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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Hotel Harrison Hot Springs
Netjes, wat verouderd en stille kamers!
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All amenities are clean and well taken care of. Staff is friendly. Good place to stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Hotel Harrison Hot Springs
Froget the Spa Hotel
We initially booked the Spa hotel - it was so bad at 7am we went to the Executive hotel to be greeted by an extremly friendly young man - "Yes, we have a room and you can check in now!" - it was 3 times the size if the Harrision Spa rooms - much cleaner and I can not tell you how much more friendly - they actually like customers there!
No choice - never again the Spa hotel - only the Executive Inn
Enjoyed staying at the Executive.
A group of 8 ladies spent 2 nights at the Excutive Hotel while on a golfing holiday in September 2004. The room rates were quite reasonable, the rooms were clean and well maintained, and the staff friendly. Although there were some problems, such as a bathroom door that would not close completely without great effort, and the phone system did not always work for out going calls, care for hotel improvements seemed apparent, with renovations ongoing during our stay. The spa was closed while new carpet was being laid but management made arrangements for us to have day passes for the public mineral-water pool across the street. This worked very well for us.
The hotel is not on the water, but it is just one block removed from the beach promenade and everything is very accessible. I would recommend it for a stay at Harrison.
Good Hotel to stay at an afordable price
Before I book this hotel, I have read all comments above about this hotel, some like, some doesn't. For me, it's better if I was there to see, feel, so I ignored bad comments and try them out.
This is a good hotel at an afordable price with others in town. This is first trip for me and my wife to Harrison Hot Springs. Before that, I used to be here twice. Both times I stay at Harrison Resort & Spa. This is a really nice hotel with lots of swimming pool, but the price is too high. This time, I booked a room at Executive Harrison Hot Springs, amazing to me, the price is so good, only CAD $89/night (arrival weekday) for a King Junior Suite comparing with Harrison Resort at CAD $249/night.
Time comes, we arrived on September 12, 2004. Upon arrival, I found out my room has a full ocean view with refrigerator, microwave, jetted jacuzzi. The customer service is very nice, check-in and check-out quickly. Two nights staying with them, we are so relax, no bothering. I didn't try out their restaurants, so no comment about them. Just only regret to us, we didn't try out the massage here. We met few people in elevator and in fitness room, they are very happy about 1 hour massage here. Because we just have a massage just a few days before comming here, so we decide not to.
To be fair, nothing on this world is perfect. Only complain about this hotel, to us, the maintainence is poorly. We have a jetted jacuzzi, but I am dare to use it. The jet is so dirty with lots of stain, furniture is old, but at least it is clean.
Overall, this hotel is above average with an afordable price. I suggest you book this hotel during off summer season, since the Harrison Resort and Spa is only good for summer season when we can enjoy the swimming at most, in other season in cold, the swimming pools are useless, why we have to pay more.
Hopefully I truthly comment will help some of you guy on your trip. Have a good trip.
Kevin & Stephanie
Wouldn't Stay Here Again...
I wish I had found these reviews before recently staying at the Executive Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs.
My boyfriend and I had booked a romantic get-away package, which included two night's stay in an executive king room with a lake-view, two breakfast coupons and one dinner coupon to the restaurant, a "beautiful welcome basket upon arrival" (complete with chocolates, cheese and crackers, candles, sparkling apple juice etc.) and a later check-out time (1pm).
Based on their web-site, we were hoping to stay at what they refer to as a "4 Star Resort." Checking in was relatively painless, but when we arrived to our room, we noticed our "beautiful" welcome basket was not there. My boyfriend went downstairs to tell the staff, and the man working at the desk said there was nothing he could do about it because he was the only one working there that evening. We would have to wait until tomorrow for our welcome basket, he said.
Our basket still hadn't arrived later the next afternoon, so once again we went down to talk to someone and they said the would send it up right away. Three hours had passed and still no basket. We went downstairs for a THIRD time, and once again, they said they would send it up right away! Needless to say, by check-out time (the day after), there was STILL no welcome basket. The girl behind the desk just offered to remove it from our bill, which offended us. She then told us that she would get her manager to call us later at home to see if he could do anything about it. We're still waiting for that call.
The decor in our executive king room was dated, a majority of the lake-view was blocked by buildings and powerlines, the plumbing was a pain (especially the toilet and bathroom sink), and, despite what the restaurant's web-site says, they DO NOT have a liquor license!!! The web-site says the lobby has an Internet kiosk in the lobby, which it did not!!! I had to go to the Harrison Spa Resort to use theirs.
Housekeeping arrived one hour before our check-out time and wondered why we were still there. She had nothing on file that mentioned we had a later check-out time.
As others have mentioned, the hot-tub is filthy, small, and the water is a sickly yellow-green. We didn't dare get in it or the sauna.
The only plus, I would have to say was Araina's Spa, where we received a very relaxing massage and facial. The location of the hotel was also decent, but still not worth the headaches.
All in all, there is a serious lack of communication among staff, which reflects highly on their professionalism. I will never spend my money here again, nor will I ever refer anyone to this hotel. Please don't be fooled by the "professionalism" of their web-site. Our romantic get-away was anything but.
This hotel is an economic choice in comparison to the large Harrison resort. If I had to make this decision again I would opt for the more expensive resort where guests have access to five private pools. While staying at the Executive you are only able to use the public facilities adjacent to the hotel. This hotel does have a hot tub, (very dirty), a steam room, (smells odd, a small amount of aromatherapy oil would help to remedy this), a fitness room, games room and a sauna. There is also a casual restaurant that serves good food but when we were there they did not have a liquor license.
Also, we had a room facing the lake however they are in the process of constructing a new building across the road so the view is obstructed. The room was average but there was some staining on the floors.
The staff is very efficient, especially in the restaurant area.
Very nice and cozy we loved it and we were all surpirised it was such a nice place. The staff were the real difference. Exceptionaly friendly and helpful. We were welcomed by a very nice lady at the desk, who made us feel at home, and gave us easy directions when we needed. She was very pleasant, and is a real asset to the hotel. Our room, a single queen, was clean and attractive. Upon our request, the housekeeper gave us extra towels. The room was quiet, good air conditioning, and the hotel very conveniently located. The people made the difference here - an average hotel with exceptional personnel. Great for romantic getaways. Definetly recommend it
Chilaxing in Harrison - CHILLAX at the Harrison
I stayed at the Executive Hotel during Spring Break with my children and we had a fantastic time. We had a great time in Harrison - the weather was great and so was the staff at the Hotel. We will surely go back and stay again. I used the gym and the hot tub and my kids played in the games room. We also had the pleasure of eating in the Restaurant and my children had a good time.
This hotel is lacking in character and the so called view.We had a king junior suite which had a sofa bed with a broken leg,mouldy caulking around the "jacuzzi tub" and peanuts on the floor around the bed upon check-in.The hot tub in the spa was a turn off,lots of dirt and soap suds,we didnt dare go in.The staff were nice upon check in but it wasnt a pleasant stay.
I saw the first review here at Trip Advisor. Looking for a change from the big Hot Springs Hotel, we booked a "Romantic Getaway Weekend" package for 2. Two nights, breakfasts, bottle of chilled 'Bubbly' upon arrival, etc.
The room was fine, quite big. The king bed was comfortable. The "lake view" was through power poles, a big power transformer, trees, and buildings -- just a peek at the lake, really. The "bottle of chilled 'Bubbly' upon arrival" wasn't there so we called the desk and they said, "Oh, we bring that later." It didn't arrive later either, so we had to call again for it at 9 pm and eventually it arrived. The in-suite jacuzzi tub was tiny; we had imagined a tub for two like we had on our last visit at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. Also, it made a *huge* noise when the jets were on; certainly not relaxing.
Our dinner and breakfast certificates weren't valued enough to cover our meals, and I'm talking about two people who don't eat a lot; yet we had to top up the amounts. The service in the Inn's restaurant was apalling. We waited a minimum of an hour for 3 of the 4 meals we ate there. The 4th, breakfast the last day, was a bomb entirely because they wouldn't even seat us unless we came back an hour later. The room was half empty, but they were "expecting too many banquet people" to let us sit and eat. However, we easily got a credit on our bill from the front desk and had breakfast elsewhere. That was a relief because we hadn't enjoyed the food at all at the restaurant. The waitress we had was sour and surly. We later found out she's the manager! We weren't eating carbs, but when we asked for veggies as a substitute to the fries, rolls, etc. each of the servers hesitated and looked annoyed.
Room service didn't arrive until 4:30 pm on the full day we stayed. The side-by-side couple's massage we had in the Inn's Spa was pleasant, but not relaxing because the two women kept chatting the whole time and I prefer to zone out during a massage. The exercise room, hot tub, sauna and steam room on the same floor as ours were good, but not relaxing because of the under-10 year old noisy characters that kept playing in there.
What I learned: don't take the review-advice from one person on the internet. Should have stuck with our favorite tried-and-true, the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel.
Loved the Executive
Stayed at the Executive on Sep 2, 2003. Got a large lake view room for $79 CAD that included a refrigerator, microwave, king size bed, jacuzzi tub, plus a couch and chair in a small sitting area. Hotel was very clean and well kept up, except that hot tub needed a good cleaning, probably due to the just ended Labor Day Weekend.
Would definitely stay there again.
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