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The Fairmont Empress

721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 Canada

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The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, Vancouver Island
$ 159
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The Fairmont Empress - Hotel Reviews from across the web

No title - expert review
Dine on classic cuisine in this richly appointed room of tapestries, intricately carved ceilings, and live harp music. The 100-year-old hotel's waterfront location is full of European style, a great spo...

No title - expert review
The Fairmont Empress is one of British Columbias most cherished landmarks. Nearly a century old, this storybook castle resting on the banks of Victorias Inner Harbour enjoys a legendary past. Royals and celebrities have long favored this graceful hotel, where a walk through the doors returns guests ...

No title - expert review
Opened in 1908, this harborside château and city landmark has aged gracefully. Its sympathetically restored Edwardian decor and top-notch service recall a more gracious age. Rooms vary in size and layout (the hotel has 96 different room configurations) but most are tastefully lush, with rich f...

No title - expert review
Francis Rattenbury's 1908 harborside creation is the most famous landmark on the Victoria waterfront. When you see it, you'll instantly think that you'd love to stay there. Think twice, however, before throwing down the plastic. The hotel's 256 standard rooms (called Fairmont rooms) cost more and of...

No title - expert review
During the summer months, The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia serves Afternoon Tea to more guests than most hotels in London, England. More than 900 people per day come to enjoy a tradition that has been part of the hotel since it opened in 1908. The Fairmont Empress has long been acc...

Fabled Hotel fails to dazzle. - user review
Granted it looks fabulous from the outside but they've moved the entrance from the grand old lobby to a new sanitized reception area that diminishes the grandeur of the old presentation of the hotel. Now you have to meander around on your own to experience the old hotel and if you do this during tea...

What a Disappointment - user review
How many of the epinions on Victoria talk about high tea at the Empress How many suggest that as an alternative to the high price of staying there Well, we stayed there (and missed high tea). We should have listene...

A charming visit to a historic hotel - user review
Located on the gorgeous waterfront in downtown Victoria B.C. The scenic Empress hotel has long been a favored destination for business travelers, conferences and vacationers to this scenic city. Following up on my vis...

Fairmont Empress......Rattenbury´s Masterpiece in Victoria - user review
Think of Victoria and you will likely have an image of the famous harbor, the Parliament buildings and the ever present Fairmont Empress. Recently restored, the hotel has the best of the great Canadian railway hotels, ...

Best location in Victoria - user review
We spent three nights at the Empress in July, 2001. The hotel is right in the heart of Victoria. We were able to walk to just about everything we wanted to do. There is a whole shopping district within a couple of blocks, th...

A tale of two rooms - user review
We stayed at the Fairmont Empress in January, which is off season. Keep in mind that services may not be as speedy when the hotel is more crowded. Peak season is July through September, when the hotel can become fu...

The only place to stay in Victoria - user review
When we checked in to the Empress this June, it was with a sense of relief to return to a Fairmont Hotel. We had just arrived into the Inner Harbour from Seattle, and after five nights at the less than customer focussed Paramo...

Luxurious stay in Victoria - user review
Elegance throughout from afternoon coctails on the Veranda overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbor to an evening of jazz and the quite tasty curry buffet in the Begal Room. Leisurely Afternoon Tea and the first rate Empress room for dining. The wine list is exhaustive from expensive rare Bordeaux to ver...

Definitely not impresse - user review
First of all, this hotel has no air conditioning. If you hit some really warm days it is very uncomfortable. We were also not impressed with the service in hotel. We asked where to eat lunch and the front desk told us about the restaurant (the Empress Room) but it was not open any more. There was no...

Very Beautiful location - user review
Great Service and comfortable room. High tea was nice but too p...

Okay value - user review
Most helpful, friendly staff. Stayed for seven nights and found location most convenient. Food was very poor quality especialy for the price, but so many excellent re...

Very disappointed - user review
Room was not ready, even by 4:00 p.m. Room was not what was booked and I was charged an extra $40 a night to get the room I booked with a harbor view. Even discussing with the hotel manager did not help. We were extremely disappointed ...

Wonderful Experience - user review
The Empress is everything I hoped it would be: beautiful, comfortable, charming, and someplace I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. My husband and I enjoyed ours...

Empress lacks class - user review
The hotel did not thrill us at all dispite the Fairmont name. The duluxe room had a floor lamp that did not work, and problems with the toilet so we had to call in a plumber, and the television was tiny and ugly in a equally dated cabinet. The high tea was mainly sandwiches that were tasteless, and ...

hotel empress - user review
the hotel was amazing! The staff greeted us right away and escorted us to our rooms! We would s...

Hotel is okay, the location is Perfect! - user review
This hotel is in the perfect place. I highly recommend it if your #1 criteria is location, next to the harbor, tourist attractions, stores, etc. What my wife and I did not like is that this hotel does not have A/C!! considering how much we paid for the room, we would like to have had some a/c. It wa...

Nice but Pricey - user review
We had a delux room, which is larger than the standard at the Empress. It was probably the size of a hotel room that would be standard in other places. We were staying here in early September and the weather was still pretty warm. There is no air conditioning, but we had high ceilings and a ceiling ...

Impressed with Epress - user review
Our three night stay at the Empress was truly wonderful. When you stay at a luxury hotel you expect luxury and we had NO complaints. The room was large and beautifully decorated... clean and fresh. The service was attentive, VERY friendly, and room service was quick (although we only ordered wine an...

Over rated - user review
When we were at The Empress in September, we found that the rooms are all different (in decor and size). Some ours for one are so small that you have to go out into the hall to change even your mind. Service in the hotel restuarant in haughty and even rude. My complaint to the hotel management regar...

No title - user review
Firemont Empress is the most popular hotel in Victoria BC with the best service. I still can't believe it ...

No title - user review
Hotel management gave us a no charge up grade to a large suite on the first floor, harbor view. We were very pleased with the r...

No title - user review
Small room, but in a fabulous hotel. Parking was a bit expensive, but overall, a very satisfying e...

No title - user review
The Empress Hotel in Victoria Canada may offer 4 star services but the hotel rooms are onl...

The Fairmont Empress: EMPRESS HOTEL - user review
EMPRESS HOTEL as shown in the picture if you can afford it. We stayed at the 'RED LION MOTEL' $200.00 and up. The RED LION was $150.00 double occ. We arrived on a Thursday with no reservation (On the week end they moved us to a smaller room as the weekend crowd get the best rooms ( the ones with a w...

The Fairmont Empress: CPR Group of Hotels - user review
EMPRESS HOTEL: I didn't really stayed here, but it's a hotel belonging to the best chain CANADIAN PACIFIC HOTELS in Canada. So, it has to be good! Judging by the look of it, I passed by while walking around the harbor, I may not be able to afford it. But for those of you who'd like to explore Victor...

The Fairmont Empress: The most famous hotel here is... - user review
Go to Tea at the Empress Hot...

The Fairmont Empress: Since I lived in Victoria, I... - user review
Since I lived in Victoria, I never stayed in any hotels but the Empress isdefinitely the Queen of hotels i...

The Fairmont Empress: The Empress Hotel Did not stay... - user review
The Empress Hotel Did not stay here. Famous for its high tea which comes with a high price of $34 off season, $46 in...

The Fairmont Empress: One of the best hotels in the world - user review
The Empress Hotel is the best hotel in town. And definetely the most exp...

The Fairmont Empress: An elegant Edwardian Victorian Hotel - user review
The Fairmont Empress, a tradition dating back to the hotel's opening in 1908. It seems that every visitor from Rudyard Kipling to Queen Elizabeth II has sipped Empress Blend Tea accompanied by tea sandwiches, scones, pastries, and fresh berries with Chantilly cream. The six story chateau of ivy clad...

The Fairmont Empress: The Empress by the inner... - user review
The most famous hotel here is the Empress which is pictured on the top of this page. It is a beautiful old hotel with perfect views o...

I love to go back again - user review
I think it is a unique and wonderful place. In my opinion, everybody should go and visit this place.It is good for both i.e., singles a...

Holly cow - user review
We had a great stay, the food was awesome, the beds are great, the service is top notch, everything from the bell hops to the concierge ...

Overrated - user review
I can't say too many bad things. It's a pretty building in a good location but the service is worst I have ever experienced. Empress, you may be old but that doesn...

Too much for too little!! - user review
This elegant exterior was touted and recommended by many from Vancouver to be the best. These folks are all over 70 and more than likely stayed in it during its glory days. Tho...

overpriced - user review
this was a very disipointing stay with filthy rooms and horrible service, i don't recomend anyone going through the experience of staying here. the rooms were disgusting, the w...

The Best of the Best - user review
My husband and I arrived when the Festival of Ships were docked in the bay outside of the Empress Hotel. We enjoyed just walking around the bay and when the Government complex a...

The Gem - user review
Elegance and ultimate comfort and class. The very best Canada has to offer can be found at the Empress in Victoria, BC The location is right next to waterfront and steps from ...

great spa - user review
The location right on govt street is ideal. The spa has everything, use of the pool. Its own herbal spa, everything there for your needs. Plus the message itself was aweso...

Once is a Long Time - user review
It was a treat, something that I never thought we would be able to do....but we just said to heck with it and splurged....yes it was more money than we could afford but what the he...

Elagance beyond dreams - user review
This place has charm pooring out the walls, being a old hotel, it delivers warmth and charm. You can sit down and look at history. Having tea at high tea time is so charming. It gi...

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