(Victoria, British Columbia) — WestJet readers recently singled out the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria for the up! magazine Value Award as a high quality unique travel experience that delivered a ‘great bang for the buck’.
The four-diamond, luxury boutique Magnolia Hotel is infused with European elegance. Guestrooms feature downtown and harbour views, custom-designed traditional two-poster beds, floor to-ceiling windows, and fireplaces in diamond level rooms. In-room complimentary amenities include gourmet coffee, fresh fruit and bottled water. The opulent bathrooms feature marble cladding, glass walk-in showers and deep soaker tubs for the ultimate in bathing and relaxation. Attention to detail and service are in evidence everywhere, with complimentary continental breakfast served daily, and fresh flowers and fruit in the lobby.
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Recently relocated beside the four-diamond hotel’s lobby entrance, Spa Magnolia embodies the world-famous Aveda holistic approach. This oasis of tranquility has nearly doubled in size, with seven treatment rooms and a spacious lounge. Every treatment is customized to the individual’s specific needs using the power of touch and fragrances.
Prime Steakhouse & Lounge, adjacent to the Magnolia’s lobby, is a steak lover’s paradise, with six cuts of steak gracing the menu. On-site dry aging and the over fired broiler produce flavor and juice with a crisp crust. For non steak lovers, the menu features lamb, a selection of fresh seafood, poultry, pasta – and Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday.
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, with only 64 rooms, offers an unsurpassed commitment to attentive service. Professional, courteous staff has become the unquestioned hallmark. The hotel is centrally located just steps away from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour and the city’s best shops, galleries, and entertainment. Repeatedly recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the top hotels in Canada, and recently voted best boutique hotel in Victoria by Victoria News, the Magnolia caters to business and leisure travelers, along with their pets. Along with this comes great value for each dollar.
Packages start at $229CAD (about $197USD) for the Treasures Package, which features the North American premiere 1.5 million years of cultural history of the world from the British Museum. The Treasures Package includes overnight accommodations for two in a superior room, continental breakfast, two adult passes the Royal BC Museum, and a treasure box to take home. For information or reservations, contact a travel agent, go to www.magnoliahotel.com, or call 1-877-MAGNOLIA from anywhere in the continental USA or Canada.