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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Chilliwack
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Hotel was very clean, helpful staff. No elevator, but that adds to the vintage experience. The rooms were simple but functioned well. The price was very good and the location was 5 minutes from our venue. Very pleased with our stay, and would stay there again in the future.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank LeeAnnS
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Leonard W, General Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2013

Thanks for your thoughtful evaluative comments about your stay with us. Location is often so important to making any away from home experience enjoyable, so we are glad that our downtown location with its benefits was so well suited to you. Glad you enjoyed your stay - and you have our commitment to make your next stay clean and of great value again.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

After reserving our antique room for two persons and being assured we would be getting a luxurious, albeit dated room, we were horrified at what we were given. At first glance in the lobby, our hearts leapt for joy at the thought of having a bubble bath in an old claw foot tub and be surrounded in history. We were given our room key and told third floor up the stairs. Although two persons with sever back issue don't normally enjoy climbing up a few flights, we were making the painful sacrifice for the sake of "stepping back in time". Then we turned the look to our room. A tiny 10x12' room with 1990's cheap bedside tables, an old 1980's tv, and no bathtub! In fact, the closet sized bathroom had a tiny shower-stall meant for a runway model sized girl and a sink you practically had to stand in the toilet to be able to brush your teeth! The best part? after turning out the lights and trying to get comfortable on the one bed between us (we are only friends/co-workers so imagine how awkward that was!), that is when we realized the keyhole to the door goes right through and everyone walking by could easily take a peek into our room directly to our sleeping positions!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Leonard W, General Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

Hmm, understandably, unmet expectations create disappointment. Our hotel does have a wide variety of guest rooms, from the Royal Jacuzzi Suite to antique rooms with claw foot tubs to "European" sized Comfort rooms with shower only. On our web site and at our front desk, we are very careful to describe the room carefully so that the room you are reserving for your stay meets your expectations. I do understand that after we described to you the only room left in the hotel which you agreed to use because it was all that was available locally, it does leave disappointment because another option would have been much more suited to your needs. Had we had a room more suited to your needs, we would gladly have provided that to you and, in fact, would hope that you would consider coming again when a claw foot tub or perhaps the Royal Jacuzzi Suite with its jetted tub might be there for you.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I recently went on a golfing expedition with a few friends and discovered the Royal. It was like finding a European treasure in Chilliwack. Great service, great prices and great food. If you are looking for opulent luxury, then this is not the spot for you. If you are looking for unique character and good value, then the Royal will treat you like... well... Royalty.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Gary C
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Leonard W, General Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Thanks for your kind, careful comments and evaluation of your stay with us. We do want all our guests to feel like royalty when they stay with us! Exquisite service and impeccable cleanliness is what you should find in our unique, character setting 105 year old hotel. Thanks again for staying - we'll be here when you return for another round or 2 of golf!

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

My husband & I found the Royal Hotel while searching hotels in the Chilliwack area online. What a great decision we made to spend one night there on our way to Vancouver Island. We arrived late and the hotel restaurant was closed, however, the friendly gal working at the hotel desk escorted us to the hotel lounge, which was still open, and we were able to order off the regular menu. The staff in the lounge couldn't do enough for us. The food was magnificent, and the chef, Devika, took the time to come out to talk to us, She is one amazing lady! She does all the cooking and makes all the desserts from scratch. We had to sample some of her famous pie before retiring for the evening. Our hotel room was small, but quite adequate, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The next morning we enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast in the hotel cafe, again with excellent service and prepared by Devika. We will certainly not hesitate to stay at the Royal Hotel again the next time we are travelling through Chilliwack. Great value for the service, accommodation and food the hotel provides.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

As soon as we walked into the lobby we felt we had stepped back in time. The 100+ year old building is very well preserved. The front desk staff was so friendly and very knowledgeable of the history of the building. Our room was on the second floor up a staircase you knew many feet had trod on. The original floors were intact with a glossy finish. The room itself was cozy, with the modern amenities (fridge, microwave and TV) blending nicely with the antique furniture. The claw foot tub with the shower curtain around it just added to the character of the era. We both slept very well in the double bed. The adjoining restaurant offered very tasty food at a very affordable price - try the pie...any pie!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

We recently went to Chilliwack to see Mama Mia. The original plan was to drive home after the show (a 2.5 hour drive). We changed our minds and decided to stay overnight and drive home in the morning, even though we knew it would add at least an extra hour to go through customs. We found the Royal Hotel through the B.C. travel guide and it loooked interesting, so we looked at their website. We were intrigued, so we made a reservation for one of the antique rooms.. When we arrived, we were delighted. Check in was very smooth and the lady at the front desk explained everything thoroughly. In fact, the whole staff was very friendly. We walked up the stairs to our room and we loved it. We liked the antique furniture and the claw foot tub. The bathroom was a little small, but modern. I have trouble sleeping the first night in a strange bed, but it was so comfortable, I slept the whole night. This hotel was an excellent value for the money. We will definitely stay again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

This hotel has so much character. After a long bus ride we felt very welcomed in their warm lobby! Centrally located, really cute rooms, and the breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: 45886 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 2C7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Chilliwack
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Chilliwack
Price Range: £46 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our charming heritage hotel in the heart of Chilliwack, we carry on the tradition of service and quality that began with our establishment over a century ago. Lovingly maintained with original antique appointments, our hotel offers a window into the past while providing the modern traveler with all the comforts of home.Our accommodations feature hotel rooms with authentic period details including hardwood floors, vintage furniture and clawfoot tubs, complemented by 21st-century perks like free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs. Located near the historic Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack, the Royal Hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants that reflect the heritage of our original city centre. It's an easy walk to Prospera Centre, the Law Courts and dozens of other Chilliwack, BC attractions. The Royal Hotel is more than just a place to sleep. It's an experience. It's a gateway to the past and a place to celebrate the present. Most of all, it's a place to be taken care of by people who truly value your business. Every guest is special to us and every stay deserves to be unforgettable. Book one of our historic Royal Hotel rooms today. ... more   less 
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