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“Great location, great stay, definitely go back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Totem Motel & Resort
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Christina Lake
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, great stay, definitely go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great location close to the beach and nice areas to walk. Kids loved it, especially the pool! Owners were very welcoming and friendly but extremely busy! We stayed in a suite that had everything we needed which was nice because we didn't bring all the little extras (i.e. cork screw!) also equipped with a bbq and a gazebo to shade from the sun. Camping would have been fun because they have fire pits and the kids were wanting to do smores, maybe next trip. Cute place that is not a huge, busy campground and nice and quiet at night. Overall we had a great time and look forward to going back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Henry B
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Hi, we took the family to Cristina Lake three years in a row and this last visit stayed at Totem. There was so many good things about this place, and just a few bad. First the good, the pool was a huge feature for everybody, if they built some slides or more kid stuff this place would thrive. The management was lacking and it showed but over all we are going back. The bathrooms needed to be cleaned but were perfect for our needs. The resort over all was so nice and close to all the action with out being in the main stream of it all. If management could step it up, we would never stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Great stay! Clean and comfortable huge rooms with kitchenettes . Best value. Gorgeous location, close to quiet beaches and ice cream shop!
Thank you for the wonderful stay, see you again soon!
Stay @ the totem if you're @ the lake!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Frontallobe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Just came back from Christina lake and we camped at this campground for more than a week. No comments for the motel and permanent trailers they have for rent. I haven't been in any of them so it is not fair to comment on those - I comment only on the campground:
The Good: 1) The campground has the only swimming pool in the area, it is very refreshing but they could clean of the bugs at least once a day (I'm not picky just that they have to get a little bit more involved in the camp management). 2) The location is good - two minutes to a comunity beach where you can lay on the sand - although very crowded because it is the size of a big lot house - still a beach. 3) The campground is not too big - around 10 full hook-ups, 8 water & power, 7 or 8 permanent trailers & 5 motel units. So the campground not beeing so big then it is a little bit quiter than the other ones where I saw probably hundred of units. 4) Close to an ice cream place and burger outfit that the kids can walk there (not the small kids - teenager ones).
The bad: 1) Only two toilets, two sinks and two showers for men and the same for women. 2) No dish washing station (although on the fence is one advertised). 2) The place is for sale so I think they do not put the same care as it would be if it was not for sale - that's my opinion.
The ugly: 1) When we left and discharged our black and grey tanks it took more than an hour because some of the water (with all the stuff in it) got out on the ground at an adjacen site through the sewer hook up - so we had to wait so the water would not get on the whole area although it was a three meter pond left behind. 2) No lids on the hook ups so sometimes you can smell the odors. 3) At the end of the day it was some sort of disgusting to go to the bathroom and washroom. They clean the bathrooms in the morning but they should do it at least three times a day - I've seen one of the men toilet getting out twice (on long weekend they had a family reunion with 70 people so imagine). 4) The garbage pick up was done only once a day even if the campground was full for the long weekend. Probably it will be OK for the regular days but when you have the place full with all that heat.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Travelerspain75
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We just came back from our first visit to Christina Lake. We stayed at the Totem campground. We were pleasantly surprised with the well maintained campsites with painted decks for your trailer and picnic tables with table clothes already provided. The pool was very clean and well maintained. There is a basketball net and ball provided on the grounds. It is about a 3 minute walk down the road to the public beach. The beach sandy not rocky and the water is so clear and warm. Our friends stayed in the motel and it was very roomy and the kitchenette was well stocked with utensils and pots etc.
Thinking of going back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Totem Motel & Resort
Address: 61 Kingsley Road | LaValley Point, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1E2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Grand Forks > Christina Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Christina Lake
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll find us off the main highway, in a beautifully treed location on LaValley Point, Christina Lake BC, Canada. Description Looking for a warm lake to swim in, cozy rooms, and quiet, peaceful surroundings to relax in? You'll find us off the main highway, in a beautifully treed location on LaValley Point, Christina Lake BC, Canada. We're only minutes from the U.S. Border too! North of Spokane, Washington. Our accommodations include large, self-contained suites, with combination baths, colour TV's w/VCR, BBQ's, sundecks, linens, and kitchens. You'll love our heated swimming pool - and for you golfers out there - we offer Golf Packages for two near-by Golf courses. ... more   less 

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