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Hotel Europe

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43 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E9, Canada
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Hotel Europe

Hotel Europe is a nice bit of quirky architecture built in 1908. It is reminiscent of the Flatiron... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
United Kingdom
Iconic Building!

This building has always been the landmark site to come and see in the Gastown area. I remember... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Once billed as the best hotel in the city, this 1908 flatiron building is one of the world's best examples of this style of triangular architecture. Now used for government-subsidized housing and not open to the public, the hotel still has its original Italian tile work and lead-glass windows. The glass tiles in the sidewalk on Alexander Street once provided light for an underground saloon.
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43 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E9, Canada
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Hotel Europe is a nice bit of quirky architecture built in 1908. It is reminiscent of the Flatiron building in New York city. It is now a residential building in historic Gastown.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This building has always been the landmark site to come and see in the Gastown area. I remember coming here over 25 years ago, as it's an iconic structure where many locals and tourists come for a 'selfie"!

Thank sashakeena
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This flatiron-style 6-story building stands out in Gastown's Maple Tree Square because of its unusual architecture for the area. The brick-faced structure went up in 1908-09 as the first reinforced-concrete building in Vancouver and borrowed some elements from New York City's famous flatiron building, which...More

2  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Designed in a flatiron style the triangular shaped building is no longer a hotel but has been converted into residential accommodation. Nevertheless it is an iconic building within the Gastown district, being the first reinforced concrete structure to be built in Canada.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Quite surprisingly, from other Canadian cities I have been to, Vancouver is quite blessed with a diversity of varied architectural gems, this being one of the more memorable ones. I suppose I would be sounding rather parrot fashion if I was to say like nearly...More

2  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This has to be the one of the most photographed buildings in Gastown Vancouver. I adore its majestic presence.

2  Thank W U
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Hotel Europe is the Flatiron building of Vancouver Gastown. It was built in the years 1908 and 1909 by Parr and Fee architects and converted to Affordable Housing in 1983. It is a quite iconic building close to Gassy Jack in Gastown.

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This building is a true beauty, it would be great if the city of Vancouver used it for something other than low cost housing. It sits at the end of gas town and should be the show place of the entire area. Extreamly pore planning...More

2  Thank Copl12
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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