Guest Book

August 06, 2013

Reviewed 22 September 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The self-catering vacation rental-The Metro Suite-has become an all-time favorite. We've stayed 4 times. The location, so close to the Harbor and old town Victoria, is excellent. The place sparkles and is nicely decorated, but the thing that keeps us coming back is the incredible hospitality of Steve and Trish and their attention to detail. Although it is self-catering, the fridge is stocked with bread, butter, milk. Fresh coffee and fruit too so one doesn't have to wake up and go grocery shopping immediately. Shampoo, conditioner, laundry supplies, cereal, popcorn, cocoa, tea and a shopping cart...all there. Any problems? Steve is available anytime and promptly addresses it. They are there to greet you, get you familiar with the place and help you down with your luggage when you leave. Their warmth and caring is genuine. It is a city suite so expect some traffic noise but by 10pm it is usually quiet. The bed is a little low for we older folks but the mattress is quite comfortable. Don't hesitate to use this rental for your next stay in Victoria, BC.

Don & Maria, Arizona

?Owner’s attention To Detail Makes This Our Favorite Vacation Rental?

August 06, 2013

Reviewed 12 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We just spent February and March in the Metro Suite; this is our 5th year staying with Steve and Trish and City Life Suites. They welcome us every year with such warmth and friendliness. The high standard they set for the suite is aways 100%. The Metro Suite has truly become our home away from home and we look forward to our winter vacation in the most walkable city in Canada. We spend most of days walking and exploring the downtown area, the harbour and the beautiful Beacon Hill Park. 
The location of the astoria building is so convenient to a wide assortment of restaurants and attractions. 
We have already reserved the suite for 2014!

Bill & Elaine, Regina, SK

?A true home away from home!?

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