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 (147)
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  • Poor (8)
  • Terrible (4)
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Jul 7, 2020 philb417 Courtenay, Canada

We were totally impressed. The views were spectacular. The food was five star quality and we all considered good value for the great flavours and presentation. Our server Ellie was exceptionally professional and had a fun personality. All to say, we are eagerly planning our next visit.
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Jun 24, 2020 timlN5687GC

We decided to send our parents to villa Eyrie for their 20th anniversary. We booked on their website, supplied our credit card information. Room was reserved successfully. On check out my parents card was charged for the stay. On trying to resolve the incorrect charge we were put through the ringer. No help no offer of an apology and no easy way… Read more
We decided to send our parents to villa Eyrie for their 20th anniversary. We booked on their website, supplied our credit card information. Room was reserved successfully. On check out my parents card was charged for the stay. On trying to resolve the incorrect charge we were put through the ringer. No help no offer of an apology and no easy way to fix the problem. I’ve never had this issue before and i’m very upset in the way Dwayne handled this situation. My parents enjoyed the stay but the whole surprise was thoroughly ruined. If the front desk service matched the reputation of the lodge then this would be an ideal place to stay. Unfortunately never again. It’s called customer service for a reason, you serve the customer and make sure their happy. Hopefully you will learn from this review and do better in the future. Read less
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Jun 22, 2020 islanderVictoria_BC Victoria, BC

We stayed in a Cielo junior suite for a short peaceful getaway. The view is, of course, incredible. The restaurant was very good, and the suite itself was nice. Our one issue was that the cielo junior suites are not all made equal. We had a first floor suite, and the view from our patio was nothing like the view from the balcony above us.… Read more
We stayed in a Cielo junior suite for a short peaceful getaway. The view is, of course, incredible. The restaurant was very good, and the suite itself was nice. Our one issue was that the cielo junior suites are not all made equal. We had a first floor suite, and the view from our patio was nothing like the view from the balcony above us. Furthermore, the soundproofing in the Ceilo Villa building is not at all what I expect from a resort of this stature. Our upstairs neighbours had lead feet and a toddler. We heard every footstep they took, including at 6am when we desperately wanted to sleep in. The noise unfortunately really put a damper on the potential tranquility of the location. We would stay again, but only in the upper suite! Read less
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Jun 21, 2020 Islanderabroad Nanaimo, Canada

We had a lovely stay at Villa Eyrie for our 12 year anniversary. Upon arrival when we got to our room our hearts sank. I had called the resort 3 times to question which room to book what would be the most romantic with the best views. This was our first time visiting Villa Eyrie, We picked the Cielo junior suite based on the unobstructed views… Read more
We had a lovely stay at Villa Eyrie for our 12 year anniversary. Upon arrival when we got to our room our hearts sank. I had called the resort 3 times to question which room to book what would be the most romantic with the best views. This was our first time visiting Villa Eyrie, We picked the Cielo junior suite based on the unobstructed views described by the service agent on the phone. Our hearts sank when we got to our room to be on ground level looking out at hedges. I was ready to leave and go home I was so heart wrenched. We went to customer service and explained there had been a mistake made, that was not the room we booked. The customer service team were amazing. They changed our room to the penthouse suite. We were floored at the level of service provided. My tears subsided and my faith restored in a level of service that is unsurpassed. The service didn’t stop there. We had amazing service at the restaurant to. Attention to detail, the food was delicious. We ate all our meals at the resort, we weren’t disappointed once. Villa eyrie made our special weekend really amazing, we won’t forget the incredible service. We will be back and will spread the word on how amazing our experience was. Thank you to all the amazing staff. Read less
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Jun 3, 2020 Richard A Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada

Due to COVID 19 crisis, we were delighted to learn that this wonderful hotel had just re-opened in time for us to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. Plus with a special price being offered for May re-opening, it was amazing value and a huge treat. On arrival, the hotel had worked hard to ensure social distancing signage was everywhere. The… Read more
Due to COVID 19 crisis, we were delighted to learn that this wonderful hotel had just re-opened in time for us to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. Plus with a special price being offered for May re-opening, it was amazing value and a huge treat. On arrival, the hotel had worked hard to ensure social distancing signage was everywhere. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. The restaurant staff explained that their normal 120 seated space was now limited to 50, including staff. Our junior suite was delightful. Very clean, everything seemed brand new with bathrobes and other facilities. Complimentary soft drinks were available in the fridge and we loved the Nespresso coffee. There were great touches like the use of binoculars to observe the Eagles and birds of prey outside. Our servers (we especially appreciated the care and advice given to us by KK - sorry forgot his name) in the restaurant were wearing masks and working hard to stay as socially distant whilst trying to serve our plates and drinks. The food was delicious and of course, the view from the restaurant is awesome overlooking the Finlayson Arm inlet. The weather was great and we had time to visit the nearby lake for a walk and swim. The next morning, we enjoyed breakfast in a practically empty restaurant. Due to COVID 19 the spa and pool were understandably closed. We hope we can return at a later date once this crisis eases further to enjoy the full range of facilities. A perfect place for a special, romantic celebration. Well done staff at Villa Eyrie. Read less