I feel slightly torn with my rating of this hotel but I must also give it my honest review.
Granted we were only here for one night and perhaps a longer stay would've warranted a more satisfactory experience.
The Nita Lake Lodge is a beautiful property away from the village and if one is definitely looking for serenity and relaxation in Whistler summertime, this is an ideal property.
One bedroom was quite spacious and I liked the cabinet with a hidden wet bar. Mini-fridge, plates, cutlery, glasses even a micro-wave.
Air-conditioning was very quiet.
Bed was very comfortable.
Towels were very thick and plush.
4-piece bath and a soaker tub can comfortably fit two adults.
Fix Cafe is a wonderful coffee shop and not your average coffee shop serving a multitude of pastries, bread option.
The Lake with complimentary canoe, equipment. Also complimentary bikes and they even provide a chariot for toddlers.
The weak points:
I base this on the fact that Nita Lake Lodge does market itself as a 'luxury' property but there seems to be the basic services & room amenities lacking for a luxury hotel.
Parking. You are given an option of a self-park at $20.00 or valet parking for $30.00 although the reality I think is that there is no valet/porter service. There is really nobody at the door to welcome or assist unless you request it. So they have a luggage trolley on each floor for guests to look after their luggage. $20 for self-parking seem to be steep considering that this is a property not situated at the Whistler Village. I think parking should just be extended free.
Bathrobes are provided but no slippers No dental kit. One bar of soap. No shower gel. Slippers and dental kit can always be requested but again these are amenities you expect to find as part of a room set-up in any luxury property. There is a stationary but no pens. Maybe it was just overlooked. From my perspective though, and I maybe completely wrong here, this was the company's way of cutting cost.
They have a full service, fine dining restaurant Aura but what is odd is that they do not have In-Room-Dining. Or perhaps I just assumed this. Perhaps I should have called down and inquired? But then basing on the room directory, there was nothing listed for in-room-dining. They do advertise the Spa. So we had to call and order pick-up from Boston Pizza over at creekside.
So to my fellow-travellers who are considering this hotel, please do. Do not be discouraged by my account. We still had a good stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the shores of a stunning glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, we offer unique and authentic moments on every occasion. Join us at Nita Lake Lodge to experience a fresh take on classic whistler hospitality. Impossible to imitate; our oversized suites, a full-service spa , and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning. Discover how our genuine service with a personal touch will elevate your whistler experience. Take our courtesy shuttle for a short ride or wonder along the lake side trail to the heart of Whistler. Located in the village of Creekside, we are only 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. After a day of Whistler adventures return to your unique lakeside retreat. Named in the top 25 hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor year after year, Nita Lake Lodge proudly re-defines upscale mountain comfort all year long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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