Well, I travelled to Calgary from Eastern Canada for work, and originally planned to stay for 5 days, but stayed for 10.
If anyone gave this place a bad review, they must be off their rocker.
Check-in was a BREEZE, and Andrew at the front desk was extremely helpful, making sure we had all the info we needed - maps, directions, etc.
I heard that Centro was Calgary's first and only 'boutique' motel. I figured: a motel is a motel..right? Well, Centro is different, and they've set a new standard for sure. The decor is great, the duvets were sooo comfortable, and the SOAP - I'd go back again just for the soap. It has this exfoliating grit in it, you feel like you had a spa treatment after you get out of the shower, which by the way has a full flow shower head, not that 'needle spray'
My usual fear about motels is 'what sort of smell will I encounter when I open the door to my room?'
Thankfully Centro put my fears to rest. My room smelled better than my own house. The rooms are kept so meticulously clean, especially since there's no carpet, it's all laminate and and some granite tiles (I think it was granite, but I'm no geologist or flooring expert)
The long and short of it is this: I would stay here for a business trip again, I would stay here for vacation, I would put my family up there, and would tell my friends about it.
When I look at other properties in the area charging similar rates, there's just no comparison. Obviously you can tell how impressed I was. I don't want to overdo it, but it was all just so unique and unexpected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centro Motel is a boutique Calgary motel offering rooms that are clean, close and connected. Located on the TransCanada highway, Centro is conveniently placed nearby many amenities and attractions, including the Foothills and Children’s Hospitals, the University of Calgary, McMahon Stadium, Shouldice Athletic Park, the Olympic Oval, and is merely 10 minutes away from downtown Calgary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centro Hotel Calgary