A bedroom with a king size bed……well equipped kitchen….dining area….and comfortable lounge…..plus bathroom, balcony and more storage than you’ll ever need…..Where? The self catering Sunset Inn Suites on Burnaby Street…a delightful, quiet tree lined avenue. Add to this a mountain of breakfast, including waffles to fill you to overflowing ready for a day of exploring the delights of Vancouver.
Free wi-fi……daily cleaning service…..breakfast included.
Well…….its a block of self catering apartments so you’ll be fending for yourself. All the ingredients you’ll need are placed in the breakfast area near reception….you take what you need, make your waffles, place everything on a tray and take it back in the lift to your apartment. You’ll obviously have to do your own washing up, but thats no hardship and then the day is yours!
The apartments are spacious, stocked with everything you need and the block is generally very quiet. Try for a unit on the frontnof the building for a (restricted) view of the water which is a big part of Vancouver. Units at the rear overlook a back street cut through….popular with staff who work at the nearby hospital….but also with an undesirable element…more about which later……
Reception staff are top notch….the household staff work hard to keep everywhere clean. The reception area looks a bit dated….at one end of which there’s a small fitness room. Complimentary papers are available and there’s coffee on tap in reception. If you have a rental car or drive your own into Vancouver, you’ll find free and secure parking.
So, back to the breakfast arrangements………
As I said, you take the lift to the ground floor with a tray, once there you’ll step out of the lift into a narrow corridor leading via a 90 degree turn into reception. Everything you need for breakfast is stacked on units in this narrow corridor (cereals, fruit, teas, coffee, juice, bread, bagels, mix for waffles) You’re probably ahead of me here, but there’s simply not enough room….add to this 2 extremely hot waffle makers on a bench in reception…..its a health and safety nightmare and I don’t know how they get away with it.
Remember the small fitness room I mentioned?
I didn’t see anyone use it in 8 days. I would scrap the gym and move the breakfast out of the narrow corridor and into that space, but then I’m not running the Sunset Inn Suites.
Vancouver gets a lot of rain……if you’ve done your research you’ll pack accordingly. If not, the reception staff will loan an umbrella for the duration of your stay.
Is the Sunset Inn Suites well located?
The main part of Vancouver can be navigated with ease on foot in less than 30 mins east to west, north to south. Walking not your thing? Taxis are plentiful and fares reasonable. Buses run on most routes every few minutes and again fares reasonable. Vancouver feels very visitor friendly and generally safe
Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver
Enjoy a fully furnished suite situated on a quiet street in Vancouver city centre’s scenic West End with dining, shopping and entertainment venues just steps away.
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