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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of six wanted to go to "high tea" while visiting in Victoria and was debating between The Empress and a couple of other options. In checking Trip Advisor, the reviews for The Empress were very mixed but many comments were extremely negative pertaining to price and service. In checking further, we found The Gatsby offered afternoon tea, the...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby affords the guest the experience of having tea in a 110 year old Mansion. The stain glass, wood and elegant furniture brings you back to a time when tea was an honoured tradition in many homes. Our tea is imported...

Duncan BC
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I have stayed here before, and The Gatsby Manor was as before. Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the reviews that are here, and if you think this might be the place for you, grab a reservation now: a place this eccentric might not last in the world of today's mainstream hotels.

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such cannot be torn down or removed from the premises. Our owners have made some cosmetic improvements to the Mansion. We are presently refurbishing each room with a décor in keeping with the era of when the Mansion was...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Because of the cost of high tea at the Empress Hotel we were told to contact the Gatsby. We did and for half the price we arranged the event for 3pm with our three grandkids (7, 10, 12) and their mother. When we walked in we were seated in a room at the front all be ourselves. First thing the...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Our tea is imported from Singapore and offers a great variety of tastes and selections for even the most discerning tea connoisseur! Our adult and childrens' menu selection presents traditional afternoon tea fare at reasonable prices. Afternoon high tea is a tradition in Victoria. We are...

Reviewed 29 September 2016

2 minute drive from ferry to parking lot, right by the harbor, parliament building, easy walk to downtown. Stayed in the Notre Dame room. No views, but I chose that for the price. Beautiful woodwork & lamps in the mansion, very quiet all night.

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Mary Bea M, Public Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is an historic site with much history connected to the building. The stain glass that is throughout the public areas was brought over from Venice over a hundred years ago in barrels of molasses! Staying in the Mansion transports you back in time. We hope...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Just a few steps from the Black Ball ferry dock, this is a perfect location for leaving the car and walking around all the sights of Victoria (with the exception of Butchart Gardens which is 17 or so miles out of town). We had a queen room on the second floor. The room, the lobby and the other rooms were...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Gatsby mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such the installation of air conditioning is verboten. Victoria cools down nicely at night even when the temperatures are hot during the day. Our location affords us the luxury of the breezes from the ocean and as well all...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Perfecto location near center and near fishermans warf. Also in front of Coho ferry. Very nice an authentic building, you feel like being in a novel. Roons should be better decorated, the best one with four posted bed. Breakfast buffet included in the next building but poor and not varied. Receprion in the next building, Huntingdon manor, really kind and...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. There have been cosmetic improvements made to the rooms and public areas of the Mansion. We are now starting to refurbish each guestroom on an individual basis with different colour schemes in each of the nine rooms. Our breakfast buffet has over 30 items geared to those...

Silver Point, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed in the Pendray Suite and felt it was the most perfect room in Victoria. Yes the Inn is old, there is no air-conditioning or elevator; but it as a true gem of history. We had a balcony overlooking the harbor and a first hand feel of being involved in everything that was going on; but we were sitting...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion was a family home built in the 1890's and has the status of a heritage site. Installing an elevator or air conditioning is verboten.The charm of the Mansion is the authenticity and uniqueness of the stain glass, the wood throughout and the Victorian...

Sacramento
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The quality of pastries was very poor: smoked salmon pinwheels very dry; macaroons were tasteless. We did not want to pay high prices for high tea at Empress, but we were very disappointed here. Don't always pick the cheapest venue for high tea. Location on veranda was excellent, but unfortunately the food tasted awful

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Gatsby Mansion. We sincerely apologize that you felt that the food was unacceptable. Our sandwiches and scones are made on a daily basis and our pastries are likewise fresh for each individual tea. It is unclear if you expressed your concerns to the server.We would have been pleased...

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Gatsby is located near the Inner Harbor, so right in the center of everything. The service is attentive and excellent. Included breakfast is a good buffet and the grounds are lovely. We stayed in Bedroom 3 in the Gatsby Mansion building. It was decorated with antiques and reproductions, including a high, four-poster bed. But it is a 100 year...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such has certain restrictions. The installation of air conditioning and elevator access is verboten. We ensure that this information is clearly displayed on our web page description. As well, our staff relays this information to people who are calling in...

Vancouver
Reviewed 30 August 2016

DEEP DISAPPOINTMENT. FIRST I;M A BRIT I KNO HI TEA. THE GATSBY is a lovely VICTORIAN MANSION so THE SETTING for HI TEA was PERFECT. TRADITIONAL JAZZ played in the background, but did not drown out conversation. SERVICE was ATTENTIVE. THE DISHES looked like ROYAL ALBERT butwere made in CHINA. poor qualityTY. 3 BLACK TEAS were offered we picked DARJEELING,...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. Our selection of teas come from Singapore and offer a variety of tastes that appeal not only to those who like black tea but others who prefer a more delicate blend. While we appreciate that afternoon tea is symbolic with British tradition,...

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Nothing feels more like Victoria than the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is comprised of two buildings: The Gatsby House and the Judges House. Both buildings are over 100 years old with elegant gardens and fountains. ... more   less 

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Address: 309 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Price Range: RM446 - RM787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gatsby Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The mansion is set in from the main road so I think all the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nlance2016, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“four posted bed room”
 of 5 bubbles ajgcristiano, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a piece of history at Gatsby Manor. The Pendray Suite is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles ZuZusMom, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“this review covered high tea only”
 of 5 bubbles sccfsac, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we stayed at the huntington next door.”
 of 5 bubbles CommittedCruiser, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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