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English Inn

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  • Average12%
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“wedding venue”(8 reviews)
“main lobby”(4 reviews)
“no elevator”(8 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Sadly I do not recommend the English Garden Inn. On their behalf, the Inn is beginning a major renovation project next month. The room that we stayed in (top floor carriage room) was in need of lots of TLC. It needed paint and the bed...More

Thank Gretchen W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had a beautiful two nights while celebrating our 5years wedding anniversary with my wife. Great place for peace of mind and all the staff were very helpful and kind. Had a chance to chat with some of them and they are absolutely friendly. Hue was...More

Thank ChrisWambugz
Response from English I, General Manager at English InnResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. I will pass this on to Hugh. We do have a great team here. The hotel closes October 9th and plans are to reopen with the new renovation June 2018. We hope you will come back and see...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's like stepping back in time. It is such a quaint, beautiful inn with an amazing grounds. The balcony overlooking the garden and fountain was spectacular. Just wish there had been room service. Other than that, very friendly, helpful staff.More

Thank mlbyer
Response from English I, General Manager at English InnResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for the comments. Well your wish is our command. Next year we will have a new and improved hotel. We will have a full service restaurant, spa and yes room-service. we will also be adding 14 more rooms. We close this October and...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Beautiful old home, but it ends there. No food, no bartender and we were told that we could not have our own wine in the bar. Building is rundown and in a poor neighborhood. Probably good for weddings, but not for just staying at a...More

Thank stevebelser
Response from English I, General Manager at English InnResponded 31 August 2017

I again thank you for the comments. We serve a large continental breakfast every morning. The restaurant has been closed for 8 years. A new full service restaurant will be open in 2018 with the new spa and events facility. The licensed bar is open...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My two sisters and I recently spent a week on Vancouver Island. Our last night was at the English Inn. Keeping in mind that when booking into a building over 100 years old - some things are likely to be ... old! The Inn is...More

1  Thank milkmaid44
Response from English I, General Manager at English InnResponded 31 August 2017

Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Its 112 years old and is about to have its huge renovation. New everything. We will keep its history and charm but add a full service restaurant, spa and events facility....More

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$95 - US$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$95 - US$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Response from English I | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of the English Inn. At this time, we are a catered venue only for our events. However, this is a consideration of the owner who has recently purchased and also has some wonderful plans for the future... More
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