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“Inconvenient motel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Spa Motel
Dubendorf, Switzerland
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86 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Inconvenient motel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We primarily picked this motel for the price. But already the booking process was very inconvenient. To confirm the reservation, I had to give them a phone call and give them credit card details - this wasn't possible online. For travellers from overseas this is very inconvenient. The guy who picked up the phone was very impatient and I could hardly understand him, because his English was really bad.

Upon arrival it was the same experience again. The owners could hardly speak any English. One hour after check-in I asked him about ice-machines (they don't have one) and a hair dryer to borrow (they only have one which they already gave to someone else). The manager was very grumpy and I assume he already had a couple of drinks at this time.

The room looked run down, lose wires everywhere. Fridge wasn't working in the beginning and I had to call the grumpy manager again to get it fixed (I didn't want to touch any of the lose wires by myself).

Would not stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

This is a 'value' motel, and priced well for what you get. We love the kitchenettes so you can bring your own food, and seperate bedroom / living rooms - great for families. Great view from top 2 rooms. Location is fantastic in the middle iof the strip. Friendly staff, clean rooms, what more could you ask for for $100 night?

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank travelingwithtot
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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

I had the worst experience of my life at this motel. After checking in and getting settled around 7 pm we came back from dinner only to see that there were hundreds of thousands of spiders hanging from the roof area and in the hallways. There were nests and webs everywhere. Upon further inspection we realized they were in our room and hanging in the door way when we opened it. Needless to say we did not want to spend the night there with our two month old daughter. When we asked for our money back he flat out refused. After further arguing and yelling he agreed to give us back our money for one night. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone not even my dog!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicole F
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Travellers are raving about these Harrison Hot Springs hotels

Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012 via mobile

We had a small one bedroom suite with kitchenette for which we were charged a bit more than the range shown here. The location was amazing - in the middle of the town across the street from the beach. The suite was exceptionally clean. We would return to the motel if we returned to the town. We were surprised to find that the main hotsprings facilities were private for the use of another hotel's guests only. A single indoor spring-warmed public pool is not what i have experienced in other Canadian hot springs towns, and so the hotsprings will not be a draw for future vacations. This is not a reflection on this motel, of course.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Catsmap
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Comox
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

We got to Harrison Lake 7 pm on a friday, looking for a mid range room, the harrison Beach house was full, I asked for a reference, explained not here for a holiday weekend just a clean quiet place for the night. The Spa motel was suggested, I had actually driven by it and gave it a miss. So we took her word for it and it worked out fine, older semi- reno'd, clean and quiet, and good value at 75.00 +tx. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Khis
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night at Harrison spa resort and we wanted something a bit cheaper. So we found this quaint motel virtually next door! So when quoted $70 a night for a 2 bedroom room I nearly fell over. Had a look and it was clean, plenty of room , fridge and sofa. Good parking and great views of the lake - or else step out on the balcony and great views to be had.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Arni51
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Richmond
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

My Husband & I livce close enough to Harrison for day trips & we had come out for a day to spend our anniversary at the restauraunt where we were engaged. While we were in town we decided to spend the night..... given that it is a summer resort town & we were in the middle of August it was really tough to find a room - let alone one at a decent price. The Spa not only had a room but the price was extremely reasonable given that we had not made reservations.

The room was a bit tiny but it was very, very clean & it seemed as though every effort was made to make sure it was up to standards. This is an older establishment so the pipes can be a bit noisy - the noise was increased by the lack of air conditioning as we had to leave the windows open if we wanted to cool down... we were on a ground level unit facingthe parking lot. It was noisy but I would totally stay there again in a pinch.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Oleannder
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Property: The Spa Motel
Address: 140 Esplanade | PO Box 23, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Harrison Hot Springs
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Harrison Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Spa Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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