Five Sails Restaurant
Five Sails Restaurant
  • Address:
    Located on R level Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
    Neighborhood:
    Coal Harbour
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Five Sails Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fivesails.ca/
  • Phone: 6048442855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Ernst Dorfler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe Street
  • Public Transit: The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available at Canada Place and valet services are offered based on availability at the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance. Flat fees for parking apply after 6:00pm.
A word from Five Sails Restaurant
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of breathtaking views of Vancouver, fresh and fabulous four diamond award winning cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful Five Sails Restaurant located at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.




The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.



Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented continental cuisine on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Five Sails Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)scenic view (94)romantic (75)fit for foodies (56)notable wine list (37)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fantastic Service
    pikovan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent service as well as food. When I called ahead to request the tasting-menu selection for each our dining group, restaurant staff kindly printed out personal copies of the tasting menu for each of us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Enjoyed Our time at Five Sails Restauraunt. Service was top notch, great view of the harbour, will plan to go again next time we are in Vancouver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting Menu was outstanding
    what
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was lucky enough to try the tasting menu on Friday night in late August '14. It was outstanding. From the tuna to the lamb, the dinner throughout was outstanding. Pair it with some amazing wines and you can't go wrong.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great and courteous service ,all staff were quite friendly and prompt.We thought the food,s variety was a bit limited but it was quite delicious and well prepared.It would be wonderful if a live music was present at least on some nights?we will recommend this place to our friends and will be visiting back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Gem of Vancouver Port.
    Anticosti
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything is perfect ! The view on the Coal Harbour is breathtaking. The service is first-class. The food is all finesse and top-quality. The filet was amazing. The halibut was delicious. Cheese plate and soufflé were treats. Birhtday attention was so delicate. Cassini and Thornehaven wines were delectables. Don't miss that wonderful experience, the best we had so far among all our trips. Danielle et Jean, Québec
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    MsCanada
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The best panoramic view of Vancouver which the food surpasses ! I have never wanted to go back to a restaurant to just have their green salad but this one is the most amazing compilation of tender greens I have ever eaten. Every mouthful was a burst of new flavours. The main course was as intoxicating to the eye as it was the palette. Polite and accommodating staff. This was a superb intro to Vancouver cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb view and dinner
    teatime
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The view was spectacular and the food was superb. Highlights were the spinach-mushroom ricotta ravioli, the best ever, and the green salad with berries and fruit crisps, every so fresh with sprouted greens. Enjoyed the sauteed sole and the lobster-halibut-scallop entrees very much too. Sauces are lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Meal
    MaurmckVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What a great dining experience. The food was outstanding. My husband had the beef and I had lamb. They were perfectly cooked and delicious. The grand marnier souffle was scrumptious. With the glorious view on a beautiful suuny day in Vancouver it would be hard to top this dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great place!
    John
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food & local BC wine was divine, the service was outstanding and the view and sunset was simply breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    mstonecrab
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After dining at 6 different restaurants during our stay in Vancouver, we voted this our favorite! The food was delicious, view was great & the service was impeccable . I recommend the Sable fish & the Weathervane Scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect romantic dinner
    simply
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had the 5 course tasting menu and the foods were well presented and delicious! Service was very attentive until a big group sat beside us which made the service to us slow, good thing we were already at our 4th course. But despite that, we appreciate their effort in seating us near the window to get a beautiful view of the sunset and the water. Also the greeting for our anniversary of mini chocolate cake and candle was a pleasant surprise. It's a bit pricey, the 5 course tasting menu was $90+ each without wine, $140+ with wine pairing so definitely we will come back again for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Vancouver
    BBJayz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's my first time dining at this restaurant, I was impressed from start to finish. There isn't much to say except for it's the best restaurant in Vancouver. My new all time favorite:) Thanks for such a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Couldn't have asked for any more from this restaurant. The food was incredible, service was impeccable and the view was breathtaking. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate restaurant
    Bigkahunatuna78
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I am always skeptical when it comes to these higher end restaurants but took the plunge and decided to celebrate my anniversary there. Apprised the establishment it was my anniversary via OpenTable, and they greeted us accordingly and sat us at a window seat with a killer view overlooking the marina. The food was epic from start to finish and the owner would personally check in with us periodically. What I thought was really classy is the special dessert they threw in for our anniversary compliments of the house. Although not particularly expensive it was thoughtful and showed heart. Definitely recommend for special occasions or meeting with clients.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Bigbear
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Highlight of our dinners during our vacation. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the food and views were amazing. I had the pea soup which was lovely , followed by lobster and a beautiful chocolate desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    hamlit
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner for our 25th anniversary. The service was excellent and the special treats for our anniversary were delicious. We will come back more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Daisyloo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We made reservations prior to our arrival in Vancouver. We chose the Five Sails for it's location as we were staying in the Pan Pacific Hotel, and because of the good reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We went with high expectations, and we were not disappointed. The view from the dinning room is wonderful, the service was very good and the food was delicious. Two of our party had the Sablefish and the third had the Dover Sole. We all loved our meals, including a nice bottle of B.C. wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a great dinner
    thanksgivingdinner
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service was exceptional. Get the soufflé, its worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service + great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went to Five Sails as an Anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. When I received a call to confirm the reservation, the lady also asked if it was for a special occasion and made sure we were greeted and congratulated. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and not overly imposing. Being young sometimes it feels like you're not good enough to eat here yet but definitely didn't get that feeling here. As well, they even gave us a little cake with a candle and sign that said Happy Anniversary so that was definitely a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for smth special and the view is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Surprise
    GP2610
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Even though I live in Coal Harbour, I was completely unaware of Five Sails. Being in the Pan Pacific, it has no walk-by presence. The way I found it was by Googling 'Best Vancouver Restaurants' and it was rated quite highly, I think #1. When I asked a few long time Vancouver residents about it, their response was, 'I was there a few years ago. It was fine'. So I had a bit of trepidation when I booked it for my girlfriends birthday dinner. Guys, what an awesome surprise. The view is absolutely spectacular. It was a great, clear evening and we had a perfect table overlooking the harbour. Service was great. The restaurant was about 1/3 full, and really quiet. And the food was SPECTACULAR. Really, really, good. No superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing spot for celebrations
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The hostess greeting us was very friendly and inviting as we entered the dining room. The service was the impeccable as always. The view of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and North Shore is breath taking especially on a sunny summer evening. The food is its usual high standards. We had the Miso Soy Sablefish and the Catch made up of Atlantic Lobster, Scallops and Halibut which was done is a coconut broth. Both dishes were delightful with the sauces that complimented each dish very well. The amuse-bouche of tuna and tomato soup was a wonderful start the meal. Their souffle was fabulous as always. Nice touch with the small chocolate square to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5-Sails Restaurant=5-Star Treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The Five Sails Restaurant was fabulous for our business meeting. They were kind enough to arrange a somewhat private area for our dinner/discussion. Meal was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafooddiet
    Seafooddiet
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Wonderful restaurant with great food and service and ambience. The view was great. It was fun watching the sea planes take off and land. The clientele was nicely dressed which makes it more elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Salmon was prepared sous vide method and overcooked, and the albumin was very visible. The finishing was sauce rather than broiled or seared. We have loved this restaurant in the past, but unfortunately will not return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Set Sail for a great meal
    ilovelaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I visited Vancouver and wanted a good view and a good meal. We found 5 Sails in the Canada Center which met both of the requirements. The restaurant is in the Pan Pacific Hotel on the second level. We have a window seat with an amazing view up to Stanley Park and North Vancouver. The meal was prepared with care and attention to detail. Although on the pricey side (a convention hotel) the flavor and presentation was top notch. Recommended for a quiet meal with great views, good food and an interesting selection of BC wines.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Marti
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Best seafood I've ever eaten. Wonderful service, everything delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    was a great dinning experience. the stuff were incredible, brought us cakes with "congrats!“ after they found out we just got engaged. will definitely go back again to enjoy the great food and scenic view soon! so glad we made a right choose to go five sails with our family to share our great news.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaw Dropping Views
    DiningbirdVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    360 degree all glass harbour view. Fine menu, food, preparation, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thank you for taking care of us on Mom's 90th Birthday!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid view and splendid service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a memorable meal at Five Sails and it was memorable for all the right reasons. The ambiance, service and food were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goood service! !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good service! Good dining menu!! Good view! Fantastic foods! !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with views
    TT6026
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This location was excellent for views & the food / service were excellent. I highly recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    mish
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with my dad at Five Sails. On the reservation form, I mentioned that I wanted a window-side table because of this occasion. I got a call a day before the dinner to remind me of my reservation. Then when I got there, I was greeted and a small piece of cake was prepared for me at the end of the dinner. It was a surprise! Overall, the service there was perfect. The food there was excellent. I would highly recommend it to my friends, colleagues, and family members. Oh, and I got a window-side table. Very nice view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I enjoyed an absolutely superb meal at this outstanding restaurant. Stuck with seafood and was not disappointed,as I enjoyed Lobster Bisque,Lobster,Scallop and catch of the day and finished with a sublime Grand Marnier soufflé ! The service was faultless with obviously,highly professional serving and maitre de staff! I have paid far more money for far less than I experienced this evening! Just go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sail On!
    EdmontonianHeartVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Aside from the long wait after being seated, the remaining evening proved to be a remarkable culinary experience. The view simply grandiose and food Outstanding! Our special occasion dinner was elegant and fitting. The dessert soufflé worth the 25 minute wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    OpenTable have not responded to any of my emails so cancel my account. I will not use OpenTable again!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals Find Paradise
    seniorcitygirls
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Recently five local gals celebrated our friend's 60th birthday at the Five Sails Restaurant at the Pan Pacific Hotel. What a terrific choice we made! We enjoyed an elegant atmosphere, outstanding view of our beautiful city and delicious food. The well-tuned staff made all of us feel very special. We could not have found a better environment, or tastier cuisine for this special occasion. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views of the harbour
    MacLon
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Very good food and wine with very attentive service - perhaps too attentive when it comes to poring wine... However, the waitress overheard that one of our group had their birthday on that day and arranged for a little cake with a birthday candle. The music was really boring and made you feel rather sleepy, but the views made up for everything with the sunset in the West. Very enjoyable and perfect for a business dinner as well as a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice View
    smallfishVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A very good fine dinning location! Beautiful harbour scene.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience
    HoneyBVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The server ridiculed me when I ordered Jasmine Tea after the dinner. He said the restaurant only serves "normal tea." Well, pray tell, what is "normal tea" to his standards? Jasmine tea is one of the most common teas I know of. This restaurant also has a ridiculous policy: on a busy night, guests are not seated until everyone in the party has arrived. I wonder why guests are being punished for being prompt. A business runs on consideration for the customers, not only ludicrous policies. There were times when my friends, not being local Vancourites, had trouble finding their way and were late for 30 minutes. I cannot imagine sitting outside in the waiting area for 30 minutes. Hawksworth and even Le Crocodile win 5 Sails hands down.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate