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“Charming spacious affordable accommodation in Banff” 5 of 5 stars
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Rundlestone Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   537 Banff Avenue | P.O. Box 489, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Charming spacious affordable accommodation in Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed there as part of our 3 week tour of Canada from coast to coast in September 2012 and it happened to be my favourite place on the whole tour. Probably because we adored Banff at first sight and wanted to live there. It just felt so right for us, it's cool, relaxed, friendly mountain town, we felt good being in the company of like-minded people dressed in hiking gear and eager to explore nature. We loved the architecture of the whole town, the cosy lodges, use of local natural materials. We loved Rundlestone Lodge the moment we stepped in and into cosy wood panelled room with stone fire place, wood carvings and cosy armchairs. The staff were brilliant and helpful, our room was very large and comfortable, the swimming pool and hot tub really very good, free WiFi and large TV perfect. We visited Banff Brew Pub and really loved our tasting session when we were brought 6 1/3 pint glasses with beers brewed on site. They were delicious and a good value for money. Also Alberta has the lowest tax in Canada at 5%, so everything is cheaper compared to 13-15% in other provinces. We really liked our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My cousin and I spent one night here in May, and it was very comfortable and lovely, but it was a little bit too pricey for what it was. They put a hold on your credit card, and it ended up costing more than I thought it would. The location is perfect-- right near all of the shops, but when it came down to it, I thought I could have found something comparable for less money if I'd had time to look properly. (We were kind of on a spur of the moment trip...)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

stayed there with my girlfriend and my parents. Didn't have a fortune to spend on a hotel. This place has a very nice pool and hot tub. There is a nice patio right next to the pool. The rooms are clean and big enough. We had a nice view on the mountain. The lobby is welcoming and the staff very nice. There is an underground parking. I had breakfast at the restaurant and it was good. Downtown Banff is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. So overall, i'm very satisfied with this hotel.

  • 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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It was a little out of the core of downtown banff, walking distance to the centre of town, about 5 or 6 blocks. Nice walk though and quiet, good breakfast, cost was about $18 per person/
The hotel was nothing fancy but very decent for the price, Overall Banff is pretty expensive. But worth going there, it is so beautiful , we went in the fall and had great weather.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Nice, standard Banff hotel but for business purposes, wireless was hit and miss! Also, seems to be one of the only hotels on that strip without a decent restaurant attached. Rooms were adequate for the price. Staff were very friendly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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RundlestoneFOM, Front Office Manager at Rundlestone Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your review of our hotel and I am glad to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful. In regards to your experience with the restaurant, I would like to advise that Tooloulou’s Bistro and Bar has now closed down their operation at the Rundlestone Lodge.

We are very excited to announce that our new restaurant - Bumpers Beef House will be opening in our hotel in mid-December. Bumpers Beef House has been a local’s favorite here in Banff for the past 37 years! Offering a great Salad Bar and a Signature – Prime Rib Dinner, we are confident that your next restaurant experience at the Rundlestone Lodge will be most satisfactory!

Thanks again for your honest feedback as we strive to offer excellence in hospitality.
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Calgary, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My wife, son and I just had a very nice stay at the Rundlestone. We picked it because we were looking for a room with a separate bedroom for our toddler and the Rundlestone had this for a very reasonable price.

The staff was very helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the pool and hottub were well maintained. The only minor complaint would be that it is not that close to downtown Banff so a bit of wakling is required to get there.

I would happily stay at the Rundlestone again. Fancy it is not, but if you're looking for clean, affordable accommodation in Banff then it's a safe bet.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We always get the family suite here. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen & living area. Works great for our two families to stay in the same room and relax and enjoy ourselves after wandering around Banff or going on the gondola, driving to Lake Louise, etc. Great pool and hot tub, park right next door with a playground! Often see deer or elk roaming by in the early morning or evening. Only thing missing is Tooloulou's restaurant now, they moved downtown. Breakfast buffet is a tad pricey though!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 537 Banff Avenue | P.O. Box 489, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Banff
#7 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#8 Family Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rundlestone Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Banff Avenue only minutes from Downtown Banff, The Rundlestone Lodge offers a host of amenities including complimentary wireless, a fitness centre, whirlpool, swimming pool, conference facilities, and Bumpers the Beef House Restaurant. ... more   less 
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