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Sparkling Hill Resort
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2012

From check- in to check- out, this retreat is magnificent. The lake view is panoramic and the sunsets beautiful. We haven't done any spa experiences before but what a way to start. The seven saunas were great and beautifully decorated with Swarovski crystals. The heated tiles in the bathroom area was great. We truly enjoyed the whole experience and will recommend to others.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are great.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

What an amazing place! If you want to stay in a gorgeous hotel where you can really relax, this is the place.
The spas and saunas were included in the nightly rate and were very enjoyable. There is a clothing optional time from 9 to 10 pm, but we opted not to go then.
For a totally unforgettable experience, try the cold sauna. It is an experience unlike any other.
Rooms were beautiful. Nothing better than soaking in the tub overlooking the gorgeous lake.
Meals were very good - as was service. All in all, an awesome experience!!

Room Tip: We had a lake view and loved it!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Barb_C_Cdn_in_TX
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our experience at sparkling hill was so beautiful . From the moment we drove up to the building the day we went for a tour .
We knew we were in for treat . The tour made us realize this was a world class resort . It gave us a desire to havd the whole experience . We gave ourselves a two night stay and we will never forget it . We can't stop telling our friends about the amazing time we had . The respect and courteous attitude of all the staff was outstanding . We really felt like VIPs . We left , relaxed, pampered ,and in awe of it all . Thankyou sparkling hill

  • Stayed: May 2012
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3  Thank Sweetshellysunshine
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Amazing resort with first-class amenities. A place to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying an incredible spa, breathtaking views and excellent dining. My husband tried the cold-sauna and found it quite interesting. We both had massages which were excellent and the tranquility room was just that-tranquil and a wonderful place to nap and/or read. The breakfast buffet offered was superb. The rooms come with a mini-fridge to cool that bottle of champagne and are spacious and luxurious.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lara J
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We took advantage of the BCAA discount and stayed one night. Next time I'd go for 2-3 nights.
Absolutely beautiful: design, materials, rooms, bathrooms, views. We had a lake view room on the second floor. Floor to ceiling glass, with the sliding German-style doors, allowing fresh air and a sense of the outdoors coming in. Beds very comfortable.
Loved the infinity pool, the yoga room and all the trails. We had a first rate lunch and I loved the variety for breakfast buffet (included). My father-in-law said it was the best hotel he had ever stayed at and he travels first class around the world. We'll be back

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank NicolaValley
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

My husband and I booked and paid for a two night stay at Sparkling Hill through a Skyauction promotion. When we went to use the two nights we were informed they were no longer available and our money would be returned. Rather surprising as when we went by the resort while we were staying in the Okanagan elsewhere, it certainly looked like they needed some customers in the restaurant at lunch. I see BCAA is now also offering a promotion for this resort; I wonder if once Sparkling Hill has benefited from the fine BCAA advertising exposure for this promotional offer they will not honour them as well? My main reason that I take the time to write this however, is because my dear friend recently took her entire extended family to Sparkling Hill, for a family holiday and celebration of her 65th birthday and her daughter's wedding. Sparkling Hill took their reservations for 9 adults and 2 children for this special occasion and did not tell them until they were at the resort that children were completely banned from ALL pool and spa facilities. The spa restrictions may be understandable but there was not even an hour or two when they would make the pool available for families. An unconscionable tourism practice to advertise facilities, accept reservations for children and not inform the parents of the restrictions prior to confirming a reservation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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10  Thank ehrendog
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Everything about this hotel was unusual and I mean this as a huge compliment. My only complaint would be the sense of arrival, or lack thereof by the staff. It is like arriving at a 5-star hotel and wondering where the doorman is or how you get your luggage to your room. You have to find a spot on a small lot and go in to request help or just find a luggage cart and do it yourself. Room service is needed for ice and we had to call 3 times. First rate hotel with bad services and poorly trained or could give a hoot staff - too bad!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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4  Thank not2woryluv
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Additional Information about Sparkling Hill Resort

Address: 888 Sparkling Place, Vernon, British Columbia V1H 2K7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Vernon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Vernon
#2 Business Hotel in Vernon
Price Range: $258 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sparkling Hill Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over 3.5 million crystals infused within this modern oasis – a most remarkable hotel and wellness centre with European-inspired design elegance. Nestled in the mountains near Vernon, BC, and overlooking Lake Okanagan, your personal journey to whole body health and wellness begins at our standout among British Columbia resorts. Wellness Packages at KurSpa Sparkling Hill’s reputation as an internationally-renowned wellness center and health retreat is unparalleled. What better way to spark your journey towards a new you than our Wellness Packages, providing savings on spa and wellness treatments at KurSpa. Learn more about our Weeklong Wellness Packages. Also be sure to explore our fitness classes and meditation workshops to promote well-being in mind, body and spirit. KurSpa: A Holistic Health Spa The heart of our Lake Okanagan resort is KurSpa, our 40,000 square foot European-inspired spa, clinic, and wellness center. It is the largest spa in Canada and shines brightly as a worldwide wellness destination. Relax, renew, and revitalize at KurSpa's seven unique aromatherapy, steam, and sauna rooms. Swim in Kurspa's serenity pool featuring underwater music and a Swarovski crystal night sky. Choose from over 100 transformative spa treatments and therapies to detoxify the body and promote optimum health. Consult with our professional team including our naturopathic physician, psychiatrist, massage providers and kinesiologists and view their renowned clinic services. Enhance your relationships with the help of our SHaRP program, which can range from romantic to work relationships. Schedule yourself a mini silent retreat in our Serenity Room. Or, experience the first European Cryo Cold Chamber (-110°C) in North America, our signature KurSpa treatment. Our Luxurious British Columbia Resort Take in the stunning beauty of the Okanagan Valley from our BC resort’s luxury guest rooms and penthouses, which feature sweeping lake and mountain views and operable floor to ceiling glass window walls that can be opened to instantly transform your room into an outdoor oasis. Swarovski crystals illuminate fireplaces, fixtures and ceilings, lending a luminous and luxurious ambience to every space. Fresh Fine Dining Sparkling Hill Resort is also home to the best fine dining destinations in Vernon, BC. PeakFine, our signature restaurant, serves a menu emphasizing the freshest and finest ingredients the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Known as the "Napa of the North" the region's spectacular wines are on offer at PeakFine and Barrique & Java, our more casual wine, tapas, and coffee bar. Stunning Swarovski crystal chandeliers and accents imbue our dining spaces with glamour and elegance, and those seeking an elegantly rustic setting for private dining or special events will find it in Gernots. Discover Sparkling Hill Recognized as a trendsetter in healthy living and wellness hospitality, our Okanagan Lake resort is a distinctive destination for the modern sophisticated traveler. Whether planning a couple's escape, corporate wellness retreat, or incentive travel, our British Columbia resort delivers an unforgettable blend of relaxation, restoration, and wellness. Please explore our website; we look forward to welcoming you to Sparkling Hill Resort on your personal journey to whole body health and wellness. ... more   less 
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