We did benefit from flexibilty when booking out of season - thank you! Enjoyed the very nice and clean room, excellent bed (!) and view and certainly the very special breakfast which is prepared with love to the details, homemade and delicious. We recommend this place to all PEI travellers!
This hotel is colorful, clean, quiet, and a great location. We stayed here a week and used it as out base camp to explore the island. The rooms are all quite charming with a brightness that is surely enjoyed. We stayed in a suite and it was nice to have an extra room for a longer stay. The breakfast fare in the morning was every creative and prepared to perfection. Within a few minute walk there are three very good restaurant's The town is tourist busy in the daytime but slows down quickly later in the day. September is a great time to go since everything is slowing down. October would also work although some of the places are starting to close for the season. We loved it here and plan on going back next year.
My wife and I stayed at The Orient Hotel July 26th and 27th. We were not disappointed. We were in room number 5. King suite with sitting area and large bathroom. Everything we needed. As we knew that the Property had no AC, we brought a couple of fans from home and were able to sleep quite comfortably even with this season's unbearable humidity. Breakfast was awesome and beautifully presented! Charming spot in a charming town. We definitely would recommend The Orient Hotel to anyone visiting Victoria by the Sea.
Victoria by the Sea is one of those places you can hardly comprehend: quiet, sleepy, unbothered by the world outside its borders, seemingly remote and with a population in winter of only about 100, believe it or not. Time seems to have stood still here as the appearance of the Orient Hotel (the only hotel in town) seems to confirm. The hotel certainly has charm but seniors need to be aware that there are only moderately lit stairways to the upper floors, the rooms are not spacious (nor are the bathrooms: our small sink would even have made British tourists gasp) and there is no air conditioning which this summer, particularly in the upper floors of the hotel, would have been most welcome. And yet, and yet.... You can't help but like the place. The room furnishings were varied…
As others have written, we were a bit concerned by the somewhat run down appearance of the hotel from outside.. Inside we were pleasantly surprised by the decor and the well taken care of interior. Each room is decorated differently with a small sitting room upstairs between a couple of bedrooms. Our sink was small and tucked behind the bathroom door. However, it did the trick. We moved the large comfy chair to make room for our suitcases. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The owner told us the hotel is called the Orient because at one time Victoria was a bustling port with many ships from The Orient; hence the name and oriental influenced items in the living room.
Had a two night stay in the beautiful village of Victoria. Don’t judge a book by its cover, the hotel looks a bit run down from the outside and gave us concerns. The room we had was spacious, clean and large. The bed was so comfortable, we slept so well. The house itself is beautiful on the inside with elements of luxury there. Yes, the blinds could do with replacing and it isn’t the most modern of bathrooms but it had a great shower. Breakfast are fabulously cooked - just be careful that greedy other guests don’t eat all the wonderful muffins! The home made jams are heavenly. We had some very rude neighbours on our first night, talking very loudly both late at night and early morning. The walls are not thick or soundproof so you do need a considerate neighbour, which we got…
This B&B requires a love of Victorian decorating which might allow you to overlook the little inconveniences like the smallest sink I have ever seen, other than the one that fit on the top of a toilet tank in Japan. Our room was bubblegum pink and we had a hard time fitting our two large suitcases in the room (in NS and PEI for over 2 weeks). Owners were very nice and breakfasts were delicious, though.
We spent two nights at the Orient in Victoria by the Sea, PEI. Our room had 2 twin beds, very comfy. Nice big windows for sea air, ceiling fan, nice décor in blues. Our breakfasts each morning were tasty. Enjoyed a nice quiet stay here and would recommend to others. Lots of history at this hotel too!
We booked into the Orient Hotel because it was centrally located on the island but also because it looked very charming and was in the pretty little village of Victoria by the Sea. My husband and I have stayed at many B and B's across Canada so we knew what to look for, private baths, good break fasts and good reviews. This little gem of a place ranks right up there with some of the best, especially for the price. We booked a king sized suite with a sitting room, it was very comfortable. The bathroom was large with a good shower, the fixtures are older but everything was very clean and worked well, good water pressure in the shower. The main area of the Inn offers a nice livingroom, large dining area for breakfast, an enclosed porch, out door porch and in the back yard a…
We were lucky to get the last of 7 rooms in this B&B. For $125 the room was okay but it also had an extremely comfortable bed with excellent pillows. The ensuite bathroom was small with a shower, toilet and the smallest sink I've ever seen. That said it was clean and quiet - just what we needed. The real surprise came at breakfast. It was one of the best we've ever had at a B&B. Great coffee, fresh baked blueberry muffins and a large piece of incredible baked apple French toast with sausages and fruit. It was soooo good!!! Would I stay there again - you bet - if only for another of their breakfasts.