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|Sitting amongst the drift wood on the beach at Oak Bay|
We spent last week in the Dominion Grand Hotel, but today moved across the inner harbour to the Laurel Point Inn which commands an impressive view over the harbour.
While it's a move up in comfort and room size, the wireless network isn't any more free here than it was in the last hotel, and to be honest I think the Grand has more character than the Laurel Point. The Grand's recent refurbishment was obviously aimed at making it into a boutique hotel and while there were a few rough edges to the make-over, it's less than half the price of the Laurel Point and the service seemed friendlier. Maybe I'm turning into a tired and world weary traveller, but it takes more than floor space to impress me these days, although some hotels obviously take things too far...