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English Inn

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Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We have just returned from spending two nights at the English Inn...five minutes out of downtown Victoria. I have to say I was nervous after reading some of the reviews but we were extremely pleased. The staff (Barbara & Kim) were extremely friendly and helpful...The old manor is gorgeous ...the grounds are amazing and I can't wait to go back...

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

Thank you so much for your review of our property. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to take a tour of the grounds. We are pleased to inform you that the we have just re-launched our pub menu and it is now up and running so next time you will be able...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This is a quaint old place designed on the theme of Shakespeare's Stratford. Unfortunately the rooms are a bit too realistic: Cramped, damp, cold and generally unappealing. The location is not within walking distance of Victoria's main attractions but is in a run down suburb. The main building has been partly renovated but in a chrome and glass style that...

Thank David B
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel we did not live up to your expectations. We take pride in the fact that our hotel combines the charm of the past with all the comforts of the present. Our management team works hard to address the concerns of each and every guest to ensure they are comfortable. I am sorry to hear that...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2012

There were very few guests during our two nights. I had purchased a living social coupon for a garden suite, but chose to upgrade to room 1, which is a quaint suite. You do feel that you are in Downton abbey... There are very few "servants", however. The personnel is nevertheless friendly. The gardens are presently huge, with different interesting...

2Thank Marie D
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the English Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that the mattress and room were to your liking. I am sorry to hear that the towels and housekeeping were not up to par. I will pass along your comments to the general manager to ensure that this is rectified. I...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The English Inn is in a beautiful setting and the building is priceless. On check-in we were greeted by charming staff. The inn's age and neglect started to show in our room. A little time and money would make a great deal of difference. Fix the window blinds so they work when you want privacy at night, touch up the...

2Thank Fibrelady
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the English Inn. We are so pleased to hear your comments on the building and property and that the bed was to your liking. Our management team is working hard to address the concerns and comments that you mentioned and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back sometime soon so you...

North Vancouver
Reviewed 6 November 2012

In the past, the Olde England Inn was our treasured getaway. We hadn't been to Victoria in a few years and today dropped in to see our favourite get away. What a change. Gone are the beautiful priceless antiques that many enjoyed in their rooms and graced everywhere in the Inn. The ambiance completely changed. The old English charm...gone, as...

5Thank D G
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that the English Inn did not live up to your memories. We take a lot of care to ensure that the English Inn remains at the same standards that everyone is used to. Staff is working very hard to ensure that your comments are being addressed and we hope the next time you visit...

Chemainus, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2012

The new manager of this hotel is working hard to bring this potentially elegant inn back to glory ... but she still has a way to go. The grounds are absolutely beautiful; lush English gardens with mature trees, fountains, and grassy areas perfect for weddings and gents in white playing croquet. The lobby, bar, and area previously housing an upscale...

2Thank Kristi H
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the English Inn. We are pleased to inform you that we have recently re-launched our pub-menu so the next time you visit their will be a few more amenities to accompany our beautiful rooms and grounds. We look forward to having...

St. John's, NL
Reviewed 25 October 2012

This was advertised as a 4 star hotel on Air Canada's website and I trusted that. The grounds are, in keeping with Victoria's beautiful setting, lovely. The builidng is touted as one with history and charm. It is old and in need of some cosmetic work in the rooms. I'll work backwards. The included continental style breakfast was served late...

3Thank Maria M
English I, Public Relations Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of your experience at our hotel, although I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the grounds and breakfast. I would like to have all guests past and future know that we are pride ourselves on giving the best customer service and your comments have been addressed very seriously. I hope we will have the...

Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I'm not sure what I was expecting given the low room rates for this hotel but I certainly got more than I might have hoped for. This property comprises a number of buildings together with grounds that mirror the concept of an English garden - somewhat overgrown - but that could use some attention. I've read other reviews that put...

1Thank Don T
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is a fascinating old building situated in a peaceful suburb of Victoria. It is, however, some distance from the city centre and so you need to drive or take a bus to get to the city centre attractions and restaurants. The rooms are spacious but in clear need of attention. For example, the shower head was hanging off the...

5Thank Mick F
Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2012

The pictures on the website do NOT match up to the condition. Crown Jewel had no sparkle! The room was big, but outdated and neglected. Bathroom had 2 sinks,std bathtub with a cheap shower head that I couldn't even stand under. The cold water tap didn't work well. The comp'd bath products are re-used, plastic bottles that they refill with...

6Thank 615Anita2012

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
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  • 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 - $225 (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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“All the rooms are unique and quaint and lovely!”
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“Crown rooms are large. Hotel is quiet.”
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“Room #2 has a peek a boo view of the ocean”
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“Be sure to stay in the main hotel building, avoid room 21”
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