Hastings House Country House Hotel

160 Upper Ganges Road | Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2S2  [SEE MAP]Salt Spring Island, British Columbia  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Following suit with other Relais & Châteaux properties, Hastings House Country House Hotel pampers guests with lavish amenities. And with a variety of treatments available at the Wellspring Spa and gorgeous views overlooking British Columbia's Salt Spring Island, Hastings House particularly caters to those seeking secluded relaxation. But what truly seals the deal for previous visitors isn't the property's inspiring setting; it's the gracious staff that goes above and beyond to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. Hastings House offers numerous room packages, many of which include meals in the main dining room and The Verandah or massages at the spa. Recent guests recommend the Romantic Escape package, which comes with a picnic for two and a 60-minute couples massage, among other extras. At night, cozy up in your tranquil cottage or suite, many of which come with a soaking tub, a fireplace and a porch or balcony.

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Location
Salt Spring Island
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 18 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice

Forbes

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Hastings House boasts one of the most accomplished kitchens in British Columbia. The wine list, although international in scope, features a slate of reds and white from B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.

Travel & Leisure

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The place has half-timbered walls, leaded windows, hand-hewn beams, and fireplaces big enough to walk into, plus what looks like an English garden on steroids: bright red begonias the size of cauliflowers, poppies that reach your chest, sunflowers so tall you have to crane your neck to look at them.

Frommer's

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The manor house is a pleasantly rambling old place loaded with charm and character, surrounded by 9 hectares (22 acres) of lush woods and pretty gardens.

Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 266 have reviewed the Hastings House Country House Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviews 4.5 (based on 266 reviews)

Guest Rooms

This Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel offers 16 unique guest suites and two private cottages. Each suite—located in the Manor House, Farmhouse, Barn and Hillside buildings— is individually decorated with a distinctly English cottage feel, featuring traditional furnishings and floral prints. Even the smallest suites, like the Manor East, feature luxurious amenities: this two-room suite offers a stone fireplace, ocean views through its leaded glass windows and timbered ceilings, along with modern amenities including Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television and DVD player, a small refrigerator and a coffeemaker. All room rates include free parking, a full English breakfast and afternoon tea daily. There is a daily resort fee of $19.
  • Some suites are pet friendly
  • Complimentary in-room movies

Standard room sizevaries square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island, Hastings House Country House Hotel—a Relais & Châteaux property—is known for its award-winning spa and fine dining. Hotel representatives meet guests who arrive by seaplane, boat or ferry and escort them to the English-inspired historic property. Accommodations are spread throughout the Manor House, Post Cottage, Barn, Farmhouse and Hillside buildings, all surrounded by gorgeous gardens.
  • Complimentary parking
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Both the Dining Room and the new casual Bistro reflect the Swiss chef’s heritage and both feature farm-to-table cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the hotel’s gardens and island farmers. The formal Dining Room offers regional specialties including Salt Spring Island lamb and venison carpaccio, while the Bistro serves Swiss-inspired comfort food from rosti and red cabbage to spätzle and schnitzel. All guests receive a complimentary full English breakfast and daily afternoon tea, both served in the Living Room.
  • Room service available for breakfast and dinner with 24-hour notice
  • To-go breakfast hamper offered for guests checking out
  • Picnic hampers available upon request

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

The award-winning Wellspring Spa at Hastings House is located in the cedar barn and features two treatment rooms. The spa offers a full menu of massage therapies, facials and Thalassotherapy treatments that feature seaweeds, ocean water and salts. Flower-petal foot baths are located on the lawn overlooking the pond and in the spa itself for a relaxing start to the spa experience.
  • Due to limited space, book spa treatments when reserving guest room
  • No cell phones allowed in spa

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Families have room to spread out in the three-bedroom Churchill Cottage overlooking the grounds with views of the harbor and the hotel offers portable, folding pack-and-plays. The new Bistro menu has several kid-friendly options and at the more formal dining room, the chef is happy to accommodate special requests for children.
  • Teen spa treatments offered
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Although there is no fitness center at Hastings House, the hotel features a croquet lawn, a picnic area and several walking trails. A public swimming pool is located in the nearby town—about a 15-minute walk from the hotel—and the concierge is happy to arrange outings including kayaking, whale watching, sailing and fishing charters.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (free)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Hastings House has a total of 15 suites and two cottages that can accommodate a corporate retreat of up to 40 guests. Although there is no dedicated meeting space, small boardroom meetings can be accommodated in the cottages or restaurant and outdoor event space is available weather permitting.
    • Catering available

    Number of meeting rooms0

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Hastings House offers three pet friendly rooms for canine guests—the Woodland Suite, the Meadow Suite and the Churchill Cottage—with a flat rate charge of $38 for the suites and $76 for the cottage. There are no restrictions on size and the 22-acre property offers plenty of dog-walking paths.
    • Pet sitting or dog walking arranged for additional fee
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    Small romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions at Hastings House are held in the gorgeous English gardens. The hotel offers an elopement package that includes the ceremony, a single-tier wedding cake, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, two nights accommodation, dinner for two, a picnic for two and romantic turndown service with flower petals.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity40

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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