Like all of it’s sister properties, The Empress has the benefit of being the first luxury hotel in it’s city. This means that the location is prime – staked out for royalty. Which is fitting since it sits in the heart of the city named for a queen. Go to the afternoon tea, enjoy a cocktail in the lounge and use this as a great jumping off point to explore.
The rooms are well appointed and traditional. The service is fantastic and the concierge is like an encyclopedia of information on activities, winery tours, local foodie destinations and the hotel itself.