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“Lovely Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Rialto
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
New Westminster, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Lovely Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. The staff on the front desk were knowledgeable and helpful. The tapas bar and restaurant have a laid back atmosphere and the food was lovely. It's in a great location with shops and attractions easily accessible. A refreshing change from big impersonal corporate hotels, I would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NewWestLady
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Hi there,
Happy to hear you appreciate the boutique experience over the big corporate stay. We strive to be unique and give guests like you a more personal experience.

Thanks for sharing.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay here for two nights, room was lovely and modern and the bathroom even had a heated floor. Great location near to restaurants and bars within walking distance. Would definately not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristelle_gire
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Hi Kristelle,

Thanks for staying with us and providing some feedback. Look forward to seeing you back.
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Fort St. John, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

It's in Chinatown, it's an historical building that has been remodeled keeping all the great features, like two floor to ceiling double pane windows in the rooms. The front desk staff are top notch, I loved the breakfast bistro, the tapas bar in the lobby was perfect for friends celebrating. (There was a fire at a nearby hotel on day 2 of my stay & the Rialto Hotel took in all of their guests overnight.) Complimentary cheese plate brought to the table, and $10 was taken off my bill for not requesting sheets & towels be washed each day. Staff chose my room considering my requests of a bath (you can also request a shower) and a quiet space. The linens and bed were fresh & comfortable. It was close to everything I wanted to do. There was a kitchenette and heated floors in the bathroom, the tub super deep for soaking. It was really special & I'll try to stay here each time I'm in Victoria.

Room Tip: All would be nice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 510ekw
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hi there,

Thank you for taking a moment to let others know about our little property. We try hard to meet guest requests whenever possible...sounds like we were able to accomplish this for your stay.

Come back soon.
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We occupied 4 rooms at the Hotel Rialto and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The complimentary Cheese platters were great with our Champagne toasts, and then, they really surprised us with a complimentary bottle of Champagne! The hotel staff were pleasant, helpful and made us feel like friends. The weather co-operated and we were able to walk to our restaurant for dinner, and also to another restaurant for breakfast the next morning. The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of town. They supply earplugs, in case traffic bothers you, and an umbrella in case the weather is wet! I really enjoyed the security of their locked parkade, just a 1/2 block away. The Hotel Rialto made our 50th Anniversary celebration a very happy Lifetime Memory.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank 2014Barbara
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hello Barbara,
Congratulations again on celebrating your 50th Anniversary, that is such an awesome milestone!
We are always thrilled when we learn guests are celebrating important dates and events with us,

Thank you for making us a part of the memories.

Sincerely,
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

After a disappointing stay at a major hotel chain, I was pleasantly surprised at the accommodations at Hotel Rialto. The staff was excellent. The room modern and well appointed. This boutique hotel is a real find. If you get a chance to stay here, do it. The bar and restaurant were lively and one of the better places in Victoria.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the ice machine. It's in the hallway and quite noisy for room close by.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jerry S
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hi Jerry,
Sorry to hear you had some issues with the other property but happy you ended up at our hotel. It was nice of you to let others know about your experience.

Thank you.
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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Beautifully restored historic building and a super comfy bed! The price includes morning coffee and your choice from an excellent assortment of breakfast pastries.

The on site restaurant is excellent! Truly superb food! All four of us were more than pleased with our entrees. The Brussels sprouts were exceptional! We shared one side order and all agreed one of the best side dishes ever! You might also want to try John's Place about a half a block away for excellent breakfast!!

By the way, they also treat you to a complimentary cheese tray with an excellent assortment that is creatively presented.

Friendly staff! Would definitely stay there again!

Only very minor issue is our room on a lower floor was a bit noisy but this is a downtown, city location so noise would be expected. They also provide you with ear plugs which are very helpful.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Macja
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hello Macja,
Aren't those brussels sprouts something? Its the only way I can eat them now :)
Thank you for the kind words for our hotel and happy you enjoyed your time here in Victoria.

Hope to see you back sometime in the future.
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Property: Hotel Rialto
Address: 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N8, Canada (Formerly Hotel Douglas)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
#7 Family Hotel in Victoria
#10 Business Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rialto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming heritage building located right downtown Victoria. Close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. Minutes walk from Inner Harbour, Market Square and right beside China Town. Rooms are quaint and nicely appointed with flat screen TVs with movie system, in-room fridge, microwave and I-home alarm clocks. On the main level is Cafe Veneto serving all day breakfast and fast fresh lunch. Veneto Tapa Lounge is also on the main level of the hotel which is a stylish urban "restro-lounge" serving delectable small plates and a wine and cocktail menu that is among the finest in the city. ... more   less 
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