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Strand Lakeside Resort
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Sad to say after reading reviews we decided to give the strand a visit for our family vacation but were we disappointed!! The room was very dirty and I would be embarrassed if this were my home that I was having guests in. There were stains on the carpet, the fridge and stove were dirty from the last guest! The worst of it was the bed duvet covers in both rooms had stains on them!! Gross!! The only room that was clean was the bathroom. I couldn't wait to get out of there! It was so dusty and you could see it hasn't been cleaned properly in years! This is NOT a 4 star resort by any means. We have travelled to many resorts and I have never be as grossed out as I was at this one...my advice, do not stay there!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This spot ticked every box for us kid friendly pool, and spa right on the lake - great views and very well appointed rooms. It was like staying at home with all the niceties of a modern hotel. Playstation, place to dock the boat, bbq made for the perfect holiday destination. Only thing I could say to improve is that there wasn't a whole lot of otpions for eating out nearby.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank jenifergreenfield
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Our family has been vacationing in the Okanagan for ten years. Our children are 5 and 7. We are very particular about where we stay as far as cleanliness and activities for the children are concerned. For several years we stayed at Predator Ridge Golf Course- very clean but too far from amenities and getting a bit run down. Last summer, we thought we'd try Kelowna and stayed at Playa Del Sol and that was a terrible experience!! We then discovered The Strand in Vernon - situated right on Lake Okanagan and just minutes away from downtown,shops and golf courses! These suites are immaculate! Super clean (I am a bit of a germaphobe) with sleek modern furnishings and granite countertops. We rented a lake front (2 level walk-out) and there was more than enough room for us to live comfortably. Had everything we needed - Barbeque, Laundry, Internet, Underground parking.

The staff is attentive, but not in your face. This resort has been under new management for the past year and is in ship shape! And I cannot say enough about the amazing cleaning staff (not one housekeeping complaint from me and that is unusual, ask my husband).

Many of the guests are full time residence so this is a safe, friendly and well kept resort.
There is a dock and boat slips for renters to use and two peddle-boats for the kids! The pool is a nice size with lots of seating (some shaded) and a beautiful view of the lake. This resort is a nice little walk away from Kin Beach and Paddlewheel Park - both are sandy beaches with large playgrounds. The Strand 'beach' is a bit 'pebbley' so we prefer going to the larger beaches if we need to. There is also a roof top putting green which my son LOVES!!! And a courtyard where he learned to ride his bike.

We just booked our next stay for summer 2013! Kids can't wait and neither can we!

Room Tip: There are only 5 or 6 lake front/walk out units....They are two levels and worth every penny!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank 239SamM239
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Our Family has stayed at the Strand Lakeside Resort every year for the past 5 years. We love it! The rooms are clean, you have two bathrooms and a great deck... especially if you rent a loft unit. The pool is great, and you can dock your boat right there. Vernon has some of the best lakes if you like to go boating or swimming. If you like to go hiking or cliff jumping into Lake Kalamalka you can check out rattlesnake park. The golfing is great and its only 45 minute drive to Kelowna.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed one night in unit usually rented by the week. Overpriced and paid "weekly" cleaning charge. Asked for permission to check out late next day at 4pm since condo was empty. Given permission by front staff and told "no problem". Not advised of any possible fee or charges or we would have checked out at normal time. When we did check out late it was suddenly a problem and they charged our credit card $179.55 for a late checkout fee. Was not advised of fee. Given runaround by manager. Total cash grab by passive aggressive staff.

Room Tip: Overpriced rooms for what you get. Poor noise insulation and heard party down hall all night. Choo...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Tanya D
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Our family reunion was in Vernon this year. Most of our family had their RV's and stayed at the Sandy Beach Campground (which as the name suggests, has a great sandy beach and clear gorgeous water). We; however, are not campers and I wanted to find a quiet, lovely condo on the lake that was within a 5 min drive to their campground. The Strand Lakeside resort was just the place. As not all condo units are equal, ask questions when making a reservation to make sure you get what you are after. We wanted a quiet location (get a room on the other side of the resort than where the pool is located),a lake view and a patio with a BBQ and enough room for up to 4 to enjoys meals under the umbrella. A two bedroom two bath unit was just right for three of us. The place was modern, had a boutique feel and as previously mentioned is lakefront. There is a small 'marina' at the resort and the lake bottom is not as nice as the Sandy Beach down the road but the pool area is nice, offering shady spots, tables and loungers so everyone is happy. Food store and off-sales are less than 10 min drive from this resort. Concierge staff were VERY helpful (a special thank you to Linnea!) and made our stay wonderful.

Room Tip: Pool view is nice but pool is open until 11pm and kids max out their time in there and can be a bit...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank ShinyRedSuitcase
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed here in a 2 bedroom unit for five nights with our kids and my wife's parents. The units are gorgeous, with great kitchen appliances, king beds in the bedrooms, and the unit had a nice balcony with a view over the courtyard. With the hide-a-bed in the couch, it slept all of us comfortably.

Our kids loved the pool, and we also enjoyed the hot tub. The beach on the lake is okay -- the water is warm and fairly clear, but it was a little weedy (we went in late August). Our kids swam in the lake a little bit. The resort had paddleboats to use which our kids enjoyed, and there was a dock with boat-slips (though we personally didn't have a boat).

I have been at two other Interval Resorts - one in California and one in Virginia - and of those three, the Strand Resort was by far the nicest!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Brad J
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Address: 7343 Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon, British Columbia V1H 1G6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Vernon
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Vernon
Price Range: £244 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strand Lakeside Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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