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The Balfour Inn

1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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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
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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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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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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
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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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Sonoma County CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

We were glad we chose the Balfour. We had been looking at lower-priced places near Chinatown and Gastown, but it was not that far (we had a car) to get to this beautiful old neighborhood and it felt relaxed and quiet. Our dog-friendly room turned out to be in the basement and was a little bit oddly furnished, but it... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

It's a charming old place that has a great deal of potential but is really pretty dirty. The bedding was clean but the carpets were stained, blinds broken, dead ladybugs all over the place and just a general feeling of grubiness....not the kind of place that I would walk around without shoes on. The staff are lovely but speak very... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

I visited Vancouver General Hospital for a few days.adn this B&B is located in a safe great area, close to the hospital and has a reasonable internet connection. Everything else about it is substandard. The beds are squeaky and broken, the sofa in the room was filthy (we could not sit on it). Our room was not cleaned for 3... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

This is not a flashy hotel- it is the opposite. Probably set in the most exclusive neighbourhood in Western Canada... About 10 mins walk away from BC Children's Hospital - which made it really easy for us to visit our niece. They offer a discount for those who need a room to visit loved ones in hospital. Having stayed in... More 

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USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Our room was very small, and the bathroom contained a handheld shower in a non-functional jacuzzi and multiple lady bugs scrawling around. We didn't have any amenities besides the morning breakfast and hotel towels. No toiletries nor blowdryer were provided. Breakfast was simple (eggs, bread coffee, and fruit) and the internet was spotty. Overall, not the idea of a romantic... More 

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