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ThistleDown House

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3910 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4J2, Canada
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United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This property was smack down in a naturally beautiful area. Liz, the host, was even better. Very welcoming and treated each guest like a family. Breakfast each morning was superb with very detailed attention and presentation to the meals. First time ever staying in a B&B and was impressed.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The hosts here are friendly and take the effort and time to help you out and recommend places to visit. The B&B itself is right next to the Capilano suspension bridge park, less than 5 minutes walking distance. There was some construction on the Capilano Road, so you will have to tell the flagger you are at Thistledown house and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It's inaccurate to classify this as a 4-star hotel (as Expedia does). It is a converted house with just six guest rooms, each with individual traditional decor. Like most B&Bs, it has small, somewhat dated bathrooms, and too much effort at "charm-ification". If you can get over these shortcomings, ThistleDown has compensations. It's in a quiet, heavily-treed neighborhood that is... More 

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Lake Tahoe Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed several nights and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Quiet, comfortable and impeccably clean, the location is ideal for exploring North Vancouver, convenient to YVR and Downtown. We especially enjoyed the gracious hospitality of Liz Jessiman, her superb recipes and conversing with guests from Germany, Italy, Ottawa. Lovely enclosed winter garden and secluded gorgeous landscape, off-street parking, perfect amenities, and... More 

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Renton, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It's hard to come up with enough adjectives to describe last weekend visit to this historic, home turned B&B in North Vancouver. From the first phone call to say we were running late, to the hugs on the day we checked out. The service from Liz and staff, food, serene surroundings, jetted garden tub, soothing music. Just simply perfect and... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We loved our room Under the Apple tree. Large, light and a small private terrace which gives acces to the garden in which there are some other very nice seating areas. The bathroom was small and mainly filled with a jacuzzi bath. Bed very comfortable and great towels. Living room in the house a great place to read and enjoy... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I chose this B&B for it's proximity to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Sometimes I'm wary of B&Bs, but this one was perfect...Social but not too social, lot's of privacy, many gorgeous nooks and crannies inside and out to read. I was traveling BC solo after attending a friend's wedding and had "The Snuggery" as my room, which I would definitely recommend... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you stay in North vancouver stay at the thistledown guest house. Brian is a fantastic host and very helpful and Liz ensures everything runs smoothly and that high standards are maintained. We spent leisurely mornings over gourmet breakfast relaxing and chatting with other guests around a large perfectly laid table. Exchanging travel tales and recommendations from Brian on how... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What do you get when you mix a perfect blend of "Canadian Nice" with a beautifully renovated 90 year-old house? A romantic bed & breakfast experience! Hosts Virginia & Brian make all guests feel totally comfortable, as do all the members of their team. The house has beautiful paintings, period art and mementos of times gone by. The garden is... More 

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Sacramento CA
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautifully maintained home and garden. The owners were attentive and very helpful and the breakfast was spectacular. We stayed on the first floor and while the other rooms were very spacious, ours was quite small. I am not sure what the difference in price is but I was a bit disappointed in the size of room for the price. That... More 

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