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Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed here unexpectedly when Johnston Canyon Resort had double booked our bungalow and were very happily surprised when we were shown our appartment. The resort itself is a 10 KM drive from Johnston Canyon (Falls) and is a self-catering accommodation. There is a communal recreation room including a computer with internet access, a hot tub, BBQ area etc. The accommodation was spacious and well equiped. The bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle. Overall we were very comfortable and the staff very welcoming. However, since this was an unexpected stay, we were not prepared for self-catering. There is a small shop on site which sells a variety of things.

Room Tip: Be aware the trains can be heard throughout the night which is the same for all the accommodation in this area.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tanya-Glen
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

We booked for five nights in the new loft apartment suites. The new suites provide a little bit of luxury- with their incredibly comfortable beds, well equipped bathrooms including jacuzzi baths, superbly equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with sofa/bed and small balcony.

The accomodation is actually superb and with the reduced end of summer/weekend rates made them incredibly good value for money.

The Chalets themselves are a mix of different style/era properties within easy travelling ditsance of both Banff and Lake Louise. Set on the Bow Valley Parkway there are excellent opportunities for wildlife watching although it was a bit quiet when we were there.

The downside if the proximity to the train lines and having read previous reviews had drawn the conclusion that its a balance between location and any disturbance caused. We did find that the noise could be "blocked out" in the main- but a couple of nights either there were more early morning trains- or the driver had upped the volume on his "horn"- whichever- a couple of nights we didn't sleep as well as we would have liked.

We had one minor maintenance problem- actually caused be a problem in the neighbouring flat. When we reported the problem we received possibly our best customer service in a long time. The complementary bottle of wine was also an excellent gesture (and quite tasty).

These flats are excellent and the accomodation well run. On that basis they can be highly recommended- just remember the trains- so they aren't a shock.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank BinfieldTiger
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

The ad for the cabins described them as Luxuriously Rustic. Rustic yes, luxurious not so much. The bath fixtures were stained, we ran hot of hot water, some kitchen utensils were not clean, the coffee pot was inadequate. However, it was the train noise that was the worst. The first night we were there it seemed that there was a train at least every 30 minutes. Because the cabins are only about 100 yards from the tract it sounds as if the train whistle is right in the room. Forget getting a decent nights sleep. The next couple of night were not as bad, but definitely not good. Would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DBP56
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed here for a week in one of the "Pine Cabins." After we made the reservations, I read some of the negative reviews on this site and almost cancelled... I'm so glad we didn't!

Our cabin was perfect for us -- immaculately clean, comfortable & attractive bed, couch, fireplace, kitchenette, and nice bathroom with tub & shower. We had a picnic table outside our door and chairs. It's true that the cabins are close together, but they seem to be positioned so that you don't feel that way. We could mostly see trees from our windows.

We were out and about on most days, and the cabins are nicely located midway between Lake Louise and the town of Banff. Great view of Castle Mountain from the entrance. There's a gas station (one very old fashioned pump) and a surprisingly well stocked store.

We never used the common areas, but understood there was a lounge area, computers, and a hot tub. The wireless internet wasn't working during our stay, but that wasn't a big drawback for us.

Yes, it is fairly close to the train tracks and the trains go by at night. We both happen to love trains -- so we found the sounds soothing when we could hear them, and both of us slept through them without any trouble at all. If you're an extremely light sleeper, you might want to bring earplugs.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank katsongs
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and we thought it was great. Its located in a seclude area which we liked no noise or heavy tourist traffic but only minutes from Banff or several other activities. The staff was very nice and helpful and they have a great little store located on the premise. Would definitely stay here again if I were in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank TravelingCouple_99
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