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 Lovely view but not the stay we had hoped for.

Mar 11, 2019 Rita H

The view of Finlayson Arm is lovely. Our pet friendly room was adequate for our needs. The rates are a little high considering renovations taking place, sports lounge closed and limited areas to walk on hotel paved paths due to snow. The restaurant food was nice but not spectacular especially for the price. Staff were polite. Would I go… Read more
The view of Finlayson Arm is lovely. Our pet friendly room was adequate for our needs. The rates are a little high considering renovations taking place, sports lounge closed and limited areas to walk on hotel paved paths due to snow. The restaurant food was nice but not spectacular especially for the price. Staff were polite. Would I go again...no. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Resort on Vancouver Island - Service off the charts.

Mar 5, 2019 holmessandiego San Diego, California

My wife and I were on Vancouver Island for a night during a trip for our 20th Anniversary. Our experience at this resort was amazing. The views are incredible, the rooms are fantastic and the service is off the chart. Jordan at the front desk went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was perfect. We reserved a Superior Suite and it was… Read more
My wife and I were on Vancouver Island for a night during a trip for our 20th Anniversary. Our experience at this resort was amazing. The views are incredible, the rooms are fantastic and the service is off the chart. Jordan at the front desk went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was perfect. We reserved a Superior Suite and it was perfect with an excellent view. Jordan is the reason that we booked the reservation after speaking with him on the phone. When we arrived, his service was just as great. (Thank you Jordan for your great service.) We went to dinner at the restaurant on site and it was great. Kirk was our server...both he and the food were top notch. The service at breakfast was equally good. If you are looking for a great resort away from the city, this is a must stop. Thank you Villa Eyrie for an excellent experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Impressive

Feb 12, 2019 MUALanarkshire Lanarkshire

My husband and I stayed at Villa Eyrie during a trip to Vancouver Island. It is a perfect spot if you're looking for somewhere outside Victoria yet within an easy drive to Victoria and the surrounding area. The views are stunning, especially from the restaurant. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable if a little on the pricey side. We stayed… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Villa Eyrie during a trip to Vancouver Island. It is a perfect spot if you're looking for somewhere outside Victoria yet within an easy drive to Victoria and the surrounding area. The views are stunning, especially from the restaurant. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable if a little on the pricey side. We stayed in a Master Suite which was very well equiped. The only negative pionts were there is no lift and we had several stairs to climb both outside the villa and inside to reach our room. We were given assistance with luggage (on a 3 week trip from the UK and we don't travel light) but wouldn't suit anyone with limited mobility. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. Service was very good but dinner was mixed and to be honest I wouldn't say outstanding nor value for money. The bath tub in the middle of the room is a novelty which we did use but personnaly I don't understand baths in bedrooms - much prefer some privacy to chill out and relax - but that's just my preference. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Summit Restaurant is excellent

Feb 3, 2019 Kolleena Victoria, Canada

I have had two visits to the Summit restaurant in the last couple of weeks. The service is excellent and food very good and the view is amazing. I hope to return soon for a spa treatment :) thank you to the wonderful staff.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Sunday brunch with a million $ view

Jan 14, 2019 Greg S Duncan, Canada

A great quiet place for a relaxing Sunday brunch with an amazing view. My wife an I have passed the signs while driving up and down the Malahat between Duncan and Victoria for years. We knew about the place. We knew it had great food and a stunning view. Today was a sunny warm winter day...so we finally dropped in. We were not disappointed.