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Kokanee Glacier Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   2615 Hwy 3A, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6K9, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Mac-Murdoch Grande Prairie, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were driving back into Nelson after no luck with vacancy in any of the campgrounds. We saw this beautiful little gem up on the hill. We missed seeing the no vacancy sign, and were luck enough to find out they just had a cancellation. We fell in love with the place from here on. The owners are both very... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been visiting this place for the last seven years. The motel is very clean and updated, the stuff and owners are very friendly and acomodating, the location is very convenient, close to everything. Can't wait till next year to have my morning coffee in the patio above the lake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have always enjoyed staying here. We have booked regular summer weekend visits for several years . We really enjoy the piece and serenity of the beautiful lake and mountain surroundings. I always find the staff to be friendly and helpful. I also enjoy the easy access to the lake and use of the Kayaks . We... More

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Shaun C, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this review

It was really great seeing you again this year George. You have a great family and we are glad you choose to stay with us when you are in the Nelson area. Thank you for taking the time to post a review, I have you booked in for next Summer so we will see you then. More

Kelowna Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this because it was rated #1 on this site and was reasonably priced. When we arrived, my wife and I viewed the place and wanted to leave. Our initial impression was not good. We'd already paid for the night, so we stayed. It is NOT a resort....more like an 'older' motel. It's probably better for families with children,... More

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Shaun C, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this review

Hello Pompey2, Thank you for your review as you have brought up a few good tips for people looking to book a trip to Nelson or anywhere else. When a property is rated number 1 on a travel review site this does not mean that it will posses the specific needs of each individual. It simply means that a very... More

Alberta, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very friendly, very clean, quiet, affordable family run accommodations. Pleasant staff at free breakfast, and owners showed care and attention. Pet friendly, children friendly, beautiful grounds. Wasn't sure how to get to beach area and a bit sketchy crossing the highway with children and dog. Nice playground on property. Would stay there again.

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Kokanee Glacier Resort has a great view of the lake and our room was a one-bedroom suite. It was nice having a kitchen/sitting/dining area separate from the bedroom. Cooking and eating utensils are provided. Though the complex is a bit older, it is clean and cared for. Very pleasant and helpful staff made us feel welcome. A gas barbecue... More

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went looking for a weekend getaway in nearby Nelson BC. What a delightful place! Beautiful quiet picturesque! Small clean updated room. Comfortable bed, Small kitchenette for our picnic supplies. Good thing the A/C worked well because temps were in the upper 90s. Nice breakfast served each morning. Resort had kayaks for us to use right off their beach. Lots of... More

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Fairfax, VA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My contact with Shaun, the owner, began before we arrived. I was expecting an important package which was sent by UPS. It arrived a couple of days before we did. Shaun took the initiative to call me to let me know it had arrived and assured me it'd be at the desk when I got there. He was and it... More

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The room we got had lots of room. Two bedrooms and a kitchenette. The view from the porch was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my morning coffees on the porch!! It's very pet friendly and the free breakfast has lots to choose from. It was so good we booked it for next year!!!!😃

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Shaun C, Manager at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this review

Hello Martin Family, Thank you for the great review! It is always a pleasure to welcome such upbeat genuine people. I enjoyed our conversations about your ties to the Nelson area. We always like to remind people that we only ask for 48 hours prior to arrival date for any cancellations so it is never to early to book for... More

High Prairie, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived in Nelson late, called Resort for room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. From the minute we called until the minute we left the resort we truly felt welcomed and valued. It is an older resort, however it is easy to see that much effort has been put in to maintaining it. Breakfast was provided. Molly keeps the... More

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Shaun C, Manager at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra B! It was a pleasure meeting you both. It is very important to us to build long term relationships with all of our guests so I am glad to hear you say you will return. Enjoy the rest of your summer. More

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Address: 2615 Hwy 3A, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6K9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kokanee Glacier Resort 2.5*
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A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more   less 
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