Guest Book

July 11, 2011

"Perfect in every way"

I have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals over the years and I'd rate this one 10 out of 10. The Urban Suite's location is superb, right in the middle of Victoria, steps to the harbor, restaurants, shops and a lovely park. Yet it's in a pleasant neighborhood of condo buildings and hotels, so quieter than you'd expect a downtown location to be and felt completely safe. It was immaculately clean and furnished comfortably and stylishly with everything you could possibly need and lots of things you don't really need but were very nice to have. My landlords Steve and Trish were incredibly welcoming and hospitable, checking before I arrived to see if there was anything special I needed. There was fruit, milk, bread, coffee, tea, cereal and lovely treats at arrival, so no need to rush out for supplies the first night. Everything was as advertised only more so! Steve and Trish had also left all kinds of info about things to do, etc and recommended a day trip in the Sooke Peninsula that was a delight. They are charming people and were available for info and service when needed but didn't hover, left me to enjoy myself and Victoria, a really beautiful city! I'd recommend this to singles or couples, just because it's too small for more than two people (well, maybe three if one is a very small child!)

Dinah, Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

July 04, 2011

My husband and I have travelled widely overseas and this was the first time
we had booked an apartment type accommodation. The location was excellent as
was the layout and attention to detail in the Metro Suite apartment.
It had a home away from home feel and Steve and Trish were very welcoming and made us feel like very special guests.

The apartment was very modern with all the mod cons
needed and some thoughtful and necessary extras thrown in. The location was
excellent and we were able to see and do all the sightseeing we wanted. We
would thoroughly recommend City Life Suites.

Yvonne & John, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

June 17, 2011

Exceeded Our Expecations

From check-in to check-out, this unit in Victoria is truly a "gem". Situated within a short walking distance to the hub of downtown activities, you could easily do without a car rental if staying here.  Owners Trish and Steve are the most accommodating and helpful hosts, available to answer any questions and offer suggestion to enhance your enjoyment of Victoria.  The unit itself is furnished to make the most of its space and contains everything a vacationer could wish for.  Upon our arrival the whole unit was immaculately clean, and the fridge and cupboards had been stocked with enough goodies to allow us to put off grocery shopping until Day 2.  When the door to the balcony is shut, the unit is very quiet. Considering we were there for 2 of Victoria's loud celebrations of Vancouver Canucks' winning games, the city noise never disturbed us.  Every aspect of our stay, from the initial contract to returning the keys was handled efficiently and professionally.  You'd be hard-pressed to find a better 'home away from home'.

Sandi & Len

Scarborough, Ontario

May 26, 2011

Great place to stay while in Victoria BC

Both my wife and I enjoyed our stay in the Metro Suite so much. The location is right downtown and close to everything.The building is new and the grounds are kept immaculate.Our apartment included all the conveniences of home, washer, dryer, fridge, stove and dishwasher.When we return to Victoria, and we will, I will plan my trip with the availability of this place in mind.Thanks Steve for that personal touch that made our trip complete.Hope to see you soon. PS loved the red fish blue fish

  • Glenn and Betty
Ottawa, Ontario

April 05, 2011

Wonderful Accommodation

This is our third month long winter vacation staying in the Astoria Building. The Metro Suite is just perfect and meets all our needs. We enjoy the advantages and convenience of the downtown location and the safe and secure building. We have come to know Steve and Trish over the years and coming to Victoria for our winter vacation feels like coming to visit old friends. They always go out of their way to accomodate you and this year Steve even delivered us to the ferry for our trip to Seattle, stored ourextra luggage and picked us up on our return. We would certainly recommend this wonderful accommodation to others. We've already booked ouraccomodation for 2012!

Rating 5 out of 5

Bill & Elaine


Regina, SK