by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Located in downtown Vancouver, yet close to adventurous outdoor activities, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers families luxurious accommodations in the heart of the laid-back Canadian city. Named one of TripAdvisors Top 25 Hotels in the World for 2014, the Rosewood allows families to choose from seven different room types. Enjoy a superior room, fit with double beds, in-room safe, coffeemaker, refreshment center, flat-screen TV and twice-daily housekeeping, or upgrade to the two-bedroom Rosewood Suite complete with king-size beds and spacious living room.
Families will like the location of the Rosewood as it is close to Vancouver’s theatre district, Rogers Arena, home to the Canucks, and Stanley Park.
Onsite dining options include the Hawksworth Restaurant, Bel Cafe, 1927 Lobby Lounge and Reflections. Hawksworth serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with organic and local ingredients for contemporary Canadian cuisine. Bel Cafe offers lighter dishes, perfect for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee and is open until 5:30 p.m. The 1927 Lobby Lounge offers casual fare and cocktails and is open from mid-morning to midnight. Reflections serves tapas, salads and grilled items. Reservations are needed for lunch and dinner as the restaurant often hosts events.
Our Editor Loves
- Rose Buds program for children
- Local activities for adventurous families
- 52-foot heated indoor saltwater pool
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Pre-booked and pre-paid for 5 nights at end of September. The lack of facilities turned a 5 star luxury stay into a 1 star misery. Restaurants, lounges and bars closed. No room service. Minimal room make up/cleaning. No concierge services. No cleaning of common parts. Waking up every day to chanting, drum banging and horn blowing pickets. Having to cross picket lines going in and out of hotel.
The hotel offered to give us another room but explained this would make little difference to disturbance and would not be as large as the room we’d booked.
No attempt to offer refund and help us find an alternative hotel.
Management staff members on duty were polite but could only offer bland “we’re sorry” statements. No recognition that that they were offering only a tiny part of the facilities and quality we had paid for.
I cannot comment on the rights and wrongs of the strike. But what I saw of the management’s ethics, competence and honesty, leads me to suspect that right is on the side of the strikers.
by Gary P
Stayed 5 nights for my sons Wedding, everything was perfect, great location close to shops and restaurants, walkable to Stanley Park and close to Canada Place. Good size rooms for a city centre hotel, excellent staff and service throughout, worth the extra cost....