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ThistleDown House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3910 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4J2, Canada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, ME
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's difficult to add meaningful words about ThistleDown House without being redundant, so read through the other reviews for more specifics. I endorse every 5 star comment. Rex and Ruth and Liz, as well, appear to love what they are doing. They each add their own personal flavor to the mix so that I can't imagine any addition that would... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts, Rex and Ruth, were genuinely welcoming. They were extremely informative about everything from places to visit for free to local restaurant choices. The building is historic with a beautifully planted garden full of flowers. The house is extremely well organised for guest needs e.g. residents 'fridge, honesty bar, etc. The rooms are spotless and well equipped. The highlight... More

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this B and B is exceptional, from the warm and welcoming hosts to the beautiful and exquisitely furnished rooms and the spectacular three-course breakfasts. Ruth and Rex cultivated a wonderful atmosphere that led to several stimulating conversations with the other guests around the breakfast table (including a pair of newlyweds who had just spent their wedding night at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend our anniversary weekend in North Vancouver. After living away from N. Van for 24 years we choose ThistleDown House for it's location (close to our old stomping grounds) and its good reviews. We were not disappointed!! What an amazingly beautiful house, with lovely rooms, a great outside area that Rex & Ruth are happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed in several so-called B&B's since our first visit to Thistle Down House, but they never live up to the gold standard that Ruth and Rex put on. The house is a beautiful 100+ year old house with wonderful gardens and, even on a busy road, most of the rooms are quiet. The food is amazing and nothing like... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay before catching the 8:30am to Nanaimo and Thistledown had a high rating. The inn keeper was informed ahead of time that we would need to leave by 7:30am. We also chose a large room with fireplace. The room we were given had no fireplace and a tiny 3 piece bathroom. We would not have... More

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ThistledownHouse, Owner at ThistleDown House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Diane; we are disappointed that you were disappointed and do wish you had said something while you were here. Your booking was made through an on-line agency which sells rooms generically. In the price class you selected there is one room with a fireplace, another with a separate sitting room, and a third with a roof-top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at ThistleDown House for the third time in July 2014. The only things that have changed over the nine years are the dogs. Rex and Ruth, ably assisted by Liz, continue to provide a beautiful, warm home, wonderful service and those amazing breakfasts! They're fonts of knowledge about what to do, where to go, where to eat etc... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruth and Rex are the most charming hosts. They have a beautiful home which they generously share with travellers. I brought the daily 3 course menus home to show my daughter who is a foodie. Ruth and Rex also recommended a great local restaurant and were very helpful with any information that we requested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i usually stay at a downtown business hotel but when I read the Thistledown House reviews I decided to try something different. What a wonderful surprise! Exquisite, quiet, warm, friendly and engaging owners, gourmet breakfast included, morning hikes in original growth forest just across the road. And big hugs when departing. And one final pleasant surprise-although surrounded by cedar forests,... More

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A wonderful property and a very warm and cosy atmosphere. We felt really, really welcomed and enjoyed our stay very much. Additionally, we had our best breakfast ever!!! a three course menu in every morning- unbelievable. we will come back soon!

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Address: 3910 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4J2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > North Vancouver
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Hotel Class:4 star — ThistleDown House 4*
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A highly acclaimed, award-winning 1920 heritage-listed Craftsman style property fully restored and filled with fine antiques and works of art from around the world. Six rooms, all en suite, are beautifully finished and furnished and equipped with many amenities. Afternoon tea is served and breakfast is deliciously creative and multi-course. Fifteen minutes from the core of the city, ThistleDown House is situated on Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. ... more   less 
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