我對溫哥華這個城市的印象一直都很好. 自飛機落地前看到那一望無際的森林, 走出飛機艙門呼吸到那低污染的空氣, 還有那友善的人民, 以及媲美香港的港式飲茶, 每每讓我有機會出外旅遊的時候將溫哥華列為我其中一個口袋名單.
就因為我去了溫哥華許多次, 所以對我來說, 住不住在Downtown Vancouver反而沒那麼重要 (第一次到溫哥華旅遊就比較推薦住在Downtown 一帶, 離港口, Stanley Park, Robsons Street都近). 我比較喜歡下榻於Vancouver International Airport比鄰的Richmond District. Richmond District就是溫哥華市區中最大的華人社區. 這裡有完整的娛樂設施, 超級市場, 中/日式餐廳, 以及新興的腳底按摩 Foot Spa. 自Vancouver Sky Train 開通後, 從機場出來就可以直接搭車到Richmond以及Downtown Vancouver等地, 交通算是十分的方便.
這間Four Points by Sheraton, Vancouver International Airport 位在Richmond District中的Lansdowne Station, 距離機場只有11分鐘距離. 飯店也有提供24小時免費機場接送, 算是交通方便. 走出去就有許多有名的中餐廳, 像是新瑞華, 麒麟等. 加上他們的房價合理, 有免費網路, 又有說中文的職員, 對於初次造訪的觀光客來說, 算是一個非常好的選擇.Lobby - 早上還有中文報紙提供
Fitness Room - Open 24 hours.
這一間房間是位於邊間的Junior Suite, 房間本身比標準房寬敞不少, 更多空間放置行李.
Four Points Comfort Bed. 這間Four Points Sheraton的設備比其他的Four Points高級一些, 他們的被套採用與Sheraton類似的純白被單.
Tub是在歐美飯店比較少見的大浴缸, 窗戶打開來就可以欣賞溫哥華市區景色, 比我之前住的Westin Grand Vancouver還要舒適.
Seriously, for a 3 to 3.5 star hotel , this hotel deserves a 5 star rating.
I have stayed at this hotel three times already, it had been consistent in terms of the friendliness of the staff, cleanness of the room, well maintained room/furniture.
The hotel located about 10-15mins from YVR Airport. If you take Canadian Line from YVR airport, its only 11 minutes away to Lansdowne Station, then it is a short 5 minutes walk to the hotel. The hotel itself have 24 hour free shuttle services to/from airport, which is a nice thing to have when you have more than few pieces of luggages.
Checkin was efficient, was upgraded to one of their junior suite/corner room as usual. The Bedroom itself is bigger than average hotel room in its category. Huge bathroom with nice tub can fit one or two people depends how big you area. Very clean room with enough fluffy towels. The bed itself is comfortable enough. You can actually open the windown from bedroom or bathroom to let the natural air flow in.
There is a fitness center on lobby floor opens 24 hours. Internet is also free. There is a restaurant within hotel serves very reasonable price food which I did not try it but they were busy enough for a hotel restaurant.
There are plenty dining options nearby the hotel within walking distance. Make sure to try out the dim sum / Seafood restaurants next to the hotel. Ask hotel staff for recommendation for great Chinese restaurants nearby, you will not regret!
This is a solid hotel, I would not hesitate to stay here again when I visit Vancouver again.