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Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Quito, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“High quality rooms”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed there for two nights. Rooms are high quality, with a very spacious bath room and heated floor. Service is very kind. Located in a high end residential area, 15 minutes away from Downtown, its perfect if you have car. There is a beautiful marina and whale watching tours and other excursions that depart from the hotel, so you don't have to worry about going to downtown logistics for this. My family enjoyed much the spa area and the pool, right on the beach front, while I preferred to learn more about the city chatting with the bartender and tasting wine at a very lively bar overlooking the bay.

Room Tip: Choose and oceanfront room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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OBBH_Team, General Manager at Oak Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Dear BernardoT49
We are so pleased that you chose the Oak Bay Beach Hotel as your home away from home while visiting Victoria, BC. Thank you for all your kind words about our location, service and hotel facilities. We do hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again soon so you can learn more about our beautiful city while enjoying a sip or two overlooking the bay!
Our best,
Michelle Le Sage
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed August 29, 2014

We used to stay at the Empress in Victoria ... no more. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a very upscale oceanfront hotel about 10 minutes drive from downtown Victoria. Friendly staff. Good service. Exceptional rooms. Water view rooms are worth the splurge. The Snug Pub serves good food in a casual atmosphere (no kids allowed though). Spectacular swimming pool and hot tubs right on the ocean. Only downside: you are not downtown so you will need a car if you want to see any attractions.

Room Tip: Any water view room will be worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed here while taking my oldest to UVic. Usually stay at Empress but it was too expensive. So tried this hotel and it did not dissappointed! Rooms were large, clean and nicely appointed. Bathroom was huge! Mini kitchen was great - with toaster, fridge, microwave etc. Mineral pools outside are open 24hours with stunning views. Formal restaurant is first class. Pub is lovely but service was slow at breakfast but food was tasty. If you're in a hurry you'd be better off in Kate's cafe. Staff were very helpful giving us directions. This location is great if you have a car as its not in downtown Victoria. We will definetly stay here again!! Free parking and wifi as well!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a luxury hotel on the Bay side of Victoria. The hotel is very first class. The room we had was a king full ocean view room. Our balcony looked out onto the Bay and the view was lovely. The balcony reminded us of being on a cruise ship balcony. It faced east so we could sit outside in the evening and just enjoy. The room had all upscale furnishings. The bathroom had a separate shower and tub. The tub was a soaker tub with an opening looking into the room so that you could watch tv and soak at the same time. We ate breakfast in their dining room. It was good. We ate one evening meal in their casual dining room. It was a very British meal (potatoes, roast beef, gravy) but good. The only drawback to this hotel might be that it was not downtown where the action is. We did not mind because we had a car but if you don't then you might want to stay closer to downtown.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We just completed our two day stay at what is probably the nicest and most up to date resort in the greater Victoria. Our room was spacious and the view is unsurpassed. Pool is 86 degrees and the two mineral baths are a perfect 102-104 degrees. We didn't use the spa, but it offers many different services. The Thursday night food and wine pairing is a must! When you are finished with the food and wine you are entertained by a female vocalist (and two surprises that I won't mention). The Snug bistro has a fine view to go along with the fine food. Mr Gary Dudley will gladly introduce you to all the fantastic features of the property. The owner, Mr Walker spent more than an half hour with us just talking about the good life. Our stay was too short, but we will stay longer next time.
If you are in Victoria, don't miss this gem!
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Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Staff are helpful and courteous. Surroundings gorgeous. Views great. Food very good. Eating options limited with children.
Beautiful lobbies and lounges for sitting, reading. Easy parking. Courtesy car service for pickup and drop off.

Room Tip: Some rooms look onto the ocean
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our room was amazing! Truly refreshing to get such an awesome room. The style and decor were stunning. The room rate was very reasonable and we truly got our money's worth. The facilities were great - the mineral pools were so relaxing! Highly recommend! Book ahead for the Spa, though, as they are very busy and may be booked up.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Property: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Address: 1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2N2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oak Bay Beach Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a spectacular five-star boutique resort and spa. Enjoy fine dining in The Dining Room, a dinner show or movie in the David Foster Foundation Theatre, hot drinks and housemade treats in Kate's Cafe, pub fare in The Snug (a local legend), or a relaxing soak in one of the three seaside hot mineral baths while watching whales breach offshore. Onsite adventure activities, a sommelier, in-room chefs, catering & conference facilities and event planning also available. Each stay includes: complimentary parking, WiFi, local telephone calls, full access to our seaside hot mineral baths, steam sauna and fitness studio, turndown service and movie channels. ... more   less 
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