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Prince George, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locked out on arrival. The stench of mould/cat urine permeates all. The floors were absolutely filthy. Creepy, alone, no staff or other guests. Room cost is not as advertised. Final word - disgusting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

First night nobody around, just us as guests. Second night had to call for new towels as rooms were not serviced. Emergency exit blocked by vacuum cleaner. Then they also added 13% tax to the room rate, that is not correct. If you can find something else please fo and avoid a stay at this weird place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This place is a dump with terrible management if there is any at all. Booked for 3 nights never seen another person, even though they said I booked the last room. Place is in disrepair wouldn't wish this place on anyone.

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Revelstoke, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This guest house is fine. We were in a very nice room with private bathoom. The dining area is nicely set up to eat in if you bring your own meals. The common room is nice to watch TV or relax. We would stay here again. 15 minute walk to VGH and nice neighbourhood. A great price for the area!

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The house was kind of cute and had some charm. The lady running it was simply nice and not overly inviting. We were there in the fall, but i have a feeling it would get pretty hot in the summer. The closet had the strangest smell, which was off putting, so we just didn't use it.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

What you see online is a photo of a lovely old mansion in a very beautiful part of Vancouver. I have no idea, however, why there are more than 2 stars and that's being generous. The building is a historic 100 years old and so are the carpets, furniture and fittings. The night-table beside my bed - which I had... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We booked this B&B via Booking.com and didn't pay enough attention on how far it is from the centre of Vancouver (it takes 30 min to get to Vancouver city centre). The hotel is basic but although it is said they don't offer it we were offered a nice breakfast the 2 days we stayed there.

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We booked this on a very busy weekend in Vancouver. The price was good but we had a room on second floor and it was HOT. A tiny fan and just depressing. Bed was bowed, but we decided to leave. It seemed like an illegal "bed sit" arrangement and like a hostel. That's fine if you know that. It's not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

When we drove into the neighborhood of tall trees and stately homes we had high hopes for this B & B. We were VERY disappointed. The house was hidden behind a tall hedge and after seeing the poorly kept yard I now know why. The inside of the inn was not much better. It was old and needed a lot... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband & I stayed here for two nights in July. First the positive - the house is in a nice & quiet neighborhood with a Starbucks, a bar/restaurant just down the block and public transportation nearby. Now, the negatives - we checked in and was taken to our room, given 2 thin towels & that was that. We were... More 

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Staying in Shaughnessy

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Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Balfour Inn

Address: 1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Shaughnessy
Price Range: $73 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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