The history associated with this place and its location are enough to bring u in--at least once.
We stayed two nights. First one in a 'Gold king suite' which had a great view of the harbour as anticipated and requested. The problem was that the suite is on the small and cramped side. The layout wasn't most user friendly.
In the middle of the summer u would hope the place would be air conditioned. Yes, the nights were comfortable but one would like to have the option of a/c for the amount that you pay. Only my relatives and friends with whom I stay for free get to me tell me to do without the A/C ;).
The second night was in a another king suite without a harbour view. This suite was more open and had two baths and was cheaper than the Gold suite. You don't get access to the lounge though which was well-stocked and worth the Gold upgrade.
The location, interior and exterior of the hotel are iconic. As I said, it's worth a try at least once. Make ur own opinion after u have stayed here.
- 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