Stayed here for a night after a ski vacation at Whistler, and the hotel was a perfect way to relax and unwind before flying home. The room was great and bed extremely comfortable. Also, the location was great for exploring downtown Vancouver.
Would definitely return.
Perfectly located for a stay in Vancouver, and the spa alone is worth the travel - an absolute must for those up for Ayurvedic treatments.
The style is old-world, which is a little counter to Vancouver's new steel and glass facade, but for those
looking for super service and comfort Downtown, it doesn't get much better. (Get a Grizzly Bear in the hotel bar - sure to warm you up if you go in the rain, like us.)
Our room and bathroom were a little small-ish for the cost, (but we're Americans - for Europeans it would be downright spacious) and we were there on a special, off-peak, so it's a pretty penny no matter how you slice it. But, all in all, it was a very happy home away from home for us, and would be for any of you who prefer Vivaldi to Electronica.
This hotel was perfect, minus two major flaws. If you are in a conjoining room, be prepared to hear everything your neighbor says and does with perfect clarity. Bring your sleeping pills and earplugs. Then, if you like to be on the internet in
your room, be prepared to pay a ridiculous rate, it is not free. You will be gouged as well if you snack from the honor bar or order room service. I could have had gone out twice to a really nice restaurant for what I paid in one room service charge, thus the "average" rating on the value scale. Other than that it is a very beautiful and comfortable hotel.