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Residence & Conference Centre - Kitchener-Waterloo

6.7 | Fair
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Clean and comfortable rooms on Kitchener campus with good Wi-Fi and lots of parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly and affordable rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests reported no in-room hair dryers or coffeemakers and noisy air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 10, 2014
Overview
Located on Conestoga College Campus and about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 401 on-ramp, Conestoga Residence & Conference Centre is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a well-priced hotel with meeting/banquet space, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a dining area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a movie lounge, BBQ facilities, a common kitchen, vending machines, guest laundry, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $16 per pet, per day.

Kitchener's city centre and Fairview Park Mall are both about an 11-minute drive away, while St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and Flea Market can be found 22 minutes away by car. Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is roughly a 14-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $16/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 17, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's rates were praised by many guests. They were described as cheap, excellent, affordable, budget friendly and reasonable.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, Waterloo Regional Museum, St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and Flea Market, African Lion Safari, highway access, Galt and Cambridge.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers, who characterized them as efficient, friendly and helpful. One patron noted, "The service was outstanding at this place, from the reception to the people cleaning the rooms. Stephanie at the reception was very friendly and so were the other people working at the reception. One girl at reception (don’t know her name) even looked up places of interest for us to go sightseeing while in town".

Several travellers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with fast Wi-Fi and comfortable beds.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no in-room hair dryers, irons or coffeemakers, as well as old and small TVs, noisy air conditioning and worn furniture.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 110 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 50 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 15 Kitchener hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 17, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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