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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
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Charm that can't be replicated.
User: Tomek W from: Nuremberg, Germany
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2021
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
The original idea was to do the Symphony Under the Sky but there simply is not enough Prozac in the world to make me sit and listen to Randy Newman despite the symphony orchestra having a go at it. Having said that, as the concert went on - we did enjoy a 4 hour marathon session in the The Emerald Lounge. The fire was roaring, we had the best table in the house and the drinks were plentiful. Our waiter Stephen was simply on the next level and went out of his way to entice the bartenders to mix a perfect Hugo, one of our favourites, and cracked open a fresh bottle of 40 year old Taylor Fladgate! The three day weekend fell more like a month off , it was great to sit back, relax and forget about the world and its troubles. The only thing, in our opinion, that needs a bit of attention are the cabins. The bed is great, the newly renovated bathroom is great, but the bathroom doors are so banged up they look like they have been rescued from an old building during WWII. I also applaud the initiative to skip the daily housekeeping visit - in my view it is a waste of time and resources. The Branch is lovely and we really enjoyed that, but your dinner wine list is in a desperate need of updating, you can do a lot better particularly when it comes to Italian wines. We did not get to enjoy the pool - because there are simply too many great things to eat and drink, Empress 75 in particular and the deep fried mushrooms for starters, but there is always the next time which we are already looking forward to.
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Annual Fall JPL Family Trip
User: 359antoniusm from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2021
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
I wanted to take a moment to share our experience at JPL over the years. This is the 3rd year we have come back for our fall family trip. The service is always on point, getting our check texts, and crib use coordinated. The team members are always very helpful be it with kid requirements, adult requests, etc. This year it was awesome to be welcomed with an anniversary drink and snack for our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary. Rooms are always in great shape, facilities as well. We are particularly excited to try the newly 2 days ago related menu. We look forward to many more fall trips here at the JPL. Antonius Magureanu

A wonderful stay
User: Inessa M from: Edmonton, Canada
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2021
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
Our stay at JPL Viewpoint Cabin was nothing less than wonderful. The cabin was clean, in order & had all the necessary conveniences. Unfortunately the cabin was not ready upon arrival & we had to wait 2.5 hrs to access. Employees corrected this by giving us a generous discount on our " in room service" Thanksgiving Day dinner. On the day of departure we were offered a complimentary 2 hr extension on our stay - this was very much appreciated. The Viewpoint Cabin also had an excellent team of Butlers who were always attentive & eager to assist. The grounds were tidy & well cared for. The employees were courteous & friendly. We truly could not of asked for anything more & definitely will be returning.
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As always, we wished we stayed longer
User: GeorgeS1218 from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 24, 2021
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
Stayed one night while on a road trip from Vancouver. Great cocktails and delicious appetizers in the lounge, and a good sleep in a comfortable bed. My wife’s trip was made when she got to soak in the bathtub, reading a book, and sipping a take-out cocktail.

The Good is Good, but…
User: paulaD1696NV from: Toronto, Canada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2021
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
Four stars for a Fairmont property. Let us explain. First, though, it’s only fair to say that the JPL is, from the start, a different beast. It is rustic and outdoorsy, not modern and “high end” feeling. You are there for the view of the mountain reflected in lake Beauvert, and the wildlife wandering the grounds. And both were there in abundance! The walk, (don’t let anyone tell you it’s a hike) around the lake is charming and lovely, (apart from the part that diverts you around the golf course even when it’s not in use out of season and makes it clear who the first class guests are). The outdoor pool and hot tub set up is really well designed with a warm interior entrance and lots of space and towels and so forth. The happy anniversary welcome cheese board and Prosecco were a nice touch. All of that stuff was excellent! (We can’t comment on the spa facilities as we weren’t going there in COVID times). So why only four stars? For what presents as an elite property, there were too many small misses. “Rustic” doesn’t have to mean that the 1970’s are calling for their decor back. The food was fine but really quite ordinary. In the 2020’s “gluten free” options should be more than leaving the croutons off the salad and if the Cobb is going to be a deconstructed salad that makes the diner cut it up like a wedge salad, there should be a warning, (or the kitchen should just mix the salad as a professional kitchen should be able to; let’s be clear there was no esthetic pay off to justify this Cobb salad). Such a clear “mead hall” vibe should have mead available for order. When you order breakfast to the room and say no peanut butter, you shouldn’t get peanut butter. Even if he thinks you’re not his favorite guest, the bartender shouldn’t show it so much. Unfortunately, the list goes on. But the scenery and context are wonderful and as advertised and so the four stars are justified, even at this price point.

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