Alma Beach Suites
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Alma Beach Suites

2814 3rd Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1M7 Canada
the manor
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Garden beside the parking lot
Room & Suite (24)
Dinner cooked in your own kitchen!
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#3 of 17 apartments in Vancouver
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Beautiful fully furnished and equipped apartments (including kitchens) ranging from Studios to Three bedrooms available for rent. There are 3 locations all within the Kitsilano neighbourhood. The model is a "home away from home" which allows cooking in completely equipped kitchens. Management is always available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Skiing
Washing machine
Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

2814 3rd Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1M7 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
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Vancouver Intl Airport
Nanaimo Airport
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ebtihal Ali wrote a review Aug 2023
Winnipeg, Canada19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful clean and affordable price
Has a complete kitchen
The put coffee milk orange juice butter and bread in the fridge. So kind and nice
Very expensive and clean furniture. The area is amazing 10 minutes walk to the beach
We asked them for a photon for a baby. They provide us. I really enjoyed my stay in Alma
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can cook all your meals in your suite. It’s very complete kitchen
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GRACE NG wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 weeks in Dundarave suite for Christmas, it turns to a very special wonderful experience. It's sparkling clean and very comfortable, the kitchen settings is just like I was cooking at my own house, only ever nicer and better equipped, and the build-in temperature controlled wine cellar. I can tell whoever managing this place is so caring with their heart, we found the print out 6pages of user manual under the coffee table, it gives all the instructions towards everything, ex, how to use the Milk froth beside the Nepressor coffee machine, where is the extra portable electronic heater, various well rated restaurants on this street, whom you could contact when you have a question, etc. Like we even have a real land telephone set with local number for my parents to phone me at stay. This is my son's favorite if you can believe it, we have the key to access our mail box for his online shopping delivery. That was awesome.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Jan 2014
Calgary, Canada11 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I traveled to Vancouver for two weeks on business in December and didn't want to stay in another hotel over Christmas. I happened across Alma Bach Manor and thought I'd give it a try - I'm ecstatic I did!

My room was clean and cozy with amazing furnishings from all over the world. It felt like a home away from home - very tasteful and eclectic. I loved having a fireplace in the bedroom! The self catering kitchen was a great relief for traveler such as myself, and was well stocked with everything I needed for making a meal at home.

The fantastic owners (Carol and Manfred) were lovely, ensuring I had everything I needed including a great welcome basket with some essentials. They even invited me to join them for a drink in their apartment one evening!

The location of this place is fantastic - steps away from a direct bus to the heart of downtown. There are great restaurants and bakeries in walking distance - I recommend The Oakwood for drinks and dinner, and Tangs Bistro for fantastic Dim Sum. Best of all there is a little massage therapy studio with unbelievably cheap rates ($50 /hr massage) right around the corner. This place is unbelievable!

I'm ecstatic with this find and am rueful to post a great review lest the price increase :)

Thanks again for a great stay - I'll be back!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I stayed in the Lacarno Studio (front side of the ground floor). Spacious and comfortable. Great...
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 18 Jan 2014
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay in Alma Beach Manor over the holidays. We had just renovated the Locarno Suite complete with the fireplace which you can see from the bed, makes it very cozy on winter days. We too love our neighbourhood, walking everywhere makes life very enjoyable. Please come back in the spring to view all the lovely gardens along the residential streets, rather like a walk through a park! The massage place your are referring is called Royal Foot on the 2800 block of west 4th. We are regulars there ourselves. You must have perused the "Insider Secrets" a guide of our favourites places to dine, shop and explore along west 4th and Broadway? We sincerely hope the next time you come to Vancouver on business we have the opportunity to welcome you back. Happy New Year! Regards, Carol and Manfred.
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leighod wrote a review Aug 2005
Franklin, Tennessee31 contributions32 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have never written a negative review before, but after the treatment we received at Alma Beach, we felt we needed to share our experience. For starters, the owners agreed to meet us onsite at 5 pm and did not show up. There was no note. We were told by some other guests that there were no rooms available. The innkeepers did not return our phone calls for several hours. After a dozen phone calls to them they phoned us to say they would not check us in until 9:30 pm because 'they were going out to dinner'.

The place itself is a mess - we arrived to find spoiled food in the kitchen, a pair of underwear on the mainfloor bathroom counter and piles of laundry in the living room. When we finally met the owners, we asked to discuss the issues with them and we were told 'there was no issue' and 'they'd prefer we did not stay there.' So, we didn't, we stayed at the Holiday Inn. Sarcastically, they agreed we should share our grievances with the Better Business Bureau, and we have. We've also shared them with you.
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Date of stay: August 2005
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from AlmaBeachBandB, owner/manager at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 8 Apr 2007
I am writing in response to this negative review. We are a 41/2 star rated Bed and Breakfast, inspected by Canada Select which is part of BC Accomodation Guide. We have been in business for 8 years with only glowing reports. This person took the liberty of touring the private quarters of our home while we were not there. This private area is off limits to guests as it is the support of our business in the busy season. We process the laundry, ironing, folding, storage and preparation in our private quarters. This is not unlike any hotel support area where guests are not invited. The 9:30pm check in time was the guests suggestion as they were going for dinner. Sincerely, Carol McDermott and Manfred Schultz
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Carmen F wrote a review Nov 2013
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a last minute booking and our hosts, Carol and Manfred, were most accommodating, friendly and made us feel very much at home. The location is very convenient and in a good neighborhood. The apartment (one bedroom) was well equipped and very clean. The decor is superb and the whole house is well appointed. I would not hesitate to stay there again!
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 11 Nov 2013
Dear Carmen, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor, we really appreciate your positive comments. The cleanliness of the suites is of paramount importance to us, happy you enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The location is so central for both downtown and Kitsilano, happy that also worked for you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Alma Beach Manor on your next visit to Vancouver.
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Wayne P wrote a review Jan 2014
Madison, Wisconsin56 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the Alma Beach Manor on more than one occasion--and we will definitely want to stay there again. We very much enjoy the comfy Ambleside Studio, situated in the front of the inn. For a couple, the size is perfect. The bedroom/sitting and kitchen/dining areas adjoin each other; separately, off the kitchen, is a bathroom that is sized more nicely than one might expect in a Studio. Everything is well-stocked, prettily appointed, technology-equipped (satellite/flat screen TV and WiFi), meticulously clean, and very quiet. Night or day, we have never heard a peep emanating from other areas, even from the nearby entry hall and stairway. There are some very nice touches--a Nespresso machine in the kitchen (as well as a "regular" full-sized coffee-maker and anything else you would need for food preparation), a telephone in the hall (if you need to use this rather than your own cell phone), and a welcome basket with tasty goodies (including bread to die for). The views to the little garden to the front and side of the property are so gratifying.

Located in the fabulous Kitsilano neighborhood, ABM is conveniently situated about midway between the city center to the east and the University of British Columbia (and its fantastic Anthropology Museum) to the west. A block from ABM are bus routes in either direction. (We once had an auto with us--and never used it!) However, you just may never wish to leave Kits! It provides blocks and blocks of fabulous walks and shopping at a mind-bending variety of little stores, markets, and restaurants. Just a 5-minute walk from ABM begins a lovely stroll to beaches and parks along Point Gray Road and English Bay.

Owners Manfred and Carol (the most congenial and accommodating proprietors you can imagine) have added to the ABM's array of accommodations a second Studio suite (the Locarno, although we were unable to view it on our recent visit). If you are going to have visitors, or just need to spread out, you may want to consider a one-bedroom unit. Manfred and Carol personally showed us a couple that are available on the second floor--larger-sized, elegant, and lovely! If you are traveling with children, family, or others, the owners can make even larger accommodations available.

There are not a lot of properties of this sort and caliber in Kitsilano. We recommend this place without reservation--though be sure to make one as ABM is a very popular place!
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 18 Jan 2014
Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are absolutely delighted your enjoyed the Ambleside suite, one of my favourites for one or two people. I love the outlook onto the street both in the summer and winter. The new Locarno suite is now complete. It is cozy on the ground level but boasts a walk in closet! We look forward to you returning to Alma Beach Manor! Regards, Carol and Manfred.
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Peter J wrote a review Dec 2013
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As our home was being renovated for three months we looked at various places where we could stay. Immediately we were taken with the charm of the manor and were impressed with care and attention the owners, Carol and Manfred, took in showing the suites to us.

We loved it here and moved into the Dundarave Suite. The furnishings are elegant and comfortable. The bed is heavenly. Our suite was beautifully maintained as was the entire manor thanks to the owners and their staff members, Rachelle and Tim.

We felt so at home here and appreciated how both owners and staff were most hospitable always
greeting us and offering to help in any way we might need.

The manor is centrally located making it easy to travel to all destinations within the city.

If you are looking for a vacation rental by owner please be sure to include the Alma Beach Manor.
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Alma Beach Manor has several suites to choose from including studios, one bedrooms, two...
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 22 Dec 2013
Dear Peter and Lynn, We still miss having you here with us! Thank you very much for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor, we really appreciate your acknowledgment of the hospitality we provide as well as very comfortable amenities in the suite. As you know we rely on our guest comments as a recommendation for future guests, referral is so important, the best compliment we can receive for our efforts. We are very fortunate to have an amazing team to assist us in our guests enjoyment. I will pass along your kind words to Tim and Rachelle, I know they will be delighted. It is just not the same without your presence here in Alma Beach Manor. Please come and see us when you are settled in your newly renovated home. Warmest regards to both of you, Carol and Manfred.
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onekiwi wrote a review Dec 2007
San Gabriel U.S.A.1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic stay. Two better hosts you will not find than Manfred and Carol. We were pampered with first class accommodation, gourmet breakfasts and a couple who made sure that our stay was memorable in every way. It is a great location near the beach, close to public transportation, downtown and Stanley Park. We give Alma Beach B&B our highest Recommendation.
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 30 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write to Trip Advisor. We really enjoyed having you as our guest, come again?
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Belgin wrote a review June 2019
7 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really very responsive and solution oriented owner (Manfred Schultz) even you face any problems prior to your visit. They do not see you as a already paid customer, sincerely cares about you and try to help in all cases. Great service.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Hello Belginert, Happy to know your felt cared for by the team. We strive to provide great service and an excellent living environment for all renting our suites. Thank you for your review and time. Regards, Carol and Manfred.
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Alvin K wrote a review July 2018
Oak Lawn68 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay in the heart of a neighborhood instead of a stuffy hotel. Lots of walking of people and dogs too. Area is surrounded by restaurants and activities too. Full kitchen with modern appliances and even a welcome basket
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carol1997, Owner at Alma Beach Suites
Responded 10 July 2018
Hello Alvin, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Alma Beach Manor. Happy to know your enjoyed the location, feeling like a local meeting people and dogs along the way. The welcome basket is a nice treat, we love that apricot bread! Yum. Look forward to welcoming you back to Alma Beach when you return to Vancouver. Regards, Carol and Manfred.
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Answer from Joan429
Halifax, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
There is no front desk. There is a keypad to enter the building, and one for the unit. The owner sends you a 4 digit code for each by email before you arrive. Worked fine and nice to not have to carry a key. There was good wireless, and the code was in a binder of information in the unit. While the owner and his assistant are not on site, I was given a phone number to call if I needed help. I didn't need to contact them. Hope this helps!
Conny507 asked a question Dec 2014
Opotiki, New Zealand38 contributions9 helpful votes
How easy is it to get there from the airport?
Answer from Diana C
New Westminster, BC3 contributions
Take the Canada Line Sky Train to downtown, catch a cab across the street at Four Seasons Hotel, few minutes ride to Alma Beach! Easy.
Ulrike L asked a question July 2017
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Gibt es dort innerhalb einer Wohnung eine Waschmaschine/Trockner??
Answer from Katrin P
Erlangen, Germany31 contributions1 helpful vote
Ja es gibt eine Waschmaschine und auch einen Trockner
ebtihal Ali wrote a tip Aug 2023
Winnipeg, Canada19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can cook all your meals in your suite. It’s very complete kitchen"
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Denise L wrote a tip Aug 2018
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no bad rooms. There is also no elevator so if you don't like stairs, stay on the main floor. Lovely private patio too."
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Susan H wrote a tip July 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"2 closets! A stand-up fan really helped the room cool down on the hot nights we were there. "
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steenied2018 wrote a tip June 2018
South Jordan, Utah1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Off street parking is for smaller cars only. Our rental was upgraded to a crossover and it did not fit well"
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LACanadian wrote a tip June 2018
Los Angeles41 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator so suites on second floor are by stairs only."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alma Beach Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Alma Beach Suites?
Nearby attractions include Amethyst Creations (0.1 km), Wet Coast Wools (0.1 km), and Splash Swim and Cruise (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alma Beach Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Alma Beach Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Alma Beach Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alma Beach Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dark Table, Naam Restaurant, and Jolly's Indian Bistro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alma Beach Suites?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alma Beach Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Alma Beach Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (3.4 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (3.5 km), and Gaoler's Mews (4.9 km).
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