We have stayed at the Alma Beach Manor on more than one occasion--and we will definitely want to stay there again. We very much enjoy the comfy Ambleside Studio, situated in the front of the inn. For a couple, the size is perfect. The bedroom/sitting and kitchen/dining areas adjoin each other; separately, off the kitchen, is a bathroom that is sized more nicely than one might expect in a Studio. Everything is well-stocked, prettily appointed, technology-equipped (satellite/flat screen TV and WiFi), meticulously clean, and very quiet. Night or day, we have never heard a peep emanating from other areas, even from the nearby entry hall and stairway. There are some very nice touches--a Nespresso machine in the kitchen (as well as a "regular" full-sized coffee-maker and anything else you would need for food preparation), a telephone in the hall (if you need to use this rather than your own cell phone), and a welcome basket with tasty goodies (including bread to die for). The views to the little garden to the front and side of the property are so gratifying.
Located in the fabulous Kitsilano neighborhood, ABM is conveniently situated about midway between the city center to the east and the University of British Columbia (and its fantastic Anthropology Museum) to the west. A block from ABM are bus routes in either direction. (We once had an auto with us--and never used it!) However, you just may never wish to leave Kits! It provides blocks and blocks of fabulous walks and shopping at a mind-bending variety of little stores, markets, and restaurants. Just a 5-minute walk from ABM begins a lovely stroll to beaches and parks along Point Gray Road and English Bay.
Owners Manfred and Carol (the most congenial and accommodating proprietors you can imagine) have added to the ABM's array of accommodations a second Studio suite (the Locarno, although we were unable to view it on our recent visit). If you are going to have visitors, or just need to spread out, you may want to consider a one-bedroom unit. Manfred and Carol personally showed us a couple that are available on the second floor--larger-sized, elegant, and lovely! If you are traveling with children, family, or others, the owners can make even larger accommodations available.
There are not a lot of properties of this sort and caliber in Kitsilano. We recommend this place without reservation--though be sure to make one as ABM is a very popular place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful fully furnished and equipped apartments (including kitchens) ranging from Studios to Three bedrooms available for rent. There are 3 locations all within the Kitsilano neighbourhood. The model is a "home away from home" which allows cooking in completely equipped kitchens. Management is always available. ... more less
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