First, let me say that this hotel would not be for everyone. But if you appreciate something other than a sterile, concrete tower with standard, modern amenities, you might really enjoy the Bedford Regency. We did! We had room 34. When we first opened the door to our room, we were a bit taken aback by the layout of the room, the big old bedstead, the various built-ins, 2 sinks across the room from each other, etc. Kinda quirky! However, we started to notice how much history is in this old hotel. The built-ins by the sink were actually very useful - most modern hotel bathrooms leave no room to place a cosmetic bag! The room was spotless and smelled really nice and clean too. We sat in the tub chairs by the window (no view except across the alley to another wing of the hotel) and shared some wine before heading out for the evening. It just felt very cozy. The location is fantastic and appropriate that it would be located on historic Government Street. We had a Christmas party to attend at the Keg just around the corner and ended the night at the Bard & Banker Pub, almost next door. Really convenient walking distance to many of Victoria's attractions. We found the bed to be very comfortable and commented on how soft the linens were. No nasty old bedspreads here - all white sheets and duvets. The bathroom was not the usual hotel layout either - no bathtub, but double shower heads in a large, tiled shower stall. Also spotless. You can tell the hotel has likely had many upgrades and renovations over the years to try and keep up with the expectations of the modern traveler. All in all, for the price, we found the Bedford Regency to be an excellent value and an interesting old hotel - we'd definitely stay again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedford Regency Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Victoria, bordered by beautiful Government Street and Bastion Square. This location is within walking distance to major local attractions including the Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill Park, China Town, and the Royal London Wax Museum.We owned 40 classic European style guests rooms. Each of our guest room are furnished with work desks and refrigerators. We also include cable TV and complimentary high speed Internet access.The Garrick's Head Pub is the on site sport pub for guests to enjoy. Nowadays, our business have up to 30 employees as full-time and part-time to provide our best service in Victoria BC. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bedford Regency Hotel Victoria, Vancouver Island
- Regency Hotel Victoria
- Regency Hotel Bedford