Abigails Hotel, Victoria
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Abigails Hotel
Such a pleasurefrom ApricotJane
The place is simply charming; the staff friendly and attentive, and the breakfasts are (for we British, anyway) imaginative and quite scrumptious!
We came for 2 days, and were lucky enough to be able to squeeze in an extra day; Abigail's, and Victoria itself, has that effect on you - your time here is never enough and we are leaving with great regret.
Bfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were absolutely terrific. Period style but solid, well-built furnishings. One of our rooms had a fireplace which was great. Bathrooms were fantastic - especially the generous "rain showers". Every little detail taken care of. Felt like staying in a 19th century wealthy person's mansion! Wireless Internet was available (only in the main building) at no extra charge which is a great feature.
The resident's lounge was a favourite meeting spot with totally modern wide-screen HDTV and sound system.
The staff were excellent. Any problems were dealt with promptly and with great flexibility. The owner, Ellen Cmolik, was on site frequently and personally made sure everything was operating as it should. We found ourselves impressed with the service much more than we expected to be.
The breakfast was very creative and very well prepared. Fresh croissants every morning! For us "meat-and-potatos" types, the kitchen was very willing to deviate from the prepared menu and just give us some bacon & eggs. My only suggestion: An English-style breakfast MUST have Marmalade - not just jam.
No question we would go back and unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone who wants to be treated royally.
A Memorable Experiencefrom go4bal
The staff at the hotel were one of the most helpful that I have ever seen in a hotel or bed and breakfast. They were eager to help with directions and reservations at local restaurants and often directions to attractions. Caitlin, one of the evening innkeepers, made our stay wonderful as she made sure that any of our needs were met.
The breakfast was gourmet and filling. There is a cook making each individual breakfast meal to order. The breakfast room is not large enough to accommodate all guests at one time - we had to wait about 10 minutes to sit down on our second morning.
It was nice sitting in the downstairs common room sipping hot apple cider, eating the evening snacks and talking to other guests.
I would recommend this hotel / bed and breakfast to other couples visiting the Victoria area.
A Very Pleasant Experiencefrom RonSonomaCounty
t beat Abigails!from longmore
Made our day--and night!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Still our favorite after three years of travelingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not so greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you walk in with no expectations, this is an okay place. I will not go out of my way to get there. It is true that it looks as if it is geared towards the elderly. Most everyone was around seem to be our grandparents’ age. And we are in our mid-thirties! The price is too much for what it is. You can have a harbor view room and be right downtown instead of off to the side somewhere. The cul-de-sac location is advertised as being 'quiet'. It was not. Cars seems to use it for turn arounds. Next time I think we will stick to the Empress or try one of the new hotels. If you decide to go, make sure you call if you have reserved on line to get the room you paid for and alliviate any disappointments!
When I spoke with your husband about your reservation I was trying to find out how your situation happened. Our policy is not to overbook. I was not trying to pass blame I was trying to find out what happened so we could put controls in place to prevent this from ever happening again. Your husband was describing one of our honeymoon suites to me and I didn’t understand how your reservation was not for a honeymoon suite. All your husband could tell me was that he booked online and the information was at his office. The honeymoon suites in question had been sold for several weeks and your husband had just made his reservation the day prior to your stay.
The menu for the morning of your stay was:
- Freshly baked Blueberry Bundt Cake
- Freshly baked Croissants
- Fresh Fruit Plate
- Banana Pastry Cream & Chocolate Ganache Crepes
- Wild Pacific Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs
- Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
- Black Forest Ham
- Freshly squeezed Juice, Coffee and Tea
I have two trained chefs that work at the hotel. They get up at 4 a.m. to be at work to start their baking at 5 a.m. They take offence to any comments about their breakfasts not being gourmet.
We have a suggestion card for every guest. If a guest makes any comment about our services we look at their suggestion and make changes if it would improve a guest’s stay at the hotel.
I apologize that you did not receive the room you were expecting. If you would like to contact me toll free at 1-800-561-6565 or you may call me directly at 250-361-1986. I would be happy to discuss what we can do to rectify this problem.
foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
No hand out for tips, as it is done if you choose, when you check out and wish to contribute to a group tip.
The room was super with the scent of the fresh flowers, the bathroom in marble with a tub for two was just perfect. Our king size poster bed with ceiling fan and vaulted ceiling over the bed was romantic and comfy.
The breakfast was different everyday and as good or better than Ritz Carlton or other big hotels and outdid any B&B we visited in the past. Gourmet, I would not know. Delicious yes! The breakfast room and outside patio for dining were charming. We ate with an English couple who mentioned they did not realize when they booked the room at Abegails that it would remind them of England. Such a compliment in lodging in Victoria. The grounds, rooms and common area were charming and immacullate.
The staff was always friendly and attentative to any needs. The front desk helped with questions, booking activities you name it. Abegails recieves no commissions for the bookings on trips.
Would we return yes.
Any odd things we would change. The tub for two with jacuzzi jets is extremely loud, plus the jets are on the side and not behind your neck or back. We enjoyed the tub without the jacuzzi on. The tub was just perfect.
Would we return yes. We just want to thank the staff and management for such a lovely stay.
five stars all the way!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Victoria
Great bargains! I love bargain-hunting and Dots on Fort Street has awesome deals. You'll need at least an hour to search through the colour-separated stock, but you will definitely find some great clothes at rock bottom prices. My last visit, I found a designer raincoat, regularly $250 reduced to $29.99.
Eating in Victori Barkley's is pretty good and consistent and lunch at the Empress is a great experience, although the tea is very pricey. Sitcky Wicket English Pub is good for drinks and greasy food. Best spot we have found there is The Blue Fox for breakfast/lunch - WOW!
Pescatores Seafood and Grill Be sure to try Pescatores Seafood and Grill while in Victoria. It is a short walk from Abigail's - as are several other amazing restaurants. Abigail's is in a residential area, but very near the city. Best of both worlds!
Other names for Abigails Hotel
- abigails hotel victoria
- Address: 906 McClure Street - Victoria - British Columbia - V8V 3E7 - Canada
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