The room was smelly, filled with cigarette smoke , even though I reserved a non smoking room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice Hotel clerks"
Very happy with the hotel. The only problem was that the air condition did not work. The next day we were moved into a new room without problem. The location was a long walk to the tourist center, but not to bad. The courtesy and professionalism of the hotel clerks was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Quite goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"old but excellent"
nicely maintained, basic but excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"cheap ok hotel"
If you are not looking for anything fancy and just need a place to stay, this is the place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed in this hotel before and really enjoy it. The price is very reasonable. Restaurant good food at good price. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We are cyclistist and the bike paths are very close to hotel. Only thing that was inconvienent was that the Hotel was under construction during our stay and it would have been nice to be informed […] of this prior to our arrival. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pool slide for kids and good restaurant are the pluses. Minuses include bed like a floating brick (hard but whole thing shifted when you move), the air conditioner sounded like it was about to explode any minute, and having to be over vigilant about charges. If you have more than 1 person you pay an extra person fee. Expedia collects this but they tried […] to charge me twice for this and then tried to charge me again for the room as a whole. Nice enough when issue pointed out. Wifi works well and air conditioners do not explode but are very old and noisy. They are doing external renovations so maybe they will move to internal ones soon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Clean, quiet, comfortable. Staff especially in the lounge were great. Parking was a little scarce.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Personable but disappointing"
Not knowing areas of Victoria, we were surprised at the location of our hotel in a run down part of town. Employees were helpful and friendly. Hotel was under construction which made parking difficult. Our room had no shower, only bath, and no closet, which was not described in info about room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Checked out early due to condition"
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The room was absolutely disgusting; blood on sheets, smelled of smoke, ladies hairs (several) stuck to the wall in the bathroom, cracked tub and sink and the TV did not work. We changed rooms once due to the smell. 2nd room not any better. Stayed one night due to how late we checked in but left early the next […] day and did not stay for the remainder of our time at this destination. Everything in the area is boarded up and so should this hotel. Hotel staff would not allow us to check out early and were not helpful at all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
close to everything. the building is a bit old and smelly. And there is always some noise from upstairs whenever someone uses washroom there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stopped over at Tally-Ho before heading to Bear Mountain for a golf weekend, not knowing what to expect we had pretty low expectations, but I was so pleased with the hotel. The 2 people we interacted with on check in and check out were superb in manner and helpfulness and the hotel had a nice feel to it, very well kept. I would definitely stay there […] again. Just a note if you have mobility challenges, there is no elevator to the 2nd floor, just ask to stay on the 1st and you are all set. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"probably won't stay here again"
I booked this hotel because it was one of the last ones available. I had wanted to stay in a downtown located hotel. For someone not caring about that, this is a good location with lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. The wifi is was too weak to use likely because the hotel was full. Our room was on the lower level right by the pool and some male […] guests were outside our room drinking and were very loud. I won't stay here again because I prefer downtown but for a family, the pool is great and there's a good restaurant in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
hotel receptionists were really nice and polite. room was pretty clean. free parking and wifi. location is probably 5-10 min driving from Downtown victoria, we wanted to stay away from downtown because its too crowded in Downtown, so we were very satisfied with this hotel. Mayfair shopping mall is walking distance probably 10 min walking distance from […] the hotel, Denny's restaurant 5-10 min walking as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel. A little dated. Rooms were clean to the eye but noticed stains on the curtains and needs a good vaccume behind the beds. Excellent customer service. Kids loved the pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to all must-see sights"
The room is clean; the service is excellent; the swimming pool is very nice and the hotel location is 20 minutes walk from the main tourist attractions. However due to the king size beds, the room space is quite small as well the washroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay and great location"
We knew that the hotel had undergone improvements and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and well stocked. The front desk personel were very helpfull and friendly. Would definately stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room is clean the bed is alright. The only problem is the air condition. Its too loud we couldnt sleep properly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were last minutes clients. Very hard to find hotels around this season at the last minutes. The location is quite far from downtown centre if you want to walk on foot to have fine dinner there. rooms were smelly and looked not fresh. Near by pool. Kids had fun in the pool. I had my 2 kids with me, so I appreciated the King size beds very much. We […] did have a great sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bag got stolen right outside our door"
Couldnt belive it! And still no help from Tally Ho... Apparently there are absolutly no cameras therefor we cannot investigate. Left our bag at our door for no longer than 3 mins and it was gone! Somone just walked by and stole it?! Everything from passports to new suites where in there:( Tally Ho get some better guests!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Confy bed. not bad for price. good locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for the price"
It has been nicely upgraded since I was last there several years agoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the stay"
The room smelled terrible and it never went away. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. The hotel staff was super friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Tally Ho Hotel Thanks for your comments, as you may have seen when you stayed at the Tally Ho, we began upgrading rooms on April 7. Obviously your room was one which had not yet been upgraded. The current round of improvements will finish by June 30th and the balance of improvements will commence in October 2014. With the completion of the upgrades we will continue to be a budget level hotel. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
"Close to mall, access to pub, restaurant."
Pleasant customer service, lots of advice, helpful, not harping for you to get out at checkout, okay with pets, handy to Mayfair shopping mall and others close by.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Do not stay here!"
This was a last minute booking as we had to stay on unexpectedly after checking out of our hotel. We went onto Expedia and picked this hotel as it was close to somewhere we had to be early the next morning. Very shabby hotel, thin blanket, thin pillows, no extra bedding anywhere. Very poorly kept up, even the bathroom taps were mismatched and malfunctioning. The […] evening staff was pleasant when we checked in, but there was no one on the desk for at least 15 minutes when we were trying to check out, despite ringing the bell several times. If we had not booked with expedia, non-refundable, that day, we would not have stayed there! Live and learn, I guess. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Tally Ho Hotel I apologize that our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are new owners of the hotel and after completing renovations to the exterior of the hotel/restaurant, and sports bar we began room upgrades on April 7. This current round of upgrades are expected to be complete by June 30th and further improvements are planned to begin October 2014. Upon the completion of the upgrades we will continue to price ourselves as a budget hotel. We hope you will provide us the opportunity to serve you again once the improvements have been complete. Mark General Manager
the service was good, the room was very nice, location was ok, about the only thing I would have to not like is that the pillows were to flat, but that's just me as I like fluffy pillows. Everything was very nice thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Tally Ho Hotel Thank you for your comments. We have taken note of your comments regarding pillows and as we replace linens and pillows we will order fluffier pillows. Mark, General Manager
"Noisy room, that should be used as a closet"
Have previously booked rooms at a reduced rate in Victoria. This has been the most dissappointing. The room that I was given, was a small, long narrow room at the front of the hotel. They have made an effort with newer fixtures, in a very old hotel. However the window was paper thin, and the room was extremely noisy. Most of the room was ok - an effort […] was made to decorate - however there was a leak from the ceiling by the window, and the lamp shade was stained, and the curtains appeared dirty. The window was so thin, you could feel a draft, and there was no sound barrier whatsoever. The double bed was pushed up against the wall, so not a good room for 2 people. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Tally Ho Hotel Thank you for your comments. The hotel is under new ownership and management. Upon seeing your comment we have taken this room out of regular service and use it only when we are full and/or a guest is looking for a very budget level room. When you next visit Victoria I hope you will stay with us in our regular queen rooms. Mark, General Manager
"an OK hotel close to downtown Victoria"
stayed at this hotel on Thanksgiving weekend - wanted to be close to downtown and the rental rates were for me considered attractive, quite a bit less expensive than the downtown hotels which in my view were a little on the expensive side even considering the long weekend. Had everything I was looking for a 3 star accommodation - no complaints - and […] would stay here again if the occasion calls for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Suggestion for the hotel. I has a very convenient location, but the rugs, sheets, bed covers, and drapes, all need to be replaced. It must have at one time been a smoking hotel, and the smell permiates the hotel. It was not a cheap rate we paid, so I expected more. They need to update, for sure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a good choice"
I spent one night with my family and although the hotel is in a good location, close to downtown, I will not come back to this hotel, dirty room, old furniture, dirty bathroom in bad condition, noisy air conditioning. One of the worst hotels I have ever gone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Tally Ho Hotel Hi JJM, I apologize for your poor experience at our hotel. The hotel is under new ownership (hence the rebranding from Vacation Inn to Tally Ho). We completed exterior renovations during the late summer/fall and on April 7th we have embarked on updating the bathrooms. We have also replaced a number of older airconditioning/heating units. These repairs should be complete by June 30th. Further changes and upgrades to the rooms are planned for the fall. We will remain a budget hotel with excellent nightly rates. We hope you will provide us with another opportunity to serve you. Mark, General Manager
"easy location, on the highway near the action"
I was down in Victoria for the marathon over thanksgiving weekend, brought my wife and two kids, (one infant and one toddler. The room was big, clean and comfy. The restaurant downstairs was decent. The location was great to get to the race from and return to. The staff were super accommodating in that if I was late back from my run we were still able […] to check out late. My wife liked the fact we were a block away from the Mayfair shopping complex. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Overall, staff were very friendly and obliging. That being said, "Beautiful Junior Room" as advertised on exterior sign, is not. This room is, however, oddly shaped; with stained lampshades and oversize CRT T.V. dominating space; without closet/drawer/suitcase stand; and very noisy. Mechanical sounds do not emanate from traffic or construction at street […] level as one might expect, but from somewhere within the walls. Bathroom appears to have been recently renovated. As I arrived very late at night, I was grateful to staff who moved me immediately to another room, and also that I was not charged upgrade costs upon checkout. Note: there is not an elevator in this hotel. Also, on site restaurant does not stay open for Sunday dinner but there are several family-style restaurants within close walking distance. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable but dated"
I recently stayed here for a long weekend while I helped my son get ready for University. The hotel is definitely not a "five star" and the rooms are dated (old TVs etc. ) That being said, the king size beds were comfortable and the room was clean. We were on the ground level which opened to the pool area. There is a water slide which the younger kids […] were enjoying. No hot tub though. Parking was a bit limited unless you went around the hotel, which required a bit of a walk. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The front desk people were very helpful and obliging. It is very dirty and the rooms are very crowded. I wouldn't go back there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel - close to Mayfair shopping center."
I was pleasantly suprised by this hotel. The staff was great! Very helpful. The restaurant was 5 star! I had a great dinner and breakfast!!!!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"had a Good stay"
This Hotel was great for the most part.. Super fun pool with Water slide, Great little diner and a pub we didnt have time to check out. Me and my Pregnant wife stumbled upon this place just as a quick stay overnight and when we got their the man at front desk upgraded us because he did not want me and my pregnant wife to have a small room thought it […] was thoughtful...Night staff was not as nice though....more or less seemed they just didnt want to be their nor answer to any of our needs..... but either that it was great! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Short Distance from Downtown"
Staff were pleasant, and room was clean and well equipped. Stayed in Room 339 for one night, and had to relocate to another room (348). There was a circulation pump or ventilation unit operating in the vicinity of Room 339, causing a constant pronounced humming noise emanating from the ceiling area. The sound could be heard in the east end of the 3rd […] floor hallway in the vicinity of the room, as well as inside Room 339. At night, when the building was quiet, the sound was very irritating, and interrupted my sleep (I normally am not bothered by some ambient noise at night). After paying an upcharge of $20+, I relocated to Room 348, which was larger in size and more quiet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the room was adequate. The bathroom was disappointing as it was moldy and not clean The beds were great and so was the pool for the kidsGenuine Expedia guest review
Great value for money. Great location and a fun waterslide. I was pleased and also noticed they are updating the outside which looks nice. I would stay there agin. The rooms do need flat screens and need to get rid of the huge TV cabinets, this would make for a lot more space in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
The vacation Inn was a decent place to spend a night. The double king beds were nice but they made the already cramped rooms too tight. The fittings are all outdated and marginally functional (toilets didn't reset, just ran all the time). The hallways were cramped as well, at least the basement were my room was. The staff were always pleasant and h […] elpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
No elevator as it is only 2 storey hotel. Got room in the upper floor only. Cleanliness of the room is just ok.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An OK stay."
Close to downtown Victoria, and the pool was a hit with the kids. Rooms and hotel do need a bit of modernizing and upkeep.Genuine Expedia guest review
"cheap-it's a bed"
it was a bed. not much else to sayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for kids"
Great place to take the kids. Older hotel well maintained. Very friendly staff. Restaurant convenient and provides excellent breakfast. Check in went very well check out had some delays in getting the bills from the restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
With 2 teenage daughters, having the room with 2 king beds was nice. Facilities were adequate - I mean, we're not there to spend time in the room. The girls (and dad) enjoyed the pool & waterslide and there's plenty of deck space around it with seats for sunning or supervising kids. Not within reasonable walking distance to Victoria's inner harbour […] (drive or take bus), but it is across from a major mall and there are places to eat in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Definitely would not recommend this hotel. Only good aspect was the waterslide for the kids that we had to figure out how to turn on ourselves after rather rude male at front desk neglected to do so after being requested to. He was also rude and demeaning to female staff working there. Bathroom was not clean. also very noisyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to all business"
It was a pleasant stay at this hotel. My room was very clean. I felt very comfortable and relaxed. Only thing that bothered me was the traffic noise. It woke me up early in the morning. Overall I was very satisfied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Would never stay again. Walked in it smelled of BO and filth. Hauled suitcases up the long stairway.Outdated and needs a though cleaning w/ bleach. Not maintained very well. Tv didnt worked, oversized furniture took up the room. The room/ furniture needs cleaning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"vacation inn ok stay could use improvement"
the room was clean, my room was near the reception desk so a little noisy, i wasn't too happy about the tub taps they were hard to turn off when running the bath water. the TV only had 1 channel. and the cleaning maid didn't wait til i checked out she banged on the door at 10:15am when you have til 11am to check out. staff was friendly at least.Genuine Expedia guest review
"book this hotel!"
I travelled to victoria alone and had never been there before. I took the shuttle from the airport directly to this hotel. The front desk and manager were fantastic. Housekeeping staff not so much. Room a little dated but the hotel location and price of room made up for the other two defiencies. Hotel is only steps from bus stops that take you everywhere […] you need to go. To the harbour and to royal roads and victoria universities, the castles and major attractions are all easily accessible by bc transit bus. I had a very good time riding the bus evrywhere and found it much more enjoyable than taxi. And only 3$ per one way. Also there is a well stockrd mall only steps away from hotel, organic markets, every sort of shop and store you could wish for are also right there. The location and price and accessibility to other venues cannot be beat even by the $300/night hotels. I loved it! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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