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“Great for families but very outdated!” 3 of 5 stars
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Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8903 Trans Canada Hwy | PO Box 860, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Revelstoke
St. Albert, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great for families but very outdated!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here on our way to the Okanagan from Calgary. We chose this location because it is close to the Enchanted Forest, which my 6 and 4 year old absolutely loved and is worth going to if you have little ones. Well, I am not exaggerating when I say this hotel needs some serious upgrading. It reminded me a little of the hotel in the movie "The Shining" - not really spooky but it had a maze-like layout with endless hallways, cobwebs on the ancient chandeliers, and dark wood paneling everywhere. It certainly has character! The location is beautiful - all the rooms have a view of the lake and garden. The hotel has no A/C - needless to say it was very hot in our room and noisy with the patio door open since the hotel is on the main highway. For little ones there is a small playground and a sandy beach with beach toys - the water is very cold but refreshing to dip your feet into. The restaurant offered a good kids menu and the food was decent (the spinach strawberry salad with feta cheese was surprisingly very good!). I probably would not stay here again because of the value - the Best Western in Revelstoke is a much better value and has a few pools and fitness facility.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I have travelled past this hotel so many times and always wanted to stay. Finally made the stop on our way between Victoria and banff. The hotel rooms themselves are basic in the extreme - roadside motel at best - thin particle board doors, worn carpets, old fixtures. When we commented about the showers being close to impossible to regulate the water temperature, the comment was "ya, we have shower issues". And when we asked about the "free wifi", the comment was "good luck, we can't get it to work either".... However the location is wonderful. And the ghost town is a dream for any kid young or old who wants to have a hands on experience of steam engines, hammers, anvils, chains, mining tools, coal carts, rails, spikes, crawl through old dining cars, see the working roundhouse , sit on old tractors, busses, trollies, caboose car, trudeau's rail car etc etc. Clearly the people who put this exhibit together have a great love of all things old west. Mining, trains , dresses, geamma phones, telephones etc etc. there is an entire wall of old glass transformers of all colours. The beach is nice to swim, there is a swing for kids and paddle boats. I think if someone is driving through the rockies and wants to break up the trip, this would be a great location to stop with a family. And if you are a train person, very cool to touch your object of desire.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lacombe, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Overall we greatly enjoyed our stay. The front desk was up front about no cell service and no air conditioning. The view is gorgeous, the weather was awesome, the grounds are well kept up and full of annual and perennial flora and fauna. The rooms are definitely in need of an update. They seem kind of dirty, but we just felt it was wear and tear and time.

Housekeeping was timely and discreet. The family suite was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the use of the paddle boats, kayaks, beach and more. Lots of people were taking in the helicopter tours.

Food at the restaurant was good and good value. Cafeteria was decent as well.

Really had a great time as a family here.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Well what can I say that hasnt been said before. Please read the review by posted called beaverbum because thet say it better than I ever could. I wish I had read their reveiw before staying here.
As an extra to that report, I would also like to add that I dont mind shaddy on the whole, but I cant accept dirty, and the restaurant was filthy. The floor was needing cleaned and worse, we were seated net to a window and the window sill was covered in dust and crumbs. The ants were having a wnderful time crawling all over it! We left there very quickly. The cafeteria in the gift shop was good and clean, so perhaps they were having an off day in the restaurant!
I would never stay here again. Stop in past and see the ghost town which is great and then have a drink and a snack in the cafeteria and head head out as fast as you can!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Regina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Okay yes, I can see what some people are saying about the rooms maybe needing a bit of updating - but really, between enjoying the garden, the view, and the ghost town and train roundabout, we really didn't care about the TV. It is peaceful, relaxing, and I could sit on the patio and look at the view for hours. The ghost town (although that doesn't do it justice - it's more a 'heritage town') was interesting for our 12-year old son, ourselves, and my parents. Just all around a really nice place with a nice atmosphere - and wonderful, wonderful friendly staff. The restaurant is just fine, and the gift shop is really great as well. I would recommend a stay here even if just for a night or two.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abbotsford
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have driven past this place many times without stopping but this time we decided to stay as we had a couple of visitors from Ontario on their first drive through this area. The grounds are very well kept and the rooms are certainly adequate and comparable to most mid range chain hotels. The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant suits the family orientation of this place. Our visitors took advantage of the short helicopter ride and really enjoyed the experience. If you are looking for something a little different, especially if you have kids or out of area visitors this place should not disappoint.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
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268 hotel reviews
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

An OK place for a nights rest, but get ready to forgo any means of communication or productivity for a business trip. Wi-Fi simply did not work, and there is no cellular signal in this area. I was given the excuse that the broadband 'runs out' because it's a satellite connection, but this struck me as odd as they have cable TV (terrible little TV's, by the way). Also, there is no climate control in the rooms (only a fan, which was merciful), and as my room was quite hot, I had to leave the screen door open and listen to my nieghbours while trying to sleep. Paper-thin walls as well. All finishes and furniture are tired-looking and dated. Really this is just an expensive motel in every sense, except that it cleverly looks like a mountain chateau, and has a gorgeous setting. Staff was friendly and accomodating, and the restaurant serves a good breakfast. Take the helicopter glacier tour if you think it's worth 50 dollars per six minutes. Overall this place would be bearable if the Wi-Fi worked (and was in each room, NOT just the lobby), wasn't so busy, and was 40 dollars less per night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8903 Trans Canada Hwy | PO Box 860, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Revelstoke
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Revelstoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lakefront hotel in Revelstoke nestled between stunning Three Valley Lake and the Monashee Mountains, Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town offers a unique blend of modern comforts and historical attractions. Our Revelstoke resort features 200 comfortable guest room accommodations and suites with beautiful garden or lake views, an onsite restaurant, and a heritage ghost town tour, complete with 25 historic buildings from the late 1800s, an antique auto museum and a railway roundhouse. ... more   less 
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