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“Stingy breakfast” 2 of 5 stars
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Ranked #21 of 33 Canmore B&B and Inns
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9 reviews
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“Stingy breakfast”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Room was beautiful, comfortable bed, nice deck. Food.... Sad, insipid, disrepected. I could've had a better breakfast spending the night in the drunk tank in jail. Not entirely welcoming, but not unkind. If one is dedicating their interest and effort into running a bed and breakfast, please try harder.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Riverviewmain, Owner at Riverview & Main, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Dear Hayzues,
We deeply regret the experience you had with our breakfast. Our hot breakfasts change daily especially if you are staying with us for a few nights so as to not bore your tastebuds. Most breakfasts will include fresh home made bread and or home made pastries, fresh seasonal fruit from the market, eggs, and some sort of meat, with potatoes. Some days we will offer home made pancakes with maple syrup. We offer your choice of coffee or tea, and orange juice for beverages. We also try to accommodate any food allergies, or special requests from gluten free to vegetarian.
We apologize if this was not up to your standards, and welcome any recipies and or recommendations to spice up our menu.
Best Regards,
Riverview and Main B & B
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Vernon, Canada
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

We stayed at this B&B in Canmore, Alberta and were disappointed with it. The room was really pretty with an adjoining communal balcony and TV room. We stayed 4 nights and the hosts, Yuki and Peter Shimizu never once cleaned the bathroom or room or emptied the garbage. We ended up taking out our own garbage! On 2 occasions the supposed hot breakfast consisted of cold fried eggs, etc. They put the breakfast out before the guests hit the table so by the time we got there ( and we were there at the time we requested) some of the food was cold. Cold fried egg is gross!! Also, the host Peter seemed suspicious of us and watched over our shoulders as we filled out the guest registration form. They say they have been operating the b&b for 7 years. They live on the other side of the house and if you want to contact them you have to ring a bell on a table. One morning we had to contact Peter twice and he would answer "yes?' in a whiny voice, like he was fed up with us. They also have a jewellery cabinet above the dining table so we figure they want to get further money from the guests by hoping they will buy a piece of jewellery. There are no prices on the jewellery as we could see from the cabinet so I guess they are hoping for a good offer. Also the room and house was cool at night. They set the temperature at 18 degrees celsius. It is central heating that they control.There are also lots of signs all over the place telling guest what to do and what not to do. Sounds like they had a lot of trouble with other guests.

We would not stay here again unless we could not find other accomodation. We sure didn't enjoy getting served a cold breakfast by a grumpy host. Yuki was a bit more pleasant. We considered getting our own breakfast at one point but decided it was a bit more convenioent to have the breakfast there.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Riverviewmain, Owner at Riverview & Main, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Dear Sheri S.,
We deeply regret the experience that you had with us. We try to operate in an environmentally friendly manor while respecting people’s privacy. If asked, we are more than happy to clean rooms, provide fresh towels and linen, or any other services that you may require. Breakfasts are served at the time requested by the guest and we can usually accomdodate any last minute changes within reason. In an effort to make you feel at home we have provided you with control of the thermostat in the B & B common room and extra blankets are provided upon request.
We appoligize if this wasn’t clearly communicated to you, if you have any other recommendations please let us know.
Best Regards,
Riverview & Main B & B Canmore
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Hanmer Ontariio
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

WE stayed at Riverview and Main B&B, which we found quite easily at a nice quiet end of Canmore, close to all shops and restaurants. Yuki and Peter, were very good hosts and prepared delicious breakfasts. The rooms were clean and bright, we had the back bedroom with the ensuite and my sister and bro-in-law had the front room, this room had a bathroom immediately outside their room, so privacy was not an issue. We were the only couples upstairs and there was a coffee and tea set up on the first landing which was handy, plus Yuki was available for any requests. There is a sitting room donstairs where we entered the house and we had use of the television and seating, it was very relaxing. We think Canmore is a good location to use as a base and go visit all of the surrounding sites. We wthought the B&B was good value and centrally located, but quiet to sleep at night.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank kipmunk
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Calgary
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I had the good luck to find this lovely Bed and Breakfast for a long weekend away with my sister last weekend. We were pleased with the location, the decor and most especially the food! We were made to feel like family when we were invited to partake of birthday cake during a celebration for a friend of the hosts who was celebrating her 80th birthday! Thank you. I want to thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay and I will recommend Riverview and Main to others for sure!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lynn H
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I don't understand why there are not more great reviews of this lovely place.
We have just spent 5 days in the wonderful care of Yuki and Peter. It was great. We too stayed in the room described by the other reviewers. There is a walk-in wardrobe, excellent bathroom and a lovely balcony where you can sit and have a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the mountains. Perfect!

Downstairs, is a very comfortable lounge with TV and a dining area, facilties for making tea/coffee and microwave etc. for preparing meals if required. The breakfasts were different every day and just perfect with freshly baked bread and pasteries among the offerings. We noted that Yuki was able to cater for the special dietry needs of the other guests which was great.

The location is perfect, being 2 minutes stroll from the Main St. yet in a quiet location overlooking a small park and close to the river. Canmore itself is a lovely town and very convenient for visits to Banff and Lake Louise.

All in a wonderful stay, highly recommended. Thank you Yuki and Peter.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Long Island, NY
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

The previous review (and the only one) was posted in 2002. My husband and I stayed in this B&B for 5 nights in July 2009 (in the same room!). Everything remains true since 2002. It's a hidden jem for people that seek privacy while on vacation. Thank you so much again to the owners of Riverview & Main!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mila-57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2003

We stayed here for 3 nights in the summer of 2002. It's in a quiet corner at the end of the main street in Canmore. Our room, the largest of their 3 rooms (the Rundle Room), was spotlessly clean and beautifully laid out. Great bed, wooden floor, balcony, excellent bathroom with walk-in shower. The home cooked breakfast was different every morning and excellent every time. They even made us a special pancake and maple syrup breakfast on Canada Day! The 2 resident cats made it a 'home from home'. Next time we are in Canmore we will definately stay at Riverview & Main!

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Property: Riverview & Main
Address: 918 Main St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
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Ranked #21 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Canmore
Number of rooms: 3
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