but worth every penny! You feel like you are in the English countryside maybe the Cotswolds....perfect for weddings, anniversaries, any special occasion including quality time alone. You will love charming Salt Spring Island .More
but worth every penny! You feel like you are in the English countryside maybe the Cotswolds....perfect for weddings, anniversaries, any special occasion including quality time alone. You will love charming Salt Spring Island .MoreShow less
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a positive experience at Hastings House Country House Hotel. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the value for our guests, so please feel free to e-mail me any feedback you may have to improve the value offered at Hastings House. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We had our wedding rehearsal dinner in The Verandah (hastingshouse.com/dining/the-verandah/) at Hastings House on June 14, 2013, and it was absolutely perfect. We are finally getting up our reviews after our first anniversary. :)
Hastings House communicated professionally with my mother-in-law throughout the planning process, and were a delight to work with. They made up a menu specifically for our event, and everyone was very happy with the food and the wine. It was so special to look out on the harbour through the glass windows surrounding the room, and have our wedding party and family celebrate with us. We could not have been happier or felt more blessed at our rehearsal dinner.
Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back for your next anniversary!
I highly recommend a stay at Hastings House. Although the rooms may not be 5-star, the setting, service and experience certainly are. The restaurant has excellent food and an impressive wine list. We visited in July, at the beginning of their summer. Kayaking on pristine water, afternoon tea, long walks, visits to artisan farms. Altogether, it was an idyllic setting--an experience we hope to repeat soon.
Thank you for your review. We are in to process of updating our suites at the moment, and hope that you will be able to visit us again and see the improvements!
When decor is a little old and tired in a big-city hotel, it can be off-putting, but at Hastings House, it somehow feels just right in its authenticity. We stayed in the Farmhouse and found the setting idyllic and very, very charming. Loved sleeping with windows open and thin drapes billowing in the breeze. Adult children stayed in other rooms which were perhaps less interesting because they did not share the view. The grounds were beautiful, and it helped that we enjoyed picture-postcard weather during our stay. Breakfasts were fantastic with a daily special of unique but appetizing dishes. Dinner was delicious and exquisitely presented, but service was oddly distant and disengaged which unfortunately was a bit of a damper on an otherwise outstanding meal. Similar at breakfast though not as markedly. Hotel staff worked hard to accommodate despite some snafus in booking. Also tried (and really enjoyed) Harbour House Restaurant across the street. Town was nice but not as "upscale" at Hastings. Booked at a 3-for-2 special which helped the value.
Thank you for your review. Please accept my apologies that the service was not to your satisfaction. Given that you were a larger dinner party, our server felt it best that she allow you to engage amongst yourselves and did not wish to interrupt your conversation. We strive to provide perfect service to each of our guests, which is an art unto itself. Unfortunately we must have misread your needs. We hope you will be able to join us again in the future.
What a beautiful spot on a lovely Gulf Island (Salt Spring). Magnificent and tremendously well tended grounds - here at the height of lilacs and spring bulbs. Staff very nice - although surprising that almost none knew anything of hiking trails on the island. Restaurant quiet, excellent if traditional food. Hard to beat for a quiet relaxing spot.
Thank you for your review. We have recently hired a number of new team members for the summer season who are becoming acquainted with the island. We are enjoying exploring the island as tourists in our own town! Rest assured we will soon know be as knowledgeable as we should be about the trails and other attractions on the island. We hope you will be able to join us again in the future.
We had a lovely three days at Hastings House. The staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful, the food was delicious, and the grounds are charming and beautiful. We were very happy staying in the Sealoft; it's bright yet cozy, the bed was comfortable and the chairs lovely for curling up and reading. We loved the location, too - a short walk to Ganges and just down the road from the delicious Harbour House restaurant. We didn't eat dinners here as a 3-course meal felt like too much after munching our way through Ganges but heard positive reviews from other visitors.
Thank you for your review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will be able visit again in the future. We are now offering a lighter patio menu and cocktails, so hopefully you will be able to enjoy our dining experience next time you come, even if a three-course dinner isn't on your agenda!