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“Location!!”
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Hotel Rialto
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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80 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Location!!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Hotel Rialto is a recently-updated boutique hotel; so step out of the "chain" and stay here. Our bathroom was a great size, with a huge bathtub, for weary feet after walking to the harbor and about town. The location is just right! Many shops, restaurants nearby, and very walkable to the harbor, Government Street, etc. We walked easily to-and-from the bus station and the Clipper Ship dock, pulling luggage (and yes, we are slightly past middle age). Room was great, king-size bed and linens very comfortable. The only improvement we mentioned, as we left, was the need for brighter lightbulbs in the nightstand lamps.
The hotel presented us with coupons for breakfast pastries and coffee, which we wholeheartedly enjoyed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stirling, Canada
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Clean modern rooms. Excellent staff. Good location,close to downtown Victoria. Had dinner at the Tapas bar downstairs. There is a half price deal on some menu items between 4 and 6 PM. The sliders were amazing! Also free coffee and breakfast roll/muffin in the morning or you could use your breakfast coupon for a discount off full breakfast. The Eggs Benedict and Braised Beef hash were outstanding. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had an absolutely INCREDIBLE weekend at the Rialto. What a beautifully restored hotel in an ideal location downtown. We were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary and the hotel went above and beyond to make our weekend incredible and romantic. The welcome cheese plate was to die for! Michael the concierge was so amazing, he gave us the best suggestions for food, entertainment and things to see. He even booked us on an amazing whale watching and gardens tour! Honestly without his expert recommendations and local knowledge we would have missed out on exquisite meals and little known gems. The room was delightful, very well appointed and just the right size. We really enjoyed the heated bathroom floor. We will definitely be planning a return trip to Victoria and of course the Rialto. We cannot recommend this hotel enough, seriously go there, now!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boise
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We booked this hotel through BC Ferries. Maybe that's why our room was so small! Beautiful hotel newly refurbished and spotlessly clean everywhere. Bed was comfortable and HVAC was effective. Bathroom was great. Other than the size of our room which did not have space for much of anything except the bed, a very nice hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The staff were all very friendly, especially those working on reception. The rooms are all very modern, clean and extremely comfortable. The location is good and you can easily walk to all the main sites. The breakfasts in the cafe are fabulous! And the free drink and discount you get are great. The bar is very modern and chic. We only went there once for our free cheese plate and a cocktail but the menu looked good so if we were there for longer we probably would have revisited.

Stayed June 2014
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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136 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Just left this lovely hotel after two nights. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, across from the city hall, and close to all attractions and restaurants. The lobby is small but the guess room is of decent size. It was apparent the the room was recently remodeled as it looked sparkling clean and new. Comfortable bed. Very quiet at night as our room was on the inside part, not sire about the street side rooms. The front desk staff were all nice and helpful. They offered a welcome cheese platter at the lounge bar and vouchers for a coffee and pastry for breakfast. I definitely would stay there again if I visit the city next time.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Perry, Canada
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99 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Just leaving Hotel Rialto after a two night stay. The rooms are quite nice, roomy and spotlessly clean. The restaurant was great- we ate breakfast and dinner and enjoyed both. Hotel and restaurant staff were fantastic.

The only thing stopping me from giving the hotel 5 stars is the location. Nicely located for getting anywhere you need to go downtown or on the harbour but we were a bit taken aback by the the people hanging around the street outside the hotel who were kind of rough around the edges, asking for money, yelling at each other, etc. Not the hotel's fault at all. But something to keep in mind if you plan on being out on foot late at night or are travelling with kids. Overall I would still recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Rob C, Director of Sales at Hotel Rialto, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi there,
Very happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us at our little property. Thank you for the kudos given to our staff and food and beverage team, they work hard to ensure our dining options are "top drawer" calibre.

I had to look up Port Perry by the way as I'd never heard of it. What a beautiful place you live in, love the quaintness and the Victorian architecture.

Thanks for visiting our city and hope you can make it back sometime soon.

Sincerely,

Rob
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Additional Information about Hotel Rialto

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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