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Carmana Plaza
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1128 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R6, Canada (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent quality and value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

the apartment-style rooms have fantastic-living area with modcons, free internet and great views of the city, bed very comfy, kitchen area excellent with good equipment ( dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer etc) --all in all, fantastic value (cheaper than standard hotels with just a beroom and bathroom).
Staff very nice, gym is small but sufficient; would certainly recommend it

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

We have stayed at this hotel in Vancouver on our annual visits ever since we first discovered it over 20 years ago.
As an apartment hotel, it allows the extra freedom to either dine in or take advantage of the amazing range of restaurants in very near proximity.
We have always found everything of interest right at our doorstep and the ability to walk from Canada Place to Stanley Park is part of its charm.
The staff, some of them the same ones, are marvellous and have done everything to make our stay comfortable.
This was a sad, and possibly, final stay, as my daughters and I bought my husbands ashes home to his birthplace.
Thankyou Carmana Plaza for your consistantly good attention to detail and wonderful service.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

THis is an apartment hotel with all the facilities you need with separate bedroom, living room and kitchen. We had an executive suite on 22nd floor with super views out of a floor to ceiling window. We used the kitchen for breakfast and it was much better than a hotel when you came in after sightseeing to relax in your own sitting room.
There is a great deli/food market across the road which does take out food of a high quality. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity. We even had an Indian takeaway delivered to our door !

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

These self contained apartments are great. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was separate from the living room which is perfect if one of you wants to go to bed before the other. They had a separate kitchen with big fridge, stove, microwave & dishwasher. The tea bags, coffee & bathroom products were top quality. The rooms were serviced every day.

There is a coin operating laundromat in the building which is very handy. They have doorman so you feel very secure.

The position is brilliant. Right in the heart of the city. There is a huge supermarket opposite the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Our travel agent switched us to this Hotel just before we travelled to Vancouver and we were not disappointed great viewsday and night over the city. The Hotel is close to the City Centre Station on the Canada Line and upon arrival in the city we were helped by a friendly local to locate Albeni Street. Our Suite had everything you would need for a comfortable base in which to explore this beautiful city, and staff are on hand should you need help with local knowledge - they printed off information regarding spas for me and fishing for my partner. This Hotel is within easy walking distance to lovely restaurants and all the shops you could need. You can also walk to Stanley Park from the hotel where the Aquarium is worth a visit just to see the beluga whales. We played the 18 hole pitch and putt in the park and had fun dodging the racoons and squirrels. You can make your way to Grouse Mountain via the sea bus located near Canada Place and local buses stop off at Capilano bridge too on the way through. Highlight of our trip was seeing the Orcas just out of Stevenston (see the fish market here and great fish and chips too). Take a trip to Vancouver Island and visit the B.C. museum in Victoria perfect on a rainy day, we got free tickets from our tour guide when we went to Buchart gardens. We spoilt ourselves with a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler and stayed overnight - beautiful scenery and adventure do the Zip wire experience while you're there. Cant fault this lovely city with everything to offer and a friendly welcome too. The Carmana Plaza was a perfect base for our stay in Vancouver.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

A good value hotel, suites are comfortable and generously proportioned, and location is as convenient as you could ask. OK, fixtures and furnishings are functional rather than luxurious but this is a $200 a night hotel so it's unreasonable to expect $500 fittings. Other postings comment on the noise - this hotel is very central so there's going to be traffic noise, but we certainly didn't find it obtrusive or any worse than similarly-sited hotels. We would certainly stay there again. A mention to the wonderful food shop across the street!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to a cruise. Location is excellent. Close to restaurants and shops. Opposite a large food store. All rooms are suites- so typically you have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a small equipped kitchen, balcony and a large living space!
Staff were attentive and helpful.

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Carmana Plaza

Address: 1128 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown , West End
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#30 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carmana Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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