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Varscona Hotel on Whyte

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We believe all travelers deserve exceptional value, service and comfort and quality should come standard with every room. We offer guests a complimentary and extensive breakfast buffet each morning in our Hospitality Suite. Guests can choose from an array of both hot and cold breakfast items, prepared by our in-house chef. Piping hot oatmeal, home cooked egg dish and accompanying meat for those who appreciate a hearty breakfast to start their day. On the lighter side we offer a cold selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, pastries and juices. Touch of a button barista worthy cappuccinos, espressos and lattes along with a variety of specialty teas are available all day. To end the day, complimentary wine tasting and assortment of appetizers are offered between 17:30 and 18:30. Varscona provides a warm and comfortable hospitality experience to travelers looking for a home away from home in a unique neighbourhood near the University of Alberta. Please note there is a fee for parking.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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low ceiling rooms need to be white need to brighten with great lighting to counter the look and feel of low ceilings throughout the property removal of dark patterned carpets smoky hallway carpets need to be removed
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Response from Olaf M, General Manager at Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Responded 2 days ago
Hello dentistacanadianse, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that our décor and lighting fell short of your expectations. We will keep your comments in mind for future renovations. We do have the Metterra hotel that is more contemporary and might be more to your taste just down the road on Whyte Ave. We do hope that you keep us in mind for future visits. – Olaf, General Manager
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From the moment I arrived, my stay at Varscona Hotel on Whyte was a smooth & efficient experience. Lovely friendly & helpful staff, stylish but understated rooms, good complementary breakfast and a nice late checkout (noon).
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Response from Olaf M, General Manager at Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Wander14250499627, thank you for your feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your room, complimentary breakfast and service. We hope that we will see you on your next trip to Edmonton. – Olaf, General Manager
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Room was clean and staff was great ! Extra perks were a surprise and welcomed ! Wine tasting was in a nice setting all the extras were well thought out and easy to get to wherever you needed to go as the hotel is well located for business and pleasure holiday.
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Response from Olaf M, General Manager at Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Quest23476328235, thank you for your comments. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location, clean rooms, service and complimentary amenities. We hope to welcome you back soon. – Olaf, General Manager
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I have stayed at the Varscona hotel several times and appreciate the convenient location, comfortable beds, included breakfast, complimentary wine tasting, and the friendly staff. Having an onsite coffee shop is also a nice perk for mornings. The hotel doesn't show its age but
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Response from Olaf M, General Manager at Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Goldilocks88, thank you for your comments. It is wonderful to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits. We will keep your comments in mind for potential future upgrades. We hope to welcome you back soon. – Olaf, General Manager
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We were unable to get a room at the campus hotel so booked into the Varscona. We needed a place close to the hospital. Staff was great and very understanding, accommodating an early check in so we could head to the hospital without luggage. Being able to grab a quick bite prior
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Response from Olaf M, General Manager at Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Colleen M, thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your early check in and that you enjoyed our location, clean & quite rooms, service and amenities. We do hope that you will keep us in mind for future visits. – Olaf, General Manager
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What is the distance to college plaza from the hotel ?
College plaza is at the end of Whyte Ave where the Varscona is located. According to Google maps, it would take 14 minutes to walk or 3 minutes by car.
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The hotel has one designated pet floor. The rest of the hotel is pet-free.
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Although I did not use it, I understand that there is a shuttle which picks up at the hotel. I would suggest emailing the hotel to ask for details.
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Do you have conjoining rooms?
And by conjoining i meant adjoining
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We adjusted the thermostat and it was just great!
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"Rooms facing Whyte Ave are noisier after the bars close."
"Our room faced the side street which was probably quieter."
"Rooms to the rear and side of the hotel are best to escape the noise of traffic and people partying at the weekend"
"Rooms not facing Whyte Avenue will be quiter"
"If you want a bathtub, ask for a room on the 6th floor"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 113 - US$ 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
varscona hotel edmonton
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaEdmonton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
89
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