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Downtown Victoria Harbour REAL character loft!

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Your temporary home - The Oriental Hotel - converted into 32 'micro' condos in 2012
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4 reviews
Your temporary home - The Oriental Hotel - converted into 32 'micro' condos in 2012
The beautiful Victoria skyline...
Rooftop patio with 360 views, tables & a bbq - for everyone to enjoy...
oh-so-perfect kitchen w/everything you could need to make a meal or simply open a bottle of wine...
very comfy memory foam pull-out sofa bed... mmmm....
the funky stairs to the loft...
another view of the stairs...
extremely comfortable queen sized bed in the loft...
some people like to see this...
full sized bath/shower not visible...
Breakfast of champions!
extremely rare jackalope...
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
A modern conversion of an 1880's-era hotel, The Oriental, in 2012 created this beautiful loft apartment. While certainly compact, this 500 sq ft little dynamo boasts everything you could want: 2 comfy beds (one queen/loft; the other full/memory foam La-Z-boy sofa bed), full kitchen, full bath, washer-dryer... Everything the average hotel doesn't!

Please note that while perfect & cozy for sleeping, the loft is only 5' in height and the stairs up to it are not traditional (while better than the original ladder, they are not uniform in height or depth...). We suggest that anyone with mobility issues please take this into consideration before booking.

This studio also has two large skylights which do not allow for complete darkness in the suite. And being that we're just 2 blocks from the harbour, you may find that the...
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About the Owner, julianna r
Response Rate: 89 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2015
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
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caysea57
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Was great downtown location, lots of restaurants, shopping and close to water. No instructions when my sister and I arrived. No parking as it was Saturday and there is only metered short term parking in front of building. We had no idea what to do, so arrival got us off to bad start. Place is very small, loft steps steep...

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We pride ourselves on our great communication with our guests - both before and during their travels. We made attempts to contact you both via both Flipkey AND your personal email in the 24 hours leading up to your arrival as we never heard from you beyond our initial email.. As for the loft, the stairs and the sofa-bed, we...

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My family really enjoyed the location of the loft and the look of the building. We were very tired, especially me, when we got to the location and upset that the code to the front door had been changed. I did not bother to look at emails after I left New Zealand due to everything being sorted before I left,...

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We pride ourselves on our great communication with our guests - both before and during their travels. We're sorry that the communication of our door code was lost in your travels but we did our very best to get that information to you. We made attempts to contact you both via both Flipkey AND your personal email in the 24...

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Wendy N
Kamloops
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Loved the location! Apartment has tons of character and supplied everything we needed for our short stay. will need to come back and stay longer next time. The host was very accommodating and we had no issues finding the place or accessing it. Thank you!

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Thanks for staying at our loft, Wendy - and thank you for looking after it so well. All dealings with you were simple and pleasant - we so appreciate that. Hope to see you again one day! Best, jules & justin

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Amenities
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
- no smoking - always lock apartment upon leaving - turn heat down to 10 degrees upon departing - no candles or flames - no toddlers (due to loft & high windows...) - no drying...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Sofa
    1 King
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $269 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $64 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Victoria's inner harbour is the most vibrant area on the island - and here, at our place, you're two short, strollable blocks away. Enjoy the best food & wine available - each with a different view of one of the prettiest marinas in Canada. Love politics? Take a 10 minute stroll to our province's Parliament Building. If culture is your game, the Royal BC Museum is also down the street. Paddle or peddle to the bustling outdoor markets or alternately, jump on a speedy Zodiac and seek out a pod of Orcas... It's all within blocks of this fantastic apartment. With Harbour Air and the Greyhound Bus terminals all within blocks, you may find it's just best to leave the stress of a car behind, and heck, if you've done that, why not fill your water bottle with a delicious... more
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: http://yyjairportshuttle.com/: 42.0 km
Ferry: http://www.bcferries.com/travel_planning/bus_and_coach/#vi: 52.0 km
If you're traveling to the island on a ferry, we highly recommend hopping on either a double-decker City of Victoria public bus or a Pacific Coach Line (PCL) charter bus from the BC Ferry terminal in Swartz Bay to take you to your Victoria harbour home. The city bus offers either an express bus that will take you about 35 minutes or one that makes all the local, regular stops but takes a little longer. Both will give you a fantastic taste of the main highway and it's pocket neighbourhoods along the way. The slightly more costly PCL bus is more direct & speedy but not necessarily a better experience if time is not an issue. The city buses are very clean and well-maintained though the PCL coach has much more room should you have large bags to consider.

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