We arrived after the short trip from Vancouver but this place felt like a million miles away - so quiet and peaceful. The hotel only opened earlier this year and quite modern and very comfortable - we were very impressed with the spacious room with sea views and even more impressed when a member of staff knocked on the door to give us cherries and chocolates. We didn't actually eat in the hotel as there are some nice places right beside it but the restaurant and cafe looked nice and there was a menu for self catering rooms were you could order up the ingredients. The hotel is well situated beside the Pier where you can go whale watching (the hotel staff highly recommended Emerald Sea Adventures and we weren't disappointed). This is a very well run hotel and the staff were only too happy to give advice or help out. Very handy also for the bus to Victoria and the ferry terminals.