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Lunch was at the beautiful, ultra-elegant Empress Hotel ... what I call "silverware left over" kind of dining. I couldn't figure out the need for 3 knives, so I had one left after my delicious fish and chips. **smile** We were on our own for the afternoon and evening, so we walked the short distance from the Empress to the Inner Harbor. Cecil had …
What a beautiful city! Our first view, driving off the ferry, was the hanging baskets. They're all over the city, and give it such a colorful, cared-for look. On the way to our hotel, we drove past the Houses of Parliament with a totem pole on the lawn. The native people of Canada are called "First Nations". The view from our hotel was exceptional …
The most-famous member of our tour group was Brad Anderson of Lincoln. He's the early morning meteoroligist for KOLN-KGIN-TV. He and his wife, Laura, were the hosts for our group. It was his commercial for this tour that first got us interested. I'd tried finding tours online, but wasn't comfortable making that choice on my own. I've heard horror …
Our day began with a long breakfast buffet in our Seattle Hotel. We boarded our motor coach and drove along the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles, Washington. We immediately noticed the difference in the trees. We admired the beautiful evergreens all along our drive, typical of our entire trip. Before boarding the ferry to Victoria, BC, we had …
... along the beach path and ended back at Fisherman's Wharf and then Downtown Victoria. It was an awesome walk and Mom kept up with me all the way.
At Beacon Hill Park, I noticed some art just leaning up against a fence. I thought the art looked nice so took a picture of them. The art was some near some really big trees (think the trees are Red Cedar). We also saw our friendly ducks in the park once again - plus some turtles. The orange fish was still in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Executive House Hotel Victoria
We spent July 12, 13 and 14 in a two bedroom ocean view unit on the fourteenth floor. We were very pleased with the unit. It had one large master bedroom with a king size bed with a walk-in closet that was so large that it had a mirrored seated vanity and room for the luggage. The second bedroom had two twin beds and a tv. There was only one bathroom. All rooms had a lovely view of the Parliment Buildings (especially at night) and the ocean over the Empress Hotel. During our stay, it was not noisy unlike another recent review.
I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel twice in the last 6 months. February and June 2005.
We stayed here for two nights last October while we were touring around, we stayed in a few other hotels in various parts of the country but I think this was my favourite of the hotels!
It has a great location, very close to the bus station and all the shops/pubs etc. We had a great view from our room and the room itself couldn't really be faulted. Very quiet, comfy beds, very clean, full kitchen and the complimentary newspaper every morning was a nice touch. There were a few restaurants attached to the hotel which were very popular, although we never ate there ourselves.
The staff were all very helpful and friendly - all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definately stop there again!
A very well-located hotel, close to the key attractions. Room was adequate but overall had a tired, dark and characterless feel that generally applied to the whole hotel. However, staff were friendly and helpful especially the youthful and energetic concierge. The free shuttle van to and from the ferry pier was much appreciated.
After checking into the Grand Dominion, seeing the room, and panicking, I call the Executive House where we had a great experience last year.
Great location ... but little else
Location ... location ... location ... in this case directly behind the Empress ... is the best thing about the Executive Housel. The building and furnishings are tired ... no, very tired. There are many places offering better value for money in Victoria.
My husband, dog and I recently stayed at the Executive House Hotel. All in all we found the hotel to be very nice. Parking is only $2 a day which is pretty good too...
About 10 years ago, my now wife and our dog made the journey (via car) from Phoenix to Victoria. Our dog, being 45 pounds was not welcome in most establishments, even though that is an average size dog. The executive house, made us feel welcome and treated us like valued guests and not those Americans with the large dog. Food is excellent. Views were great. Rooms were nice. Elevators are a little smaller than some large American hotels, but that just allowed us to chat a bit (tourists are the few that do) with our fellow riders. It was amusing how some interacted with the dog.
They saved our Vacation
We made last minute arrangements due to the terrible hotel (Dominion Grand). The team at the Executive House were great in finding us 2 rooms and at a great rate.
The hotel is close to everything and is also very clean. Very professional staff.
The restruants are also very good.
Diningroom and meals very good. This Hotel seems to be catering to the retired population who are staying for longer periods of the year. No pool and not a very private hot tub area as there are facitilies in the near location., for laundry.