The Best Vacation Property We Have Ever Rented - Cosmopolitan Suite

posted on Feb 07, 2018

Our stay at the Cosmopolitan property was Amazing! The unit's VRBO photos were completely accurate and to our pleasure, the property was even better than the photos showed. Every item in the unit was in perfect condition and the entire place was literally 'Sparkling Clean'! It was also cheerful, bright and perfectly decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen fantastic, with absolutely every item necessary to prepare and serve any meal for four on matching dinnerware. Although the Cosmopolitan only sleeps two, it felt roomy and comfortable. The building( The Era) was well cared for with pleasant residents. This unit's location was perfect for exploring Victoria. We could easily walk from the Cosmopolitan throughout the Downtown area or easily find public transportation to the entire city and all its many delights. We felt completely safe walking to and from the many wonderful Downtown restaurants we discovered - even after dark! Finally, I would like to commend Melissa and Rod from CityLifeSuites for providing wonderfully thoughtful service. We would definitely rent the Cosmopolitan again or any unit on VRBO that was managed by CityLifeSuites. We loved our stay in Victoria and our VRBO home away from home! Theresa and Mike Madill

Reviewer location Lloydminster, Alberta Canada

Date of Arrival December 29, 2017

Urban Suite   Nov-Dec/2018

posted on Feb 02, 2018

Melissa and Rod at City Life Suites are so professional, accommodating and
 helpful!  We have come to Victoria for an extended stay for the last 3 years
 and the last 2 years we have stayed at a particular unit that Melissa and
 Rod manage. We are coming back again next year and would never consider not
 using their services.  They are so friendly, are ready with answers to many
 questions from where to eat to who can fix your computer, and absolutely
 feel like 'friends'.  We are so happy to have had the good fortune to find
 them!! In today's world where customer service feels like it doesn't happen
 much, Melissa and Rod at City Life Suites bring you back to the care and
 dedication that renews your hope that customer service actually still
 occurs.  Thank you for all that you do and do so well!
 Elizabeth & Brad W.

Great Harmony Suite

posted on Jan 23, 2018

I loved my stay at the Harmony Suite. The location was perfect-within walking distance to my work, many restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Rod and Melissa are delightful and attentive hosts. I look forward to my stay next year.

Nov/Dec 2017

What a great stay!

posted on Jan 13, 2018


 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  
 My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our month in Victoria staying in in the City Vibe Suite. It's always a relief when the rental lives up to the promo pictures as City Vibe certainly does. In addition to being well appointed with everything that you need for a short or long stay, the suite is immaculately clean and well maintained. The kitchen/food prep area is fabulous and comes equipped with extras one doesn't usually find in vacation rentals - like roasting pans, a slow cooker, rice cooker, muffin tins and every utensil I needed to prepare and serve holiday meals (Special thanks for the rolling pin, Melissa!).

The location downtown, just a block from Chinatown, is ideal for easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants. There's plenty of great sightseeing and shopping that can be done on foot from this location. While we rented a car and made use of the building's secure underground parking, a vehicle probably wouldn't have been necessary. A wheeled shopping tote is thoughtfully provided for daily neighborhood marketing or ferrying groceries up from the garage.

Also excellent - the property managers, Rod and Melissa. The whole process from booking, check-in, communication before, during and after the stay was smooth, organized and low stress. We appreciate the personal yet completely professional customer service provided. Certainly we would not hesitate to stay at this or other City Life properties in future and feel confident in recommending them to anyone looking for a great vacation rental experience.

 Date of arrival  

 December 13, 2017 





Valhalla Suite

posted on Jan 13, 2018

Thank you so much for all your attention. The breakfast supplies were beyond thoughtful. Wonderful facility, with every necessity required. Great location. Wishing you continued success with your endeavors and good health in 2018.

Jonathan & Fran     December/2017

Perfect! Such a nice place to live!!  CityView Suite

posted on Jan 11, 2018

The apartment was even better than expected! Perfectly clean, modern and well organized. Plenty of things to cook with. Amazing views of the city and even the sea. The location was also perfect, near everything needed. All the building is nicely kept. The managers have been so nice, and welcoming and always there to help or answer a question.I don't think we could have found a better place for our long stay with a ten year old kid. We are longing to come back! Thank you so much Rod and Melissa.

September 2017

Absolutely Perfect!  Harmony Suite

posted on Jan 03, 2018

This is undoubtedly the best equipped condo we have ever stayed in! The kitchen is supplied with any and everything you could possibly ever need, and it is all high quality and in excellent condition.

The location of this condo is perfect - just steps from Chinatown and a very short walk to the waterfront and downtown Victoria. Restaurants are only a few minutes away.

What we particularly loved about this condo was the outdoor patio - which was perfect for dining and relaxing. There is a great bbq that we used frequently.

The property managers are fantastic to work with - everything was handled quickly and efficiently. This is definitely our "go to" place in Victoria, and we will definitely be back. It is first class all the way!
Submitted: Jan 3, 2018 | Stayed: August 2017

CityView Suite

posted on Jan 02, 2018

We have stayed at numerous vacation rentals and the CityView Suite by far is our favorite due to the amazing location/apartment and wonderful hosts like yourselves that went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

December 2017

Great Location- Vibe Suite

posted on Nov 01, 2017

Great Location. Beautiful Apartment. Thoughtful Touches.


Very Nice Apartment   Fusion Suite

posted on Sep 23, 2017

This unit is in a quiet building close to downtown. We could walk to everything. The apartment is spacious, clean and very well equipped.

September 6/2017

Research Trip   Zen Suite.

posted on Sep 21, 2017

Great place and excellent location, able to walk everywhere.

Chargrin Falls, OH   September 11/2017

Great suite in gret locaton!  Harmony Suite

posted on Sep 04, 2017

Spent a week in beautiful Victoria and this suite and the location certainly made it enjoyable. Rod & Melissa were very friendly and efficient. Rod was waiting for us upon arrival to welcome us and show us to the Harmony Suite and explain how everything worked. They even supplied a loaf of bread, milk, fruit, tea, coffee, spices, etc. A very nice touch that was very appreciated. It is very well equipped and the spacious patio was a real bonus. We walked everywhere we wanted to go and left the vehilcle parked in the free secure underground parking for the majority of our stay. Lots of wonderful restaurants, pubs and shopping within a very short distance. Close to the harbour! There was contruction going on in the next lot but it really did not bother us and the owners have no control over that. Lots to see and do in Victoria if you want to do it! We had a great week and hope to return and would certainly stay in this suite again! Thanks Melissa & Rod.

August 12/2017  Casa Grande AZ

Wonderful place to stay ! In the middle of everything!!!  CityView Suite

posted on Aug 23, 2017

Great condo! Great views! Well equipped, had everything we needed! Walking distance to all the downtown attractions!

August 12/2017

Lovely stay in downtown Victoria-Arta Suite

posted on Aug 16, 2017

The Arta Suite provided an ideal spot for our stay in Victoria. It was a bright, comfortable and well-appointed condo with everything you could need provided. Groceries, restaurants, entertainment and the ocean all close by which made for a very walkable experience-just what we wanted. Melissa and Rod from City Life Suites were wonderful-so friendly, accomodating and attended to every detail. We will definitely be back !

August 5/2017

Fantastic- Urban Suite

posted on Aug 14, 2017

Property and location are great. It's almost a reason to come to Victoria alone!


City View Suite

posted on Aug 07, 2017

This is the second time we've stayed with City Life Suites and it won't be our last. This time, my husband, daughter and I spent a month in the City View Suite and absolutely loved it. Beyond the wonderful views and the beautiful furnishings, it really is the small details that keep us coming back: the pristine cleanliness of the suite(including having all the linens professionlly laundered), the thoughtful provisions awaiting us upon arrival and the well equipped kitchen. This is vacation rentals done right.


Cosmopolitan Suite

posted on Aug 07, 2017

I recently spent six weeks in the Cosmopolitan Suite in downtown Victoria and could not be more delighted. The suite was very centrally located, with ready access to Victoria's attractions. I could walk to the Bay Centre in a couple of minutes, or wander down to the inner harbour in ten. Compact and efficient, the Cosmopolitan Suite has high end finishes and contempory decor. Most importantly, the suite was spotlessly clean and outfitted with every necessity for a comfortable stay. The building and underground parking were very secure and at no point did I ever hear a sound from another suite. As for the property managers Melissa and Rod- they should teach courses on how to run a successful business. From the moment I contacted them to enquire about availability to the time I checked out, they did everything possible to ensure my stay was as easy and pleasant as possible. Melissa greeted me like an old friend and walked me through the intricacies of the suite and building,then made sure I had their contact info in case I had any questions. This kind of responsiveness and attention to detail is a rare find inded. If you're looking for accommodation in Victoria, then City Life Suites is an incomparable choice. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

June 17/2017

Inner Harbour at your doorstep   Zen Suite

posted on Aug 04, 2017

This is a great property located on the edge of Chinatown and within walking distance of all of Victoria's Inner Harbour attractions and charm. Melissa and Rod are great hosts and the suite is well appointed with everything you need for a great stay. We stayed with our two kids, ages 11 & 12, and there was enough room for all of us. The building is quiet and secure. We have stayed in Vicroria several times and this is the best unit we have ever stayed at. Thank you Rod and Melissa for your hospitality !

June 25/2017

‘Best view in Victoria, BC.’  Horizon Suite

posted on Aug 02, 2017

We stayed in the Horizon Suite because the one bedroom property we had reserved was not available. What an amazing upgrade ! We can't imagine staying in any properties other than City Life Suites. Melissa & Rod are great hosts and the properties are equipped with everything you might need duying your stay.

July 30/2017

Great Condo with a Great View and Great Location !  Panorama Suite

posted on Jul 30, 2017

Our week was fantastic beginning with Melissa meeting us at the condo at check-in to make sure we knew everything required for our stay. She also brought along some bread and fruit so that we had some snacks until we had time for grocery shopping. The condo is very comfortable and well decorated and we really enjoyed the views from the condo and balcony. Rod met us for check-out and helped us with our bags. It was a great trip and we will be back. Thanks to Rod & Melissa

July 22/2017

Victoria Upscale-Southside Suite

posted on Jul 28, 2017

Immaculate condo with excellent views. Super convienent location. Nice to be met by friendly property managers--- thanks for the goodies. A solid five stars.

July 21/2017

One of the best experiences in our traveling years !  Zen Suite

posted on Jul 27, 2017

What a wonderful stay this was in the charming Zen Garden Suite ! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Melissa is so welcoming, helpful and informed about the area. She was a joy to deal with and felt she truly cared about us and our comfort. Zen Garden is meticulous, very well organized and easy to love. We walked pretty much everywhere in Victoria. We did rent a car and drove quite a bit up island and it was beautiful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat !

July 12/2017

Excellent Apartment!  Southside Suite

posted on Jul 24, 2017

We stayed at the apartment for ten nights in July 2017. The location of the apartment is excellent; near to the inner Harbor and all that it has to offer. There are restaurants, shops, etc all within easy walking distance. The Bartholomew Pub is right next door and has an excellent lunch special Moday-Friday for $7. Rod and Melissa did an excellent job in insuring that everything was arranged before our arrival. Melissa met us at the apartment and showed us exactly how everything worked, and how to gain access to the building and parking garage with the security key. We highly recommend this apartment.

July 11/2017

Excellent in every respect!  Zen Garden Suite

posted on Jul 18, 2017

We stayed at the Zen Suite for 10 days at the beginning of our move to Victoria, while we waited for the moving company to arrive with our stuff. It was perfect in every respect. Rod and Melissa are great to work with. Thety have the apartment stocked with everything you could possibly need and there is information about restaurants and local sights to visit. We loved the patio and the layout of the apartment. The kitchen was great and there was plenty of storage for our clothes. We appreciated the location, close to everything in downtown Victoria but not in the midst of hordes of tourists. There were several good restaurants within a couple of blocks and it is an easy walk to the harbour for a sunset stroll. One of the best rentals i have ever experienced. Stay here, you will not regret it!!

July 1/2017

Great location,Lovely Suite. Perfect for a couple-Southside Suite

posted on Jul 09, 2017

The suite was wonderful and equipped with everything you'd have at your own home. Highly recommend. Although a bit pricey, it's worth it.

Calgary June 1,2017

Exactly as advertised-Suthside Suite

posted on Jul 07, 2017

A very nice property in a great location, just three blocks from the center of everything. All harbor and downtown attractions are in easy walking distance. (We're a mid-fifties couple who came to Victoria as tourists.) The unit was spotless on arrival. The hosts provided milk and fruit, bread and cereal to give us time to get to the grocery store. The kitchen had every gadget and utensil we looked for. In our week there, we heard no noise from the other units in the building-not even plumbing. You will hear some street noise in this property, but closing the windows eliminates most of it. If/when we go back to Victoria, we'll try to rent from these hosts again.

June 24/2017

Outstanding Apartment with a great location- Southside Suite

posted on Jun 21, 2017

Wonderful apartment with a prime location near the Harbour, Museum and principal srteets in downtown Victoria. Rod & Melissa provide a fantastic service on booking and in tips to have a great time in Victoria. All in all the apartment is in excellent condition and the location is great for walking your way through Victoria.

June 12/2017  Mexico

‘City Life Suites, Panorama Suite”

posted on Jun 20, 2017

We have rented many homes and condos in the past, but there is just no comparison to be made with the level of service Melissa and Rod offer. From the moment you inquire about a rental until the day you leave to return home, Melissa and Rod are available for any needs you may have. From making sure there is coffee, cream and fruit upon our arrival to finding a temporary parking slot in a pinch, arranging for additional cable services during our stay as well as a cleaning service, they cheerfully offered their help no matter what we needed. We stayed twice in the Panorama Suite, each time for a month. The building is perfectly located and the suite is beautiful and immaculate. The view from the suite is spectacular. I would do business with Melissa and Rod any time and recommend them without hesitation.


Clean & comfortable, excellent downtown location   Southsidw Suite

posted on Jun 20, 2017

Building is in very good condition, common areas kept very clean and tidy. Unit was well equipped for a short term stay. Furnishings and bedding very comfortable. Traffic noise can be an issue until you get used to it. Internet was great, TV availability could be expanded beyond basic cable plus Nelflix. Melissa & Rod were excellent to deal with, very accommodating and professional. Overall a pleasant way to enjoy downtown Victoria.

June 1/2017

A Gem In Victoria-Terrace Suite

posted on Jun 14, 2017

My wife and I recently spent six weeks in the Astoria Terrace Suite, and I would highly recommend it to anybody contemplating a visit to Victoria. Even before we got to Victoria, Rod and Melissa were extremely professional in their dealings with us. The queries we had about the condo were promptly answered by email and the entire booking process was simple and efficient. We got to Victoria quite late, but Rod was there waiting at the condo (we have had experiences where we had to wait for the owner/manager of the condo/apartment) and he showed us everything we needed to know. In addition, they provided a binder to which we could refer for help. And when we did need to reach them (for example, over a minor problem with cable access), Rod or Melissa always answered the phone, even after normal work hours. Before our arrival we let them know that my wife has allergies to scented products, and we asked that no scented products be used to clean the condo and to avoid room deodorizers. When we arrived we found that non-scented cleaning products had been provided for us. The condo has a fantastic terrace, which is a major reason why we chose it, but we did mention to Rod and Melissa that while there was ample patio furniture, there was no dining table and chairs that would have allowed for outdoor dining. We arrived at the condo late Thursday, and Saturday morning Rod delivered an outdoor dining table and four chairs ! Apart from the woderful manner in which we were treated by Rod and Melissa, the condo itself was perfect. The building is immaculate and the condo is as attractive as the photos depict. It is spacious (one night we had six for a sit down dinner) and well furnished. The location could not be better (a five minute walk to the Visitor Information Centre and the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel is visible from the terrace), with two supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and liquor stores within easy walking distance. We took in three theatre performances while there and all three were within easy walking distance.

In short, the Terrace Suite is the best vacation rental we have ever stayed at.

April 13/2017

Valhalla Suite

posted on Jun 13, 2017

Melissa and Rod were very helpful and accomodating. My grandson and myself enjoyed our stay. The condo had a beautiful view of the Parliament Bldgs. It was within walking distance to all  the main downtown attractions. Very secure building.

May 31/2017  Calgary AB,

Fantastic-Panorama Suite

posted on Jun 13, 2017

Great location, lovely apartment, clean, and friendly staff. Clean and practical. 5 minute walk to the inner harbour. We loved it. Thank you.

June 4/2017

Perfect Stay-City View Suite

posted on Jun 12, 2017

We stayed a week in this condo with our two small kids and it was perfect. Beautifully furnished, plenty of space, all the fixtures and appliances etc. were brand new, and it had every imaginable tool and piece of equipment you could possibly need.

June 3/2017

Beautiful Spacious Apartment In Excellent Location-Fusion Suite

posted on Jun 09, 2017

The apartment is in an excellent location just a few steps from the street leading into the Victoria Harbour and a 10 minute walk from the Bay Centre. Rod & Melissa were great with communication before the trip and met me at the apartment to give a tour, go over guidelines, and answer any questions. They also set up the apartment with essentials and cooking supplies to get me going. Much appreciated ! The apartment is quite large with a spacious living area, a balcony with table and chairs for relaxing outside, a comfy bed with lots of closet space in the bedroom, and a bathroom with a nice bathtub/shower. The place would be perfect for couples or a small family. There tons of restaurants and bars within steps from the apartment and also a liquor store attached to the building. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to stay in Victoria.

May 28/2017

“Wonderful Experience”- Zen Garden Suite

posted on Jun 05, 2017

Three adults stayed in the Zen Gaeden Suite and it was wonderful. The condo is well located, well equipped and certainly well maintained. The queen bed was very comfortable as was the pull out couch.The pull out was memory foam, therefore no spring jabbing you in the back. What was especially nice was the starter supplies which included bread, milk, fruit and of course, coffee and tea. That tied us over until we went grocery shopping the next day. All in all a wonderful experience and we would certainly recommend this unit.

May 2017

Wonderful home for a full month ! D & D   City View Suite

posted on May 02, 2017

We spent the full month of March, 2017 in the City View suite. The condo suited us in every way. It was spacious, spotless, equipped with everything we needed and had so many extra touches. We cooked a lot and felt right at home in the kitchen. It had excellent quality cookware, dishes, and all the gadgets you would need for food prep. The light from the floor to ceiling windows made the suite cheery on the most grey, dreary March days. Although there is some city noise associated with the downtown location, it is worth it to be within walking distance of so many great places. The Astoria building is quiet, classy and well maintained and Rod & Melissa were super hosts. Couldn't ask for better ! We have stayed at a number of locations in Victoria over the years, and the City View suite with Rod & Melissa as hosts win first prize.

March 1/2017 Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

Great place to stay-Urban Suite

posted on May 01, 2017

This one bedroom plus den condo in downtown Victoria was a wonderful place to stay. The location was within walking distance of all the downtown shops and restaurants. The condo itself was nicely furnished and well equipped. The fact that some of the basic kitchen staples were provided was much appreciated. Rod & Melissa, the property managers were extremely helpful and very approachable. We would recommend this condo and City Life Suites to anyone looking for a vacation rental property in the downtown area.

April 5/2017

Valhalla Suite- Thanks Rod & Melissa

posted on Apr 08, 2017

We enjoyed our week in Victoria at the Valhalla Suite. Once again, your attention to detail and positive welcome was much appreciated. I am always recommending your name to friends I meet.Hope to see you again soon !

Barb & Gerry Davidson

Southside Suite-December 2016-Narch 2017

posted on Apr 05, 2017

Our four month stay at the Southside condo was excellent. As it was such a lengthy stay it was important that we were comfortable-and we were. We enjoyed a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. The views were lovely of the mountain tops, Juan de Fuca Straight and the well lit up legislative buildings. Everything is within walking distance. The attention we received from Rod & Melissa was above reproach. They made us feel most welcome. This is the second time we have dealt with this dynamic duo. We were once again more then pleased with their attentiveness and care. The box of chocolates on the counter was yummy and short lived. Thanks again Rod & Melissa for a great stay. We wish you well.

Ken & Donna Davison   Gimli, Mb

Zen Garden Suite

posted on Apr 02, 2017

Thanks Melissa & Rod it was a pleasure meeting both of you during our stay. You do an excellent professional job of attending to both the property and your guests yet maintaining a personal touch that made us feel very comfortable and welcome.The very well outfitted kitchen met our needs most satisfactorily. This was very important since we were planning to stay three months. The walk score of this location is great ! Everything we could possibly need was within a 1.1km radius. Looking forward to our return next year.

December 2016-March 2017

“Absolutely Faaaaaabulous”

posted on Mar 30, 2017

By now you read all the superlatives to describe the Terrace Suite. The place is exactly as shown in the photos, immaculate, extremely well equipped, very comfortable, excellent beds, and in a perfect location. The added bonus was the property managers, Rod & Melissa-professional, available(Rod met us the first night at midnight! to show us around the condo), most people would just leave a key somewhere ! They were concerned about how we were managing, asked if we felt the condo was lacking anything, and we had a feeling at all times that they were available to help make our stay perfect. A very considerate and generous touch , was supplying, fruit, bread, jam, milk etc. to have the first morning we were there. The condo location is right down town, walkable to all the main sights and near all your amenities. Overall rating 20/10.

L Genser           March/30/2017

Downtown Delight !

posted on Jan 30, 2017

This sky high Victoria condo is a downtown delight. Floor to ceiling windows make it cheerful and bright and the "mod", tasteful furniture is very comfortable. The place is spotlessly clean and has ample, uncluttered space for belngings. Full and quality kitchen needs are nicely met. The panoramic view is so entertaining and pretty. The lit up cathedral at night is particularly enchanting and lovely. Walk to everythimg in minutes...cafes, galleries, movies, museums, music, parks, restaurants, shops and more! From bookings to greetings to goodbyes, Melissa and Rod are hosts with the most! City Life Suites is definitely a sweet way to go.

Qualicum Beach BC, Canada

December 30, 2016  City View Suite

Best experience as a customer I have ever had   Vibe Suite

posted on Dec 28, 2016

I think it will be very hard to beat the level of quality that Melissa & Rod offer when doing business with you. From the moment you book , their communication are prompt, clear, very helpful. The apartment I stayed in was very beautiful and nicely located in downtown Victoria. Very clean, with everthing I could need and more. The building had a high level of safety, and covered parking. Melissa even had the most delicate thought to bring a bit of food because she knew I had been traveling for a long time, and it was the end of the day. Melissa and Rod are extremely professional, think of everything before you ask for it, and if you ask for something, they will help you the best they can. It is as if you are dealing with friends. I would do business with them again with my eyes closed, and I highly recommend them.

November 15/2016

“Two month stay”- Harmony Suite

posted on Dec 09, 2016

We stayed at the Harmony Suite for two months as we relocated to Victoria. The location at the edge of downtown was perfect. The suite was very comfortable, well equipped and very well manged. Thank you Melissa and Rod!

We fell in love with Victoria and #405

posted on Dec 07, 2016

We spent a month at Mermaid Wharf, #405 and it was just the right size for the two of us. Very cozy! The suite was equipped with everything-and then some-that we could have wanted and while we did go out for some breakfasts and dinners, had most of our meals at home, gazing at the paddlers, rowers and tugboats in the harbour. The suite is so handy to everything in Victoria and while we did have a car for some time, walked around a lot on the trails and downtown. Our only slight complaint- and nothing Rod & Melissa can control-is the noise on 3 nights each week from the Canoe Club next door. But it mainly shuts down at 12:00 and really didn't keep us up once we got used to it. Rod & Melissa were very helpful with everything. Will certainly be back!

November 1/2016

Panorama Suite

posted on Nov 28, 2016

Tis 2/bd/2ba with den was a palace for just the two of us (senior couple). It sits just above the harbor, with a drop dead breath-taking view of Parliament and Victoria's harbors (upper & inner). We are also so grateful to the owners of this unit, who have meticulously decorated the Panorama suite with such care and attention to details. We were never left wanting or needing anything during our stay. Accomodation: stellar! Altho' parking was included, we didn't need to rent a car as eveerythin was within walking distance-eatery, shopping, entertainment. We felt like Victoria residents. The current managers Melissa & Rod are so awesome! It's as if the previous manages Trish and Steve never left. Of all the City Life rentals this has become our favorite. We left with such heavy hearts, but can't wait to return. This time we plan to book two months or more- particularly if it is with the Panorama. Love City Life Suites!!! Wish there were additional City Life Suites in other areas of Canada that we visit.

Roy & Nary

October 24-November 24/2016

Doesn’t Get Better Than This

posted on Nov 19, 2016

Rod & Melissa were simply consumate hosts, and made it their duty to ensure our perfect stay. We couldn't have been happier. The Astoria Terrace Suite is not the most luxurious vacation rental in that neck of the woods, but has every convenience, no matter how small, to make life perfect-even little key hooks near the door to hang those pesky, never-be-without-one fobs. My husband and I continually commented on how well run the Terrace Suite was, how secure and happy we felt about our stay there, and what a genuine pleasire it was to know Melissa & Rod were discreetly and ever so promptly available to us. Melissa is downright charming and they're both superb professional property managers who make complicated logistics smooth and simple. We have since stayed in another vacation rental nearby, higher end(fireplace, granite countertops and wall ovens) but with so many annoying shortcomings, it is a struggle to appreciate it.(What's the point of installing blackout curtains if the curtains don't slide on the rod ?) So if you want to be happy for the whole of your stay, my advice is to opt for a property that Melissa & Rod manage. A happy experince, guaranteed!

Terrace Suite-Fall/2016

Vibe Suite

posted on Nov 16, 2016

My wife and I could not be more pleased with our two month stay at the Herald St. apartment. Although small the apartment itself was clean and thoughtfully appointed with modern new furnishings that were efficient without being excessive. Close attention had been given to supplying the kitchen with everything needed to prepare three meals a day if required, including start up supplies. Best of all was management, Rod & Melissa met us on arrival and made themselves available to respond to queries, however minor, on how things worked. Finally, the central location allowed us to try the best restaurants, take in some theatre and see the sights almost entirely on foot. What could be better?

September & October/2016

Harbourside Suite in Victoria

posted on Sep 20, 2016

Location is perfect with the city core just a short walk. I stayed for 2.5 weeks. Even more perfect for a bachelor, a pub across the street. To much beer in the evening up for a nap, go down for a late evening beer PERFECT. Apartment well equipped for everything you need for cooking, not for me but for those who like that. Pub noise no problem you are so polite in Canada that you go home 11:00 pm in the night not like my country Norway where you stay out to 3:00am in the morning. Rod & Melissa are great hosts. It's not if, but when I will arrive back to Victoria ad this apartment.

Norway July 20/2016

Harmony Suite-Excellent

posted on Sep 19, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Harmony Suite. The apartment is nicely furnished and very well equipped. Since we had great weather we especially enjoyed the terrace and the opportunity to barbeque. Also loved the perfect location-everything within walking distance. Special thanks to Melissa who made everything so easy (from the first email contact to the check out). We will certainly come back.

September 7/2016

Perfect Location-Terrace Suite

posted on Sep 10, 2016

The apartment turned out to be quite a gem. It had everything you could ask for. The beds were comfortable. The living area was roomy. The kithcen had everything we needed. The deck was awesome. The weather was great during our visit so we got much use out of the deck. As for the location of the apartment, it was absolutely situated in the middle of all our interests. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance(the bus to Butchart Gardens was a short walk). It made it easy for us to explore the area to find the best shops and restaurants, of which there are plenty to choose from. Rod & Melissa wwere very helpful. Rod showed us around the facility, and told us were to get groceries and other nearby things to do. We knew if we had any issues (we did not) they would be there for us. In summary, a beautiful location in a beautiful city. We will definitely be back!

August 15/2016

Harbourside Suite, Victoria B.C.

posted on Sep 05, 2016

Awsome little cozy suite. Walking distance to EVERYTHING! Great base for day trips. Rod & Melissa were great hosts/property managers and were very helpful in making sure we had a wonderful time.

ASugust 13/2016

Love Victoria-Harbouside Suite

posted on Sep 02, 2016

Wonderful location, great view, and close to great restaurants. The apartment is well decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. Rod & Melissa are great hosts and left us coffee, fresh fruit and English Muffins for the morning.

Tucson Arizona- August 20/2016

Fabulous Aprtment with Stunning Views-Panorama Suite

posted on Aug 27, 2016

We have rented dozens of properties over the years. The Panorama Suite is amongst the best for many reasons. It would be great for two couples sharing. The apartment is exceptionally clean and very well fitted out with everything you could imagine needing. It had a fully stocked kitchen and I'm sure there's a tool or gadget for every occasion. The downtown location puts everything in easy walking distance, There's even a good wine shop around the corner. The view is stunning over the sound and to the snow capped mountains. It's fun to ease over a leisurely sunny morning breakfast on the balcony while watching the seaplanes come and go from the harbour. The hosts, Melissa and Rod, wer efficient and very helpful. I would recommend them and the apartment to anyone visiting the area.

August 10/2016

Great Place To Stay-Terrace Suite

posted on Aug 16, 2016

The apartment is very much as shown and described. Very comfortable and clean, centrally situated so perfect for tourists in Victoria wanting to visit the main attractions, shop, and eat out. The best feature of this place is the terrace. It is huge and faces east, south and west so it is great all day. The apartment is well equipped but a dining table on the terrace would be a nice addition. Rod & Melissa were very professional and provided exemplary assistance in all steps involved.

August 13/2016

“Loved It!”  Metro Suite

posted on Aug 15, 2016

What a wonderful week! Rod & Melissa are so nice to work with! The apartment is perfect! So clean, and it has everything you need. The location is outstanding! We could walk everywhere we neded to go, then we rode bicycles the rest of the time! The bed is so comfortable, and it is nice to have the fan that is provided. There are so many small touches, such as the shopping cart to walk to the market. We felt like quite the urban dwellers! The shower has great water pressure, something I always love since we don't have that at home. We were at the bike trail or at the ocean within a ten minute bike ride! We loved walking to the harbor, which was just a block away! Can't say enough about this great apartment! Thank you Rod & Melissa!

August 2016

Phenomenal Suite-every detail considered

posted on Aug 09, 2016

We have stayed in many VRBOs nationally and internationally and the Panorama Suite was the very best. It was impeccably clean with absolutely every detail accounted for. Of course the view is beyond spectacular but the condo itself is so comfortable and well organized it made for a seamless-and extremely enjoyable-vacation. Melissa and Rod of City Life Suites (which handles all rentals) were organized, thorough, friendly and efficient. Finally, the location is unbeatable. Steps to amazing restaurants and the inner harbour, as well as a stone's throw away from the beauty of Beacon Hill Park. No need to rent a car. This vacation rental is a true gem.

Panorama Suite

Calgary Alberta, Canada-August 1/2016

Cityview Suite-This place was awesome!

posted on Aug 04, 2016


We were greeted by Rod & Melissa as if we were old friends, with help unloading, great expanation of how to use everything and where everything was and even some food to start us off! The views were amazing, great location, quiet, first class building with great workout room and pool table and the condo itself was so clean and perfect! This place has everything you need. When we come back to Victoria we will be staying here! Thank you so much for making our trip to Victoria so wonderful!!!

Moss Beach Ca. July 16/2016

Zen Garden Suite

posted on Jul 24, 2016

Lovely condo! Extremely clean and had everything you might need for your short term stay. Other than some food items we didn't have to buy a thing. Very quiet. Very secure. Parked the car and pretty much walked everywhere. Great location! Just a couple of things we had issues with. No black out drapery in the bedroom and the sun comes up around 5am. The a/c unit is quiet noisy when it turns on and the panel lit up the room somewhat. However, we still give this vacation rental a 5*. Melissa is wonderful! She goes the extra mile including providing english muffins, jam, butter, coffee, milk and fruit on arrival. Lots of toiletries. Definitely would stay here again!

July 15/2016

Horizon Suite

posted on Jul 20, 2016

This was our third year spending two weeks in the Horizon Suite and we have already reserved again for next year-we love it there! This place is absolutely the gold standard for a vacation rental. The spectacular view of the harbor from the 19th floor never loses it's attraction, and the apartment is attractively firnished with just about everything we could possibly want. Melissa and Rod even stocked the place with some bread and milk to get us started off, as well as a fruit basket with some plums apples and bananas. There is a car agency on the next block and a grocery store a fifteen minute walk away. We spent alot of time just strolling the harbor and city center. Melissa & Rod are very welcoming and told us to call if we needed anything. Highly recommended.

(Arta Suite) Great Suite, Great Location, Excellent Service

posted on Jul 16, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in this downtown Victoria suite immensely. It is well located & the hosts are excellent. We would highly recommend this suite.Satisfied from Calgary.

Calgary Canada, June 7/2016

Harbourside Suite

posted on Jul 16, 2016

A new job brought us to Victoria and we recently stayed at the City Life Suites, Harbourside Sute for five weeks. Within a short walk to downtown and close to many restaurants and shops plus the harbour, it was the perfct location for us to start our life in Victoria. The suite is incredibly well laid out and contains everything we needed and more. Rod & Melissa were wonderful and helped smooth our transition. For a short vacation or a longer stay, we would not hesitate to recommend City Life Suites.

Sara & Cal

Zen Garden Suite

posted on Jul 14, 2016

Thank you Melissa & Rod for the beautiful Zen Garden Suite duuring our stay in the beautiful city of Victoria. It was a pleasure doing business with you and we are already looking forward to our next visit to Victoria. The location was absolutely perfect. The suite is beautiful and comfortable, a great home aay from home. We would not hesitate to recommend City Life Suites or the Zen Garden Suite to anyone. We will definitely call on City Life Suites for any future visits to Victoria.

Weyburn Saskatchewan  July 4/2016

Best Choice For A Memorable Holiday-Panorama Suite

posted on Jul 12, 2016

We spent 12 days in the Panorama Suite and wish it could have been longer. The flat is furnished to the highest standard and is the best apartment rental we've ever had in 9 years of renting in North America and Europe on various holidays. Comfortable, spacious and absolutely the most convenient location for tourists. Really comfortable bed(s). The view from the windows keeps you mesmerized from morning to night, ever changing light providing vistas you want to take home with you. Melissa provided lots of info in many emails and phone calls prior to our arrival. Rod met us and gave us a thorough intro to the flat and its wonders.  The welcome package of foodstuff was much appreciated as we arrived in the evening and it allowed us to have breakfast the first morning. Would definitely advise a car to take advantage of all that Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island has to offer. We only hope that we are able to return and stay again as it was a great holiday. Canadians are welcoming, friendly, polite and it's easy to learn your way around the city.

Los Angeles  June 25/2016

Awesome!  Southsidw Suite

posted on Jun 24, 2016

We have been staying in the Southside since April. There is not a better location in Victoria for quick access to parks, restaurants, shopping and the Inner Harbour. The suite is beautifully stocked and very comfortable with fantastic views to the mountains and ocean. I would highly recommend it! Great for all vacationers, including Fido! A beautiful, well secured building with great property managers. Thanks Rod & Melissa.

April 21/2016

Metro Suite Victoria

posted on Jun 21, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the suite very much. We found the location excellent for getting around downtown Victoria on foot and in addition it was easy to get the car out of the underground parking and onto the street when we wanted to go further afield. The suite was very well stocked with utensils and cooking pots etc. We ppreciated the fresh food awaiting our arrival-the milk, fruit and muffins were a nice touch. Melissa met us on arrival and showed us the workings of the suite; Rod was right on time when we were leaving and the hand over went smoothly. We have stayed with City Life Suites previously and hope to do so in the future. We will happily recommend them to our friends and family.

June 10/2016

Victoria(n) Get-A-Way   Cityview Suite

posted on Jun 19, 2016

First class, from the initial inquiy to check out this is the group you will want to deal with. Helpful, accommodating and accessilbe, quick to respond and adjust to our needs. Downtown harbour location with an easy walk to many sites and restaurants. The condo is spacious, well appointed with great city views from the patio. A return visit for sure.

June 10/2016

Outstanding Experience-Terrace Suite

posted on Jun 19, 2016

We were so happy with the rental and highly recommend it. The apartment felt like a home-away-from-home. It is beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture and pillows and even a throw blanket. The television is of high quality and easy to use, which was important for watching championship basketball! The patio is wonderful with a chaise and other seating options. A real bonus to the experience. While the apartment is on the first floor, the side of the building where there apartment is has a "lower" floor so once in the apartment one is not on the first floor, meaning a stranger cannot look in at you in the apartment or on the patio. There is total privacy. The apartment is also way off the lobby so we heard absolutely no lobby noise. The kitchen is perfeclty equipped with pots, pans, spices, knives, plates etc so we were able to cook some delicious meals and heat up leftovers.There's a washer/dryer and two bathrooms with showers. A parking space if you have a car. The location is perfection! One block from the Empress Hotel and a few blocks from the Inner Harbour. We felt so lucky to be staying there. Melissa was so friendly and helpful during the process and during the check-in. We recommend it a million precent.

June 11/2016

Panorama Suite-Spectacular View in Well Equipped Condo

posted on Jun 17, 2016

This condo is in a great location in downtown Victoria, within walking distance to the Legislature, Museum and harbour. Th view from the condo is second to none, you could waste hours just looking out the windows. On top of all of this, this is one of the best equipped vacation renals we have stayed in and we have rented literally hundreds on 5 continents. Everything you could want is in the kitchen. There was also coffee, tea, spices, sugar, plus food to get you started for breakfasr your first day. The entire place is spotlessly clean, the beds are comfortable. The hosts were very efficient and wonderful to deal with. We were more then happy with this rental and would highly recommend it to others.

Seven Great Days in Victoria, Cityview Suite

posted on Jun 10, 2016

We just spent seven great days in Victoria while enjoying this sweet condo. The downtown location makes walking a breeze to all the local attractions and restaurants with a Budget Car rental a half a block away(15% discount if you mention City Life Suites) and an assigned parking spot in the building. The condo is very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well equipped and the utensils and pots/pans etc were spotless. Don't let the downtown location turn you away, I'm a noise freak but the 18th floor and excellent windows allow you to sleep in. We always worry about the availability of property management but Melissa met us at the door to explain all the particulars of the condo. We thoroughly enjoyed this condo and would recommend it.

June 1, Texas

Terrace Suite May 18/2016, Just Like The Pictures

posted on Jun 01, 2016

We took the airport shuttle and it let us off 1/2 block from the Astoria. Melissa met us and took us to the condo, helped set up the WIFI and showed us the apartment amenities. The unit was perfect for the three of us, right on the ground level from Farfield Road. The walk to the inner harbour is quite easy. We shopped at the market on Yates which can be walke to although we took a taxi. A car really is not necessary, we took the water taxi to Fisherman's Wharf (GREAT FUN), could walk to the BC museum/IMAX, caught the bus up Douglas to the shopping centre, took a city bus tour from the Empress, which we could see from our terrace, and could have taken a bus to Buchart Gardens from the Empress as well. Melissa had put milk and bread in the fridge as well as fresh fruit on the counter for us, which was a totally unexpected pleasure. We would certainly entertain the thought of returning to the Astoria in the future, we were delighted with the professionalism of Rod & Melissa in all aspects of planning the trip. We wish them well in their business.

Margaret & Eric

Terrace Suite, Warm & Inviting

posted on May 31, 2016

 Our personal choices for a getaway are great beds (which they were) and a well equipped kitchen (which it was). The whole week was fun for my sister and brother in-law who walked all around the area enjoying the gardens, well kept homes and then returning to the comfort of the Astoria where I fed them from the beautiful kitchen. I enjoyed my small walks from the unit to the waterfront, museum, and bus trips around the beautiful Victoria area. We would go back in a minute to stay at the Astoria. Melissa is the best greeter we have met and explained the units amenities,the Victoria area, and Rod was friendly and efficient when there was a light bulb issue. We appreciated the fruit selection when we arrived. Melissa thinks of everything. Well worth the time we were there.

May 18/2016

Vibe Suite

posted on May 16, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay with City Life Suites. The condo was perfect for what I wanted. Being in the heart of the city of Victoria was exciting and everything was close at hand enabling me to really get to know the city and it's surroundings. I would definitely do it again.

Erika    April/2016

Zen Garden Suite

posted on May 11, 2016

 The arrangements were easy. Emails quickly answered. Reasonable rent for a lovely apartment. Well stocked apartment. Wonderful hosts in Rod & Melissa. The location is great. Walking distance to everything if you are a walker. A bit of a stroll to Beacon Hill Park but that is what we wanted this trip. Will use City Life Suites again. The patio has new comfy furniture and a beautiful garden. See you again Rod & Melissa! Thanks for a lovely time.

April 23/2016

Courtyard Suite

posted on May 06, 2016

This a fantastic location as it is within walking distance of most everything you need to experience Victoria. The suite is very well equipped for cooking, is comfortable, and nicely furnished. Rod & Melissa are prompt and more then accommodating with any of your concerns. Our month was very enjoyable and worth a repeat stay. It is wonderful, pets are allowed too.


Horizon Suite

posted on May 03, 2016

We stayed at the Horizon Suite at 751 Fairfield Road in Victoria for the months of February & March 2016. The Suite was spacious and fully equipped for a very comfortable stay. We have stayed at various lovely rentals for the past several years, and must say that the Suite was at the top of the list in quality and convenient location. The view from the condo is beautiful in the day and outstanding at night ! The location is right downtown and within walking distance to most places, and on bus routes when you do not want to rent a car during your entire stay. Car rentals are at your back door. Rod & Melissa could not be better hosts. They waited for us to welcome us even though we arrived in the wee hours of the morning. They too, are second to none in making sure your stay is enjoyable. We would highly recommend this Condo and City Life Suites for a very enjoyable Victoria stay.


Terrace Suite

posted on Apr 25, 2016

 My husband and I visited Victoria for a little over a month this past winter and rented a suite through City Life Suites. The weather was not nearly as accomodating during our stay as were Rod & Melissa, owners of City Life Suites. Our suite was immaculate and well equipped and it was in a well-run and extremely well-located building. We arrived early one evening to find a bowl of fruit, some English muffins and other things ready for breakfast the next morning. Before Rod & Melissa left that evening they made sure we were hooked up into the wifi and were familiar with the keying system, the parking, the garbage facilities etc. And then, when ever we had a question during our stay they were available and resourceful. We would happily recommend City Life Suites to anyone wanting a home away from home in Victoria.

Kathryn & Rob Merrett

City View Suite

posted on Apr 16, 2016

My friend and I were referred by another friend that lives in Canada to City Life Suites in Victoria,Canada. We checked out their website and decided that CLS was the place for us. Upon arrival, we found that the suite was true to the photos shown on the website. The beautiful spacious 2/bed,2/bath suite was on the 18th floor and overlooked a variety of hotels,restaurants, and other commercial business establishments. The view from the large windows surrounding the living room, dining area and bedrooms was spectacular! .The view of course, was especially breathtaking at night because all the lights from below illuminated brightly. When it was time to sleep,we simply closed the mini blinds, words cannot express the beauty. The suite was clean,quiet,and comfortable in every way. Everything a person would need in his/her home was available,i.e,stove,fridge,microwave,pots,eating utensils,glasses and cups,plates and the much needed wine opener. A washer/dryer,vaccum,broom,iron(board)...were there. I am mentioning details to emphasize that this place is like being in a nice home. The beds had nice clean high thread count sheets-very inviting and cozy.The master bathroom included a tub/shower,2nd/bath had a shower. Both included plenty of clean white towels and bath mat,Kleenex,liquid hand soap,bath soap,wall attatched makeup mirror and cleaning supplies---just like home. Rod and Melissa are people oriented--they show personal interest in people and their needs, not just in it for the money. An example of this: Melissa came to our room upon departure and took the initiative to help us with our luggage(4 suitcases,2 carry on bags). She assisted not just down the elevator and out to the car, but also assisted in loading the luggage into the trunk and back seat of our car. Lovely place and loving people--you can't wrong,   Tip---popular place so book early.


Arta Suite

posted on Apr 11, 2016

My husband and I spent a very happy month of March in the beautifully decorated, comfortable & sparkling clean 2/bed Arta Suite.A fruit basket on the table and coffe ,tea, muffins and milk in the fridge welcomed our arrival. We've never seen a condo so well equipped with kitchen supplies and even umbrellas and a handy shopping cart that we used for the market. The location is perfect with a multitude of good restaurants, the market, drugstores, shopping, churches, etc. nearby and a great coffee shop and bakery just outside the door. The building has hi-tech security and is extremely quiet. A parking space was provided but we never needed a car as we walked everywhere, including Chinatown. Melissa & Rod were most helpful and congenial. Highly recommended.


Harmony & Vibe Suites

posted on Apr 10, 2016

Our stay at 601 Herald for almost a month was outstanding. The layout of our suites worked very well. The attention to detail was noticeable everywhere from the bowl of fresh fruit and container of tea bags to little things like finding a lint brush and kithen scissors. The kitchens were very workable with every appliance we could ask for.The suites were well furnished, bright and inviting. We loved our outdoor patio and peaceful zen garden,spending quiet time sitting under the umbrella on the outdoor couch. The managers, Melissa & Rod were very welcoming and helpful. City Life Suites is definitely our first choice next time we come to Victoria.

Jim & Tricia Bowen

Urban Suite

posted on Apr 10, 2016

Thanks for everything. Condo was perfect location and suited us so well. Best six week vacation we've had. All the best.

Norm & Norma

March/April 2016

Stellar Month in Victoria

posted on Apr 07, 2016

Wonderful accomodation in a wonderful city. Would go back in a flash to the very same digs. Expeceted to rent a car but found no need-stores,restaurants, pubs, theatres, museums, bike rentals, waterfront all within easy walking distance. Apartment well appointed & comfortable. Perfect for two people. In summary a relaxing, rewarding month.Thank you City Suites.

Terry & Peggy  Ottawa


Prairie Winter Dodgers

posted on Apr 05, 2016

We would like to thank Melissa & Rod for contributing to a very enjoyable four month winter get away in Victoria. Melissa was there to greet us and help us settle in. We indicated we planned on coming again next year. They showed us several potential rentals and ended up choosing one. Melissa & Rod are very professional yet at the same time we felt they were friends. We are looking forwrd to dealing with them again next year.


Ken & Donna Davison

Zen Garden Suite

posted on Apr 04, 2016

 Rod & Melissa were very accomodating and responsive to our questions and requests. The unit was tastefully decorated and well stocked with dishes,utensils,pots,pans,etc. Big patio windows overlooking the garden were an added feature.We look forward to coming back next year.

February/March 2016

Vibe Suite

posted on Mar 21, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in your cute well equipped apartment.Having a few essentials for a light meal was appreciated after an early morning flight.

Thanks Again

Gwen Taylor

Zen Garden Suite

posted on Mar 20, 2016

 The Zen Garden Suite was super clean and comfortable. It had a wonderfully equipped kitchen. The garden was peaceful-even some blooms. The fruit, cereal, English muffins, coffee, tea, and milk that you provided when we arrived gave us a good morning start our first day. Very much appreciated.

Walter & Sharon Mckinnon


City Vibe Suie-Good Vibrations!

posted on Mar 18, 2016

We stayed in the City Vibe Suite for two weeks in March. We found Melissa & Rod very pleasant to deal with and any complaints we had, which were very few, were dealt with immediately. They responded to us quickly and accomodated us when required. We were located very centrally, with easy walking access to stores, restaurants, chuches and just about any facility we required was just around the corner! We would stay in their properties again should we visit Victoria. We knew we could count on Rod & Meissa for any questions/concerns and they would answer us very quickly, which was important to our stay as we wer new to Victoria.


Horizon Suite

posted on Mar 15, 2016

We cannot say enough about how enjoyable and excellent our time was in our City Life Suite. From a warm welcoming check in to luxurious accommodations with every thoughtful amenity, to a fabulous location steps from all the fun in Victoria, our two month stay was terific. What better recommendation  to say we booked again for next year. Thanks so much, Melissa & Rod


Bob & Lynn


Southside Suite

posted on Mar 14, 2016

We enjoyed ou one month stay in Victoria immensely. Oner could not ask for a better location then the Astoria on Fairfield. While it is on a side street, a two minute walk takes you to Douglas and it's side streets with great restaurants and shopping.The apartment itself is well appointed and having a starter kit provided by Melissa & Rod made our stay very comfortable. We knew if we had problems we could call on them for help, which was reassuring. Thanks for everything.

Rita & Ranbir Bhatia

Ottawa Ontario

Great Accommodation & Location

posted on Mar 07, 2016

Very well equipped condo in a secure building in a very central locatin.Comfortable bed,well equipped kitchen and good sized bathroom.lots of storage and bright large windows.Everything you need for a comfortable visit ot Victoria of days,weeks,months.I regularly rent condos and apartments and would describe this as one of the best for its size and price.


Great Stay, Terrace Suite

posted on Jan 12, 2016

Clean, well appointed and fantastic location,this condo unit was perfect for our stay.We could walk to restaurants and bars and the harbour is only two blocks away.It is always nice to go into a rental that has been so obviously cared for.If you want to explore Victoria,this unit is a gem.

Jan 2/2016   San Jose Del Cabo Mexico

Great Location

posted on Jan 01, 2016

 Rod helped with check-in and where to park in secured underground parking,utility room.Left a good assortment of brochures in condo.Was cleaned and had all accessories as described in condo listing.We wanted to be near inner harbour and easily walked downtown to eat at many restaurants.Getting into garage and exiting great when wanting to explore outside of Victoria.Melissa met us for early check-out to plan our meeting ferry in Swartz Bay.We would definitely rent from City Life again.Rod & Melissa left cell numbers if we had any concerns.It was like home and no issues.

Carleton Place Ontario

Harmony Suite

posted on Dec 17, 2015

 Really enjoyed this facility,was very central to everything for walking & very accessible for vehicles. Melissa is a lovely bubbly lady who greeted us when we arrived. The price is fair for the amenities provided. We would recommend this facility.



posted on Dec 07, 2015


 Everything proceeded smoothly,we have no absolutely no complaints. Four Stars


posted on Dec 07, 2015

“Love The Elevated Space”  August 2015

posted on Nov 16, 2015

  Stayed here with my family touring Alaska & B.C. The location is unbeatable with the stunning views of the Pacific. Summer time is special in this hemisphere!! Some nice restaurantsare close by and its very comfortable to travel around and do activities. We got to see a pod of killer whales which made the whole trip to Victoria meaningful!!!

Arjun K

Love the elevated Space   August 2015

posted on Nov 16, 2015

Home Away From Home October 2015

posted on Nov 14, 2015

 I had an excellent time at City Life Suites, it was very clean, quite and safe. You may not need to hire a car because you can access anywhere by walking. Restaurants and markets were within reach. I would definitely stay there again. Thank-You Melissa, you were very helpful. You made my stay verycomfortable.

Great Views,Unbeatable Location   August 2015

posted on Nov 13, 2015

  This apartment is situated in one of the newer condos in Victoria, on a high floor with plenty of room for my GF her daughter and me. It is a very short walk to the Empress, the Harbor and the charming "Inner Harbor" area of downtown Victoria. Active ideas: rent a bike and ride the Galloping Goose Trail out of town and through beautiful tree lined trails, take an evening stroll around the path of the Harbor, go on a whale watching tour (worth every penny), rent a kayak and see the watery side of the islamnd. Great hosts who provided lots of ideas and resources.

Fantastic Stay At This Condo July 2015

posted on Nov 13, 2015

 Close to the Inner Harbor.all the tours,lots of places to eat & drink.We had planned to rent a car but never needed to.Took the bus, rented bicycles, many spa's near by. Everything we needed was within a few blocks. We just happened to be in town during Buskers Week (street fair) it was fantastic.