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“All style but little form”
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Loden Hotel
Ranked #5 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
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Sydney, Australia
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“All style but little form”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Stayed at Loden in June 2012. It was one of 5 hotels we stayed at on a 3 week trip to US and BC. It was probably the worst experience of the 5 hotels. At check-in the receptionist could not be understood due to a strong accent. She neglected to give any advice about the way the security card worked to get to our room. The valet forgot to bring up our bags and they sat in the reception area until we phoned for them an hour after we arrived.
The room was nice and the bed was comfortable, particularly the pillows. The shower leaked all over the bathroom floor (a design fault). The sharp edges on the fittings in the bathroom could be dangerous if someone slipped, particularly the soap dish on the wall in the bath.
We went to the restaurant for an early dinner at 6:15pm without a booking, and were told it would be at least 8:00pm before a table for 2 would be available. We sat at the bar and ate dinner there while we saw at least five tables set for two stay empty until we left the restaurant at about 8:15. The barman, however was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent service.
We also found the extra charges such as $35 plus 21% tax for parking and $15 for 24 hours wifi to be a bit excessive.
Overall, our experience was not what we expected from a top hotel, and we could not recommend it.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Hotel Manager at Loden Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear Mike1508

Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective with us. All of the points described will be reviewed throughly, as this stay experience is certainly not up to our expectations and more importantly yours. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us during your recent North American visit and hope that we have this opportunity with you in the future. Be sure to contact me or one of our leaders so that we can assist.

Best regards,

Wesley
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We recently stayed here for two nights. A wonderful hotel with friendly and helpful staff.

We had a corner room which was very light and airy and had an amazing bathroom.

Hotel is situated in a great location and we made use of the free bikes to cycle around Stanley Park - really worth doing.

Two small points to make - air conditioning is very noisy and the rooms really need coffee machines. Do not let these two small things put you off as this hotel is really worth a stay.

Room Tip: Try and get a corner room and make use of the free bikes
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed at this hotel in December 2011 to attend the Nutcracker Ballet performance - and also for a business meeting this month. Both stays were wonderful. There are several special packages to choose from that can suit anyone.

In December we chose the birthday special which included breakfast and internet and parking. The hotel has an old fashioned cool English taxi that will take you where you want to go (free!) in the downtown area. Our valet, Shaun, was wonderful - when we gave him incorrect directions, he found out where we were supposed to go while we relaxed in the back, and drove us there in good time! On return to our room we had a bottle of sparkling water and jellybeans. The room had a city view which was ok...it was dark early and we wouldn't have been able to see anything anyway.

This time round we paid extra for the internet (approx $14 for 24hrs), no jellybeans or sparkling water with our turndown service...but we did have breakfast and parking included and were put on the 10th floor with a view to the beautiful grounds in the neighboring apartment below: dogwoods in bloom - and the ocean with planes and boats coming and going. It is light out until 10 pm at this time of the year so a great bonus. Nice thing - the windows actually open!

The decor is beautiful. Down pillows are sooo comfy! The sheets are smooth and feel so expensive! I always have a problem with uncomfortable beds - but not here! I love the bathroom: the soaker tub is devine. Love the shower! Love the products!

You don't hear the traffic below at all. Melville is a quieter street so there isn't the noise that you might find on another street. These 2 stays we were not in a corner room. I prefer the layout of the corner room, if you get the chance....where the desk is in front of the windows.

The restaurant - Tableau Bar and Bistro - has a nice menu, although limited. Our starters: Tuna Nicoise and Leek & Cured Ham Salad. We had the Steak Frites : the meat was wonderful...tasty and tender. The frites were, well, french fries. Dessert: Ginger/vanilla Creme brulee - the best! The wine was wonderful, good selection and the after dinner drink: Stinger - to top off the night. The wait staff were awesome!

All in all, both stays were wonderful, and we are looking forward to our next time in town.

Room Tip: Corner rooms seem more spacious with the huge windows and the nice layout with the desk...it seems l...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

The room is filled with many amenities, but it did not include an iron board or iron. As a business traveller, that is one thing that I expect in anything more expensive than a small travel lodge. Fortunately, I was attending the kind of conference where a few wrinkles don't bother anyone so I was able to get away without one, but I'm still a little shocked that a hotel of this class didn't have one in the room.

I did not call the front desk to see if they could deliver one...I bet they would have, but I never had the chance.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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, Manager at Loden Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear Arizonagull,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is unfortunate that you had to attend a conference with a few wrinkles and I would like to apologize for the inconvenience. Instead of offering an iron and ironing board in each of our guest room, we offer compact garment steamers that fluff the fibers, giving them a soft, clean look that last longer. If you are looking more for a crisp look we can deliver an iron and ironing board to your room by calling our experience assistant at the front desk. We look forward to having you stay with us soon.

Adrien Litargne
Guest Experience Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Very comfortable room and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Two irritants though. It is ridiculous that a hotel of this caliber charges for internet - thankfully Bell 3G signal was sufficient so I didn't need it but come on $15/day for sub standard internet.
The breakfast while acceptable was of the quality that I would have expected to be included in the price of the room - most boutique hotels don't charge for a continental breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Stayed at the corner room a few days ago. Service was great! Left the room in the morning. Came back at around 3pm and the room was clean as usual. Left again to eat dinner and when I came back, the room was cleaned again which I thought was great. They have free water beside your bed. Didn't drink it so don't know if it's tap but the glass was a little dirty. Scraped off some white paint or something off it. The tub is really big so was really comfortable. Only had valet service which I didn't really like. I always forget stuff in my car so would have to get someone to bring my car around every time.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

My wife and I, with pup in tow, recently stayed at the Loden on a quick weekend getaway from Seattle. What a delightful boutique hotel, a welcome respite from the corporate, no-personality chains that fill most North American cities. And you can't beat the location - just a few blocks from Vancouver's amazing waterfront parks. The bike rentals were a nice bonus and a must-try given the proximity to Stanley Park. Staff were very helpful and attentive, and showered our dog with attention, which of course he loved. ;-) While the breakfast was indeed a bit plain, it was still convenient and easy. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Opt for the B&B package which includes breakfast and valet parking. Good value if you've go...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loden Hotel
Address: 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0A3, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#3 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#4 Spa Hotel in Vancouver
#5 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#5 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loden Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LODEN is your Vancouver home. The perfect city sanctuary for pleasure, business or the two in harmony together. Feel refreshed and relaxed in a boutique setting that is CENTRAL. QUIET. BEAUTIFUL within a downtown residential neighborhood. Let us take care of you. ... more   less 
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