Regent Hotel Victoria
This hotel should get a 5 for its proxmity to downtown (2-minute walk, at the most, to the attractions and restaurants), the beautiful view from our suite, friendly staff and very well equipped 2-bedroom suite (one of the few hotels we have found to have full length mirrors). I do think we probably had one of the best suites in the hotel, and it was nice to just sit in the living room area and enjoy the view of the harbour. The free Wifi was great and it was really nice to not have to deal with silly passwords or daily reconnections. The complimentary breakfast (delivered to your room for an extra $2) was also nice.
It loses points for the following reasons:
- multiple sources of loud noise that made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. We heard a screaming fight in the parking lot at 2am, sirens at 3am, seagulls at 4am, garbage trucks at 6am the sounds of planes and ferry-horns by 8am and the constant vibration sounds from the asphalt as the cars drove over the bridge. The actual hotel is very quiet and we felt like we were the only guests in the whole place.
-it was a bit annoying when we found a better deal on the room rate after we booked. When we called the hotel to ask if they would honor the new rate, they said the only way they could do it would be to cancel our original booking and then rebook under the new rate. This was a nuisance and one of those niggling little things that would make us think twice before booking here, again.
Given the risk of bad weather in Victoria and the lack of a pool or other activities in this hotel, one suggestion would be to have a video game console in the unit, which is something that we are now finding in many of the hotels we visit.
Overall, I would have liked to give a higher rating, were it not for the noise issues (bearing in mind that noise from the train line was the same reason that we struggled when giving ratings to places like the Trump International penthouse!). Basically, our review is meant to adivse people that this is a very nice hotel, but a very busy and noisy waterfront. … more
Regent Hotel Victoria BC
1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC
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