Many old restaurants and residential buildings in Victoria, and even the Royal Victoria golf courses, they are joined by stories of ghosts. Guests Abigail Hotel often ask for ghost stories, and incredibly suited staff would like to tell them one. Unfortunately, the ghosts did not exist.
Abigail Hotel is located on the outskirts of the city of Victoria, just minutes from the Inner Harbor, and is truly one of the best preserved Victorian secrets. Well no more! I release the cat out of the bag! I have lived here for over 20 years and managed countless times, each time wondering what it is. I have been to a number of old old hotel, and all of them were pleasant, but often disappointing. Not so with Abigail & # 39; s.
If you pass by the entrance to the hotel, we immediately notice the manicured English gardens. Passing between the bus home and hotel, both buildings look very similar. At first glance, we could not say that they were built 50 years apart. We parked and then meet with Thomas, super friendly front desk attendant. He directs us to our room and fully informs us about the hotel and services. Breakfast in bed sounds appealing, but we choose breakfast with other guests.
Our room is spacious and decorated with nearly every accessory that we could wish for. This delicious welcoming cookies, the cozy couch in front of fireplace, four beds with posters or a bathroom in marble with a bath with Jacuzzi and shower with rain head? Our room decorated rich country furnishings gusyachymi comforters and pillows, and bizarre with silk cushions. This luxurious and very comfortable.
Library in the main building – a meeting place and between five and seven hours to prepare snacks, refreshments and free animals. Soon we meet friendly people from Louisiana, Nevada, Ontario and Alberta. Thomas on hand to take good care of us.
For dinner we make a short walk through the city center, no more than 3 or 4 short blocks. We visit the very popular Noodle House to find out what is noise. Well, not what we expected, but a unique experience and very tasty food! I did not expect that I will spoil my wife with chopsticks and a cardboard box, but nothing is too good for my Queen!
In the morning we board the wonderful gourmet breakfast. Large table contains most of the guests. Arriving late, we sit down at a table for four and was soon joined by a young couple from Oregon. Abigail & # 39; It s designed and operated in such a way that people can easily interact with each other, adding the pleasure of visiting. If you go to privacy, spacious rooms can be your private sanctuary, and you can order you breakfast in bed!
After breakfast, Marion Hansen (CEO) leads us to a tour of the hotel. Each room is unique, but all have the same touches that make Abigail unique. The entire staff, from marketing, management, housekeeping and dining room, a friendly and helpful. It is hard to imagine why anyone would stay anywhere else.
You can tell they are worried, especially when Marion tells us how they invite someone from the neighbors for Christmas dinner. owner's philosophy is certainly well entrenched with all staff, and is expressed in the care and attention to detail in the design of the hotel, and in style, as well as services provided to guests.
When we leave, we offer a small gift bag containing two bottles of water, refreshments and guide to other "non-elected". Jobs in tourism makes me really appreciate the businesses that take it suras & # 39; ozna. This business has truly earned its "five stars".
So now it's time to play tourist! Our choice today – visit the art gallery of Victoria. The Art Gallery is located just minutes from Abigail's and is located in a historic mansion in the neighborhood Spencer Rockland. We go there, because there is an exhibition of art of Takao Tanabe, an artist born in Seal bay, British Columbia. Artist from & # 39; is the recipient of several major awards and worldwide. His art provides a unique view of the earth, the sea and the sky, which are manifested in its extensive and beautiful landscape paintings. The grand size of his paintings presents a marvelous vision of Canada and particularly the West Coast.
We continue to explore, going to lunch at the Sidney by the Sea. Since we were in most of the local restaurants, we are looking for a new experience. Others mentioned the restaurant "Dakota" in a volatile club "Victoria", so we check it! From our table we see on the runway, so after lunch a variety of planes taxi nearby.
We've heard that breakfast will be awarded, and find that they are all day breakfast is served on weekends. We make our selection and enjoy a very good dinner.
After lunch, we study Sidney and shopping and sightseeing.
On the way home, I reflect on our fabulous stay at Abigail. I am thinking about ghosts, I could compensate to learn. The fact is that they simply do not need a ghost. Abigail sells itself!
Reflections on Abigail: peace, quiet, comfortable, luxurious but not ostentatious, friendly meeting place, charming, romantic, very special. The best accommodation in Victoria!