River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast

River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast

218 10a St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1W6 Canada

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4.5
#15 of 23 B&Bs in Calgary
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Located on a peaceful, gated street and walking distance to the city core of Calgary, River Lee Executive Bed and Breakfast offers unique hospitality for corporate and casual travelers alike. Experience the warm and friendly atmosphere of our heritage bed and breakfast and enjoy the many amenities of our property and neighbourhood. Our well appointed rooms, beautiful gardens, superior location, our expertise in business travel, charming atmosphere, daily breakfast and housekeeping services are all provided as part of your River Wynde stay. Your stay with us includes: wireless high speed internet throughout the property, breakfast, two bicycle loaners, gym pass (gym across back alley), parking, laundry, ironing and concierge services, LCD TVs with DVD players and cable TV, extensive DVD library, full use of all common areas on the property (including the fully stocked kitchen...you just supply the groceries from the conveniently located grocery store), toiletries and blow dryers. Enjoy an evening of theatre and fine dining in the downtown core or slip out to our neighbourhood movie theatre for an indie film. Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre is a five minute drive for musicals, opera and ballet performances. Walk or bike the network of river trails with our loaner bikes. Join us for the Calgary Stampede, ten days of cowboy life and the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", every year in early July. Eat at any one of the thirty plus ethnic restaurants that are located in the village of Kensington or wander down to Eau Claire market and enjoy fine dining, pubs or an outdoor festival on Prince's Island Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Concierge
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

218 10a St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1W6 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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JLM wrote a review Aug 2013
Bergen, Norway44 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful heritage house with lovely details throughout the house. I love the silk kimono and the garden. We had no problem getting to and from the Stampede grounds with public transit. There were lots of places to eat within walking distance. I think we reserved with Deanne and met Diane once we arrived. All communications went smoothly. They were both lovely. Breakfast was very good and Diane was excellent company. I would not want to stay anyway else the next time I'm in Calgary.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Zeenz wrote a review Aug 2013
London27 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Deanne and Diane could not do more to make us feel welcome at this friendly b&b. There were fresh muffins, fruit and juice in our room on arrival. They helped us with directions, suggested things to do around the city, even provided a walking tour map which was very useful on our first day. The best part of our stay was the delicious and very filling breakfasts. Each day was different and we ate so much we hardly needed lunch afterwards.

The b&b is located in a great little neighbourhood with loads of fun shops, bars and restaurants to explore. It is only a short walk across the bridge to downtown.
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We stayed in the Fall suite. It is large with its own kitchen. Only downside is that it is a...
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Karin_B_10 wrote a review Jul 2012
Stockholm, Sweden50 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The girls running this BnB, and the next door River Wynde, are very friendly people. Make you feel at home, can give you good tips on how to get around and what to do in Calgary (and offer free laundry service).

We stayed in the Spring room, which felt a bit cramped (we had quite a lot of luggage). It's next to the kitchen, so you'll hear other guests having breakfast in case you want to sleep in. Our friends stayed in a huge and very nice room at River Wynde. If I hadn't seen their room, I would have given this BnB lower rating, because I didn't really like our room. Btw, no A/C, and the summers get hot in Calgary, but we were ok.

The common areas inside are ok (no common TV, but one in each room), but the patio/garden is very nice in the summer.

Great breakfasts (drinks, hot breakfast, fresh fruit, muffins) - make you stay full for a long time.

Nice neighbourhood with some decent restaurants and coffee shops. Take the tram (or train, as people in Calgary tend to call it) downtown, or walk for 20 mins.

We stayed during the Stampede, when everything in Calgary is overprized. But it's worth it!
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Date of stay: July 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Seems like the rooms in River Wynde are bigger and nicer.
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Katje59 wrote a review Oct 2013
Barrie, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A lot of smoke and mirrors. The summer suite is advertised as an en-suite bath with luxury toiletries, thick towels but actually only has a shower and grocery store toiletries, and normal hotel towels. If I had known there was no bath, I would not have booked. The room is so small there is no where for your suitcase except the couch. I constantly bumped my head since the room is in a small attic. LCD TV is just a computer screen. The bed was very comfortable and bedding was wonderful but being squished in cramped quarters made it an uncomfortable stay.Every nook and cranny in this room has knickknacks on every surface so there was no where to spread my belongings. A reading light by the bed would have been nice. There was only one big lamp on one side of the bed but not for reading. I have stayed in many high end B&Bs and while it was nice to be asked if I had any allergies, food preferences, etc. I prefer to be presented with a variety of choices at breakfast and not be presented with a cooked concoction of eggs, bread, cheese, etc. Muffins were white flour and coffee was weak Maxwell House. I had to go out for my coffee. Yes, I am fussy but when I am paying close to $200 a night I expect the best. The hostess was intrusive and far too familiar. Every square inch of this house is a bedroom with a very small sitting area. Neighborhood is wonderful which was a big plus. This is a very average B&B at best.
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Date of stay: May 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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T P wrote a review Jul 2012
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I visit Calgary on roughly a bi-weekly basis and often book hotels. We decided to go out on a limb and try something new and it definitely worked out to our advantage! The River Lee Executive B&B had a great location, as it was walking distance from many trendy shops, pubs and restaurants. They had FREE parking directly behind the B&B. They also had a great spacious backyard with a huge deck and a well kept garden with a "communal" fire pit. The one host I met named Dianna was very gracious and accommodating! She asks you when you would like your breakfast in the morning and even makes meals with select ingredients for those who are on special diets such as gluten-free or diabetic diets. Dianna also made fresh muffins the evening we stayed which were raspberry apricot in flavor. They let you help yourself to the fresh baking, fruit and juice with no extra charge!( The muffins made a great late night snack.) I would say the food was amazing! Our breakfast consisted of a eggs benedict skillet with fresh herbs and hollandaise sauce, peppered bacon, chili dusted potatoes, orange juice and a fruit salad. The rooms were very clean and I liked the cozy Victorian style of the homes. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the stay. We can't wait for our return visit!
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Date of stay: July 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ourfour wrote a review Aug 2011
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family (2 adults, 2 kids under 5) stayed here on a short 3-day trip to Calgary. Our suite occupied the entire top floor with its own bathroom. Even with the foldout bed open the entire time, there was plenty of room. Breakfasts were to-die for. We easily explored the neighbourhood (fantastic) and city (downtown and the Zoo) without a car. Best of all for us, we could use the kitchen to cook all of our other meals and eat in the house or back yard. Diana was a fantastic host. She was probably the highlight of the trip for our daughter who she took under her wing. She had dead-on suggestions for things to do with a family and graciously accommodated our late departure. I would recommend this place to anyone who needs a place to stay in Calgary. We loved it!
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Date of stay: August 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shelagh R wrote a review Aug 2015
Oakville16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived before Stampede and stayed for the first few days and River Lee was such a great peaceful oasis. Diane was a great hostess and was generous with her time and suggestions - she always made sure we had the right maps and took bear spray with us on hikes! Her breakfasts and snacks were delicious and very much appreciated. We enjoyed the backyard in the mornings and evenings. We didn't cook for ourselves but we could have if we'd wanted to - all the amenities are there.

Kensington is a great neighbourhood - lots of restaurants (of all types and prices), bars, and the B&B is steps from the river, so you can basically walk forever.
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Summer room on the top floor was HOT until we got the AC & fans under control. The...
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M L wrote a review Sep 2014
315 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 5 nights in the Summer Suite. Comfy bedroom and sitting room suite up a flight of stairs. Good shower and good sized bathroom. Di who works for the owner, De, was extremely helpful...suggested restaurants, offered to store our luggage when we went to the mountains, moved her car so we had a parking space, suggested we could put our cheeses in her refrigerator, etc. etc. Parking is free, available in the lane behind the house or with a permit supplied by Di, available on the street.

Di is a chef and the breakfasts are a huge creative meal, fruit, home made baked goods, frittata with fresh herbs or quiche, bacon, hash browns, etc.

Definitely recommend this place for homey comfort, great location near shops and Starbucks and wonderful restaurants. Di is a treasure, interested but not intrusive.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Summer suite is only one that has an adjoining bathroom. Other 2 rooms in the house require you...
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Maggie H wrote a review Oct 2013
Calgary, Alberta, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife joined me for my second night at River Lee and didn't believe my rave reviews of Diane's breakfast, until she ate it the next morning. A gourmet breakfast that allowed for (and asked for) any dislikes/intolerances in food. Great accommodation steps from the heart of Kensington with all the food and beverage establishments one could hope for. Gourmet, eclectic, comfort, and pub food abounds in Kensington where chefs take it to wonderful heights. Can't wait for an excuse to stay there again. Try this place.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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GBR45 wrote a review Dec 2011
Kootenays, British Colmbia7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at both River Lee and River Wynde for couple of times (4 times since 2006, 3 times in River Lee and one in River Wynde) and it's one of the main reasons we visit Calgary. Diane and Deanne are the warmest and nicest hosts we've ever met and they both create a very welcoming environment for all their guests. The rooms are great and every detail has been thought through - you won't need anything but your pyjamas and toothbrush. The house has a great character and very cozy atmosphere. The breakfast is worth 6 stars out of 5 and the beds and bed linen are of the highest quality. The neighbourhood is probably the best Calgary has on offer, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and lovely boutiques in a walking distance from the B&B-s. If you like to stay away from grey, generic hotels then this is the place for you - we can't recommend it highly enough!
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shelagh R wrote a tip Aug 2015
Oakville16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Summer room on the top floor was HOT until we got the AC & fans under control. The bathroom is large and the shower is great."
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M L wrote a tip Sep 2014
315 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Summer suite is only one that has an adjoining bathroom. Other 2 rooms in the house require you to walk through kitchen to get to bathroom."
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Zeenz wrote a tip Aug 2013
London27 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the Fall suite. It is large with its own kitchen. Only downside is that it is a little dark being below the house."
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Karin_B_10 wrote a tip Jul 2012
Stockholm, Sweden50 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seems like the rooms in River Wynde are bigger and nicer."
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Which popular attractions are close to River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Trapped (0.1 km), Kensington (0.1 km), and Hexagon Board Game Cafe (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Vero Bistro Moderne, Hayden Block, and Niko's.
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Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at River Lee Executive Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Heritage Park Historical Village (7.9 km), Fort Calgary (3.1 km), and Lougheed House (1.6 km).
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