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Helmcken Falls Lodge

6664 Clearwater Valley Road | Wells Gray Park, BC, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N0, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015
Wouter v Leiden, The Netherlands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After staying here an employee informed me that if I leave a gratuity they do not get to keep it. All gratuities are put in a pot and split between all employees at the end of the week. The employees do not actually know how much was in the pot. The owners take it all and do the split. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the Helmcken falls lodge as an access point to Wells Grey is perfect, just meters from the old park entrance. While the staff were friendly, our room clean and sizeable (check before booking as the scope of rooms seems wide), the restaurant was a complete disaster: The service staff were inexperienced and lacked basic training (e.g. Never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this Lodge last week for 2 nights with my wife and 2 teenage kids. On arrival the staff (one lady) was very busy and really quite abrupt. In her defence we were 2 hours before check in so we went and had a look around for a couple of hours. The "area" is really wonderful so "definitely" go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's true that one doesn't expect too much from a restaurant in such a remote place, however this restaurant fails in all standards. True, it was 34 degrees Celsius and there is no A/C, but this is no excuse for a very over cooked and dry trout and a potato gratin that was swimming in butter and did not resemble... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you don't mind the lack of a TV and complimentary wifi this is about the best place to explore Wells Gray from. Rooms are good, but it's a horse ranch as well and mosquitos are abundant, so forget sitting outside. We had a good breakfast once but we skipped the rather pricy dinners and went to Clearwater instead.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The lodge is conveniently located close to the border of the Wells Grey Park and it is easily accessible from Clearwater via a paved road. Spacious rooms, with nice furniture. No TV or WIFI, but good panoramas! Really close to the Falls and to the many other interesting trails of the park. Average meals are available, at good price. Rich... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I think where you stay on this site probably affects your opinion. Our cabin was clean but not especially attractive and did not have a view. The restaurant did not look especially interesting so we ate 8 miles down the road which was highly recommendable. Breakfast not included. Helmcken Falls Lodge is very well placed for Helmcken Fallls which are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Although our "cabin" was actually a trailer it was very clean. However it was 2 small double beds. My husband & I are ave. height & feet hung over. No room extras like a fridge, ice, drinks for purchase, cheap towels & a hand soap dispenser in place of your shampoo. Cheap! Whatever you do, do not eat at the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a reservation for 2 nights, and the restaurant was closed, we no had tv, no airco, no freezer, no ice machine, no drinkmachine to buy drinks, the cabin was dusty and dirty, the bed was crocked we lay with the feeds higher then our face, so we checked out direct in the morning. and also a lot of... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed at this lodge for 3 nights in August. We stayed in one of the log cabin apartments which was very nice but would have benefited from a fridge. Dinner was good. Breakfast was a little expensive for what it was. Staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. The location at the entrance to the park is lovely. There... More 

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