I travel a lot for business and therefore stay in a variety of hotels and this one is my absolute favorites. I am not a spa gal and definitely my husband is not a spa guy, but we still love, love, love this place. It is set high on a bluff overlooking Okanagan lake or you get a valley/mountain view. Of course I prefer the lake view. I don't even know where to start as there is so much to say about this place. The rooms are huge, with soaker tubs right by the window so that you can take in the view (and they are perfectly designed for two), the wall is all glass, two chairs and table and foot stool face the view as well. You will either get a king bed or two doubles, with exceptionally comfortable bed, soft linen and snuggly duvet. There is a also a walk through shower. It is European design and so that is a bit different, ie storing your luggage under the bed, not having coffee makers in the room but there is free coffee available at the restaurant for you to enjoy there or take back to your room. There is a mini fridge in the room but the design is poor so it doesn't ventilate properly and therefore is useless (only flaw that I have noted so far).
There is a unique crystal "fireplace" in the room. When you turn it on, red light reflects off the crystals.
Also, fabulous breakfast buffet included in the room price. The restaurant also looks out to the lake. Also included in the room price are steam rooms, saunas, tea room, exercise room, kniepp water therapy, inside and outside pool (was there in cold weather and it was fabulous to swim outside in infinity pool and enjoy the outdoors and spectacular view), and large Jacuzzi. You never smell of chemicals when you come out of the water. You can of course also book treatments (haven't done that yet). Service is impeccable. Free valet parking. Crystals everywhere. BEAUTIFUL but not opulent. 6 star but not stuffy. I prefer friendly and efficient to the "nose in the air" service you can sometimes get at high end places. We have been there 3 times now and I can't wait to go back.
We bring a cooler for daytime snacks. Prices for food are high (remember breakfast is included) but this is no different than you would find at other high end hotels. The food is delicious and they do have a reasonable priced turkey snitzel and turkey cordon blue which we ate this time and loved them both.
I also held a 175 person event at this hotel and the professional service was perfect. All the guests were WOW'd by the food, surroundings and service.
Treat yourself soon! One night is not enough. This trip was a 3 night stay and it wasn't long enough. Oh, and I am thrilled to finally find a place that caters to adults. This is not a party resort, so only plan a trip here for R and R. Just perfect for those of us who need some peace and quiet to unwind!
- 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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- Sparkling Hill Hotel Vernon