My fiance and I stayed three nights at Hastings House recently and enjoyed it very much as a quiet escape from our daily tumult. We bought a Luxury Link package so my valuation of the stay is based on the price of the Luxury Link package and the fact that the hotel was nearly empty because of the dates of our stay. We actually felt like we mostly had the entire property to ourselves which was both wonderful and at times, slightly odd. The property itself is gorgeous, set right on a quiet cove a short walk from "downtown" where there are several shops, galleries, and restaurants. The property is an old farm and many of the buildings have a warm rustic British feel that's not easily found in the Pac NW. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed during our stay (we'd read many good things about it) but there are plenty of decent eateries in town. The service was fantastic and the GM, Kelly, went out of his way numerous times to make sure we enjoyed our stay, doing little things like making dining suggestions and then making reservations for us (fairly standard) to doing large things like providing a wake-up call and keeping the kitchen open for us for breakfast when we accidentally overslept. We also did a couple of spa treatments which were very nice but I would recommend being very prescriptive about how you like your massages as I had hoped for more of a deep tissue massage and less of a Swedish massage. Our hillside cottage was also nice with heated floors, a large bathroom, and a fireplace. We're considering returning during the summer but the only issue is that it's over 5 hours (2+ hrs driving and a 3 hr ferry that only runs 2x per day) away from Seattle and we can likely find similar properties closer. Normal summer rates might also sway our decision.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hastings House Country House Hotel is a small waterfront luxury country resort, spa and restaurant sitting on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Enjoy luxury lodging, fine dining, wellness and relaxation in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Explore British Columbia’s natural beauty, Salt Spring’s mild climate and the warmth and creativity of its people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hastings Hotel Saltspring Island