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We took advantage of being on the Gold Floor to go and get some breakfast in the Penthouse Lounge. Back in the room we were once again in World Cup Football mode and watched the gripping game between Brazil and Chile. Chile should so have won that match, they really deserved it! Sadly they lost on the last penalty. A great disappointment as we …
We were ready and waiting for our coach to Calgary in good time. Once aboard we were soon outside Banff National Park and after passing the small town of Canmore it was not long before the mountains were less high. Very soon they were just rolling foothills and by the time we reached Calgary there was not a mountain to be seen. The whole area is …
Thanks to all those who sent birthday wishes to Sophie. It was a lovely start to the day - with Europe being around 8 hours ahead there were many waiting for her when she awoke. We bought croissants for a light breakfast in our room, and Sophie had a good FaceTime chat with her parents.
We then headed out, despite the somewhat overcast/ …
After 21 hours of travelling, we arrived safely in Calgary! Snowing & minus 13!! Lachie did so well on all 3 flights, limited sleep for all but we can catch up sometime. Mark successfully drove us to the Hotel from the airport with only 1 beep from another driver. Met up with Bianca & Beau at the hotel which was so lovely!! Quick walk …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fairmont Palliser Calgary
After 21 hours of travelling, we arrived safely in Calgary! Snowing & minus 13!! Lachie did so well on all 3 flights, limited sleep for all but we can catch up sometime. Mark successfully drove us to the Hotel from the airport with only 1 beep from another driver. Met up with Bianca & Beau at the hotel which was so lovely!! Quick walk through down town & coffee/cake stop at Starbucks. The coffee was
way too big, like a large coke from maccas. Enjoyed a Chinese dinner in the hotel with B & B, poor Lachie crashed & feel asleep before we got to eat. Quick stop at Chinook shopping Centre tomorrow & then drive to Banff. Hopefully there won't be too much snow on the road. Will post photos tomorrow.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Fairmont Palliser Calgary
My husband and I were married in December and chose the The Fairmont Palliser for our small ceremony. We only had to deal with one person-- the very capable catering manager-- who arranged the food, space, sleeping room, and all the other details on very short notice. The reception went wonderfully-- we didn't have to worry about a single detail. The dinner was expertly served and the food was top rate. The desert looked like a piece of art.
Old and stately hotels are better than new modern boxes in my opinion, the trade off being the bathrooms in the former tend to be on the dated side, but who cares!
We stayed here one night as our flight arrived in Calgary in the late afternoon and I didn't feel like driving 2 hours and splurging that much money at our next stop, Chateau Lake Louise, for only a few hours room time. In short, we both enjoyed the Palliser (wife: "you've done good!") and the Oak Room provided a nice relaxed (and reasonably priced) dinner alternative.
Just spent two nights at the Palliser, chosen on the basis of other reviews here. I'd like to add my enthusiastic endorsement.
Great chocolate fountain
Make sure to try the chocolate fountain with fruits and cake if you are having a reception. It is the best chocolate I have ever had.
Beautiful foyer and bar but..........
elegant and grand from the outside with beautiful original features and decor in the foyer, bars and restaurant but small pokey cluttered bathroom with coffee machine balanced precariously on shelf over sink. full scale job to make a coffee. toilet behind door and tiny bath. service in bar indifferent and corked wine!!!! not overly impressed for the price.
Just finished a 3 night stay. The hotel common rooms are very elegant and the staff service is 5 stars! My room was small and simple, but very clean. The bed and bedding were fantastic. The bathroom could use a face lift. The tile was old and the sink/faucetry was stained. Had room service twice...the first time it was perfect...the second time (cold dish items) it taste as though it had sat in the fridge to long as it had picked up the flavors of other foods. All and all it was a very lovely stay and I would return.
An elegant hotel !
Another impressive Fairmont hotel. Very helpful staff. The view from our room (444) was not so good, but the king-size bed made up for it.
The connecting walk-way to the Calgary Tower was very useful. The breakfast was not as good as we experienced in Vancouver but came a close second. The busy shopping centre was within easy reach.
Having stayed in the Calgary Palliser Hotel on many occassions and in many types of rooms, I can honestly say I have had nothing but good experiences. The rooms are excellent in comfort and ammenities, though some views are better than others. It is nice to be able to open windows when one wishes. Sometimes it seems a long walk from the bed to the bath, but on soft carpet, this is good. Enough pillows and blankets of high quality are available. The portable room phones are a great convenience. Plenty of room to spread out. The hotel is "old-elegant," meaning everything works, and is of real quality, not "pretend" as is found in some newer chains. The rooms are modernized only in quality and needful updates, not just for the sake of "show." The grand-dame feeling survives well.The Gold level is better yet. Private check in.
Rainy Bathroom at the Palliser
Beautiful hotel but not too happy with service when our bathroom ceiling was leaking. Offered change of room but warned it would not be as nice as the one we were in. No discount was offered. Countless phone calls downstairs and not much done. Bathroom was old and in need of renovations and new decor. Not worth the price of the room.
Above Average Service
We happened to be stranded, with many others, in Calgary for a few days as a result of Sep 11th. The staff at the Palliser who were having to cope under extremely difficult circumstances were fantastic, particularly those on the 8th Floor.
The hotel itself is very nice and our room was comfortable and pleasant.
We ate in all the restaurants and also despite the crowds they were also above average.