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Kokanee Glacier Resort
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

AFTER having a disaster with one of the upper end "chain" hotels in Nelson (in the middle of the night), I went on-line and found Kokanee Glacier, I called and even though it was late at night a very pleasant fellow answered the call and luckily a room was available. When we entered the suite we were impressed, the place was spotless (in the corners, bathroom, everywhere) the decor also included some great photography. Being very tired, we went to bed with the windows open and never heard a sound! In the morning we were treated with a fabulous view of Kootenay Lake. Breakfast is included, which you can enjoy peacefully overlooking the Lake. When checking out their guest services book, I noticed they have included so many little perks you never find at a "box" hotel (BBQ, fire-pit, laundry services, beautiful outside sitting areas, kayak rentals and Wi-Fi). Another bonus (which you certainly do not get at a chain hotel, anywhere of late) are the accommodating and courteous hosts. We will definitely make this our place to stay, when visiting Nelson again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank DfromKootenay
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Hello Diana,

Sorry for the late response but I wanted to make sure and tell you that it was great meeting you and we were very happy to read your review.
It seems you really captured the spirit of our motel and understand what we try and present to our guests day after day.
Thanks again and we will see you again soon.

Shaun and Amanda

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We found the resort to be very clean and reasonably priced. It's about a 2-3 mile drive outside of the town of Nelson. They offer a good breakfast with small omelettes, frozen waffles, fresh fruit, variety of breads, juices, muffins, granola and good coffee. We would recommend this place to friends. The only suggestion I have is that the description should mention there isn't direct access to the lake from the resort. The lake is across the street and private homes block direct access.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank evergreen2009
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We booked a one-room suite and spent 2 nights there while exploring Nelson and the surroundings. This is a sweet place - across the road from a lake and great mountain views, a comfortable bed and good wi-fi-reception. Overall, the atmosphere's friendly and quiet and peaceful and we thought it terrific value. The kitchen is fine for holiday needs - we got wonderful take-away food from a number of excellent cafes and bakeries in Nelson (Kootenay Bakery and the Co-op were both specially good) and brought it back for gourmet picnic meals.

Breakfasts are good - we had granola and lots of fresh fruit which was just right but there were lots of other things on offer, too. Shaun and Amanda were pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed sitting out in the sun and in the evenings on the adirondack chairs. The tv is good and wi-fi reception's fine.

Probably if I booked again, I'd take a two-room suite with a balcony (the one upstairs looked specially good) for the extra space and privacy sitting out, but this met our needs very well.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2-room suite if you want private sitting-out space or an upstairs room away from the deck if you want extra privacy.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jojoDorset
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

One of the things we really enjoy about operating this business is meeting all the different people from around the world.
It was our pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you come back some day.

Shaun and Amanda

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I recently drove to Nelson, BC with my 21 year old son who is going to Selkirk College there. The owners were incredibly nice and helpful, the rooms were very clean and the view of the lake and mountain was beautiful. My son especially enjoyed the fire pit at night and the barbecue for guests on the second floor deck. Breakfast was above and beyond what we expected and all in all incredibly good value for the money. We will stay here again when we come back to visit our son. Kathy Marchen

Room Tip: The second floor rooms are closer to the barbecue!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kathy M
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Hello Kathy,

We very much enjoyed meeting you and your son and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
It is great that you were able to take advantage of some of our outdoor amenities while you were here.
Our breakfast is always a big hit with people and we are happy that you enjoyed it.
All the best to you, and we will see you again.

Shaun and Amanda

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We looked on Trip Advisor and noticed various 'handouts' with their information and photos on them. We had expected something bigger and definitely something with a 'view' of some kind. We had booked 2 nights because we had hoped to spend our time on the beach and kayaking, etc, but when we arrived we found out that the lake level had completely wiped out their beach. Obviously, no one's fault, but we decided to cut our stay back by a day because of it. The owners are lovely and kind and their breakfast buffet was varied and had a lot of fresh fruit, etc, but we were disappointed with the accommodations. It felt a little bit like we were staying in someone's spare room in their basement.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Trina C
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Hello Trina C,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us.
It is unfortunate that the water levels took so long to go down this year after all that rain and we are sorry that this had such a negative effect on your time here.
If you do decide to stay with us again, we invite you to try one of our 2 bedroom family suites that have more room and a great view of the lake from a private balcony.
Thanks again.

Shaun and Amanda

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