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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had gone my sister and her daughter and me and my daughter for High Tea. It was amazing experience and affordable. The service was so great and they explain all the different types of Tea's. The tray had many different finger sandwiches and deserts. We were all full at the end. It was moneys worth. The atomsphere was great....

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding having high tea in the Pendray Restaurant. Our variety of teas are from Singapore and are unique to Victoria. As well our high tea menu offers a generous selection of sandwiches, scones and desserts guaranteed to make you feel satisfied. The Mansion is the perfect venue for high tea in Victoria. The ambience and...

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

If you like old historic places, you will get a kick out of the Gatsby. All kinds of hidden nooks and fixtures throughout, the place is most likely haunted by several ghosts. I have nothing to complain about, other than the floors being old and creaky.

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site with many interesting stories regarding the artifacts as well as the Pendray family who built the mansion as a family dwelling over a century ago. We attribute the creaky floors to age rather than ghosts roaming the hallways. We hope that...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The room was pretty spacious. We were surprised that we had a claw tub and not a shower, although we could call the front desk and ask someone to come up and unlock the room that had a shower on our floor. I wish the other room in the suite had a pull-out bed and not just a couch. The...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion will be under going further refurbishments. At that time a shower will be installed in that room. Your comment regarding a pull out couch is very valid and will have definite consideration when that room is refurbished. We hope to see you back at...

Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Let me just start by saying the Gatsby is really well located on the Inner Harbor and the staff were terrific. It is a historic building and showing a bit of ware but we didn't mind that. However it is not really a B and B. It is part of a hotel complex....so it is a house but run by...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. In order to have the designation of a hotel, the property must have a minimum of twenty rooms. The Gatsby has nine rooms and therefore does not qualify. It does however have all the components of a B & B even though breakfast is served in another...

Reviewed 20 July 2016

The third floor suite of the Gatsby Mansion nicely housed our family of four with a view, bookcase, sitting area and nearby sunny reading room. The staff was helpful and kind. And the location! Free parking near downtown Victoria that let us walk to the Parliament grounds, the harbor, Royal BC Museum. And did I mention the hot complementary breakfast...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The nine guestrooms in the Gatsby Mansion all have a different décor offering choices for families, couples or the single traveller. Our unique location surrounded by gardens overlooking the Inner Harbour gives the visitor the best thatstaying in Victoria has to offer. We hope that you and...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our room was clean and inviting, though it wasn't decorated like some B & Bs we've stayed in. It was fun to use the third floor shared room for coffee and reading in the evening. We sat on the porch our second night and although it was chilly, we enjoyed looking over the harbor and watching people walk by. The...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is a work in progress. The rooms are very comfortable however there are plans to beautify them further in keeping with the Victorian theme. Check in to the Mansion is processed at the front desk of the hotel. As well our complimentary buffet breakfast is...

Simi Valley, California, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went in hoping for a traditional English cream tea experience. The tea was wonderful and the scones were delicious. However, sometimes you need to stick to the original!! Instead of having Devonshire cream, butter and jam, they have decided to have what they call Gatsby cream. Instead of that delicious clotted cream we were hoping for it was more like...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant. The Gatsby Cream is made from a recipe for Devonshire Cream. We cannot import the "Real" cream from England as Health Canada will not allow unpasteurized milk products to be sold in Canada. We are happy that the rest of the tea experience was to your...

Victoria
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lovely. Wonderful tea with ample savory and sweet food. The setting on the outer porch was fully in keeping with the tea and china experience. Beyond the tea and setting we were also delighted with our server who happily closed a door to block the wind, brought extra hot water for the pot when needed and chatted with us. I've...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Gatsby Mansion. Being able to sit on the veranda while enjoying afternoon tea really does make you feel as though you are dining in a private home. The Inner Harbour is undergoing a major face lift and by next year your view of the harbour will be enhanced with...

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

our family loves tea, and our sons had never had "high tea" before, so we stopped in on our first morning in Victoria. our kids were thrilled that they each could choose their own pot of tea, and between the four of us we shared 2 Signature Teas and one West Coast Tea. the food was all very good, tea...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. The Pendray Restaurant is the perfect venue for high tea-- historic mansion with timeless artifacts including stain glass windows over a century old. Both our West Coast and Signature teas have received many positive comments. We have now extended our hours from 11AM...

Marshall, Texas, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A week before I was to go to High Tea at the Gatsby, I read a negative review of a traveler's experience. This made me quite reluctant to go. I am happy to report that my experience was totally opposite. Therefore I encourage others to attend High Tea. I hope I get the following names correct. I was greeted warmly...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. We are so pleased that the tea and service exceeded your expectations. Guest comments are a barometer whereby we can gauge our product and service to ensure customer satisfaction. Our afternoon tea has received so many positive comments that we have now expanded...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Nothing feels more like Victoria than the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is comprised of two buildings: The Gatsby House and the Judges House. Both buildings are over 100 years old with elegant gardens and fountains. ... more   less 

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Address: 309 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Price Range: $140 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gatsby Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The mansion is set in from the main road so I think all the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nlance2016, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“four posted bed room”
 of 5 bubbles ajgcristiano, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a piece of history at Gatsby Manor. The Pendray Suite is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles ZuZusMom, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“this review covered high tea only”
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“we stayed at the huntington next door.”
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