Has anyone stayed at the Holiday Park Resort in Kelowna?
Did you ever stay at this resort in Kelowna?
Yes, we stayed at this resort about 5 years ago and I'm sure things haven't changed. We plan to go back this summer...email me at email@example.com if you want info.
My family and I stayed there 3 years ago over Thanksgiving (US Thanksgiving) and were sorely disappointed in the location and accommodations. We found the resort through a timeshare exchange. My parents traded the points from their lovely timeshare in Kauai for this - not close to being an even exchange. Make sure to read up before booking so that you don't have the same unmet expectations. It was a long drive from Seattle for this...
holiday park resort is a mixed bag of tourists, long terms residents down on their luck and folks you don't want to take home to meet mom.
Unfortunately camping in the Kelowna area is limited.
If you want,, I would recommend Bear Creek park. It is a about a 15 minute drive out of Kelowna, but very nice.
if you are looking for budget style accomodation, I would suggest the same sun backpackers hostel just past the floating bridge. It is a converted hotel that I understand is relatively decent.
I would also book things up soon as Kelowna tends to book up fast especially around long weekends and the regatta week in august.
Just booked a week in Sept here,do you think I have made a mistake? It looks lovely in the book, then I read this report now I am worried!!
My husband and I spent a week there in March and absolutely loved the place. We stayed in a one bedroom condo. It was beautifully furnished, extremely clean and well laid out. The resort itself has a lot to offer, swimming pools, restaurant, workout room, convenience store, etc. We would not hesitate at all to go back there. We were so impressed that we actually ended by buying a piece of property there. Hope this helps.
My husband and I have been coming to Holiday Park since 1992 and have never had a bad experience.
Back then we use to go as a family and the children always had something to do.
Now it's the two of us and we always enjoy our week there. It's great that they have some Adult Only spaces, being the conversation pool, hot tub and adult centre.
Yes they do have RV's. They are NOT unsightly, the people are friendly and are not a bother to those who are staying in the condos.
Only complaint, the residents do take over the adult hot tub in the evening.
Units are nicely furnished, mid week housekeeping, air conditioner, barbacue, lots of activities, four pools, three hot tubs, secured site, general store, restaurant, gold, beach (cannot swim in Duck Lake, close to shopping, restaurants, shows.
The staff are ALL very nice and helpful.
Go to Holiday Park and have a GREAT Week.
Thanks for that, you have put my mind at rest. We are going for a week in Sept and taking my husbands Mum who is 88, I don't think she will be going in the hot tub!! What places do you visit when you go?, it all seems to be really pretty from what I can make out.I like waterfalls and I think a winery is a must!!
There is lots to do in Kelowna and surrounding area depending on you interest. I don't know about water falls though.
Lots of vineyards and wonderful wine to taste, take a boat out on Lake Okanogan, water sports galore, great City Park, casino, visit Peachland and Summerland, eat the fresh fruit, jet ski on Water Lake (I think that's the right name) just north of Winfield, drive to beautiful Kalamaka Lake then on to Vernon, go up Silver Star and Big White, visit the Historic Ranch north of Winfield. I forget the name but very interesting history. Kids and adults enjoy. Tour a local orchard and learn about growing and harvesting. Try Iced Apple Cider..delicious! There is lots to see and do to fill your week.
NOTE: the condos can be on two levels. Call the resort and request a ground floor unit, they are very accommodating when special needs are involved. Last year we stayed in an older but nice unit right on the lake, ground floor.
I see you are from the UK, that's my favourite place to holiday. We were there first two weeks last December for the Holiday Season Festivities. One week spent at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge and the second week in Lincoln, we stay at the NT Property which we love. We have family in Lincoln and just love the city.
Don't know about the condo situation, however; the RV park was bad and I would not suggest my worst enemy stay there.
Between the outrageous prices, the unfriendly RV site owners in general, the inconvenient wireless internet, the curfew like shutdown and "we'll get around to you" attitude, lastly the hostess who expected us to guess her questions. We will give a this place a serious miss.