My wife & I were travelling across the Rockies area, stopping 2 nights at a time here & there. We booked Caribou Lodge through Canadian Affair.
On arrival at this hotel we were directed to an attic room which had a low ceiling, and only a tiny window (that was closed). Outside the sun had been shining all day with temperatures around 25Cl the room was stifling. To make matters worse the decor was dark and oppressive. We decided that it simply wasn't acceptable so I asked for change of room.
We got one - semi basement with a great view through the shrubs of the legs of people going into the car park. The decor was exactly the same and, on enquiry from lovely staff at the desk, I learned that (a) there are no air conditioned rooms in the hotel and (b) all rooms are decorated alike. It was judged "lg cabin style". Apparently guests were divided 50/50 between loving and loathing!
With hindsight, I suppose we got what we paid for; maybe Canadian Affair get good rates but the bedding was all past its prime, duvet, sheets, towels had all seen better days.
The Keg Restaurant served very good buffet breakfasts (at extra cost, variable according to your choice hot or cold); whatever it was excellent. Staff were great.
Evening meals were also extremely good but one needed to book early because it was very busy. Meal prices seemed high to us but they were competitive with the rest of Banff.
The Spa was super, my one regret was that we didn't really stay long enough to make the most of that or the general area around Banff.
- 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 Lodge And Spa
- Banff Caribou Hotel Banff
- Caribou Banff
- Caribou Lodge Banff