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Kokanee Glacier Resort
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family and I stayed here after driving from Osoyoos. We were travelling with our 2 dogs and needed a pet friendly hotel. I highly recommend this place if you are travelling with kids and dogs. The rooms are very spacious, semi private and basic and clean with comfortable beds.

There is beach access across the road which is awesome for swimming and you can rent kayaks if you wish.

The hostess is very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is free, just a help yourself, coffee, tea, toast, cereal etc.

We felt so relaxed here after staying at a hotel in Osoyoos that we booked an extra day to visit the Nelson area.

It's 10mins out of town but totally worth the drive!!!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hello Magoo019,

Thank you for the kind review.
It seems as though our property was a perfect fit for you and your family.
We all enjoyed your positive energy and genuine excitement about giving your family a great vacation (dogs included).

We are very happy to have so many devoted guests that return every year and it sounds like we can add you to that list.
Remember to book early as our 2 bedroom suites fill up fast for July and August.
Thanks again, and have a great rest of your summer.

Shaun Clay

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

we couldnt find a place so kept driving came by this place turned around and they had a room for us...was a awesome place..Laura was very nice ...would recommend this place 24/7...very clean ...loved the lake view plus loved walking to the beach front area....i would recommend it

Room Tip: any would be good we had a upper room ...on the side ..was nice
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hello Tammy S

Thank you for your very positive feedback. All of the hard work and planning that goes into every detail here is all worth it when we hear such great things from our guests.

Laurie has been a great addition to our staff over this last year. She truly loves her job and has a great up beat personality. As with any business you need devoted employees working for you and we are happy we found her.

We have been told we have one of the nicest views on the lake, and I have to say that even after six years of looking at it, it never gets dull.

Thanks for taking the time to brighten our day. It really is appreciated.
Shaun Clay

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

this place is very clean and well kept the views and grounds are breathtaking. This would be the most ideal place for a family gathering. It is just the friendliest most welcome place. There are common shared covered patio, gazebo, patio stones with a picnic table,children's play structures and two huge well kept fields

Room Tip: all around friendly for everyone family pets children
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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SydneyJadeNelson, Owner at Kokanee Glacier Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Hello Debra B

It is so nice of you to speak so highly of our property, but even better to hear you say that "it is just the friendliest most welcome place".
We have always put our costumer service at the top of our priority list and really want people to feel like they can let their guard down, sit back and relax knowing that they are among friends.

You mentioned that this would be an ideal place for family gatherings and in fact it really is. We have been lucky enough to host many reunions, wedding parties, birthday celebrations and almost every type of group event you could imagine. Our summer season would not be the same without these great events and we do our best to make every one very memorable.

Thank you for sharing your opinion and hope to see you again.

Shaun Clay

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a one night stop close to Nelson. During this time of year accommodations are mostly full. We had the last room for the day. Friendly staff, by Laurie. Clean rooms. A cosy and good breakfast. More you do not need to be ready for another day.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

After reading the reviews here, we decided to book a couple nights here and we were not disappointed. Although it is not luxe accommodation, it is more than adequate and I was impressed at how clean it was. This is always big on my list and the tidy up service after the first night was excellent as well. The staff are welcoming, friendly, and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. We were glad to be outside of town a bit where we found the peace and quiet and view of the lake soul soothing. Breakfast was above average compared to most hotels in this price range. Loved the variety of fresh fruit and clever omelette maker! One minor complaint was the bed was a bit hard, but the quiet surroundings made up for it...slept great! We would go back and perhaps take more advantage of the kitchen. We did use the BBQ and ate outside one evening, overlooking the lake, creating our own private dining room with a view! Wireless service worked well, we lacked for nothing. Oh, and also, we spent one morning kayaking and it was awesome! They have 4 kayaks available!

Room Tip: If you go for a 2 bedroom, the rooms at the end facing the lake would have a view. The one bedroom u...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We have been coming to the Nelson area for years and years and never heard of this place. Sure we drove by it, but never thought of staying here. Glad tripadvisor pointed this property out and glad we followed the glowing reviews. This is a wonderful place to stay. The accommodations were roomy and clean, and our little Jack Russell Terrier approved of the room as well. She had plenty of territory both in the room and on the grounds of the property. What made this resort exceptional was that the manager, Laurie, went out of our way to make sure our stay was pleasurable. She had no problems with allowing us to check in early (at no cost) and wanted to make sure our room was in tip-top shape before we checked in with our dog. The only issue (and it truly was a minor one) was the remote for the TV didn't work, but nonetheless she returned to our room later to program the remote for us. Now that's service!
Another big perk of this property is the complementary morning breakfast. Anything from small omelets, fresh fruit (no canned stuff here!), muffins, toast, oatmeal, coffee, and more.

We took advantage of a wonderful deal the resort was offering which included the room, passes to the nearby hot springs (Ainsworth Hot Springs...well worth a visit!), and an unlimited kayak rental. We have never kayaked such a beautiful lake before, and if you have any inkling that you might be interested you truly should give it a try. During the hours when the wind has ceased and the lake is mirror-like, its a magical experience. Great views of wildlife and the stunning terrain abound.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We spent one night here on the way to somewhere else and it was lovely. We had our puppy with us- the staff was gracious and accommodating. There is a lake right across the street to swim him in, and a large lawn for him to run and play on. The room was clean and comfortable with a small kitchenette. Breakfast is included and is a help yourself "continental" breakfast, but had lots of choices. The view of Kootenay Lake across the street was breathtaking. It is a short drive into town to have dinner or shop. All in all this hotel met our needs entirely at a reasonable cost. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2615 3a Hwy, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6K9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $86 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kokanee Glacier Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more   less 
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