Great old English mansion. Easy walking distance to the water front walkway. You can walk from... See full review
Ex UVIC mom
Apr 24, 2013
Great location, good value
Lots of stairs to climb, windows too high to use, and slippery leather chairs. Very handy to... See full review
May 11, 2013
The English Inn, is situated on 4.5 acres of beautiful gardens. Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, just a few minutes outside of downtown Victoria, this English manor boutique hotel is perfect for a peaceful escape or relaxing vacation. Front Desk Hours are 8am-730pm Atlantic Standard Time.
The English Inn Rooms
Coffee maker in room
Television with cable
Hairdryer in room
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Here's the deal- The English Inn is not in Downtown... its in a suburb of sorts called Esquimalt. It's 5 minutes by car, 20-30 by bus, and about 45 walking. The taxi to downtown will cost you about $10 and the bus is $5 round trip.There are NO
places to eat near the hotel. Each is about 6 blocks away and none of them are all that exciting- one is a McDonalds. The hotel's dining room has been closed except for private events and the lounge was open each night... but only serves beverages. The complimentary breakfast is croissants, yogurt, fruit and coffee/tea. And ends by about 10. Meh.The rooms themselves are pretty spacious. But each just needed a little bit more. Because of a weird snafu we saw about 3 rooms over the course of our stay. Each time the bathrooms just... they weren't dirty or anything... but I just really really expected more. Especially for the rates! The entire place is really just in need of some repair and love and such. The main manor and lobby area is gorgeous and what I would expect but the rooms... sort of meh. In one room the window was severely broken and still had residue from the duct tape they tried to use to repair it- turns out the window wasn't even glass, it was plexi.The bed in our first room was amazing. The sheets were great and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It was quiet and peaceful the entire stay. Even though we did have people staying above us.In our second room however, the bed squeaked each time one of us moved... or even tossed a pillow on the bed. It was ridiculous. And each time our upstairs neighbors turned on a faucet or ran the shower the sound of rushing water was nearly overwhelming. You could hear it every where in the room. The staff was good. They went above and beyond in many instances to make our stay pleasant. [...] was fantastic and [...] was the sweetest person ever.As far as the grounds go... I thought many times that it seems like they didn't employ gardeners. The gardens were lovely... but seemed sort of shaggy. There seemed to be weeds everywhere. There was even an artichoke randomly growing in one of the gardens!The internet is only good in the main manor house and SOMETIMES other places on the grounds. But not really.Overall there was nothing BAD but I was expecting more and I left overall disappointed. I really don't think I would stay here again.