Victoria Regent Hotel
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... checked in just before 5 and crashed for a while. The Old Spaghetti Factory had a restaurant just on the corner, so we ended our evening there before relaxing and reading back at our cosy suite. I took a short walk to the local 24 hour supermarket and got some basic supplies for breakfast, bread, milk, eggs etc, only finding out after buying at that shop that there was a much bigger, better value 24 hour supermarket just out of sight up the road. When I'd asked the Macs ...
... separate rooms, beds and pillows most importantly are lovely and soft. We both have TV's, comfy lounge, balcony and we are glad that we are here for 3 nights. We are right in the hub of the downtown waterfront area.
Once we settled in to our room we seem to have a second wind and off we went to explore. We are only a couple of blocks back from the waterfront and it was humming with people, buskers and market stalls. The ...
I had been talking in an abstract way earlier in the month about another holiday, this time a cruise with my girlfriends. My girlfriends were no longer able to go, but my mind started to toy with the idea of going by myself anyway. Anyone reading my blogs would have known by this point that I was determined to find a way to travel many times throughout the year, pursuing a career as a travel writer. I also went to Europe to heal and re-create myself. ...
... couple of weeks. In the meantime we have retaken the foodsafe course. ,and a computor file management course. Our next few weeks are filled with cake decorating classes, puff pastry class, a website design course and Anita will tackle the Quickbooks Pro course. All in an effort to be ready for the new business.
For our cooking practice, we have made our husbands test many of our dishes from Hungarian cabbage rolls, ...
... the area pointed out the mountain to us—not even close to where we were looking. To our credit, you could not see it because of the rain and clouds. (Surprise, rain in Washington.)
The roads were REALLY winding and it made the trip even longer. I actually thought we weren't going to make it to our destination today.
We did arrive and ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Victoria Regent Hotel
Great Location for large groups
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.
The location was fabulous...walking distance to everything. We were able to come back for lunch or a rest and meet up with others to go out again.
We were lucky that the weather this weekend was great...warm during the day and cool/cold at night. Made sleeping very comfortable and we could keep our windows closed. The ferry, bush plans, train and even birds could get noisy, but it was fine with the windows closed. I could see why a/c in this hotel would alleviate several of the problems I read in early reviews. The Folkfest was on, but finished by 10pm so we weren't disturbed by any late night music or crowds. The beds were the most comfortable I've slept on out of the five hotels we stayed at during our vacation.
My only complaint was that the room cleaning service seem to take place late in the afternoon for our floor. After a day at Buchart Gardens, some of our family had to rest and that meant we missed our cleaning for that day. I would have preferred it in the morning as everyone was out.
There is no Wi-Fi in the suite...it's cable modem which meant our laptop had to stay in one place (on a side table having moved the CD stereo). Abit inconvenient, but not a problem.
This is the first hotel I've stayed in where the free continental breakfast includes a request for a gratuity...and we got and put our own dishes away.
All in all, this was the best hotel for our needs. If we were to come back with a large group, we'd definitely stay here again.
Beautiful Room but...
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!
Great service, fantastic views & close to everything! 5 STARS
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.
I want to give this hotel 5 stars.........but...........!
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.
Nearly forgot.....the hotel is directly on the flight path for the constant landings of the seaplanes. We watched them.......right up close, as they flew very close to our window when they came into land....VERY, VERY noisey.
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.
Jewel of Victoria!
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.
The staff was great and very helpful. The hotel is near quite a few really nice restaurants plus the Chateau Hotel and central bus station were only a 10 minute walk away. A complementary continental breakfast was served each morning on the first floor in a room with a lovely harbor view.
I was quite pleased with the Victoria Regent and highly recommend it to others who want a superb value, perfect location, and lots of living space.
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.
An experienced opinion
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.
First, the Regent is beautiful inside and out. All of the rooms I have stayed in (both standard and suites) are consistently perfect and offer what I call the "finer" subtleties, i.e. high-grade linens, pillows, beds, towels, robes (the robes are extraordinary as well; the Regent sells them too, but they have a big regent logo on them), etc. Every room I have stayed in also has a mini refridgerator stocked with a wide variety of drinks (juices, alcohol, soda) and a large basket of candy bars and other snacks which are both repleneshed daily.
The location simply couldn't be better: a few streets from the heart of downtown yet right on the water as well. The views from both sides of the hotel are excellent, but especially looking toward the harbor.
It takes a lot for me to be impressed by hotel staff, but the people at the Regent seem to impress me every time.
One potential drawback to consider, however, is that the rooms facing the city are often loud (you can hear people outside most of the night). But in a way I enjoy that as it's part of the culture. Once I close the glass door to the balcony and turn on the fan, the noise is gone.
Oh, and the price for the value can't be beat.
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.