Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
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Our experiences at Fairmont Hotels have not been good, Vancouver & Montreux particularly disappointing, so it was good to find a Fairmont that was slightly better than "poor". There are still things we did not like, small bathroom, lack of drawer space & the Hotel's IT system appearing to be run for the benefit of the owners not the guests. However, our stay was brightened by the breakfasts served by our friendly server Shindy & the Hotel's location right on the water's edge. The Fairmont Empress provides an excellent base to explore the wonderful city, which is Victoria & for a Fairmont Hotel, The Empress is not bad. Thank you all & particularly Shindy!
My wife and I chose this hotel because she wanted me to experience a high tea for my birthday she looked on the internet for hotels that had high tea services and she found this hotel. We called and the gentleman from the hotel was very polite and when we made the reservations we mentioned it was for my birthday. During our stay there everyone seemed to know it was my birthday and wished me a happy birthday. Overall this was one of the most pleasurable hotels My wife and I have ever stayed in.
It was our anniversary and the Empress went above and beyond for us. Upgrading us to a beautiful 1 bedroom suite overlooking the harbor. They really know how to make a celebration weeeknd special! Everyone we encountered was more than happy to take care of anything for us. They are first class all the way!
The plus points of this hotel is its location on the harbour front and its (deserved) reputation for afternoon tea. However, the reality of actually staying in the hotel is far, far different. First, the guest rooms are VERY small and the bathrooms tiny. The safe in our room (312) was located on the floor of the wardrobe so that one had to lie down to open an close it ! Breakfast was a shambles with long lines as the person in charge took both names and room numbers, then produced a. Hit, then showed one to a table, so the line built up. Service from the kitchen was very slow - there was no buffet laid out as happens in all luxury hotels - so being fed in the morning was a very long jobs. Also all people in groups received a Tour Menu which made one feel truly a second class citizen. There were two BMW courtesy cars for journeys of less than 3 miles which almost made them redundant especially as the hotel made no effort to publicise their existence. Suggest you avoid.
We spent 1 night here, staff where very friendly and help with things to do, when the weather was not so kind to us. Swimming pool was amazing. Beautiful old building, with modern comforts. Close to everything, hop on hop off bus stop out front, water taxi to Fishermen's wharf or 20min walk.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 489 rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 1 bar
- 1 pool, hot tub
- fitness centre
- business centre
- gift shop
- internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
- safety deposit box at front desk
- self-parking (fee)
- valet (fee)
- wedding facilities
- wheelchair accessibility
- pet friendly (fee)
- conference facilities
- laundry and dry cleaning services
- One King, one Queen or two Double size beds
- 360 to 430 square feet
- tub with shower
- LCD flat screen TV with in-room movies
- hair dryer
- iron/ironing board
- Internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
- alarm clocks
- maximum occupancy is 3 guests - maximum of 2 children per room.
Resort Location Map
Fairmont Waterfront VancouverVancouver,Canada
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5 Canada
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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