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“nice cosy soft beds and kind people” 4 of 5 stars
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132 Otter St. (Box 227), Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #22 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Austin, Texas
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“nice cosy soft beds and kind people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at this place and had a wonderful time. It is about 2-3 blocks from the main street and the walk to town was very easy. The breakfast was cereal / granola / warm English muffins/ regular muffins and fresh cut fruit. The have a wealth of advice as far as which places to eat at and such. Your room is off in it's own hallway and private bathroom. The grounds and beautiful and historic. The beds were very cozy and comfortable and the place was very clean. I would stay here again and recommend it to all my friends who visit.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Jannis and Doug are great people! They helped us a lot and offered us hospitality in their warm and cosy home.
The Woodside cottage is lovely and historic, somewhat on a distance from the street in a nice front garden. The room where we stayed was comfortable and the beds gave us good sleep. The guests' room offers a lot, not only comfort but also Jannis' paintings of the beauty of nature of the Rocky Mountains, and books of Canada's history.
Jannis' breakfast was a power start every day.
In this way it was pleasant to stay longer in Banff than planned, when trapped by the Alberta flooding in June 2013.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Angu On
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

In July we took trip to Calgary stampede then headed to Vancouver stopping at Banff overnite. We stayed at this B & B when in Banff. We had bedroom with twin beds and separate bathroom. We could also use dining area to make coffee, tea or just sit for awhile. This was convenient location to walk to downtown Banff. Owners were very informative about getting around Banff and also friendly people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

A 100 year old house with a great location in a quiet street just a couple minutes walk to the main street. The property has charm but needs some attention. It is clean, small with one room only. Two comfortable single beds with OK space,good curtains, a fridge, poor lighting, a small bathroom but it does have a spa/jet bath but the shower nozzle is wide spread, you can hear the upstairs host bathroom, one basin tap turns the opposite way, the door does also, floorboards creak, so do some upstairs where the hosts stay. The eating room has a view through the old rolled glass and a sitting room with couch. Breakfast is simple continental, supplied when requested and a kettle for use anytime.The outside setting area in the front garden needs attention.Cark parking is in the street with no problems.The hosts turn on the heating in the morning which can be a bit warm in such a small room. Petra the dog is friendly but you need to keep the room door closed.
Jannis is polite yet very quiet but would warm to regular guests and Doug is very social on the front verandah.
Sum - small, clean and adequate but there are many other B&B's in the same vicinty with a better external presentation.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

This historic retreat will celebrate it's 100 years as well as the Parks Canada. We have come here for the last 15 years and wouldn't think of anywhere else to stay. It's location is perfect to Banffs main street( a 3 min walk) with shops and plenty of places to eat or take in the beauty of the parks and wildlife.
Doug and Jannis have made us feel like family and their dog Petra. If the gas lit lantern in front path isn't inviting enough, the charm of this cottage will bring many memories to call upon with a smile. It's cozy interior is filled with the warmth of its hosts and Jannis's paintings. Doug helped publish a book on the history of Banffs residents(We live in a postcard).
Breakfast is a wonderful array of fruits, muffins,cereals,milk,OJ, tea, and coffee, yogurt,and a wonderful view out the original rolled glass picture window. There's always a kettle ready for an afternoon tea or coffee. The single beds are comfortable and private bath is eqiuped with a whirlpool tub to soak and relax in.
Both Doug and Jannis can inform you of walks, hikes,views, within the majesty of this park. They know it well and should be considerd experts. Alot of Jannis's paintings are inspired by places they have been together or view points.
Petra is a very quite, friendly dog who's mostly a welcome committee to the cottage guests. The cottage feels like home away from home. There's bird feeder so you can enjoy the local wildlife. The elk have( in the past) adorned the front path as they too have found the home inviting. Don't miss out staying here!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed here three nights. The house was lovely; very nice breakfasts. Very homey place, complete with a dog that will sit at your feet; felt I was coming home each day after my conference. The owners were very knowledgeable about the town and area. Also very convenient to Banff Centre.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

This was my Wife and I's first stop in Canada.
It is a nice little B&B with one room with single comfortable beds.
It is nicely placed for walking into town (about 10 mins to other side of Banff) and has free parking.
Each morning we walked to the river and saw various wildlife elk, deer etc within a 3 min walk.
Breakfasts were simple continental style with some home baking.
This is a good base to travel explore Banff and the national park

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 132 Otter St. (Box 227), Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A4, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #22 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff

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