Ramada Hotel & Conference, Edmonton
Reviews - Ramada Hotel & Conference
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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One Word - Crapshootfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Terrible hotel!! Do not stay here!from A TripAdvisor Member
When I arrived at the hotel, there appeared to be homeless people hanging around the entrance. Once I got through them, the lobby itself was fairly nice, and really large. I checked in, and the person behind the desk was fairly friendly. After being handed our keys, we decided to head up to our room to check it out.
This is a HUGE hotel, and there was only ONE elevator for us to take up to our floor. Usually I’d take the stairs up, but with all our luggage and belongings, we needed to take the elevator. Needless to say, we had to stand in a lineup for 20 minutes or so before we were able to get on the elevator. We went up to our room, and were greatly disappointed.
We walked into the room which smelled musty and old, to find that it was freezing cold. I went over to the thermostat, to discover that there was no control over the temperature. This is the beginning of March, it’s -15* outside, and there’s no heat in the rooms! I could not believe it. The room itself was a disgrace – the floor was disgusting looking, the paint was worn away in places and very faded, the tv was quite small, and the room was really small. I refused to take my shoes off for the longest time because the room was so filthy. The paintings on the wall had all been taken down as well, but the sharp hooks remained. I nearly cut myself on those hooks as they should have been taken down with the paintings.
The bathroom was as plain as can be, very old fixtures, a cracked sink, and a small bath tub with a shower in it. I found out the next morning when I went to have a shower just how bad it was. The shower head was about 5 feet high. I’m not a short person, and with the shower head at chest level, it was a pain to take a shower! I had to bend over just to get my hair wet. Then the temperature of the flower fluctuated. It would be fine one moment, and then go burning hot, then freezing cold. How terrible!
After we’d been in the hotel room for about an hour or so, there was a knock at the door saying it was ‘Maintenance.’ I let them in, not knowing what to expect. They said that I had just called the front desk complaining that the sink was plugged and overflowing. I told them that I hadn’t called, and the sink was working just fine. They then tried to argue with me that I had called. They said that they still must take a look at it. So they took all of 30 seconds to discover that the sink worked, but never took the time to see if it was plugged if they filled the sink up to the brim, and then let it drain. They were just about to leave when I asked them if there was a way to turn the heat up as it was so cold. They just said “NO!”
After that, I walked across the hall to the drink vending machine to get a Coke. I put my money in the machine, and it would not accept it. I tried again, and again it would not take my money. I looked around, and found a small sticker about 2 feet off the ground saying that you have to buy tokens at the front desk to be able to using the vending machine! Who buys tokens for a vending machine? That’s ridiculous! It’s not like an arcade game!!! So I never bought my drink from there!
I then had a look over the Room Service menu, to see if there was anything good on there. All I can say is expensive, expensive, expensive! The restaurants in the hotel didn’t look very good either, and we’re also very pricey!
After all that, I later went to bed. The sheets and blankets were very thin, old, and not too clean looking. The bed itself was terribly hard and uncomfortable. The pillows were small and well used. I had a horrible sleep that night, and woke up being less rested that I was before I went to bed.
What a terrible experience at this hotel! Do not stay there!!!!!!!
t Return For Businessfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you're used to staying in above average hotels on business, this place will likely be a disappointment. If you're trying to travel on a budget, this may be a decent choice, but there are other, newer hotels that are in the same price range.
So what is all the complaining for...?from heretodaygonetomorrow
disorganizedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t trust a reservation!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Garunteed to raise your blood pressurefrom A TripAdvisor Member
There Is Nothing For Children So I Would Suggest It More For Adults Because Of The Bars And Nightclubs.
The Rooms Are Very Well Decorated And They Are Clean But There Are Some Problems Such As, The Bedding Has Cigarette Burns In It And The T.V Is Very, Very Small.
We Were Going The The Glenrose Hospital So They Have A Deal For People Going There Which Was $60.00 Dollars Canadian Per Night.
Overall You Get What You Paid For Good Sleep For A Great Price Would I Recomened It, Yes And No So You Will Have To Look At The Review And Decide For Your Self
Thanks For Reading!!!!
recent stayfrom myaterymiss_2
Upon check-out .. again cheery people to deal with ... would stay again ... as I enjoyed the stay , the shopping .. etc ....
In need of renovation! Tired looking and worn.from A TripAdvisor Member
We booked an internet rate at the Edmonton Inn and needless to stay we were disappointed. The hotel is in desparate need of renovation. Although freshly painted, there is much more that needs to be done. The lounge seats, carpets, and the disorganized looking jungle of plants (some dead)needed some desparate attention (just to name a few).
The old elevators smelled so rotten and disguisting we didn't even want to put our suitcases on the grungy looking carpet. We opened the door to our room with further disappointment. The furtniture was a hodge podge of stuff pieced together. I could write my name in the dust on the top of the TV. The carpet rivalled that of old highway motels. There was an open electrical outlet with a wire hanging out near the TV. The air conditioner didn't vent to the outside and groaned trying to spit out the little bit of somewhat cool reused air. The bathrrom door didn't close unless you threw your body into the action. The linoleum was stained, yellowed, and peeling up close to the tub. There was no fan in the washrooms, just a fuzzy air intake grate on the cieling. The towels were a mixture of nice, new, soft, white towels and old, stained, ivory coloured ones.
The bed was fairly comfortable but sloped toward the center. There were no extra blankets. On a good note, the pillows rivalled those of 4 and 5 star hotels. The sheets were clean but the bed spread was probably ten years old. The mattress sheets were too small to cover the mattress in its entirety.
There were no accessories in the room such as coffe machine, refrigerator, extra pillows and blankets.
We stood in line for 20 minutes to check-out and get a receipt. All in all, the hotel was a disappointment especially since it affiliates itself with the Ramada name. I must say however, that we found the rooms and hotel floor very quiet. We do believe, however, that nobody else was staying on our floor. In conclusion, we could have bought a much better hotel room for the money we spent.
Top Local Tips for Edmonton
Variety; party hardy or enjoy peace and quiet, your choice at the Ramada Just come and do your thing, whatever it may be! The staff at the Kingsway Ramada in Edmonton will take care of you!
Fun info on the RAMADA CONFERENCE CENTRE This hotel is great because it is a short drive to downtown Edmonton. A nice shopping centre near by hotel - walking distance. Alot of meeting space and rooms... great for business meetings. I held a small meeting while I was there and all their team was very helpful and made it a success!
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- Address: 11834 Kingsway - Edmonton - Alberta - T5G 3J5 - Canada
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