The Fairmont Empress rises regally on the banks of Victoria's Inner Harbour and represents the center of British Columbia's Capital City. The Resort has been completely restored to her turn-of-the-century beauty and displays the grandeur of a bygone era, her facilities and services meet the needs of today's traveler. The Fairmont Empress features 477 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the city, courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbor. No stay at The Empress would be complete without a visit to one of the magnificent Victoria restaurants in this historic hotel. Whether you partake in the coveted English ritual of Afternoon Tea, savor the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room. For a full-body massage or a full-body workout, their luxury hotel in Victoria has a fully-equipped gym and indoor heated pool and whirlpool area.
Experience a century of historical charm, breathtaking views and Old World elegance. Timeless and new, leisurely and adventurous, casual and opulent; in the heart of this idylic setting, the world famous Fairmont Empress awaits you. This luxurious hotel offers many exclusive amenities: concierge, bell staff, check-inn/check-out, parking, exquisite dining, laundry services, housekeeping, baby sitting, special needs accessibility, safety deposit boxes, restaurants, lounge, spa, gym, swimming pool, whirlpool, pet amenities, pet policy.
Classic Fairmont Rooms are furnished in traditional elegant decor and can accommodate up to four people. Each room has a cozy sitting area with two armchairs, some with ample space to accommodate a crib or rollaway.
Spacious Deluxe Rooms feature traditional elegant decor with large sitting areas. Excellent for families, these rooms can accommodate up to five people with additional space for a rollaway or crib. The sitting area is furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Rooms for the physically challenged are available in this guest room category.
Harbour View Deluxe Rooms are elegantly furnished and feature a spectacular view of Victoria's Inner Harbour. Each room is appointed with two armchairs and can comfortably accommodate up to two people.
All of Signature Rooms have been personally selected for their unique features and benefits. These premier guest rooms are chosen for their distinctive room layout and spacious size, views of the Inner Harbour and distinctive architecture.
Fairmont Gold rooms are located on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. All Fairmont Gold Rooms are non-smoking and offer business amenities, private direct-dial telephone with complimentary business cards and personalized wake-up calls. Nightly turn-down service, overnight shoe-shine and morning newspaper delivery are services provided to all Fairmont Gold guests.
This Victoria hotel offers 477 rooms arranged in 90 configurations in an eight-story building with interior corridors and elevators. Rooms at The Fairmont Empress include signature bathrobes and ceiling fans. Decor includes antique furnishings, floral bedspreads and accent pillows, and a color palette featuring pale pink, green, or yellow. Bathrooms have tile floors, clotheslines, and double shower curtains. Mini-bars are custom-stocked per guest request at check-in. Some rooms have high-speed Internet access (surcharge).
The Empress Room - Ornate tapestries, landscape art, a carved mahogany ceiling, and live harp music set an elegant mood in this fine-dining restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Signature dishes include wild British Columbia sockeye salmon paired with root vegetable gratin, and garlic-rubbed rack of lamb with kalamata olive gnocchi. A spa menu with lighter fare is also featured. The wine list has 500 entries, and wine pairing is a specialty.
Bengal Lounge - Leather furnishings and a tiger skin set the mood in this colonial-style lounge famous for its curry buffet lunches and dinners, and its longtime status as one of the city's premier meeting spots. Live jazz on the weekends. Extensive martini list.
Afternoon Tea in the Lobby - A tradition in Victoria for almost a century, the Fairmont Empress's tea service features tea, pastries, sandwiches, strawberries, and clotted cream served in the hotel's original lobby complete with palm fronds, and carved ceilings.
Guests at the Empress work out in a fitness center equipped with three treadmills, two elliptical trainers, two exercise bikes, strength-training machine, and free weights. The gym overlooks a 60-foot atrium pool located next to a children's wading pool and a hot tub. Fitness center changing rooms have showers, toiletries, towels, lockers, and saunas. Bicycle and watercraft rentals are available across the street at Victoria's scenic Inner Harbour. Hotel staff can provide guests with running maps, water bottles, and towels. Flightseeing tours and whale-watching excursions depart from docks in the harbor. The hotel is two blocks from Beacon Hill Park, an expansive facility with walking and running trails, a petting zoo, tennis courts, and magnificent views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the distant mountains of the Olympic Peninsula.
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