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Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada

721 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-384-8111
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US$ 42.39*
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Victoria Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour
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US$ 169.57*
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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
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721 Government St | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-384-8111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Empress is a gem and one should make time to go inside and see the grandeur of this building. The grounds are beautiful but only by going inside can you grasp the full beauty of the site. Enjoy and opt for "Engish Tea" if...More

Thank 29jrh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We toured the Empress Hotel during our visit to Victoria BC from our Crystal Senerity Cruise ship. Wow! What an Magnificent Historic Hotel and Grounds. There are afternoon tea services throughout the afternoon (reservations required), approximately $90 per person! It's located across the street from...More

Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building itself is remarkable, and the tea service was beautiful and delicious, but the tea service seemed overpriced.

Thank dmazur1945
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had booked this hotel as a part of package deal. Location of this historic hotel is right. Ext to Victoria parliament and near the wharf. Nice location though it was undergoing renovation. Coming to room, it was okay in terms of size. However location...More

Thank Rajesh P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel from the exterior as well as interior. But the most famous part of this hotel is it afternoon tea. A must try when in the area.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can't afford to stay here but treated my sweetie to High Tea. The hotel was built in the glory days of the CPR and is truly impressive. The high tea is a bucket-list item for the ladies and the food is equally satisfying for...More

Thank Lloyd_I_M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a short time in Victoria while on a Celebrity Cruise. Stopped here for drinks at the bar before dinner. The building, decor, and grounds are beautiful.

Thank lbi28th
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing this place a few times while heading to Inner Harbour, I noticed it offered trips to Butchart Gardens for anyone visiting. With that being said, it could just be my view, but the things that reflect earlier times never made me interested in going...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve high tea! Look at the schedule to find out the time. It is expensive ...$75/person. The empress dessert is amazing!

Thank Neethu J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the harbor view, have tea, enjoy the public spaces and stores. Beautiful grounds.....well worth the visit.

Thank Joe C
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Marilyn W
What is the best Indian restaurant near the Empress hitel
5 April 2017|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
same thing - we did Sushi and fish and chips when we were there - sorry.
Visiting Victoria and the gardens in Sept 5th 2017. Will the flowers be in bloom then? Is Victoria wheelchair accessible?
24 August 2016|
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Response from saildancer0711 | Reviewed this property |
We specifically asked at Buchart Gardens and they said the flowers here bloom almost all year. Most places are wheelchair accessible, including Butchart Gardens.
Andre G
Tennis courts?
18 June 2016|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
no tennis courts. There are tennis courts in Beacon Hill Park a couple of blocks away but not sure of the condition of them. Hope this helps and enjoy your visit. if I can help anymore just ask.