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Fresh Start to the New Year 
Renovations Complete! 

This past January we completed some extensive renovations to the hotel, which included all hallways, main staircase, four Fireplace rooms, touch ups to our 2 Honeymoon Rooms and new carpet in 3 Sunflower Rooms.  It was definitely a team effort to get everything ready in time for the re-opening and with the exception of the hallways, the ambitious task was accomplished on schedule.

The decor was designed by Design District Studio, based here in Victoria.  All four Fireplace Rooms have beautiful King size beds with four poster beds in the 2 second floor rooms.  The two 1st floor rooms have more feminine touches of gold, blue and red.  Ornate wallpaper with beautiful birds enhance the feature wall.  While the 2 first floor rooms are decorated in bold black and gold, with soft fabrics adorning the bed posts.  Each room also has a new custom built wardrobe, engraved with our logo.  The designers were careful to maintain the look of the building while updating to an elegant boutique style.

The main stairway has new rich carpet with a an elegant black and gold pattern.  The Hallways were brightened with gray carpet and cream wallpaper, which has a lovely gray swirl pattern, similar to our logo.

Rich fabric around the alcove and new pillow treatments in a deep aubergine were added to our Honeymoon Rooms to give them a pop of colour.

The last of the Main House Room renovations are complete for now, and each displays the progressive transformation of Abigail's from a Country Inn to an elegant boutique bed and breakfast hotel.

2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

This year, Abigail's was once again recognized by TripAdvsior in their 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards.  We ranked #9 for Best Hotel in Canada and #4 for Best Service in Canada.  We are incredibly honoured to be awarded these distinctions and are especially grateful to our guests who took the time to give us such wonderful reviews.  Thank you.  
Every Day is Valentine's Day at Abigail's!

Every year we strive come up with a new Valentine's special or package which is different and unique to what we already offer.  This year we realized that Abigail's is the quintessential special occasion hotel and each day we have guests celebrating an anniversary, birthday or romantic getaway - every day is Valentine's Day at Abigail's!  We already offer so many wonderful packages and add-ons to make each stay a memorable one.  Every couple's idea of romance is unique and special,  we can customize a getaway just for you.

We have a complete list of our Packages and Add-ons on our website, but if you do not see something that you would like for your getaway, ask us.  We will do our best to help arrange it for you.

Champagne and Rose Petal Turndown
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Romantic Dinner
Champagne and choclates
.....to name just a few

"Ideal Victoria Vacation" Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who sent us an entry to our "Ideal Victoria Vacation" contest.  The response was fantastic!  It was a pleasure to read all the wonderful stories.


We would like to congratulate our winner; Mr & Mrs Bradley! Who won a night in one of our newly renovated Fireplace Rooms, shown above.


There will be more opportunities to win a night's stay throughout the year!  We will be posting the details on our  Facebook page, Newsletter, Blog and  Twitter.


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Events Around Town
February 18-19

It's the largest public tea exhibition in North America! Hosted in the tea capital of Canada, the 6th annual event features tea tastings, tea-food selections, complimentary presentations, and opportunities to purchase tea, tea-related products, and exquisite tea wares. A Silent Auction will be offered. Proceeds to Camosun College Child Care Services! It's a one stop shop for all things tea!

February 16, 18, 22, 24, 26  


Presented by the Pacific Opera.  In Carmen the romance of the French language is coupled with sizzling Spanish dance rhythms and the erotically charged music that makes this the sexiest opera of all time.



March 29 - April 1 


The 2012 edition of the Victoria Curling Classic has already attracted the best Men's and Women's teams in the world to compete here in Victoria in late March. They will be competing for one of the top prize purses on the World Curling Tour as well as valuable points towards qualifying for the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.


The Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Now until April 9, 2012


The wonders of nature like you've never seen them: through the lenses of prize-winning photographers. This Natural History Museum exhibition showcases more than 100 photographs in 18 categories, chosen from more than 40,000 international entries. An inspirational, astonishing and often humourous look at the natural world. Suitable for all ages. 

Specials at "The Pearl" Spa

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, wedding, honeymoon or just need a relaxing getaway, enhance your stay with one of our add-ons that include a couples full body Swedish Massage.  The massages can be upgraded for a minimal cost to a signature Aromastone Massage, combining the best of our two most popular massages, for a heavenly one and a half hour experience.


Wanting something different to enjoy after a long romantic walk through our beautiful city?  Try our Feet Retreat signature spa treatment. One hour of pampering bliss devoted to your feet and lower legs.  If you are local, you may purchase these and many other spa services a a gift for the one you love this Valentines Day.


In This Issue
2012 TripAdvisor Awards
Valentine's Day
Contest Winner
The Pearl Spa
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