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    The Fairmont Empress

    721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
    +1 866-624-0085
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    Reviewed 14 March 2016

    I was in Victoria for a convention. My spouse came with me. Mostly I trod a path between our room and the Victoria Conference Centre (through part of the hotel currently under renovation), but my spouse got to enjoy some amenities. She loved the spa...More

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    Response from ManagerEmpress, General Manager at The Fairmont EmpressResponded 15 March 2016

    Thank you for your comments V-diz! I am glad you and your spouse enjoyed your time at our hotel. I will be sure to share her comments about the spa with the team. I hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again sometime...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2016

    A little pricey, as would be expected for such a fabulous facility. Our room was Gigantor! Truly loved the room. Our view of the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia was also wonderful. The favorable US dollar to Canadian Dollar exchange rate was very welcome, indeed!...More

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    Response from ManagerEmpress, General Manager at The Fairmont EmpressResponded 15 March 2016

    Thank you for sharing! I am glad our staff took great care of you and arranged to have you dine at another hotel restaurant. I hope you will visit us again sometime soon. Sincerely, Indu Brar General Manager

    Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

    Afternoon tea was so delightful. I've had high tea in South Africa but it was too long ago to properly compare. The service was pretty good. This is expensive so it was just a treat for one time....or maybe at least one more time. We...More

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    Response from ManagerEmpress, General Manager at The Fairmont EmpressResponded 15 March 2016

    Thank you for sharing! I am glad you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea service. I hope you will visit us again the next time you are in Victoria. Sincerely, Indu Brar General Manager

    Reviewed 13 March 2016

    The Fairmont Empress is much more than just a place to sleep; it's an experience. Walking around the hotel, you can imagine you're in a fancy hotel in the early 1900s but with all the modern amenities. The hotel is tastefully and elegantly decorated and...More

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    Response from ManagerEmpress, General Manager at The Fairmont EmpressResponded 15 March 2016

    Deweyl2016, Thank you for sharing! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the amenities we have to offer. I hope you will visit us again sometime soon. Sincerely, Indu Brar General Manager

    Reviewed 11 March 2016

    Although I have visited Victoria many times this was my first stay at the Empress. The hotel didn't disappoint even though it is presently undergoing renovations. My room had a wonderful view of the inner harbour and was very comfortable and quiet. The staff were...More

    Thank mhap
    Response from ManagerEmpress, General Manager at The Fairmont EmpressResponded 15 March 2016

    Thank you for your comments mhap! I am glad you took advantage of our express check in. It is a great service we are happy to provide to our guests. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Sincerely, Indu Brar General Manager

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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Internet
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    • Price range
    • USD 202 - USD 547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Green Hotel in Victoria
    • #6 Spa Hotel in Victoria
    • #9 Luxury Hotel in Victoria
    • #13 Business Hotel in Victoria
    • #14 Family Hotel in Victoria
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    • Number of rooms
    • 477
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    30 December 2017|
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    Response from CarolMarie13 | Reviewed this property |
    We were on a Scenic tour so yes included but not in the hotels breakfast room. We were given a very poor buffet in another room. Supposedly five star. Not.
    24 October 2017|
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    Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, Congratulations on your choice of hotels in Victoria. The Empress is one of the world's Grand hotels. Your Christmas Eve dinner for four might cost around $75 or $80 per person (USD). There is a 50% discount for... More
    20 October 2017|
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    Response from ntredm8 | Reviewed this property |
    No they do not. Or at least I don't remember seeing any.
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    "Go for an up grade if you can, just more of everything."
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