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Holiday Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins
311 Marten Street | PO Box 1417, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 , Canada   |  
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Ranked #12 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Perth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Value Cabin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Carriage House Cabin behind the B & B for 3 nights. The cabin was tiny but very warm, comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well set up for self catering with a full size stove and heaps of cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery. As the B & B had not reopened after winter our host Karin provided self service breakfast supplies for our stay. These contained delicious home baked cranberry muffins and jam, fresh bread, yoghurt, fruit, cereal, milk, cream and juice. The very best quality and very generous amounts. Again the bathroom was small but clean and functional with plenty of hot water. There was a small second bedroom with double bunks which served as a dressing room for us. The location over the road from a Safeway and metres from the main street was ideal. There was off street parking.
Karin was very helpful and provided information about the area and plenty of maps. She was very passionate about her area.
We were charged winter rates and we felt the cabin was outstanding value for the price. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend the cabin for those seeking centrally located,
clean,comfortable and affordable accommodation in Banff.

  • Stayed May 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is probably the n-th time we were visiting Bnaff. We never stayed in any B&B at Banff before. Undoubtedly, this was our most enjoyable stay in Banff. My wife and I stayed there for three nights including the Christmas day. Our host, Karin, is a very busy and very nice person. She took care of all our needs. She invited us for Christmas dinner with her. It was a really amazing experience as there were probably 18 other people were invited and all of them came from all over the world. Few were guests at the B&B, others work at Banff. We stayed in one of the two second floor rooms in the main house. The house is more than 100 years old. We loved the old world charm. Though the house was old, it was very clean and well maintained. Location of the B&B is also great. It is situated only one block away from Banff Ave. I would recommend this place to anyone who is planning to visit Banff.

  • Stayed December 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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Antwerp
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84 hotel reviews
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed for two nights in this B&B.
It is the oldest one in town, in a characterful house. In the back there are a few cabins where there were more guests staying. Parking our car was possible in the back in front of the cabins, but you have to be a good driver as there is not too much space to manoevre.
Bigger cars can park on the street in front of the house. On the opposite side of the street parking seemed to be limited in time.

We were given the blue room in the main building, which was tiny but adequate and clean. The bathroom was next door with a shower in an antique bathtub, a modern toilet and sink. That bathroom was for our private use, as the people in the bedroom next to us had their bathroom next to their room on the opposite side of the hall.

Karin is a casual but very helpful and knowledgable hostess. She indicated the sights and restaurants on a map and gave us great tips for wildlife viewing.
Every evening after 8 pm. when the golfers have stopped playing, herds of elks come to eat the grass on the greens of the Banff golfclub.
Be careful though, because we went too close to them in order to make some pictures in the fading light, and we were attacked by the male who saw us as a threat for his harem. Luckily for us we could duck between the trees just in time and we weren't injured.

We went back in the early morning (6.30 am.), when rangers were driving the elk away from the greens and we could make beautiful pictures. We kept our distance this time (3 buslengths are advised by the rangers) and stayed close to our car so we could quickly drive away in case another male elk should attack us.

Another tip : when you take the Lake Louise sightseeing gondola to the top of Mount Whitehorn, there is a good chance of seeing a young male grizzlybear, who has made his territory in the neighbourhood of te gondola. The rangers there tell you how to act in case of an encounter.

Back to the review of the B&B: we concur with the raving reviews of the other guests : Karin makes indeed a fabulous breakfast with lots of selfbaked goodies, but you can also help yourself to yoghurt, cereals or fruit if you like. Breakfast is served at 8.30 am.

The B&B is in walking distance to Banff downtown, and there is a big supermarket on the corner of the street. Gasstations are also close by, and we found they had the cheapest rates of all the stations we tanked at during our trip around Alberta and British Columbia.

Overall : great value for money, and we would certainly return if we should be in Banff again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We can't speak highly enough about karin, she is clearly a very busy lady but she does a fantastic job as a host giving great recomendations for things to do she makes a fab breakfast with lots of home baking!

We stayed with her on our honeymoon for 2 nights & she warned us that her cabin wasn't big or modern and it is quite small but very clean and her helpfulness more than made up for the small cabin. The waffles were amazing!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My family stayed there for two nights. The room was tiny but clean. The hospitality was excellent. She accommodated our three year old toddler. Karin provided a delicious breakfast: home made muffins, mixed fresh fruits, varieties of fruit juices, milk, cereals, etc. Wifi was fast. The locations is walking distance to Banff downtown. Because the location was close to railway, we sometimes heard train whistle during the night. You cannot beat the price in Banff. Overall, we have great experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I stayed there just for a night in the winter season. You will appreciate the great hospitality of Karin, the manager. She helped me to find me way in the region, she gave me a lot of good tips and did not hesitate to take her on car to drive me in the town. She even drove to the good spots to observe the wildlife far out of the town. The manager was very friendly and invite me to share a few glasses of wine with her own friends. If you not in the mood of staying with people downstairs, you can rather appreciate the intimacy of your room and your private bathroom. You won't miss the marvelous breakfasts that she prepares on a daily basis. I still smell the fresh muffins that she prepared.The WiFi connection is perfect. The location of the B&B is perfect, it is close to both, the center and the bow river. You will not find a better B&B in Banff in this range of price.

Enjoy

Nicolas

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins for three nights in March 2012. The B&B is actually the oldest B&B in Banff. The hospitality was excellent, dinner tips great and the breakfast was pefect. THe free Wifi was strong and fast. The house is very centrally situated. We had a great stay and will return for sure if we need to stay in Banff again.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 311 Marten Street | PO Box 1417, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 , Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Ranked #12 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
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