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Ho was an extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful host. The apartment was in an excellent location within walking distance of all the Downtown places you would want to visit. It also has great views.
The apartment was clean and well laid out and it was great to have two bath/showers with four/five adults staying. The kitchen is fine unless you are planning to cook meals for four every night.
We were very happy with the apartment and our host and would certainly stay again.
Ho was a great host and the apartment is terrific. From the moment we met him, he was friendly and personable. He showed us the apartment, gave us a map and pointed out many shops and services in the immediate area. And he was available for anything we needed during our stay. The apartment is well appointed with a fireplace, excellent showers and hot water, and comfortable beds. The views from the apartment and the floor to ceiling glass walls are superb, and so is the location, being equidistant from most areas downtown - the West End, Yaletown, Robson Street and only a few blocks from the Vancouver Art Gallery, and many other sights. You will be pleased staying at this apartment and dealing with Ho. We would be pleased to stay at his place again upon our return to Vancouver.
PROS: Location is excellent. Host is very prompt with responses, reliable, and friendly. He answered our questions, gave us a thorough tour of the apartment, and even spent time telling us where to go, what to eat, see and do (and diagraming it all on a map!). He really was very nice. Apartment is exactly as advertised, clean, and has plenty of windows (like, floor to ceiling in every room!) for light and city viewing. Have I mentioned that the location is excellent?
CONS: This apartment is solely for renting -- nobody lives there permanently -- so it doesn't have the amenties/comforts you'd find (email hidden)d-in home. Furnishings are sparse; kitchen has extremely limited sliverware, pots, pans, etc. There aren't any washcloths, so bring your own if you use them. And make sure to read the house rules so you know what to expect with extra charges.
OVERALL: The location is so good; everything else is secondary. If you are used to staying at the Marriott, this probably isn't the spot for you. If you are looking for a great location and a reliable/clean/adequate accommodation at a good price, you'll be satisfied.
My family and I stayed in this apartment in February. It was ideal for us. Great location and a lovely apartment. It was exactly what we needed for our trip to Vancouver. Definitely recommend it.
Great stay. Second time at Ho's place. Highly recommended.
Ho was a great host. Rendezvous was easy and he showed us all we needed to know in the apartment. The accommodation was simple, but clean, and comfortably worked for 3 women. The best feature of the apartment is the location. So close to downtown and the restaurants of Robson and Davie Streets. The kitchen was sparsely equipped but we made do. A toaster and coffee pot would have been nice. I would
certainly stay there again.
Response from Ho:
Hi, Sheila, I just bought a new Coffee Maker and Toaster for this suite. Thanks for your advice and please say hello to your mom :)
Great location and a fantastic apartment. We were lucky enough to see it snow over Vancouver from this apartment. Very beautiful. Would stay here again for sure.
This apartment was perfect for our family of 4. The children had their own beds, we had our own room and there were 2 bathrooms. We could even do our own washing. One of the best things about the apartment was the location! Despite freezing temperatures we could walk to supermarket, coffee and doughnuts, major shopping streets, ice skating, ferry to Granville Island; everything within about 5 minutes. The apartment itself was lovely, good views, quiet and yet still in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Kids enjoyed great wifi. Our host Ho, was fantastic, really helpful, friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. He gave us a great map of Vancouver. Can't wait to visit again :) Definitely recommend to any traveller.
Awesome space. 5-10 minute walk to downtown. Very convenient.
Really good location in downtown Vancouver! The host was very nice. Only thing for future guests is that you might want to bring your own pillows since the ones aren't very good. But other than that it was a great experience.
Ho Yang was a really nice guest! Everything worked smoothly with him even though booking came in a short notice. You are warmly welcome back any day!