Travel Blogs from Whistler
Today bought a mixed bag of activities. We drove to Whistler about 1 1/2 hours north of Vancouver for a day trip. The road north is called the Sea to Sky highway and provides plenty of picturesque scenery. With photo stops we arrived about 11 and was a little overwhelmed by this mountainous ski village. It was like Thredbo on steroids. Morning tea was a loaf of blueberry and hazelnut sourdough bread which we had picked up at the Granville makets the ...
... through the mist. One mountain looked like Julia Gillard side profile the pointy stuck up nose both of us had a laugh. No Orca's or any form of animal life to be seen in the water as we travelled across the water to Horseshoe Bay. The trip took about two hours. As you approach the dock you get a PA warning to go to your cars for disembarking. Boy do people move quick and disembarking is quick too.
Jill had a memory block but ...
... erwartet, sobald ich alleine unterwegs bin, sowie die tollen Maenner, die in jedem Hostel lauern.
Alleine ist nicht einsam, das wurde mir erneut bewiesen.
After catching the bus and arriving in Whistler at 11pm, I went straight to my dorm.
I choose the HI Hostel Whistler, because the reviews have been amazing, with people telling that this hostel is the cleanest, nicest place they ever stayed.
It is ...
... every photo to her in his photo book mum made for him. We walked to the upper village and stopped in at Milestones grill for a drink. Very nice 9 oz glasses of wine and for about 1/2 the price you would pay in Perth, and we are in a tourist resort.
We then walked to the four seasons and the best restuarant in town being "Sidecut" at the Four Seasons resort. We were seated next to the window and had the menus explained to us. WOW baisically ...
... about the Level 2 exam, because only two people I knew who had trained together with me with Pro Ride had taken the exam so far. One of them had passed, he's a way better rider than me though and even he said he barely past... The other guy failed, so I really didn't know if I would be able to pass this exam. The extra week of training was really helpful though, it was a nice refresher for what I had done almost two months ago now. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Adara Hotel Whistler
We stayed for two nights and would definitely recommend it. Great place. It's really nice to see something different from the usual chintzy corporate ski lodge, and the staff made us feel very special, as if we were the only ones there (we weren't). Plenty of nice little touches like leaving tomorrow's weather forecast when they turn the beds down. We argued about whether to listen to the soothing sounds dream machine ('hmm... rainforest' or 'ocean surf'?) or plug our ipod into the stereo. Don't have an ipod - no prob, borrow a fully-loaded one from reception. Ditto laptops - available from reception, nice touch, although the wifi isn't free. Only downside, no bar service at the poolside, but the waitresses at the greek restaurant next door are happy to serve drinks across the fence! Very central, good for the summer as it's walking distance to the working gondola.
Ups and downs of the Adara:
Pros: Great location in Whistler village; comfy king-sized bed with down comforter and fluffy pillows; funky holographic fireplace for ambience; great lighting in the washroom; fantastic, friendly bell-staff; iHome bedside radio plays my iPod tunes!
Cons: Not easy to find - not well marked; dark colors throughout the hotel and room seem drab; uncomfortable furniture for relaxing when not on the bed; no restaurant on site; open shower tends to spray water out to the washroom floor; low-water toilet easily clogged; late-night, noisy Greek restaurant adjacent to hotel; it seemed the bell staff had to serve double-duty as house-keeping.
Overall, I probably would not stay here again.
Loved the Adara
We stayed at the Adara for three nights with our kids ages 3 and 6. We had a great time, the staff were friendly and professional, the pool was great and the rooms were excellant, great beds and great quality sheets. The only thing that could have made it better would be a restaurant/bar on the property, although the hotel is a short step away from many restuarants and shops!
Having stayed in Whislter several times previously and always experienced the typical Canadian lodge type of accommodation I must admit this boutique hotel offers a funky alternative. you will either love it or hate it ! We thought it very European, something you would get in Barcelona or Milan. It has been done very well, and is really well equipped.
Trendy, high spec rooms, great location - but a bit too noisy
Great location, once you find it (there isn't a sign). Cool decor that was brand new, although not sure how the white fluffy rug chairs will age... Love the beds, the linen and the toiletries.
I had an accident on the slopes and was bed ridden for a 2 of our 3 day stay. The staff were great and kept me stocked with fresh ice packs and sympathy.
The only downside is the late night disco noise until 3.30am. Best to wear yourself out so much that you don't notice. Plenty of guests must notice as beside your bed are provided ear plugs and white noise machines.
On the whole, pretty great place to stay - especially for deep sleepers.
Wonderful , Boutique Hotel.
Arrived at the Adera , located right in the heart of the village. Super frindly staff, who go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. Very trendy decor. Our room has a fabulous king size bed, with all the amenities one would expect. Apparently in the summer the pool will be open. I look forward to my return!
Fabulous new boutique hotel
Visited the hotel for the first time last month and was totally impressed. The Service was top notch, the new decore lovely and comfortable. And what a perfect location.
Adored The Adara!
I had the opportunity to stay at the very new Adara Hotel. What a great place. The decor is absolutley beautiful and so well executed. While making wood a central theme they have managed to present it in a most modern and tasteful way. It has the wonderful quite and elegant feel that you would expect from a smaller "boutique" hotel property but with a "sensational" edge!
The rooms are so very well equipped and are simply elegant and homey at the same time....you must see the glass shower dividers...incredible!!
The staff also could not have been more helpful and pleasant...it was obvious that they were very proud of their new property. it is a winner from the word...GO!!!
It will be my hotel of choice from this point on.
Adara Hotel in Whistler, BC.
Close to the village, very cool interior. Smart touches in the room such as a bodum coffee maker. staff were great - now the only place I'll stay in Whistler.