We started our three week holiday in Canada with four days at the West End Guest House in Vancouver and what a great start it was. We arrived tired after a long flight from the UK and were welcomed warmly and made to feel at home. The West End is wonderfully located in the "West End" and we were able to walk and take the mass transit everywhere. It is great to be able to walk to the sea on both sides as well as a short walk into the downtown heart to connect with all the buses etc.
The rooms are very comfortable - a little on the small size but a trade off well worth taking for the location. The downstairs areas are extremely comfortable and it was great to have a cold drink from the fridge, a cookie and a read after a hot day out in the city. We used their bikes for a trip round Stanley Park which we enjoyed very much too. As others have said breakfast is outstanding, and all of the staff are very friendly and helpful.
The downside, well the wireless internet doesn't work very well.... the security is on the network and no one could really help with the password. One was supplied but we could not get it to work. Everywhere else we stayed ( 5 B&Bs in 3 weeks) , had open access wireless and that made it very easy to check e mails and use Skype and that is all I would have liked! However the guest computer worked well. It wouldn't stop me going back though!
In summary an excellent central Vancouver choice at a reasonable price what more could you want!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victorian themed B&B in a convenient downtown residential location for tourists, visitors to the city and convention or business people. We emphasize service for our guests hoping that what we can offer will make their stay enjoyable, relaxing with no loose ends. All guest rooms have private bath, tv/dvd player - we have a dvd library, wi-fi and a guest computer and printer is provided. We have off street parking for every guest room- quite an accomplishment for the centre of the city! And we serve a full hot breakfast in a social atmosphere. And we offer bikes for touring the city, particularly the SeaWall and Stanley Park which are nearby. Everything we provide is included in the room rate except for the Packages we offer.We have 7 guest rooms and can accommodate couples, friends or family traveling together and needing two beds and single travelers. We do our utmost to make our guests feel welcome and we have done so for over 25 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West End Guest House Hotel Vancouver