We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights early in September 2008. Overall it was a disappointment. The hotel is dated and overall not very clean. It is an old building and desperately needs renovation. The indoor pool was not inspiring and you need to report first to the reception to get a towel.
The location is nowhere near to the “City Centre”. It is a solid 40 minutes walk and through uninteresting, and actually not very safe area. We normally walk a lot while on vacation and don’t mind being a bit away from the action. But after one try, we used the car.
The free internet provided in the lobby has only one computer. It only worked on first evening, than it broke, and we were told that because it is weekend it will not be repaired until Monday. So goodby free internet.
The room was just barely cleaned. Harder to access areas and corners were actually filthy. The sliding window could not be closed. Luckily we were on the upper floor. Walls are thin and depending on luck who your neighbor is, you may, or may not have a good sleep.
There is a restaurant adjacent to the hotel, which actually looked decent, but we did not use it.
Overall a big disappointment, and it was not that cheap. To add insult to injury, the hotel charged us on checkout an extra $2.49 per night for energy charge! While not much in overall cost, it is very annoying. What else are they going to add? A cleaning fee? Hot water use?
We will not stay there again and would not recommend to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an 80 room boutique style hotel, centrally located on the Gorge Waterway only minutes to the Inner Harbour. Our rates very competitive and we offer exceptional value for money. Our features include: Free Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Fitness Room, Kitchen Suites, Free Parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson City Hotel Victoria
- Howard Johnson Victoria
- Victoria Howard Johnson