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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 #3 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful upscale bed and breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed one night during a busy weekend at the beginning of our biking trip of the Canadian Rockies. Theresa and James were wonderful hosts. Beautiful large room with excellent bathroom. Great location. Cozy welcoming lounge. Great breakfast. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Theresa & James couldn't have been nicer! We stayed 2 nights and had amazing breakfasts both mornings. Our bed was too hard for our liking and the pillows also too hard, but had we asked, I'm sure they would have produced softer pillows. With their attention to guest satisfaction, they probably would have gone out to buy pillows just for us! The TV in our room was a 12" wall-mounted that really deserves to be upgraded to a larger flat screen. We didn't spend any time in the room so it wasn't a problem. The guest living room/outdoor patio & breakfast area were all lovely. A nice touch was to set out complimentary after dinner liquours, not to mention the arrival cookies. We asked if we could use their laundry and in order to keep the machines open for their use, early morning was best. Theresa offered to put it in for us as she got up first. Expecting to dry & fold my things at breakfast, I was pleasantly surprised to find it all done & folded for us!!! Theresa went above and beyond and we were most appreciative! Would definitely give them the highest rating imaginable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

It would be easy to skip this review because it would sound like an echo of all the ones before it.
But Theresa and James work too hard for that ..and deserve another standing ovation. We stayed four nights..off season -and would go back in a flash. Theresa is so lovely, a natural host and cook: James is like the local tourist board. He's been everywhere and his advice was something no hotel employee could match. Our room was quiet, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom spotless. The breakfasts were varied and among the best the whole trip. The late afternoon baked goods were divine...and didn't spoil our dinners out. The hosts are social people:easy to be around and interesting.They definitely have perfected their ' calling' in life.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Barrie, Canada
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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!

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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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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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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Additional Information about Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast

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 #3 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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