Wednesday, July 31, 2013
One of Victoria's well run boutique hotels, the Hotel Rialto is located within several blocks of the Inner Harbour. Built in 1911, the original hotel was known as the Prince George Hotel but was closed during the 1920s. After Prohibition, it became the Hotel Douglas and was a well loved Victoria landmark for many years. It underwent extensive renovations and was reopened in 2009 as the Hotel Rialto; its present owner is from the Veneto region of Italy which explains the hotel's many Italian design elements such as marble floors and gilt framed mirrors. Its restaurant, the Veneto Tapa Lounge, was awarded "Canada's top Ten Best New Restaurants in 2010". Rooms are tasteful and well appointed; however, our room was a little noisy from the street below. Staff at the front desk are professional and courteous and very knowledgable about the ins and outs of Victoria.
653 Pandora Avenue