Hi guys! Recently I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in downtown Victoria, BC. I took my best girlfriend Jaimie Lewis (sometimes singer, sometimes blog contributor – hello, I can’t take all the photos myself) with me. We had the absolute best time! Between the fluffy robes, out-of-this-world service and insanely comfy bed – it was definitely a night to remember.
My One Night Stay at the Magnolia Hotel and Spa
We arrived to Magnolia Hotel with great expectations. And after 5 minutes of being there, all of our expectations were completely blown away. The hotel was stunning, the staff were incredibly friendly and I was a little bit shocked yet completely excited to be greeted with “ah, Miss Morry, we’ve been expecting you”.
(Also, the freshly made in-house tea that they had served in the lobby was delicious. I’m still thinking about it as I write this post from my apartment in Toronto. Omg.)
After having my car valet parked by one stylish man and having our bags generously taken by another, we were shown to our room: the Diamond Harbour View room. It was everything we could do to keep our cool while getting settled in. As soon as the door closed and we were alone to enjoy our top floor corner suite, our jaws dropped, our eyes bulged and I swear I heard some angels sing. It was incredible.
I was delighted to see a couple of welcoming gifts waiting for me inside our suite. They were totally unexpected but definitely appreciated. From Magnolia Hotel there was a card signed by the manager and director of sales alongside a box of Rogers Chocolates (a Victoria favourite) and a travel bag filled with L’Occitane products!
Tourism Victoria had also left me an info pack about Victoria, BC and a complimentary attractions pass so we could make the most of what beautiful Victoria has to offer. (We hit up the IMAX to see the mammoth movie and later, butterfly gardens and the aviation museum.)
Our room was so gorgeous we could hardly stand the thought of leaving it. As a pre-warm up to our evening on the town, we snuggled into our plush robes, climbed into bed and opened up a bottle of sauvignon blanc. If there was a ever a reason to celebrate, this was it!
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is known on Vancouver Island as “downtown Victoria’s favourite boutique hotel”. I can honestly say now that it’s mine too. Magnolia Hotel is located right downtown and is within walking distance of the gorgeous inner harbour, cool shops, tasty restaurants and endless entertainment.
After lounging around in our robes for longer than we needed to, we decided it was time to head outside and explore downtown Victoria. We went for a walk in the inner harbour, ate the best pasta ever at Pagliacci’s, stopped in for an Aviation cocktail at Little Jumbo and then returned back to our palace. Oops, I mean hotel.
The morning after:
Once again we crawled under the sheets, turned on a movie and went to sleep. I’m telling you, they shouldn’t make the beds that wildly comfortable because I didn’t want to get up at all. In the morning we eventually dragged ourselves out of bed to head down to the Catalano Restaurant for breakfast.
I had the Catalano Waffle, which is stuffed with double smoked bacon & emmental cheese and served with fresh fruit, vanilla whip and maple syrup. It doesn’t get much tastier than that.
I was treated like a queen and couldn’t have imagined having a better stay. I would definitely give Magnolia Hotel the Leopard Paw of Approval. Next time you’re in Victoria make sure you book a room at Magnolia Hotel & Spa (book here). Get ready to live luxe!
Thanks for having us stay! I’m looking forward to coming back again. (Soon, if I can help it.)
Ps. For more hotel reviews, check out my Romantic Weekend Staycation at Pantages.