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 Great Mother's Day Brunch

May 9, 2021 ronj845 Vancouver Island, Canada

As usual, Cindy and Jack made sure we were taken care of on the patio with lovely views of the Saanich Inlet. Mary (aka mum) has the special Eggs Florentine. I had the steak and eggs. Excellent cuisine c/o Chef Mario. The Villa is a hidden gem, just 15 minutes ourside of Victoria. Their al fresco ambience is just as excellent as dine in. Try it… Read more
As usual, Cindy and Jack made sure we were taken care of on the patio with lovely views of the Saanich Inlet. Mary (aka mum) has the special Eggs Florentine. I had the steak and eggs. Excellent cuisine c/o Chef Mario. The Villa is a hidden gem, just 15 minutes ourside of Victoria. Their al fresco ambience is just as excellent as dine in. Try it out for yourselves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 50 th anniversary

Apr 26, 2021 Rare4511

We were so delighted with our suite and service .Sad because of COVID unable to celebrate with family and friends the resort was outstanding and made our stay the best . Perhaps will be back for our 51st
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely the Best - Cielo Junior Suite

Apr 6, 2021 DaRealAlliG Victoria, Canada

As a well seasoned traveler I never expected to find my favourite get-away right here in my backyard. I can't say anything negative as everything from the service, Covid protocols,room,view,amenities,(the restaurant I'll have to try net time), feeling of being on top of the world - is beyond reproach. It is a healing and luxurious feeling waking… Read more
As a well seasoned traveler I never expected to find my favourite get-away right here in my backyard. I can't say anything negative as everything from the service, Covid protocols,room,view,amenities,(the restaurant I'll have to try net time), feeling of being on top of the world - is beyond reproach. It is a healing and luxurious feeling waking up with a view of a lifetime. Birds singing everywhere, eagles resting right in front of your window (bino's handy when you need them). There was no need to interact with anyone on site after obtaining room keys and checking in. Not sure what else to say aside from - you gotta stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing views and hospitality

Apr 5, 2021 Shawna299 Victoria, Canada

We spent a lovely weekend here in March and were unexpectedly upgraded to a Junior suite with an amazing view. The balcony was an amazing place to sit and watch the sunset and listen to the quiet paradise. The deep jacuzzi tub and large King sized bed were super luxurious as were the heavy robes. We had a fantastic breakfast at the resorts… Read more
We spent a lovely weekend here in March and were unexpectedly upgraded to a Junior suite with an amazing view. The balcony was an amazing place to sit and watch the sunset and listen to the quiet paradise. The deep jacuzzi tub and large King sized bed were super luxurious as were the heavy robes. We had a fantastic breakfast at the resorts restaurant; again with a spectacular view. I don’t know that I will ever be able to have eggs Benedict anywhere else ever again. The evening cocktails were equally satisfying in the restaurant. We will certainly be back for a supper meal. The resort is close enough to the city that travel time is not an issue yet it is far enough away that it feels like a true getaway. Highly recommended. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Staff, stunning property, incredible views

Apr 4, 2021 Wanderlust-everyday

From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at our own Italian villa. I cannot thank the staff enough for making our stay so incredible! From Bill at the front desk going above and beyond, to the F&B staff Jack,Kieran and chef for making our dining experiences truly memorable! To top it off the hotel is truly pet friendly offering a… Read more
From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at our own Italian villa. I cannot thank the staff enough for making our stay so incredible! From Bill at the front desk going above and beyond, to the F&B staff Jack,Kieran and chef for making our dining experiences truly memorable! To top it off the hotel is truly pet friendly offering a comfortable stay for ourselves and our furry friend. Thank you for making a long over due vacation so incredible. Read less