Wow! This place was hands down AMAZING!! Being an island boy born & raised here in Hawaii, I am definitely NOT used to 5Star Hotel Treatment & style which is exactly what we got here at L'Hermitage...but pretentious they were NOT!! Well......if having EXCELLENT customer service & making your guest feel extra special is pretentious they yes, maybe they are!! Hahaha...
My wife & I stayed @ L'Hermitage on our way to our 1st Year Anniversary Alaskan Cruise, we are SO happy that we found this place!! Ok...I have to admit that Im slightly happier since IM the one who found & booked it, and my wife LOOOVED it(and now BECAUSE of L'Hermitage she trusts my taste in hotels...see 1st paragraph regarding my usual hotel style hahaha)
Our flight arrived around 5am, after customs & luggage we got to the hotel a little after 6am...the doorman quickly came to our taxi greeted us with a huge smile and took our bags inside, he adamantly refused to let me help(all with a smile+++)...as soon as we walked in, the front desk guy knew exactly who we were(+++) & greeted us warmly and told us that they had a room ready for us to go to immediately!! WOW!! After a 6hr flight from Hawaii...those were the words we NEEDED to hear!! Mind you, regular check-in time is @ 3 or 4 PM so its like we had a WHOLE EXTRA day to relax & enjoy the hotel. We stayed in room 552 a Boutique Room Category. It was PERFECT! Romantic and cozy :-) Same floor as the dining, pool/hottub & gym!! It had a great sized outdoor area with lots of seating! (The glass door on the far left slides open to the outside area) They told us construction was going on across the street, but we heard NOTHING from inside the room & barely heard anything when using the outdoor area.
(QUICKTIP: If arriving on an early flight, it pays to email them ahead of time to let them know!! They couldn't PROMISE a room right away but they made assurances that they would definitely TRY to get us in one....they sure came through with that promise! ++++++)
Another reason why we loved them is how much they made our stay so romantic. I had secretly brought along a frozen cake(replica of our wedding cake) they were willing to hold it for me in their own fridge so my wife wouldnt see it! It was to be setup in our room along with other things such as champagne & chocolates(available to choose during online reservations) while we were out to dinner. They did such an amazing job! After dinner we walked into the hotel lobby and the concierge & front desk people all greeted us with a loud HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We were surprised since we did not "officially" meet any of these people prior during our check-in(new shift), yet they knew who we were & made us feel so special!
The service in L'Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge was excellent as well! Attentive but not overbearing. The food selection in the breakfast buffet was great & oh soooooo ONO!(hawaiian for delicious!) The restaurant attached Q4 al Centro was where we had dinner. The food & service was amazing there as well! Two words: MUSHROOM RAVIOLI!! ONOlicious!! They also have a 15% discount for hotel guests due to the construction.(++++)
The hotel location was perfect, close to so many things! There is a green grocer just around the corner, along with a liquor store a few doors down. So many shopping & dining choices nearby and even a Starbucks right on the corner if thats your thing. We were also pretty close to Canada Place(Cruise ship dock) as well. I'm sure we could've walked there, but the cab fare was less then $10 bucks a believe & with our luggage the cab fare was worth it!
Check out was easy @ 12noon but we didn't actually leave the hotel until after 2pm....we just relaxed near the fireplace in the L'Orangerie Lounge drinking beer & hot tea. They stored our luggage downstairs & even attached the cruiseship tags on for us. Not once did we feel like we were being rushed out of the hotel. On our way out the door, the concierge came over to say farewell & again wish us a happy anniversary. He chatted with us for a few minutes while we waited for the taxi...man, these Canadians REALLY are so friendly!! hahaha
If we ever come back to Vancouver(which I hope we do!), there is no doubt that we will be staying at L'Hermitage again! You guys were the BEST start we could've had for an amazing romantic vacation! MAHALO NUI LOA!(Hawaiian for THANK YOU VERY MUCH!)
- 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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