Victoria Journals

Victoria, B.C.

An October 2005 trip to Victoria by ragingturnip

Quote: I traveled to Victoria for the weekend and ran the Royal Victoria Marathon.

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Hotel | "Chateau Victoria"

The beds were not particularly comfortable--but the rooms were still nice. Parking is free, which is a great perk--although sometimes it was hard to find a spot in the parking lot. I think most of the hotel guests arrive via ferry, without car. Because of this, they have a hotel van, that will drive hotel guests to various places. We took it to a restaurant--and then had the restaurant call the hotel to ask them to pick us up. Very convenient. The pool is deep--goes from 5 feet to 9 feet. The Jacuzzi seats about six people comfortably. It was nice that the pool was open until 10:30pm, since many hotels close their pool much earlier. The people at the front desk were all very nice and...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 11, 2005

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
740 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8W1B2

Med Grill

Best Of IgoUgo


Although it sounds like a Mediterranean restaurant, it really was more like Italian food. We dined on a Sunday evening, when they have a special deal called "A Tuscan Dinner," which included an antipasto, choice of salad or soup, a choice of entrée, and a choice of dessert, all for a grand total of C$14.99, truly a great deal. My friends and I all ordered the four-course meal deal--and then we also ordered the polenta fries and med bread. Both of those appetizers were very good. The antipasto was not my favorite--some olives, salami, roasted red pepper, and crostini. The salads were small but the perfect size considering how much more food would be served. My paella was good, a bit on the salty ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2005

Med Grill
1063 Fort St.
Victoria, British Columbia