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 hall carpets were stained, and it was obvious that someone before us had smoked in the unit. It is safe and clean, and views can be terrific (except for the 3 cranes now surrounding the building due to construction), but we found this to be grossly overpriced and over-hyped. Although the fine staff mentioned in another review all of the additions they have made, they were made because things were not right. It was reactive maintenance. Be ready to wait several days or weeks for everything to be operable.
Good safe parking, but if you plan to have guests come during your visit, negotiate an additional space prior to their arrival.
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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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