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The Strathcona Hotel
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Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

Rooms are fitted out well but left you feeling like they are cleaned in a rush. Windows are thin and at the weekend there is a fair bit of street noise for the attached entertainment.
WIFI claimed in rooms is terrible...got to meet other guests at the lift looking for a signal!
Staff were very helpful and welcoming at all times.
2 mins walk to harbour and shops from right outside...great place to base from or go out at night from...not the best to stay in and relax at

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

I stayed at the hotel for three nights. It does NOT have air conditioning. There was a warm spell and so it was not comfortable sleeping in the room. However, housekeeping brought in a fan and that helped a little. The staff informed me that most of the year the weather is such that AC is not needed.
My room and most of my friends rooms were pretty small...perhaps a tradeoff with cost. Since I was by myself it was not an issue but had I been with my wife, it would have been tight. Also, the room was dowdy...definitely needs a face lift with brighter colors.
The best thing about the hotel was the bar....The Sticky Wicket. Even if you don't play cricket its a great bar with good ambiance ( a little loud however). The rooftop bar was also fun.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Shiraz0001
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Hotel itself is pretty subpar, but you are staying there for everything else. Rooftop sand vball courts out the window of our room was fun to see. The hotel is also adjoining 3 restaurants, bars and clubs. We were there on a weekday night and there was no noise to speak of. If you want a nice hotel, this probably isn't the one, being everything is still straight out of the 70's, but if you want to be around the action, give it a shot. Staff wasn't incredibly helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the volleyball courts!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank rugbybry
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

The hotel is well located in downtown Victoria, a short walk away for the bus station and with most of the interesting places within walking distance. Room was very basic, no closet or minibar, but the bed was decent and the bathroom very clean. The main problem was the noise: noise from the club and pub located downstairs, from the next room (they were communicated through locked doors and you can hear everything your neighbours do) and from the guests arriving late at night (most of them laughing and talking, and even when they were silent, doors made noise when being closed). All of that noise made difficult to sleep until late, and guarantee you an early wake-up, so I recommend avoiding this hotel on weekends, unless you're planning to party all night long.
Girls at reception were nice and efficient. Breakfast was average, toasts, cereals and so.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Seila T
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Reviewed 2 August 2012 via mobile

A friend and I stayed one night in the Strathcona Hotel. We booked it online and were looking for less expensive lodging. I was happily surprised they have a small parking lot for guests. Our room was clean, quite small and unimpressive. The beds were very hard and we both has trouble sleeping. Other guests decided to by very loud going to their rooms at midnight and woke us up. The continental breakfast was basic. The best part was the location. Walking distance to most anything in downtown Victoria. Next time I'll pay more and stay somewhere with comfy beds. Staff was nice.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank mah2011
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