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Mount Royal Hotel
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Banff
London
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

An excellent place to base a ski holiday, with Tony Roma's restaurant downstairs, a ski Hire shop across the road and the Ski Bus to Lake Louise or Sunshine Village stopping right outside. All this makes life a lot easier when you are keen to get up into the mountains without any fuss.
The staff were also very friendly and extremely helpful when it came to booking excursions or restaurants or giving general advise.
The rooms are pretty spacious and well turned out, representing good value. Bathrooms could do with a bit of an uplift, but were perfectly adequate, with a bath as well as shower to soak in after a hard days ski.
All in all if you are a keen skier this is a great place to stay.
~~~ Top tips for Banff ~ Dog Sledding around Spray Lakes, dinner buffet at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and music concerts at the Banff Centre.

Room Tip: Occasionally a bit noisy at night with some of the locals having fun in down Town Banff, but you wou...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lorenzo71
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MRHGuestServices, Manager at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank-you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your most recent stay at the Mount-Royal hotel.

I was very pleased to read that you have had such a good experience while you were at the hotel. Our location is for sure perfect for skiers and non skiers alike, as you said, seconds away from all the shops and restaurants. You will be happy to know that our guest rooms will undergo renovations in the fall.

Once again, thank-you for your comments and we hope to see you again.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We booked a Queen room for one night over the Easter weekend. When we got to the hotel we struggled to find parking, the hotel has enough parking stalls for around 20 vehicles, otherwise you have to find parking on the street. We stayed on the 1st floor, our 'Queen' room consisted of 1 'Double' Bed, one night stand, one set of drawers and a desk with 1 chair. I have stayed in hotels all over the world from hostels to 5 star resorts and this was the smallest, dark, damp room I've ever slept in. There was just enough walking room on either side of the bed to get in. The bathroom was small and difficult to manouver around the protruding sink. Also, most of the night we could hear the guests upstairs walking around their room, the walls/ceiling are not soundproofed at all. The only good thing I have to say is the location was good, being on the front street you can walk to a lot of stores/restaurants from this hotel. To sum it all up, I would never book this hotel again and would not recommend to another traveller, if we would have had to stay in this hotel for more than one night, it would have wrecked our vacation.

Room Tip: Dont choose this hotel!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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MRHGuestServices, Manager at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Thank-you for taking the time to send us your comments regarding your recent stay at the Mount-Royal hotel.

I was sorry to read that your experience did not fully meet your expectations. In regards to the hotel parking, we do have over 80 parking spot at the hotel. Sometimes we do run out on week-ends. The street just behind the hotel is always a good option. For this reason, we do not charge our guests for parking like most of the other hotels in Banff. We will be renovating all of our rooms in the fall. The rooms will look more modern and spacious.

Once again, thank-you for your feedback.

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Kolbotn, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This was our second visit - with ten years apart. We visited with small kids, this time with our teenagers. The hotel is located on the most excellent spot in Banff if you're there for skiing. The shuttle's stop had changed slightly since the last time we visited, but still very good location.

On our first visit we had one room, and it worked out ok, but we decided then that if we ever would return, that we would book two rooms. Mainly because it was hard to find good sollutions for hanging all the outdoor gear up for drying - otherwise one room (with two queens) works great for families with smaller kids. With teens however, it was just a blessing to take a peak into the girls room and continue on to my husbands and my quarters :-)

Besides the proximity to the shuttle, the hotel can't be more convienent located for shopping and eating. The hotel also offers decent meal opportunities, although we found that Melissas Missteak was a nice alternative for breakfast. And the laundry possibility at the hotel was as much appreciated this time, as when we traveled with smaller kids, since luggage can be kept to an absolute minimum. And for a skiing holdiay originating in Norway, that counts for alot!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ildri
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MRHGuestServices, Manager at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank-you for taking the time to send us your comments regarding your latest stay at the Mount-Royal hotel.

I would have to agree with you, our location is unbeatable, skier or no skier it is perfect, seconds away from all that Banff has to offer. The laundry facilities are very convenient indeed, I’m glad you made good use of it.

Once again, thank-you for your feedback and we hope to see you again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We also stayed from 2nd April and had a lovely ten days in this hotel. This was our 6th trip to Banff for winter skiing and having read some of the reviews we had a very slight reservation about the hotel. However it was absolutely fine. We had a room overlooking Mount Rundle at the rear of the hotel which was lovely to look out on. Apart from the odd noise in the early hours from noisy people outside the rear of the hotel, this was not an issue. The room was clean and very adequate for the time that we spent in the room. The ski buses all pick up from the rear of the hotel, very close to the ski locker room which was extremely convenient. It was great to be in the middle of town for a change as we have always stayed further up Banff Avenue. Tony Romas was a favourite with the children (and us too). The only downside was that the hot tub was shut for maintenance in our second week, but I guess it has to have its routine maintenance sometime. If, no , when we return to Banff at sometime in the future we would definitley consider staying here again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MRHGuestServices, Manager at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank-you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your most recent stay at the Mount-Royal hotel.

I was happy to read that you had a good experience while staying with. Our hotel is for sure perfect for skiers, seconds away from the ski bus pick-up. I do apologize for the Jacuzzi being out of order but you are correct, it does need routine maintenance from time to time. I will pass on your comments to the Tony Romas staff, thank-you.

Once again, thank-you for your comments and we hope to see you again.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed at the hotel April 2 and enjoyed our stay. The location is wonderful. It is in the middle of the shops on Banff Ave, but also the tour busses for skiing and other events is located behind hotel. Rooms were nice. Bathroom could use some upgrades / lighting/ maintenance but was a clean, spacious room. Good front staff at check in and departure. Nice overall stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MRHGuestServices, Manager at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Thank-you for taking the time to send us your comments regarding your most recent stay at the Mount-Royal hotel.

I was pleased to see that you had a good experience while you were staying with us. You are not the first person to comment on our fantastic location, it is very convenient indeed. I will pass on your comments to our front-desk staff. They do try everyday to serve our guests in a timely manner and with professionalism. As for our bathrooms, you will be happy to know that renovations are slotted to start in the fall.

Once again, thank-you for your feedback and we hope to see you again.

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Additional Information about Mount Royal Hotel

Property: Mount Royal Hotel
Address: 138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,306 - ₹ 11,133
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Banff, the Mount Royal Hotel offers 135, comfortably appointed and recently renovated guest rooms. All rooms offer a window view and come with 37" LCD TV's, coffee maker, digital clock radio, telephone with voicemail, electronic in-room safe and iron/board & board, hair dryer, climate control (heat and air conditioning)and bathroom amenities. ... more   less 
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