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“Best Mountain retreat ever....” 5 of 5 stars
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Post Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Pipestone Rd, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lake Louise
Calgary, Canada
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“Best Mountain retreat ever....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Wow! This trip to Lake Louise was simply outstanding. The hotel is perfectly charming and elegant. You feel like you are on important ground when you stay here and if you can afford the $$$ you won't regret it. The food has to be some of the best we have ever had. The atmosphere is calm and quiet and we felt alone despite it being a very busy weekend. You won't regret a trip here and be sure and do the hike above the lake.
(if you are deciding between this and the Chateau Lake Louise... this, hands down... no comparison)

  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here one night on a recent trip to the Rockies, out of the eight hotel we stayed at during the trip this has to be my favourite. It is set in beautiful grounds along side the Pipestone river, it has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is next to the rail tracks but we booked a room on the preferred side overlooking the river so we didn't experience any noise from the trains or the parking lot. The room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable with a seating area with comfortable armchairs and a balcony. Towelling robes were provided as well as Aveda toiletries and a decent hairdryer, the jacuzzi bath was great after a long day of hiking. I really didn't want to leave. Yes it is expensive but so is everything else in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Toronto
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7 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This place is my dream spot for a romantic getaway, especially if you choose one of the log cabins overlooking the water. The setting is utterly gorgeous, and their restaurant is spotless. The buffet breakfast could use some work, but their a la carte menu compensates very, very well. The food is fresh, well-prepared, and served hot by a dedicated server who clearly knows her business. She provided us a selection of jam and marmalade in little jars, and urged us to take some of the unopened ones home with us. She was prompt in pouring excellent hot coffee, and the price for the fare was actually quite reasonable. I cannot recommend this place enough, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have just returned from our third trip to the magnificent Post Hotel & Spa in the extraordinarily beautiful Canadian Rockies. For us, the experience combines the best of nature with the art of caring for people at the highest level. The hotel is set on beautiful grounds alongside a rushing river. The rooms are beautifully appointed, many with stone fireplaces, balconies, spectacular views and thoughtful, well planned amenities. Individual cottages along the river are also available. The service from a largely international staff is impeccable. The food and wine are second to none. The wine cellar is legendary and one of the top in the world. In addition to the main dining room, the Outpost Pub offers absolutely excellent food in a more casual setting. We love the roaring fire in the Bar area and the fresh flowers which abound everywhere. There is such attention to detail here and the entire hotel and grounds are immaculately maintained. The Post Hotel offers so much and the Front Desk staff are so very helpful in planning excursions. We love the Spa too. For me there is nothing like greeting the day with breakfast in the Dining Room - with crisp linen, crystal, silver, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a choice of delicious breakfast foods. One recommendation: the Eggs Benedict - perfectly poached eggs with a silky hollandaise sauce. Now that's perfection on a plate. The special homemade, flavorful and crusty rye bread is not to be missed. To be at The Post Hotel is a special and elevated experience in a comfy and pampering environment. Quality all the way - simply the best. We are already making plans for our next visit.

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  • Stayed October 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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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Firstly, let me just clarify. I honestly think the view of Lake Louise is one of the most, if not the most stunning vistas I have ever seen. It's worth (in my case) the flight to Canada alone. However, the town that has built up around this natural wonder is an incredibly efficient well oiled machine designed to part you with your cash. Everything here, from hotels to restaurants is four times the price of everywhere else.

This hotel is very good, although not worth the price. Service is very good and the fitness centre and indoor pool are superb. The fireplace in the room is lovely and the bathroom is excellent. As is the view of the mountains from the room.

In terms of negatives (other than the price, which is not particular to this hotel, it's the town generally) are that it's right by the railway line which is incredibly noisy and wifi in the rooms is terrible, to the point of useless. You would have thought at these prices they would invest in a decent wifi network.

In conclusion, lovely hotel, but you're better off staying in Banff and day tripping up to Lake Louise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks County, PA
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54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Post Hotel is simply one of the finest facilities at which you will ever stay. The rooms are beautiful, the ambience of the public areas is unequalled, the food superb, and the service impeccable. This was our second visit to the Post Hotel and we have greatly enjoyed both stays. This time, we reserved the O Suite, which we later found out was the Honeymoon Suite. What an increbile room! It has a beautiful fireplace in the middle of the room, with a seperate sleeping area to the left and the bathroom, jacuzzi, and shower to the right. All of this, with a large balcony that streches across all three areas and looks out on the mountains. When we were there, there were still flowers in bloom and the balcony was covered in beautiful flower boxes. It is impossible to describe how beautiful this room is. However, if you are considering the Post Hotel, please reserve this room. You will not be disappointed. The only drawback is that train tracks are in somewhat close proximity to the hotel and you can hear it when the train comes through. There are rooms on the back side (they call it the preferred side) that are quieter. If you are visiting Lake Louise, this is a perfect place to stay and we would highly recommend it. Be sure to eat in their dining room also as the food is fantastic!

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  • Stayed September 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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Post Hotel is what others hope to be.
Outstanding service, food, accomodations, employees, and of course the owners...
Simply the best all the way around.
The owners are always in attendance, their eye for detail and quality are unmatched.
The Post is reminiscent of the family owned hotels and resorts in the Alps.
Do try one of their wine dinner weekends, perhaps the best wine event I have ever
had the pleasure of attending.

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  • Stayed March 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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Address: 200 Pipestone Rd, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Lake Louise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lake Louise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Post Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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