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The Balfour Inn

1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
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Ranked #50 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ignored the previous reviews on the property because it seemed really well priced and had good pics, but I strongly suggest you do not do the same. In fact, spend whatever it takes to stay elsewhere. Listen, the location is no doubt very good, but this place really should not be in business as a B & B....they should... More

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

booked a room with private bath, arrived to find my room had only a shared bath (with 4 others) which turned out to be a tub with a hand held shower head , no stopper, no bath the heating for the house (old radiators) were not working, therefore the house itself was very cold and damp, each room had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like old huge Victorian Villas, quite green surroundings (a lovely garden), fantastic staff, decent breakfasts, individually decorated rooms (many with old original details) - and good price for all this - then The Balfour Inn is your place! We are amazed! Its like coming home to you´re loving aunt, that takes care of you and really really likes... More

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Terrace, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't like the fuss and bother of downtown hotels, not to mention the cost. The house is old and lovely and the surrounding area is quiet and beautiful. It's a quick walk to VGH and transit is just down a half block with Starbucks on the corner. My bed was super comfy and the room clean. The common bathroom... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I had the hilarious pleasure of staying at the Balfour Inn Vancouver recently. It can only be described as Fawlty Towers of the north, which I am sure the owners would laugh at. Staff often don't have a clue, literally, of what is going on and guests can't understand them, leading to some very entertaining moments of total miscommunication -... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Terrible mattress (could feel the springs), musty smell and mould growing in our basement suite room. Window won't open to ventilate for fresh air. Staff are friendly and rooms clean. However, lodging places must have decent mattress, ventilation and clean smell (without mould) before I would want to stay. We had booked two nights but checked out after one night... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Its not one of those fancy hotel, but it is very nice and clean. Its right in the middle of the city and BC Children's hospital was just a stone throw away. Staff was very thoughtful and nice. Will surely recommend to go!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Smelly rooms, bad bed's totally not what you expect for this price. left after one horrible night (snoring came true the floors!) We left to a other place just $20 more per night in DT vancouver! My advice, don't go there!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I chose this B & B based on the beautiful website, however, it dod not live up to my expectations. My room was so small, that the door opened outwards. There was a stale, musty smell in the room and wireless did not work. Honestly, I would not recommend this establishment.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms and beds where ok and clean, the breakfast was ok but not special. 'Shared bathroom' was indeed shared, but not with 2 rooms but minimal 5 and the shower didn't worked to well. The house was very old and for that reason, noisy. The management was not that friendly, the people who... More

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Address: 1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #50 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
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