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Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
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3 reviews
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“Great Victoria hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011

We had a great stay here. Our room was clean, large, and comfortable. We were in one of the 2nd floor suites, which we were warned might be noisy when there was live music in the brewpub; actually, it wasn't bad at all, and we appreciated the opportunity to go downstairs to listen to music! The hotel was centrally-located, too, so it was very easy to walk to almost anywhere we wanted to go from there. The staff were very nice, though surprisingly not very knowledgeable about the transport options around Victoria. This caused us some trouble when we were leaving, but that could've happened anywhere and they did, appropriately, apologize to us for the inconvenience caused.

We enjoyed our stay here and would come again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2011

Our suite was spotless and quiet. The original art was a nice touch as was the sparkling wine and truffles ( part of the Valentine's Day promotion ) . Dinner at the Wild Saffron was excellent and served at a leisurely pace. A late evening walk to the Empress and back was quite breathtaking. The king size bed was comfort itself and we never heard a sound all night. Breakfast on the Patio was ample and well cooked and a great place to read the complementary Globe and Mail.
We'll do this again. It was a memorable experience and great value.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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SwansSuiteHotel, General Manager at Swans Hotel & Brewpub, responded to this review, 22 February 2011
I was very happy to hear that you had a romantic Valentine's night at Swans! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! The Valentine's shared platter dinner was great fun to plan and put together and Swans had a special glow that weekend with all the love in the air. My staff and I are so glad you and your valentine were able to be part of it! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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nanoose bay, bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

We stayed at Swans for two nights in February. The location is ideal because it is within walking distance of Victoria tourist destinations, shopping and restaurants. This hotel is a historical property but the suites are modern with a small living room and kitchen. The sofa was the only piece of furniture that was not comfortable. We did not use the kitchen other than for tea or coffee because the pub 's menu for breakfast is reasonable and the food is outstanding. The bedroom was large, bed comfortable and the suite was sound proof.
All the public areas are immaculate as was our suite. Fresh flowers were on the table when we arrived along with two B.C. apples in the fridge. The service was excellent throughout our stay. Oh yes, each suite has wi-fi.

Lyndy
Nanoose Bay, BC

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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SwansSuiteHotel, General Manager at Swans Hotel & Brewpub, responded to this review, 15 February 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Swans! Our Brewpub staff will be thrilled to hear that you so generously complemented their food and service! We hope to see you again soon!
Janina Ceglarz, G.M., Swans Suite Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

My girlfriend and I desperately needed a romantic getaway and boy, did we get it!!! Swans was the ideal place! We had a fantastic time!!! A lovely experience!!!
-Choncha and button say thanks so much!!!

  • Stayed January 2011
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SwansSuiteHotel, General Manager at Swans Hotel & Brewpub, responded to this review, 18 January 2011
Thank you so much for the kind review. Our staff loved having you both here and we were so glad that we were able to give you the romantic vacation you deserve! We hope that you will return to stay with us again one day!

Janina Ceglarz, G.M., Swans Suite Hotel
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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2010

We have been to Victoria, BC many times. On this particular visit we decided to try the Swans Hotel, and....we liked it.

From reading the reviews on Tripadvisor we knew about the potential "noise factor", but...it never became an issue. "Street People"....well, anybody who has ever visited Victoria should know that there are "Street People" so that should be another non-issue.

Victoria is one of my most favored cities in the world....especially the Inner Harbor. I just love the "put-puts"....the small water taxis that criss-cross the harbor. If I had my way, I could spend my entire vacation just riding these little boat around the harbor.

The Swans:

1. Well, we got upgraded to a suite right off the bat. That was a nice touch...!!!

2. The location is unbeatable. You're right next to Chinatown and within easy walking distance to many of the better restaurants.

3. We had a couple of beers in the pub, and it is obvious that the Swan is liked by the locals.

We liked it too. Thumbs up for the Swan.

PS: Parking is a problem. The Swan refers you to a parking lot about a block away. Be prepared to drag your suitcases back to the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2010

The food and service is out standing and the choice of quality beers is beyond belief,great after whale watching and what a beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

Our family had the opportunity to spend three lovely days visiting Victoria during our BC adventure. We had decided to stay at the Swans Suite Hotel, partially based upon the reviews that we had read. When we arrived, we found it to be lovely. The location was perfect in terms of getting around the city, which is very walkable. The rooms were spacious and clean. And the hotel staff was very friendly and accomodating, willing to make reservations, provide information or assist in any way possible. It was truly a good choice and we will stay there again on our next trip. The hotel staff made whale watching reservations for us with BC Whale Watching. We heartily recommend a trip with Captain Harold if this is something you choose to do. He gives you your monies worth by far. The hotel, its brewpub restaurant and the excellent staff make this a place that we think you will enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank SuzTim
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Additional Information about Swans Hotel & Brewpub

Property: Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Address: 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Victoria
#24 Family Hotel in Victoria
#26 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swans Hotel & Brewpub 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swans Hotel & Brewpub offers 29 unique and comfortable suites and is conveniently located in the heart of historic "Old Town" Victoria. We are a short walking distance to downtown's Inner Harbour, museums, galleries, events, entertainment, shopping and much more. ... more   less 
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