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“Great weekend Pet Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Abbott Villa on the Lake
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1A9, Canada   |  
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
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“Great weekend Pet Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Had a great weekend, Clean comfy room King bed perfect. Romeo loved the staff as per usual with him.
They put up with us guys with no problem after dealing with the August long weekend.
Joel and Karen kept us informed whats going on around town and where to go eat.
I will stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
It's always lovely to hear when my guests have enjoyed their stay, being pet friendly is just one of the added bonuses that we offer at the Abbott Villa on the Lake, with a water bowl outside just in case and free doggie treats in the lobby, we want our furry friends to feel at home too.
My amazing staff do everything possible to make your stay a pleasant one, whether we are booking a wine tour, getting directions to events, or even with helping on the best route to take when you leave your Home away from Home.
I would like to thank you for sharing your experience and for recommending us to future travellers.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit when you make us Your Home away from Home.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Management friendly. Rooms are clean and the location is in downtown Kelowna, the lake and the park are few steps away. Rates are reasonable, great breakfast even if there's no lots of tables (you have to be fast to finish your breakfast otherwise other guests must wait for the table...). The pool and the hot tub are small but enough for 2-3 families.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your recent stay at the Abbott Villa on the Lake, We pride ourselves on our clean rooms and resonable rates, I have amazing housekeepers who work very hard on keeping our rooms clean, I am always told how friendly my staff are, we work hard on making our guests feel at home rather than being in a hotel, this is where our Home away from Home has come from, from our guest's. Our continental breakfast is very popular and Shannon and Marlene work effeciently to keep things stocked and tables clean for the next hungry guest, but we do have trays which alot of our guests use to take their breakfast up to either the pool side patio or the Lakeside patio to enjoy their breakfast outdoors. Thank you for taking time to write a review and to let others know about the Abbott Villa on the Lake, and we hope to welcome you Home soon.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We have now stayed at this hotel the last 2 summers for a couple nights. We love the location, the park and beach across the street and the fact that you can walk everywhere! Last summer we just happened to find it and couldn't believe our good fortune to have found such a great, reasonably priced hotel that had everything we could ask for. We don't usually sleep in but last Wednesday found us waking up at 7:30 am!! Rita & Karen are awesome ladies who always take the time to exchange pleasantries and now have even said we are no longer guests but family!! That's how it feels when you stay at Abbott Villa!! I almost forgot the mention that the roof top patio is where we enjoyed our morning coffee and our nightcaps! We will be back every summer to relax and enjoy another few nights at this wonderful hotel with Rita and Karen!! Thanks ladies and pass our thanks to the rest of the staff that do such wonderful work in the background each day! ML & Bob

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you Mary Lou and Bob, for all the wonderful things you have said about the Abbott Villa on the Lake, It was wonderful when I came into work and noticed you having coffee on the Lakeside patio. Yes you are family, we are your Home away from Home. Karen and I and the rest of the staff look forward to your return next year. When Bob told me he never sleeps in and yet he did in our comfortable beds, I was very happy to hear that. Our Location is one of the best in the city with all you need either across the road to the lake or around the corner, for shopping, movies, eating or entertainment. Thank you for taking time to let others know about your small piece of paradise and we are looking forward to your return visit Home...
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My husband and I had been to this hotel quite a few times (including when it was a Travelodge) over the last few years. Its a great location with walking distance to everything. However, never did we have such a horrible experience as we did over the August long weekend. When we arrived at the hotel, we noticed there were many groups of young people in the parking lot and the swimming pool. They were all drinking and being rowdy. When we checked in at the lobby, the clerk behind the desk told us that there was a concert going in the park that night and they were expecting things to be loud around the hotel and that we should have been warned about this when we booked our reservation. I said that we weren't warned and had we known, we would NOT have booked a night there, especially at $200 per night. She said that we didn't have to go through with the reservation, but informed us that there wasn't a room left in town either in case we wanted to go elsewhere. So we were stuck. We, regrettably, decided to stay. It was awful. There were parties going on throughout the hotel. I would guess there was about 100 of them. Now, don't get me wrong, we were young once too. We were ok with the loud music, drinking and partying - for a while. Once it got to be late (like midnight), it was getting annoying. The staff at the hotel did nothing about it. The partiers were all still outside, yelling and playing music. We were even getting phone calls to our room, and them knocking at our door at 3:40 am!! The next morning, the place was a mess. The pool was filthy. There was garbage and empty bottles/cans everywhere and even a car windshield was broken. It was hard to believe that this hotel allowed these people to stay there. When we checked out and told the clerk what took place, she said that we should've called them to let them know, not that they could've done anything about it. She then just laughed about it and shrugged it off. Needless to say, we are very disappointed as we really enjoyed staying there previously. After that, we won't be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
August long weekend in Kelowna is known for the last few years as Center of Gravity, over the years it has grown to be a very popular weekend for all the younger people from Vancouver to Calgary, since than I have informed all of my staff to inform anyone wanting to book for that weekend that yes it will be loud not only from the hotel but from the park as we are right across from the venue, the very reason I do this is so that what you experienced does not happen. You mentioned you have stayed with us quite a few times and always enjoyed yourself, I do apologize that this time you did not. We do hope in the future you will stay with us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is one of the nicest, convenient and comfortable places we have stayed in through out our traveling holidays. You are close to restaurants, the lake and beach, a great park with a Rose garden right across the street, shops, dinner cruises and boat tours. Right out your door, as the name implies, you can walk along the lake up a very modern harbour walkway up past the yacht club, patio style restaurants and lounges, the Casino in the Grand, harbours and tourist attractions. The walk is all something you can do every few hours because there is always something new going on. The staff go out of their way to help you out with anything you may need to make your stay very comfortable. We stay two weeks and always end up feeling that it is our home. The morning breakfast along with the make your own fresh waffles is excellent and is a very good start to a great day. This is a " feel at home" style hotel and Rita, the manager, will do what ever she can to make your stay just that. You really have to try Abbott Villa On The Lake, you will not be disappointed. We will be back again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you Ron and Helen, we always look forward to your return to your Home away from Home and what type of new car you will buy when staying with us. Thank you for sharing additional photos and you both look great, it's great when our guests share their experience with others. Abbott Villa on the Lake is the place to stay when in Kelowna, whether it's for leisure or business, with the beach and shopping and entertainment either across the street or just around the corner why stay anywhere else. The staff and myself look forward to seeing you next year and being able to wish you both Happy Anniversary. Thank you once again for sharing and Your Home away from Home awaits your return.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I couldn't believe the rate we paid for the location... The beach and pier were literally right across the street! A lot of the other hotels are further away from the water as they are at the other end of the town, whereas this hotel was located right at the beach and in a very cute area with lots of restaurants and boutiques.
It's more of a motel-style, but it has everything you need, breakfast is included in the rate, and rooms are clean and of a decent size as well. Pool and hot tub are also available for use.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you for your recent stay at the Abbott Villa on the Lake and for taking time to write a review about your stay with us. Summer time in Kelowna is all about Location and you won't find any better than at the Abbott Villa on the Lake, with an array of restaurants and shopping down the street and around the corner and the beautiful Rose Garden and the sandy beach of Lake Okanagan across the street, there is no reason to stay anywhere else, clean rooms, friendly staff and great rates, brings our guests back year after year. So once again from myself and my staff thank you for making us your Home away from Home and we hope to welcome you Home again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

I think I stayed here a few years ago when I'm pretty sure it was a Holiday Inn Express or something similar. Anyway, I had a very small room but it was certainly sufficient for my one night stay. It was over $150 per night including tax which I'm sure reflects the location - right across the street from a big beautiful park and beach downtown and a stones throw from some boutique shopping and decent restaurants. In spite of it being downtown on a Friday night in summer the room was quiet. A continental breakfast is included and this one had the usual toast/cereal/etc., but for fun you can also make your own giant waffles. There's also a pool, which I didn't use. I met the now famous Karen who is indeed very friendly and helpful. Compared to the sketchy place I stayed in Penticton for about the same cost, this one was much nicer, much cleaner, and had the breakfast, which is always a plus with me.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Rita P, General Manager at Abbott Villa on the Lake, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you for your stay at the Abbott Villa on the Lake, you are right we use to be a Travelodge up until June 6, 2012. After a great night's stay what better way to start your day off with our deluxe continental breakfast, Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, individual cereals, bagels and cream cheese, toast with your choice of jams or peanut butter, and yes our new addition, make your own fresh waffles, this has been such a hit with our guests who like a hot breakfast, but if waffles are not for you we also have instant oatmeal, with brown sugar.
All of my staff are amazing, but seems Karen is becoming well known to all my guests, her personality and charm are top notch. We pride ourselves on our clean rooms, and expectional customer service. Thank you for making the Abbott Villa on the Lake your Home away from Home and we look forward to your next visit.
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Address: 1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1A9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
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Hotel Class:2 star — Abbott Villa on the Lake 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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