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Okanagan Seasons Resort

Okanagan Seasons Resort is a 3 star hotel in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 1580 Highway 33 West, Kelowna, BC, Canada
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$136
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Pools, sports courts, and free Wi-Fi, but concerns about worn and dated furnishings

Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and free local calls
  • Many guests found the on-site pools, games room, and sports courts to be value-added features
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons 
  • Many guests complained that the in-room furnishings were worn and dated
  • Many reviewers described unpleasant odours in their room
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • A couple of guests complained that the in-room TVs were old and had poor picture quality

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Sep 7, 2012
Overview
This property is located amidst a commercial and big box shopping area in East Kelowna and is a 2-minute drive from the Orchard Park Mall (largest shopping centre in the Okanagan region). This hotel is not only ideal for travellers who enjoy shopping, but for guests looking for ample on-site recreational facilities. This property offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a games room, volleyball and basketball courts, and a putting green.

This property offers rooms, suites, and a private holiday house. All units include a coffeemaker, a TV, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a sofa bed, private patio, a bar fridge, and a king or queen sized bed. Standard rooms accommodate up to 3 people. One and two-bedroom suites are configured with king or queen-sized beds, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private patio. Suites accommodate up to 6 people.

The private holiday house is a 2-storey house and has 3 bedrooms (each with a TV), a living room with a 42" flat-screen TV, a 5-piece bathroom (2 sinks, a shower, a tub, and a toilet), a BBQ, and free Wi-Fi. The private holiday house accommodates up to 8 people. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am - 10:30 am. Coin-operated laundry machines and business services (fax, photocopying, and courier services) are available for an additional fee.

This hotel is located on Highway 97, which provides access to points of interest in both East and West Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna is a 7-minute drive away and features the beach at City Park, the boardwalk on Okanagan Lake, dining, nightlife, and the Lake City Casino. 

The wineries and marinas in West Kelowna are a 10-minute drive away, while Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (also in West Kelowna) is 35 minutes away by car. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and the Okanagan Golf Course are both about a 13-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on September 5, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am - 10:30 am.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, positive reviews were slightly outnumbered by negative reviews. However, there were several common compliments for this property.

Many guests found the outdoor and indoor pools, hot tubs, sports courts, and games room to be value-added features, especially guests who were travelling with children. Several reviewers also mentioned making use of the courtyard BBQ area. A couple of guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable service.

A couple of reviewers described their beds as comfortable. A few guests found their rooms to be clean, but other reviewers experienced cleanliness inconsistencies (see below for more details).

The Bad
As mentioned above, negative reviews slightly outnumbered positive reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The most common concern found was that the in-room furnishings appeared worn and dated. Guests described dated and stained furniture and bed skirts, dim lights, a broken toilet seat, and broken patio doors that would not lock securely. One reviewer also noted that the on-site fitness centre contained broken machines. One guest described this hotel as "dumpy and dark", while another reviewer said that this property was "reminiscent of an old motel".

Many guests discovered unpleasant odours in their rooms. A few reviewers thought that the odour was cigarette smoke, while a few other guests described "mouldy and mildewy" smells.

As mentioned above, while a few guests described their rooms as clean, a few reviewers noticed cleanliness inconsistencies. Guests described dirt and dust behind the bed, stains on the bed skirt, and dust and dirt on various other surfaces.

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise and one reviewer was disrupted by noise from neighbouring rooms.

A couple of reviewers complained that the TVs were old and had poor picture quality.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5.0, with 80% of 30 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #22 out of 35 properties in Kelowna, from 45 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.6 out of 5.0, based on 53 reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on September 5, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am - 10:30 am.
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Guest Reviews
6.7
Fair

#33 out of 37
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.7 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 68
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Okanagan Seasons Resort is #33 out of 37 hotels in Kelowna ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Reddeer, AB CA rated Okanagan Seasons Resort 10 out of 10 on June 16, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Ray from Victoria, BC CA rated Okanagan Seasons Resort 9 out of 10 on June 06, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"When in Kelowna again, will likely return."
"Comfortable clean rooms, friendly helpful staff. Breakfast at motel, was a nice touch."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Trail, BC CA rated Okanagan Seasons Resort 5 out of 10 on April 24, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The room was really dirty, and there was hair everywhere. The front desk was very helpful and friendly though."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Canmore, AB CA rated Okanagan Seasons Resort 7 out of 10 on September 06, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Photocopier
  • Courier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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