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Carmana Plaza
Ranked #42 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2009

We booked this Hotel after reading reviews on tripadvisor - and its as good as everyone says - we had a huge one bedroom apartment with fab views. It was quiet, clean, comfortable and an excellent location a couple of blocks from everywhere - we walked the whole of Vancouver from this place - access to Granville Island, the front with the seaplans - stanley park is literally at the bottom of the road - just fab!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank mondaymorning
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Reviewed 4 April 2009

We had a very well appointed clean 1 bedroom apartment for our 4 night stay in Vancouver. The kitchenette had everything you would need to prepare your own meals – we ate out only 1 night during our stay.
The location was excellent, being very central to Downtown near Robson Street and a supermarket across the street. All the attractions were within a good walk.

The friendly staff were knowledgeable and helpful being able to answer all our questions and guide us in the right direction.
While we travel, we are constantly using the internet to plan the next leg of our trip and indeed the activities for the next day. It was a shock then to find that the internet fee was quite significant. It was free everywhere else we stayed in Canada.
We also had some problems with the hot water. Some mornings the shower water simply never became warm. We never received an adequate explanation for this from the staff.
All things being equal though, this is a quality apartment hotel and our problems were minor.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank lbg1Perth
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

For 1/2 the price of the big name hotels you will get a very nice 1 bedroom apartment with, living room with TV and VCR with optional pull out bed, King size bed with flat screen TV in the bedroom, full small kitchen, lots of storage and a breakfast nook ( or balcony depending on room) proper quiet heat/AC and full security where your key will only let you to your floor. Secure parking is also available.

Although there is no restaurant you are only steps away from many coffee shops, restaurants and fine dining and the heart of downtown vancouver...Robson street.

I have stayed here at least once a year for the last 8 years and Carmana never disappoints,

It is clean, neat and well kept. My only regret is letting too many people know about it may make it hard to get a reservation when i want!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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3  Thank Slick58
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

Encouraged by other TripAdvisor reviews, we reserved a room at the Carmana Plaza for a long weekend stay. We were not disappointed! The location was excellent, the staff was very friendly and helpful (every morning we were greeted by a chorus of good mornings). Our room was very clean, though not plush, it was spacious! We took advantage of the Urban Fare grocery store across the street and our large kitchen and prepared a meal in our room.

Though other reviewers mentioned the safe and convenient parking, it should be noted that check-in parking was a challenge. Alberni is a busy street and there is no curbside parking dedicated for the hotel (one of us stayed in the car doubleparked streetside, while the other checked in).

You'll have to pay for wi-fi access (daily charge).

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ABTravelers
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Reviewed 19 February 2009

Stayed at the Carmana for three nights. The suites are impeccable; my room had a kitchen, bathroom, living area, dining area, bedroom, small office, and small storage room. There was a large flat screen TV in the living area and a smaller wall-mounted unit in the bedroom; the office had a telephone as did the bedroom. In effect it is more like an apartment than a hotel room. Service was excellent. The location can't be beat if you like the downtown area. There's a grocery store across the street, allowing you to easily stock up for an extended stay. This place is a bargain.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank iconicimage
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Reviewed 8 January 2009

Great location only minutes walk to Robson St shopping and restaurants. Excellent supermarket "Urban Faire" across the road with pharmacy, 10th floor apartment had separate kitchen and dining room. twin double beds were comfy, ideal self contained family accommodation in handy location.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank Lapenk47
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Reviewed 20 October 2008

We stayed at the Carmana Plaza for 3 days during our trip to Canada. The apartment was VERY clean and the location couldn't be better. We payed $15 a day for parking and left the car there the whole day as you could walk or cycle everwhere. The staff was very friendly, professional and helpfull. I will recomend this hotel to my friends.
We could make our own meals in the apartmant as everything you need is in the kitchen. We save some money this way and after 2 weeks of dining out it was nice to prepare you own meals.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TePeLondon_England
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Additional Information about Carmana Plaza

Address: 1128 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#25 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#32 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: £115 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carmana Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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