My wife and I stayed at the Fairmont as part of a package tour. We expected more from one of the world's iconic hotels. The location is great and the public areas are magnificent but they are public and people don't have to be guests in order to experience them. The rest of the hotel was more like a good 3 star hotel. Clean, comfortable but boring and well overdue a makeover.
A big gripe.
Although I commented on the $15 a day internet fee at this and three other Fairmonts, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff Springs, nobody could be bothered to tell me that free membership of the Presidents Club gets you complimentary internet as well as other benefits. We also stayed in a suite at the Fairmont Dubai on a previous trip and again nobody told us about the Presidents Club. Why not just have free internet like almost everywhere else these days? When I Emailed the company about this after our holiday, the response was totally non-interested.
We chose to stay at the West End Guest House for the rest of our time in Vancouver. About half the price when you include gourmet breakfast, all day complimentary cold drinks, fruit juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate with home made cake, free bicycles, sherry at 5, free internet, and at least twice the experience.
There is hospitality and then there is Hospitality, which gives you MORE than you expect.
My recommendation, stay elsewhere and use part of the savings to have high tea at the Fairmont.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is centrally located, close to Robson street shopping and many cultural offerings. The lobby features designer shops, including the flagship Louis Vuitton boutique, Gucci, Omega, and St. John. The hotel has a state-of-the-art health club, indoor pool and Absolute Spa. Vancouver's landmark hotel, the castle in the heart of the city is rich in history, vibrant and cosmopolitan. Please note that the pool is closed for maintenance until June 30, 2017. Guests will be provided nearby alternative options including indoor and outdoor heated pools. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will continue its guest room renovation project until July, 2017. Floors under renovation will be closed with no guest access and construction is limited to 09:30am to 5:30pm, minimizing any impact to guests staying with us. We look forward to unveiling these exciting updates in July 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Vancouver
- Vancouver Fairmont