The Bessborough Appartments before it became Abigail's Hotel
~ circa 1970's
Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other.
A Sexy Sleepover at Abigail's!
We've unveiled a titillating new package to warm up these cold winter nights!
The Sexy Sleepover Package
is a novel approach to help adventurous adults have the intimate escape of their fantasies. Surrender to sensuality and let us turn up the heat on your lust life during these cold months.
This provocative package includes one night's accommodation, starting in one of our Sunflower Rooms, with a gourmet breakfast served in bed the following morning. Upon your arrival you will be escorted to your private quarters where you will find a bottle of BC wine, a red rose, and our specially made "Amorous Amenity Kit"- guaranteed to put a guilty smile on your face.
Why deprive yourself? Surrender to your anticipation and call today for the erotic escape you've been dreaming of.
Package rates starting at $309
Valid until March 31, 2013
Click here for more details or to book
The Magic of Christmas
Wisk away to romantic Victoria with a package that includes admission (for 2 people) to the most magical Christmas attraction in town, The Butchart Gardens. Thousands of lights adorn the gardens, walkways are festooned with evergreen swags, wreaths of holly and winter berries. Look for the 12 days of Christmas displays! Rent some skates and enjoy their 307 sqft outdoor skating rink. When your day is done, return to the hotel and cuddle up next to a romantic fire! Finally, when it's time to depart, receive your very own Abigail's Hotel ceramic ornament.
Package Rates start at $229 CAD
Valid December 1-31
Stay A Little Longer
One of the most common comments we receive from guests is they wish they could stay a little longer. With so much to see and do in Victoria, even in winter, why not? From now until March 31, 2013, receive 20% off our nightly rate when you stay 3 or more nights. Now you'll have plenty of time to take in the sights, shop a little more and luxuriate in the comfort of your room.
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The Pearl Spa Special
Add a relaxing spa treatment to your stay!
Receive $15 off all one hour massages until December 10.
Recipe of the Month
Chef Matt's Buttercup Squash Soup
3 Medium sized Buttercup Squash - approx 5 lbs
4 cups 2% milk
1 Tbsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt to taste
Cut the Squash in half top to bottom, using a spoon remove the "guts" and place open side down on a sheet pan and roast in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into a food processor and puree well with 2 cups of milk. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and whisk over medium heat until a simmer. Let simmer on low for 5-10 minutes with salt and serve.
* for a thinner soup add a small amount of water.
Garnish suggestions - toasted pumpkin seeds, ground almonds, creme fraiche or any seed or nut oil.
Events Around Town
This 24th annual event is Vancouver Island's most prestigious artisan show features a thoughtful selection of contemporary crafts from across the province and points east, artisan food and indie fashion. Don't miss the the popular Friday night fashion show with runway models featuring designer clothing and accessories found at the fair, a DJ, Fairmont Empress cocktails and prizes. Sunday get cozy in Victoria's most stylish coffee lounge.
November 30-December 2
The Royal Theatre
Each year more than 150 professional and local dancers, musicians and stage technicians come together to bring the magic of The Nutcracker to life for girls and boys of all ages. This opulent production features all the colourful costumes, beautiful sets and vivid dancing you've come to expect. The Victoria Symphony plays Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score with sensitivity and authority.
November 20-January 2
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent and always beautiful fashion. These enchanting trees are then displayed throughout The Fairmont Empress over the holiday season.