They tried hard to make it a cool boutique hotel, but ultimately due to the age of the existing building, it feels more like an upscale hostel. We could hear water rushing very loudly through the old pipes every time the neighbours used the facilities (oddly enough, our pipes was quiet, or maybe our neighbours could hear ours?). The air conditioner was one of those big boxy ones which protruded into the room circulation as it was mounted at shoulder level, and makes noisy bursts of air. Yes, you can turn it off, but there's no openable windows so it would be stuffy. The placement of the joinery where you put your suitcase was also awkward at the foot of the bed as there was not much room left for circulation, whereas there was a larger area in front of the window which appeared under-utilised. Oh and they placed a branded red condom very conspicuously on the bedside table, which kind of gives you an idea of the crowd they are going for! A bit crass for me. I would have preferred a mint chocolate.
Funky vibe, designer decor, chalkboard for your inner artist. Newly renovated. Cool location near a brewery and fancy restaurant Le Pidgeon, and a 20-30 minute walk to the downtown and pearl district. Price was reasonable. Beds and pillows and doonas were down and very comfy.