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“Perfect Place for a Weekend Getaway!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bee & Thistle Guest House

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Bee & Thistle Guest House
Ranked #4 of 48 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for a Weekend Getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

We loved this place and will book it again when we go back!!!

My Husband and I stayed here last weekend (Nov 25-28) for three nights. We were in Vancouver to see the Grey cup and do some hikes etc.

This Bed and breakfast is perfect; the host are so nice and very knowledgeable of the large Vancouver area. We stayed in the "Molly" room, it had a queen bed, desk, a couple chairs, fireplace and fridge, and it was nice and cozy. The bathroom was like being at a spa, a nice rain shower, beautiful tiles on the floor/walls and heated floor tiles:)

When we first walked into our room we had cookies on our bed. There was also a printed paper with a welcome message to us along with the next days Menu for breakfast. Such a cute personal touch!

I read the reviews prior to booking this B&B and heard the food was so yummy so I wanted to see for myself. Well the food was delicious as I read. I'm on a wheat free diet and the hosts were more then happy to accommodate my needs, I didn’t miss out on any of the food:) All the food was on cute white plates and had so many details. One morning we had muffins with butter in the shape of a butterfly, along with two crepes that were so good. The breakfasts are so filling that you don’t really have to anything else until dinner time. (I took my muffin to eat later on in the afternoons because I can't eat too much at once. They have little bags for you to do so)

This B&B is also near Commercial Drive, lots of shops and restaurants, just a five min walk down Parker. It’s also just a 15 minute walk to the sky train which can take you downtown in ten minute.

We definitely loved this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cozy at home feeling instead of a chain hotel:)

Thanks Bee & Thistle Guest House we hope to be back soon!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are all renovated into beatufil suites. The only tip I would give if you love taking...
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  • Stayed November 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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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Eastsound, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

We stayed 4 nights in Florence's room and friends stayed in Ivy's room. Both were spectacular with plenty of room and luxurious touches such as heated floors and extremely comfortable beds. Breakfasts were incredible. Their presentation was so amazing they were almost too good to eat. However, they tasted even better than they looked. Lynn is an incredible cook with a fantastic ability to mix flavors and create one of a kind meals.

However, the best part of staying here is Michael and Lynn treat you like family. They made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived and were always ready with suggestions for things to do or local restaurants. They really know their city and they certainly know how to run a superb B&B. But most importantly, they know how to make guests feel like family without being intrusive. We are glad to have met them and can not wait to return.

Room Tip: We saw 3 of the 4 rooms and all are spectacular. Each has it's own special character and the Bee...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 jerry5162
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We stayed here for two nights and had a great time. The breakfast is absolutely perfect, it was hard not to over eat, but taking the muffin with you for lunch will solve that problem.

The room was clean with a small but convenient ensuite. We had a fridge in our room which was a bit noisy at night. All in all this place is not cheap but definitely worth its money.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeonoorW
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Warwick, UK
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35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

The Bee & Thistle is an outstanding B&B in a quiet and convenient location. Lynn and Michael are friendly and welcoming hosts, providing great hospitality and service. The star feature is Lynn's breakfasts, which are not only substantial but genuinely gourmet standard. The cooking and presentation are top-class, and the menus really varied and imaginative. We stayed in Florence's Room which has a beautifully comfortable bed and a stylishly equipped bathroom. There is little storage for clothes etc so we couldn't really unpack our suitcase - not an issue for a short stay.
We thoroughly recommend the Bee & Thistle, and we'd love to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrahamWithSue
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
191 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I just don’t know where to begin. Upon arrival at The Bee & Thistle we received a warm welcome from Lynn and Michael, the owners. We were shown to our room and Michael took time explaining the security system, the area and anything else we wanted to know. The home is lovely and location was terrific. We could walk to dinner every night and also catch public transportation. Our room was in the front of the house with plenty of windows which included a view of a portion of the harbor where the cruise ships dock. There is a shared balcony where we would sit and relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine while perusing the menu for the next morning and noshing on the cookie of the day, which had been left in our room. Our room had a fireplace, computer, refrigerator stocked with water, milk, snacks and soft drinks free of charge. There was also a tea pot and coffee maker in the room. The tea and coffee supplied were organic and delicious. The bed was incredibly comfortable. There is a cookie jar in the breakfast room that contains the cookie of the day for the taking. Now, for the good part (if one can imagine anything being better than what is noted above) - breakfast is incredible. Not only is it delicious, the plating is nothing short of spectacular, and it is obviously prepared with much creativity and love. You won’t even think of eating anything until dinner time. The Bee & Thistle is a special place and Lynn and Michael work hard at making it so and succeed on so many different levels.

  • 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 Laney98
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brisbane
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

We stayed with Lynn and MIchael at the end of September 2011. The level of luxury and attention to detail throughout the entire property was outstanding. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The breakfasts were a work of art and very scrumptious. There was so much food we had to take some for morning tea. Michael went out of his way twice to drop us off and pick us up in town, which was very much appreciated. We could not fault your hospitality and would highly recommend a stay with you in your beautiful house. We hope to visit you again one day. Thank you both again for everything.

  • 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 BrisbanePanda
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Heidelberg, Germany
Level Contributor
104 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

We was last week 3 nights in this wonderful B&B in Vancouver. This was our second stay in Vancouver and the best stay. The service was great and the rooms perfect. A very nice bathroom and carefully details in the rooms. In the near are any restaurants and pub's for a perfect dinner. 5 minute footpath. One of the best B&B in Vancouver. Thank you Cheryl for the great service and the delicious Muffins and Cookies.

  • Stayed October 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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Thank Frank H
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Property: Bee & Thistle Guest House
Address: 1842 Parker Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 1908 heritage house located near downtown Vancouver, Canada, with views of mountains and harbor. All rooms have min. queen beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, t.v., iPod docking stations, ensuite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver
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