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Between Friends Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 54 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Home from home”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

I stayed for a total of 9 nights spread over a 2 week period, after initially booking for 3 nights. Simone, the owner & Sam, the manager, are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The rooms are cozy & the breakfasts delicious! Secure car parking is available for a small fee. Located in the center of kitsalano, you are right next to west 4th st & a few mins from the beachfront. Granville island can be walked in about 15 mins & there are frequent buses to downtown Vancouver taking less than 10 mins. Kits is a far better option than downtown any day. If I visit Vancouver again I'll definitely check in with Simone! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Woodinville, Washington, USA
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Lovely home, tasty breakfast, very welcoming hosts and wonderful location. We stayed at Between Friends when we traveled to Vancouver tour the University of British Columbia with our teenage daughter. The accommodations were perfect -- quiet and comfortable. The location is ideal, a half block from 4th Avenue, with its shopping and restaurants and bus lines leading directly to UBC, Granville Island, downtown and Chinatown. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful, and conversations around the table were great. We look forward to staying again!

Room Tip: The Seabreeze Room is great for 3, as long as you don't mind sharing a bath -- the sofa bed is v...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Brantford, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is the kind of place you want to keep as your little secret, as it is so great. Simone and her staff are so accommodating and the conversation at the breakfast is always so upbeat, interesting and memorable.
Perfect location in Kits, walking distance to beaches, great shopping, movie theatre and wonderful
restaurants. What can I say we love this place and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Hilden, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We've really enjoyed our stay at Between Friends. The location is very central and nearby you can find everything you need: shops, restaurants, drug store, licquor store, supermarket etc. Thank you very much for all your advice and assistance. Also thanks a lot for the delicious and various freshly prepared breakfast. If we'll come back once to Vancouver, we'll for sure stay again at yours nice place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We found Between Friends and were quite happy with our stay-- a good value in Vancouver away from the bustle of the city and downtown yet close to all the action in this nice Kitsilano neighborhood. Very comfortable room, gracious, accommodating, and available host. Breakfast was copious and had many options including fresh fruit, granola, and a hot entrée. We were less impressed with hot options than the others (eggs slightly overdone, pancakes a tad bland). But all was made up for in the accommodations, location, and generosity of host.
Thanks! We hope to be back some day!

Room Tip: Some rooms with private bathroom, others have shared bathroom. Room with King bed and private bathro...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Cranbrook
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Cute little rooms in an old heritage house. Bed was pretty good in the Seabreeze room. Simone says she is planning to replace it very soon. Simone is great and interesting to talk to. She obviously loves to meet the clientele. We sat with guests for breakfast from all over the world. The house is located about three blocks from Kitsilano Beach. The breakfast was amazing! We will definitely return next time we are in Vancouver.

Room Tip: The rooms on the back of the house away from the street noise would definitely be quieter. We did ha...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Had a wonderful stay here last week. Simone is a warm and welcoming host who provided a great experience - and delicious breakfast! A big plus was the parking she provides for her guests. I reccommend this B&B to anyone visiting Vancouver.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Between Friends Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1916 Arbutus St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3X7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Kitsilano
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Ranked #12 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
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Between Friends Bed And Breakfast

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