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At Wit's End Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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“SUPER AWESOMENESS. (:”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you are planning a trip to Banff, you do not mind paying slightly more for a really 5 star service (without blowing your pocket living in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel), go email April right now. :D

I was traveling beginning of September 2012 with a friend and we didn't book way in advance (we contacted April about 2 weeks before we arrive). As a result, we did not manage to get accommodation here for the 4 nights that we eventually planned to stay in Banff and only managed to get a room for 2 nights (honestly wished we did, but well was pretty much our own fault for not booking ahead).

Anyway, location wise, it is a 5 minute walk from downtown, a walking distance (hmmm, maybe half an hour walk depending on your pace) to the Surprise Corner. That said, we did get somewhat lost while trying to find our way without a GPS nor a map. Hahahahaha! Yup, so I think if you have either of those, you'd be fine.

When we got there (2 hours later than our agreed time), we were let in by Peter and loved our spacious room with its equally spacious ensuite bathroom. There were little touches like the chocolate on the mineral water provided that just made me smile and happy. April soon joined us and was really helpful in helping us get to where we had to be and really patient in answering our questions. Also fixed us a little snack before we headed out for the evening.

Breakfast the next day was amazing. (Refer to pictures)

Also, as mentioned above, because we did not manage to get a room for our next 2 nights in Banff in this B and B, we had booked another. When it came time for us to go from one B and B to another, firstly April was so flexible with our checkout allowing us to leave our bags in a different room for the day till the evening; secondly she offered to give us a lift to our other B and B. Pretty sure we would not have gotten anything close even if we stayed at the Fairmont.

In summary, I will most definitely stay again if I visit Banff. This time I would email April immediately. (:

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Arrived on Labor Day Monday without a booking, tired and ready for a break from car.
April gave us a small room as she was really booked out. All we wanted was to chill, so it was perfect for us.
April; was lovely and breakfast was just wonderful.
Will stay again, but will make sure we have a booking for next time.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed to be nice
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights last week and I agree with everything Kleins have said in their review. We chose the room with inside bathroom. The huge bed in this room was very comfortable and the bathroom very very clean. We really appreciated being able to have hot tea in the morning before the breakfast. The kitchen area was well equipped.

We wish the best to April and Peter Wood.

Vasu and Anil Deshpande

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Caro, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Wits End Review:

My wife and I were privileged to spend 10 days in Banff from July 18th to July 27th 2012. The views, scenery, mountains, and wildlife were spectacular. The City of Banff itself is just beautiful with it's flowers and mountain views. For our 10 days visit we chose to stay at Wits End Bed and Breakfast with New Owners April and Peter Wood. All of our accommodations were excellent. The bedroom, bathroom, common area were up to date and clean. The breakfast were prepared by April and were creative and delicious. April herself has a servants heart and daily checked with us to assure our satisfaction with our stay. We cannot say enough about how welcome we were made to feel at this establishment. The separate sleeping area and private bathroom was spacious and everything was up to date and like new. The common area was well appointed and the adjacent dining area/kitchenette came equipped with all you would need to help you prepare some of your other food needs for the rest of the day. (See their website) http://www.atwitsendbb.com/ Wits End is within reasonable walking distance of downtown Banff and the Cascade Gardens ( which are beautiful) are just around the corner. (Tip bring a good camera!) (Also, as word of this Bed and Breakfast gets out, reservations will harder to get, so make your reservations early. Our reservation were made 5 months in advance for our 10 day stay.) We will definitely make the trip again and stay at Wits End B&B in Banff, Alberta.

Thank You April for a Wonderful Stay!

Terry & Kathy Klein
Caro, Michigan

Room Tip: We stayed in the room at end of hallway with queen size bed. Large, comfortable and quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at Wit's End mid June and found this B&B extremely well located. It's just a small walk to the center of the town and quiet place to sleep. Clean room and comfy beds and great breakfast. Further you can make use of a fridge and microwave, which may come handy and there is a nice area to sit outside. We highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: We booked the twin room, which was perfect, but probably a bit darker than the other room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

At Wit's End is clean, modern, and comfortable. The owners went out of their way to provide a breakfast that met our needs...and was delicious! We had the use of a refrigerator and toaster oven for keeping and heating restaurant leftovers, which helped out with the cost of the trip. Extra snacks and beverages (and the Swiss chocolates) were a surprise added bonus. This is a great place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

A colleague and I stayed here for a week in Feb and I found this B&B more than just usual. We were in the bigger room with twin beds with bathroom inside our room which was very convenient and almost felt like we were in a hotel. What was great about this B&B was that April and Peter were really friendly and considerate hosts. We were greeted with a beer and some snacks as we have arrived late at night without proper dinner. It was perfectly located between the Downtown and the Fairmont Springs Hotel where we were attending a conference. A casual stroll down to the liquor store or supermarket was nice even at night. Once again I was very impressed with their kind hospitality providing us with muffins for the road. I would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Banff.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Property: At Wit's End Bed and Breakfast
Address: 116 Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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