Booked this on line and seemed like a good choice in terms of rate and amenities. The room itself was done up quite nicely - nice kitchenette, good chair, wardrobe. I travel for business, and the things that I did not like (some to be fair are comparisons to more "standard" hotels compared to a boutique one like this):
- The work space for business purposes is non existent. Bar stool at an overlap counter as part of the side of the kitchen - no real knee space and back started to get very sore in short order. Ended up going to a Starbucks to sit comfortably.
- Bed is on a pedestal with a dark wood 12 - 15" lip. Hit my legs on it numerous times ... the room is small and I would suggest you be VERY careful if you get up in the night or move around in anything other than full light.
- Others have mentioned the parking, which is a challenge. May be not great marketing, but should be mentioned in fairness to guests who are looking to book (i.e., on the website).
- You need a code to get into the doors after hours, and a different code to get in your room. Whatever you do, do NOT lose the card with this ... can only imagine the fun you would have, as there is no one on site overnight.
- Air conditioning is via a floor system ... extremely noisy.
I have sleep apnea and as such travel with a CPAP machine. The only plug by the bed (there were no night tables by the bed) was on the far side of the bed with little room to get to it (as is where the light for night reading is). Had to crawl over the bed to get my machine set up ... not much fun with that.
Location is pretty good, but the balconies over look a parking lot ... not the greatest scenery!
All in all, I would not return to this hotel when I return to Calgary. Just too many issues to make it worthwhile for me and for business travel. I would pay more for a better location and better room / layout / ability work work and not bark my shins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nuvo Hote Suites is a small Boutique Hotel in downtown Calgary. Our trendy suites are spacious and contemporary, and come with full kitchens, optional in suite laundry, and Free WiFi and Long Distance Calling within North America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nuvo Hotel Calgary