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This is a lovingly restored home in the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver. There are many glowing reviews on trip advisor and we can affirm the experience is excellent. Lynn and Michael could not be more attentive. They anticipate every detail to make your experience...More
What an incredible stay in East Vancouver's funky and fabulous gem, The Bee & Thistle Guest House! Freshly baked cookies of all varieties, a freshly stocked fridge with snacks (I stayed in the loft with its convenient kitchen included), excellent coffee shops just two short...More
The Bee & Thistle is a tastefully renovated old guesthouse in a beautiful, leafy part of Vancouver. Quiet, yet with a lot of "alternative" culture, shops and restaurants just around the Corner. Excellent view from the balcony to the harbour and Stanley Park.
This review is somewhat mixed.
Although the owners were not available during our visit, the gals who took care of the property were very nice and accommodating.
We stayed in Joey's Retreat and it was great...very clean. It had a full kitchen, comfortable...More
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Response from buzzinn1, Owner at Bee & Thistle Guest HouseResponded 9 July 2017
We're so sorry that your experience wasn't perfect, but we do appreciate that most of your comments were positive. We just want to reassure you, and other guests, that the smell isn't a permanent "old house" smell, but rather is the result of Michael cutting...More
I recently spent four nights at the Bee & Thistle, while attending a conference in Vancouver, and couldn't have enjoyed a better stay! The house is absolutely beautiful, the guestrooms are luxurious and quiet, and the location is ideal (5 minutes from shops and a...More
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.