This property was a bit of a let down. I usually use the Coast in Victoria, which is currently closed for major renovations and on a government budget, I realize I won't get the prime room, so this isn't about the lack of a view in cheap room. indeed the room had a view to the water, it's just that the giant TV and furniture blocked the window, making it hard to see the view. OK, it was January, and it was mostly dark, but still what an odd arrangement, and unfortunate for a hotel with such a prime location on the waterfront, downtown.
The hotel has a bit of tired ambiance. The main entry and lobby seems a bit dim, and past it's prime, when you arrive at night. The appointments seem to have at least a couple of decades on them.
Access to the parking requires use of an intercom to contact the clerk, who opens the gate remotely, allowing you to drive in. The light levels in the parkade are low with bare concrete everywhere. Modern and updated parking facilities have painted white walls for more light. The fact that a construction project appeared to be ongoing near to where I parked and the Security gate on the waterfront side was open combined with a lack of light, didn't provide the optimal feeling of security.
There is an excellent television with high def channels in the room. Service at the desk was fine, and a comfortable bed was the best feature. Everything considered you can get a more up to date hotel for the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted one of the top 20 hotels in Canada by Conde Nast readers, this exclusive downtown waterfront hotel offers discerning guests the luxurious comfort of spacious suites overlooking Victoria’s vibrant Inner Harbor. Our location is second to none and the suites are perfect for a romantic getaway or the mini vacation you so richly deserve. Relax with an in-suite spa treatment, play a round of golf or explore the many elegant shops, superb restaurants and the Royal BC Museum, all within easy walking distance from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Victoria
- Victoria Regent