We spent a girls weekend (mom and two adult daughters) at Sparkling Hill and could not have been more pleased. Swarovski owned, this place spared NO expense in adding a crystal/sparkling touch to just about everything (not kidding: crystals in the cement walls in the parking lots, crystals embedded in the backs of chairs, hanging in the pine trees outside, encrusted in the mirrors and ceilings in our rooms...EVERYWHERE). It is truly one of the most magnificent hotels I have ever stayed in. Our room overlooking the Okanagan was exceptional and very clean. They even have a sliding window wall giving you full access to the outdoors (though no patio).
The spa itself was gorgeous! We especially enjoyed the seven sauna/steam rooms each with a different theme and temperature. We never felt too crowded either based on the size. The pools were great, one large hot tub indoors, one cooler pool indoors and a large outdoor pool with amazing views once again. We each also had a facial and enjoyed our treatments. The prices are high but comparable to other high end spas. (I would suggest though, that you do not charge guests to use lockers in the spa...! We are paying too much money to be there!).
One minor negative comment I would make is around the food. It is good but not excellent, especially for the prices. The morning buffet is average (scrambled eggs, sausage/ham, fruit, cereal, toast, etc.) and the dinner was quite good but not 5 star. Lots of 'game' type food (rabbit, elk, etc.). For lunches, we found the bistro (Barrique & Java) downstairs to be quite good for sandwiches, salads, etc.
This place is perfect for couples and girlfriends. Do NOT bring your families here, this is no place for kids (no places to play, kids not allowed in the spa). It is upscale, elegant and a perfect place for adults to relax in peace and quiet (and only about 45 min drive from Kelowna at the top of Predator Ridge hill).
I cannot wait to go back!
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