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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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...

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Concord, California
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I gave this a POOR rating over TERRIBLE, because at least the location was okay and close to public transit and a Starbucks. Contrary to their name and active websites, they do NOT serve a hot breakfast; instead, just coffee and two pieces of dry toast. When I emailed them to inquire, they stated that their website is old, but...

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Thank Joanna V
Reviewed February 4, 2015

I stayed here during the low season and the place was just a dream. Although the housekeeper didn't speak much english she was extremely nice and helpful. The price was crazy low compared to the competition in the area and I loved the quaint feel of this place. Would stay again and again!!

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1Thank Circe L
Atlanta, GA
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ignored the previous reviews on the property because it seemed really well priced and had good pics, but I strongly suggest you do not do the same. In fact, spend whatever it takes to stay elsewhere. Listen, the location is no doubt very good, but this place really should not be in business as a B & B....they should...

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12Thank MetroParkAtlanta
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed September 28, 2013

booked a room with private bath, arrived to find my room had only a shared bath (with 4 others) which turned out to be a tub with a hand held shower head , no stopper, no bath the heating for the house (old radiators) were not working, therefore the house itself was very cold and damp, each room had a...

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7Thank DawleyWolf
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you like old huge Victorian Villas, quite green surroundings (a lovely garden), fantastic staff, decent breakfasts, individually decorated rooms (many with old original details) - and good price for all this - then The Balfour Inn is your place! We are amazed! Its like coming home to you´re loving aunt, that takes care of you and really really likes...

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1Thank Kamala11
Terrace, Canada
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't like the fuss and bother of downtown hotels, not to mention the cost. The house is old and lovely and the surrounding area is quiet and beautiful. It's a quick walk to VGH and transit is just down a half block with Starbucks on the corner. My bed was super comfy and the room clean. The common bathroom...

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2Thank Kathy C
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I had the hilarious pleasure of staying at the Balfour Inn Vancouver recently. It can only be described as Fawlty Towers of the north, which I am sure the owners would laugh at. Staff often don't have a clue, literally, of what is going on and guests can't understand them, leading to some very entertaining moments of total miscommunication -...

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2Thank Louis H
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Terrible mattress (could feel the springs), musty smell and mould growing in our basement suite room. Window won't open to ventilate for fresh air. Staff are friendly and rooms clean. However, lodging places must have decent mattress, ventilation and clean smell (without mould) before I would want to stay. We had booked two nights but checked out after one night...

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3Thank Paul C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Its not one of those fancy hotel, but it is very nice and clean. Its right in the middle of the city and BC Children's hospital was just a stone throw away. Staff was very thoughtful and nice. Will surely recommend to go!

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about The Balfour Inn

Address: 1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Shaughnessy
Price Range: $54 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Balfour Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“the building is not accessible for disabled people”
 of 5 bubbles AndriyR, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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“Choose elsewhere or if you want to stay "on the cheap" ask for the big room on the top floor with a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles SylSol2014, Oct 27, 2015 | Read review
“Want a good room? Go somewhere else! (Even a hostel is better than this place.)”
 of 5 bubbles joannav116, Jul 13, 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles MetroParkAtlanta, Jul 24, 2014 | Read review
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