Princess & The Pea B & B
21628 48th Avenue, Langley, Canada
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Princess & The Pea B & B Langley Reviews
Extremely nice stay in a historic house Jan 31, 2016
N49°5'21.7" W122°37'26.6" After 18 years running their historic roadhouse "Traveller's Hotel" from 1887 in Murrayville, Fort Langley BC, Sharon and Wally Martin wanted to find a buyer for their B&B. Making sure that their B&B is a viable business proposal, they invited Expedia to do online bookings in August 2015. This new experience came with rookie mistakes and hitches, like erroneous offering breakfast on Expedia. It is just a B.
The first impressions were not positive. When we parked our car at front of the B&B, we looked at an improvised "hotel for sale" sign and an unattended garden. We had major concerns. These increased when Wally opened the front door in an old and dirty T-shirt. Was it a neglected B&B, ran by an old man? However, Wally welcomed us nicely and introduced himself. Watching the sitting room and hallway, the inside of the house could not be more different from the outside.
This Traveller's Hotel from 1887 is very well maintained. Our Cinderella room upstairs in August-September 2015 was spotless clean. A big challenge for a building from 1887. Our room has the function of the bridal suite and the house, with one large en suite room downstairs and four large en suite rooms upstairs, is often used for the so called most beautiful day and following night in a marriage. Not that we got married: we just booked the room on Expedia for CAN$102 per night including taxes, but without the offered breakfast. Porter's Bistro opposite the B&B was an excellent replacement.
The king size bed in the Cinderella room slept unbelievable good. We had to climb in it. The owner ordered specially made thick mattresses filled with down. The same material used in duvets. It felt liked floating in water. An extraordinarily feeling, which will mitigate any attempt from the groom towards the bride.
The room itself, like the other bedrooms, is exquisitely decorated. The wallpaper, shinning floors, fittings, paintings and colours all fit together. The en-suite bathroom is large and luxury. Beside the out-of-this-world bed, the room has a fan and streaming Wi-Fi reception, thanks to the 5 GHz Wi-Fi access-point. There is a fridge with water bottles in the hallway.
This historic house is a gem to stay. Sleeping was extremely comfortable. A pity not to have breakfast in the dining room every morning and finish with coffee in the sitting room. That would be a full colonial experience in the birthplace of British Columbia. Very recommended.
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