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“This Old House-The Nelson House” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nelson House B & B

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Nelson House B & B
Ranked #8 of 48 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Canada
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211 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“This Old House-The Nelson House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We decided to stay here because of the other great reviews we read. We were not disappointed. Another factor was the great location in the downtown Vancouver area. The area was very safe and we had no problem walking about. Free Parking is a bonus.
David and his partner (I forgot his name) are perfect hosts, making you feel very welcomed to their home, like having teddy bear cookies waiting for you in your room.
This old house has been lovingly furnished and nicely decorated, but at the same time keeping the original character of the old house. We stayed in the Cabin room which was rather fun with some interesting pictures and furnishings. We slept very well on the comfortable memory bed.
You should not miss the hot breakfast as it is not your ordinary breakfast. I think David and his partner took a culinary course as the breakfast was not only delicious but eye pleasing as well. And healthy, don’t make the mistake I made and ask David for Ketchup for the omelet, you will soon get a lecture on healthy eating. 10 out of 10 for their breakfasts. There is fresh coffee available for early risers.
We had a very pleasant stay and would gladly stay at Nelson House again. Thanks David.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Raroboy
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you folks! Is that a cheetah in your photo?
Cheers, David
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Washington DC
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

David is a gracious host, the B&B's proximity to downtown is prime, and the meals---vegan accommodation in our case---were outlandishly delicious. David also provided my fiancee and I with an excellent driving tour of posh West Vancouver and serene views from Cypress Mountain. An excellent value, especially in off or low season. We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: We loved the Hollywood room: it faces Broughton Street and is both sunny and well-ventilated.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jacob B
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
We absolutely love vegan breakfasts! Thank you for the compliments.
All the best, David
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Uncertain about how long ago it was since we first stayed at Nelson House, we were delighted to return and find David as welcoming as ever, the accommodations perfect for our needs and the close proximity to the west end restaurants an added plus. There is also great,close,safe parking available to guests . Over the years we have recommended Nelson house to many friends and all are enthusiastic about their time there. Great breakfast too: we wouldn't consider staying anyplace else.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ann D
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
It was so nice visiting with you again. Thank you for the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!

David
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Spent 4 nights at this wonderful break and breakfast
Beautiful character home , tastefully decorated and a good choice of art throughout the house .
David is a wonderful host and I would highly recommend this place !

  • Stayed March 2013
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2 Thank Berniemcl
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you Bernie! Always glad to see you. Cheers, David
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have been staying at Nelson House since 1997 and never stay anywhere else in Vancouver. Located in the middle of the historic West End neighborhood it is a lovely Arts and Crafts style home. Each of its rooms is decorated in a different style (kitschy and fun). Although only blocks to either Davie, Denman, Stanley Park or Robson Streets, it is in a very quiet tree-filled neighborhood. Quiet and unassuming are the hoteliers. The rooms are always spotless as are both the ensuite and share baths. Because this is a small guest house, the breakfasts are always delicious, plentiful and the other guests convivial. I have never had a bad experience here. It is also a great bargain in a city where the cost of hotels can viw with San Francisco.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank Alan C
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Alan - thank you so much! The Review Title had me worried for a sec but you must really love your family;)

We love having you here.

Cheers, until the next time, David
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed at Nelson House last friday night March 8, 2013.
It was a Grand experience, the service, hospitality and information provided by the friendly owner David was truly impeccable!
The very clean 1907 Edwardian era house is within walking distance of English Bay beach, Stanley Park and downtown.
We had very quiet rest in the beautiful and palatial Vienna room and the next morning a hot home cooked breakfast fit for a king that kept us full the whole day!
We highly recommend this wonderful home away from home.
Pete and Don

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Pete S
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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Glad you enjoyed. I know that you are truly a connoisseur of heritage homes.

All the best, David.
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at Nelson B&B for three nights. The location is great - we walked or caught buses everywhere with ease. The breakfast were tasty! The rooms are comfortable and there are nice touches like cookies and dressing gowns. Rooms were a little dark and a bit small but we did go for the cheapest option.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Nelson House B & B

Property: Nelson House B & B
Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast

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