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Lakefront resort property with fully furnishined condo units

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described the units as well appointed
  • Several reviewers found their units to be clean
  • Several guests enjoyed the on-site pool, marina and BBQ area
  • A few reviewers described pleasant views from their rooms
  • A few guests praised the staff for their friendly service
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 7, 2013
Overview
This property is situated on the waterfront in Okanagan Landing, west of Vernon. With fully furnished condo-style units, this hotel is better suited for guests who prefer self-catering accommodations.

This hotel is smoke free and offers one-, two- and three-bedroom fully furnished condominium units. All units include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a private balcony, a full kitchen with granite countertops (including a fridge, a stove, a dishwasher, a coffeemaker and a microwave), a wine fridge, a separate living room with a sofabed, a flat screen TV, a DVD player and an Xbox, an en suite washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, bathrobes, a hair dryer and individual climate control.

This hotel requires a five-night minimum stay during peak season and a three-night minimum stay during statutory holidays. These self-catering units are not cleaned during guest stays. Cookware, dinnerware and extra linens and towels are provided. Additional cleaning services may be requested. Also, this is a private property and therefore does not have a front desk.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night, to a maximum of $100 per stay.

Other on-site amenities include a marina, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a picnic area with BBQs, babysitting service and concierge service. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Vernon Airport (YVE) is a 4-minute drive away, while the town centre of Vernon is about 10 minutes away by car. The Turtle Mountain Vineyard is about an 11-minute drive away, while the Vernon Golf and Country Club and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre are both about a 12-minute drive away. The Ellison Provincial Park, which includes an underwater dive park, is about 13 minutes away by car.

The Silver Star Ski Resort is a 45-minute drive away, while skiing at Big White is about 95 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a hotel representative on October 23, 2013: Pet policy.
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this property, at the time this analysis was conducted. However, among those reviews, many guests described their rooms as well appointed and modern. Several guests found their rooms to be clean, while a couple of reviewers added that their rooms were quiet and well equipped. Pleasant views of the lake were described by a few guests, while a couple of reviewers enjoyed their unit's private balcony.

Several guests appreciated the on-site pool, hot tub, BBQ area and marina, while a couple of reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the town of Vernon and an area golf course.

The staff were complimented, by a few guests, for their friendly service.
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The Bad
Among the limited recent reviews available for this property, a couple of guests complained that the room rates were expensive. While several guests found their rooms to be clean, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers said that their unit did not meet their cleanliness expectations.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 6 specialty lodging hotels in Vernon, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 23 reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.2 out of 10, based on 4 guest reviews.

The author called the property on October 23, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Location
Map Marker Strand Lakeside Resort
7343 Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon, BC