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Award Winning - Free Wi-Fi, N. America LD, Parking, 2 blocks to Inner Harbour

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Sofa Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


1 Voted Victoria’s Top Rated Vacation Rental

2 Consistent 5 Star Guest Reviews

3 Free Wi-Fi Internet

4 Free Underground Parking

5 Free Phone in N. America

6 Spotlessly Clean Apartments

7 Choice of 5 Downtown Locations

8 Non-Smoking Premises

9 Competitive Rates

10 Locally-Owned. Friendly, Helpful Owners

The Metro Suite is a sparkling 5th floor, non-smoking, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom apartment that sleeps 4. Contemporary furnishings complement the spacious layout.

Your rate includes:

*Secure Underground Parking

*Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Connection. Secure access on your own dedicated network.

*Unlimited local and long distance phone calls to anywhere in North America + Voice Mail.

*Starter supply of paper goods, trash bags, foil, plastic wrap, hand soaps, laundry softener and detergent, dish soap, a nice selection of herbs and spices, coffee, tea, sugar

*In-suite Washer/Dryer

*Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Garburetor and Stainless Steel Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher

*Soaker Tub/Shower with Safety Grab Bar

*I-Phone/I-Pod charger dock/player/alarm clock

*2 LCD Flat Screen TV's

*DVD Player

*Stereo/CD player

*Books, Games, CD's, DVD's provided

*Access to fitness room

*Access to recreation room with pool table

*Access to car wash bay

*Many other amenities

*Personalized Check-in/Check-out Service

*Exit cleaning fee

City-wide bus service at the front of the building

2 car rental agencies just 1 block away

Bike rental agency just 1 block

Inner Harbour 2 blocks

East-facing balcony overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden area. Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony in the sun.

Secure, access controlled building with secure but easy access to your floor provided via 2 high-speed elevators.

Carpeted bedroom features a pillow top Queen size bed, flat screen TV, 2 bedside tables with lamps, iPhone/iPod clock radio alarm, full-size closet, extra bedding. There is also a comfortable pull-out Double size Serta sofa bed with 7' mattress in the living room.

Our rates help you to avoid the many hidden costs that you might otherwise overlook. For example, we supply the apartment with many of the essential every-day items that you would normally need to purchase on your own. You get lots of 'extras' that many rentals do not offer, and they’re all included in your rate.

We also provide the convenience and cost-savings of unlimited local and long-distance telephone calls anywhere in N. America, as well as voice mail and Wi-Fi internet so you can keep in touch with friends and family while you are staying with us.

The downtown location is just 5 minutes walk (or less) to many of Victoria's world-famous attractions, including the following:

*Victoria's Inner Harbour

*The Royal British Columbia Museum

*B.C. Legislative Buildings

*Victoria Conference Centre

*BC Provincial Law Courts

*BC Legislature Buildings

*Beacon Hill Park

*Fairmont Empress Hotel

*Undersea Gardens

*Souvenir shopping on Government Street, and many other local attractions.

Excellent proximity to all major transit services in, and around, Victoria, including:

*Connections to Butchart Gardens, Victoria International Airport, B.C. Ferries and Washington State Ferries.

*Five-minute walk to Seattle Clipper, MV Coho to Port Angeles and Harbour Air services to Vancouver and other destinations.

*1 block to Pacific Coach Lines bus depot with easy connections to Vancouver Airport and downtown Vancouver via B.C. Ferries.

*Greater Victoria Transit bus to B.C. Ferries terminal and Victoria International Airport stops within 2 blocks.

LENGTH OF STAY - Minimum 7 nights. Please Note: No smoking/Not suitable for pets or children under 10. Please contact us for answers to your questions and to discuss your requirements.

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, Union Card or, if you have a Canadian bank account, payment can be made using E-transfer.

Save 15% on in-town auto rentals and 20% on whale watching when you book your stay with us.

Please visit the City Life Suites web site for more information about this, and other properties..

Here's what some of our guests have said after staying with us:

'We rent vacation homes and condos throughout North America, probably 4-5 each year, and this is one of the very best. You'll love it.'

Kerry & Pam Dunn, Redlands, California

'We simply cannot say enough --- five stars! We'll be back for another sleek getaway soon!'

Kristopher & Kirsten, Denver, Colorado

'The location was perfect. Everything is within walking distance! The suite is beautiful, very comfortable, safe and clean. I really enjoyed my stay! Thank you again.'

Joanne, Toronto, Ontario

We pride ourselves on offering our guests clean, convenient self-catering accommodations, All-Inclusive rates, Victoria's best downtown location and friendly, helpful service (we own and manage the apartment and are always available to our guests)

Thank you very much for checking our listing on VRBO, we look forward to meeting you.

Keywords: Self-catering holiday let, Victoria vacation rental apartment, holiday flat, vacation condo rental, holiday rental, downtown condo, fully furnished apartment

© City Life Suites, 2012

More Details

Melissa or Rod
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2016

About Melissa or Rod

We have tried our very best to ensure that's what you'll find when you stay in our comfortable and convenient Metro Suite in downtown Victoria.

Rod and Melissa, our wonderful vacation rental agents at City Life Suites, Victoria, will be glad to assist you with your reservation and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Melissa or Rod purchased this condo in 2006

Why Melissa or Rod chose Victoria

This is absolutely the best location one could find in downtown Victoria.

Close to just about all tourist amenities, just a couple of blocks from Victoria's Inner harbour and the Government Street shopping area.

It is so convenient to everything....we suggest that you please read our guest book to find out what our guests say about the location of the Metro Suite.

What makes this condo unique

As our guests you will always be greeted 'in-person' when you check in, so as to make you feel welcome and to get you settled-in comfortably to your new surroundings. We provide milk, bread, fruit, water, tea and coffee so that you have the 'fixin's' for breakfast on your first morning.

Our building, The Astoria, has a fitness centre and a recreation room, complete with a pool table, fire place, large screen TV and seating areas, ideal for entertaining friends while staying in our building.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from New Orleans where we stayed in an apartment that had

absolutely rave reviews (VRBO). Great location in the French Quarter, but I

can tell you that it did not hold a candle to your rental. So, just a quick note

to say again how much we appreciated:

- Your service

- The wonderful apartment

- Its location

- The fact that it was spotless


Hope you have been able to enjoy some of the Winter Olympics in person!

Thanks again

Kim, Laramie WY
Feb 2010
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Award Winning - Free Wi-Fi, N. America LD, Parking, 2 blocks to Inner Harbour
average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews
Newmarket, Ontario

Conveniently in the Heart of Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed our stay at the Metro Suite last May and felt very welcome by the owners. This apartment gem in downtown Victoria is close to many amenities so that you can experience the essence of the friendly and beautiful city of Victoria. Great accommodations to explore the island and feel comfortable and safe; public transit is easy and car rentals a block away. We would go back again for sure!

Thanks again, Steve & Trish.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Metro Suite Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the suite very much. We found the location excellent for getting around downtown Victoria on foot and in addition it was easy to get the car out of the underground parking and onto the street when we wanted to go further afield. The suite was very well stocked with utensils and cooking pots etc. We appreciated the fresh food awaiting our arrival - the milk, fruit and muffins were a very nice touch. Melissa met us on arrival and showed us the workings of the suite; Rod was right on time when we were leaving and the hand over went smoothly. We have stayed with City Life Suites previously and hope to do so again in the future. We will happily recommend them to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Melissa and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Metro Suite, and we would like to thank you for the kind words about the suite and our company. These reviews help future guests make choices about our company. Thanks again & we hope to see you soon. Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
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Carleton Place Ont Canada

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Rod helped with check in and where to park in secured underground garage, utility room. Left a good assortment of brochures in condo. Was cleaned and had all accessories as described in condo listing. We wanted to be near inner harbour and easily walked downtown to eat at many restaurants. Getting into garage and exiting great when wanting to explore outside Victoria. Melissa met us for early check-out to plan our meeting ferry in Swartz Bay. We would definitely rent from City Life again, Rod and Melissa left cell numbers if we had any concerns, it was like home and no issues

Mike & Cathy P

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Melissa and I would like to thank you for your kind words about City Life Suites, and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Melissa & Rod
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Great time in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with our rental week in Victoria. Rod and Melissa did an excellent job ensuring we felt welcomed. Rod met us at the condo even though it was late at night, showed us were to park and gave us a tour of the condo. They even had breakfast goodies ready for our first morning - very thoughtful. The condo unit was excellent with and outstanding view and a short walk to the harbour and dozens of bars and restaurants. And after a day of touring and dining the seating was comfortable and TV viewing excellent. We would definately rent from Rod and Melissa at City Life again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your kind response, unfortunately this review should have been attached to the Panorama Suite, VRBO #649184. The link we sent you was wrong. That being said, we agree, the view in the Panorama Suite is spectacular and it truly is a perfect location for all your wants and needs! We appreciate your glowing review and look forward to seeing you again! Most Sincerely, Rod and Melissa
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Among the best

  • 5 of 5

We have had the good fortune to stay in many apartments around the world. The "Metro" is among the best. We definitely recommend it. Rod and Melissa are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome.

Ken & Connie

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken and Connie for such a glowing review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and we are so glad to hear you had such a nice time in Victoria. We hope we will be able to accommodate you again on your next trip to beautiful Victoria BC! You were wonderful guests! Warmest Regards, Rod and Melissa
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La Jolla , CA


  • 5 of 5

PERFECT. We want to return this should give you an idea how much we enjoyed our 2 week stay in gorgeous Victoria BC this past September.

Terrific area. Lovely modern high rise building and this apartment is on the 27 th floor . The building is just 2 blocks from the lovely famed Empress hotel , and the views of the inland harbor during the day and night ,are superb from the terrace ,the living room , the bedroom , the den. The apartment is lovely, comfortable , neat ,clean modern and safe. There are no negatives . It's a great city to bike with its wonderful biking trails . We appreciate that there was a place to keep our bikes next to our car in the safe garage with lots of security . Wonderful beautiful safe neighborhood . Thank you Melissa and Rob ,our welcoming" City Life hosts"

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for such a wonderful review. Unfortunately the suite you stayed in was the Panorama Suite, VRBO#649184, and yes it is truly a beautiful suite on the 17th floor of the Astoria. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Gene and hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards, Rod and Melissa.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
YYJ Victoria Intl 12 miles, Harbour Air 3 blocks
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Clives Place
Nearest Golf
5 Metres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
E & N Railway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1/17
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Vista 18
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dallas Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria Inner Harbour
Nearest Point of Interest
Beacon Hill Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal British Columbia Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
B.C. Parliament Buildings
Nearest Point of Interest
Government Street Shopping Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Branch Victoria Public Library
Car: not necessary

The Metro Suite is close to all downtown amenities including:



Movie and Live Theatres

Banks & Credit Unions

Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Walk-in Medical Clinics

Food Shopping






Ocean-front Walks

Nature and Bird Sanctuaries


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Downtown, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Value Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$497
Tax Rate 11.0%

Your rate and your reservation is guaranteed when your deposit is received.

Stays of one month are exempt from 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Stays of more than one month are exempt from ALL taxes (e.g. if you book for one month + one additional night, you pay no taxes)

50% deposit Balance 60 days prior to occupancy.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Union Card. For our Canadian guests only you may pay via E-Transfer.
$500 security deposit credit card authorization required at time of occupancy.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Downtown, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Towels, facecloths etc. all included in rate
  • Soaker tub/shower combination. Towels, facecloths, grab bar, bath mat, grab bars for elderly or infirm
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Pillow Top Mattress, with two side tables, lamps, iPod alarm clock. Sweet dreams!, Double, Pull-Out Sofa Bed with comfortable Serta Mattress. Every guest who has slept in this bed has commented on how comfortable it is.
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hypo-allergenic bedding, Bathroom with combination soaker tub/shower unit, Hair dryer, State-Of-The-Art security system and access to the Fitness Centre located on the main floor of the building.