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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 33 hotels in Banff
Edmonton, Canada
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“Just ok really!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed here with my husband last weekend and it wasn't as nice as I expected it to be (was gutted as I chose it!).

Bad:

The room was really dim, stuffy and outdated (we had a standard room). The fitness room is a joke, it has 3 machines in a really bare room, they should be embarrassed to advertise this! So overpriced for what is is (we paid $190 and what we received for it was shocking).

Good:

Underground parking
Good
service from reception

We would only stay here again if what we paid was halved or if there was a major overhaul.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RundlestoneFOM, Front Office Manager at Rundlestone Lodge, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I was very sorry to learn you were less than satisfied with your stay. Our goal is to ensure all guests have an enjoyable visit and leave wanting to tell others about their stay and host you again in the future.
I was happy to read of your appreciation of our Front Desk service - our staff works hard to ensure a great guest experience in this regard.

Our gym equipment was completely replaced on 10th October and we now sport; a treadmill, elliptical machine, exercise bike, recumbent exercise bike, multi-gym, balance ball, and 2 stretching mats. We will also have a range of free weights (dumbbells) arriving in a couple of weeks. Although not a professional gym, we feel that for a 3.5star hotel, we have a good choice of equipment in our gym. Feel free to check out the new equipment on our Facebook page.

We are confident in our existing product in terms of comfort and cleanliness - but it is time for a change! In the coming weeks, we are due to commence an extensive renovation project for our guestrooms. This will help ensure we are exceeding guest expectations today and into the future!

We appreciate all feedback provided to us - as it helps us listen to our valued guests and helps us improve to facilitate a great and memorable stay at the Rundlestone Lodge!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent 2 nights here. It was a really beautiful hotel, especially at night. It was located in a good location. I like the free parking in the basement. There was no free breakfast and internet access was a crawl so I took a star off for those.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Thought we go with this hotel even though mixed reviews.
Check in was great. Quick and simple.
first experience this is good, looks nice and welcoming.
Room was a pool side which was lovely, but noisy when children shouting and screaming, and no window to air the room, to and stuffy.
Room was clean but beds were hard and not really comfortable, 1 pillow per bed that was flat.
Had a queen and single bed in the 1 from, preferred just 1 kingsize.

Husband wanted to use the Gym, which was Broken and the receptionist said we could use the one at the sister hotel, which that was broken too.

Food was expensive, walking down to the hotels along the road was more value.

Lots to do in Banff, we went horse riding, the gondola, hot springs, lake walks, shopping, two jack lake and river canoes.
3 nights we a night to long and on the 3rd day we had not much to do and hanged around the hotel most of the evening, to get an early start for the next morning.

After waking up we had bites on us not sure, where the bites were from, but spent the next few days in discomfort inching these dreaded bites, we only had them on the last day in Banff so must of picked it up there.

When booking the hotel in Banff there were not really any hotels with availability so that why we chose Rundlestone lodge, after arriving we seen other nicer accommodation with vacancy. So I wished I searched and looked a bit harder to find one, before booking.

The supervisor on reception, after mentioning the gym etc did give us a small refund, but not really CAN$60, we paid for 3 nights CAN$588.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Upgraded to a Jacuzzi room from the King size room we had reserved for our three nights stay- which was interesting. The room was large allowing a seating area with a high ceiling plus a fire place.Having a jacuzzi meant the shower was smallish. Overall a nice room with a fridge and a comfortable bed.Breakfast was an option and more on the expensive side than good value plus they always appeared to be ,at minimum, one server short. Big under ground parking which was great for arrival & departure. Washing machines and dryers are available for a minimum charge which was very handy. So many things are fine with this hotel, but it just misses something - may be too many one night stays reduce the service level and the comfort factor.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We recently spent 9 days in Banff. For much of it, we stayed at the Rundlestone Lodge...and we're very happy we did!! From our arrival at 1:00 am until our departure several days later, every single staff person was very helpful and endlessly cheerful. Every request (extra coffee for our room, help with the TV, extra towels, etc..) were promptly and effectively dealt with. The rooms we had were spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Access and underground parking were a breeze. And the place is just a 5 minute walk down the main street to the town centre.

We would happily stay there again.

Room Tip: You might want to ask for a room that is not on the Banff Avenue side as it can be a little busy wit...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed here in one of the king loft rooms for a night . Nice cozy room, amazing bed, best sleep I have had in a long time. The only thing I had a problem with was, and in my books its a big problem, we asked for a late checkout which was given to us quite easily. I had slept in until 11:15 and had to be out of the room by noon. I went to have a shower only to find there was no hot water. I called down and was informed that the hot tub is emptied and filled every Monday around this time. This drains all the hot water from half the hotel and neither of us was able to have a shower. I was informed to wait for 30 to 45 minutes which i was unable to do because of the checkout time. I was not offered another room to use until after i had packed up and left the room and went down to check out and specifically asked to speak to the manager.

Nice hotel but this should be known to all guests or readily displayed. They should also be offered another room with hot water to use if theirs is gone. The manager did offer this but it was too late by then for me.

Room Tip: Ask for a king loft with a balcony, adds just a little more to the room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A third night in Banff stayed up the street. We liked this place much better for staying just a few days and it was cheaper. This place had a nice swimming pool and balconies. A very clean and nice place. It also had a fridge which is all we need. We never ate here so not sure about the food. The rooms were very comfortable and didn't appear overly dry. Enjoyed very much!

Room Tip: I would ask to stay on the pool floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Address: 537 Banff Avenue | P.O. Box 489, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#10 Family 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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