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A Banff Boutique Inn - Pension Tannenhof
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   121 Cave Avenue | Box 1870, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
1 review
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“It felt like home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I very much enjoyed staying at the Banff Boutique Inn. Our room was very cozy with a king size bed, nice couch, beautiful 'retro' bathroom. The common room is a great place to read a book, or have breakfast with a mountain view. The inn is about a ten minute walk, along the river, from downtown Banff. The staff is also very friendly! I'll definitely be back for my next stay in Banff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I first stayed at the Boutique Inn during late November for a single night and could not wait to return. I've since been back twice, most recently for a week over Christmas. It's perfect for either a short or long stay. I cannot fault nor find an area in which the Inn could improve - the most welcoming, helpful and thoughtful staff who treat you as friends, beautiful setting & views, delicious & extensive breakfasts, incredibly reasonable prices, such comfortable beds and a homely, cosy atmosphere - all a beautiful walk from town. I cannot wait to go back, it's like a home away from home & is one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had with accommodation in Australia & Canada - and I was on my own. I cannot speak more highly of this beautiful little place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My first time at this property, because the hotel I usually stay at was full. The greeting when I arrived was exceptional, the tour of the place informative, the rooms comfortable and quirky. A great B&B run by people who actually seem to care about the comfort of their guests. Incredibly reasonable prices. A very pleasant experience. I will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Two friends and I stayed at the Boutique Inn in early December. Beckie and her staff were welcoming and helpful with giving us information about what to do and where to go. Their B&B is one of the most beautiful properties I have had the chance to stay at. The view from the living room is stunning and the fireplace makes for the perfect home away from home. We added one night to our stay because we couldn't get enough of it. Thanks!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We arrived at the banff boutique an hour earlier than advertised and as luck would have it our room was already available. We found the staff very welcoming and thought the tour and explanation of fridges/wifi/parking handy. This 2 night stay formed part of our honeymoon and with room number 9 we had ample privacy and seclusion. This was not our first visit to Banff but we took the advice from the staff and ate at the Bison Restauarant and found it amazing and the discount was very welcome!
We had the large king-size room with whirlpool bath and plenty of seating and all round excellent comfort and space. Our only small issue was that the heating kept the room very warm at night, which is ideal in the mountains in October but warmer than we would normally sleep in. On reflection if it bothered me that much I would have said something.
Should we stay in Banff again, this is the first place we will look to book, you can keep you Banff Springs or Rimrock Hotel.
We have been telling friends, both Canadian and British about this place and hope they all try and visit to.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our daughter and now son in-law chose the Banff Boutique Inn as the site for their wedding this fall.
While it took some planning to get two families together for one weekend the end result was amazing. We cannot say enough about the hospitality extended by Beckie and staff. Our every need was managed by the minute with graciousness and warmth. We were a group of people ranging in age from 6 to 94 and with that brings many challenges, but none too difficult for Beckie and her staff. The "great room" served as a hospitality room, chapel, dining room and nightclub over the course of the weekend. It was magiacl how the room was tranformed to meet the wedding venue needs. The place was as comfortable as our own homes and that is a testament to the owners management style.
Take a bow innkeepers - you were amazing - thanks for everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I am lucky to have found this gem in Banff. Stayed for 3 nights with my cousin, and the room we got was perfect for the two of us (first floor, right by the entrance). It had two separate closets, a comfortable queen bed, clean, nicely lit, and amenities provided. We shared a washroom with one other room but it still provided privacy in the way it was designed. Great location, only 5 min from Banff Town, easily walkable, offered free parking and wifi. My favourite part: a hearty and delicious free breakfast in the dining room where we saw a deer while enjoying our meal, and full access to their kitchen to cook anytime! We used the kitchen to make sandwiches for our trails, and for late night snack/tea sessions. They also had a fridge for guests to store their food. Seriously it can not get any better than this for the price they offer.

I also enjoyed access to their cozy lounge with a fireplace, and bookshelves stacked with games and books. This was a great hangout spot for the guests to study, read, or connect with others.

The hostess was very genuine and helpful about directions, activities, food, and any concerns. She gave us a warm welcome and consistently provided great hospitality everyday to ensure we had a good experience here. Loved the artistic and charming vibe of this place, and definitely recommend it. I would much rather stay at this quaint inn rather than a big hotel -- would love to stay in the king suite next time around.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about A Banff Boutique Inn - Pension Tannenhof

Address: 121 Cave Avenue | Box 1870, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — A Banff Boutique Inn - Pension Tannenhof 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to A Banff Boutique Inn, a contemporary designer Inn; offering unique accommodation in Banff, Alberta. Whether you’re here to relax, rejuvenate or seek adventure, A Banff Boutique Inn is the place to stay in the Rockies. We offer a healthy continental breakfast to start your day. Our breakfast includes; a selection of fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, cold cereals, freshly baked bread, gluten free bread and cereal, homemade granola, Banff Roasting Company Fair-Trade Coffee and Banff Tea Co specialty loose-leaf teas. Our location is just a few minutes from the Bow River, offering an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. Just a few minutes walk to Cascade Gardens and The Cave and Basin. Private off-street parking is available behind the Inn; public transit is just around the corner. All guest rooms are uniquely decorated; include complimentary WIFI, and private en suite bathrooms. The Inn’s facilities are perfect for your rocky mountain wedding, reunion, anniversary or corporate retreat. At the Inn, we support local artists, offering our Inn as a “Locals Art Gallery”. You will find many unique pieces throughout the Inn available for purchase. ... more   less 
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