Victoria Regent Hotel
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After swapping out our bags and a few hours sleep, we are up early to catch our flight to Vancouver, BC. With only a simple plane transfer in Denver, what could possibly go wrong? Well.....
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We got up early to make the most of our last few hours in Vancouver. We were asking one of the staff at the hotel the best way to get to Granville Island, when he kindly offered to give us a lift. Granville Island used to be an industrial zone, but has now been transformed into a shopping & arts district. The public market opens around 09:00 …
Tuesday 13th May Mike: It was lovely to arrive at out hotel right on the harbour, to find a really nice big suite with separate rooms, kitchen and all, much to Al's delight! All very happy! Victoria is a small and very pretty town, on a picturesque harbour-setting. Easy to wander about and explore we spent the first day or so doing that checking …
... just outside Victoria in the morning - acres and acres of different divine types of gardens - an Italian garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden and various other styles.
In the afternoon, we took a float plane scenic flight over Victoria and the south east peninsula of Vancouver Island. Taking off from the water of the harbour was a novel experience for both of us but the take-off and landing were both very smooth indeed. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Victoria Regent Hotel
We booked into this hotel because my family of three was meeting up with extended family members in Victoria and needed the space. We also wanted the cooking facilities to avoid having to eat out every meal. While on the expensive side, the two-bedroom suite was an excellent choice for our needs. There was plenty of space, the room faced the habour and avoided all the noise problems and the kitchen was well-equipped with full-sized appliances. We used the dishwasher everyday and the stove for pizza one night.
We booked this hotel through the Victoria Clipper Vacations website. I booked it based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. The room was beautiful, well laid out, comfortable. The staff was top rate and very friendly. My husband and I went to dinner at Ric's based on the opinion of the man at the front desk. Best steak I have ever had! The downside is that our room was on the 2nd floor facing the street. On Saturday night, there is a nightclub right across the street and the party went on in the street until 5am. Was not able to sleep! The second night was quiet on the street but our smoke detector started beeping with a low battery about 2am. That cannot be predicted and I cannot fault the hotel. I would stay again but insist on a room towards the water. The continental breakfast was average, but the view was beautiful. The hotel does offer free parking and in room movies for $5.00. This hotel probably had the most accomadating staff I have every experienced. Do something about the noisy room and I would stay everytime!! Within walking distance to almost everything!
My favorite hotel in the world....
I have traveled both for business and pleasure for much of my adult life. My wife and I stayed in there two bedroon suite, mainly for the large suite. It was over-whelmingly wonderful! The breackfast was very nice, with the option to have it elivered to your room, oh my!
The staff was most wonderful, and I felt like a king the entire stay. During the trip planning stage they were most helpful and helped me schedule all of our tours and things. Gave us amny-many ideas and I just can not express how great this hotel was!
My husband and I just returned from a trip to our hometown of Victoria, B.C. Canada. During our visit we stayed at the Victoria Regent Hotel on Wharf Street. All the hotel employees, from the cleaning ladies to the front desk staff were courteous, efficient and always ready to help make our stay an enjoyable one. Any late night noise from the busy street below was easily masked by the adjustable floor fan that also provided fresh air for sleeping. Our room had a huge comfortable king size bed, beautiful large bathroom, fantastic views of the city. Every day we received a complimentary newspaper, clean linens, lovely scented soaps, shampoo and other toiletries as well as a treat of the finest chocolate. The complimentary continental breakfast offered choices not usually available at any hotel I've been to and the convenience of an attractive restaurant setting with a view of the waterfront. The location was perfect - close to shopping, restaurants and many of the popular sightseeing highlights of the city. The off-season rate was competitive or better than many other hotels in the area. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Victoria Regent Hotel as 5 STAR and a "home away from home". Win & Jim K.
We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Regent. We were pleasantly surprised by the enormous suite. It was really large with a fully separate bedroom with king size bed, plus ensuite. The lounge, also huge with a queen size sofa bed. Both rooms had TVs. There was even a spacious dining area and separate large kitchen fitted with all you would need for a great self catering holiday. The suite was perfectly clean and maintained. All in all you would think this was enough for a great stay.......unfortunately there were two major faults which completely spoiled our stay. Firstly, the noise! The hotel is situated right on the harbour, next to a busy traffic bridge, a main road and a small grassy area where all of Victoria's dropouts used as either a place to meet or to spend the night. The noise from all of these things was unbelievable. I had to wear earplugs to help sleep. The second fault was the fact that the room had no AirCon & we were there during hot weather. As the noise outside made it impossible to open the windows, the room was uncomfortably hot & stuffy. There was a fan but it was totally inadequate, we baked. The staff were all very pleasant & helpful, the room absolutely pristine.....but we could not recommend this hotel, much as we would like to.
Great view, beautiful rooms, good price
My family stayed in one of the harbor view two-bedroom suites, and it was like a luxury condo, with kitchen, two bathrooms, a large patio, tv's in every room, a free internet computer in the lobby, and even a nice stereo in the front room. It is in a very central location, and the staff is friendly and attentive. The beautiful view can't be beat, but there is a downside: because it is right on the water, it can be a bit noisy from screeching sea gulls, cruise boats blowing their horns, water planes taking off and landing, and the occasional revelers walking on the docks and passing yachts.
On the other hand, it was a colorful setting with lots to keep your eyes dazzled.
A friend of mine and I stayed in a two bedroom suite during August and loved our accommodations. A large living room had two bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms on either side... all had big sliding glass doors that opened onto a large balcony overlooking the harbor. Great views, lots of room, and nicely furnished. The suites are not air conditioned, but since we faced the harbor and usually had a cool sea breeze drifting through, we didn't need A/C, however, we did use the bedroom fans at night. Victoria was unusually warm during our stay, but it was not a problem considering the location of this hotel.
My family and I have been going to the Regent for 20 years.We have stayed in almost every room and find each one lovely and charming. I love Victoria and we have spent many wonderful times there alone and with our children and grandchildren.If I never whet any other place again we would be happy as long as we still had the Regent and Victoria. Hopefully, we still have many years to come to enjoy the beautiful romantic Victoria and the gracious Regent Hotel. The Mather Family-Edmonds, Wa.
I frequently travel to Victoria for business and have stayed at a wide variety of hotels in and around the city. The Victoria Regent has become #1 on my list for several reasons.
Staying at the Victoria Regent was a treat. We had a 2 bedroom unit right on the inner harbor. Two king sized beds, 3 tvs, 2 bathrooms (one with a deep soaking tub) sofa sleeper, full kitchen, all beautifully furnished. Walking distance to attractions and restaurants. $350 Canadian.