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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.
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Guest Reviews
7.5
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Rated 7.5/10 based on 233 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 1 hotels in Cochrane


5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 23, 2013

"The room was great. Location was great. Had guest above us that were very loud and banging around that kept waking my two year old son at 130am. So nicely asked front desk to talk to them. Which they did. And was told a manager would contact the me the next day about possibly moving rooms. The next day I inquired and was straight up called a liar and told that there had been no noise etc. They were very rude."

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8 out of 10 | Chris stayed August 13, 2012

"Had a very nice sleep"

"Overall had a nice stay. No complaints."

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9 out of 10 | Jamie stayed August 09, 2012

"The service, the location and the experience was wonderful."

"The location was great, right next to Tim Hortons, and Boston Pizza. Easy to find, and the kids loved the pool with the waterslide. They have a wonderful hot free breakfast in the morning which was a bonus with 3 children. The hotel room was clean, we will be staying at Ramada Cachrane again."

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10 out of 10 | Leslie stayed August 04, 2011

"awesome hotel i recomend the 20 min drive out of calgary"

"All good here staff very friendly and helpful room very clan and comfortable nice pool a.d kids loved waterslide breakfast was very good and good variety of items ."

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10 out of 10 | Beverley stayed July 09, 2011

"Extremely Happy"

"All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The cleanliness of the rooms and hotel in general was exceptional. The complimentary breakfast was generous with staff to assist. I highly recommend this hotel"

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10 out of 10 | Cheryl stayed August 07, 2010

"Awesome"

"We enjoyed our stay. It was the best hotel ever for my granddaughters. They had a great time in the pool and it is a safe environment for them as well. Friendly and courteous staff. We will be back next year."

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9 out of 10 | Cherie stayed July 17, 2010

"Great Sleep, Happy Kids"

"Wonderful pillows, bed very comfortable - I had a great sleep! The kids loved the bunk beds, too. Unfortunately, there were some glitches with the advertised Nintendo system, so we weren't able to use it. However, the kids love the pool, and we always look for that Super 8 family feature!"

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9 out of 10 | Calvin stayed August 01, 2005

"The only real negative issue I had was. Saturady when I returned to my room in the evening, the safety latch was swung open and was keeping the door open. I know it was not me, because the room had been cleaned, so it must have been an oversight by the cleaning staff. Luckily nothing was missing. But this could have been more serious. I brought this to the attention of the front desk."

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4 out of 10 | Denise stayed July 28, 2005

"I was not pleased with the front desk during the second day, as the clerk stopped my children and asked what room they were staying in. I came in a moment later and asked the children in the room what they were stopped for and they informed me that the front desk wanted to kno what room they were in. I phoned down to the front desk and asked why they were stopped, as this has NEVER happened to us before, and the lady informed me that sometimes under age girls stay with men at the hotel and are not guest. I was not happy that my children were considered to be 'under aged girls going to a strange man's hotel room'. I informed the clerk she is implying my children are fooling around with men - there only 13/14 years old. A very rude label was placed on my children! I not happy with the situation at all and will not be returning to the Super 8 in Cochrane. Also, the pool was out of commission for the first and second day of our stay so we recieved a $20.00 discount."

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8 out of 10 | Bryan stayed May 15, 2005

"Very friendly staff."

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Map Marker Ramada Cochrane
10 Westside Drive, Cochrane, AB