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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

OK for a stopover. Clean but basic no TV or fridge. WIFI extra breakfast extra. At least 30 minute drive to Clearwater so fridge would be nice. Staff all friendly. This location good for access to local waterfalls. Salmon chute and lake .Wells Gray Provincial Park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Helmcken Falls for a day and a night. Unfortunately our program was so packed that we couldn't afford to stay longer but we would have loved to. Major attractions are the rustic location, great horses which are taken care off very well and clean shower and bathroom facilities. Special thanks go to Lynda, the waitress in... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have spent just one night in the lodge. OK for the stop-over but definitely not for longer stay. Normal room with normal two king-size beds which is normal for majority of hotels in the region. More or less nothing in the room. No free WiFi. Noisy. Enough space for parking. Breakfast was not included but available for extra charge... More 

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Geldrop
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We were able to check in early which was great. The room was next to the washing/cleaning room. Enough parking space in front of the buildinf. There is no airco but a ceiling fan which works great. The room is small but has 2 queensize beds which are great. Small bathroom with shower in bath and no amnities. No water... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed at their campground for two nights. We really enjoyed the view and the staff is alright. It's close to Helmcken Falls - obviously - and Clearwater Lake Tours. The lodge owns horses and you can buy wood for the fire pit. Not our best experience, but perfect as a stop-over.

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Thank Nathalie S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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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