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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (153)
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  • Poor (9)
  • Terrible (4)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Smoky Honeymoon

Sep 23, 2020 316mariahm

We got married back in March and due to covid were not able to have a honeymoon. We were so looking forward to this 3 night stay as our "staycation" honeymoon as the pictures of the resort look so luxurious and beautiful! We counted down the days where we could finally relax & explore this beautiful resort. Apon arrival staff was welcoming and… Read more
We got married back in March and due to covid were not able to have a honeymoon. We were so looking forward to this 3 night stay as our "staycation" honeymoon as the pictures of the resort look so luxurious and beautiful! We counted down the days where we could finally relax & explore this beautiful resort. Apon arrival staff was welcoming and friendly. I had splurged a bit and got the charcuterie add-on for us & was slightly disappointed in the stale bread and it just didn't look like the pictures. The room was "tidy" although for a luxury resort there was some long hairs on the couch cushion and some hairs and dust on the trim in the bathroom. Unfortunately (through no fault of the hotel) our WHOLE 4 day 3 night stay was clouded by thick wildfire smoke... I mention this because I specifically paid a extra to upgrade to a room with a view! I feel like what makes the hotel so special is the breathtaking view! I was so looking forward to getting some footage for my YouTube channel and some amazing pictures but I could hardly see past the parking lot! I was also confused about the "resort fee" applied to our bill as there was no turndown service & the pool wasn't open (due to covid). It was a totally unexpected cost. We dined at the Alpine restaurant once and the service was top notch and food was brought to us fast, I did find it slightly pricey, but again, I feel like part of the luxury of the place is the view (which was not there). All in all I have no problem dishing out a little extra for an exceptional place. I was hoping this would be the first of an annual trip for us but was slightly disappointed. I understand covid is taking its toll on businesses so I tried to be understanding of the situation but it just felt like we spent alot of money & didn't get alot in return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning views! lovely Hotel

Sep 21, 2020 lauradenem

A month ago ago we celebrated our Golden Wedding anniversary with a weekend at Villa Eyrie Where we had celebrated our silver anniversary! On arrival we checked into our room only to find it was not the room I had originally booked. I had specifically asked for a room with view and balcony. The room we were given was lovely but did not have a… Read more
A month ago ago we celebrated our Golden Wedding anniversary with a weekend at Villa Eyrie Where we had celebrated our silver anniversary! On arrival we checked into our room only to find it was not the room I had originally booked. I had specifically asked for a room with view and balcony. The room we were given was lovely but did not have a balcony...We returned to desk and I explained to receptionist who then asked the manager who quickly dealt with this and with a smile handed us keys to a room with a view and balcony...The view was stunning, All positive..a couple of negatives.. Not sure why we were charged $25.00 "resort" fee...lounge area closed.Pool closed I could see no other amenities. Staff (apart from manager) on reception were officious and not a lot of people skills. There was a half bottle of wine left in our room which was a nice touch but A friendly smile.".How are you? welcome, happy anniversary" at reception would have been nice..The manager and staff in the restaurant were wonderful and the food was great.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10th Anniversary!

Sep 16, 2020 carolsS3198LW

We were so welcome. A card and a bottle of champagne were in our room to welcome us. The room was spectacular! A jet tub in the middle of the room which my husband so enjoyed while I received a massage at the resort. Dining was an experience - great food and service. Loved the experience and will be back!! Thank you.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superior Care - Great Suite

Sep 10, 2020 ronj845 Vancouver Island, Canada

We spent one night in a Villa Cielo Suite at the top of the property - best view of the Saanich Inlet. Thanks to Cindy Mui, Manager of Marketing, our stay was wonderful. She took care of us personally and all the staff were great; Megan, Courtnay, Amanda and Isabella. The menus are a bit limited but the food top quality. I will try the weekend… Read more
We spent one night in a Villa Cielo Suite at the top of the property - best view of the Saanich Inlet. Thanks to Cindy Mui, Manager of Marketing, our stay was wonderful. She took care of us personally and all the staff were great; Megan, Courtnay, Amanda and Isabella. The menus are a bit limited but the food top quality. I will try the weekend brunch menu next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It's good but...

Sep 7, 2020 fathead77 Vancouver, Canada

The location and resort are really quite nice, but the service doesn't really match. The check in didn't provide us Wifi code (it's a small thing, but still). We get to the suite and the door is ajar. We tell the front desk and they say "it's not supposed to be", which is super helpful. The room is a master suite and really nice. Big open, great… Read more
The location and resort are really quite nice, but the service doesn't really match. The check in didn't provide us Wifi code (it's a small thing, but still). We get to the suite and the door is ajar. We tell the front desk and they say "it's not supposed to be", which is super helpful. The room is a master suite and really nice. Big open, great deck and view. The restaurant food is great, but the service is lacking. Lots of time we're unattended and left waiting. It's the COVID area, so will give it a pass. When we're leaving the stair breaks off. There was a sign to be careful, but if it's in that bad of shape, why not fix it immediately? Like I said, really nice resort to look at, and idyllic location, but the service doesn't match it. Read less