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Reviewed 10 August 2016

An old and funky (in a good way) hotel, with every wall covered in art (some of it quite good and from well-known artists) and the rooms each having their own unique personality.

Old books, "shabby chic" furniture (that is comfortable) and floors that slope or are uneven (it's over 100 years old, after all) make it a memorable and fun stay.

Staff very friendly and helpful, nice fruit and pasty snacks in the common room as well. Lovely little village to explore in a beautiful location. Very close to Nelson if you need a "proper town" for more restaurant choices too.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

came from sask and needed a place to stay on our way to Kaslo and this was an amazing place, quite interesting with all the art on the walls, clean room, clean washroom, came on a friday and they had a live bank in the bar, which has amazing food as well. Only bad thing was the person next door snored like a chainsaw and we could hear it through the walls.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Hotel Ymir (Why-mur) was from another world. Lovely authentic staff, and amazing decor that could only have come to be from a historic existence and someone's delightful collecting habit. Staying here is an experience. Just sit in the bar and take it all in. We were only there for a brief stopover but adored the quirky vibe. Well worth checking out.
Oh and the shop next door does a great egg and bacon breakfast (not on the menu).

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Just a kilometre or two off the main highway, this hotel is a must see, esp. on a Friday night. Hotel Ymir is an historic hotel, filled from top to bottom by it's current owner with incredible art and artifacts.
My wife and I went there for Friday evening dinner/entertainment which apparently occurs every Friday from 6 pm to 9pm. We were not disappointed. We were treated with 3 non-stop hours of "old time" music by local musicians, with occasional songs by the lone server herself ("Me and Bobby McGee). She has an incredible voice.
The food was okay, but the the reason most of the patrons came was the entertainment and the artwork. The owner, 83 year old Hans encourages patrons to wonder about the hotel and check out the rooms, which are also top to bottom with artwork he has collected over the years.
Great way to spend an evening. Get there by 5:30 - 5:45 pm if you want a seat!!
A most entertaining evening.

Stayed: August 2015
2  Thank TimD33564
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a cold beer and ambience and were not disappointed - Hanz, the owner (83 years young) served up a good cold beer and stories that amazed and entertained us. The whole hotel/restaurant is decorated in his unique art collection - everywhere you look there's something that will catch your eye. His collection of house instruments was amazing then as you tour the hotel (many floors of it!) every room and hallway has cool stuff. . . Amazing. Even outside there's stuff-incredible! We didn't stay here this time but upon our return, it's on the list!! Prices were very reasonable and the place was clean. There's live music every Friday from 5-9-bet its total entertainment! Absolutely worth a stop-truly a unique experience. Thanks Hanz for putting together such a great (one of a kind) place! I loved it!
Carpe diem!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ellie352
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