“First Time, Ok. Beautiful views at least”
Stayed for several nights on a business trip. The room was basic, 2 very firm beds, small tv, no fridge or microwave. In fact they do not want people cooking in the rooms at all. I did not hear my neighbours unless they were walking outside on the shared porch area. Pretty quiet overall. The phone worked in my room anyway. According to my co-workers, some rooms phones didn't work. My room smelled fresh, though the bedspread and top sheet had a dirty smudge on the one corner. Non fitted sheet on the bed kept rolling up and pulling off the mattress during the night. Electric baseboard heaters were quiet, but still a challenge to regulate. No internet provided in the rooms, though I was able to connect via dial-up. you can also access the net at the front office, there is a computer there you can pay to use. Never did, but coworkers did and said it was adequate for their needs. Be aware of phone charges. They require a credit card on file to activate the phone too. They charge the room for phone access starting almost immediately after connection. It is stated on the phone info. I was not charged for my use of the phone though, not sure if it was because I was using a local number for internet or not.
The pub is nice. Prices are very high for what you get, but if you overcook your own food, you have only yourself to blame. The steaks were nice and the sides were ok. Prices for drinks are high but on par with other mountain "resorts" The breakfast buffet was all right, Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and sausage. Best part was the bacon, nice slices and lots of it. The sausages were nothing special, could have used some actual grilling, but they were cooked. Eggs looked like prepackages, preprocessed pour from the carton type, again nothing special. Hash Browns were the deep fried chunky type. Surprisingly the pancakes were tough and the french toast was pretty good. No butter, have to make do with margarine and the syrup is packaged cheap stuff. Coffee is ok, definitely not Tims, you get coffee and juice with the buffet. Juice is from dispenser and tasted a little watered down.
We had the dinner buffet once. Actually was not a bad value based on selection and quality. Roast beef, carved as you like it, Very good BBQ ribs, Chicken, lots of veggies, soup, several salads, and soft drinks included. Dessert was Lemon meringue pie and little chocolate cupcakes, also very tasty.
If you need fuel for your vehicle, be prepared for the sticker shock. Gas and diesel are available but was about 50% higher than prices in Rocky Mountain House. Never got to Jasper or Lake Louise to compare prices, but still a shock .
Overall, A nice place, though as a "resort" it is lacking in amenities. Wi-Fi internet could be provided if they wanted. After all it is 2011. The lack of communication services is really bad. Never checked out the exercise room, got enough at work. The staff I dealt with were pleasant, and the rooms were ok.
Was it worth the money I spent? In the end, no. For a stay of more than one night I would not chose to return. But for an overnight stop, it would be ok. The dinner buffet was very good. The best part of the trip... the scenery, it is spectacular.
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