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“Great, homey atmosphere in the heart of Vancouver” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nelson House B & B

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Nelson House B & B
Ranked #8 of 49 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richland, WA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great, homey atmosphere in the heart of Vancouver”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

What a great option to have in Vancouver! The location couldn't be any better... it's easy walking distance to pretty much all of downtown. The old house is cozy and is set in a quiet, comfortable neighborhood only a few blocks off the bustle and amenities of Davie, Robson, and Denman Streets. Stanley Park and the ferry to Granville Island are just a little further. The room (we had the top-floor suite) was simply appointed and comfortable with natural light from all four sides. Guests taller than 6 feet will have a tough time in the suite as the ceiling is low in all the wings (kitchen, bed area, part of the bathroom). There is no shower, but after one use of the single-person jacuzzi tub and tin of epsom salts we decided that this was a good thing. Besides, you could always use the common shower shared by two of the other rooms if you really wanted. We never even noticed the other guests or anyone on the street during our stay except the muffled sound of garbage trucks one morning... hey, it's the city. The TV is tiny, but you're not coming to Vancouver to watch TV, right? We slept very well, usually roused late by the smell of breakfast. The breakfast was perfectly simple: some fresh fruit, juices, coffee/tea, yogurt, granola, little pastries, and a well-prepared hot item. Oh, and conversation good enough to make you get a later start than you thought you would.

The staff and proprietors weren't around much, so don't put off asking them for anything you need because you may not get another chance. Their advice is good, too... we spent an entire day doing mostly what one of them told us and had a fantastic time. Overall, it's a simple, welcoming place that gives the impression of staying at a friend's house. Just right.

Room Tip: Tall folks (>6 foot) may want to avoid the "Shangri La" suite due to low ceilings, but...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

We would wholeheartedly recommend Nelson House B&B. Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff, Kait and Ingrid, helped us get our bearings for a very enjoyable visit to Vancouver. Owner David is a most gracious host and, again, very welcoming and helpful to the itinerant guest.
Other reviews say it all – a memorable place to stay. We were in the Shangri-La suite and enjoyed the comfort, space, everything about the place really.
The varied breakfasts, both in menus and guests, were eclectic and always an inspiring start to the day. We would love to come back to Nelson House if chance allows. Barnaby and Karen.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aotearoa155019
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Just spent a week in Vancouver staying at Nelson House B & B and honestly cannot fault this place. I stayed in the Sailors Room which was super comfortable. Ingrid, Kait and David went out of their way to make me feel welcomed and their knowledge of Vancouver helped me plan out my days. Each morning you are served an amazing breakfast with the menu changing each day. The B & B itself sits in a beautiful, quiet, tree lined street with the shops of Robson Street a 5min walk one way and the restaurants, bars and nightlife of Davie street a 5min walk in the other direction....you could not get a better location!! I HIGHLY recomend Nelson House B & B to any travellers.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Simon C
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Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

The location is perfect: a safe, quiet, residential street, a couple of blocks from all the West End restaurants and activity and sunsets at English Bay. Public transportation is close by and taxi service, when needed, was less than 5 minutes away. Breakfast with guests from all over the world were yummy and great fun.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maria f
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Black Creek, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

My husband, teenage son, and I spent Easter weekend this year at the Nelson House B&B and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Shangri-La Suite suited us perfectly, and I was completely delighted with the decor, particularly the light-up palm trees in the mirror in the beautiful bathroom!

One of the most memorable aspects of our stay were the delicious breakfasts that were provided every morning, made to everyone's specifications. Even the celiac in our party was happy with the gluten-free offerings the hosts were happy to provide. Also of note was the willingness of the staff to accommodate people who suffer from chemical sensitivities (MCS) by reducing or eliminating cleaning products which might be problematic, as well as providing an excellent air purifier. The opening windows overlook beautiful gardens and let in the fresh sea breezes. You'd never know that you were in the middle of the heart of Vancouver, yet there you are, just a few blocks from everything.

We're looking forward to finding a reason to visit Vancouver again, now that we know that our health and dietary needs can be accommodated in such a beautiful, relaxing location. The Nelson House was, for us, truly a home away from home! Next time we need a place to stay in Vancouver, we will look no farther than the Nelson House Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tunetigress
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Additional Information about Nelson House B & B

Property: Nelson House B & B
Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,974 - ₹ 10,598
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character, comfort and convenience in Vancouver's downtown, West End. A three-story, century old home operating as a bed and breakfast since 1990. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver

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