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Guests liked the scenic location of this Harbourfront hotel

Pros
  • Free WI FI, free underground parking, free continental breakfast
  • Staff helpful and pleasant according to guests
  • Guests found the waterfront location convenient
  • Rooms were clean and spacious, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the decor was tired
  • A few guests were bothered by street noise
  • Some guests had issues with the on-site parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jun 22, 2012
Overview
Located on Wharf St., steps to BC Whale Tours and the Inner Harbour (also on Wharf St), this 46 room, non-smoking hotel is popular with guests who seek accomodations that have inclusions with the room rate (parking, breakfast and WI FI), and who want to be centrally located to explore Victoria by foot. Amenities include an on-site spa and a guest laundry.

Guests can choose from Standard rooms, or from more spacious Suites, with separate bedroom(s) and fully equipped kitchens. In all rooms, guests can expect: free WI FI, a hair dryer, an iron and an ironing board, a coffemaker and an HD TV. There is free underground parking on site and pets are not allowed at this hotel.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily in "The Water's Edge Cafe" from 7:00am and 11:00am.

There are several attractions located within walking distance of the hotel including the BC Maritime Museum (about a 2 minute walk), the downtown Victoria area (about a 7 minute walk) and the Royal British Colombia Museum (about an 11 minute walk). Butchart Gardens is slightly farther away, about a 14 minute drive. Guests travelling by air should budget about 31 minutes to travel the 27km between the hotel and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) (distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Check-in is at 3:00pm, while check-out is at 12:00pm.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: WI FI, parking and breakfast (call date: June 21, 2012).
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The Good
For guests that had a positive experience, much of it was attributed to the central waterfront location and service received from the staff.

Staff here received top marks from a number of guests who used words like "helpful" and "friendly" to describe their impressions. Several guests commented on the front desk staff, and of their willingness to "go the extra mile". Staff were particularly helpful when it came to offering directions and suggestions for shopping and restaurants.

The location was excellent, according to a number of guests, who enjoyed the scenic views afforded by the harbourfront location, as well as the convenience of being able to access a number of Victoria's attractions within a short walk.

Guests commented on the cleanliness and size of the rooms, saying that they were well-configured and comfortable.

There were a few additional comments on things like the quality and selection of the continental breakfast and good value received for price paid.
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The Bad
While many of the comments used for this analysis were favourable, there were a few common points for complaints, including noise disturbance and ageing decor.

A number of guests indicated that the decor in the common areas and in the rooms was "tired" and in need of updating, and made specific mention of chairs in rooms, patio furniture and carpets.

Street noise, and noise from the harbour itself was a factor for some guests, especially for those who had their windows open. One guest noted that she was able to insulate herself from much of the street noise by keeping her windows closed.

A few guests noted that the parking lot was tight, awkwardly configured and difficult to manoeuvre in.

There were a few peripheral complaints centring on problems with the showers like water pressure and discoloured water.
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Sources
Confirmed with a front desk agent: WI FI, parking and breakfast (call date: June 21, 2012).

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.4 out of 10, or "superb", based on 41 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5, or "excellent", based on 95 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #12 out of 69 Victoria hotels, based on 119 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent

Rated 9.1/10 based on 826 reviews

Ranked #12 out of 57 hotels in Victoria


5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 26, 2010

"Good location to downtown for shopping and restraunts, quiet"

"Upon reserving this hotel we were not noified of construction outside the door and I didn't feel the room was as clean as it could have been, but overall it was alright."

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Location
Map Marker Victoria Regent Hotel
1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC