We stayed for two nights in a harbor view suite at the V.R. The view was absolutely gorgeous; it was hard for us to bring ourselves to close the curtains at night and go to sleep because we were mesmerized, just lying all cuddled up in the (comfiest!) king-size bed and watching the lights on the water and the cars driving by in the distance.
The staff were friendly and helpful throughout, even the maids were friendlier and more cheerful than I've ever encountered in a hotel before. The ladies working in the breakfast cafe were awesome and seemed to have a real rapport withe the guests who'd been staying longer term.
The continental breakfast actually stood out a lot for me. I've been to much more expensive 5-star hotels who still consistently serve a bit of that cheap three fruit salad and stale pastries and call it your complimentary continental breakfast without a hint of irony. The Victoria Regent had a great spread of options every morning. Plenty of grains, cereals on the scale from very healthy to sugary kids cereal, hot oatmeal, yogurts, cottage cheese, fresh fruits and fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, coffee, juice and a wide selection of teas. We were fully fueled up for our adventures each day.
We stayed in a suite because we had a coupon for it. I don't think I'd choose a suite again on a two-night stay as we really only needed the room for sleeping, showering and leaving our suitcases, but if I were staying longer on business then I would love to have a suite at the V.R. The furnishings are simple, but comfortable and stylish. The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the tools you'd need to prepare your own meals.
The hotel is very well situated beside the downtown center and a very short walk to the main tourist attractions like the museum and the parliament building.
I highly recommend this little gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted one of the top 20 hotels in Canada by Conde Nast readers, this exclusive downtown waterfront hotel offers discerning guests the luxurious comfort of spacious suites overlooking Victoria’s vibrant Inner Harbor. Our location is second to none and the suites are perfect for a romantic getaway or the mini vacation you so richly deserve. Relax with an in-suite spa treatment, play a round of golf or explore the many elegant shops, superb restaurants and the Royal BC Museum, all within easy walking distance from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Victoria
- Victoria Regent