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Reviewed August 15, 2009

I was met by Michael the GM and it only got better from there, as if I were the only guest staying there; no surprise surprise they are always full.
It was some of the best hotel experience(s) I have had needing some well deserved 'solace' and quiet place, for cases in process of litigation; they staff was great, Don was excellent, coupled with Michael's most accommodating attitudes, how can anyone go wrong?
Located, just off the 'busy street', it offers a quiet suite, one looks forward to returning to after a day at the Harbour and/or after a 'tough day' per working; either way, it offers a pool/sauna and many other amenities that would satisfy even the seasoned/demanding traveller. The SERVICE/ATTITUDE is unmatched, only to be 'bested' by a busy/fun property, beyond worth every penny when you lay your head on those pillows.
Michael- thanks for a non-problematic time there, beyond; recommending family, friends and others whom are looking for 5 Star service at a 3 star price!
PHIL R.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank Uragr8lawyer
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

I stayed 2 nights while working in Colwood. Once again I was not disappointed. The lobby, the hallways and my room was 5star maintained. The front desk staff was very efficient. I will return in March for a 3 night trip. "5 STARS"

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed December 4, 2008

This is a newish motor hotel located in a distant suburb right beside the highway. For visitors driving in from the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay, the hotel is easy to spot just before its exit at Royal Oak. There is ample parking around and under the hotel. While it is close to the highway, traffic noise is not a problem.

Since the building is fairly new, the rooms are modern and well-equipped. My double queen bed room had wireless Internet, a large TV, a sink, microwave, desk, and a good sized bathroom. The room overlooked the large outdoor swimming pool at the rear of the building. Everything was clean and up to date.

The halls were well-lit and the stairwells accessible. In fact, I was pleased to be able to use the stairs to go directly from the basement parking right up to the top (3rd) floor. In many properties, you must exit the stairs at the lobby. Every time I have visited this hotel, I have found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. Good morale is apparent.

The lobby here is grand for a motor hotel. Off to one side is a nicely arranged bar and adjoining restaurant. Unfortunately, on the morning I went for breakfast, the staff's attention was divided by the task of tidying up a banquet room next door. As a result, the half-dozen diners had to wait long periods for service, so long that a few ended up walking out... I was disappointed to not be able to report on the quality of the food. The only other option in the area is a Tim Horton's in a strip mall.

In fact, this hotel is far from everything worthwhile in Victoria. I can recommend staying here only if you came by car and don't mind using it to get to the sites. Parking is free at the hotel, but the harbour is a 20-minute drive and you'll pay to park around there. Several city buses converge on a major stop about half a kilometre away, but the ride downtown would be long.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed August 29, 2008

I stayed at the Howard Johnson on Elk Lake Drive recently and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The restaurant was fabulous, exceeded our expectations. Staff were VERY helpful and courteous. They recently received the Hero's of Hospitality Award from Howard Johnson Canada and earned it....What a memorable stay. Rooms were very clean. Outdoor heated pool was convenient. So worth staying here than downtown, free parking, WIFI, local calls, coffee/tea, water and fruit bars upon arrival. Alround fabulous. Can't wait to head back to Victoria to stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed July 5, 2008

My sister and I stayed in this hotel for three nights. It was mid-week and in the off season.

I am fifty years old. In my entire life I have never stayed in any hotel which was a incredibly out of control and noisy. There were people screaming in the halls until well past midnight on all three of the nights we were there.

The front desk staff, as wellas the day manager were passively indifferent. They were very able to say "sorry", but nothing was done to get the ongoing "in hall parties' moved inside the rooms.

Also, at one point , I had a knock on my door at after midnight.
At my door was a "very scantily dressed women with WAY too much make up" .

This is NOT the placet o bring families, respectable people, or people who are naive enough to expect to SLEEP at a hotel.

Stay at ANY other hotel in the entire Province, you will have a much better time.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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