We stayed in the bow view lodge for 2 weeks!!! we paid for breakfast over in the banff park lodge as they are sister hotels and you get to use the pool, sauna and gym.
Firstly we found the staff brilliant, extremely friendly and helpful. I have noticed others have said the decor was dated but I found it fairly pleasant. We had a large room with two great big double beds, a sofa, table and chairs and cable tv. the beds were very comfortable and i must say we didn't experience any loss of sleep due to noise other than one night there was a noisy group outside the corridor but that was one occasion!
The breakfast selection was amazing everything you could ask for. The voucher allows you the buffet breakfast which includes pastries, bagels, toast, cakes and muffins. Cooked breakfast, gammon ham, sausages, bacon, french toast, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, corned beef hash (not the british kind, fried potatoes and small bits of beef), pancakes and maple syrup. Fresh fruit cereals, porrdige and a european breakfast of meat cheese tomatoes and cottage cheese. Eat as much as you like. we found after a huge breakfast we were set up till about 3pm!! Again service was great here.
If you have the time do use the pool and steam room. Its a eucalyptus steam room which helped my congestion problems due to the altitude as I am used to be at sea level. The pool jacuzzi and hot tub were great but we found the temp of the pool and room a little too cold.
The location was great too. Not dead center but you're a 5 min walk away from downtown and literally across the road from Melissa's and right by car rental place.
My partner and I were extremely happy with our stay here and if we retuned to banff we would stay here again.
The only down side was the internet connection, I am used to speeds of 20mb at home and the broadband speeds here could be mistaken for dial up!!
ps First time I stayed in Banff was at the Rimrock resort hotel. I enjoyed my stay more and preferred the staff at the Bow View lodge!!
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