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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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1842 Parker Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think the little details are what make a place different, and surely this B&B is full of them! I stayed here for two nights in December 2015 and wish I could have stayed longer. Molly and Michael are wonderful hosts, always ready with information and recommendations about things to do or places to eat in Vancouver and they always... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

What can I say that is not obvious from everyone else's review? We stayed in Molly's Room for a week in August 2014 for our first anniversary. The room is the B&B's smallest, but we felt we had plenty of space. The bed was so so comfortable, and we started looking forward every evening to what kind of cookies would... More 

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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Just off commercial this guest house offers superior accommodation in several rooms . When you arrive at your room you are greeted with two fresh cookies and a meticulously cleaned room. Bed was very comfortable and we were delighted with the ambience. In the evening a gas fireplace offers warmth in the main floor living room . All in all... More 

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Icekrystal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We've stayed in many B&Bs around the world and think this is our favourite ever! Lynn and Michael gave us such a warm and lovely welcome to their beautiful home and really looked after us with advice on where to visit, eat and how to get around. Our room (Molly's) was pretty and very comfortable. The breakfast and home made... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We recently stayed at the Bee and Thistle after reading the excellent reviews. We too were not disappointed. Staying in the Lions Loft we found it extremely comfortable, light and airy with plenty of space. Loved the rocking chairs by the window to have a well earned cup of tea and some of Lynn's delicious home cooking which she left... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The owners did not miss a beat! From the coded door locks on the front door and room door (no keys needed), to the comfy bed, to the fridge full of canned drinks and snacks, the heated bathroom floor, full coffee/tea/hot chocolate set up and homemade cookies left on my bed every night. I stayed for 3 nights the first... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Bee & Thistle during our most recent 1st visit to Vancouver. I prefer staying at B&B's. After reading the great reviews we booked 4 nights. We couldn't have been happier. The Guest House was beautiful. We stayed in the Ivy Room. It was clean, spacious, cozy and very comfortable. The bed linens were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Spend 3 nights in this lovely b&b, in an interesting area of Vancouver. Nice Shops and dining close by. The hosts are very, very friendly and helpful. Rooms are all special, nicely decorated and with even nicer bathrooms. You get all the support needed, and more. Breakfast is more Continental and "on the sweet side", but where do you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful stay! Nice room, tasty breakfast, welcoming hosts in a interesting neighborhood with lot's of restaurants nearby. A good place to stay if you want a quiet place to rest up after a long day of exploring Vancouver. We can definitely recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Very homey feeling inn. Lynn and Michael went out of their way to suggest activities, help with planning and give guidance for using the excellent public transportation system. Delicious and aesthetically pleasing breakfasts each morning, serving trays artfully decorated with flowers from their garden and laden with exquisite home baked croissants, muffins, scones and local produce. Comfy room with everything... More 

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Staying in Commercial Drive

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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