I had visited the Fairmont Empress when I visited Victoria well over a decade ago and always wanted to actually stay there. It certainly lived up to exceptions – the building is beautiful and the grounds have beautiful gardens. Being right across the street from the harbour and in the middle of the historic district means you are just steps away from all the attractions in Victoria. The service was friendly and helpful, I would certainly go back any time!
If you’re into shopping there are some nice shops on the main floor or you’re just a few minutes walk from downtowns shops and restaurants.
Another must is high tea in the afternoon looking out at the view.
My first time but definitely not my last, I’m already booked to stay again next month.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel is located across from the harbor and offers Wi-Fi in public areas. Designed for comfort, guest rooms offer daily newspaper, in room safe, internet access – wireless (complimentary), indoor pool, massage, steam room, spa, pool (kids).
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Fairmont Empress Hotel Amenities
Indoor pool (all year)
Willow Stream, The Spa at Fairmont Empress