Submitted: October 27, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
I recruit for a university in Nova Scotia, and am on the road for 10 straight weeks during the fall. This year, instead of doing the hotel thing like usual, I decide to book a townhouse with recruiters from two other universities on the east coast. After this stay, I can say that it's going to be hard for me to go back to living in hotels when I travel for work (which is frequent). I loved the kitchen, as it was beautiful, and well equipped. Living room furniture was nice and area was spacious (we had 9 others over for a potluck one night). Location was great for getting to various parts of the city easily. Safeway was a mere 2 minute drive away for us to stock up on food. Pricing was very fair for what we received. Deidre was very fast at getting back to me with any questions I had about the unit, and directions to the unit/instructions for entry were clear. It rained during my only free time in Victoria, so I was unable to take in any outdoor activities, but if you wanted to go for a bike on the Galloping Goose Trail, there was a bike rental shop 3 minutes from the unit.
Only drawbacks of the stay: 1) internet was slow, depending on what you need it for, but even streaming videos on youtube was a challenge. 2) There is only one shower in the unit. With three of us, we never had any issues fighting for shower time in the morning, but depending on the size of your group, it could be problematic.
Overall, we had a very very positive stay here. It just feels so much nicer to have your own space/kitchen/common area that a hotel just can't provide (and for a fraction of the cost!). Being able to wake up every morning and cook bacon and eggs for breakfast before a long work day was so amazing. I usually travel with 30-40 other university recruiters when I'm on the road, and every single one we had over said that the place was beautiful. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to rent for either work or play.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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