Fairmont Empress

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The iconic Fairmont Empress hotel is regarded by many in the know to be one of the best hotels in the world. Combining classic elegance with modern luxury, it has given its guests (many of them famous) a unique travel experience for over one hundred years.
Perfect forThose who like to be a part of history on their travels.
In the knowEnjoying the famous afternoon tea, served in the finest china and accompanied by a pianist, is a must at Fairmont Empress.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Family-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview


Ideally located near both the harbour and the city of Victoria, capital of Vancouver Island.

Rooms at Fairmont Empress

The guest rooms and suites include the recently renovated Fairmont Gold rooms offering a boutique hotel within a hotel, with private access and services. Specialty suites include the Vice Regal suite, with its piano parlour, dining room and sweeping views of the harbour, whose past guests range from Presidents and Prime Ministers to John Travolta.

Food and Facilities

Fairmont Empress has a ‘farm to fork’ philosophy and sources local ingredients from the nearby Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley. Try a range of Canadian specialities in the Empress Room, or sample the curry buffet in the Bengal Lounge. For the ultimate pampering experience, the Willow Stream spa is one of the best in Canada, and there’s also a heated pool, a whirlpool and a Hungarian mineral pool.

Activities at Fairmont Empress

If you can drag yourself away from the hotel, take a stroll along the gardens, the harbour and Fisherman’s Wharf and take a leisurely boat ride while you’re on the seafront. Explore the galleries, bookstores, antique shops and markets for unique gifts and souvenirs.

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