Not sure if this was good value or not. As a Super 8 it was fine and the room compared with that of a Hampton Inn, apart from the fixtures and fittings. Eg no wardrobe or closet, just a clothes rail. The fridge and microwave just stuck there on their own, but not a problem for us.
Also the large FS TV had the cable dangling down. Again not an issue but it made the room look messy.
The beds were comfortable and we had all we needed. Including china cups - hooray! And a generous supply of coffee pods and all the trimmings. Much more upmarket properties just provide measly paper cups these days.
The bathroom which was excellent apart from two cracked floor tiles which really should be replaced.
The building was odd and seemed to be designed round their feature pool (slide not available during our stay. Oh dear.). Not sure why Canadian motels see the need to have kiddies pools? Have seen them elsewhere.
Hotel room designers please take note: do try out the facilities you design. So many places put the toilet roll where people of our age find difficulty reaching without causing serious back injuries. This Super 8 was the first of the last 11 hotels to put the toilet roll in a sensible place. Also, print SHAMPOO in larger letters on those little bottles please. You try working out which is which in a hot shower without your spectacles when you're coming up to 67! I think Super8 did poorly here!
Internet was poor and unstable. I had to keep signing in then would lose the signal again. Finally gave up on it.
As well as the odd design, the building is just plonked in the middle of a public car park serving all sorts of businesses. We would prefer to see dedicated parking.
In the morning you get out of the elevator and are greeted with trolleys full of laundry (again, with the odd design of this hotel, the hotel laundry was given prominence right next to the reception desk. Maybe they are proud of their clean linen but it did seem most odd).
And the washing-up sink is right in the middle of all the breakfast stuff. Breakfast was chaotic, disorganised and a disappointment.
Apart from those few moans, our stay was excellent. We did not eat at the adjacent restaurant as prices seemed rather high. Castlegar, we did not get to grips with.
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Castlegar
- Super Eight Castlegar
- Castlegar Super Eight
- Castlegar Super 8