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 GORGEOUS, But Some SERIOUS Deficiencies

Sep 12, 2019 Sallyc0226 New York City, New York

Our room was beautiful and the beds were comfortable, but everything else was NOT good. Housekeeping was not good. We had to keep calling for towels they neglected to replace, including wet bath mats. The floor was so slippery when it was wet, we had to use the towels for bath mats. Also, they never refilled any of the hand soap, shampoo,… Read more
Our room was beautiful and the beds were comfortable, but everything else was NOT good. Housekeeping was not good. We had to keep calling for towels they neglected to replace, including wet bath mats. The floor was so slippery when it was wet, we had to use the towels for bath mats. Also, they never refilled any of the hand soap, shampoo, etc. We STARTED OUT with a bottle of hand soap that was three quarters empty. There was absolutely no water pressure. The shower itself was gorgeous, with 3 different kinds of shower heads, but no pressure AT ALL in any of them. The restaurant/hotel coordination was ZERO. The restaurant said they were full, but the desk said restaurant had room. We went down. It was almost empty and the waiter was surly, because they all wanted to go home. Although the place itself was very beautiful, it is ISOLATED. Not close AT ALL to Victoria OR anyplace else. If you plan to spend most of your time in town, DON’T stay in Villa Eyrie. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely wonderful!!!

Sep 12, 2019 mjbphx Phoenix, Arizona

I can't stop saying enough good things about this place. We visited for our anniversary and stayed in a Superior room. It was spacious, with a separate living room, fireplace, and Jacuzzi. Our own private balcony with wonderful views and from which we watched the elk graze at night was delightful.The views out the windows were breathtaking, and… Read more
I can't stop saying enough good things about this place. We visited for our anniversary and stayed in a Superior room. It was spacious, with a separate living room, fireplace, and Jacuzzi. Our own private balcony with wonderful views and from which we watched the elk graze at night was delightful.The views out the windows were breathtaking, and yet so relaxing. Everything was clean, well appointed, and fresh. The restaurant added to the comfort and warmth of the stay. The food was delicious. All of the staff on property were helpful and friendly. I couldn't have asked for a nicer place for our anniversary. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Romance is in the air at the Villa Eyrie Resort

Sep 3, 2019 Robert B

Hello – It’s been such a busy summer, we wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made our evening so special. It’s been almost 1 month since our fabulous dinner and unforgettable moments at your resort on August 04, 2019. You and your staff never cease to amaze us. We were so well taken care of and the evening went exactly as we had… Read more
Hello – It’s been such a busy summer, we wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made our evening so special. It’s been almost 1 month since our fabulous dinner and unforgettable moments at your resort on August 04, 2019. You and your staff never cease to amaze us. We were so well taken care of and the evening went exactly as we had wanted. I had planned this as a surprise for my beautiful, now fiancée, with the help of Tanya from the front desk who’s help was invaluable. Your observant and caring staff who never missed a beat ensured the settings and moment were memorable. I had spoken with Tanya initially and we made a plan, she graciously let me make some last minute changes to the plan (very last minute), and worked with the rest of your personnel to make this the perfect evening. The exact moment had not been arranged nor discussed directly with our server, Wayne. This man went over the top and easily moved with the moment and was superb at reading the evening as it unfolded, a very private table was made available overlooking your spectacular views, additionally making us feel special, ensuring everything went smoothly and without a hitch, even suggesting a lovely location for a photo on the balcony, midway through our meal. We were able to have some private time against a beautiful background. It was at this perfect location and setting of the sun that I chose to get on my knee and ask my beloved if she would marry me. (she said yes). We had not realized that the entire restaurant was watching us which made it even more romantic, there were some watering eyes and people stopped by our table as they departed the dining areas, thank you Wayne, your observations and being flexible with the moment are what brought this evening to the heights and exact setting we had wanted. Our meal was from the chefs tasting menu, this is the second time at your resort we ordered this extraordinary meal and each time it’s been different, memorable and now our favorite at your resort. The pastry chef used a beautiful artistic script to help me send my thoughts to my fiancée, it was well received and most beautiful. This night and your resort as well as your extraordinary staff will forever be with us, we thank you again for being a part of our important life event. Please ensure everyone is thanked, we know there were people we did not meet or see who were all part of making this evening what it was meant to be. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do NOT WASTE your money!

Aug 27, 2019 RobinA691 Vancouver, Canada

My husband and I were lucky enough to celebrate our last anniversary at Villa Eyrie in 2018 and had an amazing experience. We decided to book again this year and were shocked at the drastic decline in the quality of our the resort. We booked a villa Principale room romance package with bed and breakfast this time. Don’t stay in these rooms. When… Read more
My husband and I were lucky enough to celebrate our last anniversary at Villa Eyrie in 2018 and had an amazing experience. We decided to book again this year and were shocked at the drastic decline in the quality of our the resort. We booked a villa Principale room romance package with bed and breakfast this time. Don’t stay in these rooms. When we arrived there was nobody at the check in desk. Once a host arrived he just sighed while checking us in. There were dead wasps on the entryway carpets, dead flies in our window sill, part of the wall near the jacuzzi required repair, the paint on the bathroom door was damaged in spots, the mirror seemed like it was deteriorating and the bath mat was torn. We dined at Alpina and noticed the very limited vegetarian options. The meal was a disappointment. To top this off, we were woken by a barking dog running in the halls after 1am. At check out our bill came to over $600 due to added taxes and fees. We asked for this detailed bill to be emailed to us as we thought our total should have been less. We did NOT receive an email receipt. I wondered if this may have been a 1 off bad luck experience so I emailed Villa Eyrie requesting to be connected with the manager. I have contacted them twice and have not yet heard back (it has been over 10 days). What a waste of money, disappointing meal, restless night and disappointing wedding anniversary. Save your money and stay somewhere else. We are surprised at this extremely poor customer service and are sad to say will will NOT return. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 307Abby Norwich, United Kingdom

Such a wonderful stay at the Eyrie for our first wedding anniversary. Even better than the photos its like looking at a postcard. The villa staff accommodated our request for a tub with a view and can't recommend our room enough! 131 was at the very top above the restaurant (also highly recommended) and the view was just incredible. We had a small… Read more
Such a wonderful stay at the Eyrie for our first wedding anniversary. Even better than the photos its like looking at a postcard. The villa staff accommodated our request for a tub with a view and can't recommend our room enough! 131 was at the very top above the restaurant (also highly recommended) and the view was just incredible. We had a small issue with our room one night but the staff sorted it out within minutes and couldn't have been more professional about it. The manager himself came to apologise. The location is about a 10 minute drive on the highway from any shops so it is convenient to have a car for sure. A wonderful treat for a special occasion. Read less