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Smoke-free property with free breakfast, and clean, comfortable rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found their rooms to be generally comfortable
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as clean and quiet
Cons
  • A few guests said that their in-room TVs were old and not in good working condition
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 17, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses and other hotels. There are also a few restaurants located within a 5-minute walk. With the Trans-Canada Highway about 9 minutes away by car, this property is well located for guests who are looking to access either Calgary (under 40 minutes east) or Canmore (about an hour west) by car.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a work desk, a TV, an iron and ironing board, free local calls and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Efficiency rooms that also include a kitchenette are available and are furnished with two queen beds.

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and select suites include a jetted tub or a kitchenette. Suites are furnished with one queen bed or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night, per pet (maximum of 2 pets per room).

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a steam room, business centre, guest fax services, ice/vending machines and guest laundry facilities.

The Cochrane shopping district and movie theatre is 4 minutes away by car, while boutique shopping is 5 minutes away by car. The Cochrane Golf Club is a 6-minute drive away and the Calaway Park (amusement park) is 16 minutes away by car. Skiing and hiking in Canmore is about 50 minutes away by car, while the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 37-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 16, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this analysis, however, among those reviews many guests indicated that they had a pleasant overall stay and that their rooms were generally comfortable. A few reviewers also described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as welcoming and friendly. However, a couple of reviewers thought that the staff could have been more helpful.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were few recent reviews available for this editorial. However, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, a few guests agreed that the in-room TVs were old and not in good working condition. One reviewer specifically mentioned that he had difficulty adjusting the volume.

While the staff at this property received many compliments from guests, a couple of reviewers thought that the front desk agents could have been more helpful. One guest was unhappy that he could not reach a front desk agent by phone from his room, while another reviewer received conflicting information from different staff members.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 5 properties in Cochrane, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5 based on 18 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.6 out of 5 based on 8 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 16, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.3
Good

Rated 7.3/10 based on 321 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 3 hotels in Cochrane

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Map Marker Ramada Cochrane
10 Westside Drive, Cochrane, AB