The Opus is the place to stay in Vancouver if you want a central location, wonderful service and a very nice room. It's a smaller "boutique" hotel so you get very personalized attention and little extras from the staff, all of whom are delightful. We never waited more than 5 minutes for any room service, the rooms were kept spanking-clean and tidy by the daily maid service and the food at the restaurant was wonderful. The hotel is located in Yale Town which is an older, more ecclectic part of the city filled with great restaurants, lots of shopping and a more initmate atmosphere than the bussel and hussel of newer urban environments.
Getting to the Opus is one of the best features of it's location. Forget a car unless you intend to visit areas outside of the central city. We have been to Vancouver before taking the car but found it was really not necessary since most of what is worth seeing is within a 30 minute walk or water taxi. We noticed the Opus offers free car service from the Hotel to places within the City, but we never took advantage of it since everything is so close and walking the city streets is one of the joys of visiting this beautiful city.
If you're flying to Vancouver forget a cab or car to get to the hotel. There is now the new awesome Canada Line built for the upcoming Olympics that opened last summer. This fancy new rail system takes you directly from the international airport to the downtowm waterfont with many stops along the way, one of which is literally across the street from the Opus hotel called the "Roundhouse Station". The ride is about $3.50 one way and takes about 20 minutes. The trains come are regular intervals and we never waited more than 5 minutes for a train. All day passes are available too.
From the Opus hotel you can walk down the street to catch the water taxi that will take you to many other tourist destinations like Grandville Island and the Science Museum. The ride itself is fun and should be considered when moving about the City. There is a great store nearby called Urban Market where you can get groceries and other rare finds of great deli quality. But I digress.
Back to the Hotel.
The rooms are nicely appointed with modern lines and pleasing color schemes. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safe, bathrobes were standard features. The bed was very comfortable with nice linens. My only complaint was there was limited drawer space for your clothes (only two) but the closet did have a few small shoe shelves to put things on which we had to do. There is no ice machine... room service provided the ice when needed. I would also forgo using the bathrobes, they tend to be on the small side and very scratchy. But aside from these small issues there was nothing not to like about staying here.
The staff are unlike any other hotel staff i've ever experienced. They truly are interested in making sure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. Wonderful to talk with and helpful with information on the city, the airport or other aspects that might affect your stay. They were one of the main features about why I really love staying at this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vancouver's only Four-Star Boutique Hotel as rated by Forbes Travel Guide 2017. Uniquely stylish and always fresh, OPUS Hotel Vancouver redefines the boutique hotel experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. Located in fashionable Yaletown, OPUS Vancouver Hotel is steps from the inner harbor, Canada Line rapid transit, outdoor recreation and Vancouver's best restaurants, spas and shops. * 2016 Conde Nast Traveler / Gold List Reserve* 2016 Conde Nast Traveler / Readers Choice Awards * 2010 Travel + Leisure / 500 Worlds Best Hotels. ... more less
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