit next season. Regards. Alan Lawley General Manager
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MapleRidge2 wrote a review Jun 2022
san diego55 contributions39 helpful votes
Nineteen years ago my wife and I had our first meal on Saltspring island at the Hastings House. It was the last leg of our honeymoon and we had become mesmerized by the island. The meal capped the day. A few days ago my wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary at the same restaurant, same table. (We now live on the island most of the year.) The food was amazing! We both had halibut and shared a bottle of the local wine, a lovely Pinot Gris by Gary Oaks winery. The halibut was served with a creamy parmesan polenta and the flavor enhanced by the Dijon mustard glace. Everything was excellent including the low key yet attentive service by our waiter. Their reputation as the finest restaurant on the island is still intact! Many thanks to the staff, from reservations to desert, you were great.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hello MapleRidge2: Our entire team thanks you for your kind comments and are very pleased you could rejoin us after 19 years to celebrate your anniversary. Congratulations to you both and see you in the near future. Warm regards. Alan Lawley General Manager
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Chris24464 wrote a review May 2022
Milton, Canada10 contributions6 helpful votes
Hastings House is located in a beautiful setting on Salt Spring Island. My sister, cousin and I stayed for 4 nights at this charming property. The service was excellent, what one would expect from a Relais & Chateaux property. The food was superb. My sister is vegan so there's often a challenge when she travels to accommodate her dietary requirements. The Chef at the Hastings House however, went above and beyond to provide her with incredible vegan dishes - she was "over the moon".
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Chloe535 wrote a review Apr 2022
Owen Sound, Canada1 contribution
My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Hastings House. They gave us a a truly enchanting experience! Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and accommodating. It all began with Eli, our shuttle bus driver who gave us a rundown of Salt Spring Island. The welcome at reception was gracious and Karen walked us to our room and gave us time to absorb the grounds. Our first impression of the grounds made us think of an ethereal, bucolic fairy tale like setting. Our room faced the meadow. The decor was timeless and included fresh flowers, chocolate, robes for each of us, warm muffins at the door early in the morning. Breakfast service was welcoming, they made it a point to give each guest a view of the harbour. The service was prompt, friendly and accommodating, Teal was our server the 1st day. Dinner was excellent and Serenity our server was animated and pleasant. Ky ended our stay with arranging a shuttle back to the ferry with an easy no rush check-out. If you want a memorable stay in Salt Spring Island the Hastings House is the place to be!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jacqueline C wrote a review Mar 2022
28 contributions17 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at this property. The property itself is charming. We loved our 2 storey suite (West Farmhouse) as well as the views of the harbour. My massage and facial in the spa was also excellent. However, overall, we did not feel we received value for the price, and having stayed at many Relais & Chateaux hotels, several elements of the experience were underperforming. The housekeeping services were poor. The first day it took 3 calls to have our room cleaned. The excuse was given that the do not disturb sign was on the door but this was not the case. When the room was finally cleaned at 5 pm, they did not do a thorough job. Garbages were not empties. Used water glasses were not replaced. Furniture, which had been moved to accommodate the pullout bed, was not put in its proper place. Also, turndown service was not offered. I have never stayed at a Relais & Chateaux property which did not provide turndown service. It meant we either had to make our daughter’s pull our bed ourselves or have the bed set up in the room during the day, which somewhat defeats the purpose of having a living room. The restaurant was also not up to Relais & Chateaux standards. Certain main courses on the dinner menu, such ad scallops on Caesar salad, belonged on a lunch menu. we dined at Hastings House twice and the meals were just ok. We had a far superior dinner at the House of Piccolo in town. The breakfasts were bad and the breakfast menu did not have much selection. An eggs Benedict and a waffle or pancake dish should be added to the menu. Some of the staff were unprofessional or improperly trained. For instance, while we were reading in the lounge area by the bar we could hear staff talking amongst themselves about personal matters in a very loud voice. For the price, we would have expected better service and a superior dining experience. We would not stay at this property again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Erinhaley wrote a review Oct 2021
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
I received this stay as a gift, and what a gift it was! The property is beautifully laid out and well maintained. The veiws of Ganges Harbour from our private balcony were breath taking and the room was perfectly laid out with thoughtful touches throughout. Our breakfast was delicious, the view beautiful, and the service friendly, and warm. Our server even gave us a great suggestion on where to go for a lovely beach walk. From start to finish, it was a fantastic stay and we will be back in the future!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2021
Montreal, Canada70 contributions19 helpful votes
Kyle at the reception made magic to find us a room and a table since we failed to properly confirm our two night stay. Very professional welcome. Great food and hat a view. The rooms are comfy and modern. The place is well located with a very cool pub a few stairs below. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$368 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaSalt Spring IslandGanges
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hastings House Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Salt Spring Island's Saturday Market (0.6 miles), Ganges Inner Harbour (0.5 miles), and Jill Louise Campbell Fine Art Gallery (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant House Piccolo, Barb's Bakery & Bistro, and Tree-House Cafe.
Does Hastings House Country House Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hastings House Country House Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hastings House Country House Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Hastings House Country House Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hastings House Country House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Salt Spring Island.
Are pets allowed at Hastings House Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hastings House Country House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.