Published on June 21st, 2008 | by simeon0
Royal Scot Victoria B.C.
Located in scenic Victoria British Columbia, the Royal Scot Inn is a fantastic place to stay for a relaxing weekend away or a full vacation. Located just a couple of blocks from the fairy terminals, the Royal Scot offers personalized and attentive service in a spacious suite setting.
On a recent visit, we were happy to see that despite some updates to the decor, the hotel was still the great home away from home we have come to love when we are in Victoria. We were given a tour of the hotel and learned that it started out as an apartment complex and that it is a popular stop for seniors who spend the winter in Victoria to escape the colder climates in Central and Eastern Canada.
After seeing some of the other room types such as the studio and one bedroom units, we were able to tour the updated recreation, pool and spa areas as well as the laundry facilities.
I was amazed at the spacious room that had a comfortable living room area complete with a couch, chairs, table, desk, and lamps. The unit also had a fully stocked kitchen as a stove, oven, microwave, sink, and a fridge were all included as well as plates, silverware glasses, cups and more to truly give a home away from home feeling and makes the Royal Scot ideal from extended getaways.
The bedroom was spacious and like the living room, also included a television as well as a phone, stereo, clock radio and ample closet space complete with robes for visiting the pool/spa area.
The Royal Scot also includes a full work out facility and spacious locker room facility. I enjoyed the comfortable indoor pool as well as the spacious hot tub and sauna.
The rooms were spacious and offered the most amenities of any hotel I have ever stayed at worldwide. For younger guests, the Royal Scot offers an arcade and Internet access stations as well as reading, game, laundry, and social rooms.
The Royal Scot also offers shuttle service as well as a restaurant and bar and room service. I found the restaurant to be a great value as the menu was impressive and the salads alone made the trip worth while.
During our trip we visited the Royal B.C. Museum. The attraction contained a very impressive and rare display of statues and artifacts as well as the Craigdarroch Castle which has to be seen to be believed.
My wife suggested that we pick up some groceries and thanks to the rooms full kitchen, we were able to bake cookies before settling in for the evening as well as enjoy a nice breakfast in the morning.
The spa and pool were very welcome after a long day, and within a few minutes in the spa, we were ready to walk the scenic Inner Harbour and see more of the scenic city.
During our first stay athe the hotel, my wife was involved in an accident on one of the scooter rentals. The staff of the Royal Scot provided complete care for us including arranging for a taxi from the hospital and a wheelchair when we arrived back at the hotel to the welcoming notes from the resident Bagpiper. It is little attentions to detail such as this as well as the fantastic suite that makes me wish I would have had more time to experience the Royal Scot and causes me to look forward to future visits.
The Hotel also offers a great bar and restaurant called Jonathans which offers great meals as well as drinks for those who want everything from a quick snack to a full dinner.
5 stars out of 5