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Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 22, 2006

My favorite of 4 hotels for the total vacation. This is the perfect location, you can walk to everything. If you bring a car, you will appriciate the free parking lot. The rooms are so nice with a great bed (and a nice blanket, like one you would have at home). They aren't air conditioned and I was worried that our south facing room would heat up, so they brought us two fans (not even needed), extra pillows and anything we asked for. They were so very pleasant even though it was Victoria Symphony Splash weekend and everything was hectic. The room had a handy refrigerator and it all had a luxury feel for a standard rate. I did get a better rate booking directly with the hotel site than on travelocity or any of those other travel sites. Did I mention the bagpipes..........

  • Liked — the bed was even more comfortable than my bed at home
  • Disliked — our room faced the sun so we couldn't open the curtains in the evening
  • Tips/Secrets — book through the hotel site for best price
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2006

By far the best hotel we stayed in on our three week trip to canada. Absolutely brilliant. The rooms are fantastic and have a very homely spacious feel, clean and well kept. The bed was the biggest I've seen and very comfortable indeed. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and the shuttle bus was really good too. Just say to the desk where you would like to go and they would take you there, no need for taxi. Location is smack bang in the middle of the harbour. Cant rate it high enough!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — visit the statue man
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Merced, California
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92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2006

Clean, comfortable, suites here. A very short distance to the Victoria harbor. Accomodating staff and comfy beds.

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Minneapolis, MN
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2006

We had a wonderful stay at the Royal Scot. The deluxe studio suite was absolutely perfect! Our suite had a great layout, with kitchen area and living room separate from sleeping area. If we would have had a longer stay than our two nights we could have made some of our own meals in our suite. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating .We would only stay at the Royal Scot when visiting Victoria again!

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank USAtraveler101
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Bucks, England
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2006

One of the best hotels I have stayed in! Friendly and efficient staff, good food, large clean rooms. My wife is Scottish and even she enjoyed the image it creates. The free shuttle bus is a fantastic benefit. Overall very good value in a great location in a great city.

  • Liked — friendly and helpful staff
  • Disliked — no aircon and it was hot and humid when we were there!
  • Tips/Secrets — use the shuttle bus! Also the Don Mee restaurant in China town was great!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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3 Thank englandabroad
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Issaquah, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2006

The Royal Scot was great despite an infrastructure problem this past weekend.

A water pipe burst at the hotel, so housekeeping wasn't able to clean all the rooms until the problem was corrected. As a result, our room wasn't ready at the normal 3:00 p.m. check-in time on Saturday. They asked us to check back in a few hours, and said we'd be getting a discount on our room rate because of the problem. They informed us of the discount without our asking them for it, which was a wonderful thing for them to do.

After we did some sightseeing in downtown Victoria and ate dinner, we returned to the hotel to find that our room was ready. We had a one-bedroom suite with two twin beds. The suite was huge and immaculate, and even the fold-out sofabed was comfortable. It was nice to have an open window to take advantage of the cool breeze and still not hear any street noise.

The staff phoned a cab company for me after I left my digital camera with all our photos on it in the cab when returning to the hotel. The cab (Bluebird) returned with the camera, and the driver refused an additional tip for returning the camera--so kudos to him, too.

When we checked out, we found out that the hotel gave us a much bigger discount than we thought they'd offer.

From the location just a couple of blocks from the Victoria Clipper landing, to the kilted painted bear outside the entrance to the hotel, to the gracious staff, to the immaculate room, everything about the Royal Scot was just perfect. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Liked — Huge room, cleanliness, wonderful staff
  • Disliked — Nothing comes to mind
  • Tips/Secrets — Check out the Hot Rates and Dates program on the hotel web site for reduced rates available by calling the hotel directly
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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7 Thank wanative57
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Chelmsford, UK
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2006

Perfectly situated for the harbour and town centre. The rooms were extremely large, very clean and fully equipped. We stayed here on the night of the celebrations for Canada Day . The Canadians certainly know how to clear up after such an event because we ventured our early for breakfast and there was not a piece of litter in sight. We decided to dine at "De Dutch" which is well known for its pancakes and omelettes - absolutely fantastic!!! We had a wonderful evening meal at Cafe Mexico (about 15 mins walk from hotel) which serves tasty food and great mango margaritas!!! Beware as the portions are large here. We would not hesitate in staying at this hotel again.

  • Liked — Location - close to Victoria harbour
  • Disliked — No air-conditioning - but we did have windows that opened
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Address: 425 Quebec St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W7, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Victoria
#15 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#15 Family Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Scot Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
See why so many people return to the Royal Scot time and time again! Immaculately clean, the Royal Scot is a service oriented hotel, ideal for couples and families alike. Make yourself at home in a Studio or One Bedroom Suite. Both offer a fully equipped kitchen and living room area. Just steps from Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, the Royal Scot offers free wi-fi as well as an indoor pool & hot tub, games room, gift shop and free downtown shuttle. ... more   less 
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