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The Cove Lakeside Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in West Kelowna
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“Best wedding venue ever!”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I can not say enough great things about the Cove.
My son and daughter in law were married there last week and it exceeded all our expectations! The staff at the bonfire grill where we hosted the rehearsal dinner went above and beyond in accommodating us when we had a few extra people and the service was superb. From room service to house keeping to the front desk clerks - everyone was extremely friendly and personable - we felt like family!!
The wedding itself was something out of a fairy tale and the Cove helped make it a memory to cherish forever....thank you!
We are all returning next year for a family reunion and can't wait to be spoiled again - Cheers!!
Michelle & Rob

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We decided that we wanted the feeling of a destination vacation but did not want to have to fly to Mexico to get it. We found The Cove Lakeside Resort and if far exceeded our expectations!

When we got to our room it was very clean and when we walked out onto our patio the views were unparallelled!! We went down for dinner and enjoyed the amazing food and unique menu on the waterfront patio at the Bonfire. It was far more then we expected, the service staff knew alot about the local area and where the best wine tours were. To our surprise some of the BEST wineries in Canada were right in the Coves backyard! We relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the water of beautiful Okanagan lake!! The worst part of our trip was having to leave... but first we hit the Sunday Brunch Buffet which was one of the best we have ever been to and at a great price. We will definitely be coming back next summer to enjoy our 2nd destination vacation!

Room Tip: If you can get a lake view room it is well worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

a family friend recommended that we stay at the cove lakeside resort and it was one of the best family trips I have ever been on.Having a 8 month old child on a trip can be quite hectic but all the activities at the cove made is effortless to keep the little one occupied . the whole weekend was relaxation and unbeatable food at "Bonfire". the rooms were great the staff more then helpful and the overall experience was top shelf. thanks for the great weekend we're defiantly makeing this a yearly trip .

  • Stayed August 2013
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canada - west coast
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I just got back from a 2 night stay at the Cove Lakeside Resort. This place has all the character and potential of a place that could be awesome. But it was not awesome. It lacked in customer service. When we asked about the service, we were told that a lot of the staff were students that had gone back to school. How is this our problem when we are paying top Dollar for our stay? The rooms appeared clean, but on close inspection, there were splatters of who knows what on the walls, some of the blinds were missing from strategic places, so no privacy, and a few hairs on the floor that certainly weren't ours . . . The carpets had very noticeable stains as well. Asked at the front counter for a reservation in the restaurant - time was 6:30ish pm - were told we could get in at 8:30 pm. Okay, we were hungry, but we could wait. We arrived at close to 8:30 and were told to wait while they cleaned a table. (Only one other table inside the restaurant was full at that time, the rest was empty) They were putting us on the patio, as that was more pleasant, they said. So we waited, and waited, walked around the resort, and came back and waited some more. When they finally took us out, they had us sitting at a table with no lighting - we could not see the menus, or our food when it arrived. And yes, there was one other table available on the patio right at the front by the pool, it was empty, and stayed empty the whole time we were there, but it was not offered to us??? We asked one of the staff why the long wait and the outside placement - again, it was because they were short staffed!!! Really????? come on guys, we had better things to do with our precious time than wait around for hours and then eat in the dark . . .

The price was was out of line for what we got . . . and this was a 2 bedroom suite - it was very noisy, not because of other guests, but mechanical noises in the ceiling area all night long

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This resort is beautifully located on the lake in West Kelowna so it is more peaceful than staying in the city. The one-bedroom suite is more than enough room for 2-4 people, very clean and stocked well with everything you need, huge outdoor decks. The only thing noticed were the stains in the carpets that could have easily been cleaned up. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The resort itself is beautiful and it's nice there is a private beach. The one disappointment was one night we wanted to try the Bonfire Grill and as the terrace was only half full, the manager advised they were not taking reservations or seating anymore people as they were short-staffed due to employees being home sick (there were only two cooks on hand that night). As this place is nice for a splurge, I found it a bit overpriced as there are places just as nice which you can pay for less.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were just at the Cove for labour day weekend 2013. We were there for a wedding the went without a hitch. The amazing day was made even better by this venue. The hotel is lovely, with full kitchens and large balconies. I highly recommend paying the little bit extra for a lakeview. it is amazing if you have a view facing Kelown, at night the view is even more spectacular.
This resort offers a marina with boat and paddle board rentals, two beautiful swimming pools and a lakeside beach. The pools are amazing, they serve food and drinks on the weekend, and you are able to even bring your own beverages to the pool.
The staff was amazing, friendly and keen to help. It is a resort for all people, couples, families, and friends. I felt like I was at a high end resort in Hawaii or Mexico.
We will definatley go back, as long as we can save up... its price is high but well worth it.

Room Tip: oceanview for sure, it costs more to look over the pool but its less private than the outside wings.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Cove is a busy place and we ended up booking a one bedroom studio as there were no suites available. Sadly this room contained no chairs or any place to sit other than on the bed. The bathroom was of reasonable size but had no counter space so all the items you would normally place on the counter ended up being placed on the floor (facial tissue, hair dryers, etc.).

Food was generally quite good though the Sunday buffet only average, the rubbery shrimp were disappointing.

This might be a fine place if you book a suite (and don't mind kids running around) but avoid the 'one bedroom studio', it will ruin your trip.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Cove Lakeside Resort
Address: 4205 Gellatly Rd | Westbank, West Kelowna, British Columbia V4T 2K2, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > West Kelowna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in West Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cove Lakeside Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cove Lakeside Resort is a luxury all-suite resort featuring 120 elegantly decorated one, two and three bedroom suites, indulgent treatments at The Spa at the Cove, a private lakefront beach, two seasonal outdoor pools and a private marina. With a peaceful waterfront setting and dramatic views of Okanagan Lake, we are a place where the beauty and solitude of nature is just 20 minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Kelowna. While our surroundings are known for their breathtaking views and recreational opportunities; unparalleled guest service and boutique-style hospitality are the heart of The Cove Lakeside Resort experience. Whether you’re visiting for a family vacation, romantic getaway, wedding celebration or corporate gathering, you will feel truly at home away from it all. ... more   less 
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