The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was named best hotel in Canada and # 19 in the world according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
The annual reader survey, which gets hundreds of thousands of responses each year, noted that the hotel is inspired by an English mansion with architectural touches of Tudor influence.
“It is a great honor to receive this recognition from the esteemed readership of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Hotel General Manager Madone Pelan. “Personalized service and meaningful relationships are at the heart of everything we do. This award recognizes the best in the industry and is a testament to the dedication, passion and resilience our employees have embodied every day during this difficult year. “
The annual survey takes into account responses from readers assessing travel experiences between April and the end of May. Hotels, islands, destinations and countries are evaluated on a set of criteria corresponding to their category.
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards also recognized the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria on the list of the 15 Best Hotels in Canada. The Magnolia was ranked 12th.
The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino was named the second best resort in Canada, and the Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa in Victoria was ranked seventh on this list.
Vancouver Island has been named the # 5 Island in “the rest of North America”, which does not include the United States.
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