After a weekend of leisure, I was reluctant to move from the Hampton Inn where I had a massive room and was very comfortable. But as all my colleagues were staying at L'Hermitage, I had to move. So I was pleasantly surprised when the reception agent informed me I had been upgraded to a suite.
And for the 2nd time in 3 days my jaw dropped. Another hotel, and another suite larger than my flat at home! There was a lounge area, with 2 large armchairs and a sofa, plus a faux fire place. There was a sizeable dining table, and an adjacent kitchen, with a 4 hob cooker, a microwave, dishwasher and possibly the largest refridgerator I have ever seen. The bed room was also large, with an exit on a balcony, and with a massive walk in wardrobe. Both the bedroom and living room had flat screen TVs - I could only get the one in the living room to work, but there was a massive choice of channels.
The bathroom was surprising small - but the tub was very deep so a good soak could be enjoyed, There was no seperate shower - you had to stand in the tub to shower - but the quality of towels and amenties was excellent. My gripe with the bathroom was the size - the room was small, and there was no storage space for toiletries, razors etc.
WiFi was available across the property and was free of charge.
Location is good - 2 blocks from the Skytrain, Gastown 4 blocks, and half a block from Robson Street.
The only gripe I had was breakfast, which cost C$17.50 plus tax. This is ALOT of money and I would have expected a top notch buffet for that money. What there was available was good - excellent scrambled egg, but for me, it simply not value for money. I had breakfast each day, largely to catch up with my colleagues ahead of the days activities, but if I had been on my own, I'd have been in White Spot around the corner!
4 blobs as a rating seems harsh for such an excellent - but for the price paid I needed more space in the bathroom, a working TV in the bedroom, and a more sensible price for breakfast. Otherwise - excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the corner of Richards and Robson Street in the very heart of Vancouver's hottest shopping and entertainment district and only blocks from its' financial centre, L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver is a 60-room, luxury, boutique property that graced the Vancouver hotel scene in June of 2008. Exclusively located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors, L'Hermitage offers Studio-style rooms; One-bedroom Suites; Solarium-style rooms as well as One and Two-Bedroom 'homes' complete with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances. Unique architecture within a West Coast setting, vogue interior design and thoughtful amenities makes L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver the essence of the ultimate cosmopolitan getaway. When selecting your hotel for your next Vancouver business or leisure trip, please consider making your reservation with L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver. ... more less
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