The Corkscrew Inn was a wonderful place to stay for two weeks. It excelled in every aspect - comfy bed, attractive rooms and common areas, beautiful food, nice, helpful people, great location. The best part is that after having a big day out in Vancouver, it is such a comfortable place to head back to for a cup of tea and relax in the loungeroom or on the front verandah, overlooking the garden.
The Inn itself is so attractive and so well appointed. The rooms are designed with particular themes - British India, Art Deco, etc. So much detail and taste has gone into this, they are truly stunning. I stayed in the Edwardian, overlooking the back garden, but each is so well done there is no 'wrong' choice, it just depends on which style you like best. There is a corkscrew museum in the house - definitely worth a look! As are all the corkscrew-themed stained glass windows.
Karen, the manager, was so friendly and helpful and she gave us lots of good suggestions about sightseeing.
I looked forward to breakfast each day - it was always delicious. My favourite was the french toast with cream cheese and orange, which came with fresh kiwifruit and strawberries and blueberry sauce!
Being in Kitsilano, it has a nice neighbourhood feel rather than being in a hotel. You can walk a block and a half and be in a park that looks out onto the ocean and the mountains, or walk three minutes the other way for some very good restaurants and coffee shops. It was also very close to the bus stop so easy to get into the city.
If you are like me - the sort of person who likes to read lots of reviews and find the perfect place - then let me tell you - this is it. The quality of the Corkscrew Inn stands out in my mind as one of the reasons I enjoyed my trip to Vancouver so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vintage corkscrews everywhere, private wine museum, dozens of stained glass windows, antiques and curios: you might not want to tear yourself away to explore the beaches, parks, shops and restaurants only steps away. We love this historic and eclectic part of Vancouver and wouldn’t live anywhere else. ... more less