We had a terrific time on Valentines day - got the reservation a couple days prior, Harbour views were spectacular - the room was comfortable and luxurious. Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne greeted us on our coffee table, a rose on the bed.
The service at the front desk was superb - the Fairmont Gold lounge was super inviting with free food and a wonderful selection of wines, beers and alcohols at the Honour Bar (we poured and poured and poured) as we sat looking out at the most iconic view of the city. We were also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Breakfast! Delicious hot items and cold items - full meal deal really.
Room service was fast and extremely delicious - with the nicest touch being an included tip and no need to fill anything out. Plus a unique rolling dining table so we could eat properly.
The pool was one of the warmest I have ever been to, also with great views of the city - and a hot tub too! Never crowded.
The bed was UNBELIEVABLE - so soft - high quality duvet and all - beautiful city views - and some of the best pillows I have ever had at a hotel. Could have stayed forever!
I love this hotel - the staff were incredible - the service was impeccable. A true Gem of Canada. Thanks Fairmont!
Note to all: We stayed in a Harbour View King Fairmont Gold - The Gold is soooo worth every penny for the perks I just decribed. Happy Hour appies, Tea in the afternoon, and a huge breakfast in the morning! Do it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. The Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, has just unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration.This luxury hotel offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Empress
- Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Victoria
- Victoria Fairmont
- Fairmont Empress Hotel
- The Fairmont Empress Victoria, Vancouver Island