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Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon

Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon is a 2 star hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 1024 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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$84
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Minutes from Hwy 16, free Wi-Fi, clean rooms but shared bathrooms and kitchenettes

Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several guests found the location convenient to Hwy 16 and restaurants
  • The rooms were described as clean and modern by several reviewers
  • Some guests thought the hotel was budget-friendly and the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to some reviewers
Cons 
  • Several reviewers were frustrated that they had to pay for parking
  • Some guests did not like that bathrooms and kitchen facilities were not private but shared in common areas
  • A few guests claimed the air conditioning units were not working properly

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Feb 7, 2013
Overview
This property is situated a 7-minute drive from Highway 16 as well as several restaurants making it suitable for road travellers who want easy access to the highway as well as amenities.

With 18 recently renovated rooms (renovated in 2011), this property is 100% smoke-free. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV with cable, a desk and chair and individual climate control. Rooms come furnished with one or two double beds or one queen bed.

There are common bathroom and kitchen facilities on each floor. Kitchenettes feature a microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker.

Parking is available on-site for $5 per day.

Other amenities include express check in and check out, guest laundry and fax and photocopy services.

There are a few restaurants within a 7-minute drive (east) of the hotel including Truffles Bistro (French cuisine), Mr. Rizo's Restaurant (American cuisine) and Saint Tropez Bistro (French fare). University of Saskatchewan is a 3-minute drive east. Downtown attractions like Affinity Gallery and Saskatoon City Hall are a 5-minute drive east of the hotel. Beaver Creek Conservational Area is a 24-minute drive east. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed but there was some positive feedback on the hotel's location, the rooms, the rates and the staff.

The hotel's location was the most complimented aspect from several guests. They liked the hotel's proximity to the highway and restaurants and thought it was easily accessible.

The rooms were described as clean and modern, specifically the furnishings were mentioned as a highlight from some guests.

Some guests thought the room rates were affordable and budget-friendly. However, there were opposing opinions about this (see below).

The staff were complimented and were described as friendly and helpful.

The Bad
As mentioned above, the reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed. The complaints focused on the parking fees, the air conditioning units and the price.

Several guests expressed frustration about having to pay for parking during their stay.

A few reviewers had issues with the air conditioning units in their rooms. They claimed that the air conditioning didn't work properly and subsequently had an unpleasant stay.

The comments regarding the price were generally positive, however, there were a few guests who felt the hotel was overpriced for the accommodations and amenities provided. They were not pleased with the common bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #4 out of 6 specialty properties in Saskatoon based on 6 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 7.9 out of 10 based on 32 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.


Guest Reviews
6.3
Fair

#24 out of 28
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.3 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 69
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon is #24 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Verified Guest from Leuven, BE rated Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 02, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gary h from Calgary, AB CA rated Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 02, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Sulphur, LA US rated Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon 1 out of 10 on August 30, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Phyllis from Creighton, SK CA rated Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on January 19, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very clean, friendly staff and very helpful. In walking distance to downtown. Great views of the river and walking paths."


Amenities

  • Parking
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Beach (Nearby)
  • Nature Trail
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Self Laundry
  • Pillow Top Mattress

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