This hotel is gorgeous! Yes, it's old but updated where it needs to be. The beds were comfy although the two double beds were small for my 11-year-old son husband and myself. Might try for a king plus a rollaway if we are lucky enough to again.
The people who work here were lovely. Everyone from the front desk personnel to Brian, the waiter in The Bengal Lounge were so friendly and genuine.
My son and nephew had a great time at the pool but commented that there was a LOT of chlorine. They had really red eyes. That is kind of common at hotels and we usually bring goggles but forgot them.
The location is ideal, right on the harbour and in easy walking distance of so many sights, restaurants and shopping.
Would definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. The Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, has just unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration.This luxury hotel offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. ... 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