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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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1842 Parker Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
Bee & Thistle Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

'Character Comfort Warmth' says The Bee & Thistle Guest House flyer. This lovely place is all of that and more. We certainly appreciated returning to such warmth and comfort during a 2 night stay when it snowed during our entire stay in Vancouver. From within the character filled house we looked out on a winter wonderland of gently falling snow.... More 

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Belle Mead, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife & I spent 2 nights in "Florence's Room" and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bee & Thistle. The rooms are very nice, the house is in a convenient location, and the hosts (Lynn and Michael) were very friendly and extremely helpful. Everything about the Bee & Thistle is well thought out. The breakfast is really good with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent four nights at the Bee & Thistle Guest House staying one night in the Ivy room followed by three nights in the Molly room. The Ivy room is a large room with lovely bay windows (we called it the honeymoon suite) and a large bathroom. For those looking for space and more of a luxe factor, this room... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent B & B We recently spent 5 days in Vancouver staying in the Bee & Thistle in the Florence Room. Lynn and Michael are superb hosts providing very nice accommodation, excellent breakfasts and snacks (cookies). It was always nice at breakfast time meeting with fellow guests and comparing experiences. Lynn and Michael were always on hand to give assistance... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came to the Bee & Thistle based on the excellent reviews. We came here for our honeymoon, and based on others' experiences expected staff to be excited for us (the owner's daughter was congratulatory over the phone and mentioned that she would note that we were coming to celebrate our marriage). Unfortunately, there was no complimentary bottle of wine... More 

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buzzinn1, Owner at Bee & Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Kalyx, Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed our lovely rooms, great location, cleanliness and that you had excellent sleep quality. We are so sorry that we missed the opportunity to honor your special occasion! We only arrived back from vacation ourselves the morning that you arrived and in the confusion of transferring tasks... More 

Cheshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Four of us (2 couples) from England stayed here for 2 nights before a cruise to Alaska. Our hosts, Lynn and Michael, were warm, friendly and paid great attention to our comfort. We stayed in Florence's room and Ivy's room, really comfortable beds and nicely appointed furnishings, and enjoyed the use of a private balcony from which we could see... More 

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fort worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Away from downtown, but extremely convenient to everything due to being very close to the transit system (which is very easy to use - being from TX, we don't use much of that). Michael and Lyn are a treat and super helpful and be sure you don't miss her cookies! We stayed in the Ivy Room which was absolutely delightful.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We booked into the Bee and Thistle for 3 nights and were glad we did. Really well located for the bars, restaurants and cafes on Commercial Drive, with good transport links for Downtown. The room was lovely, with lot's of lovely little touches, from locally made soap to home-made cookies! We'd definitely stay there again if we're back in Vancouver.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

All the great things that have been said about The Bee and Thistle and Mike and Lynn are accurate. The home is lovely as are the hosts. The Ivey Room was very comfortable, quiet and made for a perfect holiday. The views of North Vancouver, Lion's Gate Bridge and the city are great. We booked on a "no frills" week.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My wife and I found this great B&B on the recommendation of our son, a student at UBC. The hosts could not have been more accommodating and charming. The Ivy Room has a wonderful porch with city views and comfy seating. Speaking of "Comfy", they use Comfy Sheets and if you've never slept on that brand, you are in for... More 

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