Rosewood Hotel Georgia
What We Love
- Culinary hot spot Hawksworth draws locals and guests alike
- Impeccable, intuitive service
- Cocktails at the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections
What To Know
- Swimming pool is indoors
- City locale means a buzzing social vibe
- Fitness center is open 24/7
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Georgian Revival. Toronto-based interior design firm Munge Leung blended a modern, sophisticated look with the historical style of the 156-room hotel. They preserved Art Deco details including Italian marble flooring, the fireplace and elevators with original brass dials. The Rosewood currently has the largest private collection of Canadian art in Canada, curated by Vancouver-based Farmboy Fine Arts.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms, in a palette of ivory, chocolate and powder-blue, have sleek Deco-inspired furnishings, such as pearlized leather loungers and quilted headboards. Well-styled accessories include a vintage-look brass clock, mercury glass bottles and a chevron throw. Spa-style marble and dark wood bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a luxury shower and bamboo-and-lemongrass-scented Ohne bath amenities. Thoughtful extras include Nespresso machines and fully stocked bars.
The hotel has a huge local following thanks to chef David Hawksworth, who prepares stunningly fresh, inventive fare (think hamachi sashimi with passion fruit, jalapeño, coconut and white soy, and roasted halibut with wild mushrooms and bottarga). There’s also the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections, and the business-friendly 1927 Lobby Lounge. Or you can linger over pastries and coffee at Bel Café. Other on-site offerings include a spa with cult-favorite Intraceuticals facials, a 52-foot indoor saltwater lap pool and a business center.
In the Area
Since the Rosewood is located so centrally, walking is easy. Culture vultures will want to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery, right across the street, and the Pacific Centre shops are also just a stone’s throw away. Hit the Diamond Restaurant and Cocktail Bar for pulled pork tacos, yucca fries and great drinks; for an upscale mix of French and Pacific Northwest, slide into L’Abattoir for milk-braised pork shoulder and black kale. Over on Robson Street, Vancouver’s shopping district, sample the hyperlocal fare (pork cracklings, bison tongue ravioli, beet and cress salad with black pepper praline) at Forage. And, of course, no food lover’s trip to Vancouver is complete without a trip to the Granville Island Public Market.
How to Get There
Beautifully restored hotel with a very well trained staff. Very comfortable & well located in Vancouver. Lobby bar has a great vibe and Hawksworth restaurant outstanding with a wonderful sommelier. Bathrooms expansive with tub, shower & heated floors. Twin vanities too
We stayed 2 nights after a 3 week vacation. We had booked through a tour operator. At check-in, we were offered a 'better' room, seems to be a tactic in most hotels now a days. They also offered us a suite, at additional cost of course, but that wasn't necessary. The hotel itself is a beautiful building, nice lobby, old fashioned meets fresh design and the positif thing about such an old building is, that it still has a grandeur that you can't find in all the optimised new hotels.
The room was large, but one of their bad ones. We were on the 4th floor, not much light got into the room, let alone no view at all. But I guess we were spoiled, having stayed at the Pan Pacific for our first 2 nights in Vancouver. It seems that I get better rooms, when I book through booking.com then with TUI.
All in all, for such a luxurious hotel, the room wasn't top notch but rather middle class.
At check-in we opted for a late check-out, as our flight was in the evening. This additional charge was 284 CAD pre-tax, which is quite something for additional 3 hrs in a room. I'm not actually complaining about this, considering the hotel price range, and my choice to keep the room. However, I'm unsatisfied with the quality delivered on that note. We left the room in the morning and switched on the 'make-up room sign'. Obviously they don't need to make up the whole room as we were going to check-out that afternoon. But at least change the towels and refill toilet paper etc. When we returned at 3pm, the 'make-up room' light had been turned off without refreshing the room. the night before we received no turn-down service. So not really consistent.
Returning home, I recieved an update on our check-out bill, and they were happy to inform me, that they had charged an additional 120 CAD for mini bar charges. We hadn't used anything from the minibar. After complaining to them they quickly resolved the mistake and returned the money. However, the fact that they should check the mini bar whilst I'm still at the hotel would be preferable. Also, due to currency change I have to pay the difference on my credit card, for their mistake.
All in all not worth recommending.
Friendly staff throughout!
Spent 3 nights in this hotel in early June. The CX flight from Hong Kong arrived in the evening and by the time of reaching the hotel it was around 9:00 p.m. for late check-in.
The Rosewood brand is now owned by New World group of Hong Kong, but the management at Rosewood Hotel Georgia seems to remain traditional untouched by new ownership. The equipment like the lifts look old, but are functional.
The hotel room I stayed in was on the upper floor ( total no. of floors of the hotel is 11 ) looking directly at Four Seasons Hotel. The city view was fine. The room measured about 300 sq. ft. inclusive of a large size bathroom which was fitted therein a 6 ft. by 4 ft. shower booth. The room was generally clean though some dust was noticed in certain parts of the room. The bed sheets were clean and the bed was comfortable.
There were the usual electronic lock, small fridge, small coffee machine. The TV guide shows there are 49 channels, though I did not had much time to watch TV so did not find out much about them ( but Fox, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg were listed ).
Breakfast was served at the Hawksworth restaurant on ground floor which had an la carte menu since there is no buffet breakfast serving. The service was courteous and speedy. The quality of the food was acceptable but can be improved.
Immediately outside the hotel are some large shopping arcades including Pacific Centre, Norstrom, Hudson's Bay.
It is quite an expensive hotel, but is in line with Hong Kong prices for this category of hotel.
You can tell straight away that this hotel is very well looked after. The staff are the people that make it. The service is really something else. Breakfast was a delightful experience and the bar tenders in the lobby bar were really knowledgeable and chatty. Don't miss having a drink at Reflections - its a great spot.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia was the perfect destination for our 20th anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to welcome us, book our daily reservations, and treated us like royalty. We felt spoiled and hated to leave. We will be returning to Hotel Georgia again in the future.