Travel Blogs from Whistler
By the end of 2013 I, Michael, had managed to get 8 days up on the mountain, not a great amount but I only got my ski pass on the 11/12/13 plus as we are here for the whole season I have been picky (or spoilt or lazy) about the days I go up the mountain!
So this post is called welcome to 2014 but it includes pictures from the last few days of 2013 but I decided not to do two separate posts.
Jenny and I ...
... especially some of the scenes with his brother who has Down Syndrome but ultimately it left my sad yet inspired. After the film, the director, Lucy Walker, took part in a Q&A session. It was really cool to sit there and see the director of a film which has just really impressed me, especially as it was FREE and the director is from London!
Love is… Jenny has a new appreciation as to what love is. Love is when you get off the bus @ 2150 ...
... earlier this year was the last surviving member of the team to climb Everest in 1953. The presentation was really good and one of the really interesting facts he brought to my attention was that the news of the successful climb reached England the day before Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. What an amazing time that must have been, the pageantry and pomp of a Royal Coronation coupled with the news that a British expedition had "conquered" the highest peak in the ...
... Director or driver what the correct name of a road-side flower is and they'll tell you, without cracking a smile, that its Latin name is Sideroadia?! It takes you a few seconds before the whole bus cracks up! Gotta love these Canadians! In fact, they are so laid back and friendly like Aussies that you really don't feel as though you're overseas? There's nothing very 'foreign' about these Canadians. They're just like Aussies with a funny accent. They ...
... airport", "God this is an awful place" on infinite loop.
Nice lady at Alaskan Air sorted us out with our check-in then it was one final "ugh" through security - off with the shoes, through the "nice knickers" full body scan - and to the gate. Experienced our first peek-a-boo door jamb in the ladies loos here.
OMG, the gate staff of Alaska Air.. every two seconds they were on the loud speaker talking about passports and who could ...
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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.