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Buchan Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1906 Haro St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #75 of 96 hotels in Vancouver
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for an inexpensive room in downtown Vancouver and so did not have high expectations in this expensive city. I had seen some photos of the old rooms and booked it anyway since we had planned to not spend much time in the room. When we checked in - WOW! The rooms have been updated... More

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Buchanhotel, Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's funny we're putting the last touches on the last couple of rooms this week and next and it's nice to see that our efforts were noticed. We're optimistic that this year is the first year of a lot of changes at The Buchan Hotel. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I stayed here with my best mate when we were visiting his family in vancouver for a whole month it was the most comfortable hospitable and friendly hotel i have stayed in for ages very helpful staff and a 5 minute walk from robson avenue and the rest of the city i can recommend it if you are a first... More

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Campbell River, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I booked at the Buchan because EVERY hotel in Vancouver was full. It was a marathon weekend and no one had any vacancies. I was able to book the family room and was a little unsure about what to expect. But the price was right and they had room for us. We were allowed to check -in hours early. Our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is like stepping into an accomodation in the 19 hundreds. Hang on to the history of the area !!! This is a very valuable heritage building and should be treasured for its ability to preserve the past and still be relavent. It's good to see that not all 'old buildings' have been sacrificed to the 'upscale' fantasy that new... More

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. You'll be happy to know that The Buchan is getting a big facelift this winter. We're refurnishing the rooms, and just this minute I've been upstairs to the third floor where we've been painting. I'm really excited to show things off when they're done. More

Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

In all the years that we've stayed in Vancouver's West End, we never noticed this hotel. When we finally stayed there, we found the staff was very helpful and the room, while small and basic, was very clean. Our room had a (small) private bathroom, but not all rooms do. Also, the hotel has limited parking available and there is... More

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

+ Location: close to downtown and very close to Stanley Park + Staff friendly + Can store for free our luggage once checked out + Shared bathroom remained cleaned - Low WIFI signal in some rooms - Room a bit smelly - No lift / elevator

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm hoping to have some people in this winter to look at the placement of our Wi Fi relays. We did a major upgrade of our service last year, and it improved dramatically, however we have some odd pockets in the building where the reception can be poor. We're doing some renovations to... More

Bangalore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This hotel is a budget hotel located close to Downtown and famous Stanley park.I can say this is perhaps the best location to stay as new visitor to Vancouver.Though located in central area, the place is calm and surroundings are serene.Most important places are walk able or has excellent public transport and bus stop is located close by..Rather than buying... More

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

I agree with you, I love Stanley Park. I've spent nearly 25 years exploring it almost every weekend, and I don't think I've seen half of it! More

Orpington, Kent
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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed at The Buchan 10 years ago and returned again recently for a 3 night stay at the start of our trip and again for a 1 night stay at the end. The hotel is very old and it does show. It could do with an update. However it is clean and comfortable. I purely picked the hotel for... More

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! One of our projects for this winter is updating all of our rooms. In addition to the halls and common areas getting painted, we will be updating all of the furnishings in our rooms. I hope if you come back you'll be pleasantly surprised with the changes we've made. More

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This venue is not for the hotel connoisseur – the whole building is very out of date and not particularly clean. It is also unsuitable for people with accessibility requirements or significant amounts of luggage, as there are steep steps to enter the building and no lifts. I’ve stayed here twice (at the beginning and end of a round-trip), and... More

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. This coming winter, in fact, 1 month from today, we're going to be giving the Buchan a good paint job, brightening the place up. As well every winter we do replace as many worn carpets as we can. The Buchan being 90 years old does require a constant eye, and I do apologize if your... More

Duncan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hotel is old enough to be charming, quite clean enough to be comfortable and with a location to die for - quiet but incredibly close to beaches, parks, restaurants.... The staff were pleasant and helpful and barring loud landing doors, it was perfect. We'll go back in a heart beat and recommend it to friends with confidence.

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Buchanhotel, General Manager at Buchan Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Regarding the landing doors, I've just insulated (last week) all of the landing doors, so I'm hoping they'll be much quieter on your next visit! More

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Address: 1906 Haro St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1H7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown , West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #75 of 96 hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Buchan Hotel 2*
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