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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I planned a surprise party for my husbands 40th birthday at the English Inn. Heather and her staff were amazing and so accommodating for every detail for our 30+ guests. They met us at the door with martinis and had the bar all stocked with our favourites, even going to the effort of creating a signature drink for us! We... More 

Thank Mokara7
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish rooms in a British style hotel This hotel is marvelous, the rooms are so nice. They are English Country chic with modern amenities. The location is excellent - 8 minutes to downtown. It won't be for everyone as you do have to walk up stairs to the rooms located on the 3rd floor but it is worth the walk

Thank coalpd
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I bought a groupon to try this hotel. Unfortunately we were not that impressed. We could hear every word when people talked in the hallway outside our room. The description of the room promised a seating area. And sure there were two chairs in the room. Unfortunately they were too uncomfortable to use and they faced a... More 

Thank Raspberry S
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We recently spent one night at the English Inn and were impressed with the service, the staff were very friendly, informative and ready to help in any way. We learned that we could order in our dinner from a number of restaurants, pay a delivery charge and eat in the Inn's dining room! The fire places were great on the... More 

Thank Kim T
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the more unique places I've stayed locally. Spotlessly clean and very quiet. Staff were excellent and "J" was particularly nice to chat with. Beautiful gardens and nice patios make this a place you want to visit.

Thank gordp1205
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments about your recent stay with us. Jamie will be thrilled to hear you mentioned her! We all take great pride in providing our guests with a clean, comfortable and relaxing stay. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We all look forward to welcoming... More 

Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Bought a groupon for this hotel. My husband and i had to fly into Victoria for a medical procedure, which in itself is quite costly. Our flight did not land until 8:30pm so by the time we were able to rent a car and drive to the hotel it was 9:30, but while we were in line at the car... More 

Thank Duramaxgirl
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for communicating your comments about your recent stay with us. As we are not a 24hr property, and close in the early evening at this time of year, it is very important that we are aware of when guests are arriving to the hotel. With staff who reside on property, it really makes no difference when you arrive,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed in room 7 a Crown room that was very large with high ceilings, and a patio that looked out on the garden and had glimpses of the ocean. We had a few cocktails down in the main lobby in front of the fireplace early in the evening. The staff were great, and we will be back to try... More 

Thank VictoriaLaxman
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay in Crown Jewel #7. We look forward to welcoming you back so that you may try a stay in one of our other guests rooms! (I recommend Crown Suites 1 or 2) More 

St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The lobby of this place was what I was expecting the rooms to look like,beautiful dark wood and cozy.But ours wasn't.We were lead out into the garden into another building,it was a strange setup.The room was comfortable enough but not quite what I was expecting in a place called the English Inn,needs some updating.

Thank Luuvbunny73
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us. We have one extra room off the garden path, outside the main manor house. Should this room be booked on the phone, guests are advised of its location. If guests book online, you will simply be allocated a room type. I have since looked ahead to advise all booked... More 

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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I held our wedding here in early September. From day one of planning, Heather and the other amazing staff at the English Inn made me feel relaxed about how smoothly everything would go. The grounds are gorgeous, and the inn itself has so much character and a true feeling of luxury. Each room is very different -... More 

Thank Lindsey M
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Lindsey for taking the time to write such a beautiful review! You are forever connected to the staff and I, so please do not be a stranger. Your Mom messaged me the other day for a dinner date so I am going to have to adjust my busy schedule to accommodate. Much love to you all and hope... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

While the room was lovely and large we wondered about the "renovations". Where new plumbing had been installed the previous holes were left unfinished and the workmanship that had been done was shoddy at best. For the $$$ of the crown rooms it just wasn't worth the extra. Yes, the room was large and boasted a King bed and a... More 

Thank Pam C
English I, General Manager at English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about your stay with us mid September. Room 14 is the largest room in the building and is great for accommodating travelling couples or guests that require space and their own bed. However, this room does lack the character and intimacy of the remaining guest suites as it is most commonly utilized for size and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formerly a set of residences set on 4.5 acres of beautiful gardens, every room at the English Inn is unique. Each offers its own special character amidst the beautiful garden setting and historical architecture of the property. Three types of standard rooms are available from the quaint garden rooms to the deluxe crown suites as well as "The Crown Jewel" the luxurious heart of the English Inn and the 2 bedroom townhouse, great for large families or parties traveling together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about English Inn

Address: 429 Lampson St., Esquimalt, British Columbia V9A 5Y9, Canada (Formerly Olde England Inn)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Esquimalt
Price Range: RM360 - RM622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — English Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All the rooms are unique and quaint and lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Mokara7, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Crown rooms are large. Hotel is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 292pamc, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room #2 has a peek a boo view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles charlesodonnell, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to stay in the main hotel building, avoid room 21”
 of 5 bubbles 103jacquelynr, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel appears understaffed. Have some patience as they are probably doing multiple duties.”
 of 5 bubbles l0c0m0c, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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