Was a bit worried about booking this hotel after seeing all the mixed reviews. However pleasantly surprised. The hotel is situated close to most of the places we wanted to go to.
The ladies at the front desk were very helpful in giving advice and we were lucky to get a really nice room (no 10), which looks out on the street and has a little kitchenette. This was very helpful as I was traveling with my 5 year old and we preferred to eat in at night. The drawback – no cutlery or crockery in the room (but we are seasoned travelers and arrived with our own!!!). Our room was very clean – except for the glasses not being washed or replaced by clean ones for 3 days. The one day when the glasses were replaced with clean ones, the cleaning lady forgot to finish up with the room and we ended up making our own beds! There was no continental breakfast during our stay, as this is seasonal.
The only drawback, was having to pay for our first night accommodation which we missed because of our American Airline flight that was delayed. We were on a booked itinerary and missed the first night of our tour because of this delay. All the other hotels we were booked at moved our booking forward without any cancellation fee – except for the Victorian Hotel, where we ended up staying our full booking, but still had to pay for the additional night we could not make (guess it is what happens when booking any small establishment!). Overall, great room, nice beds and no bed bugs!
We love the sushi selection at Tsunami Sushi Restaurant (the choice of my 5 year old).
Things to see : (Bearing in mind that I had to entertain this 5 year old!).
Stanley Park Aquarium (don’t think if you have seen one, you have seen all. This aquarium has all the strange fish you don’t normally see in the warm waters of the Caribbean!).
Science Museum – hours of entertainment!
Granville Island – especially the kids shopping area!
Maritime Museum – for young boys
The Hop on Hop off bus. Started off very well, but later in the afternoon we waited for 45 minutes for a bus (supposed to arrive every 15 minutes). Eventually ended up on the bus of the opposition (by accident!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, discover the Victorian Hotel-a newly renovated boutique-style property housed in a beautiful brick Victorian era building dating back to 1898. Once inside,guests are transported to the 21st century with 47 beautifully appointed guest rooms designed to create a truly alternative hotel experience.The location is at the nexus of 3 distinct neighborhoods. Historic Gastown,trendy Yaletown and the brand new development of Coal Harbour next to the Convention Centre, are all within walking distance.The shopping district of Robson street and the entertainment sector of Granville are also just minutes away. Waterfront Sky Train station and Roger's Arena are both approximately 5 minute walks from the hotel. ... more less
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