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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had booked this room a while ago when it was still a B&B, however, it was clear in the confirmation that in 2016 breakfast would not be served. We missed that message. Had we realized, we likely would not have booked it. The room we had was very nice and quite comfortable. There are free snacks and beverages in... More 

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buzzinn1, Owner at Bee & Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guests: We are so sorry to hear that your stay with us wasn't perfect, which is what we strive for with each guest! It's important to us that our guests not be surprised by the fact that we're no longer serving a full breakfast (we do put gourmet yogurts and granola bars in the room fridges for a light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We own a B&B in Idaho. We have studied a lot B&B's and have "sampled" B&B's simple because we own a B&B and always have an eye towards improvement. It was an absolute delight to stay at "B&T Guest House." Lynn and Michael have obviously devoted themselves to attention to detail and design. We know from personal experience what it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay with Lynn and Michael. The rooms were well appointed, comfortable with everything we needed. The loft room also had a full kitchen which was great to make breakfast each day particularly as the local Cafes don't open very early. However, the best part of the stay was the tasty biscuits Michael had made that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were here for three nights. We've stayed in 100+ B & B's, and this one was definitely top notch. It's an early 20c Victorian located east of downtown on a quiet residential street, but only a block and a half from Commercial Drive, one of Vancouver's most happening streets (with 60 or so restaurants within walking distance, including one... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I love this home and it felt like home. The hosts were kind and attentive and every detail was tended to for our stay. I got to try two rooms of the house, while my friend had another. All were beautiful and totally outfitted with little fridges and very modern bath facilities. The neighborhood is perfect for a day of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in this 1920s built guest house, which was very comfortable and full of character. Lynn, Michael and their staff were very welcoming, and we even found home-made cookies in our room each day. At the time we stayed they had stopped serving breakfast, but this wasn't too much of a problem as the fridge in... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This guest house is on a quiet, tree-lined street near Commercial Drive's restaurant strip (but without the noise and traffic). Our room (the Ivy Room) was beautifully appointed - large, comfortable bed, in-room refrigerator, and lots of nice amenities. It's not cheap, but it's very much worth it. The owners are friendly and extremely generous with information about restaurants and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Once again we stayed with Michael and Lynn at the Bee & Thistle in the Lions Nest suite on the top floor. I told my husband that I wanted to move in! Beautifully appointed apartment with spotless kitchen stocked with ample amenities for any meal. A fireplace to cosy up to and look at the gorgeous view overlooking Vancouver lights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is definitely one of the finest guesthouses I've stayed in. The owners have not only decorated this old house beautifully but have thought of virtually everything a guest might want - from fine bedding, a lavish loo, to thoughtful touches like fresh homemade cookies on your bed, wine glasses and corkscrew, small fridge with drinks and goodies if you... More 

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Grandville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My wife and I stayed here in February while visiting family close by. We enjoyed this place immensely. Michael and Lynn are outstanding hosts. They have fixed up an old stately mansion. We have stayed at a few bed and breakfasts, and this is our favorite. It is just up the street from the vibrant Commercial Drive. If you choose... More 

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Staying in Commercial Drive

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 1908 heritage house located near downtown Vancouver, Canada, with views of mountains and harbor. All rooms have min. queen beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, t.v., iPod docking stations, ensuite bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bee & Thistle Guest House

Address: 1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Price Range: $123 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver
Bee And Thistle Guest House
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