Inn at Laurel Point
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We had planned for a very early start today but with all the rain we decided that we probably wouldn't be hanging out in the parks as long as we had hoped. We got up and had hotel breakfast and then we were on the road by about 10.
Our first scheduled stop is in a small town called Hope. Despite the rain, we decide we want to see …
Started the day with breakfast at the Butchart Gardens with the heavenly scent of flowers everywhere. What a magical place would have to be one of the most beautiful places on earth all 55 acres of it. Spend the morning here and got lots of great photos. In the afternoon we did the whale watching excursion and saw Orcas', California seal lion, …
Today we travel over the majestic Cascade Range and alongside the Coast Mountains. We follow the Fraser River to the Pacific, where we cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry, cruising through the Gulf Islands to beautiful Vancouver Island. We then drive on to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and have a orientation tour of the city. That …
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After buying the tickets, we waited around the bus until 10:40 am for our tour to the Butchart Gardens which is around a half an hour away.
I took a picture of a old car with flowers in it - advertising the Butchart ...
... orange, expensive and delicious!! Nutella is the cheapest condiment so we are living off Nutella bread and pasta. Yum! Our parents would LOVE the gardens here! And the ample comic book stores would have a lot of our friends and family losing hours, along with hundreds of loonies and toonies, on the merchandise. Rach and liz... the cloths and shoes here are cheap and like nothing you get in Australia. We are thinking of you ...
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The views from the front entrance area are beautiful over looking the city.
Hotel is older but very well maintained.
Our king bed was nice and comfortable but once we opened the sofa bed, it was hard to move around the room. Better for a couple.
Overall the hotel was nice.
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Myself and my wife spent an anniversary getawaway last year at the Laurel Point,with another couple who share the same anniversary date, we all felt it was wonderful
"Very nice indeed"
My wife and I stayed there two nights last september; very nice weather by the way. We enjoyed it immensely, very large Japanese style room, enormous bath with dual shoji doors and increditible views of Inner Harbor with the Empress Hotel in the back ground. We highly recomend it.
Fine Hotel, highly recommended
Comfortable, excellent location, clean, great view, friendly staff, reasonable rates, good facilities, valet service, good food, prompt room service with food arriving hot. We stayed there in October 2003 and shall be back.
Just returned from Victoria (Oct, 2003) and had a wonderful time at the Laurel Point Inn. The room (apparently in the newer wing) was phenomenal with a floor to ceiling incredible view of the harbor. The minimalist Japanese furnishings were ideal and provided ample space to feel comfortable and not cramped. The bed was comfortable with good linens. There were three different phones to choose from. The grand bathroom was better than the one we had at a $900 Paris Hotel Las Vegas suite! The balcony overlooked the pond, garden, and harbor. I agree with the other reviewer that the pond looked murky, although there is no smell. Location was great, particularly since their hotel rooms were not facing any streets (some of the other high dollar hotels had rooms facing the main, busy street!); however, there are seaplanes throughout the day (but all the other hotels in the downtown area get the same noise, I would presume). We ate at the lounge (with ceiling to floor views) for two nights, loved the seafood and particularly enjoyed the piano singer (Heather MacLeod), who was adept at setting a romantic mood. Even the elevator had a window with a gorgeous view of the harbor! The only downside was the noticeably absent valet and the dingy self-parking lot, abeit free.
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Recently stayed at Laurel Point Inn. Great location and free parking.
Was put in the older wing which is looking a little worn. Plain simply furnished room that could have done with a make over but comfortable enough for a few nights. Had a small balcony that over looked the newer more modern wing making us feel like the poor relations but we did have a partial inner harbour view and were made to feel grateful for that by the check in desk!
The bathroom looked very good but house keeping left a lot to be desired on closer inspection - we ended up cleaning it again each day!
There are better places to stay.
We stayed at the Laural Point in for almost a week, July 2003. Our one bedroom suite was outstanding with a good view of the inner harbor but perhaps a bit of an overkill for a couple. The rooms are not cluttered and the furniture is modern with some Japanese overtones. The bathrooms are enormous and very well appointed. We felt the rooms were far superior and less expensive than comparable suites at the Empress, but that may be more a matter of taste - antiques vs. modern and small baths vs large ones. The seaplane traffic may bother some who demand absolute quiet but from our experience, all the hotels with rooms facing the harbor suffer from this. The breakfast package includes a gargantuan choice of fruits, meats, pastries, etc. and wonderful omelets. The housekeeping staff is excellent but if you like to nap in the afternoon, you may have to ask them to clean your room early. We think the LPI is the best in Victoria.
We recently stayed at Laurel Point Inn in July 2003. Our studio suite was in the newer wing (as some reviewers had recommended), had Japanese styled doors and beds, a huge marble tiled bathroom. The exterior of the hotel, with its modern design and distinctive bluish glass guardrails was very conspicious even from afar. There were 2 restaurants on site, although we didn't dine there as we were out during meal times and downtown Victoria presented way more dining options. Our studio suite room was large (for 3 of us), with fridge, hairdryer, lots of lights and decorations, and opened into a large Japanese garden with pond overlooking the scenic Victoria waterfront.
We stayed here in 1991 and it was the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. I still rave about it. Everyone was so nice and our room was unbelievable!! It overlooked the sculptured Japanese gardens, a little waterfall and the harbor just beyond. We stayed here a whole week during which time we often just sat and stared out at the incredible view!
Great Hotel yeah Just doind Eat there!
My girlfreind and i stayed there in Feb 03 and we found the studio suite very good. I have styaed at this property many times in the past and think that its is a little expensive for the newer south side. But the decor and the style of the hotel on the south side is just my style. Staff was friendly and promt.We had two breakfasts, at the hotel, one room service and the other in the lobby. They both were werent good at all. the stuido stuido suite was a little worn out due to wear and tear. Even though there are no glareing complaints with this property,l i think i'll try another hotel for my next visit.
Million Dollar Runway, 10 Cent Control Tower
We recently stayed for a four day weekend including Valentines Day in a one bedroom suite. The hotel is in a beautiful setting on the inner harbour. The suite was very large although minimally furnished with a great bath and a huge terrace that had a view of the inner harbour.
The superlatives stop here. Room service was inconsistent from day to day and even within one order. Hot omelette for me, ice cold French toast for my wife....very romantic!!
After an all day outing we returned in the late afternoon to find that our room had not been made up.
We overheard other guests complaining as well particularly about the Valentine's day dinner or from what we heard maybe Massacre!!!