This is my first time to have stayed at this hotel but in previous visits I have ventured into the building. The experience was good and I am glad we got to stay here. This chain has premier locations all over the world and they try to run a tight ship, but being corporate they lack individuality. Yes, the building is an attraction but service can be dull, valet parking (the only way to get in an out) is slow, you pay for internet and you must be prepared that you might not get a room that faces the harbour and instead one that faces other hotels.
I suppose this visit felt like going to a great aunt's home with all her fine china and antiques on display, she pours you tea and gives you biscuits but can't remember your name.
Do stay here to say you have done it, your will be glad you did but maybe after that you will visit a local boutique establishment the next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour. This landmark hotel features turn of the century architecture, classic beauty and an unrivaled location on the water. It features the highly acclaimed Willow Stream Spa regarded as one of the best spas in Canada. Food lovers can sample the English ritual of Afternoon Tea, savour the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room. The Fairmont Empress offers wireless internet access in all guestrooms, and it is complimentary for our Fairmont President's Club members, free to join. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Empress
- Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Victoria
- Victoria Fairmont
- Fairmont Empress Hotel