Fairmont Empress Hotel Reviews
We've found 22 Fairmont Empress Hotel reviews from Viator.com travelers and members: what they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved. It's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
4 stars because of the site set up--site doesn't make it very clear whether p/u from the hotel is an option or not (I've sent an email and then later made a call to the company trying to clarify, but it did not help either). Anyway, the website allows you to put the name of your hotel in for the p/u when in fact you have to wait for the bus in front of the Empress. Other than that everything was fine. We took the tour twice, once for the tour itself and the other time we've used hop-off/hop-on option. The best guide was Adrian, he loves his city and we just loved his sense of humor!
a very nice overview of the city of victoria. I recommend it
We found the tour guide very knowledgeable and informative while on the Victoria Sightseeing tour
Driver was informative and interesting to listen to. Loved his city and helped us see why.
This was fab, everyone involved had time to explain all. cost covered 3 day hop on hop off journey. This was great as on day 1, could do the entire journey working out where and how long to get off and stay to look around on future trios. well worth the money. Guides very knowledgable on all aspects of tour
Delightful tour. It gave us a view of inside Victoria beyond the Empress Hotel, its different sorts of residents and the neighborhoods where they live. Well worth the time.
poor audio quality on bus, 90 min trip was not very interesting, no stops except for hop on/off passengers
The bus was late but the tour coordinator in front of the Empress Hotel did not inform the crowd that was waiting and wondering what was going on. The tour was called Sunset Tour for a reason - after the first 20 minutes, you can barely see anything that the driver was pointing out. VC is clean and beautiful but next time, I'll probably make different arrangements.
Same company that did the Buchart Gardens tour. They did an exceptional job.
Ok but not great. Too much residential sightseeing. Also the brochure led me to beleive we would see the castle. Only got a view from miles away.
This would have been so much better in an open double decker bus. Also, the guide recited the whole ninety minute tour, not a lot of spontaneity.
Not very good and not very interesting at all.
It was a wonderful experience for first time visitors of Victoria. We truly enjoyed our 90-minute tour of the BC capital because our driver guide was very knowledgeable and brought us to places we
wouldn't have gone on our own. Highly recommended!
I assumed that this was a double-decker bus tour, but it is a regular bus tour. My mistake, I should have checked. But it was a very warm day when we took the bus tour, so I was thankful for the A/C in the bus. A tour of Victoria with the driver giving facts/history/interesting points of interest and a few jokes here and there. I had gone on this tour before,so I knew what to expect. It was my parents' first time, and they fell asleep through some of it. They were surprised that a good portion of the tour was through the nicer Victoria neighborhoods. I think they didn't realize that Victoria, although beautiful, is not a large city.