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Vintage corkscrews everywhere, private wine museum, dozens of stained glass windows, antiques and curios: you might not want to tear yourself away to explore the beaches, parks, shops and restaurants only steps away. We love this historic and eclectic part of Vancouver and wouldn’t live anywhere else.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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We stayed at the The Corkscrew Inn for 3 nights. The house has been nicely renovated and has lovely stained glass. We were met by the owner who was friendly and enthusiastic about his corkscrews and museum. Our room was clean and had a nice balcony. The manager was not there
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Response from corkscrewinn, Owner at Corkscrew Inn
Responded Aug. 6, 2018
The owner, as acting innkeeper when your group checked in, acknowledges that he was remiss in not giving your group a thorough enough check-in orientation (which would have included the television/cable box set-up), and not clearly communicating the policies that usually work so well to ensure the contentment of all our guests. We are sorry that the mixed messages led to your disgruntlement, and we will do better. Mixed messages go both ways. For the morning of your early departure, our manager prepared our continental breakfast option, without bread for toast, having been assured by someone in your group that cereal, fruit and yoghurt were sufficient. (Cereal jars are clearly labelled and replenished frequently, sometimes daily in the high season.) The policies you characterize as “unreasonable rules” are in place for the comfort and security of our guests. As our website mentions, our heritage house is not noise proof. Our solution, at the suggestion of several guests, is to request that street shoes not be worn in the house. That’s why we provide souvenir slippers. Peace and quiet at night are the ideal not only for those staying with us, but also for our neighbours who may be bothered when conversations are happening on our front or back veranda late on warm summer evenings. As you wrote, you were on vacation and not thinking about the time. Understandable! But we have to be conscious of sound levels, so requests to lower voices are sometimes necessary. Post-It notes are not common practice. Our kitchen door is clearly marked “Private” because health regulations prohibit outsiders having access to our breakfast groceries and food preparation utensils. Because the kitchen was interfered with during your party’s stay, our manager posted a note on the door to reinforce that the kitchen is off limits to guests
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This is a lovely inn. Beautifully renovated with stained glass windows made by the owner's wife. The owner checked us in and was very friendly. He said we could wear our soft soled shoes. The next day the innkeeper, Karen, returned. She was unfriendly at best. Never greeted us
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Response from corkscrewinn, Owner at Corkscrew Inn
Responded Aug. 3, 2018
Thank you for your very complimentary description of our Inn, and your helpful room tip. Our policies concerning street shoes and noise at night evolved over time as guests complained about being disturbed by other guests. Following your party’s stay and reviews, we will work harder on enhancing communication in an effort to ensure the comfort and serenity of everyone involved.
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I spent 9 nights at The Corkscrew Inn and loved it. It’s location is just perfect as is the Inn itself, I felt very at home and safe (I travelled alone). Karen is a wonderful host, she has thought of everything and the breakfasts are spot on. Would definitely stay here again.
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Response from corkscrewinn, Owner at Corkscrew Inn
Responded Jul. 19, 2018
We love that you loved it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
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Room was lovely (French Room), with a little balcony. The house is designed and decorated beautifully. Breakfasts were excellent and the owner and manager are terrific and very helpful. On a quiet street but near the 4th Ave. restaurants and shops. And close to other
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Response from corkscrewinn, Owner at Corkscrew Inn
Responded Jul. 19, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Inn. Let's hope the weather is as perfect for next year's Folk Fest!
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Stunning attention to every detail. Karen is the consummate host, never invasive yet still always available and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about local interests, transport, facilities.... everything really! Her breakfasts were outstanding! We’ considering moving in
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A marvelous WC image
Functional phone. Lovely.
Love the bathroom decor
Exquisite tiling and fawcetts, great water pressure and temperature
Beautiful stained glass windows
"Home from home and the only place we book coming to Vancouver"
"Just look at the pictures and descriptions on the web. They are accurate"
"The upstairs rooms on the back side have a small balcony which is nice."
"The Edwardian room is on the 1st floor and right next to the dining room with easy access to tea and cookies and breakfast!"
"rooms on the back are cooler in summer, not a lot of traffic and a residential area so not a lot of noise on front either."
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