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Buchan Hotel
Ranked #36 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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Heidelberg, Germany
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“Great value”
Reviewed 9 July 2010

Buchan Hotel is situated in a quiet part of Haro Street within the Westend and you can reach Stanley Park and Downtown within minutes either by feet or by bus respectively. So the location is just great. We had a room with a shared bathroom, which was fine, although the managment of the Buchan could think about renovating the showers. Don't forget to bring your flip-flops anyway. We paid 86 CAD per night for two persons, which is a good deal when you look at most of the other hotels in Vancouver. I would stay there again and hope on being able to do so soon. Canada, eh?

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We stayed at this hotel last year after our cruise to Alaska. It was great we found this place at such a good price and in a perfect area. Stanley Park is 10 minutes walking, tennis courts very close, Robson St is just a few blocks away. The building is old but in a very good condition. The only bad thing is that it does not have elevator. It was not a matter for us but it may be for people with heavy luggage.
This area is a residential area, very safe and you can feel very quickly as if this hotel is your home. We had a double room with private bathroom and it was super clean all of it: the bed sheets as well as the bathroom. This hotel really made us feel like home.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

Ok so we knew going in that it was a cheap, basic hotel ... basically what you get is reflected in the price. We had a double room for $68, which you really can't complain about in Vancouver, but our 'shared' bathroom turned out to be shared between quite a few rooms, and consisted of a small room with a toilet and hand sanitiser (no wash basin - had to return to your room to use your own) and the shower also shared in a separate room, 2/floor. It was ok considering the hotel was reasonably empty, but not sure how it would work when the hotel was full.

The rooms themselves were very basic, as we'd expected, no coffee/fridge facilities, you get exactly what is mentioned on the website and nothing more. The building is very old and as such we were kept awake one night by a group of people coming in and out of the hotel very loudly during a night out on the town - reminded me of staying in a dorm at University. I guess you just take your chances that the other guests in the hotel have a similar sleeping pattern to yourself, as once that one loud group moved on then we had no problems sleeping.

Again, you can't argue with the price but for a guaranteed comfortable, good night's sleep then I wouldn't return here.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

We recently stayed at this hotel which is on a quiet block in the West End neighborhood. The location was outstanding! Stanley Park was nearby, mass transportation could be picked up blocks away, or you can walk to sights easily. Also nearby the hotel are numerous restaraunts to take advantage of at night.
The room was small but clean and it worked for us for the price we paid (we had a private bathroom). The only thing we really complained about to each other was the lack of a telephone and wi-fi access in our room. The lack of free wi-fi was the most disappointing.
The staff was always available and very helpful.

I would recommend this hotel for family & friends on a budget.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

As a single traveller I found this hotel basic but just what I needed as a base for a week long stay in downtown Van

Not the most modern decor and I was not a fan of the shared bathrooms, but apart from that it was excellent

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

My daughter & I knew it would be difficult to find an affordable hotel in Vancouver for the 1st weekend of the Winter Olympics - but thanks to the Buchan hotel and a bit of luck - we were successful. This is a budget hotel - the rooms are small, the building is old - but it is absolutely clean - the linens are fresh and nice - the beds are comfortable, the staff is outstanding - the location is amazing - and the price is perfect. We had a heavy suitcase so we were delighted to be on the main floor and didn't have to use the stairs.

Denman Street is 2 blocks away - where there are LOADS of restaurant choices to fit every taste and budget.

This hotel is on a quiet, residential street - and we welcomed the quiet after attending the very exciting Olympic events.

From this hotel we were able to walk to BC Place, Robson Square, Stanley Park & the Aquarium and to the shops veering off in the many directions.

We are so grateful that this hotel made the Olympic dream possible for us. We definitely plan on returning.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Northern California
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

This wonderful little hotel is located in a quiet residential area just a few blocks from Stanley Park. It has no elevator and some of the rooms are European plan, so we are talking no frill here. There is a wonderful restaurant next door and it is just a few blocks from the West End shopping district. I only stayed one night, but the staff on both shifts I encountered were incredibly nice and very helpful. I would definitely stay return.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Buchan Hotel
Address: Buchan Hotel 1906 Haro St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Buchan Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buchan Hotel is an economically priced 3 story walk up hotel ideal for travelers seeking clean, quiet, and comfortable accomodation. The Buchan hotel is located in a residential area of Vancouver's downtown West End, one block from Stanley Park, and three blocks from English Bay Beach. The Buchan hotel is 100% non smoking to ensure your comfort. ... more   less 
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