We love character inns--we go out of out way to stay at them. The amethyst was lovely on first appearance, but once inside the room kinda average. Perhaps we went in with too high expectations but the room really was just old not really special like the Gatsby Inn. The breakfast was excellent but the hosts made you feel at little on edge. They tried to be unobtrusive and wound up just making us feel unwelcome. This was in no way their intent but I would have liked to feel comfortable enough to converse with them and other guests, this was not the case. The other problem was the location. We had a vehicle, but what I love about Victoria is that it is such a great walking city but we were a little too far out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Truly Victorian Heritage InnAmethyst Inn is a fully-restored historic mansion dating from 1885. A few of our many features are 13 foot ceilings, period furniture and antiques. There are cosy fireplaces in most rooms. In the parlour we serve a full breakfast on antique crystal and china. To help you unwind there are jacuzzis in some of our rooms, and dont worry about your car: we have lots of secure, free parking on our property. ... more less