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B&B Built in 1904 is Reopened by Japanese Owner - Introducing the Facination of Heritage House

B&B Built in 1904 is Reopened by Japanese Owner - Introducing the Facination of Heritage House

B&B ‘Barclay House’(1351 Barclay St.)

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 B&B (Bed & Breakfast) ‘Barclay House (1351 Barclay St.) was reopened by Japanese owner in January. It is located on a residential area, a few blocks southern away from a main street, Robson in downtown, Vancouver.

 Barclay House is a house built in 1904. It has been opened as B&B since 2004. New York Magazine had an article entitled ‘The Best Oldest Heritage House B&B in Vancouver.’ A lot of tourists from the U.S.A. and Europe stay there.

 Yoshiko Chalmers, who has lived in Vancouver for over 40 years, took over the management of the House, ‘I want Japanese to know more about staying at a historical building (Heritage House) which is atmospheric in downtown Vancouver, built a hundred years ago and attraction which cannot be experienced in a hotel surrounded by concrete.

 Dennis, who is Manager and ‘facilitator’ of the House, says, ‘The House is perfectly located on the near place to go anywhere. Rooms are elegant and luxurious, but I want people to be relaxed like staying at their house.’

 There are six rooms. ‘All the rooms have its own character.’ (Yoshiko) e.g.: a room with a private entrance and jet bath, a clawfoot bathtub, and a small patio. Toilet and bathrooms are equipped with all the rooms. Amenities like Wi-Fi, coffee maker (for coffee and tea), TV, DVD, refrigerator, bathrobe, hair drier, and shampoo are compliment.

 Fruit, house-made baked goods (muffin, croissant, etc.), and Salmon Eggs Benedict, crepe, Quesadilla for main course are served as daily breakfast special.

 ‘I want people to spend an elegant time in at-home atmosphere and historical building like this House. I consider preparing for Japanese breakfast if they want. Feel free to call Japanese hotline (Tel: 604-619-7989).

 Price is set as not number of people to stay there, but per room. Low season (October~April) = CAD 90~150 and high season (May~September) = CAD 100~195.

(Translated by Hiroko Shioda)

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