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Today was a big day of walking around, seeing the sights of Vancouver.
We started out visiting Granville Island which is renowned as the food destination for this incredible city. If you were a local know doubt you would place this destination high on your shopping list. To get there you pass over a river where very quaint houses have been built on pontoons and are part of river living.
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... Marions husband Rick, two daughters, son and partners. We also met Mums other cousin Tony and his wife, son and his partner. Marion put on an amazing spread for dinner as we all chatted, laughed, shared stories of our home countries and drank some good beer and wine. Pretty soon we needed to head off as the time had flown and gotten away from us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and night and felt it was very special to have met mums dad and ...
... our group proceed Down the road to voyager bistro for dinner,which is salad, pumpkin soup,main course is venison and salmon with Vegas,,and mousse for desert Walked back to hotel..concert just outside out room till 9pm Packed and retired at 10pm Sept 1sunday Sun Peaks to Banff Leave bag outside @ 6.30 and breakfast Depart 7.30 starting views of the grandeur of the Rockies Travel through western British Columbia and into Alberta Stopped for convenience at Craigellachia (got a ...
Saturday 3rd August - North to Alaska
Left motel and travelled to catch the ship – 'Princess Diamond' for cruise.
We were on board by lunchtime after checking luggage, passing through customs etc. We had nice balcony rooms on the port side up near the bow. We went for lunch – good food with good selection.
Left port at Vancouver just before 5pm and sailed out under the Lion’s Gate bridge ...
I've been driving for over nine years now, but never have I sat behind the wheel of a one-tonne, left-hand-drive truck and driven it on the right side of the road. Until now. Fortunately I had another counsellor, Rebecca, to advise me on when I was about to ignore a stop sign or driving too close to the other side of the road. Although she wasn’t quite quick enough to advise me about the curb that came out of nowhere and hit my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Granville Island Hotel Vancouver
One of the highlights of our driving trip to British Columbia was our two night stay at the Granville Island Hotel. There are so many wonderful features to this delightful hotel that it will be difficult to name them all, but I'll try....
This small hotel was perfect for our family vacation day in Vancouver - close to downtown without the excessive hectic pace. The staff was exceptionally accommodating and friendly, restaurant (and on-site brewery) excellent, rooms clean and comfortable (though not large), free high-speed access, and good security. Easy walk to art studios, theatres, marketplace akin to Seattle's Pike Place, water and city views, free kiddies waterpark, craft shops, and various gift stores. Easy drive to Gastown (catch the gas clock on the hour for full effect, recommend after business hours) and Stanley Park (too many good things to mention in this small a review space).
Best Place in BC
Just returned from Vancouver with a three night stay at the Granville Island Hotel. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Right in the center of everything. When we checked in the room they gave us had an all tile floor. It just looked funny. I called and asked to be moved. They said they couldn't move us until the second night because the hotel was booked. The next morning the bellmen where there to move us to a much nicer room. The hotel is a short walk to the market where we had a wonderful lunch with incredible desserts. Another nice restaurant is The Sandbar. Beautiful view of False River. I would stay there again.
Excellent Location for Fun
This hotel brews great beer. REALLY! We stayed on the second floor where all of the brewing vessels are on display in the atrium. There is so much to do and see on this little island that the Granville Island Hotel is a really great choice for a home base on your stay in Vancouver. My wife loved taking the Aquabus to downtown.
Granville Great little place
I've just returned from a very pleasant stay at the Granville Island Hotel. The location is great and using the little ferries that go across False Creek you are within easy reach of many places. Granville Island is in itself a very interesting place. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and well kept, but it is really the view across False Creek that makes the experience. Also the staff was very friendly, and helpful and the restaurant provided good quality food.
Great spot in the harbor with brewery on site. Rooms are spacious, clean and good views. Friendly and helpful staff. Fun to wander Granville Island shops and galleries. If you like gardens go to the botanical gardens at University of BC.
Great place to stay
This was my very first time in Vancouver, and GRANVILLE ISLAND HOTEL was the best place to stay. If your planning on going for New Years, its perfect. Great view of the fireworks, the island is packed with fun things to do,and it close to the mainland. Very friendly staff and very perfessional
We spent a weekend in Feb 2003 at the Granville Island Hotel and we really enjoyed the location and service. On the weekends, not much seemed to be open downtown (except Robson Street and Yaletown) so we found the Granville location ideal - since the island shops are open 7 days a week. We arrived early, at 1:00 pm on Friday and requested a room with a view. Since only one without a view was ready at that time, they stowed our baggage while we enjoyed a really nice lunch in the hotel restaurant. Very friendly and helpful service throughout the hotel. The room was a little smaller than I had imagined, but included everything we needed for an enjoyable stay, including a small outdoor balcony to view the city and water. The large jacuzzi was right down the hall, and it was very soothing. Granville Island has an amazing selection of restaurants and shops, including the overwhelming and fun public market, where we had breakfast both days (the crepes were great!). There are so many unique craft shops in the market and throughout the island. We loved the Sand Bar restaurant so much that we went back a second time for Sunday brunch. We believe we had the best seats- outside, on the roof in huge comfy armchairs, right under the bridge. It was a chilly weekend, but they had outdoor heaters and thick blankets to keep us toasty. Excellent oysters and seafood!The Aquabus is an adorable little Tuggy the Tugboat that smoothly takes you to any one of several points downtown in a matter of minutes - the pickup point is right by the public market. I recommend Yaletown for its chic warehouse shops (expensive but fascinating!). We enjoyed this district more than Robson Street, which has your standard Gap and Starbucks. Gastown was a disappointment. Maybe there is more life on the weekdays. Anyway, Granville island is a fantastic base for exploring Vancouver. I just wish we had more time! Enjoy!
Loved the service!
My husband and I stayed at the Granville Island Hotel in September of 2002. This was our second visit. The service was superior, and upon asking where one might go for a great meal on Granville Island, "The SandBar" was suggested. Reservations were made for us and we were even given a lovely appetizer after ordering our drinks, compliments of the Granville Island Hotel. Nice Touch!!
The rooms are beautiful, and the veiw of the bay was as well. Even after we had checked out, but still had some shopping to do before we left for the airport, the staff kindly stored our luggage and articles that we purchased untill we were ready to leave. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay close to the Market!
What a view!
Just got back from Vancouver, where we stayed in the Granville Island Hotel. We booked a room with a view, looking out across False Creek, and it was wonderful. The hotel staff were pleasant without going overboard and the room itself was very nice. The food and drink in the hotel were very good indeed, but the highlight is the location. The market is really interesting and there are lots of small craft shops and galleries in which to browse. Good value eating at the Keg steakhouse too. Small aquabusse take passengers across False Creek and there are links via the Skytrain to Gastown, etc. The trolley buses also stop at the entrance to the island, so transportation is easy and not tied to car travel.