Monday, October 14, 2013

Vancouver Getaway

On Friday morning we were up around 3:30 a.m. to head to the airport for a little, extended weekend getaway.  We flew to Calgary first, sleeping for the hour flight.  We had a very short layover in Calgary, and we shared a breakfast bagel while we waited to board our flight to Vancouver.

I had a pumpkin spice flavoured coffee, mmmmm!

We were in Vancouver by about 10:30 a.m..  After dropping our stuff off at the hotel, we headed straight to my favourite coffee shop, Cafe Artigiano

By the time we were done our coffees, we were hunnngry! 

The first thing we snacked on was a fish burrito.  We normally won't eat at chain restaurants when away from home, however we no longer have Taco del Mar at home, and Christopher had to show me the fish burrito that he loved, that inspired our fish burrito recipe.

We shared a small fish burrito, just for a taste, but our homemade ones are better.  We ate more delicious things on this first day - posts to come!

The hotel we stayed in was L'Hermitage, downtown.  On Trip Advisor it was voted #1 hotel in Canada for the past two years, and #25 in the world!  It was pretty nice, but the best part was the excellent service, and the fact that when we paid for the room it was HALF as much as what we had initially booked for - nice!  We payed just over $400 for 3 nights.  Not bad!

Have you been to Vancouver?  How was your weekend?


Allysia said...

$400 for 3 nights is an amazing deal for such a highly-rated hotel. It looks gorgeous! I've only been in Vancouver for a day (though I've passed through it going to Victoria and Seattle) and wasn't too crazy about it, but that probably had more to do with the fact that I was tired and it was raining the whole time, ha ha. :) Hope you had a great trip!

Amber said...

I would say that is a really good price for such a highly rated hotel! Did that include tax and everything too?? Awesome!!

I LOVE Vancouver. One of my favourite cities in the world. I am lucky to only be a 3.5 hour drive away :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@ Amber - yeah, that included everything! We were quite pleasantly surprised!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, that is a really really good price. Especially for Vancouver!! I have been there 3 times and LOVE Vancouver. It's one of my favorite cities as it's so pretty with the mountains and the ocean in close proximimty!