During the Rockies trip we will stay in three different hotels. The premier Mountain Lodge in Valemount, Mount Royal or The Banff International in Banff and the Travelodge in Golden. In the Rockies trip: Hotel series we will give you more information about every hotel. In our second episode we will take a closer look into Mount Royal and The Banff International in Banff. In our first episode we took a closer look into the Premier Mountain Lodge in Valemount.
Banff is a town located in the Banff National Park in the province Alberta. Banff has the second highest elevation community after Lake Louise, which is 58km east of Banff. The town is a popular tourist destinations and known for their mountainous surroundings and hot springs. Around 7,000 residents are living in Banff and most of them work in the tourism or hospital sector.
The Mount Royal hotel opened their doors in 1908 and with 60 rooms. In 1976 the old wing of the hotel burnt down during a fire, but was quickly recovered. Over the years the hotel expanded to 135 rooms. Each room is equipped with a 32″ LCD TV, digital clock radio, telephone, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, electronic in-room safe, climate control (heat & air conditioning), and bathroom amenities. The hotel offers also services such as free internet, restaurant, lounge, sauna and indoor whirlpool.
The Banff International offers 162 guest rooms which are equipped with 37″ Flat Screen T.V.’s , alarm clock radios, telephone, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, ceiling fans, and bathroom amenities. Complimentary Wireless Internet is available in all rooms. Furthermore it has a large jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, laundry facilities and dry cleaning facilities.
We will inform you as soon as possible about the hotel choice. Next week we will take a closer look into the Travelodge in Golden, so stay tuned. Also do not forget to pay before the 11th of April to make sure you have a spot on the trip.
See you in the Rockies!
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