Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
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Very nice indeed!
We spent three nights here at the end of May 06. The Exec. Suite suited us perfectly and the staff were very helpful both before we arrived and during our stay. The rooms were clean and the apartments really did have everything you could want or need including one of those logs for the fireplace which since it was chilly our first night there, we lit it and sat back, had a nice dinner and watched the tv!
Location is good, within walking distance of a number of attractions. The flowers and plants in the neighborhood were delightful and the tree lined streets around very nice.
Unfortunately we won't be coming back to Vancouver as we did not have a good time in the city itself, but I would highly recommend this hotel to those that do visit. Definitely home away from home and very charming.
Great place, perfect location
Recently stayed for 2 weeks at the Rosellen. As we are emigrating to Canada the trip was busy with interviews etc. The Rosellen was PERFECT. Being able to come "home" and cook dinner, entertain friends and do the laundry made it much more homely than being cooped up in a hotel room.
Rosellen would be ideal for families and anyone seeking home comfort. The location is amazing - 2 blocks from Denman (very cosmopolitan, busy street with grocery store, drug store, dozens of restaurants of all national cuisines), the beach at English Bay and literally steps from the fabulous Stanley Park. You can walk into downtown Vancouver in 10-15 minutes or catch a bus.
Staff went out of their way to be helpful, rooms are serviced twice weekly. Our suite was an executive double - nicely furnished, cable TV, fully stocked kitchen. Couldn't have been better. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel.
We left our hearts at this hotel!
Now when I say excellent, I do not mean it was a 4-star type. But it was exactly right for our family of four kids ages 3 to 13 and our desire to feel as local as possible for a week-long visit in Vancouver. Stanley Park is unbelievable and half-a-block away. This is a homey, college-town feeling place, with a frugal european vibe. The kitchen had just enough equpiment to cook (great natural foods grocery on Robson), and lots of convenient and easy restaurant food nearby (falafel, gelato, pizza). It was clean and funky. Wish we were there now!
Short trip to vancouver.. good choice of accommodation..
We stayed in the Penthouse (aka Katherine Hepburn Suite) which was very very spacious and well equipped. The terrace has fantastic views of Stanley Park and the mountains. The jacuzzi is fab.. although when we stayed that end of the apartment was a bit damp: turns out the previous occupants had flooded the bathroom (and caused damage downstairs!)
The apartments are very close to Stanley Park, Robson St., English Bay etc. meant we could stroll anywhere we wanted to get to in the city (including Granville Island, Downtown, Gastown, the Harbour) in a short time..
Yes, it's expensive (CAD 399 per night plus taxes) but we felt it was worth it and would stay there again if we happen to be in Vancouver!
Loved the hotel, great location...
My husband, daughter and I stayed at Rosellen for 3 days in July of 2004. The front desk help was wonderful and answered all of our questions and helped us in any way they could. Our unit was comfortable and clean. As for no air conditioning, we found that the temperatures were moderate and did not miss the air conditioning. All in all a great stay, would stay there again. Close to the beach, shops and fantastic restaurants.
College housing ......
Convenient location near Stanley Park; located in a residential area, which means a lot of good restaurants within walking distance. Small underground parking garage was a tight squeeze for a mid-size car. They specialize in longer-term rentals (such as weekly) and there is a minimum night stay requirement. Full kitchen is included; maid service apparently is not. The on-line pictures show a rather modern looking apartment, but the unit in which we stayed was old, carpeting was old and looked like basic college housing. Good setup for a family (we had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom). They kindly accomodated our checkout request, which was much appreciated.
Great location, unit needs repair
I stayed with a friend in a 2 bedroom suite in mid September. The location is great - a few steps to Stanley Park and a couple blocks to the West End. The unit was large and I enjoyed the wood floors. The kitchen was fully stocked and functional.
However, our ceiling leaked every time it rained a bit and it was quite noisy. The living room chairs had little cushion left. My matress was old and worn - I could feel metal poking through. The sheets were low quality polyester and the blankets were very low quality - not what I expect in this price range. This place could be great with a bit of attention.
We stayed in a two bedroom apt. The rooms were spacious and the layout was much larger than most two bedroom suites in a hotel, however the elevator was slow and at times did not work. Also the apts are not air conditioned and unfortunately we were there mid August when the temperature was high seventies.The location is great for Stanley Park and the staff are very friendly.
Good Location and Value
Basically an apartment building in a decent neighbourhood of low-rise apartment buildings. Our two-BR suite had one cramped room, but was otherwise spacious. They gave us a ground floor unit (hot, noisy, no privacy) but upon complaining they eventually moved us upstairs, where it was so quiet (for a big city) it was surreal. The only sound was that of the bottle scavengers. No view, but handy for Stanley Park, the Beach and Denman Street restaurants. Catch the Bus on Denman for downtown. On-site parking is available. BYO condiments if cooking.
Like living in Vancouver
Stayed at the Rosellen in May 2003. It's an old apartment building being rented as hotel suites; appeared that some people stay there for the long term, though three night rentals are available. One of the two units we rented was very nice, recently remodeled; the other was a little on the overworn side, over-ready for a freshening. The office is staffed only a few hours a day; the place is unbelievably quiet. And the location is a dream! Quiet street in a residential area less than a block from Stanley Park. It's an easy trek all over that area of Vancouver. The space and ameneties are great, but a full-service hotel it isn't. The location is wonderful if you like quiet and a nice walk to attractions, but definitely not in the middle of wild night life.
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