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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 #7 of 33 hotels in Banff
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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“Not good, not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Not much to say about the Rundlestone. It is just a comfortable hotel at (just about) walking distance from downtown Banff.

It was our first skiing trip to Canada and what we found really nice was the heated parking garage with ski lockers and the ‘no ski’s, ski boots, snowboard in the hotel’ signs everywhere.

We would stay here again but a tiny little bit closer to town would also be nice.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Booked this hotel with hotwire and was pleasantly surprised. Nice pool and hot tub. Rooms were comfortable and adequate...not super spacious though. Staff was friendly. Hotel offered free movies to rent. Walking distance to town.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed here with family and friends and had a fantastic stay!

The accommodation was great (we booked a separate sleeper room as we have 2 children age 14 and 10), very clean with daily linen and towel changes and comfy beds. Even though the room was on the ground floor and facing on to Banff Avenue, we hardly heard the traffic. Reception staff were helpful and polite at all times and great with the kids. We used the pool and jacuzzi every day after skiing and perhaps the temperature in the pool room and the water temperature could have been warmer, but it was still enjoyable and the jacuzzi was bliss!!

The Bar and Resaurant area had recently been renovated and was a good mix of comfort and style. The food in Bumpers was great (I had both the New York Strip Steak and the Trout and they were both cooked to perfection) and the waiting staff again were courteous, helpful and patient and the chefs happy to adapt the menu to suit dietary requirements. A special mention to the bar tenders - James and Neil - we had a really good laugh with them, they were friendly, welcoming and great with the kids.

The location of the hotel means its is a good 15/20 minute walk into Banff itself, but its an easy walk and there are plenty of bars and restaurants on the way! The shuttle buses to the ski slopes stop at the hotel next door, which was really convenient.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay again if we are ever fortunate enough to visit Banff in the future. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sherwood Park
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

The beds are ridiculously Hard my daughter thought the rugged floor was more comfortable. We left with sore back and necks, really get new mattresses!! There is a vent in the room that we think has something to do with the vacume system. Very loud hissing sound anoying. Underground parking sure is a plus but not the most important thing on my list. Comfort is and it just was'nt here.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RundlestoneFOM, Front Office Manager at Rundlestone Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
I was truly very sorry to learn your stay with us was less than exceptional! We strive extremely hard to ensure all our guest stays are as relaxing and as comfortable as possible. We encourage constructive criticism and feedback as it helps us improve the experience for our guests. Please let us know directly at the Front Desk about any concerns you have so we can follow up and take the necessary action. The Rundlestone Lodge does operate a matress replacement programme, therefore, if you can contact the hotel and let us know which room you stayed in, we can look into getting the bed switched out! Thank you.
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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Stayed 3 nights while on family vacation in Banff. Booked the 'Semi Private' room which was a very nice upgrade that offered ample space for 2 adults and 2 kids with lots of luggage. Room had a king bed, queen bed and pull out couch sitting area.
Bed was not the best but comfortable enough. Fireplace and private balcony was a nice bonus. The pool and hot tub area was good and staff was pleasant. Underground parking and ski/snowboard lockers were great.
For the price (deal) we paid (3 nights for price of 2), we couldn't have asked for more. Location was convenient (a few blocks from downtown) and was walking distance to some nice restaurants.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RundlestoneFOM, Front Office Manager at Rundlestone Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the pool and hot tub - some of our property's highlights! Excellent that you spotted the Winter Promotion on our website and got a great deal!! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

A note to future guests: Our Semi-Private room does not have a fireplace, nor a pullout couch - please check out the 'Rooms & Suites' page on our website for full room descriptions and floor plans, or if calling directly, please ask the Front Desk Agent for details about specific room amenities!
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just returned from a 2 week ski trip to the Rundlestone Lodge, Banff.
Booked over the internet and got a good deal on a special promotion.
Room on the 3rd floor (overlooking the small adjacent park/childrens play area) was very clean and well looked after with frequent changes of towels/bed linen. The king bed was very comfortable with blankets rather than duvets - we made use of the spare blanket as it was cold in Banff.
Heating was ducted air which was a bit noisy but we switched it off during the night and, as the hotel was very quiet, we slept well.
All the staff were very pleasant & friendly and are a credit to the hotel.
We did use the hot tub which is quite small but nice after a days skiing.
Free wi-fi was very good and there are also computers and a printer for guests to use in the reception area. We would have liked a room safe but reception were very happy to store valuables.
The dining room and bar have just been re-launched as their Bumpers restaurant/bar and the decor and furnishings are very impressive. We ate breakfast regularly which was very reasonable & tasty. The menu was a bit limited but the great staff were more than happy to 'mix & match' whatever we wanted. The dinner menu was a bit pricey so we ate in the town.
The reception area is a bit dated and the feature fire was only occasionally lit but this should not detract from this very nice hotel.
We would definitely recommend the Rundlestone.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed here for 1 week in March while on a ski trip and were extremely satisfied with everything. We had a loft room which was great for our teenager who had the bedroom upstairs with her own partial bathroom. All the staff we met were extremely friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast daily at Bumpers Restaurant which was great. You can buy discounted ski passes at the front counter which was convenient and the walk to downtown Banff is only approximately a 10 - 15 minute walk or there is a bus stop right outside the hotel. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Banff
#8 Family Hotel in Banff
#8 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rundlestone Lodge 3*
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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