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Palliser Lodge - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“great !”
Reviewed 19 September 2007

It was heaven ! Great place. We had a 2 bedroom with a hot tub on the balcony. So from your bedroom you could just open the window and go in the hot tub and overlook the valley.
It is a new place so everything still looks kind of "untouched".
But there is not much service (like bellman).
But I would go back anytime !

2 Thank timelo
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los angeles, california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2007

We had a great time while staying here for 4 nights. We used this as a base while visiting Yoho (1 day), Banff (2 days), and Jasper national parks (1 day). We had a one bedroom suite w/ a full kitchen. It saved us a lot of monies eating in. We got all our groceries from a nearby market which was only 15 min away. The place was very clean and the room was bigger than we expected. Our hotel was within walking distance from the kicking horse resort and the gondola ride (the best ride in the rockies mountain in my opinion) to the 7,700 ft summit. Note, the ride is only available on weekend (friday-sunday) for the fall season.

Initially, we booked a guest room w/ two twin beds for just one night. Fortunately, the hotel staffs upgraded us to a one bedroom suite at no cost (I highly recommend getting the suite even if it costs a bit more $ especially you are planning to cook). We eventually extended our room for an additonally 3 more nights. Our room had a dvd player, 2 plat screen tv, a full kitchen (microwave, large coffee maker, dish washer, microwave, oven, washer/dryer), a fireplace, a balcony, a king bed, one bedroom with separated living and dining area, and a pull sofa bed in living room.

Hotel staffs were extremely friendly and very helpful during our stay. Thanks Carol & Alex. We had a great time while visiting the Canadian rockies.

Stayed September 2007
3 Thank hyang2001
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2007

The Palliser Lodge, with it's gorgeous location and well appointed suites looks like a very nice place to stay.
In spite of being new, there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out. Things like; remote controls without batteries and blinds that become hopelessly tangled, not enough soap, and door knobs that keep falling off. The most memorable experience was being trapped between floors in the elevator between floors for over half an hour with two frightened children, and having to assist a staff member to force open the doors then have my whole family of four crawl out through a 2 foot (vertical) space onto the outside driveway. Had that elevator moved during this, it could have proved fatal. The staff member was very reassuring and told me that she would inform the boss and that he would talk to me about the situation. When it came time to checkout I asked to speak to the manager and was given the old the-manager-is-not-here-today-and-I-have-no-authorization-to-do-anything-for-you routine (surprise, surprise). It would have been better to be told “look, we got your money now get lost”. I would not have liked that, but I would have respected it. At least it would have been honest. If the management actually cared about the comfort of their guests I would recommend the place, but given the indifference I would have to say that you should take your money elsewhere. If the manager is not willing to give you 5 minutes of his time over your concerns, then there are other new facilities just a few meters away.

  • Stayed August 2007
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Chicago area, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2007

This beautiful, brand new and ski lodge just opend up at Christmas.

We loved our room. It seemed as if we were the first ones to stay in this room… We were very impressed with not only this brand new condo hotel but all of the Kicking Horse Ski Resort. Everyone was very friendly to us and very accomadating.

The Paliser lodge and for that matter any lodge at Kicking Horse is an excellent place to spend a night or 2 or more while on vacation in the Canadian Rockies.

Because it is a ski village, the summer is down time, and rates are very reasonable and the place is clean and new….

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  • Disliked — nothing - all was great
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palliser Lodge - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Address: 1420 Palliser Lodge Trail, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Palliser Lodge - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2006, the Palliser Lodge is well situated in one of the area’s premier locations, boasting spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and ski slope activities. The Lodge, just walking distance to the Gondola base at Kicking Horse Mountain, ensures quiet enjoyment while maintaining the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain. Other features include: private hot tubs, full kitchens, exercise room and underground parking. ... more   less 
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