Frederique Philip

Recognized worldwide as a desirable destination

The venerable Sooke Harbour House is one of the top 500 hotels in the world

A little gem in Sooke has once again been selected by the tourism radar. The Sooke Harbour House is one of the top 500 world’s best hotels, as selected by Travel and Leisure.

“This would never be possible if Sinclair and I didn’t have the back up of our staff,” says co-owner Frédérique Philip.

Located near the gateway of Whiffen Spit, the Sooke Harbour House is a 28-room hotel that features local art and beach-front access, for anyone wanting to experience West Coast living in luxury.

Their restaurant is equally spectacular.

“Internationally renowned and award winning, featuring the freshest of local seafood, meats and produce, paying special attention to supporting our local farmers, gardeners and fishermen,” details their website at sookeharbourhouse.com. “Our chefs use our certified organic herb and flower garden, also a part of our edible landscape, to create what is known as some of Canada’s finest cuisine.”

There were 11 hotels recognized in Canada, including Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton and Vancouver’s Shangri-La Hotel.

Travellers responded to a questionnaire developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure, and respondents were screened. Hotels were considered for their rooms and facilities, location, service, and restaurant/food value.

The Sooke Harbour House achieved the top 500 in 2007, 2008, 2010, and again this year. They’ve also been recognized as one of the World’s Best Hotels in 2007, 2009 and 2012.

The inn is currently on the market for approx. $5.9 million.