a traveler from Travelocity.com
on August 29, 2008
I spent a lot of time researching the hotels in Victoria because they all are expensive. We don't spend much time in the room as we love to explore new areas. From the map the hotel looked like it was a bit of a walk from the ferry but it was really only a few blocks. The hotel is right on the water overlooking the harbor with many boats. Sea planes take off (they don't make any noise to complain about!) The area is beautiful. Our room was a harborfront room with a queen bed that was very confortable. The room was spotless and the bathroom updated. The pool, hot tub and sauna are all very nice - we used them on a rainy afternoon. The restaurant is a bit expensive but the food was very good. We spent more time in town (go to the Irish Times bar!!!) great food and music. The best thing we did was rent a scooter for 24 hours which we drove all over the place. It was our 24 wedding anniversary and we had a Blast! The best part....the hotel told me that didn't have any more water front rooms but Travelocity said they had one so I booked it there and even got a gas card! Great hotel - great city. Visited the Empress - met someone who paid $$$/nt and said it was old and not worth it.
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