When we arrived at the Hotel for our three night stay we inquired about the possibility of upgrading to a Jacuzzi room. Unfortunately there were none available but for an extra $100 per night, they offered us their top room which was a Jacuzzi Loft suite which we accepted. First impressions of the hotel was that the reception area was lovely and despite it being June there was a big raging log fire going. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The hotel corridors could do with some modernising, as they are very dark. In fact, the lower level was having some redecorating done, however they were still using the horrid dark grey paint instead of modernising it with a brighter colour. Our loft suite “White Horn”, was split in to two areas. Downstairs featured a small toilet and sink, a sofa, Large flatscreen TV a fire (which was turned on by a light switch on the wall), a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. This part of the room was also painted dark, which surprises me as there was not a lot of natural light in this area of the suite. A spiral staircase takes you up to the bedroom, which has the large Jacuzzi tub in it and a low level banister which overlooks the living area. The bathroom was nice, with a large shower area. The Bed was huge and amazingly comfortable with 6 big fluffy pillows. There are three skylights in the bedroom, one slightly to the side of the bed and two at the bottom of the bed. Whilst I appreciate this is a loft suite, it would have been better if there were some blinds which could be pulled over before you went to sleep, as we were woken up at 5am every morning as the room was so bright. In addition the room was very warm and the skylights could only be opened about 2cm’s which does not allow for much air to get in. The other issue with having these open is the constant noise of trains which run through the night. When they approach the town they blow their horns four times, which are really loud and were waking me all through the night. There was a small spa area at the Hotel with a large Jacuzzi pool which was nice, but when the jets turned off you could see all of the sand which was in the bottom of it. We did not eat at the Hotel so are unable to comment on the food, you would have thought that with spending over £500 they would have included breakfast but they didn’t so we took the 15 minute walk in to the centre. There is however a free shuttle bus which runs for those who don’t want to walk in to the town. Overall we enjoyed our stay but if you are a light sleeper who wakes the moment it gets light, I would say don’t spend out the extra money on upgrading to this type of room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Banff Caribou Lodge is centrally located on Banff Avenue, Banff's main street. It offers the Keg Restaurant, Red Earth Spa (a full service spa), free underground parking, free wifi, fitness room, hot pool and steam room. This lodge type accommodation has a large and inviting lobby to greet you to Banff. Enjoy your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banff Caribou Hotel Banff
- Banff Caribou Lodge And Spa
- Caribou Banff
- Caribou Lodge Banff