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 Exceeded our Expectations!

May 20, 2019 JohnLinCBD Carlsbad, California

We read the glowing reviews of others and had high expectations. Our expectations were not only met, but also exceeded. The vision the owners had of creating an amazing resort on the side of a steep mountain has been realized. The accommodation has been planned to take advantage of the beauty of nature that surrounds the resort. We are checking… Read more
We read the glowing reviews of others and had high expectations. Our expectations were not only met, but also exceeded. The vision the owners had of creating an amazing resort on the side of a steep mountain has been realized. The accommodation has been planned to take advantage of the beauty of nature that surrounds the resort. We are checking out shortly and as I write this I am overlooking snow-capped mountains in the distance, Findlayson Inlet that connects to the Pacific Ocean, and a forest of multiple shades of green. On the property itself, I am viewing a spa that has been constructed like a European castle, a Koi pond, fountains and lovely landscaping that complements nature. I must also compliment the staff, in particular, Kayla, the front office manager, and Veronica, a front desk clerk. Both went out of their way to make our stay superb. And, a special nod of appreciation to Naomi, the housekeeper who maintained our room in perfect condition with plenty of towels, toiletries, glasses and more. Finally, and this is in no way meant to be negative, but if you have a mobility issue as I have I suggest you call ahead to alert the staff so they can plan your accommodation accordingly. Being built on a mountainside, this resort has hills and steps in many areas. Kayla, took care of my needs and it meant we had a wonderful time. We look forward to returning. Thanks, John and Kelly Ann Read less
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May 5, 2019 dawoodwoman Saint Louis, Missouri

This hotel was beyond expectations! The view was to die for. The service was outstanding. The food was absolutely amazing! The suite was fabulous! This place is a wonderful choice for a romantic getaway! It went beyond my expectations!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary trip

Apr 27, 2019 K7706PArachelg

Beyond amazing. Wonderful property, beautiful views, awesome & attentive staff, delicious food, relaxing spa. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff truly made it a special time for us. It is about a 25 min drive to the city of Victoria, but SO SO worth it. Did I mention the views? Need I say more? = )
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury on the Malahat

Apr 16, 2019 peterwales71 Unionville, Ontario, Canada

My wife and I spent a few days basking in the beauty and luxury of the Villa Eyrie resort on the Malahat in beautiful British Columbia. Absolutely amazing vistas from our room, world class cuisine and impeccable service making this one of our revised World Top Ten places to stay. A 30 minute drive from Victoria and you are wisked away to a… Read more
My wife and I spent a few days basking in the beauty and luxury of the Villa Eyrie resort on the Malahat in beautiful British Columbia. Absolutely amazing vistas from our room, world class cuisine and impeccable service making this one of our revised World Top Ten places to stay. A 30 minute drive from Victoria and you are wisked away to a mountain retreat that competes with any of the world's best. Our room was spacious with a view to die for. Every meal was an adventure in culinary excellence and will measure up to the most discrimminating palates. Well done to he entire Villa Eyrie team who made this a memorable experience for us! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Location, View, Spa Service and Dinner

Apr 14, 2019 Laurie H Calgary

My hubby and I spent a day at the Villa Eyrie Resort a couple of weeks ago and it was terrific. I can't believe it is located only 30 minutes from downtown Victoria. The view is stunning looking out over an amazing vista. The spa treatments we enjoyed were amazing - a couples massage and the dinner and service was outstanding. We will definitely… Read more
My hubby and I spent a day at the Villa Eyrie Resort a couple of weeks ago and it was terrific. I can't believe it is located only 30 minutes from downtown Victoria. The view is stunning looking out over an amazing vista. The spa treatments we enjoyed were amazing - a couples massage and the dinner and service was outstanding. We will definitely return... soon. Laurie H. Read less