Let me start by saying the suites are very nice and well appointed. The staff is pleasant and very helpful. Parking is undercover and out of the hot sun. The lake view beyond the Tapas Bar and pool was nice.
Our suite was situated over the Wine and Tapas Bar. This is where the meals are prepared. The bar contains grills and a smoker. We actually had lunch on this outdoor patio while we waited for our room to be prepared. While there, the chef placed a number of pork ribs into the smoker and the smoker was continually smoking. All the smoke headed towards the balconies of units that were located on that side. Anyone who wanted to spend any time on their balcony really would be smoked right out. In fact, our room was situated right in the 'smokey' area. We opened the door to the balcony momentarily, and all the odours from cooking and smoking entered the room - not pleasant. That whole lower patio area is poorly designed. Had I known the set-up, I would never have booked a room in that section nor would I have stayed in such a suite for a week. We were only there for 2 nights.
Another disappointment was the beach area. The beach could be reached by descending a number of steps from the pool area. There were numerous lounge chairs lined up in two rows along the beach but only 6 thatched and fixed umbrellas to provide shade. Needless to say, all lounge chairs adjacent to the umbrellas were prized and always taken. The Osoyoos sun can be very hot and a long stay without some cover can be unpleasant. So our beach stay was short.
We spent most of our time by the pool seated at one of the tables with umbrellas.
Our one meal at Walnut Resort was lunch when we first arrived. I was not impressed with my pricy hamburger. Everything on it was 'over-grilled' and dried out - the meat patty, the bacon, the bun! However the accompanying greens were pleasant and refreshing.
It is not likely that I would return to this resort as it is currently set up.
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- Also Known As:
- Walnut Beach Hotel Osoyoos
- Walnut Beach Osoyoos