I stayed here with my husband for several nights. Overall it's not a bad hotel. Pretty average though, nothing special about it. The positives were that the staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. We used the self parking which is free in a parking garage connected to the hotel. There is a Second Cup coffee shop just off the lobby which is great. Internet is wireless and free, another bonus. The negatives for us were the walls seemed to be quite thin and we could hear guests in the next room and in the hallway talking quite easily. Being light sleepers, we found this a bit annoying. The first evening we spent there the heater fan was on all night and could not be turned down so it was overly warm in the room. There was live music coming from the pub attached to the hotel so we couldn't have the window open or it was too loud. This however was only a one night problem. The remainder of our stay was reasonably quiet.
Our room had a king bed and a good sized bathroom. The fitness center was good. One elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill and weight machine. Also plenty of free weights and exercise balls. I pretty much had the room to myself every morning. It is kept nice and cool as well.
We didn't utilize the free breakfast or wine and cheese samplers so can't comment on the quality.
If you are not concerned with having any luxury in your hotel and just want a place to crash this would be a decent option. Personally I like a little something special when I'm away from home so probably would try another hotel if I were to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We believe all travelers deserve exceptional value, service and comfort and quality should come standard with every room. We offer guests a complimentary and extensive breakfast buffet each morning in our Hospitality Suite. Guests can choose from an array of both hot and cold breakfast items, prepared by our in-house chef. Piping hot oatmeal, home cooked egg dish and accompanying meat for those who appreciate a hearty breakfast to start their day. On the lighter side we offer a cold selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, pastries and juices. Touch of a button barista worthy cappuccinos, espressos and lattes along with a variety of specialty teas are available all day. To end the day, complimentary wine tasting and assortment of appetizers are offered between 17:30 and 18:30. Also complimentary to our guests is parking, Wi-Fi and bicycle rentals. Varscona provides a warm and comfortable hospitality experience to travelers looking for a home away from home in a unique neighbourhood near the University of Alberta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Varscona Hotel Edmonton
- Varscona Hotel On Whyte Edmonton, Alberta