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... that shock me, or perhaps change my perspective on life, but all in all travelling is what makes me feel alive. We travel to learn and to endeavour into the unknown. And I find it hard to fathom how if I had made the decision to stay at home, how I would feel that same sense of being 'truly alive' that I feel when I travel and immerse myself in another place.
We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.
... when I was walking I found Alta Lake park. This park is hidden at the back of the lake trail where I hadn't been before and randomly had to turn off into this path through trees. Found some old beaten up cars, wind chimes, big chairs which make you feel 2 again (remember that struggle to get onto a chair?) and poems around the place. A few little updates for me to throw in there. Dominos closed for 10days for renovations and now the place looks 100 times better. I have ...
After a beautiful day in Stanley park yesterday walking and having a picnic (all be it with Murray's 'Bear' jokes) we were ready to take on another mountain! This time Whistler mountain. We took the 'Epic bus' the 2 hour or so journey to Whistler. We started with a walk around the village. It was like a little holiday village and we tried to picture it in the winter when it would be buzzing with skiers and snow boarders. This time ...
... said he was very impressed with my pain threshold! By 10am, we were leaving the hospital, complete with a new purple cast (or pot for us northerners) and minus almost $700. I’m glad Michael was with me, as after the painkillers I had been given earlier, my brain switched off! I didn’t take in everything the doctors were telling me, so good job I had someone there to look after me! We headed to the pharmacy to pick up some more hardcore
The idea of going outside at all at -20 seems crazy let alone spending hours outdoors skiing down a mountain! If this were in England we wouldn’t dare venture out for fear of sudden death yet here in Canada it’s just another day. Talking to a couple from Toronto and to them they considered the weather warm! It is amazing how quickly we have both adjusted to the weather and assimilated.
Wednesday 5th Feb and Jenny ...
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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.