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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Jan 7, 2020 LaN0mada Haida Gwaii

Lovely spot, way overdone resort to the point of tacky ostentatiousness. While there, we learned that the owners are suing the neighbouring village because they don't want them to build a racetrack. Not a fan of unethical businesses and won't be patronizing this place again.
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Jan 4, 2020 175jess175

We had the most amazing stay! We took advantage of the new years 2 night special they had on and are SO happy we did. The room was cozy and perfect for our needs. Bed was extremely comfortable and the view was TO DIE FOR! We only wish there was a small couch instead of two chairs as seating! The 5 course dinner on new years eve was one of the best… Read more
We had the most amazing stay! We took advantage of the new years 2 night special they had on and are SO happy we did. The room was cozy and perfect for our needs. Bed was extremely comfortable and the view was TO DIE FOR! We only wish there was a small couch instead of two chairs as seating! The 5 course dinner on new years eve was one of the best we've had and our server, Ashley, was awesome. Very professional, friendly and provided amazing service for quite a few of our meals! The manager, Alexander, went above and beyond and was so kind to try to help me track down some Tylenol after I forgot to pack my own. The only thing we wished differently was that the pool was a bit warmer! That is more preference however and must be lovely and refreshing in the warmer months! Thank you Villa Eyrie for being so accommodating to us and our two large dogs, we will be back!! Read less
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Jan 1, 2020 eileen j Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada

Stopped in for Brunch while I was traveling home. It was fine but staggering expensive. My bill was 105.00 for brunch and 1 drink just for myself! The restaurant had a omelet station with no one there to run it. The menu stated crab legs but there were just a few on the platter. Shameful! Nice view though.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely a 5 star resort

Dec 14, 2019 CHIMP1234

Fabulous resort. Had a dinner meeting and stayed overnight. The meal was over the top. Asked the waiter to bring us whatever he felt, could not have asked for a better experience. Chef came out to see how everything was. Fantastic service right from check in to check out, spa included. Nice new rooms, outstanding views. Extremely professional… Read more
Fabulous resort. Had a dinner meeting and stayed overnight. The meal was over the top. Asked the waiter to bring us whatever he felt, could not have asked for a better experience. Chef came out to see how everything was. Fantastic service right from check in to check out, spa included. Nice new rooms, outstanding views. Extremely professional staff throughout Read less
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Dec 9, 2019 SES45 Nanaimo, Canada

You can’t beat the view from Villa Eyrie! It’s stunning! We enjoyed brunch at the Villa’s Restaurant on Nov 30. My friend and I had Eggs Benedict with wild mushrooms and my husband had the burger! Everything was delicious. The service is just what you would expect from an establishment of this calibre ... friendly, helpful and spot on.