Fairmont Empress Hotel
Address721 Government Street VictoriaSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Rooms at this ivy-covered, century-old Inner Harbour landmark are elegant but conservative and some are quite small, but the overall effect is grand and classy, from the raj-style curry and cocktail restaurant to the sumptuous high tea sipped while overlooking the waterfront. Even if you don't stay, make sure you stroll through and soak up the Old World charm.
Our independent authors have visited Fairmont Empress Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Victoria.
Description provided by property
Overlooking Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, this historic hotel features extensive spa treatments and a selection of on-site restaurants. The Royal British Columbia Museum is 5 minutes' walk away.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel’s elegantly decorated rooms offer a plush seating area and windows that open out. Each is equipped with cable TV and an in-room coffee maker.
The Empress holds a traditional afternoon tea in a special lobby with views of the harbour. The Bengal Lounge offers a curry buffet and the Empress Room serves fine international cuisine.
Guests can admire the Victorian architecture and stained glass ceiling of the lobby or swim in the indoor pool. Willow Stream Spa includes a sauna, hot tub and fitness centre.
The Empress Fairmont Hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Royal London Wax Museum. The Maritime Museum of BC is less than 1 km away.
Services & facilities
- Concierge service
Bureau de Change/ATM
- ATM/cash machine on site
- Currency exchange
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Car hire
- Bicycle rental
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Breakfast in the room
- Internet services
- Pets allowed
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Barber/beauty shop
Interesting places nearby
CVS Cruise Victoria
With its fleet of bio-diesel coaches, CVS offers a hop-on, hop-off city tour, plus shuttles to Butchart Gardens.
Prince of Whales
Long-established local operator.
Guided bike tours weave around local breweries, plus there's history-themed and coffee-and-cake tour alternatives.
The IMAX Theatre at the Royal BC Museum shows larger-than-life documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters.
Opposite the info centre, Sam’s is the perfect spot for a coffee or bottle of beer and a sandwich big enough to feed two.