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Hastings House Country House Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Hastings House Country House Hotel is an enchanting and idyllic waterfront luxury country resort, spa, and restaurant situated on 22 verdant acres of waterfront property overlooking Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Enjoy luxury accommodations, exemplary service, renowned 4-Diamond fine dining, and spa treatments in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Our extensive gardens are ideal for pleasant strolls and provide the freshest herbs and produce for our award-winning kitchen. All our vegetables are non-GMO and grown according to organic farming methods. Explore British Columbia’s superb natural beauty, Salt Spring Island's mild climate, and the warmth and creativity of its people.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Much to love about this property. However, there were glitches that might be attributed to being there on the 2nd day of opening season. Having said that, I expected there to be no issues with a Relais and Chateau designated venue.
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Review collected in partnership with Relais & Chateaux
Best location and best culinary experience at their Fine Dining Room. All tables have ocean view, and the sunset ìs unforgettable. Wine list has terrific selection with Pacific Rim focus. Be sure to try the Prawns or the Lamb.
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Response from HastingsHouse, General Manager at Hastings House Country House Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much indeed for taking time to review and comment on your experience at Hastings House. Having just reopened for the season, it's certainly inspiring for our entire team to start the year with such positivity! We hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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This place has a great position in Ganges, and lovely views over the harbour. The rooms are big and comfortable with gas fires. The decor is a bit dated, like a mix of 70's and 80's. All in really good condition and very clean, but they are either waiting for this decor to come
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Response from Ronald D, General Manager at Hastings House Country House Hotel
Responded Nov. 15, 2018
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to provide this wonderful review. We greatly appreciate your kind comments on our inspiring location and the spacious comfort of our rooms. Perhaps some clarification may be helpful, in that it may be inaccurate to state that we take a $250 damage deposit. We do not. As with almost all hotels, we do require a deposit when a guest wishes to pay cash and does not provide a credit card as guarantee. For credit card payments, yes, we include a deposit in the pre-authorization of the credit card, but as with any pre-authorization, it is not charged to the card and your bank re-balances the debit after the bill is settled. I can certainly understand if someone is not partial to our décor, but taste is, by its very nature, subjective. Our decorative style and furnishing were professionally chosen with due deference to the fact that we are a historic hotel, with buildings dating back to 1939. Although our décor is loved by most, we acknowledge that of course it may not be to everyone’s personal taste, and I am truly sorry that it was not to your liking. If a guest is not fond of the choice of décor, we hope that they may be able to find ample positive values that outweigh matters of personal taste. Our housekeeping and maintenance teams are excellent and although taste in style varies, any worn items are promptly replaced. I take your comments very much to heart and will give serious consideration both to future modifications of our decorative style, and to omitting the damage deposit from the pre-authorization. Thank you and best wishes, Ronald
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We rented a house near Ganges and part of the family needed to catch the evening ferry to Vancouver. Hastings House has a formal dining room that would not have been suitable for a quick meal but also has a wonderful pub style restaurant which allowed us to have an early meal.
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Response from Ronald D, General Manager at Hastings House Country House Hotel
Responded Oct. 1, 2018
Thank you very much for your kindness in taking time to share your good experience at our Bistro! Just last winter, we conducted major renovations in our Verandah to make it as comfortable and pleasing as possible for our Bistro lunch and dinner service. Therefore, it's very encouraging to receive such kind confirmation that our efforts have been fruitful in providing an excellent dining experience. Thank you again, and I certainly hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again. Best wishes, Ronald General Manager
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My husband flew us to Salt Spring Island by seaplane to celebrate a special anniversary as a surprise to me. I was so impressed with everything. We were greeted at the dock by a lovely young gentleman named Tai who gave us a brief tour before bringing us to Hastings House.
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Response from Ronald D, General Manager at Hastings House Country House Hotel
Responded Oct. 1, 2018
Your review and detailed description of your stay was absolutely delightful and inspiring to read! Thank you. I have shared your wonderful comments with all our staff and cannot adequately convey our appreciation for the happiness and joy you have provided for our dedicated team. We were delighted to have you as our guests, but the fact that you have taken time to also share your experience, and elaborate on many of the finer details of our services, is truly heart-warming for all of us. On behalf of all of us that are fortunate enough to work at Hastings House, and have the pleasure of serving wonderful guests, thank you so very much and I hope we'll have the pleasure of your company again, on your next trip to Salt Spring Island. Best wishes, Ronald General Manager
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The Greenhouse bedroom
Hastings House Garden Sept 28, 2011
the view
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Hello, We cannot provide links to other websites on tripadvisor. Please contact us via phone or email to help you plan your trip or visit the following websites, BCFerries for ferry information Vancouver (Tsawassen to Long Harbour) Victoria (Swartz Bay to Fulford Harbour) Duncan (Crofton to Vesuvius) Seaplane companies that fly from Vancouver: Saltspringair Seair Seaplanes We look forward to hearing from you.
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How do you get to the property?...from Vancouver or Victoria. We would fly in from Ottawa
Hello, Thank you for your question. There are several options to arrive at Hastings House on Salt Spring Island. There are three different ferry routes available with sailings from Victoria, Vancouver as well as Duncan. You can also fly via seaplane from Vancouver via Salt Spring Air or Seair and arrive directly in Ganges Harbour which Hastings House overlooks. Please contact us so that we can assist you in planning your trip. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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"Select a room overlooking the harbor"
"Pick carefully if you have mobility issues. We were on the hillside & while we had to climb stairs, we enjoyed being in the tree tops."
"The only things one must be cognizant of are the stairs if you are not able to negotiate ."
"Ask for Meadows"
"hillside suites require climbing many stairs"
US$356 - US$608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaSalt Spring IslandGanges
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