Stayed at the Fox Suites Banff from 22nd Dec 2007 to 2nd Jan 2008 on a skiing holiday (Xmas and New Year), my wife and I with 15 and 18 year old sons. Can't fault the place.
The apartments were fantastic, we stayed in an apartment that had a log fire, Flat screen televisions in living room and bedroom, the bedroom was on a balcony overlooking the living room/kitchenette, looking out to mountains either side. My two sons stayed in a very similar apartment on two floors. The Spar opens to the air in the middle, it was hotter than a normal bath and very relaxing after skiing all day. Service was excellent, reception staff unbelievably helpful (Winnie Chinese receptionist the best) and couldn't do enough to help.
Canadian people so polite and friendly (if only all the countries we have visited were the same).
Banff as a town has everything you need.
The only down side as a skiing resort is that you need to bus to the three mountains, Norquay 15 minutes, Sunshine Mountain 30-35 minutes and Lake Louise 45-50 minutes, which we were not used to, having previously skied in Europe (hotels by the slopes). However, the skiing/snow was guaranteed and excellent on the Mountains with very small queues compared to Europe, the lift staff even help you on to the lifts and decide whose turn it is to go next rather than the normal mad scramble and pushing in.
Spent a day with my two sons on the Skidoos at Kicking Horse, 1 hour 40 minutes away, Bus included in the price of £125 per person, this seems a lot but to travel on these things (30mph+) plus stop on the mountain for a barbecue just has to be done or you will regret it. Ian and Curtis were the guides who were excellent. White N Wild is the company ([-]), you have got to try it.
All in all this was an excellent holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox's design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotel's centerpiece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The Fox offers a unique accommodation style in Banff, with one and two bedroom suites and hotel rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fox Hotel And Suites
- Fox Hotel Suites Banff
- Fox Hotel Banff