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Manteo Resort - Waterfront Hotel & Villas

8.4 | Very Good
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Lakeside resort with many on-site amenities, a few concerns with parking lot size and layout

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the beach and local activities
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff for their friendly and efficient service
  • The hotel's comfortable and well-equipped accommodations were enjoyed by many reviewers
Cons
  • The hotel's parking was found to be too limited and tight by a few guests
  • Some reviewers reported noise transfer during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 28, 2013
Overview
Located on Okanagan Lake and an 8-minute drive from Kelowna's city centre, the Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas is suited to business and vacation travellers who prefer a resort-style hotel with an indoor/outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 101 air-conditioned guest rooms, suites and villas, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a desk, a bathrobe for each guest, an iPod docking station, a balcony, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. One-bedroom suites offer a full kitchen, a seating area with a sofabed and a DVD player, while two and three-bedroom villas also offer a fireplace and a washing machine.

Hotel amenities include two outdoor pools, a water slide and spray park, an indoor pool, an indoor and outdoor hot tub and a sauna. There is also a playground a activities for kids (Kidz Klub). Guests may also enjoy the on-site fitness facilities, meeting/banquet facilities, movie theatre, library, tennis court, putting green and barbecue facilities. There is also a club house with billiards and a big-screen TV. Guests interested in water activities should note that there is boat moorage, water sports and boat rentals.

On-site dining is offered at Smack Dab Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. This restaurant offers room service.

Parking is free, pets are not permitted and the hotel offers in-room wheelchair accessibility. The hotel offers bellman and concierge services.

Michaelbrook Ranch Golf Course is about a 4-minute drive south then east of the hotel, while Mission Park Shopping Centre is 2 minutes north by car. Okanagan College is roughly a 6-minute drive north then east, and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about a 20-minute drive northeastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 20, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of guest reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise towards the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Many lodgers praised staff as accommodating, efficient, friendly and respectful. 

The hotel's accommodations were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They described their rooms as spacious, well equipped, nicely decorated and modern, with great views of the lake and comfortable beds.

Several guests enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as "right on the beach", as well as close to restaurants, shopping, downtown Kelowna, golf and local activities. The hotel's location was also found to be restful and relaxing.
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The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and parking.

Noise disruptions were mentioned by some guests during their stay. They reported people partying on their balconies late at night, as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, loud air conditioning units, and the ice machine.

Some reviewers complained about the hotel's parking. They found there were not enough spots for guests at the hotel, especially when there were events or weddings taking place. The parking lot was also described as a "tight squeeze".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #13 out of 38 Kelowna hotels from 207 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 202 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 20, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Kelowna

Rated 8.4/10 based on 1741 reviews

Ranked #14 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker Manteo Resort - Waterfront Hotel & Villas
3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC