Chatlets are apartments in houses cut into 4 parts with 2 upper and 2 lower chatlets. The lower ones are quite dark (they are below street level on one side) and some noise from upstairs filter through.
There is a kitchen with all that can reasonably be expected in one in a vacation place. Bathroom is small but functional.
The pulldown bed in the living room is actually decent due to having a hard backside (no sinking into it)
Walking to town is not suggested. The distance is not long (15mins) but it is up a long steep hill. Taking the free bus that runs all day is a much more preferable option.
Banff itself is pleasant, decent to good choices of things you’d want while on vacations from restaurants, café’s, nature, sights or some super market shopping of essentials.
It is a good base for the National Park and all-round nice.
The pricing is generally high, but seldom unreasonable. Btw. going to the Cinema is Banff is an old school experience, and while it is a bit run down, it is cheap and works well (tip: Tuesdays are ½ price).
- Also Known As:
- Douglas Fir Resort And Chalets
- Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets Hotel
- Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets Hotel Banff
- Douglas Fir Hotel Chalets
- Douglas Fir Banff
- Douglas Fir Resort
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff’s Finest Family Accommodation, located on peaceful Tunnel Mountain. All units have full kitchen, air-conditioning, fireplace (most are wood-burning) and flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Plug n’Play panels (families can now bring their electronic gaming systems). Amenities include 2 BRAND NEW giant indoor waterslides, swimming pool, kiddie pool, games room, multilevel indoor playzone, saunas, whirlpools, steam room, fitness room, barbecue stations and FREE/UNLIMITED use of the Town of Banff shuttle bus. Free WiFi and internet kiosk, free local calls and free parking. ... more less
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