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Royal Private Residence Club

9.3 | Excellent
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Modern rooms on the Okanagan Lake waterfront, only 5 min walk to downtown Kelowna

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed their modern and spacious rooms
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location for its proximity to the waterfront and Kelowna's downtown
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their efficient and friendly service
Cons
  • Parking charge of $16 per day
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 25, 2013
Overview
Overlooking Okanagan Lake and about a minute's walk to Lake City Casino, the Royal Private Residence Club is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally-located resort-style hotel near the water.

This hotel has 70 air-conditioned villas, each offering one, two or three bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a full kitchen, a bathrobe for each guest, a washer and dryer, a jetted tub, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofabed, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. 

Hotel amenities include a heated rooftop pool, two hot tubs, a spa, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet facilities and a business centre. Several shops and restaurants can be found in the lobby. Dining can be found next door at the hotel's sister property, the Delta Grand, at Rose's Waterfront Pub and Hannah's Lounge, which both serve lunch and dinner daily.

Hotel services include bell staff and concierge, who are available to help you plan and arrange the details of your stay, including reservations at local restaurants, tickets to local events, boat rentals, tours and more. The resort also runs programs and activities for children and adults in the summer.

Parking is an additional $16 per day, pets are permitted for a $35 fee per room per stay, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Downtown Kelowna is a 5-minute walk south of the hotel, while Waterfront Park is about a 6-minute walk north. Capri Centre provides shopping roughly 5 minutes southeast by car, and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about a 17-minute drive northeastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $16/day, pets permitted for $35/room per stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 20, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise for the hotel's rooms, location and staff.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as spacious, spotless and fully equipped, with high-end finishes and "breathtaking views of a shimmering lake and snow capped mountains".

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as within walking distance of downtown Kelowna, several restaurants, shopping, an art gallery and the casino, as well as close to walking trails and local wineries.

Several guests complimented the hotel's staff, who were were characterized as efficient and friendly. One guest stated the staff were attentive and prompt.
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The Bad
While the majority of guest reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive, there were a few complaints about the lack of Wi-Fi.

Some reviews mentioned the hotel's lack of Wi-Fi. However, this service has been upgraded as of November 2012, and all units now provide free Wi-Fi.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 16 specialty lodging in Kelowna from 12 reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.

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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2 / out of 41
hotels in Kelowna

Rated 9.3/10 based on 79 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker Royal Private Residence Club
1288 Water Street, Kelowna, BC