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“Amazing Hospitality!”

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Bee & Thistle Guest House
Ranked #4 of 54 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Camrose Alberta Canada
1 review
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“Amazing Hospitality!”
Reviewed May 31, 2010

Lynn and Michael are such welcoming and accommodating hosts! Their breakfasts were like none we had ever experienced and they had freshly baked cookies in the room to welcome us, as well as complimentary snacks and beverages in our mini fridge. "The "Bee and Thistle" is a place where you can truly relax and indulge in some special comforts. What a treat it was to step out of the shower onto a heated tile floor! We truly hope that we will be able to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 19, 2010

I had the good fortune of being able to stay in the "penthouse" loft suite, on the 3rd floor of this newly restored Victorian home in the trendy and dynamic Commercial Drive neighborhood of Vancouver. WIth breathtaking views of the rising and setting sun over the harbor from my small balcony facing the street, my days were guaranteed to start and end well! My hosts were the perfect mix of attentive yet not intrusive...and the gourmet breakfasts were out of this world...everything from fresh strawberries with just-whipped cream, to German apple pancakes, to Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise, to Mango Lassi. My breakfast sustained me until it was time to try one of Commercial Drive's many interesting restaurants and eating spots (Italian, Moroccan, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and much more). The loft was spacious yet comfortable, well lit with well-placed skylights and windows; very well apportioned, and with everything to make me feel both comfortable and pampered during my stay. I would (and will) gladly recommend Bee and Thistle to all.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Bothell, WA
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

Think, fluffy white towels, crisp linens, fresh cookies and a breakfast that is both beautiful and delicous. Our hosts Lynn and Michael went out of their way to make sure our stay in Vancouver was wonderful. They really met our every need and then some. We are definitely going to visit again and would recommend the Bee and Thistle to our friends. It was also an added benefit that the other couple staying in the house was delightful.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, BC
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

We were scrambling for a room for the Olympics as we scored last minute tickets. We have two young boys and Lynn and Michael were so accommodating we wished we could have stayed longer. Trying to find a reason to go back I loved it so much. The inside of the house has just been renovated, and it's classically modern. They've kept the best and most beautiful features of the house all the while adding the modern touches. Every detail was looked after and then some. Private bathrooms to each room and so tastefully decorated you'll be sad to leave. I could leave a whole nother page about the breakfast. Let me just say WOWZERS!!!! Incredible, over the top gourmet! Business traveller, family, romantic getaway or other. This is the place to stay in Vancouver by far!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

Just returned from 3 days at the Vancouver Olympics where I stayed at this beautiful and cozy B&B. Lyn and Michael, the proprietors, spent the last 2 years renovating and remodeling this fantastic circa 1905 house. There are 4 rooms. Three on the second floor and one on the third. My room was great. Flat screen TV, big comfy bed, bath and walk in shower. Michael's workmanship combined with Lyn's decorating skills will envelope you in tranquility. Beautiful and cozy are 2 words I would use to describe this great place to stay. Lyn and Michael have worked hard to bring this wonderful residence to life and share with those of us lucky enough to visit.
Typical of the magnetism of Vancouver's multi-culturalism, the neighborhood surrounding the Bee & Thistle is filled with great homes and a variety of restaurants and stores with great views of North Vancouver and the mountains.
Lyn is indeed a gourmet cook. The breakfasts were delicious. The presentation was enticing. Lyn and Michael are exceptionally friendly hosts. You will leave feeling like you have made great new friends. Visit the Bee & Thistle when you go to Vancouver.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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Seattle
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

Lynn and Michael were great hosts and they made our trip to the olympics a memory of a lifetime. The house is located near the "Drive" in a really fun neighborhood. A great place for a stroll or shopping. The house is tastfully remodeled in a way that enhances its historic character. The top floor room has a great view of the mountains and City skyline and there is a nice little deck looking to the north to the mountains. We really enjoyed having the kitchen for the weekend. Everything was well appointed.

The food was fantastic probably one of the best breakfeasts we have had.. Lynn is a gormet cook!

Weather you have kids along or want to go for a romantic weekend get away this is the perfect place.

Have fun in Vancouver!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bee & Thistle Guest House

Property: Bee & Thistle Guest House
Address: 1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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