The hotel is in a convenient location, and there are plenty of restaurants etc in the vicinity. However, the room itself was poorly appointed and incredibly tired (my fiancé has stayed in hotels in Outer Mongolia that were better furnished...). You could barely open the door in the bathroom and be in there at the same time, and the same goes for opening the bedroom door to leave. It did what we needed it to: provide us with somewhere to sleep after a long flight.
ok for a quick city stay
magpiegirl9on 04/08/2017 08:52
I stayed 2 nights at the barclay and quite enjoyed my stay. It would have been a grand hotel in the old days. It is close to all the restaurants and action in robson street. The bed was very comfy indeed. The only downside to staying here is the heavy room doors close with a very loud and almost unavoidable slam. Guests coming home late at night kept me awake. Also there is a gap where the light from hallway comes through. I talked to the duty manager about it at checkout and they are aware of the problem. New doors were fitted but they left the old frames. They need to attend to this. And request guests to close them quietly could help in the meantime.
Small and poor service.
Margaret Don 27/07/2017 02:08
This hotel may be central but that is the end of it. The room was tiny and noisy. Cleaning and general service standards some of the worst I have ever experienced. Wet towels were picked up from the floor and rehung. The glasses were not changed in 3 days. The concierge offered no advice or assistance. We went to the concierge in the hotel opposite.
150Canadaon 20/07/2017 13:54
First impression was that the hotel was not very clean. Most paint on walls is chipped and looks dirty. Bathroom was updated and clean which was a plus. Was woken up at 4:30 am from the moaning / banging of bedframes, which I suppose you expect staying at a hotel. The part that got me was that you could hear everything everything that was said after the deed had been done... needs a lot more insulation in the walls! Overall not very pleased.
No Elevator! Not handicapped accessible. No frills.
Kim Hon 17/07/2017 19:23
NOTE: There is no elevator (or lift) in this hotel! I did not notice this detail in my booking confirmation so it was a surprise when we arrived and had to haul our suitcases up to the 3rd floor upon arrival and back down again when we left. The interior of this hotel is quite strange as there are stairways and hallways every which way. I'm not sure what this building used to be but it seems it was converted into a "boutique" hotel. We were in a "deluxe double room with 2 double beds." The room was not big enough to hold both beds and we could barely get our suitcases in the room (had to be turned sideways) because the bed was in the way. In addition, the electrical outlet was in a weird place over the end of the one bed and the desk was so wobbly it seemed that if you leaned too hard on it, it would fall to pieces. The window air conditioner was quite loud. Overall, this hotel was fine for us for 1 night prior to departing on a cruise, and the location was good for doing some sightseeing beforehand. But be aware that this is definitely a no frills accommodation.