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“WOW, the mountain are beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
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Solara Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   187 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0A3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“WOW, the mountain are beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Joined some friends to celebrate not one but two "60th" birthdays and this place was over the top. Clean, beautiful and smack dab in the middle of some of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. This is a five star location and the rooms are of luxury quality. Plenty of room and space and lots of activities to be had in the resort as well in the surrounding Canmore area. So whether coming out for a birthday, family ski week-end or something a little more romantic this is a place worth coming to.

As for the details, many others can tell you of the amenities, I was just so thrilled with the experience was expected.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the corner if possible and make it the top floor so you can see the scenes
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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BellstarRDM, Rooms Division Manager at Solara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thank you for your review of Solara Resort and Spa.

We're very fortunate to be located in such a magical location. The towering Rocky Mountains that surround us here in the valley offer great views from anywhere. The air is crisp and clean and the rivers and lakes are crystal clear. It’s a brilliant setting to head out for a little adventure.
Solara Resort and Spa has a number of easy hiking trails located right at our doorstep. Of course there are the more challenging hikes available too... and if you're not sure where to begin, our friendly Guest Services Team is here to help you find the adventure that is right for you.
And when the day is done, come back to your home away from home and enjoy a long dip in the hot tub to relax those muscles from all that hiking, or wind down and watch a movie in our theatre free for our guests!

We would love for you to join us on Facebook. "Like" us and be entered to win a prize for a stay at any Bellstar resort! You can also share your pictures from your stay.
Thank you again for your review. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards,
Deryk Spina
Rooms Division Manager
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The rooms are ideal for familes with full kitchen and a deck with a grill. We loved the pool area and splash area at the resort it was ideal for my younger kids. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed that you could get a DVD from the front desk to enjoy in your room for no cost. Also liked the movie on Friday and saturday night in their theater with popcorn and drinks. Once their Kid program gets going it will even better. We will be
returning soon

Room Tip: ask for the room with the free standing tub as all rooms do not have this
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BellstarRDM, Rooms Division Manager at Solara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for this great review.

There are so many offerings here at Solara Resort and Spa that make it the ideal place for families. The spacious and fully equipped suites allow you to feel like you’re right at home. We are always expanding our free DVD rental library and we've also added PS3 games to our collection that you can play in your suite on the PS3 console provided. A selection of BlueRay DVDs is coming soon. Of course, let's not forget our 96-seat movie theatre for those looking for the big screen and big sound... and it’s always free for our guests and owners! We play movies nightly so make sure to come and join us.

We're pleased to hear that your family thoroughly enjoyed their stay and the amenities at our resort. Your family is also now a part of our family therefore you now qualify for an exclusive repeat guest discount at any Bellstar resort. We hope to have you stay with us again soon.

Thank you for your review.

Sincerely,
Deryk Spina
Rooms Division Manager
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Alberta
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24 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This was the third time we've stayed at the Solara in Canmore and it won't be the last. We were warmly greeted by Tanya at the front desk who was both efficient and courteous. She even called our room after we had settled to make sure we were happy. I would highly recommend this location. Pet friendly , underground secure parking and elevators.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Edmonton, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We had a one-bedroom suite which we stayed in for our anniversary weekend. It was beautiful and modern with a gorgeous kitchen (even had a wine fridge!) and electric fireplace in the living room and bedroom. The shower (which had the option for a rain shower head and side jets!) was great. We had a small balcony with a bbq as well. We got to watch a free new release in the hotel's mini movie theatre and could even buy pop, popcorn and candy at the front desk. It's also very cool that the hotel allows pets (although our 18 year old cat prefers not to travel) ;) The hotel is within walking distance to some great restaurants as well. We highly recommend the Solara Resort and wish we could have stayed longer to try out the pool and spa! We will definitely return.

Room Tip: We had room 324 in the Aurora building which does not have a suite on either side (nice and quiet)
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BellstarRDM, Rooms Division Manager at Solara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Happy anniversary! And thank you for choosing to spend it with us.

We're very happy that you enjoyed the resort during this very special occasion. It sounds like you got to thoroughly enjoy most of the amenities... and our popular popcorn stand. Good on you! You will have to come back and have a dip in the relaxation pools and treat yourself to a treatment at the spa.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Warm regards,
Deryk Spina
Rooms Division Manager
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Georgetown, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We spent one night at the Solara Resort & Spa in a beautiful 2 bedroom unit with all the amenities. Everything was over the top! The decor and the furniture were beautiful and it had everything we could possibly need. We wished we could have stayed longer but I'm glad we got to experience it and we will definitely come back.

  • 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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BellstarRDM, Rooms Division Manager at Solara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Thank you for your review of Solara Resort and Spa.

Everything from the items available in your suite to the amenity spaces have been planned out carefully to fit your needs making your stay feel just like home... and even a little better thanks to our 96-seat theatre, water play area and hot tub!

We welcome back all of our repeat guests with a special repeat guest rate. With that, we hope that you get to stay with us longer next time. Maybe squeeze in a little pampering at One Wellness and Spa?

Again, thank you for your review of our Resort and contributing to the TripAdvisor community.

Best regards,
Deryk Spina
Rooms Division Manager
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Fernie, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We stayed at Solara over the May long weekend, we were welcomed at the front desk in a friendly proffessional manner. Once we made our way to our unit, we were blown away by the quality and set-up of the suite, it was very spacious, very clean, and extremly eleagant. The property had kids activities over the weekend, but we had family plans so the kids could not take part, we are already planning our summer holiday and will be staying at Solara, All staff we encountered were friendly. They even have popcorn avalble at the Front Desk.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Black Diamond, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Booking online always leaves me wondering if the place is really as good as it shows in the ads. Solara was better than anticipated! We wanted our 40th anniversary to be special... relaxing and pampered. The one bedroom suite did that and more. The appliances, furniture, counters, colours, shower and cork floors were all above expectations. (we loved the cork floors and will likely install the same at home now) The front desk folks were all helpful and outgoing. Very refreshing and generally not the norm in so many places. We will be back and certainly before our 80th!

Room Tip: We were on the side facing the highway but we have seldom, if ever, had a quieter place to stay.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BellstarRDM, Rooms Division Manager at Solara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
Thank you for your review.

I must say we love it too! We take great pride in the resort with its beautiful and spacious luxury condos and high-end finishings. The cork floors have a great look and stay warm to the touch. And of course there is our amazing and passionate guest services team who are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure you have a truly exceptional experience.

We hope you got to try out our amenity space with the hot tubes, splash park and movie theatre!

As you have stayed with us already you are now a part of the Bellstar Hotels and Resorts family and qualify for an exclusive repeat guest rate at any Bellstar resort. Please mention this when booking your next stay.

We look forward to accommodating you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Deryk Spina
Rooms Division Manager
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Address: 187 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0A3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Canmore
#1 Business Hotel in Canmore
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Canmore
#3 Luxury Hotel in Canmore
#3 Spa Hotel in Canmore
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Solara Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning Rocky Mountain architecture grounds the Solara vacation experience in authenticity, making your retreat the perfect Canmore vacation! Solara Resort blends the absolute best of a Rocky Mountain holiday with the elegant details of a high-end urban hotel. Choose from spacious, fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites with up to 1700 square feet of luxurious space. Linger on your own private balcony or terrace, soak in breathtaking mountain views or snuggle beside your slate fireplace. ... more   less 
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Solara Resort & Spa Canmore, Alberta

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