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4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1311 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2P3, Canada (Downtown)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013
72LisaT Regina, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great location, excellent help with the reception upon arrival. Car is secured in parking lot. Large, bright suite. Had all the kitchen equipment we needed. Located close to the ferry cab to get to Granville Island. And only a few blocks walk to the night life on Granville Street. The suite is dated, but very clean, and the bed was... More

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Kristi C, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, I'm glad that you enjoyed staying at Viva. Thank you for your positive words about the parking,location and our spacious suites. We take pride in keeping our rooms and facilities very clean. We have been making gradual upgrades to improve the look of the suites and for stays of three nights or more, we supply a gift basket... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I recently stayed in the 2 bedroom suite at Viva . The experience was overall great . I have stayed in similar accommodation all over north America . I found the all the staff to be quite excellent . I did take a look at the reviews before booking and there must have been some substantial upgrades to the facilities... More

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Kristi C, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Hello CSW, Thank you for sharing with us your positive experience at Viva Suites. You have mentioned some key details that we take pride in for making our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We hope to see you again soon. More

Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The suite is great, clean, and well equiped, literally 5-Star. Parking is also available for residence. There is one big problem, in my opinion that is, the water presuure for the shower and wash basin is really terrible, probably the worst I have encoutered in my travels. Also, a pity that cleaning is only once a week.

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Kristi C, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

he suite is great, clean, and well equiped, literally 5-Star. Parking is also available for residence. There is one big problem, in my opinion that is, the water presuure for the shower and wash basin is really terrible, probably the worst I have encoutered in my travels. Also, a pity that cleaning is only once a week. Hello and thank... More

clavering
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We have recntly returned to the UK after our 5th stay at the Viva suites We experienced the same high standard of comfort and cleanliness as on our previous visits, coupled with the same friendliness from the staff We look forward to our net visit! Richard and Rhona Norden 4 April 2013

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Kristi C, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Hello Richard and Rhona Norden, Thank you for taking the time to write such positive words about Viva Suites. We want to continue to make your visit enjoyable so please let us know how we can meet your needs and expectations. More

Langley City, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in Viva Suites for a little getaway and were blown away by the size and cleanliness of the suites. The staff were very helpful and reception was warm and friendly. The convenience of in suite laundry and a full kitchen was very useful in cutting back the costs of eating out every night. The suites have huge windows... More

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Kristi C, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your review. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful stay in Vancouver and a positive experience at Viva Suites. We take pride in our spacious suites and customer service. Hope to see you again. More

Pinecraft, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I believe that the staff is doing the best with what they have -- a dated building with tired units with worn furniture and virtually no accessories to make it feel homey. We were there 3 weeks before the ice maker finally worked. Had AC problems, fitness center issues (do you really need a sign that says "no spitting"?), the... More

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Sarah H, Sales Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed and extensive review of Viva Suites. Through constructive critiques, such as this one, we are continually striving to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, repeat and new. The Viva Suites building was built in 1992 which is the reason our suites are so large, but this also means that there has been... More

bristol
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have stayed at the Viva Suites extensively, in particular at the larger 3 bedroom penthouse and the 4 bedroom presidential suites. The former is $9000/month peak season and the latter is $12000. Location Viva suites are located in very handy area for the nightlife of Granville Street, a few minutes walk to all the shops on Davies, a handy... More

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Sarah H, Sales Coordinator at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Viva Suites. We take all our guest comments to heart and are always working to surpass the expectations of all our guests, past and present and future. We do take pride in the fact that we are located in a central area, just a short walk to the main downtown streets as mentioned Granville,... More

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

Suites are massive and incredibly clean. Security guards are friendly & helpful. Location is good, just a few minutes walk to the beach. Will definitely stay again when we return to Vancouver.

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Sarah H, Sales Coordinator at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Viva Suites! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our property and you would choose to stay with us again. We wish you a pleasant journey home or wherever your next destination may be. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I was very confortable here, the apartments were clean and well equipt. Great location with the added bonus of convenient parking.

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Tamara W, General Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Viva Suites. I'm very happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future. More

Edmonton
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stayed here from Boxing Day until the day after New Years' Day and had a fantastic time! There are so many accolades that I could give this property that I have to put them into categories. *Location* Viva Suites could not be better located for those who are on a vacation or working vacation (as we were). Although not... More

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Tamara W, General Manager at Viva Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such an extensive review as we really appreciate the feedback. We are now looking into adding a few of the amenities you suggested to our welcome baskets as we think it would be of great help to include some of those necessities. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are looking... More

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Address: 1311 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2P3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Viva Suites 4*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Viva Tower is a long term stay facility in downtown Vancouver. It is centrally located close to Vancouver's Yaletown, Seawall, shops, theatres, nightclubs and restaurants. Viva tower offers fully equipped spacious suites with kitchens, en suite laundry, balconies and floor to ceiling windows. Viva offers our guests the convenience of an apartment with the added services of a hotel. ... more   less 
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