Hotel The Fairmont Empress Victoria
Experience a century of historic charm amidst a backdrop of classic elegance and lavish décor. The elegant, ivy-covered hotel was built in 1908 and renovated in 2003. A total of 9 floors with 477 rooms are on offer, of which 14 are junior suites, 21 are suites and 8 rooms have wheelchair access. Amongst the facilities count a foyer, a 24-hour reception desk, a safe, a currency exchange desk, a cloakroom and a lift in addition to a hairdressing salon, a signature lounge, 2 award-winning restaurants and conference facilities. There is wireless Internet access to make use of, as well as room and laundry services, bicycle hire and car parking. The hotel is both timeless and new, leisurely and adventurous, casual and opulent.
Overlooking Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour, this hotel captures the spirit and energy of Vancouver Island in grand style. The hotel is located in the city centre where an array of restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, shops and railway station are to be found. A bus stop is to be found behind the hotel. The Royal British Columbia Museum, the Aquarium Undersea Gardens, the wax museum, Butchart Gardens and Beacon Hill Park are all situated in the near vicinity and are well worth a visit. Whether seeking a relaxing weekend getaway or an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the hotel offers the perfect island escape.
Each of the luxuriously appointed rooms comes with an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a hi-fi stereo system, an Internet connection, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing equipment, a double or king-sized bed and heating.
Within the hotel is the magnificent 2,500 m² Willow Stream spa offering 2 pools of which one is an indoor pool, a children's paddling area, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, steam baths and a further array of spa offerings including a massage service. Guests may also take advantage of the in-house gym and it is possible to go road/ mountain biking or to participate in the hotel entertainment programme (also for children). The nearest golf course is 25 minutes away.
All meals are available in a buffet form; lunch and the evening meal may alternatively be taken à la carte or chosen from a menu.