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Sunchaser Vacation Villas at Riverside

7.0 | Good
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Fully-furnished villas, on-site recreational facilities, outdoor water park

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions
  • Several reviewers described their in-suite kitchens as well equipped
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site recreational amenities
Cons
  • Many guests thought that their units appeared dated and in need of repairs
  • Several reviewers found the Wi-Fi service unreliable
  • A few guests found their beds to be uncomfortable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2013
Overview
These private vacation villas are situated within a 1-minute drive of Highway 95. Offering multiple on-site recreational activities, including a water park, this property is well suited for guests who are travelling with children or those who prefer a more active vacation resort.

All villas are non-smoking and fully furnished. Each villa includes a full kitchen, an entertainment system and flat screen TV in the living room, a bathroom with a jetted tub, free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, a private deck with a BBQ, a flat screen TV in the master bedroom and individual climate control. Most villas feature two bedrooms which are furnished with one king or one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. This property does not have an on-site restaurant and there are no elevators in the villas.

On-site amenities include a convenience store, a fitness centre (with group exercise classes), an indoor pool, a recreation centre (including tennis courts) and a games room. This property also features an outdoor water park which includes three-storey waterslides and a large outdoor pool.

The Riverside Golf Resort is 4 minutes away by car, while the Fairmont Hot Springs Airport (YCZ) is a 5-minute drive away. The town area, which features shopping and restaurants, is about a 4-minute drive away. The Funtasia Park (amusement park) is about 5 minutes away by car. Access to the Fairmont Hot Springs is about 6 minutes away by car, while the Fairmont ski hill is about an 11-minute drive away. There are several provincial and national parks located within a 60-minute drive of this resort. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 
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The Good
This property received mixed reviews, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, several guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions including the hot springs, golfing and the ski hill.

Several reviewers described their units as clean and spacious. Several guests found their kitchens to be well equipped and a few reviewers appreciated the private BBQs, jetted tubs and fireplaces. However, many guests were disappointed with the quality of their rooms (see below for more details).

The staff at reception and at the recreation centre were complimented for their friendly service by several guests. Some reviewers said that the enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities including the fitness centre, indoor pool, hot tubs and group activities at the recreation centre.

Several guests enjoyed the pleasant views of the nearby golf course from their balcony. However, other reviewers said that their units lacked a view (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were mixed reviews for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. Many guests indicated that they were disappointed by the quality of their units. Reviewers said that their units were in need of repairs and appeared neglected. Guests described dated furnishings, mould around the windows, peeling paint, buckled and stained carpeting and appliances that were not in working order.

Several guests complained that their units did not have a pleasant view. These reviewers said that their balconies overlooked the parking lot and that their units were dark.

A couple of reviewers mentioned that they could hear noises from neighbouring units and one guest said that because of this he felt a lack of privacy during his stay. A few guests found their bed and provided pillows uncomfortable and several reviewers found the Wi-Fi service unreliable.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 4 properties in Fairmont Hot Springs, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 57 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.0/10 based on 142 reviews

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Map Marker Sunchaser Vacation Villas at Riverside
5129 River View Gate, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC