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Abigail's Hotel named 'Best in Canada

Travel website TripAdvisor recently presented its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, with Victoria’s Abigail’s Hotel among the top recipients.

The 23-room property was named the best small hotel, the best service, and the most romantic hotel in Canada, as well as the 16th most romantic hotel globally. The recipients are chosen based on user reviews, of which Abigail’s Hotel has 538, amounting to a 96 per cent ranking.

Abigail’s Hotel has received awards from TripAdvisor and other publications in the past, including being named in Victoria News’ Best of the City from 2002 to 2010.

“Accolades that are based purely on direct customer feedback are the pinnacle of achievement for us and make me very proud of our team's hard work, positive attitudes and the love and attention that they bring to our organization each and every day,” said Nick Saklas, general manager.

“These awards are a great reminder that such efforts do not go unnoticed.”

The Tudor-style hotel was constructed during the 1930s as an apartment building, before being turned into a bed and breakfast in 1985. Since then, it has undergone several renovations, though owner Ellen Cmolik is adamant in preserving the heritage atmosphere of the building.

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