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Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   417 Marten Street | Box 5443, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1G5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Barrie, Canada
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“A perfect home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We had a short but amazing stay at Buffaloberry! It is a lovely purpose built home with very comfortable surroundings and underground parking. It is located right within the town of Banff so very accessible to everything by walking. Very comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms, a wonderful guest lounge with fireplace and deck and delicious home cooked breakfast and afternoon scones! Theresa and James are perfect hosts with lots of knowledge of the area. We have been to many B&B's over the years and this one tops them all!

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully decorated and located. The rooms aren't large but with the guest loung...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have to agree with all the other rave reviews here: this place is fantastic.

Theresa & Michael are fantastic friendly hosts. They could not have been more welcoming if they tried, but at the same time not intrusive. They gave us tips on things to see and getting around, lent us ski bags, and were great to chat to about what we'd seen that day or what was going on in town.

The breakfasts were phenomenal, we had a different for each day we were there. They were gourmet meals with a selection of fruits, muesli, yoghurt, toast, muffins plus Theresa's special of the day. We were fed so well that we didn't eat lunch once while we were there, and skipped dinner a couple of times too. Theresa would also leave out some afternoon snacks for when we got back at the end of the day.

The rooms have every comfort you could want. They're spacious, with big comfy beds, have individual temperature controls, heated floors. Everything is covered. The common area is great too with leather couches and a nice roaring fire at the end of the day. The place is absolutely spotless, I'm sure you could eat off the floor - it's that clean.

It is a bit expensive, especially if you go in summer, but they gave us a free night's stay because we stayed for 6 nights which brought the cost down. But the hospitality and attention to detail made it worth it for us, and we can't wait to come back again.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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BuffaloberryBB, Owner at Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Buffaloberry. We like to serve-up a good breakfast as we really enjoy a good breakfast ourselves, to start the day. The best part of the bed and breakfast business is sharing stories from our guests about all the things they are doing on their holidays, like seal watching on the east coast or taking in the Northern Lights in Yellowknife! It is great when guests have the time to stay longer and settle in to our mountain town. We offer the last night free with a minimum 5 night stay.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you both again
Theresa and James-owners and managers
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Cornwall
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We stayed at the Buffaloberry B&B in February, while sightseeing in the area for a couple of days and there was one thing wrong with our visit - we did not have enough time to spend in this lovely home enjoying the amenities!
This is a really special, very well thought out, beautifully presented Bed and Breakfast, with thoughtful and attentive hosts Theresa and James on hand to ensure you have a really relaxing stay. The room was very good, with lovely bathroom and views of the mountains, but the big thing here is the Great Room, where beverages of choice are served in lovely surroundings, with pleasant music, interesting items to look at, and where delicious and original breakfasts of the highest standard are served. As a very critical bed and breakfast owner myself, we booked this simply because the reviews were so good, and it was indeed a real treat. As we were dashing in and out, snacks were left in case we had missed out on meals, very thoughtfully (white chocolate and cranberry scones, warm banana bread...) which were indicative of the levels that this experienced couple go to in providing the personal touch. This was more than we would normally spend, but for sheer indulgence and a great time, it was worth every penny and we would highly recommend you treat yourself whenever you can!
We were travelling for nearly three weeks in Canada, and this was the highlight - visit soon!

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, AB
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6 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed at the Buffaloberry B&B in January as part of our 5-year wedding anniversary celebration. When we saw it was #1 on TripAdvisor we had to book and see for ourselves! We spent the day skiing and then checked in around 4 p.m. The owners and hosts are as wonderful in real life as all the reviews claim. We had arranged for a small charcuterie plate upon our arrival and brought our own bottle of wine for a little après ski by the fire place. The rooms are gorgeous and everything is brand new. Breakfast the next morning was gourmet and delicious! The private underground parking was very nice as well.

We did find the rate a little pricey, for low season. But then again it was REALLY nice. We'll definitely be back and recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Lovely welcome, very friendly and helpful owners. Room lovely although not over large. Only real quibble other than price is the lack of a cooked breakfast. Beautiful spread of cold meats, etc, but for the price were expecting a hot breakfast. But everything seems to be expensive in Banff.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Thank you to the reviewer for their review and for outlining some details about our B&B. A note to readers about the breakfasts, this patron stayed one night, and the following morning our version of a European country buffet was served. This breakfast consists of 6 different types of cured meats (proscuitto included) as well as 6 artisan cheeses, condiments, two types of breads, along with a home baked croissant, along with the usual fresh fruit salad accompanied with homemade granola and balkan style yogurt. As other mutli-night partrons have noted in TripAdviser reviews, we try very hard not to repeat breakfasts for the same patrons. Another note to readers, this is by far our most expensive breakfast from a food cost basis!
Happy Travels!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We can see how Buffaloberry gets No. 1 in Banff- expensive but sooo worth spending the extra! We just had 2 nights at Buffaloberry during our 3 week road trip through the Canadian Rockies. Our room was beautiful- absolutely spotless and so homely. We were just disapointed we couldn't spend more time in the room!!
Buffaloberry is in an excellent location- just 5 minute walk to Banff main street yet in a lovely quiet safe neighbourhood.
Theresa and James are excellent hosts- Theresa gave us an excellent dinner recommendation of 'Coyotes' which was great. The breakfasts were delicious, particularly Theresa's buckwheat blueberry pancakes!
We were sad to leave Buffaloberry and hope one day we will be back- we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in Banff!
ThanksTheresa and James for a perfect stay!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Great location, hosts, food and accommodation! All the other reviews say it all.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Also Known As:
Buffaloberry Hotel Banff
Buffaloberry b&b
Buffaloberry Hotel
Address: 417 Marten Street | Box 5443, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1G5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buffaloberry is a unique and wonderful private accommodation located in the heart of Banff National Park. Bow Valley residents with 30 years experience in the service industry, Theresa and James will provide you with comfort and style brought to you with an informative local edge. If health and relaxation is what you are seeking, look no further, "the experience is as magnificent as the scenery." ... more   less 
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