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Varscona Hotel on Whyte

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located very near to the University of Alberta. The hotel staff and service were excellent. However, the hotel either offers either only Air Conditioning or Heating depending on the time of year. Air Conditioning was unavailable when I was there, and it was impossible to get good air circulation in the room. It tended to be hot and uncomfortable. Opening the windows was not a solution, as there was a nearby night club with excessively loud music particularly on Saturday night.

We spent 2 weeks in your hotel our sheets were changed once. Many days without skim milk at breakfast , my diet is very low fat however I had to adjust to higher fat content . at breakfast they ran out of dark coffee, they were courteous to buy me a cup of coffee.

Overall it was a great experience. My only issue would maybe be the bed. It was fine just not the over the top bed I think I'm spoiled on with some of the major chain hotels.

WiFi was nearly impossible to get in the room. Even downstairs in the lobby, it was weak. Other than that it was a good hotel.

Loved where the varscona is located and the free garage parking. The cleaning staff dropped the ball huge however. We stayed 4 nights. 2 of which our room was cleaned when we came back from our days adventures. The last morning the hotel maid walked into the room without knocking.

Great location, reasonable price and the place has character!

the staff were very professional , well go there again .

Convenient location and comfy room. Great place for a night out.

Our room was comfortable, staff were amazing. We were in town one night, quick check in midafternoon. The valet was available to take the car when we arrived and offered assistance with luggage. The room was a little outdated but nice. The bed as very comfy, and the bathroom standard with Toiletries provided. We could hear a few loud guests but no more than other hotels weve stayed at in the past. Breakfast was nice, pastries, cereal, breads, boiled eggs and yogurt. Checkout was fast and the car rady when requested.

Staff was helpfull Hotel was clean. Location was great. Someone practiced slamming doors at about 4 am each morning, Other then sound our stay was great.

Great Boutique Hotel. Great location. Clean and small.

I stayed on Whyte to celebrate St Pat's day and not have to drive! The Varscona offers an evening wine tasting which is a nice touch and starts the evening off nicely. The rooms are clean. The front staff is accommodating. The cleaning staff however starts very early in the morning and are quite loud-not pleasant when the guests are trying to sleep in!

We attended a climbing competition at the U of A Everything was fine! The same

The location was allright. We were not comfortable walking around in the area after dark. There were some pubs in the neighborhood that were so seedy that we crossed the street not to use the sidewalk in front. The dinning options were plentiful and good. The hotel is right next to the university but there were not many students on the street. Another thing worth noting was that there was only street parking and the back alley where we had to park did not feel very safe.

Stayed at Varscona from 10/1-10/3/2007. Pull up to the front of the hotel, on a side street, and unload your luggage in the lobby. They park your car for you. Give them 10-20 minutes and they bring it around when you need it again. The complimentary wine and cheese tasting was great; Concierge Room staff was welcoming and friendly - also had grapes, crackers, salsa...wonderful way to unwind at the end of the day. Murietta restaurant next door was wonderful - enjoyed their food a lot! The front desk staff was helpful and efficient. Loved that the Second Cup coffee shop was adjoining - very convenient. Beautifully furnished lobby, and room- loved the toiletries...smelled wonderful! Breakfast was good too. Good location to walk to surrounding shops and restaurants. Went to West Edmonton Mall first but we loved Old Strathcona better. Even close to the Antique Mall. Easy to get back to the airport too. I'd stay there again. Couldn't make the room colder but it was okay.

8208 106 St Nw Edmonton AB

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old Strathcona, Varscona Hotel on Whyte is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Magic Lantern Princess Theatre and Varscona Theatre. This 3.5-star hotel has 89 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. In the historical district, it's also near University of Alberta and Commonwealth Stadium.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 89 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 40-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Varscona Hotel on Whyte offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CAD 18.00 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Varscona Hotel on Whyte

Everyone (3) Business (3) Couples (7) Family (1) Friends (1)
2

located very near to the university of alberta.

Everyone

Located very near to the University of Alberta. The hotel staff and service were excellent. However, the hotel either offers either only Air Conditioning or Heating depending on the time of year. Air Conditioning was unavailable when I was there, and it was impossible to get good air circulation in the room. It tended to be hot and uncomfortable. Opening the windows was not a solution, as there was a nearby night club with excessively loud music particularly on Saturday night.

By , from st augustine fl on Sep 26, 2017

3

almost perfect

Everyone

We spent 2 weeks in your hotel our sheets were changed once. Many days without skim milk at breakfast , my diet is very low fat however I had to adjust to higher fat content . at breakfast they ran out of dark coffee, they were courteous to buy me a cup of coffee.

By , from las vegas nevada on Sep 10, 2017

5
Everyone

Overall it was a great experience. My only issue would maybe be the bed. It was fine just not the over the top bed I think I'm spoiled on with some of the major chain hotels.

By on Mar 11, 2017

3

no wifi

BusinessTravelers

WiFi was nearly impossible to get in the room. Even downstairs in the lobby, it was weak. Other than that it was a good hotel.

By on Oct 9, 2014

3

great location, rough service

Couples

Loved where the varscona is located and the free garage parking. The cleaning staff dropped the ball huge however. We stayed 4 nights. 2 of which our room was cleaned when we came back from our days adventures. The last morning the hotel maid walked into the room without knocking.

By on Feb 19, 2014

4

nice

BusinessTravelers

Great location, reasonable price and the place has character!

By on Nov 15, 2013

4

had pleasant stay

Couples

the staff were very professional , well go there again .

By on Oct 22, 2012

5

great stay on whyte ave

Couples

Convenient location and comfy room. Great place for a night out.

By on Aug 10, 2012

5

great night out

Couples

Our room was comfortable, staff were amazing. We were in town one night, quick check in midafternoon. The valet was available to take the car when we arrived and offered assistance with luggage. The room was a little outdated but nice. The bed as very comfy, and the bathroom standard with Toiletries provided. We could hear a few loud guests but no more than other hotels weve stayed at in the past. Breakfast was nice, pastries, cereal, breads, boiled eggs and yogurt. Checkout was fast and the car rady when requested.

By on Jul 3, 2012

4

convenience

GetawayWithFriends

Staff was helpfull Hotel was clean. Location was great. Someone practiced slamming doors at about 4 am each morning, Other then sound our stay was great.

By on Sep 30, 2011