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“Lovely B&B only a few minutes ride from Downtown Vancouver”

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Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 52 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely B&B only a few minutes ride from Downtown Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2010

I stayed here with my partner during June 2010 in the English Bay room for 14 nights. The host Jenny was always very helpful and we saw her most mornings during breakfast (cooked by her mother). There was always plenty on offer for breakfast, and we quickly grew used to being full to the brim until lunchtime.

The B&B is situated next to Arbutus St. where the #16 bus service runs straight to Downtown Vancouver within 15 mins. Assuming you arrive into YVR (Vancouver Airport) the B&B can be simply reached on the Canada Line SkyTrain and then the #25 Bus in roughly 30 mins. The public transport system deserves a quick mention as it is both cheap and covers Greater Vancouver very comprehensively (also integrated into Google Maps, so that Google can do all the route planning and timing for you!)

The room itself was quite large given it was the smaller of the two on offer, the bathroom was more than adequate, with a fantastic shower. The room came with a TV connected to the basic Shaw cable service (which we found great for watching CSI during our downtime - it seemed to be always on at least one channel!) There was also free access to broadband via ethernet (cable provided in one of the drawers) or wireless (though the signal strength was a little low in the English Bay room), and the speed was fine.

One of the great pleasures of a B&B versus a faceless hotel is that you get the opportunity to speak to other guests over breakfast. During our time we met plenty of others, some English, Belgian, Canadian, Australian and Swiss during our time there and everyone had some interesting story to tell and recommendations to give.

We found the B&B great for our 14 days in Vancouver and would definitely return if we get the opportunity to. Thanks Jenny!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2009

We stayed in the English Bay Room for a week in late September 2009. Jenny, the host, was exceptionally helpful. Her Mom made delicious breakfasts each morning. It's located in a quiet, nice part of town. The rates are very good, especially for longer stays. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Stockton-on-Tees
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2009

Conveniently placed for the airport and near a bus route into Vancouver itself. We had the mini suite downstairs which was a bit noisy, but clean and comfortable. Jennie, our host, was great - giving us advice and maps for where to go and what to do. She even went and bought out day passes for the bus for us.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2009

This is an amazing place to stay. Jenny the host was extremely helpful - she gave us the bus concession tickets we needed and every morning gave us advice on the best way to do what ever activities we planned for the day.

The b and b is in an exclusive part of Vancouver and is a beautiful homestead. The breakfasts were wonderful- fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt as well as a cooked breakfast that was different each day. We met some lovely people at the breakfast table which was a social occasion.

Our room was the Stanley Park room which was huge and overlooked the mountains. There is free internet service downstairs and it is near the bus stop to town ( you can walk) and easy walking distrance of several restaurants and a laundromat.

We really enjoyed staying here and have to say that this is the best b and b in our experiences in Canada, USA and the UK.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2009

My husband and I spent four nights at the Vancouver Traveller in Vancouver during our honeymoon in June 2009. Our host, Jenny, was very friendly and gave us lots of useful advice about places to visit during our stay and how to get there - she also provided us with bus tickets and maps of the area which were very helpful. Our room was spacious and very clean and had a little kitchen area with fridge and an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast was served in the main lounge each day and was very filling. Although located about a 30 minute walk from downtown, the walk into downtown was pleasant and there are a number of lovely restaurants located a 15 minute walk away. It is easy to catch a bus into downtown (they seemed to be regular) and Jenny provided us with all the information we needed in that respect. We had free use of a computer and the internet. We thought that the Vancouver Traveller provided very good value for money and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2008

We stayed here six nights in the North Suite. First of all, it is good equipped with a hole kitchen. The Suite is big, large rooms! The shower is great, also very big!
Breakfast is not worth talking about it, we only got cereals, milk and a bread.
The fridge smelled really bad... don't know what happend. Service was okay, I think they never cleaned our room during our stay, but if you need something they will help, although communication might be a problem... Only the daughter speaks good english!
What we didn't like: the thin walls! While we were sitting in the living room, we often stood up to check if someone was in our bathroom. And it is even worse at night. You can hear the owner snore, as if he was lying right next to you!!

All in all a really nice place, if you are fast asleep! But, too expensive 'cause it is not in downtown. You can get a better hotel in downtown for only a few bucks more! That is what we did after 6 nights.

  • Liked — kitchen, bathroom, large rooms
  • Disliked — thin walls + price
  • Stayed November 2008
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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2008

We have just returned from an eighteen day trip through Western Canada which included a six night stay at this B&B...

Breakfast was superb, with a different menu everyday, all specially prepared by the host's mum - all the guests sat round one table and this we found to be an excellent idea as it allowed a good exchange of ideas and information...

In addition, our host, Jenny, was always available to give her own insights into Vancouver and the surrounding areas...

During our six day visit we met couples from Manitoba, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Holland which made for some very entertaining breakfast conversations and we were happy to spend an hour a day just chatting and enjoying the excellent food which included cereals, fruit juice, coffee, yoghurt with various berries bananas and granola, a cooked dish (eg omlette, scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast etc etc) and, every day, a variety of fresh fruit, some of which came from the garden...

The accomodation is spacious, quiet and comfortable with free Internet Access which is an added bonus - our room was the Stanley Suite from where we had a great view of Grouse Mountain overlooking the city - the bed was extremely comfortable...

The house is in a leafy street just south of the trendy Kitsilano district and we were able to walk easily to 4th Avenue for boutique shopping - I'd especially recommend Zulu Records (1972 4th Ave West) for music buffs and Arbutus Coffee for their lovely muffins (on the corner of 6th and Arbutus) - before walking on down to English Bay and the beach...

The bus to Downtown takes around 15 mins and Jenny saved us the hassles of exact change by having books of tickets on hand for us - both regular and day savers...

We visited four very affordable eateries in Kitsilano (all on 4th Ave) during our stay, "Hell's Kitchen" for a tasty pizza, "Las Marguaritas" for a yummy Mexican, "Sophie's Cosmic Diner" for a tip-top burger and "Connie's Cook House" for a wonderful Cantonese meal...

We paid just Can $105 per night for our room and Jenny was very accomodating on our leaving day, allowing us to store our bags at the house so we could spend our last half day in Vancouver without having to trundle our cases around..

Overall I would say this is probably the best accomodation we stayed in of the seven on our trip...

i have no hesitation in recommending this B&B...

Tell Jenny that David and Anne from Edinburgh, Scotland sent you!!

  • Liked — Breakfasts, both the food and the chat
  • Disliked — Nothing springs to mind - we really enjoyed every aspect
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2159 21st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 1J2, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
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Ranked #8 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
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Number of rooms: 3
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