Are you ready to discover something exciting and new? For the Victorian Hotel, it’s business unusual. Instead of following the big-box brand of hotels with its cookie cutter style of rooms, we’ve eschewed the mundane in favour of the artisanal, the intriguing and the homemade. As a special treat, guests can now enjoy fresh honey, created from our on-site beehive.
“We’ve just welcomed our new Queen,” says owner and founder Miriam Mowat. “We’ve always offered guests our complimentary Healthy Start continental breakfast. However, summertime visitors enjoy an extra treat once our hive starts producing.”
At the Victorian Hotel, we’ve always defined ourselves by catering to guests who are looking for a unique lodging experience. By mixing Victorian charm with contemporary comforts, guests can enjoy an unpretentious and authentic atmosphere, complete with high ceilings, original hardwood floors, intricate woodwork, and majestically large windows that were built in 1898. Other indulgent touches include organic Saltspring toiletries, extra plush Kingsley bathrobes, and the totally free Enterprise Class super hi-speed Wi-Fi.
The beehive is located on the Pender Victorian Balcony and can be seen from the second floor through a glass viewing area. The tradition started three years ago and ever since, the bees have been busy, gathering pollen to create the signature sweet that delights children and grown-ups alike.
“It’s wonderful to see them,” says Miriam. “I always make sure there are lots of fresh flowers planted around the grounds. As the Victorian Hotel, of course tea is a feature with our breakfast spread, and fresh honey is an extra-special treat that we’re pleased to offer as a boutique hotel.”
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the hotel is near Rogers Arena, Yaletown and Gastown. The Victorian Hotel also shares its historic space with a vintage shop, an old-timey bookseller, and an award-winning restaurant that offers Italian inspired cuisine, upheld by traditional cooking techniques. With a variety of rooms that accommodate different needs and budgets, we help connect guests with local experiences while offering our signature traditional hospitality with a twist.
As a guest staying at the Victorian Hotel, you also have access to our friendly and knowledgeable staff that can provide great recommendations of things to do and see while you’re in town.