Pan Pacific Vancouver
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Day 27 (Friday): Determined to see Butchart Gardens before going back to Vancouver so we had an early brekkie and took a cab out there ($52 xw). $32 each to get in but worth every penny. I have never been much for gardens but this one was special (see review). Got back in time for 1.45 return bus / ferry (we brought forward from 3.45). Hotel was …
Vancouver now seems like a lifetime ago. We've spent the last three days sinking our teeth into all Whistler-Blackcomb has to offer. While the snow levels (less than 2 metres) have been low for this time of year, we've had a ridiculous amount of sun and balmy temperatures (up to 10 degrees on the mountain) which has made for awesome, non-stop days …
... how to use iPads and telling them that they're all expected to tweet once a week! Throughout the week before, I looked like such a techie while I was setting up their iPads... maybe I should reconsider my career path.
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... green... like really green!
* People will say anything to you at any time! A random passerby will just comment on whatever is happening to you or around you
* Buses are like every 10 minutes - which answers the no timetable question. I have a bus stop directly outside my window and I timed the No 5 bus :) Oh and they are not regular size buses.. well they probably are but they don't have a lot of seats
* There are a lot of homeless.. ...
... the turning point when we move from talking about our personal histories and stories to creating new memories that we all share. Vita & Harvey have read an article in the Jerusalem Post about a man who was fasting and who took a walk with his dog and feinted for two days. His dog stayed with him the entire time and when he woke up and managed to walk a little bit toward a path before feinting again, the dog tried to attract the attention of some walkers in the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPan Pacific Vancouver
Great hotel right on the cruise ship terminal. Unusual lobby (1st floor). Rooms very comfortable with a zillion pillows and plenty of room. Wi-Fi ($5 a day) and mini-bar (no space for our stuff!). Dining area was fine with a great view / music. Price at the higher end but enjoyable. No liquor store or pharmacy nearby so stock up before you get here! Bell-Hop takes your luggage to boat so well suited to cruising albeit pricey ($300+). Very nice.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pan Pacific Vancouver
Be careful if you stay here
Nice enough hotel to look at. Very picturesque. However, when we arrived, the hotel staff did not have the room we reserved. They managed to find us a room that was the same class that we reserved, but we would have been better off sleeping in the car. The room next to us was used as a banquet room, and the hotel evidently rented it out to the passengers who returned from a cruise. At 1:30 a.m., I thought there was a live band in my room the noise was so loud. Numerous calls to the front desk had little effect on breaking up the party which lasted until 4:00. They offered no compensation for our loss of sleep. If you stay here, make sure you don't stay near one of the pary rooms.
I stayed here for 3 nights during an off season and got a really good deal $130/night. Parking is very expensive as they do not own a parking lot. The view from my room was beautiful, the harbor, stanley park, and the mountains. The room was very nice however, I do agree there was a bit of mold in the bathroom shower. It was very quiet. The staff was friendly and professional. It was very close to the sky train and downtown. I would definitely stay here again.
If you can afford it stay here
This place is pricey to stay in but........if you can afford it I'd highly recommend it. The rooms with the harbour views are superb. Very clean, no problems whatsoever.
Stayed here the first weekend of April 2004.
There is no way this is a 5 star hotel. Paid over $250 US for a partial harbor view, but the noise of the sea planes was very annoying.
They tried charging me for drinks from the bar saying someone charged them to my room but it was before I had even checked into the hotel!!!
The room was on the small side, but the bed was very comfortable.
I expected there to be seperate bath and shower but that was not the case.
Had to wait over 10 minutes for my car to be bought by valet each time even when I had called ahead.
Extremley slow service at the front desk.
I wouldn't stay here again unless I could get the room for half the price I paid (which was $250 US before taxes).
I expected a 5 star hotel to be as clean as my home. The bath had nice italian tile but there was mold around the tub and on the grout. I was expecting it to be spotless with a 5 star rating.The room we had was a waterfront view. We asked the concierge suggestions of things to do in Vancouver and they said dinner and i-max which is in the hotel. We thought there would be more suggestions of activities than what was just in the hotel. Wasn't sure if they really were interested in helping. Food was average but nothing great. Would not stay there again was expecting more for a 5 star hotel. Note: this has a convention center in it so it was busy with convention going on.
Somewhere between average & above average would be my rating of this Pan Pacific. The service was peculiar. Rooms were not made up until after noon, and turn down service didn't occur until after 9 p.m. The rooms are small, but lovely & well appointted, although bathroom showed some wear. There is no real lobby, no chairs anywhere to sit in while waiting for someone. One soda machine in the entire hotel proper. (cans $2.50 CA) Large, unchilled bottles of water in the room are $6 Canadian! When you're paying top dollar, you don't also want to feel nickled and dimed at every turn. We had a problem with our room safe, not once, but twice, after the first safe had been replaced! This could probably happen anywhere, and the staff did attend to it quickly and with a gracious apology in the first instance. While very nice, and in a great location, it simply isn't a 5 star hotlel, as rated by some. 3 1/2 stars at best.
Great Canadian Hospitality with Spectacular Views!!
We stayed at this superb hotel in July 2002 for 5 days after we had stayed at their brilliant sister hotel in Whistler.The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful.Our room was very very smart and had the most fantastic views of the harbour and Stanley Park. Ask for a high floor for the best views! Breakfast is excellent - we decided however to have our evening meals out and sample some of Vancouver's superb restaurants. If you like Indian food then V.J.s is a must - do not be put off by the lousy cold tea they give you when you arrive! Villa del Lupo is also an absolute must if you like really good Italian food - quite expensive but worth every penny! Vancouver is a great city and we would go back there tomorrow - friendly - safe - and too much to do and see in 5 days!
Stayed here pre Alaska cruise and loved it! Beautiful room with a great view and the most comfortable bed I ever slept in. They transfered the luggage to the ship which was a great convenience.
What an absolutely superb hotel. We had a Harbour view room Stunning view Good size room and spotless in every respect. Friendly staff particuarly Concierge whom we found very helpful organising our trips To Whistler and also the Whale watching trip to Victoria by float plane and then by boat where we saw 40 Orca Whales Last but not least a Great Breakfast.
Stayed there twice and was well impressed. Keep up the good work.