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“Amazing stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Carmana Plaza

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Carmana Plaza
Ranked #40 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
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“Amazing stay!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just what we needed! Great location, and really spacious and clean apartment which became our home away from home. The staff was really great and very courteous. There were tons of restaurants around, as well as supermarkets within walking distance.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Pros:
-Downtown central location
-Full kitchen
-Large rooms (Bedroom, Living room, kitchen, sun room)
-Reasonable rate in comparison to some of surrounding hotels
-Solid quality
-Good service

Cons:
-Beds may be softer than what you desire

Overall: This is a great centrally located hotel. Although they may not have all the bells and whistles of a 5 star hotel, everything you'd expect (& need) to be there is present. The end result is that you'll get a large, relatively cheap bedroom that's in good shape and clean.

Room Tip: The side facing Thurlow street is currently under construction (2013) and although I was never woken...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Nelson Bay
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Spacious modern apartment with large kitchen, bedroom good size with plenty of closet space.
The location is great...close by to Robson St shopping area and there is a large supermarket with plenty of organic produce right across the street. Secure car parking for $25 a day if needed.

We are able to cook our own breakfast and dinner which is great if we desire.
Highly recommend.

Room Tip: The rooms are all suites here. 1 or 2 bedroom
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ashtead
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53 reviews
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived yesterday direct from London and when we got to our room found ourselves in a home from home. The 1 bedroom suite is as bigger than most flats and well fitted out. After a long flight it was a comfortable bed awaiting us.

Directly acroos the street is a supermarket that serves good food and it is in the centre of Downtown. Friendly and heplful staff for us are making it a superb base to explore Vancouver.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We checked into this Great Hotel overnight ,on our way to Alaska via Celebrity Cruises,the location is ideal,within easy walking of numerous restaurants,shopping and the Waterfront.
The Suites are very well equipped,with a comfortable bed,sitting area,with modern Television ,a kitchenette,comprising of ,Microwave Oven,fridge freezer,oven,washing machine,coffee maker,sink .
Our suite had a balcony,with a table and chairs,affording us great views of the City.
Underground secure car parking is available,which is essential,as car parking is difficult in this very busy location.

Room Tip: Best suites at the rear facing.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ten Boer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

I had picked Carmana Plaza initially because of the location and the in my eyes reasonable prices (hotels in Vancouver are expensive!). But when I entered my room I was in for a nice surprise. Bacause when you book a room, it is not so much a room that you get but a small apartment or suite. With a master room, a small dining soom, a kitchen, a separate bed- and bathroom. Everything clean and with complementary WiFi. Not bad.
The location is ideal with both the harbour front and Robson Street on walking distance. Actually, Robson Street, the main shopping street, is only one block away.
There is no restaurant attached to the hotel, so you will have to provide for your own breakfast. And other meals. Which in itself is no problem as there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity and a grocery store/supermarket just across the street.
There is one thing to take into account. Next door, on Thurlow Street, a new sky scraper is being built. And although I had no noise problems I cannot guarantee so for the near future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great location within walking distance to the harbour, Gastown, Chinatown, shopping, restaurants, bicycle rentals, bus stops and Skytrain. The Carmana is located across Urban Fare, an amazing supermarket with quality foods, take-out foods and eat-in area.
The living room, dining room and kitchen provided space to relax after a long day sightseeing.
The kitchen had the basics to prepare a simple meal.
The standard bedroom with two beds provided minimal circulation space. One bed was right against the closet making access to the closet very difficult. The other bed was a few inches away from the first bed and the window.
The décor and furnishings of both the apartment and the hotel common areas were average, a bit tired. If you are looking for luxury accommodation, you may need to look elsewhere.
Reception staff were helpful and provided prompt and accurate information regarding bus routes.
Overall, it was a pleasant and comfortable stay in the City centre.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Carmana Plaza

Property: Carmana Plaza
Address: 1128 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#25 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#32 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carmana Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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