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“Great stay in Vancouver” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bee & Thistle Guest House

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Bee & Thistle Guest House
Ranked #5 of 50 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We booked into the Bee and Thistle for 3 nights and were glad we did. Really well located for the bars, restaurants and cafes on Commercial Drive, with good transport links for Downtown.

The room was lovely, with lot's of lovely little touches, from locally made soap to home-made cookies!

We'd definitely stay there again if we're back in Vancouver.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LynneCD
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

All the great things that have been said about The Bee and Thistle and Mike and Lynn are accurate. The home is lovely as are the hosts. The Ivey Room was very comfortable, quiet and made for a perfect holiday. The views of North Vancouver, Lion's Gate Bridge and the city are great. We booked on a "no frills" week. Apparently this included treats everyday and other luxuries that were not expected at all. Rarely have I stayed somewhere and could not think of one bad thing to comment on - until we stayed at the Bee and Thistle guesthouse. Thanks again Mike and Lynn.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntsville, Alabama
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

My wife and I found this great B&B on the recommendation of our son, a student at UBC. The hosts could not have been more accommodating and charming. The Ivy Room has a wonderful porch with city views and comfy seating. Speaking of "Comfy", they use Comfy Sheets and if you've never slept on that brand, you are in for a treat! The continental breakfasts are tasty and filling....topped off by homemade sweets. Its at the top of my list for Vancouver stays.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Slipjigpiper
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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights over easter. The rooms were beautifully decorated and lovely and clean and the bathroom had heated floors.
Situated just off Commercial Drive which has many cafes and restaurants it is the perfect location for transport services if you dont have a car.
Micheal and Lynn are well travelled and very passionate and it shows! They are very helpful and Lynn does a great breakfast!

This is a great place to stay in Vancouver and we will be coming back!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thewiseman2000
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights last year and can certainly recommend staying here. The rooms are very well decorated and well appointed.
Lynne and Michael are both lovely people and are always helpful.
It's been well documented in the past about Lynnes ability to cook wonderful breakfasts. A lot of passion and love goes into her cooking. The only negative was we were unable to eat it all. Michael would pop it in a bag for us so we could eat it later for snack.
We would stay there again no question.
A bus route is just down the corner to take you to the CBD if you don't have your own transport.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GregGeelong
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

A lovely Guest House near the trendy Commercial Drive area of Vancouver. I stayed for 4 nights and the rooms and the hosts far surpassed my expectations. Comfortable beds, heated bathroom floors, restored antique furniture but with updated flat screen tv's, fireplaces and lovely architecture combined to add character to both the Lion's Loft and the Ivy room in which I stayed. The breakfast was outstanding and included fresh berries, croissants, scones, farm fresh eggs and much more...no lunch required afterwards. Lynn and Michael were welcoming and accommodating hosts and at the same time provided a home away from home feeling while providing a secure and private Guest House experience. I will definitely stay here the next time I am in town!

Room Tip: Ivy room and Lion's Loft were the only rooms in which I stayed. They were both lovely, spacious...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christine T
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Perfect location to walk to many shops and restaurants, easy access to downtown Vancouver via public transit.

Very welcoming and attentive hosts. They serve the best continental breakfast we have ever had.

Recommend "The Bee and Thistle" for your stay in Vancouver and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lloyd542
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Additional Information about Bee & Thistle Guest House

Property: Bee & Thistle Guest House
Address: 1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 1908 heritage house located near downtown Vancouver, Canada, with views of mountains and harbor. All rooms have min. queen beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, t.v., iPod docking stations, ensuite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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Bee And Thistle Guest House
Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver

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