Kid at heart forever in "Shangcouver" !
22 March 2013
Having my children living in Vancouver while I live in Berlin is not easy even though I try to visit as much as possible!
I had stayed at different 5 star hotels in the past while in Vancouver and there is nothing really great about them. Last mother's day while working and visiting my children we decided to stay at the Shangri la for the first time. The moment I walked in I could smell something delicious not sure what it is but the Shangri la Vancouver has this amazing smell. Shortly after I checked in, my children arrived and they instantly loved the building,ran to our suite and got changed to go in the pool which they loved too! It was a nice sunny day and kids enjoyed a lot the pool and the hot tub. We had a wonderful 3 day stay in Vancouver and this time was delightful,Vancouver being such a beautiful city right by the water and the mountains. When we checked out the kids asked "mama can we live here with you?" they just had such great time at the hotel,they did not want to leave! All the staff is so welcoming and polite. Ever since last year I always stay at the Shangri la whenever I'm in town, last 2 times they have left cookies and milk for the kids to enjoy and details like this makes it feel like home! My son celebrated his 10th birthday last month at "the shang" and was amazing. I lived in Vancouver in the past for years but now every time I am back I feel like I am on holiday and we love going to our favorite spots. Shopping at Robson street is very convenient 2 blocks away! English bay is a personal favorite,we love sitting by the beach having a hot dog and enjoying the breeze and the gorgeous view. Granville Island is great for kids,they have the kids market and it is like wonderland; candy shop, several toy stores with unconventional toys. At the Island there is lots of variety of food and treats to enjoy,the whole Island feels very European. And what best way to go back downtown by taking the seaboat! We love fish and chips and C-lovers in English bay is a must every time! Whenever I am in town I am just another kid playing with my own kids! Vancouver and "the shang" are the perfect match!