Fairmont Empress - Deluxe  5 stars

721 Government Street, Victoria, Canada, V8W 1W5  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Fairmont Empress invites guests for a wonderful stay. This gorgeous British landmark will transport you to the past. It has beautiful views of the Inner Harbour. The setting is gorgeous and the staff bends over backwards for guests. The hotel is large and can be a task to navigate through. The high tea is excellent and the pool is great. Some feel that it's too haughty of a place, but others feel it's still a very good place.

Overview

Located near the city center, the three-star hotel Fairmont Empress is being surrounded by most popular sights of Victoria.

The hotel with the classical facade and fully equipped rooms provides its guests with public hotel parking.

All 477 non-smoking air-conditioned guestrooms offer the guests DVD player and mini-bar as well as free of charge hotel high-speed internet.

The hotel serves its guests all meals in buffet form.

The nearest airport is Victoria Inner Harbor, located 1.3km away from the hotel.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   477.

City Center Victoria - 2700 ft
Airports Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH) - 1.0 mi, Victoria International (YYJ) - 15.8 mi
Restaurants Pescatores Seafood + Grill (Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim) - 500 ft, The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel (Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian) - 500 ft
Parks Thunderbird Park - 600 ft, The Robert Bateman Centre - 1200 ft
Ski areas Ogden Point Breakwater - 1.4 mi

Rooms

General information:

The non-smoking air-conditioned rooms come with mini bar and a private bathroom, television, ironing facilities and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the king size bed has an area of 32sqm and comes with the seating area.

Double room is equipped with the queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Deluxe King room is furnished with the king size bed and has an area of 32sqm.

Deluxe Queen room offers queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Classic room has queen size bed and an area of 37sqm.

Economy room is equipped with the queen size bed and is non-smoking.

Dining options

Guests of the hotel are offered to taste meals in a buffet form. Lunch and dinner may be chosen from à la carte menu.

The nearest places to eat are the following:

The Empress Dining Room is a fine-dining restaurant offering breakfast and dinner daily.

Bengal Lounge is a colonial-style lounge famous for its curry buffet lunches and dinners.

Afternoon Tea in the Lobby is a tradition in Victoria for almost a century and the hotel offers its guests to join it.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Work

Fax/photocopying facilities as well as secretarial services are available onsite.

Free hotel high-speed internet is available in the hotel rooms.

Leisure

Guests may relax at the indoor swimming pool.

Additional features

Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities as well as child care are possible onsite.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is CAD 15 per day

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is CAD 15 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 30 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 30 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

from  1 am

Check-Out

until  1 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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General information:

The non-smoking air-conditioned rooms come with mini bar and a private bathroom, television, ironing facilities and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the king size bed has an area of 32sqm and comes with the seating area.

Double room is equipped with the queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Deluxe King room is furnished with the king size bed and has an area of 32sqm.

Deluxe Queen room offers queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Classic room has queen size bed and an area of 37sqm.

Economy room is equipped with the queen size bed and is non-smoking.

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Size: 400 sq. feet
View: Harbor view, Sea view, Courtyard view

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        Size: 400 sq. feet
        View: Harbor view, City view
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              Fairmont Empress - Deluxe LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              ity Center is in 800m

              Pacific Undersea Gardens are in 183m

              British Columbia Parliament Building is in 183m

              Thunderbird Park is in 183m

              Victoria Inner Harbor is in 183m

              Miniature World, place to see 80 miniature displays of places, events and themes, is in 183m

              Crystal Garden, the first convention centre, is in 200m

              Royal British Columbia Museum, exhibiting showcases the human and natural history, is in 200m

              Victoria Bug Zoo is in 274m

              Royal London Wax Museum is in 300m

              British Columbia Festival-Arts is in 400m

              Maritime Museum of British Columbia is in 500m

              Victoria Royal Theatre, 1416 seat theatre opened in 1913, is in 549m

              Emily Carr House, home of writer Emily Carr, is in 700m

              Victoria Independent Film is in 700m

              Victoria Park is in 700m

              Tourist attractions
              Places of interest
              • The Parliament Building
                1000 ft
              • The Butchart Gardens
                2000 ft
              Convention centers
              • Victoria Conference Centre
                400 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Market Square
                1700 ft
              Amusement
              • 1400 ft
              • Billiard Gallery Ltd
                2000 ft
              • Roots Fest Music Festival
                2000 ft
              • Peacock Billiards Ltd
                2300 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Fairmont Empress Hotel
                400 ft
              Museums
              • Crystal Garden
                400 ft
              • Royal BC Museum
                400 ft
              • British Columbia Festival-Arts
                700 ft
              • Downtown/ City Center
                700 ft
              • Maritime Museum of BC
                1400 ft
              • Royal London Wax Museum
                1400 ft
              • British Columbia Assn-Prfrmng
                2000 ft
              • Victoria Independent Film
                2000 ft
              • J J Andre Assoc Ltd
                2000 ft
              • Craigflower Manor and Schoolhse
                2300 ft
              Parks
              • Victoria Park
                2000 ft
              Halls
              • Crystal Garden Administration
                400 ft
              • Royal and MC Pherson Theatres
                1400 ft
              • City Bingo Assn
                2000 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              • Pan Pacific Intl College Inc
                2000 ft
              Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
              • Inner Harbor / Victoria Bug Zoo
                1700 ft
              Theaters
              • The Royal Theatre
                1000 ft
              Marina
              • BC Ferries
                2000 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Craigdarroch Castle
                1.0 mi
                1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
              • Point Ellice House
                1.1 mi
                2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
              • Government House
                1.1 mi
                1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria
              • Abkhazi Garden
                1.9 mi
                1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria
              • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
                3.0 mi
                3873 Swan Lake Road, Saanich

              Near the hotel

              • Royal BC Museum
                600 ft
                675 Belleville Street, Victoria
              • Miniature World
                300 ft
                649 Humboldt St., Victoria
              • Fairmont Empress Hotel
                500 ft
                721 Government St., Victoria
              • Victoria Bug Zoo
                600 ft
                631 Courtney Street, Victoria
              • Thunderbird Park
                600 ft
                675 Belleville st., Victoria
              • Parliament Buildings
                1100 ft
                501 Belleville St, Victoria
              • The Robert Bateman Centre
                1200 ft
                470 Belleville Street, Victoria

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Pescatores Seafood + Grill

                76% likes this, based on 413 reviews
                Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 51

                500 ft
                614 Humboldt Street

                Phone: 250-385-4512

              • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

                76% likes this, based on 346 reviews
                Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
                Price Range: USD 27 - USD 101

                500 ft
                721 Government St

                Phone: 250-389-2727

              • Bartholomew's English-Style Pub

                69% likes this, based on 69 reviews
                Price Range: USD 6 - USD 24

                200 ft
                777 Douglas St

                Phone: 250.388.5111

              • Afternoon Tea - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

                72% likes this, based on 337 reviews
                Cuisine: Tea Room
                Price Range: USD 32 - USD 53

                500 ft
                721 Government Street

                Phone: 250-389-2727

              • Belmiro's Restaurant and Lounge

                84% likes this, based on 46 reviews
                Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian
                Price Range: USD 21 - USD 35

                200 ft
                777 Douglas Street

                Phone: 250-382-7111

              Getting there.

              Airport Victoria Inner Harbor is in 1.3km.

              Airport Victoria International is in 25.4km.

              Getting around.

              Public hotel parking is possible onsite for the rate of 28.00 CAD per day.

              Fairmont Empress - Deluxe Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Empress - Deluxe

              Average guest rating

              7.8
              out of 10
              Excellent
              Based on 61 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Service
              7.1
              Value
              7.5
              Dining
              6.3
              Location
              9.3
              Rooms
              7.0

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