Quirky, chaotic, welcoming, fun, strange - City View Guest House is all those things and more.
We wanted to experience guest house accomodation on our tour of Canada and we choose City View Guest House because it looked slightly different, had stunning views of the cityscape, and of Calgary stampede ground, and was close enough to town to walk.
We didn't realise it also incorporated the quirky personality of our lovely hostess Micheline and this made it stand out from other places we visited. Hailing from Quebec, Micheline has brought an eclectic mix of furniture and ornaments into her home which brought comments of "ooohhh look at that" or alternatively "what in the name is that?"
We had two doubles booked with our room on the first floor and the other at ground level - which could have been claustrophobic but for a little seating area outside.
Our room at first floor level was large with a balcony but filled full of 'stuff' which kind of restricted where you could put things.
The bed was super kingsize and the room also had a desk, chairs, a fridge , a microvave and tea and coffee making facilities.
All fine but also had an array of clutter and ornaments which we could have without. THe biggest bug bear was the polythene cover on the mattress which not and made us wonder about the type of clientele they must attract if they have to have to put this on the mattress. It made for an uncomfortable sleep on a warm night.
On the plus side you will never get a better location for the stampede, the place is fascinating, the food is interesting and the hostess absolutely charming and she will go out her way to make your stay a good one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Calgary City View. With a spectacular view of the Rockies, this comfortable and well taken care of home, is a charming and cozy place to which to return after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping. Situated in a prime location, we are only 15 kilometers from the airport and mere minutes away from downtown Calgary and the Stampede Grounds. We have many facilities and services on our premises to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and convenient as possible. ... more less
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