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“Defantly the hotel we will stay at from now on in Canmore”

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Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Canmore
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a beautiful room. We had a 2 bedroom suite which was very roomy equipped with everything from a kitchen to a washer & dryer. The king beds were very comfy. I really have not one bad thing to say about my stay here. The staff was great and the things to do here were awesome. They have a theatre, pools,a spa, or you can select a movie from the front desk. Great place I would for sure come back again! :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jean-Francois B, Regional Director at Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Good day Boec944,

Thank you very much for your kind comments; we will be indeed honored to welcome you back. I trust that traveling from Red Deer, it was a nice feeling of home, a memorable quick escapade.

Thank you again and please let us know on your next visit as a valued repeat guest.

Sincere Regards

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The large and comfortable rooms are inviting. I loved the kitchen. We are definitely coming back. I never knew there were properties like this in Alberta. The beds were vary comfortable and the kitchen accessories were above par. I also enjoyed the wine fridge. The fireplaces in each room make it even better. Finally, the outside decks are great with the BBQ

Room Tip: The double bedroom suite is great for families.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Corinne R
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Jean-Francois B, Regional Director at Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Good day Corinne,

Thank you very much for your feedback, it certainly is appreciated to hear that enjoyed Solara and your stay with us. Yes we exist as this in Alberta and such very pleased to read that it was a memorable hotel for you.

I truly hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back soon.

Sincere Regards,

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Solara has a great location just on the edge of town. We traded our Marriott timeshare week for this unit and it was great. It's an easy 15 minute walk to main street, Elevations, and shopping (or a 5 minute car drive). Our 2 bedroom suite in the Chinook building overlooked the main street but there was no street noise in the apartment. Instead we woke every morning to sunrise over the 3 Sisters and great sunsets on the mountains. The unit is well furnished. The kitchen is loaded with appliances - that require a PhD to operate. But after a day and reading the user manuals, our 4 college graduates figured out the stove controls, and how to use the other appliances. As others have noted, for some reason we couldn't get the thermostat to moderate the temperature. Room temperature got real warm on the first 2 days. The staff tried to fess with the control but to no benefit. Luckily it was cool outside so we turned the system off, opened the windows at night and slept like babies. I've seen this issue in many hotels so a minor inconvenience that you can work around. Beds are big and soft (we had mattress pads on ours :) )The spa is very nice (one of us had a massage and used the sauna) and we used the gym every day. Big negative is the lack of a big pool. The pools are essentially big spas - lots of fun but not swimming pools. But Elevations is just 5 minutes away (bring towels), a good bargain, and an exquisite pool and gym facility for the public. Solara is just about half mile off the trans canada highway so simple to get to Banff or calgary. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a medical emergency and they helped us get to the ER (right down the road) and all was OK. Be sure to borrow movies at the desk and, if available, you can watch them in the big theater! A very nice place to stay. We'd come back for sure.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the mountains (not the courtyard) in the Chinook building have great views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Gustoguy
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Jean-Francois B, Regional Director at Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Good day Gustoguy,

Thank you for some very valuable feedback and definitely some valuable comments. I'll give you that the high level of appliances brings its share of possibilities, but also steps to operate. Luckily, you seemed to be surrounded with a great scientific team to succeed :-).
However, yes, the surroundings as the 3 sisters and the high level of comfort of the units are certainly always greatly appreciated within our guest. I see that you even treated yourself with the services of One Wellness Spa, a fantastic level of experience.

We still hope to add one day a large pool outside. Our first step was certainly to have the indoor facilities, especially with the kids available. I truly hope that we’ll have the chance to see you back soon at Solara.

Thank you for visiting us

Sincere Regards

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The resort is quite nice. We had a 2 bedroom suite which was very well equipped and comfortably furnished. Our main problem was that we overlooked a central courtyard between 2 wings that had a huge, noisy extractor fan for the underground parkade. We had to run the ventilation fan in the suite continuously to provide white noise to try to cover the on and off cycling of the outside fan. On Monday morning the splash pad, hot tub area was closed for cleaning so the children in our party were not occupied while the adults packed. Also there is no swimming pool or restaurants at the resort. I would recommend that your room does not open onto the parkade fans!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

A last minute booking but well worth it. Had intended to stay in Banff but accommodation was scarce so grabbed a "luxury" suite for two nights at the Solara - based on the Trip Advisor recommendation. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Fantastic layout with a superb kitchen and all the mod cons. Minor downsides (that my partner noticed) were the lack of mattress cover (which caused the sheet to slide around) and the challenge to get the room temperature just right.
Very quiet (obviously not peak season) and warm (when it was 4C outside) and so comfortable that we decided to have dinner in on the second night and use the bbq and kitchen to cook a gourmet meal.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We recently had guests stay here for our wedding. Gorgeous condo suites with excellent customer service. Staff was always very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here while you travel the Rockies, as it offers the convenience of being a short distance away from all tourist attractions, yet you have the convenience and confort of feeling like you're at home. The spacious suites are great for a family and group of friends!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Jen R
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed at the Solara Resort the first week in September and loved it! We enjoyed our fourth floor two-bedroom condo unit very much and had a beautiful view of the mountains from our deck, although we did have the street below so the deck was not without a little traffic noise. However, we loved sitting out there in the evenings after long days hiking in the park. Inside of our unit it was very quiet, beds were comfy, and we slept well. The showers with their jet sprays were wonderful after hiking all day. All staff members we met were extremely helpful and friendly. We had two different maintenance men in to deal with the washer which was a bit high tech for us and they were both so kind and helpful. We liked having the underground garage and not having to worry about our rental car on the street. If there were any negatives, we would say that the elevator was extremely slow and there were some cleaning details that needed more attention. There was additional bedding in the closet that seemed not to have been washed or folded as you would expect it to be in such a nice place (just stuffed up there on the shelf). We did not need it for the week, but any linens left in the unit should be clean. However, for such a large unit and the amount of time the staff may have had to clean between guests, it was quite adequate for us. We have traveled extensively and stayed in many resorts and this is by far the nicest one we have ever stayed in. It does belong in a nicer setting, but we still give it a ten!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 187 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0A3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Canmore
#2 Green Hotel in Canmore
#4 Luxury Hotel in Canmore
#7 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
Price Range: $118 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience one of Canada's top wellness resort situated in the heart of the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. Not your typical hotel this condo-hotel offers spacious, fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment style condo units with up to 1700 square feet of luxurious space. Take in the fresh mountain air on your own private balcony or terrace or snuggle beside your slate fireplace. All units feature wine fridges, fully stocked gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, electric bbqs, upgraded Kohler massage showers, complimentary WIFI, heated undergroung parking and more. The best rooms in the Canadian Rockies also provide access to Canmore's only movie theatre where Solara guests enjoy complimentary movies. In 2017 the pool area was renovated and now offers Canmore's largest hot tub. The attached One Wellness Spa offers massage and complimetary gym access to guests. Book on the property's own official website to avoid any disappointments and to get the best rates. ... more   less 
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