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English Inn

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British Columbia
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This property was originally a mansion with large grounds built at the turn of the 20th century. It has been a hotel in one form or another since 1947. The poperty definitely has curb appeal and the buildings, from a distance at least, are post card perfect. The public spaces inside the "mansion" are authentic, well maintained, and quaint. A...

Thank The_Walrus2
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Our son & daughter-in-law gave us a 1-night stay at the English Inn & Resort in Victoria-Esquimalt which they purchased on Living Social. Excited, we looked up the English Inn website which looked fantastic with stylishly furnished rooms and beautifully landscaped grounds. If anyone likes the experience of the total opposite, this is the place for you. The website portrays...

5Thank jk-rover
Blind Bay, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I feel I must write this review to express my disappointment with a recent stay at The English Inn. We booked this stay through Travel Zoo quite some time ago, after looking over their website. This website, is in my opinion, fiction at best, and a completely fraudulent lie at worst. The paragraphs outlining both the Hotel Features and Guestrooms...

5Thank HowieR55
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2013

One recent Sunday in March found us enjoying the Spring special ($99) for a charming room at the Inn. The main floor has lovely fireplaces, patios, a basic continental breakfast, a bar, and unusual English grounds and gardens. The location affords quick trips into the city, or a short stroll to some gorgeous oceanfront parks. Our room had an ocean...

Thank KellyHamil2n
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Just stayed here on a quick trip to Victoria, we needed to be close to my partner's family who live outside of Victoria in Esquimalt. We thought that the Inn looked nice, and I'm sure it would be beautiful in the summer time! The rooms were so quaint and charming, it was neat to stay in something with so much...

Thank sarah s
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This was my first time staying at the English Inn and it was amazing. I frequently travel to Victoria from Vancouver for work and usually stay at corporate cookie cutter hotels downtown. Like most of my associates I am bored of those and thought I would try to find something better. I used tripadvisor to look for something unique and...

1Thank Jim B
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2013

My girlfriend took me here as a surprise getaway to cure the winter blues – it was perfect! I can’t stress enough how wonderful the environment was at the English Inn. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and serene and the staff is warm and welcoming. The rooms were described as charming, and they certainly were! We actually spent most of...

1Thank TravelBugg888
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

For an old English Inn our room was quaint, charming, and is what we expected. We had no complaints about the room itself or of the staff because they were all great. However, the continental breakfast was severely lacking with only having limited quantities of fresh croissants, yogurt, and apples and bananas. They had no restaurant during our stay, and...

1Thank WeekendReviewers
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The Inn is rustic. An attempt has been made to restore it to a past glory, but it seemed that either the money or the ambition to restore it ran out. The grounds, for the most part are neglected. I recently saw pictures in an advertisement for this hotel, and couldn't believe it...they must have been taken years ago, as...

2Thank kazee
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I was so pleasantly surprised by my visit here. I came for a romantic weekend getaway and that is exactly what we got! I was so pleased by the welcoming and friendly staff. They were so helpful and warm. Our room had an amazing view and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of the older hotel. There is a lot of...

4Thank Kylie G
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed our recently relaunched pub menu. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, The English Inn

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formerly a set of residences set on 4.5 acres of beautiful gardens, every room at the English Inn is unique. Each offers its own special character amidst the beautiful garden setting and historical architecture of the property. Three types of standard rooms are available from the quaint garden rooms to the deluxe crown suites as well as "The Crown Jewel" the luxurious heart of the English Inn and the 2 bedroom townhouse, great for large families or parties traveling together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about English Inn

Address: 429 Lampson St, Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 5Y9, Canada (Formerly Olde England Inn)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Esquimalt
Price Range: $147 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — English Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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English Hotel Victoria
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Jmo1950, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique and quaint and lovely!”
Mokara7, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Crown rooms are large. Hotel is quiet.”
292pamc, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room #2 has a peek a boo view of the ocean”
charlesodonnell, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to stay in the main hotel building, avoid room 21”
103jacquelynr, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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