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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carrying Place, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

After a bicycle ride through Stanley Park we were looking for a place for a late lunch. My wife told me that 44 years ago she visited with her parents and her brother the Sylvia Hotel. We both had a fresh green salad for lunch and we ordered white wine from B.C. One of the best Chardonnays I have ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice old hotel located in a very good and strategic location. The size of the room is great, they provide wifi which works very well and their staff are very friendly..Already 2 times stayed in this hotel and would love to come again someday..

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No porter service, carry your bags from the curb, up the steps into the front lobby and go back in time, front desk staff friendly and informative. Amazing that this hotel/building was originally built in 1912, only 2 small elevators, enough to squeeze in 6 people at the most, fortunately only 8 floors to travel. No in room safes, all... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large rooms, perfect location, relaxing and pleasant. What more could you ask? Great hotel to meet up with friends or get romantic with the significant other. Had a great time and although it is dated, the rooms are tastefully decorated and the beds are comfy. Right in the heart of the west end and just about in the beach. Lots... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is ABSOLUTLY perfect. The staff is friendly. The building is old and the rooms need to be updated. There was live music at night. The hotel is "pet friendly", unfortunatly, my room was smelling of cat pee. I had to leave the windows open during the whole stay. The hotel was fully booked, so I... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us. I spoke to me staff about your concern and they informed me that they went up to the room with you and they could not smell the sent you were referring too. I am sorry that you felt there was an odor, Guests have stayed in the room before and after your stay and we... More

Orillia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We would stay here again ... the rooms were a step back in time when rooms were just that, clean and well appointed without all the finery that our contemporary world provides. The staff were lovely, the stay nostagic and the food very very good! The location on the beach, walking distance to Stanley Park, a view of an ole-fashion... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

We are a heritage site since 1975 and the hotel is over 102 years old. We have tried to offer great service and keep true to our heritage. I love reading the comments when Guests take the time to recognize the effort that my staff make while doing their work to make a guests feel special. So thank-you for including... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming old European style Hotel in a great Location. I guess it caters to its pensioner clientele as Internet Access is very bad in rooms and only available in the Lobby - which is small. So if you have to work or even only want to check your emails regularly do not spend the amount of money to stay here... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had difficulty with our wifi system while you stayed with us, it is rare that a guest has issues with our system. We had a piece of equipment fail while you were here and it took 4 days to get the parts. We fully understand the importance of internet to our guests and we are... More

Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there twice: once in Autumn 2012 when the walls were charmingly brownish, people were enjoying the sun on the beach Of English Bay, some runners going to the majestic STANLEY PARK…the location of that hotel is perfect: just down the DAVIE STREET, where you can find loads of different restaurant, and right here you can selfie yourself with... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Welcome back, once every two years is not enough, we would welcome you back every year. I was happy to read you took advantage of the area and the beach. I will pass along your comments to the Food and Beverage Manager and Chef about your comments on the food. They will be happy that you enjoyed the menu and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old hotel with "killer location" right by English Bay is recommended by Frommers.com where I always go for our travel planning. It is on the edge of "downtown", within walking distance to restaurants and transportation, and Stanley Park. It is clean, charming, with pleasant service. Our two rooms at reasonable rate on the top floor were huge with two... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

"A killer location" first time it has been referred to as that I am sure and I like it, thank-you, the location is fantastic. I was happy to read that you enjoyed the service our team offers and that you noticed how clean the hotel is. We do not offer A/C in the rooms but it is rarely an issue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sylvia Hotel is a historic, or heritage, hotel on the beach in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. We stayed for three days while waiting to embark on Celebrity's MILLENNIUM Alaska cruise. There are restaurants to satisfy most demanding palates within short strolls from the hotel. Also, there are many wonderful and interesting things to do and explore. Our Hop on-Hop off... More

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Love your title "what a jewel", You are correct, we are surrounded by restaurants and the beach is across the street. Guests love the fresh air off English Bay with windows that open instead of having A/C. Thank-you for your great scores and rating. Happy to read that you will return and stay with us. Please call directly to the... More

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Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
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