Villa Eyrie Resort

Malahat, Vancouver Island

The hotel

Giving you a fresh outlook on Vancouver Island (quite literally), this mountainside hideaway creeps up towards Malahat’s summit to reveal coast and mountain views from its perch 1,880 feet above sea level — and yet it’s still just half an hour from Victoria. Covering 95 acres near wineries and Goldstream Provincial Park, it may have been inspired by Italy from its architecture to its menus, but it’s still completely in tune with its stunning Canadian surroundings, with farm-to-fork food at Summit Restaurant, island-sourced ingredients in Tuscan Spa, and views of Saanich Inlet through the floor-to-ceiling windows fringing its mineral-rich saltwater pool. Even its bar mixes Italy’s love of racing with the local influence of Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, with its Driver’s Lounge rich in nostalgia from its crackling fire to its vinyl record soundtrack.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Restaurant
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

A mountainside retreat perched atop Vancouver Island’s Malahat Summit. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 3 hours 10 minutes to include a ferry crossing.

Hotel information

38 rooms. All with air-conditioning, TV, telephone, WiFi access*, clock radio, Nespresso™ coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and board, bathrobes, rain shower, soaker tub, hairdryer and a rollaway bed. Deluxe Rooms feature wide windows opening onto garden and forest views, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Deluxe View Rooms showcase stunning views of Finlayson Arm and the Olympic Mountains, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Suites include beautiful views of Finlayson Arm and the Olympic Mountains along with a gas fireplace and a premier king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Some Superior Suites also include a balcony and an oversized standalone soaker tub.

Master Suites offer wrap-around balconies, a gas fireplace and an oversized double-soaker jetted tub with rainforest views, with a premier king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Summit Restaurant (open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner). Driver's Lounge. Tuscan Spa*. Indoor mineral pool. Access to complimentary fitness classes (available on weekends). Concierge and courtesy shuttle service. Nearby activities to include golf*, hiking and winery tours*. Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary parking.

2-night minimum stay between June–August.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Million dollar view

Nov 8, 2019 Rick K Nanaimo, Canada

After a mix up with our reservation was sorted out we settled in to a really enjoyable evening. The view from our room was spectacular and a nice glass of wine watching the sun set was a great prelude to dinner. We had dinner at Alpina and chose The Chef's Choice" with wine pairing. The food was good but another veg on the main should be added.… Read more
After a mix up with our reservation was sorted out we settled in to a really enjoyable evening. The view from our room was spectacular and a nice glass of wine watching the sun set was a great prelude to dinner. We had dinner at Alpina and chose The Chef's Choice" with wine pairing. The food was good but another veg on the main should be added. (Possibly in season chanterelles). Wine pairings were spot on for all three servings. Overall a nice location away from the the hustle and bustle of the city. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic View!

Oct 27, 2019 HappySnr123 Nanaimo, Canada

I took my wife for her birthday to this very lovely resort to sample the food in their restaurant. We're from Nanaimo and it only took us just over an hour of driving to reach this very pretty place. We made a reservation to the restaurant. The view is excellent even though it was a little bit cloudy at that time. We had our wonderful lunch with a… Read more
I took my wife for her birthday to this very lovely resort to sample the food in their restaurant. We're from Nanaimo and it only took us just over an hour of driving to reach this very pretty place. We made a reservation to the restaurant. The view is excellent even though it was a little bit cloudy at that time. We had our wonderful lunch with a glass of wine each. We found the price to be reasonable considering the location and appearance of the place. The service was great and we really enjoyed the food and view! We'll be back again for sure! I highly recommend this place especially for special occasion and events! Read less
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Oct 26, 2019 Torontotrvller Toronto, Canada

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights this past week and had an incredible stay at this Resort. Its Tucked away in the hillside with beautiful views of the inlet below with an incredible Pine tree valley. The food was excellent and the staff attentive. The highlight was on our 2nd-night Chef Mario came out to greet the restaurant tables and have a… Read more
My wife and I stayed for 2 nights this past week and had an incredible stay at this Resort. Its Tucked away in the hillside with beautiful views of the inlet below with an incredible Pine tree valley. The food was excellent and the staff attentive. The highlight was on our 2nd-night Chef Mario came out to greet the restaurant tables and have a little chat with the guests which we thought was a nice personalized touch. Gina served us both nights and she is very pleasant and friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and activities. Stayed at Villa Ciello with possibly the best views at the top of the resort. Will definitely come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved this place!

Oct 26, 2019 mcallistar Scotland

We stayed in a Master Suite with a view and balcony. The location was superb with stunning views. The staff were excellent and the food in the restaurant was the best we had on a 3 week trip to Canada and the US. We mainly relaxed in our room, so can't comment on the spa or pool. We would definitely include this hotel on any future visits to BC.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 11 / 10, Villa Eyrie !

Oct 13, 2019 Leah W Sydney, Australia

It’s no coincidence that Villa Eyrie was a highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island, because when we think of our 4 week stay in Canada, we remember fondly and refer to Villa Eyrie. However, soon after we checked in to our room, literally within 10 minutes, there was an electricity black out, which lasted about 5 hours. The cause of the outage… Read more
It’s no coincidence that Villa Eyrie was a highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island, because when we think of our 4 week stay in Canada, we remember fondly and refer to Villa Eyrie. However, soon after we checked in to our room, literally within 10 minutes, there was an electricity black out, which lasted about 5 hours. The cause of the outage was due to a storm that had passed through the area, and a tree branch had fallen on wires. Very frustrating and inconvenient, but through no fault of the Villa’s. As a result of the black out, we contacted reception via our mobile phone to enquire if we could have a shower at the main villa. Jordan was more than obliging and helpful regarding shower facilities and towels. He even assisted by giving us a flashlight for the room, but unfortunately, there weren’t any candles, for extra and constant lighting. He drove us back to our villa after our sumptuous dinner. The team at Villa Eyrie were always very personable, wlecoming and calling us by name. – Nice touch. Restaurant wait people - An absolute credit to your establishment. They went beyond the given with customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. Extremely personable and charismatic and treated us the way they would have liked to be treated, we’re sure. Their general knowledge regarding the surrounding areas is second to none. We asked quite a few questions regarding which mountains were which and we also impressed that they showed us a map of Canada and USA. The wait staff are really a credit to Villa Eyrie. First class cuisine. We eat out a lot in Australia at many fine dining establishments and have travelled extensively, so we have sampled some of the world’s finest cuisine and have stayed at some very luxurious properties. Staying at the Villa for 3 nights, enabled us to savour some of Chef Mario’s and the rest of the culinary team’s delights. We have to say that everything was flavoursome, but our ultimate favourite, was Chef Mario’s “Beef Cappuccino”. Chef’s introduction of truffle oil on a thin base of pureed potato, a wonderful balance of very tender beef, and cappuccino froth, and served in a cappuccino cup – sheer genius and a delectable creation ! All members of the Villa Eyrie team were very professional, obliging and friendly. The views were beautiful and we were fortunate to see snow capped mountains in the distance because we were graced with clear skies to make the vista even more breathtaking. We rate Villa Eyrie very highly. 11/10 ! Read less