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Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Ranked #7 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

My husband and I have stayed twice at the Shangri-La. It is definitely pricey, but once you stay there, you know why. It is absolute luxury, the rooms are amazing, beautifully decorated and very spacious. The service at this hotel is above anything I ever have seen. My husband just happened to mention while booking that it was our anniversary, and when we arrived in our room there was a large bottle of champagne on ice and yummy desert waiting for us. They really go above and beyond and there's been a note from the manager welcoming us both times. The second time we went, we got a couples package which included a couples massage in their spa, that was amazing too, but probably wouldn't have done it if we had paid separately for it (VERY expensive). The location is great too, near Robson and lots of other restaurants. Had breakfast both times in the on-site restaurant, very delicious and great service.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Even one night experience in such a grand hotel makes you want to strive for all that is out there in life to enjoy. To be treated with such excellence makes one feel more than special.
There was absolutely nothing to complain about this hotel, we'll be back!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Very nice stay at the Shangri-La, from the moment you walk in for check-in to checkout, the experience is fantastic. Highly recommend just walking into the door entry for the Spa , very calming. Staff and Service excellent.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

The hotel is first class in all aspects. It is located in the heart of the city, close to everything. The furnishings are state of the art and the service is exceptional in all areas. "Market" restaurant is one of the very finest with high end service, quality and outstanding food. The chef is reknouned, and with good reason. It's the perfect restaurant for the perfect hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Had a girls' getaway and stayed in a beautiful room. The bathrooms are spacious and GORGEOUS. Nice touch are the Nespresso machines to make coffee, and the location can't be beat. A block away from the best shopping in the city.

Everything is stumbling distance and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

The new Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver is just a fantastic property. The entire stay was an experience more than just a hotel room. The spa is especailly wonderful.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

I had the pleasure of staying in an Executive suite on the 8th floor (rm 811). Massive corner room with a sitting area, generous bathroom double sinks, huge bed, wet bar nespresso coffee machine, mini foyer, and walk-in closet. The swipe card is your key to everything electronic in the room. Nothing is on or off - everything gently opens (the sheers and drapes) or softly comes up (the lights in the bathroom or at the spacious desk). Coolest light: the nigh light at ground level under both bed sides tables. Very helpful. Massive marble bathroom, amazing tub, 3/4 floor to ceiling windows. A balcony that is protected from the wind and rain but yet offers some Vancouver / ocean fresh air.
Stellar walk-in closet which conjures old Shanghai with a real clothes brush, extended wooden shoe horn, and a real garment bag made of cloth. Safe with a felt-lined jewelry tray. Pocket doors, magnetic door hardware that once touching will trigger the light to turn off.
The main entrance way to the hotel is on Georgia which cannot be used if you're arriving by car - weird. If you have a car, the entrance way is mid-Alberni on the north side sort of hidden but obvious once you zip past it about three times :) I have to say even though the car drop-off area and check-in works, it's a little odd arriving at the beautiful Shangri-la via the basement in a crumby car park.

Walking around: lots to do - Tiffany's, Chanel, Brooks Brothers, JJ Bean, sushi, liquor store, church, banks, all in the area.

Staff: so exotic, polite, helpful, gracious, with a great combination of style and a sense of humour.

Dog: (dog must be under 50lbs) I had my miniature poodle with me. No problems. The hotel welcomed him: dog bed, dog bowls, and dog-love. Word for your dog, there are no green spaces within 7 blocks. Closest official dog park is at Nelson and Thurlow otherwise it's tree wells on your way to JJ Bean for a mocha. Sorry pooch.

Room Tip: Rm 811 - the hotel is from floors 4-
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Chanelno3
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Additional Information about Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Address: 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0A8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Vancouver
#4 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#5 Spa Hotel in Vancouver
#6 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
#7 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: $277 - $766 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver 5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunlight filters in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, warming the latte tones and golden hues around you. Basking in complete ease, you contemplate your day ahead from the cosy comfort of your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Vancouver’s glittering city skyline against mountainous backdrops. As you tuck into a sumptuous breakfast, a sweeping view of the vibrant metropolis that is Vancouver unfolds before you. Settling into your tastefully furnished surroundings, you catch a glimpse of the majestic firs of Stanley Park in the distance. A leisurely stroll along the sapphire blue waters of its lakes would be heavenly. You decide on a short drive to Grouse Mountain. You’re in the right season for helicopter rides, and skiing and snowboarding off its slopes. The rush of height and speed proves refreshingly exhilarating. Nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, there is certainly plenty to do in this urban oasis. You plan to take it a day at a time. For now, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, beckons. You head straight for CHI, The Spa. A soothing organic British Columbia seaweed treatment indulges your well-worked body. Relaxation revives your appetite, and you find yourself at MARKET by Jean-Georges. Elegant contemporary interiors open your mind to the reinvented seasonal flavours conjured by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. You’re in for the best by this internationally-acclaimed Michelin three-star chef and entrepreneur. You’ve had a taste of the finest at this city. And it all began at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. ... more   less 
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