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“D & L's B & B Review” 4 of 5 stars
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977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #11 of 62 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Langley City, Canada
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“D & L's B & B Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed in the Shangri-La suite. Our first impression was that the house had a lot of character, the person that greeted us at the door was very friendly and accommodating. They have parking (a few spots actually) a short distance up the street, we drove a truck and were able to easily park there. We got a tour of the house after checking in and were shown to our suite upstairs at the top. The suite was rather large although the kitchen roof was a little low, that being said, this is a vintage house, which was cool enough in itself to over look something like that. We will say that we really enjoyed the house, it is an old house though and won't be for everyone, but it's something we liked!

When you get there, they tell you you can use the living room downstairs, but the suite itself is furnished enough to were we didn't feel the need to. The house itself is located within walking distance to Robson Street, where there are many shops and restaurants, even a grocery store (Safeway). The majority of our stay was spent relaxing in the suite and out on the patio which is connected to the suite, relaxing was the main goal of this excursion!

As for the morning we woke up and went downstairs for breakfast at 9am, we found 2 other couples had shown up and decided to join them for breakfast. It was a good decision as it was fun to talk with the 2 other couples and the food was great. We would come back and stay again.

Room Tip: Shangri-La suite is a great choice.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The B&B was clean, cute and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious every morning and the company was fantastic between the guests and Michael and David, the hosts. I am already looking for the next free weekend so I can take my family.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Hollywood room and it was great. I saw the suite upstairs and that is where I'll...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thanks so much! Your taking the time to review us kindly is so important to us here at Nelson House. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

All the best, David
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Calgary, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This location was great for a solo traveller without a car. I could get around the safe and vibrant streets of the West End on foot. I could probably stay for two weeks without running out of restaurants, cafes and bakeries to try. It was close enough to Stanley Park that I could head there for a morning stroll and be back in time for a delicious hot breakfast. My room was comfortable, quiet, and contained a lot of interesting decorative details. I used the shared washroom but it was always available and clean. I arrived after check-in, but my key was waiting for me, and my room was prepared with some jazz music and a fresh cookie!

Room Tip: I loved the view of the garden from the Vienna room, but it would possibly be louder in the summer f...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thanks for the great review, Kristy. We still have some neighbourhood secrets to share on your next visit!

Cheers, David
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Nelson House has sure earned its great reviews. Stayed in the Hollywood room for two days. The room is creatively decorated to match its name, and very comfortable. We were greeted with a thorough introduction about what is where in Vancouver, and also found an excellent list of recommendations in the room. Breakfast is generous and very tasty. Reserved parking is available up the street. Thanks David and Michael for a great stay in Vancouver!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thanks folks! I see that you have travelled widely, so it's doubly nice to be appreciated!!
Cheers, David
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Wilsonville, Oregon
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Superb location with gracious, accommodating hosts. Very clean, with interesting and lovely décor. Michael and David were both very helpful in giving of tips on what to see/do and they know the city well. We stayed on the top floor, the Shang-ri-la Suite, which was spacious and comfortable. Great mattress ! I slept soundly every night. Breakfasts were scrumptious and filling. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Susie,

Your review said it all. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guest and will hope to see you again soon!

All the best, David
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San Francisco
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We arrived in Vancouver for a few days and the Nelson House was the perfect place for our stay. It is in the heart of the West End, in walking distance of the Denman and David corridors, so food and drink are close by. As is Stanley Park. The hosts had great suggestions for what to do, and their restaurant suggestions published in the rooms were excellent. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the breakfast included an array of fresh fruits and a freshly made hot breakfast. Staying here is like living in the West End must be for those lucky enough to live in Vancouver.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you, Larry. I'm especially glad that you enjoyed our B & B breakfasts and our restaurant favorites. Hope to see you back in Vancouver again soon. Cheers, David.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Nelson house in July. The location was perfect, close to downtown, we walked everywhere!! They also had parking just up the street which was great, as parking in Vancouver is very expensive.
The hosts were great with offering up information on things to do and the best ways to get there. They were very knowledgeable.
Our room was a decent size, and had it's own sink, but we did have to share a bathroom. The bed was not in the best shape. The center of the bed was a bit sunken in, so we kept rolling into each other in the middle of the night. It was also set up in the corner, so if the person closest to the wall had to get up in the middle of the night to use the washroom, they had to climb over the other person to get out of the bed.
Breakfast was delicious. Always a great choice of fruit, yogurt and cereal. The hot portion was good too.
Overall great location and hospitality, but rooms could use some updates.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Hi Deanna,

So glad you enjoyed your stay. We had some great conversations over breakfast. As for the antique brass bed in your room, it is on excellent casters(for the reasons you mentioned) and actually rolls away from the wall one-handed! We always demonstrate this at check-in but I think that we arranged a self check-in for you due to your arrival time.

All the best, David
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Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character, comfort and convenience in Vancouver's downtown, West End. A three-story, century old home operating as a bed and breakfast since 1990. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast

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