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Nelson House B & B

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nelson House BNB was a perfect stay on our first trip to Vancouver. It is centrally located near shops, restaurants and Stanley Park. This quaint BNB offers a delicious cooked breakfast every morning and an interesting array of travellers gathered around the breakfast table. Our room was clean and cozy in a theme inspired decor. We stayed in the "Sailor... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you folks! So glad it felt like home. We have designed the "Sailor's" room, that you enjoyed, for those on a budget. It may be cozy but still has plenty of space for a queen bed, cool old steamer trunk with drawers, desk, armchair and a sunny little private balcony. As you discovered, you can pay less but still... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent B and B. Lots of character with friendly staff and an eclectic mix of guests. Good location, nice and quiet but easy walking distance to restaurants, pubs and clubs. Nothing negative to say about this place.

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1 Thank Wayne S
VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Wayne! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best in your travels. David More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I recently stayed at Nelson House for a week (in the Bombay room), and I highly recommend it! Upon arrival, the first thing that impressed me (besides the house itself!) was the beautiful garden out front. Michael greeted me, and I felt at home immediately and throughout my stay. My room was clean, comfortable, and well-decorated. The hot breakfasts were... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you! Come back soon. David More 

Herfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We received a very warm welcome from Michael. We stayed in the Bombay Room which was brilliant. As well as a really comfy bed, our room was furnished in the style of the British Raj complete with pith helmet, mosquito net, a portrait of Queen Victoria and a union jack flag! The bathroom was gorgeous with an antique bath and... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you, "kckm". Your happy review brightened our day. Michael and I are so glad that you enjoyed our Bombay room's quirky delights. You must come back to try Hollywood, the Cabin or even Shangri-La! All the best in your travels, David More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We returned to Vancouver for our 25' wedding anniversary and this lovely B & B was our first accomodations. Our hosts were friendly, knowledgeable and oooooh the Breaksfasts!! We were close to everything, Stanley Park, the Waterfront, several beaches and the seawall - a real get-away.

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Merci, Susan. Hope it won't be another 25 years before we see you again in Vancouver. Cheers, David More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What gem. Wish there were more places like this. We were made most welcome by Michael but we met David later and both men are very pleasant with lots of ideas and helpful tips on what to visit and how to get to places. As we were so early our room wasn't ready but that was no problem - we... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you so much Vivienne. Not everyone understands or appreciates that we are offering hospitality, not just "service". All the best to you both, David More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was looking for a change of pace on the weekend after staying in a string of business hotels for work during the week and I found it. It was located in a nice neighborhood and close to bars and restaurants. The owners' guide -- notes on places they preferred -- was very helpful as there are many restaurants to... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Since you are new to the B & B experience, Jakerohn, I am really pleased that you rated us "Perfectly fine"! B & B s are found worldwide & have been around forever. Still there are some weird misconceptions about the modern-day, independently-run hospitality business. It seems just as odd to me that anyone would settle for the hotel norm... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Located in the heart of Vancouver's West End, Nelson House B&B is just a short walk to all the high-end shopping on Robson or the diverse pleasures of Davie. I enjoyed fine cooked breakfasts and good conversation with other guests in the cheerful breakfast room. The adjacent living room is amply supplied with travel guides and other reading. The decor,... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you "cacadian". You are so right! We like to put the emphasis on fine food & conversation. And when it comes to décor, we definitely prefer comfort & a bit of fun over ye olde chintz. All the best, David More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We didn't have breakfast, so we can't comment on that. The breakfast table was set beautifully, however. We were underwhelmed by the Nelson House. It reminded me of a run-of-the-mill English B&B: It also reminded me of my grandmother's house in decor and upkeep: somewhat shabby; mostly clean but not overly so; OK beds but not hotel quality; worn-out bed... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

The old adage holds true in this age of anonymous internet opinions: "You can't please ALL the people ALL the time". We keep trying though!! We have no idea who posted this review because no one uttered a word to us in person about beds, linens, pillows, décor, etc, Those are the kinds of things that can be so easily... More 

Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in the very spacious suite with lots of character. The room was lovely and comfy and the breakfasts were great. The location is pefect, short walk to some lovely restaraunts and the beach front one way and a short walk to the shops the other way.The hosts were very friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed our stay! What... More 

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind appreciation and positive comments. We will hope to see you again! Cheers, David More 

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Staying in West End

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Nelson House B & B

Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: $60 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver
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