The Fairmont Empress
The Fairmont Empress is the perfect blend of tradition and modern luxury. Fully committed to exceeding expectations the Fairmont Empress is located in British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria. The Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour, and is surrounded by art, entertainment and cultural attractions. Built in 1908, the hotel features 477 guestrooms and turn-of-the-century architecture. Whether you are looking to experience a British tradition with with their famous Afternoon Tea, hold a meeting in in their exceptional conference facilities, golf, take in an ocean bound whale watching adventure, or spend an afternoon browsing Victoria’s many shops, The Fairmont Empress is an excellent choice.
For over 107 years, The Fairmont Empress has served the United Kingdom’s most beloved ritual and Victoria’s grandest tradition of Afternoon Tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Sip the signature Fairmont Empress Blend Tea created by Metropolitan Tea Company while enjoying the melodies of the live piano player.
The Fairmont Empress also features the luxurious Willow Stream Spa, a fully-equipped gym and indoor heated pool and whirlpool.
- Cable television with in-room pay movies
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Luxurious down-filled duvets
- Telephone with voice-mail
- Windows that open to the outside
Fairmont Rooms are furnished in traditional elegant decor and can accommodate up to four people. The cozy sitting area has two armchairs and some rooms can accommodate a crib or rollaway.
Bed Type: one King, one Queen, two Doubles, or two Twin beds
Size: from 250 to 300 sq. ft.
View: city or inner courtyard
The spacious Fairmont Deluxe rooms feature traditional elegant decor with large sitting areas. Excellent for families, these rooms can accommodate up to five people, with additional space for a rollaway or crib. The sitting area is furnished with a sofa or sofabed, or two armchairs.
Bed Type: one King or two Queens
Size: from 300 to 450 sq. ft.
View: city or inner courtyard
Harbourview Deluxe Room
The Harbourview Deluxe Rooms are elegantly furnished and feature a spectacular view of Victoria’s Inner Harbor. Each room is appointed with two armchairs and can comfortably accommodate up to two people.
Bed Type: one King, one Queen or two Double beds. (Please be advised that the availability of rooms with two Double beds is limited.)
Size: from 250 to 275 sq. ft.
View: Victoria’s Inner Harbor
Dining at the Fairmont Empress
No stay in Victoria would be complete without a visit to one of the magnificent restaurants in this historic hotel! Whether you partake in famed Afternoon Tea, enjoy the curry buffet in the Bengal Lounge or an award-winning meal in The Empress Room – the impressive surroundings and exceptional cuisine guarantee a truly memorable dining experience.
Indulge in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions – Tea at The Empress. For over 90 years, the majestic lobby of this landmark hotel has played host to England’s most beloved ritual – the taking of afternoon tea.
Reservations: Reservations are recommended and may be made directly with the hotel; Dining Reservations: (250) 389-2727 or dining
With its breathtaking stained glass ceiling and beautiful mosaic floors, the Palm Court provides the perfect setting for your private function, corporate reception, or best of all…wedding event! Experience the charm of an era when the steamships that roamed the world, landed on our very own doorstep.
Drawing inspiration from Queen Victoria’s role as the Empress of India, this colonial style lounge is known throughout Victoria for its authentic curry buffet and signature cocktail menu. While new restaurants and lounges appear in Victoria regularly, The Bengal Lounge is a favourite of residents and visitors alike.
Reservations: Lunch reservations are taken. Dining Reservations: (250) 389-2727
Please Note: The Bengal Lounge is a licensed lounge. British Columbia licensing laws do not allow guests 18 years and under entry to the lounge.