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Abbott Villa on the Lake

7.1 | Good

Downtown location, free breakfast, but concerns about noise from within the hotel

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, and free local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Several guests described their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • Several reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring guest rooms
  • A few guests described the staff as disinterested
  • A few reviewers thought that the in-room furnishings were in need of upgrades
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 27, 2012
Overview
This Travelodge, located in downtown Kelowna, overlooks the Kelowna City Park which features tennis courts and a beach on Okanagan Lake (10 minute walk away).

All units include free Wi-Fi, free newspapers, a TV, a coffeemaker, and free local calls. Select rooms have a private balcony. Free parking is available on site and pets are accepted for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, outdoor heated pool, and sauna. 

There are several restaurants and bars within a 10-minute walk of this hotel and The Lake City Casino (table games, poker, dining, and entertainment) is a 13-minute walk away. 

This hotel is a 2-minute drive from Highway 97 and the William R. Bennett Bridge which provides access to West Kelowna (Rollingdale Winery and marinas). West Kelowna also features Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (30-minute drive away).

The Okanagan Golf Course and the Kelowna International Airport (YWL) are about 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 27, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.
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The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests said their rooms were clean and several others described their beds as comfortable. A couple of guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing downtown restaurants, bars, shopping ares, the beach, and the boardwalk. One guest said that from this hotel "you can walk everywhere".

Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast and a few reviewers specifically praised the "make-your-own waffle" station.

Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent and these guests cited the free amenities, such as parking, local calls, breakfast, and Wi-Fi, as value-added features.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were some complaints.

Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from neighbouring guest rooms. A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel appeared to attract party-goers. In addition, a couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from a neighbouring night club.

A few guests thought that the in-room furnishings were in need of upgrades and one reviewer described the decor in her room as "tired". A couple of reviewers described this property as "old" and in need of general maintenance.

A few guests described the staff as disinterested, unfriendly, and slow to respond to guest concerns.

Isolated complaints included: small and cramped parking facility and limited seating in the small dining area (for the free breakfast).
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5.0, with 82% of 22 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #14 out of 35 hotels in Kelowna, based on 12 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.3 out of 5.0, from 18 reviews.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 27, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.1
Good

Rated 7.1/10 based on 113 reviews

Ranked #23 out of 37 hotels in Kelowna

Map Marker Abbott Villa on the Lake
1627 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC