The Magnolia Hotel & Spa (Victoria, BC)
I fell in love with The Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, BC. I really did. From the moment I first communicated with Bill, the General Manager, to the moment walked in, to the nights I stayed there, to being able to walk less than two blocks to the conference site for Social Media Camp Victoria 2011, to the attention to detail, to the extreme generosity and focus on service. I simply love The Magnolia Hotel. And not only because they invited me to stay with them during SMCV’11. But because they are SO focused on good service.
I’ve already mentioned before how much I love boutique hotels. I think that the attention to detail, the fact that they are not chain-like, the emphasis on customer service, are all bonus points of boutique hotels. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Victoria, on Courtney Street, strategically very close to Clive’s Classic Lounge (fantastic cocktails, as I have mentioned before).
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel, voted one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers and recognised as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® awards, is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay.
Searching hotels in Victoria for an event venue or spa getaway? Check out our new meeting space and see why businesses are making us their corporate hotel. Plan a spa retreat with the girls and slip into Zenlike bliss at our newly expanded Spa Magnolia. Try Prime Steakhouse for lunch or dinner, a favourite in Victoria since opening in 2009. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast gets rave reviews.
Discover the kind of undistracted, unmatched service you can experience only in a boutique hotel with just 64 rooms. Aeroplan® members earn miles while staying at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa
When I arrived, a box of chocolates was waiting for me on my desk.
Extremely spacious and perfect to hide away for a few days while attending a conference, I really enjoyed the fact that The Magnolia Hotel has everything I could possibly need: fantastic service, a great restaurant downstairs, complimentary Continental breakfast, newspaper delivered to my door, and great attention to the smallest details.
I’ll definitely come back to stay at The Magnolia Hotel, and I definitely know why I will come back: because the service is extraordinary. And that comes from their philosophy – they treat you like family.
Disclosure: My stay at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa was sponsored very generously by the hotel as they knew I was coming to speak at Social Media Camp Victoria 2011. My expenses to travel to and from Vancouver Island were covered by the sponsorship package of SMCV’2011, but I paid for every other expense I incurred on during my trip. I wasn’t paid to write this review, nor was I required to do so either. The purpose of this blog entry is just to describe my experience at the hotel. In any review I write or publish on my site, I retain editorial control at all times. Should you have any questions/concern feel free to contact me via e-mail through my contact form.