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Rundle Ridge Chalets

5.6 | Mediocre
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Private cabins with wood-burning fireplaces just off the Trans-Canada Hwy

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the wood-burning fireplaces in their cabins
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A few guests described pleasant mountain views
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Banff and Canmore by car
Cons
  • Many guests noticed cleanliness inconsistencies
  • Several reviewers thought that this property did not offer good value for the money they spent
  • A few guests found their beds uncomfortable
  • A few reviewers found the interiors dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 9, 2013
Overview
This property of 44 private cabins is situated less than a 30-second drive from the Trans-Canada Highway and is located 4 minutes by car from the Canmore Golf and Curling Club. This property is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Each cabin includes free Wi-Fi, a fireplace with firewood, a kitchenette (a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, cookware and a kettle), a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a hair dryer and a coffeemaker. Standard cabins accommodate two people, while studio and one-bedroom cabins accommodate up to four people. Three-bedroom cabins accommodate up to six adults and two children.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per stay.

Other on-site amenities include a library of books and movies, a fire pit, vending machines and a BBQ area. This hotel does not offer on-site dining or recreational facilities.

The Canmore Recreation Centre, which features two arenas, a pool, a hot tub and a steam room, is 7 minutes away by car, while Elevation Place, a recreational facility with a rock climbing wall, aquatics centre, child care services and an art gallery, is also a 7-minute drive away. The city centre area is 7 minutes away by car, which features boutique shops, a yoga studio, restaurants and nightlife

Skiing at Mount Norquay is a 21-minute drive away, while skiing at Sunshine Village is about 40 minutes away by car. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 75-minute drive away. Downtown Banff is a 17-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 6, 2013: Pet policy and free Wi-Fi in all cabins.
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The Good
The reviews used for this analysis were mixed. Guests who enjoyed this property seemed to be looking for a camping experience and not a typical hotel stay. These reviewers described their cabins as both quaint and cute. Several guests enjoyed the wood-burning fireplaces, while a couple of other reviewers appreciated the in-cabin kitchenettes.

Several guests found the staff to be friendly and responsive to guest concerns and requests, while a few other reviewers described scenic mountain views. 

Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the Banff and Canmore areas by car.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests said that this hotel did not meet their cleanliness expectations. One reviewer described her cabin as dirty and dark, and also mentioned unpleasant odours. Other guests described finding dead bugs, dust, dirty floors and broken window screens in their cabins.

Several reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.

A few guests thought that the cabin interiors were dated and that their beds were uncomfortable. A couple of guests complained that their rooms were uncomfortably warm and that their windows would not open.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.9 out of 5, with 72% of 18 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 3 specialty lodging in Harvie Heights, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 26 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
5.6
Mediocre
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34 / out of 35
hotels in Canmore

Rated 5.6/10 based on 1227 reviews

Ranked #34 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

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Map Marker Rundle Ridge Chalets
1100 Harvie Heights Road, Canmore, AB