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The Cove Lakeside Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in West Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ideal Vacation Spot”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was our second time at the Cove and it was as splendid as the first. The setting is an idyllic lakeside resort with all the amenities you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Located at the end of the famed Gellatly Road (there is a regional park that explains the history of the area, including the restored family log home of Mr Gellatly, just one minute's drive away), the resort can be either a home base when exploring Okanagan wineries, or it can be the spot you never want to leave. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, including two pools, well maintained gardens, waterfalls, outdoor fire pits and barbecues. The suites are equipped with kitchens and well appointed bathrooms. There were flat screen TV's, insuite washer/dryer, various appliances, spacious balconies and very comfortable beds. The resort boasts one of the finest restaurants in the Okanagan, the Bonfire. What we sampled were all local and absolutely delicious. I will be back.

Room Tip: Bring food to cook your own breakfast, but dine in the restaurant.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the Cove .. there were some issues but overall we'd have no problem recommending the facility. The resort has a large pool area, outdoor BBQs, tennis and a nice lake-edge location with extensive walking paths. It's located in West Kelowna, on the Wine Route, away from the hustle and bustle it that's what you're looking for. We had a ground level condo that was well equipped with a full kitchen and a large patio .. although patios are a lot smaller (but adequate) on many of the upper level condos. The Resort has WiFi but the signal is very very weak. The Resort has a banquet facility that caters to meetings/weddings etc so things can get a bit busy at times. The Resort has an work-out facility but we didn't see it.

The Resort has one restaurant and the food was very good albeit a bit expensive .. their wine prices are ridiculous .. bring your own .. I paid $20/glass for nothing special!!

The overall cleanliness of our condo was good but the carpets in the condo as well as the total resort have seen a lot of traffic and cleaning wouldn't hurt! Noise in our condo was an issue. The sewage pipes are located in the wall of #105 and you know whenever anyone flushes!! The room is also located above the parkade door .. it's quite noisy and its hard to understand why the Resort can't install a quieter door lift!!

Resort staff were polite and helpful.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 104 and 105 .. both are located immediately above the gate leading to the underground pa...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The resort is beautiful and the location is amazing. The rooms are not well kept. The first night we stayed in smaller one bedroom room. The plug in the bath tub did not work, there was white stains on the bed boulder (don't want to know what it was), a bulb was burned out in the bathroom, pillows were paper thin and the carpet was badly stained. I called to get the bath tub plug repaired. A repair guys came up played with it, said it should work and left. He never tested it and it did not work.

The next morning we complained the manager. We were upgraded at no extra cost to a great one bedroom suite and she apologized. The suite was beautiful but the carpets were badly stained again and the washing machine didn't work.

I would not go there again. I am not sure why they decided on a very light colored carpet in wine country. This is something they need to reconsider.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Unfortunately we only stayed one night here but the suite we had was wonderful. We had a huge bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and laundry facilities included. The view was great overlooking the pool and lake. We found everything to be clean and modern. We would recommend this hotel to those wanting a lovely holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I had our wedding at the Cove in early Sept 2013. The location was beautiful and well kept from the gardens to the beach front. The staff were very helpful and friendly all around and provided quality service during our stay. Our wedding supervisor/planner Emily was beyond helpful and always energetic to make sure or special day went off without a hitch. The rooms were clean and lacked nothing and the hotel itself was stunning. Overall a 5/5 place to stay!

Room Tip: Go for the rooms with a view facing the lake. And make sure to order the pizza with wild boar bacon.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I can not say enough great things about the Cove.
My son and daughter in law were married there last week and it exceeded all our expectations! The staff at the bonfire grill where we hosted the rehearsal dinner went above and beyond in accommodating us when we had a few extra people and the service was superb. From room service to house keeping to the front desk clerks - everyone was extremely friendly and personable - we felt like family!!
The wedding itself was something out of a fairy tale and the Cove helped make it a memory to cherish forever....thank you!
We are all returning next year for a family reunion and can't wait to be spoiled again - Cheers!!
Michelle & Rob

  • Stayed September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We decided that we wanted the feeling of a destination vacation but did not want to have to fly to Mexico to get it. We found The Cove Lakeside Resort and if far exceeded our expectations!

When we got to our room it was very clean and when we walked out onto our patio the views were unparallelled!! We went down for dinner and enjoyed the amazing food and unique menu on the waterfront patio at the Bonfire. It was far more then we expected, the service staff knew alot about the local area and where the best wine tours were. To our surprise some of the BEST wineries in Canada were right in the Coves backyard! We relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the water of beautiful Okanagan lake!! The worst part of our trip was having to leave... but first we hit the Sunday Brunch Buffet which was one of the best we have ever been to and at a great price. We will definitely be coming back next summer to enjoy our 2nd destination vacation!

Room Tip: If you can get a lake view room it is well worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cove Lakeside Resort
Address: 4205 Gellatly Rd | Westbank, West Kelowna, British Columbia V4T 2K2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > West Kelowna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in West Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cove Lakeside Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cove Lakeside Resort is a luxury all-suite resort featuring 120 elegantly decorated one, two and three bedroom suites, indulgent treatments at The Spa at the Cove, a private lakefront beach, two seasonal outdoor pools and a private marina. With a peaceful waterfront setting and dramatic views of Okanagan Lake, we are a place where the beauty and solitude of nature is just 20 minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Kelowna. While our surroundings are known for their breathtaking views and recreational opportunities; unparalleled guest service and boutique-style hospitality are the heart of The Cove Lakeside Resort experience. Whether you’re visiting for a family vacation, romantic getaway, wedding celebration or corporate gathering, you will feel truly at home away from it all. ... more   less 
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Cove Lakeside Hotel West Kelowna
Cove Lakeside Westbank
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