I booked this hotel at the last minute when my flight back home to the UK was cancelled and I had an unexpected, but very welcome, extra night in Vancouver. It was cheap, and available.
However, I stayed in four different hotels in Vancouver during two weeks and I'm sorry to say this was the worst of the bunch. On the plus side, the rooms were spacious and airy, especially if you have both a window and the balcony doors open. They also have the funkiest LED lightbulbs that have a hundred or so LEDs in a bit of plastic the shape of a normal incandescent light bulb.
On the less positive side, the interior is dated (wallpaper peeling at the skirting board, broken drawers and old appliances in the kitchen), there is one slow lift (elevator) to serve all floors with a maximum capacity of four people. The WiFi was unusable (I'd been hoping to get some work done), any device I tried repeatedly disconnected and I couldn't load any web pages. To top it off, they charged $3 for the privilege of leaving my suitcase in a utility room in the basement after I'd checked out. Why does a hotel do this? It can't be a meaningful revenue stream and doesn't engender goodwill in its guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location :-Centrally Located to in Downtown Vancouver IE 800 m from Stanley Park in Vancouver's West End,1.2 KM to Convention Center.English Bay Beach is 10 minutes' walk away. Burrard SkyTrain Station is 1 km from Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver.(RORSH) Free Wi-Fi is included. The spacious units at RORSH provide Harbour or Robson Street views. This hotel features Apartments/suites/Condo Furnished balconies,Living Room, dinning Area and Full Kitchens Loaded with Pots,Pans,Cutlery and etc .. Desks and cable TV,coffee makers and ironing facilities. A launderette is offered at Downtown Vancouver RORSH For guests convenience, the hotel offers complimentary umbrellas, a 24-hour front desk and a non-smoking environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Vancouver