Canmore is is a great place to stay in, as it’s not as crowded as Banff. Nice town center.
The apartment is located in a hotel, and although there is a balcony with a nice view, there is no sun umbrella, so the sun can be severe most of the afternoon. There are trains coming by frequently which can be quite noisy. The apartment and kitchen are very well-equipped. Although there are two bathrooms, only one of the bathrooms has a shower, the other bathrooma merely a tub.
Our main complaint: When we arrived AFTER check-in time following a long and exhausting trip, the apartment and bedrooms were in disarray and had not been cleaned from the previous occupants. We notifed the owners, and they said they would send a cleaner within a half hour. It took over two hours for a cleaner to arrive. This man (although extremely hard working and friendly) was not their regular cleaner, in fact he had been called out of the gym and was surprised that he would have to clean the apartment alone. Multiple contacts with the owners did not prove to be productive and amicable. When the cleaner was finally done it was 7:30 PM! We had wanted to explore the town and have a cozy dinner at the apartment. This was stressful because we basically had to wait around and couldn’t leave. We did not know the cleaner, so therefore we did not want to leave the apartment with all our luggage and hand luggage in it. We asked the owners if due to this mishap they could reimburse us for this first night of the stay. Instead they offered us a dinner at the sushi restaurant downstairs. However, this was not an option, because we don’t eat this type of food. We did not appreciate the unnecessary and
rather presumptuous advice that we should go grocery shopping why the cleaner was at work; owner also stated that the cleaner would be able to do a much faster job, if we didn’t stick around and were in the way!! After that not very amicable exchange we gave up on the owners and just decided to wait until the cleaning was finally done at 7:30 after 3 1/2 (!) hours post check-in time, then had a very late dinner. Needless to say we weren’t able to do anything after our arrival at 4 PM (let alone relax!), and the afternoon and evening were lost. After that we never heard from the owners again.
So future renters should be aware that potentially the communication with the owners won’t go as smoothly, if some problem occurs. They had no interest in compensating us for for the lost and
Amenities in kitchen were great-lots of dishes and cookware, fully equipped. Dishwasher very quiet. Heated Parking garage was great. Condo was very quiet and peaceful and great for 2 couples. I would suggest more lighting in one of the bedrooms and in the closet. Canmore was a great town for walking along the river and in town. Had a good number of excellent restaurants. We enjoyed Crazy Weed and Sage Bistro and Wine. The National Parks in Canada in that area are amazingly beautiful and Canmore was a great location for visiting them.
Clive and Deb's condo is updated with high end finishes, comfortable, and has beautiful views from all rooms. The kitchen is well stocked, making it easy to prepare meals. Parking is secure and there is a spa in the building if you want to pamper yourself after lots of hiking. Very convenient to the highway and there are grocery and shops close by. Canmore is lovely and much more manageable than Banff, worth the few extra minutes of driving to get to park destinations. Check in was easy and hosts were very responsive to questions. Highly recommended!
We enjoyed our stay at Clive & Deb's lovely condo in Canmore.Conveniently located near Banff and Lake Louise with a gorgeous view of the mountains from the deck. The unit was spacious, very clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We took advantage of the Aveda spa on the parking level and the outdoor soaking tub and steam room were a bonus! They are available to all guests and are accessible even after the spa itself closes. There is a gluten free Thai restaurant on the main level but we didn't dine there as we were on the road more often than not. The only negative was there is only a bathtub in the master, no shower, so we had to all share the one shower in the bathroom our friends were using. Nevertheless, we would definitely recommend this vacation rental.
This is a wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo conveniently located in Canmore. The view from the balcony was fantastic! The condo has everything you will need during your stay. All you need to do is shop for your groceries if you plan on having meals in the condo. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a beautiful, clean and comfortable place to stay while visiting the area.