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Kharkov, Kharkivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the place for a month in October 2016. I had read quite a few negative comments about the place before arriving there, but when I arrived, I realized that those people who had written the negative comments seemed to expect a 5-star hotel service for this price. Yes, the building is quite old (I liked it!). Yes,...

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Prince George, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Locked out on arrival. The stench of mould/cat urine permeates all. The floors were absolutely filthy. Creepy, alone, no staff or other guests. Room cost is not as advertised. Final word - disgusting.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

First night nobody around, just us as guests. Second night had to call for new towels as rooms were not serviced. Emergency exit blocked by vacuum cleaner. Then they also added 13% tax to the room rate, that is not correct. If you can find something else please fo and avoid a stay at this weird place.

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Thank Ap L
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is a dump with terrible management if there is any at all. Booked for 3 nights never seen another person, even though they said I booked the last room. Place is in disrepair wouldn't wish this place on anyone.

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Thank Rick B
Revelstoke, Canada
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This guest house is fine. We were in a very nice room with private bathoom. The dining area is nicely set up to eat in if you bring your own meals. The common room is nice to watch TV or relax. We would stay here again. 15 minute walk to VGH and nice neighbourhood. A great price for the area!

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The house was kind of cute and had some charm. The lady running it was simply nice and not overly inviting. We were there in the fall, but i have a feeling it would get pretty hot in the summer. The closet had the strangest smell, which was off putting, so we just didn't use it.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015

What you see online is a photo of a lovely old mansion in a very beautiful part of Vancouver. I have no idea, however, why there are more than 2 stars and that's being generous. The building is a historic 100 years old and so are the carpets, furniture and fittings. The night-table beside my bed - which I had...

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Thank Sylvia S
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We booked this B&B via Booking.com and didn't pay enough attention on how far it is from the centre of Vancouver (it takes 30 min to get to Vancouver city centre). The hotel is basic but although it is said they don't offer it we were offered a nice breakfast the 2 days we stayed there.

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We booked this on a very busy weekend in Vancouver. The price was good but we had a room on second floor and it was HOT. A tiny fan and just depressing. Bed was bowed, but we decided to leave. It seemed like an illegal "bed sit" arrangement and like a hostel. That's fine if you know that. It's not...

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Thank R K
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

When we drove into the neighborhood of tall trees and stately homes we had high hopes for this B & B. We were VERY disappointed. The house was hidden behind a tall hedge and after seeing the poorly kept yard I now know why. The inside of the inn was not much better. It was old and needed a lot...

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Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Balfour Inn

Address: 1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Shaughnessy
Price Range: €40 - €41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“the building is not accessible for disabled people”
 of 5 bubbles AndriyR, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles CQ9605, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose elsewhere or if you want to stay "on the cheap" ask for the big room on the top floor with a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles SylSol2014, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Want a good room? Go somewhere else! (Even a hostel is better than this place.)”
 of 5 bubbles joannav116, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles MetroParkAtlanta, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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