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Vista on the Rock

7.0 | Good

Mount Tolmie location, private hot tubs, heated outdoor pool and spa room

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • No on-site restaurant and no elevator
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2013
Formerly the Mountainside Luxury Resort, Vista on the Rock is adjacent to the Mount Tolmie Regional Park and features views of Victoria and Saanich. Offering rooms with private hot tubs and no TV, this property is well suited for guests who are looking for a relaxing getaway experience.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a desk, an iPod dock, wall-to-wall windows, a wardrobe, an outdoor gas fire pit, a private deck with a private hot tub, patio table and chairs, a writing desk and standby air conditioning. TVs are not provided in guest rooms. Sunrise rooms also include a rainfall shower head and towel warmers, while sunset rooms are equipped with a two-person tub and a shower stall. All rooms are furnished with one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site. This property has multiple floors and no elevator.

A free breakfast is served daily. Upon request, breakfast can be delivered to guests in their rooms or on their patios.

Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a spa room (jet tub and sauna) and pick-up service from local ferry terminals is available on request.

The University of Victoria is a 4-minute drive away, while the Uplands Golf Club is 5 minutes away by car. Downtown Victoria, which features The Empress Tea Room, shopping, restaurants, museums and marinas, are about a 10-minute drive away. The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal are both about 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

The author attempted to contact this hotel to confirm the hours of the breakfast service and to learn whether or not the hotel permits pets. However, staff at the hotel were unavailable at the time this editorial was published.
The Good
Among popular hotel review sites, there was only one recent review available for this hotel at the time this editorial was published. This one guest mentioned that this hotel featured peaceful surroundings, spectacular views, a delicious free breakfast and welcoming staff. This property also offers free parking and free Wi-Fi.
The Bad
As mentioned above, there was only one recent guest review found for this property. This one guest mentioned that the on-site pool was somewhat small. Guests considering this property may also want to note that this hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Show Sources
Sources ranked this hotel #51 out of 112 B&B and Inns in Victoria, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 22 reviews.

The author made calls to the hotel on April 5, 2013 to verify some information. However, the author was unable to reach the staff at the time this editorial was published.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Vista on the Rock
3500 Mayfair Drive, Saanich, BC