Robin Hood Motel, Victoria, B.C.

We were attending the k.d. lang Concert in Victoria and needed a place to stay over rather than drive back after the concert.

We booked on line and just so you know, it was the only place left. Some places wanted over $400.00 a night and this, for $219.24 was more than enough. We checked in, and once you read all their rules and regulations, you think that, although it looks tired on the outside and the grounds are less than stellar, it would be really good on the inside.

We had time to put our things in the room and head out to find a) a parking spot, b) the Theater and c) a restaurant to have dinner. The lady at the Reception desk to us where the theater was and, off we go.

We find a spot in a car park, up on the third floor and wend our way down to locate the theater. Done and now we try to find a place to eat. We did, and more on that later. After dinner we go to the theater and are met by some really well dressed people in the lobby. They come over and ask if we are for the concert and we said yes. Well, says them…you are in the wrong place and it is the Royal Theater you want and you will have to take a taxi.

After the concert we were finally able to grab a taxi (in the rain) and wanted a coffee when we got to the Motel. Don went down to the Lobby to get one and they charged him $1.00 for a packet. There was a funny smell in the room….now we know why.

When we open up the top of the coffee unit to put the packet in, the one from the previous guest was still there. When we opened up the closed garbage pail on the table, it had the previous guests food: orange peels, tomato pieces, and other food stuffs. I called down to the office and was told “sorry but you know there is no cleaning staff on at night. Leave it out and I’ll get it later”.

When you sat on the side of the bed, the mattress is so old and soft, you sank down to the box spring and the pillows, looking so fat and fluffy, enveloped you head when you laid down. Any Chiropractor would condemn these in a heart beat.

The sofa looked okay and when you sat on it, it has a permanent tilt forward and is truly very uncomfortable.

We don’t love, no, make that, like Motels but are thankful for a clean and fresh place to stay when required but not here.

They won’t even let you stay here if you live in the same City and wanted to spend your Anniversary here. You have to prove you are travelling, show two pieces of I.D. (one with picture) and no partying.

Yup! Sure worth that.

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