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“Home from home”
Review of Urban Villa

Urban Villa
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Urban Villa
London UK
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 16 March 2009

3 of us stayed at Urban Villa for 2 nights after skiing at Big White. The rooms are fantastic - well, equipped and very comfortable and quiet. The communal living area is large and comfy as is the breakfast room with tea and coffee available at all hours.
Doris is a great host and is very helpful and friendly but quite unobtrusive.
We had a great couple of days and recomend Urban Villa wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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New York City
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2009

I am an experienced international traveler and small hotel owner in New York City. Over the years I have stayed in a variety of accommodations over the years, some great some not so great. We New Yorkers can be hard to please but I don't know of anyone who could possibly come away from the 'Urban Villa' experience feeling disappointed. This wonderful accommodation (don't be fooled by the rather bland exterior) lived up to all the hype given it. Doris, the lady who took care of things while I was there, was an absolute delight. Travelers should know that this fledgling establishment is not fully finished, particularly when it comes to the grounds but when it is by summer (the area's busy season), you might not get a room. Book early if you can...

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank FOBNewYorkCity
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British Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2009

The Urban Villa was unlike anywhere else I have stayed before and I mean that in a good way. It's almost like a hostel for the rich & famous, just in the sence that if you choose to, you could mingle in the lounge with other guest's, maybe I shouldn't use the word hostel, I wouldn't want to put anybody off by putting it in the same class as a hostel because it is not. Every detail is first class from the furnishings to the friendly staff, Doris goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable, I challenge you to find better service anywhere. The rooms are very nice and super comfy and the breakfast is fantastic. We travel to Kelowna often and it's difficult to find somewhere really nice to stay, Urban Villa is at the top of our list.

  • Liked — The Staff, The lay out of the common area, lounge /kitchen ect.
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank NZBrad
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Sherwood Park
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2009

What started out as a solo, compact getaway with some recreation turned into a fabulous experience of relaxation, pampering and socializing. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to navigate Kelowna on my own, found the Urban Villa with no trouble at all from the airport (after my less than 1-hour flight - you can't beat that!). Instantly felt comfortable and at ease thanks, in large, to the hotel's lovely host, Doris! The decor was stunning and everywhere I turned I couldn't help but smile - everything was exceptionally beautiful, clean and smelled wonderful! I was blessed with nice weather which made the mountain views from my room and the kitchen area very nice. About a 45 min scenic drive took me to Big White to get in some skiing; great conditions and 0 lift lines made for a great outdoor experience. Top that off with some good food, cooked in the sexy, modern kitchen, good wine and casual conversation with other guests and hosts, you couldn't ask for a better couple of days. Some other key "smile-makers" for me was the artful presentation (compliments of the talented Doris) of everything from q-tips in the bathroom to fruit bowls and even pieces of butter - all looked so good you almost didn't want to disturb it . The selection of teas to enjoy in the morning with the tasty breakfast selection, including an abundance of fresh fruit. The background music playing in the common area to make a real homey-feel. ... Oh and the beds and showers were awesome! So many positive things to say about this place, I could go on and on. It had great proximity to the downtown area and really all over town for when I wanted to get out and explore a bit. My trip ended with a couple of visits to local wineries (way closer than I thought... and really just a tiny portion of how many were in the area). I would suggest looking up the hours of business if you had any favorites you wanted to see because of the off-season, they are not all open for tours, restaurants etc.
Really looking forward to visiting the area again in another season and would not want to stay anywhere different now that I have experienced this unique way of "lodging", unlike any other I have been to.

  • Liked — decor, smells
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank Random88
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seattle
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Reviewed 22 January 2009

Just returned from a two night stay at the Urban Villa and absolutely loved it. It's conveniently located to the downtown area and a shopping area with small restaurants is located within five minutes walking distance. The rooms are very well appointed, the amenities are top notch, and the breakfast is bountiful and delicious. This place is truly a find. You will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — the beds and decor
  • Disliked — The exterior of the building
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank annabellaSeattle
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Surrey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2009

Every little detail was top notch. I needed to stay just for 1 night to have a medical procedure done in Kelowna and the Urban Villa was the perfect resting spot. Doris was an excellent host, very accommodating with my situation. The room we had was so comfortable, best bed ever!. You won't be disappointed!

  • Liked — Decor and Beds
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nadine61
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Vancouver
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2008

great location, quiet, comfortable and very modern. By far the best night sleep i have ever had away from home, the beds are fantastic ! would recommend for business or recreation getaway.

  • Liked — great rooms and beds !!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Thank GxPete
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Additional Information about Urban Villa

Property: Urban Villa
Address: 2735 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2R4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna > South Pandosy - K.L.O.
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Urban villa is the ideal setting for those who wish to get away with friends or a perfect meeting point for families to gather, Urban Villa offers luxury living for weddings, reunions, corporate gatherings or work retreats in breathtaking Kelowna, Urban Villa offers versatile accommodations for up to 16 people, to sleep comfortably in 3 queen bedrooms with family size washroom, 2 king bedrooms with en-suites and patio access, 1 king bedroom with detached bathroom, a nanny suite with 1 queen bedroom, includes sofa bed, bathroom, kitchenette and sitting area. We can also provide 2 cots for young children.Urban villa is only moments from downtown Kelowna, yet an easy commute to the nearby mountains, lakes, over 40 golf courses, countless vineyards and everything the Okanagan Valley has to offer....what better place to lay your head and relax your body than at URBAN VILLA! Urban Villa is impressive; it is the place to entertain, relax and indulge in comfort. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Urban Villa Hotel Kelowna
Urban Hotel Kelowna
Urban Boutique Hotel Kelowna
Urban Villa Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Canada

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