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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 2 weeks ago
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
We recently spent 4 nights at the Bee and Thistle staying in Joey's Room and then upgraded to Ivy's Room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this impeccably clean and beautifully appointed guest house. Really, nothing for your comfort has been overlooked, from super comfortable...More
We wound up staying here by accident when our other accommodation fell through less than a month before our trip. I'm very happy it worked out that way. The Bee & Thistle is a converted large home typical of the area but they have done...More
During our recent 10 day visit to Vancouver we chose to stay in "Joey's Retreat" at the Bee & Thistle Guest House. It was a step above a home away from home for us.
Joey's Retreat comes with a kitchen complete with a stove, fridge,...More
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