Guest Book

August 06, 2013

Reviewed 20 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed in this apartment for two weeks in early July 2013, and liked everything so much that we have already made reservations to return next year. Owner Steve Young was waiting at the front door of the building when we arrived (alerted by cell phone) and promptly showed us in and gave us a tour of the apartment and the building, including our reserved parking space. Not only is the apartment comfortably and completely furnished (including quality cookware), but the kitchen was already supplied with lots of little things we expected to have to buy: laundry and dish soap, fully-stocked spice rack, saran wrap, paper towels, coffee filters. There was even a welcome fruit basket, a loaf of bread and enough coffee to get us started. In the closet is a shopping wagon to tote the groceries home from the market about five blocks away. The owners told us to call them immediately if we needed anything. As for the apartment, it is secure, quiet, and only 3 blocks from the beautiful Victoria harbor. We enjoyed sitting out on the two-person balcony most evenings, and walking to the harbor and around the neighborhood most days. Steve and Trish were very helpful with suggestions and information about Victoria. We had a wonderful stay. There are great restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, but the kitchen is so well-equipped we had fun fixing many meals at home. The location is perfect for exploring the city.
Absolutely no complaints--we considered ourselves very lucky to have found this place!

Sue, Arlington, VA

?Apartment and service are absolutely the gold standard!?

August 06, 2013

Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The condo was impeccable and exceptionally well equipped with high end everything including: kitchen cookware, dinnerware, utensils and small and large appliances as well as everything you would need including: dishwasher detergent, dish detergent, pot scrubbers,rubber gloves, etc. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished and has a lovely balcony that gets lots of sun. The condo has an apartment size washer and dryer and the owner has kindly provided detergent, stain removal, iron and ironing board. The owner also provided cable TV and limitless long distance calling in Canada. The location of the condo is perfect; it is walking distance to the harbor, restaurants, bars, grocery shopping, liquor store and family shopping. The owner warmly welcomed us to the condo, was available if needed for the duration of our stay and provided us with some essential groceries including, milk, bread, coffee, fresh fruit, butter, etc., to get us started. How nice is that? And if that isn't enough, at the end of our stay, the owner drove us to the airport. To sum it up, our visit in Victoria could not have been any better. The owners have gone above and beyond expectations. Many, many thanks to Trish and Steve for making this trip for a family wedding so enjoyable and memorable!

Val & Steve, Ontario

?Absolutely incredible experience overall.?

January 25, 2013

The City Life Suites Urban studio apartment was absolutely perfect for our holiday in Victoria BC. Travelling from London and arriving in Canada Christmas eve, we really wanted a home away from home feel, being able to make a Christmas dinner and have a relaxing Christmas was paramount. Our first impression were the apartment was super clean with fresh contemporary furnishings and the location is second to none.

We were so impressed with the level of detail the owners had gone to to make our stay special and the equipment in the apartment was beyond our expectations, they really had not missed anything that we might need to make our stay comfortable.

We cannot recommend the City Life Suites more! The bed was super comfy, and we had everything we needed even tupperware to take pack lunches out and about with us, which really helped budget our holiday. They made our stay perfect and even helped us secure a wonderful Whale watching tour. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Many thanks to Trish & Steve!

Susie & Dan - London, UK

Urban Suite Was Absolutely Perfect

January 25, 2013

This is our 3rd stay at the Mermaid Wharf (City Harborside Suite) but our first stay with City Life Suites. I have to say, this one was THE best.

First, working with City Life Suites was wonderful. They pay careful attention to all details to make sure your trip to Victoria goes smoothly. A nice welcoming touch is the fruit, bread and milk provided to get you started when you first arrive. In meeting with them on check out, you could tell that they genuinely care that you enjoyed your stay and didn't encounter any issues. They take pride in their apartment and ask for feedback to improve the stay for future guests.

The apartment was exceptionally clean, well laid out for efficient use of space, had plenty of storage space and had a fully equipped kitchen though we didn't use it as there are so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance (and we were visiting relatives). Our favorites were the Canoe Club (steps away from the building) and John's (good for breakfast).

It felt like the apartment was either recently remodeled or very well maintained as everything seemed new. The pictures posted accurately reflect the apartment. The location is perfect as you can walk to downtown: Chinatown is just a block away, walk across the Johnson street bridge to the Galloping Goose trail and the view of the harbor is right out the window!

We would definitely stay here again when visiting Victoria!

T.E.    California

City Harbourside Suite - THE best!

November 20, 2012

Me and my girlfriend just spent 10 fantastic days in this perfectly located appartment. - the city harbourside suite is just 1 min walk to the nicest pubs and stores - View from the living room over the water - roof terrace incl BBQ open for everyone - kitchen equipped with everything one might long for (incl sharp knives) - the whole apartment was amazingly clean - very comfortable bed - friendliest hosts we met so far.  Whatever you expect, you´ll find it there! Should we ever come back to Victoria, this would be the place we would come to.

Benni & Kim

Cologne, Germany

November 10, 2012


City Harbourside Suite - Whatever You Expect, You’ll Find It There