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The Recreation Inn & Suites
Ranked #23 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Reviewed November 23, 2013

the service was very good the rooms where nice and clean the price was excellent the back area was good - the back rooms are a bit noisy I would recommend it to all my friends we will definite use it again

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your positive review, and happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please think of us once again when your travels bring you to the Kelowna area.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a super nice place! When we check-in and went into the room, we were really surprised! There was a kitchen with oven in the room and also an individual bedroom!! A huge room with resonable price. Both front desk and housekeepers were very friendly to us.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank BrianTam
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for such a positive review, and we are thrilled that our property and housekeeping staff met your expectations. Please visit us once again when travelling to the Kelowna area.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on our way from Vancouver to Big White. Might not look like much from the outside but when we opened the door we were pleasantly surprised. Bathroom and bed was great, spacious enough room. Very clean. Was honestly the best hotel we had stayed in the last three months of our travels around Europe/UK and now Canada, which is great when travelling on a budget. It's right in the middle of the big shopping strip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Damo M
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent stay. We do take pride on our cleanliness of our property and we are happy that you were able to get rested and prepared for the Big White ski season. Please be our guest once again when travelling through Kelowna.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

While the room seemed old and run down at first glance, all the important stuff was actually newly renovated; The bathroom was completely new (and very nice) and the kitchen amenities were all new as were the beds.
The hotel would benefit greatly from updating the rest of the furniture and getting flat screen TVs, but overall no complaint.
Friendly and helpful staff.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We are continuously upgrading our property and pleased that you felt comfortable and had a good stay. Please think of us once again when and if you travel to the Kelowna area again!

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very cute little spot. Two separate rooms. The staff were great, very helpful. Very clean and a great little place to stay for a few days. It is also in a very good location. Walking distance from a lot of things.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Thank you for your recent review on the Recreation Inn. We value your business and your positive comments. It ensures us that we are headed in the right direction in customer service and product. Please think of us once again if and when you travel to the Kelowna area.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013 Williams Lake, Canada

Our family's stay at Kelowna's Recreation Inn and Suites on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 was so good that it became my favorite Kelowna place to stay. It was the office staff, especially night person Shelley and day person Dorothy.

Early on Wednesday, September 18, I went to the office for some help from Shelley. My request was less important than how she handled it. She had been there all night and might have been tired and anxious to finish her shift. Still, she heard me out and cheerfully helped. This is a person who likes people, an asset to her employer. Raise her pay because she gained you a permanent customer, although we don't often go to Kelowna.

Upon our checkout, Dorothy was at the desk. I commended Shelley. Dorothy agreed, and asked me to go on tripadvisor.ca to repeat it. Dorothy, like Shelley was friendly, self-assured, and competent. I found a rare couple of women, genuinely content to be in their jobs, there for a paycheck as all workers must be; but there for the people they serve, too.

I cannot recommend Recreation Inn and Suites highly enough. Go there. You'll be happy you did.

Room Tip: We got the last room, upstairs; but clean, quiet, and roomy. I think any room is good because the s...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Thank you for your review of our hotel Michael. We always strive to offer the best customer service possible and I am so happy to hear our staff (front desk and Housekeeping) went above and beyond for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future as our regular customer.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The only good thing about this place is the location. It is close to downtown Kelowna, shopping and services. Right beside Parkinson Rec Center and nice walking trails. It is fairly quite for being close to the main highway.

The desk staff were friendly and accommodating but otherwise it is a low budget motel. If you are just looking for a cheap night somewhere then it works.

The rooms were stuffy and smelly. Everything is run down and needs a reno. Although our room had newer carpet everything else needed a deep cleaning and an upgrade. The room had a kitchenette that was poorly equipped with old well used items. We were in a pet room with a small dog but my husband couldn't stop sneezing! We asked for the room to be vacuumed again but it didn't help. We borrowed a Dyson vac from a friend in town and did it ourselves again and picked up even more dust, hair and dirt especially from under the beds, behind the furniture, etc. where it hadn't been cleaned for a long time! We also took apart the air conditioner and cleaned the filter which also had never been cleaned. We rinsed it in the bathtub and it was absolutely disgusting. We suggested to the desk manager to have this done in every room as this was probably why the rooms smelled musty, old and stale.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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WitmarGM, General Manager at The Recreation Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am disappointed to hear not all aspects of it were great. We are extremely proud of our standard of cleanliness that our housekeepers maintain. As indicated in our many recent comments we feel that we do meet our customers expectations and we hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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Address: 1891 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7V6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 34 Hotels in Kelowna
Price Range: $62 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Recreation Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-owned and operated motel in Kelowna that features a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and picnic area and are centrally located right next to Parkinson Recreation Center. We are also within walking distance to a variety of Kelowna's finest restaurants and shops and just a short drive from the down town waterfront. Our guest rooms are equipped with in-room air-conditioning, cable TV, free wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Rooms with kitchenettes and kitchen facilities are available. We are a pet friendly property and able to accommodate pets upon request. ... more   less 
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