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Tech Goodies and Service Are Tops at The Loden

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February 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a hotel opens in Canada and we aren't there to stalk it, does it make a big splash? Apparently yes. Yes, it does.

'Twas way back in October that Loden Vancouver opened its doors within the borders of the snowy country up North, and it's been open for long enough now that we decided to check up on Kor Hotels' British Columbia property. As always, we dropped by to say hey to our ol' pal TripAdvisor to gather up some guest reactions.

All eleven reviews are glowingly positive, and the vast majority don't reek of PR-person speak (read: most appear to be genuine). What caught our eye was the vast collection of tech amenities guests are digging, plus the reportedly wonderful service. Not bad for a newbie.

Alisononthego talked about the up-to-date technology offerings:

he key card gives you secure access to the elevator by pressing it against a screen and the same card rubbed on the door lock opens the door. Rooms are equiped with wireless internet hook up (or wired) and they would loan a computer if you needed it. Ipod docking in the radio was a nice touch. Suites were equipped with Wii systems! The room also had bathrobes, slippers, steamer and umbella for guest use. The bathroom was luxurious with a deep soaking tub as well as a stall shower . The room was fairly small, but comfortable with great bedding.

Her only complaint? The restaurant was a smidge expensive for her tastes.

More recently, mmara enjoyed the views — apparently had a nice Valentine's Day romp in the bathroom:

Our room was on the corner and had a great urban view of the surrounding towers. The decor was modern, refined, and luxurious. The bathroom was especially nice, and very romantic. And the hotel's staff was friendly and welcoming. The location is nice, a quiet and safe area within walking distance to hipper shopping and nightlife, or business districts with ample parking on and off street.

And finally, Kubird raved about the "spot-on" service:

We went to celebrate a birthday. Everything about this hotel is terrific. The staff is warm and welcoming, the rooms are beautiful and super clean. They even sent a neat little plate of chocolates to the room for the birthday girl. They drove us to our evening dinner spot and gave us a great reccomendation for breakfast...which they also drove us to. Definitely would stay here again.

See? You don't even have to eat in the expensive restaurant for breakfast. They'll even take you elsewhere!

Rates at the Loden start around $137 CAD per night.

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