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Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops
Ranked #25 of 54 Hotels in Kamloops
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed at the Residence & Conference Centre on August 10, 2012. It was well cleaned and had towels and soaps in the suites. The suite that we stayed in was a two-bedroom with a separate kitchenette, table, chairs, and bathroom. The double bed in each room was quite small and had a firm mattress, so that would be my only minor complaint. The bedrooms each had a tv, a large desk and a window which could be opened. There was also AC in the suite which was awesome. The lobby has an amazing outdoor terrace with seating and a BBQ, which is a great place to sit and enjoy the view from the hillside. The free continental breakfast was also quite good. An overall great experience, especially considering the cost. We paid $102 for one night (incl. taxes). The best deal in town! Overall a very good experience.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We booked online a two bedroom suite. The one bed in each room was a double with a TV. There is wireless internet available. The first room you come to has a table and 4 chairs, a microwave, frig and sink. The floors are linoleum. Spartan furnishings that are clean and functional. Parking is free in the back of the building. The building is about 8 floors and there are students as well as hotel guests staying here. Free breakfast from 7 to 10. Good value at just over $100 when you add the taxes.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The "TRU Residence" is fantastic value and NOT just for families on a budget and sports teams on the road. It's run professionally - like a hotel - and does not feel like a university dormitory. The rooms are sunny and bright; well-furnished, spotlessly clean and new. There's also an included continental breakfast that is perfectly adequate. Mattresses are a little hard but I like that. The view of the Kamloops river basin is spectacular. I would definitely stay here again. But do note if you want to cook, the kitchens have appliances but not dishes or pots/pans. There are plenty of nearby restaurant options, including healthy ones. This would be my first choice to stay in Kamloops on a return trip. It's just too great a deal and lacks nothing.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank VictoriaToronto
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Norbert S
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Pros:
- The 2-bedroom suite was quite functional and good for families with children
- Free breakfast: we liked the food varieties, it was good enough.
- Good location, nice view of the city.
- Nice gym; it was not crowded at all.
- Several fully-equipped kitchens in the building.
- Helpful and kind staff.
- Free parking.
- Free wi-fi.
- Many TV channels.
- Close to supermarkets.
Cons:
- Just showers, no bathtubs.
- No coffee machines,
- No hair-dryers.

Room Tip: Choose a room viewing the north side, i.e., river and the city.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank idonotcareatall
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

You are basically staying in university dorm rooms. Value wise you get a small kitchen and two rooms at a reasonable price. This was a good choice for a friend and myself in high season and was about half the cost of available hotels. On the other hand it's pretty spartan and the walls were a bit thin. On a budget I wouldn't hesitate to stay there but not the place to stay if you are looking for a more inviting cozy hotel feel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank alexmichaels
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

July the 1st weekend, 2012. ALL "regular" hotels booked solid ! WHO schedules a wedding on a long weekend ???? Someone WE know, apparently !
Booked a room at the TRU Res. (Thompson Rivers University Residence). Low rates, dorm room accommodation, BUT, continental breakfast included and BETTER accommodation than we have paid A LOT more for in Kamloops, in the past. A great idea to support the university facilities! Something you need in the room? JUST ASK the front desk.
So, if you don't need to be waited on hand & foot, just require the basics, want to save BIG $$$s, this is the place. We'll do it again and again...............

Room Tip: The penthouse "Loft" is more money, BUT well worth it for the view alone !!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cariboofly
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops

Address: 950 McGill Rd, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 0E1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kamloops
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 54 Hotels in Kamloops
Price Range: £69 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops 2*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When not used as a Student Residence for Thompson Rivers University, the facility has many configurations of rooms and amenities ideal for extended stay/long term guests, leisure travelers, and religious groups as well. Our hotel-like accommodations are available to the public May – August and include one, two and four bedroom suites, private kitchenette, lounges, yoga studio, gym facilities, multimedia room, business and banquet services, free parking, and more. Residence & Conference Centre – Kamloops also features eight Executive Loft Suites on the 11th floor with breathtaking views of either the rivers or the mountains, these eight suites are available year round. ... more   less 
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