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Suggest to everyone that you need to come down to this part of Gastown and get a selfie with this... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Hotel Europe

Hotel Europe is a nice bit of quirky architecture built in 1908. It is reminiscent of the Flatiron... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
United Kingdom
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24 Feb 2018
“If you’re nearby”
3 Feb 2018
“Interesting Exterior, But Little Else”
Once billed as the best hotel in the city, this 1908 flatiron building is one of the world's best examples of this style of triangular architecture. Now used for government-subsidized housing and not open to the public, the hotel still has its...more
43 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E9, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Back in it’s hey day, Hotel Europe was probably quite special. However these days it has been converted into flats. Wouldn’t bother going out of my way for this ‘attraction’.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bl0ndie72
Reviewed 3 February 2018

As is the case with many older (100+- years) buildings, they are still functional, so have not been made into museums or are tours of the interior permitted. Such is the case here. So, enjoy the exterior, since you are in this interesting part of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The six-storey flatiron building at the convergence of Water, Alexander and Powell Streets in Gastown is the old Hotel Europe. It's also known as the Angelo Calori Building, after the hotelier who had it built in 1909. The areaways were filled in and bricked up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Suggest to everyone that you need to come down to this part of Gastown and get a selfie with this iconic building! Easy to locate well worth your time!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Hotel Europe is a nice bit of quirky architecture built in 1908. It is reminiscent of the Flatiron building in New York city. It is now a residential building in historic Gastown.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This building has always been the landmark site to come and see in the Gastown area. I remember coming here over 25 years ago, as it's an iconic structure where many locals and tourists come for a 'selfie"!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank sashakeena
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This flatiron-style 6-story building stands out in Gastown's Maple Tree Square because of its unusual architecture for the area. The brick-faced structure went up in 1908-09 as the first reinforced-concrete building in Vancouver and borrowed some elements from New York City's famous flatiron building, which...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Designed in a flatiron style the triangular shaped building is no longer a hotel but has been converted into residential accommodation. Nevertheless it is an iconic building within the Gastown district, being the first reinforced concrete structure to be built in Canada.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Quite surprisingly, from other Canadian cities I have been to, Vancouver is quite blessed with a diversity of varied architectural gems, this being one of the more memorable ones. I suppose I would be sounding rather parrot fashion if I was to say like nearly...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This has to be the one of the most photographed buildings in Gastown Vancouver. I adore its majestic presence.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank W U
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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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