Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre
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Nice breakfast this morning. Eggs Benedict, home fries, coffee and juice. Tom had the steak and eggs. Over Cooked steak. Blaaaah. We are going for a little ride today just to keep the bikes from getting lonely. All we have to do is find a carwash and wash my bike. Then we both will be riding nice clean bikes. I will post a before and after picture …
... not. We have lots of time. It turns out that Highway 97B is the alternate route to Revelstoke and only 6 kilometers from where Highway 97B meets Highway #1. We watch for signs to direct us and within a few minutes we are on Highway 97B heading to Salmon Arm. It is a short 20 minute drive. The town is bigger than either of us had imagined and seems to have everything anyone might want. It is on Shuswap Lake. We drive around a bit and find the waterfront ...
... or Big White out! However when the sun did come out the views were quite good.
All in all we would definitely go back to
We also did a road trip to Silverstar whilst staying in Kelowna which is a little further from Kelowna near a town called Vernon. It was definitely worth the trip, the snow base wasnt as big as Big White however the day we went there it snowed hard all day and there must of been at least 15cms on top of our car when we left. ...
... at Happy Valley and headed home. Nice day boarding this morning! I had work at 1pm and had 6 clients. I met some awesome ladies I treated that lived in Oakwood near Toronto and they offered Allana and I a bed to stay for a week when we travel around. Grainne McCurry is her name. Best time to visit is around July/Aug. After work we went out for dinner at Corey's with the girls for homemade parmas :) ...
... which is always a good sign. Well, we devoured several types of sushi including a dynamite roll, california roll and scallop sushi. We also had a small chicken stir fry, edamame beans, a miso soup and of course gyoza. We were well and truely full and satisfied when we rolled ourselves out of there. We decided to walk the remainder of the promenade to prevent the onset of our pending food coma. As we walked back towards the Lake we were left breathless at the sight of the sun ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDelta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre Kelowna
We now overlook the pool area and Marina that must have 500 boats. They have these large houseboats. That they rent with awesome water slides from the roof to the water. Not sure how much to rent but that would also be a good vacation.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre Kelowna
Nice lobby and location, other than that this hotel is over priced for very basic rooms. Not what you would expect from the hotel descriptions provided. The lobby is very impressive and has excellent services, but the guest rooms are very basic for the price. During our stay the main pool was dry and the bathroom in our room was plugged. We will choose another hotel for our next stay.
Perfectly situated, but......
As for as hotels go, this has everything you need, clean, feeling like new, it can't be more perfectly situated in town, and it even has a casino (small), BUT we felt a little fooled by the size of the junior suite and the bed was the WORST we had ever slept in with no support of any kind. We woke up every morning with sore backs and necks. We knew why the jacuzzi tub was in the oversized bathroom, to get rid of the soreness from the bed. In fact the bathroom was almost larger then the room itself. The workers were friendly, the bartender couldn't make a real drink. As far as location, rating level of the hotel, and the fact that there wasn't really anything else nice around we noticed, we would still probably go back if we went to Kelowna again. Everyone should at least go to Kelowna once!
GRAND pool area...could swim for hours! The rooms are beautiful with views of the lake and pool areas. The meeting facilities are super. The hotel is so clean and looks like a castle from the outside. You'll never get bored at this hotel. Oh, the shops are really cool too... a little pricey but they have some awesome merchandise. You must check out this GRAND hotel!!
Traveling with another couple? Try this...
We were with another couple and found out about the lakefront 2-bdrm/2ba condo with fireplace. These condos are part of the Grand, and located alongside the waterfront. My understanding is that the hotel owns part of them, and the other part is privately owned...This option is great if you have two couples traveling together. The condo is right on the lakefront with big windows to enjoy the view and a door leading out to the boardwalk in front of the hotel. The condo itself was great. There is plenty of space for 4 people to not get in each others way or you can easily share the common areas: the kitchen, dining room and living room are situationed in the middle of the condo (all cabinets, woodwork and furnishings are bleached oak with dk green/burgundy fabrics). On both sides of this common area you'll find a bedroom with a bathroom (you don't have to share a bathroom!!) so you have a sense of privacy and distance between your rooms.One bedroom however had a bigger soaking tub which was great. The condo is contemporary in decor, but yet elegant and classy. The beds were VERY comfortable!We didn't get out to experience much of the hotel itself because whatever time we had we were outside walking around by the lake, out with the Okanagan Wine Tours sipping wine (highly recommended!!! Slamka Cellars was our favorite...) and the best part of this hotel is the SPA! Try the "la Stone" therapy or the salt glow... *aaahhhhh....*
Paradise ! reminds us a little of Mexico
We stayed at the Grand on Aug14-17 and thoroughly enjoyed the sites and ammenities the hotel has to offer. Coyotes rest. was great. The pool and hot tubs were well maintained. The standard rooms are a bit small, but the fitness centre and spa make up for those shortcomings. The area walkways and lagoon are well thoughtout and make for a beautifully landscaped property.
It was average service for the price paid
Fantastic property with all the ammenities for a great vacation. From fine dining, the spa, lakeshore strolls and the casino, the grand covers all aspects of a great getaway. It is located right downtown and close to all major venues including theater, hockey games, concerts and other cultural events. I highly recommend DJ's restaurant for some great Mexican food.
Live Near By
You know for the Money, you should really check out a Best Western, my friends have had weddings there, and believe me its on the waterfront of Kelowna. But, and a big but, you dont get even close to what you pay for? Sure the lagoons and a strole is nice but in Kelowna if you have to stay somewhere , heads up check out Manteo Beach Club, brand new hotel on the beach, and an awesome restaurant, (apple Grill) incredible, a little pricey, but very romantic. If you want another hotel that won't rip you off try Eldorado, the rooms are made to be like the forties. Also a very nice hotel, and an awesome , awesome dining area. Very formal so dress nicely, avoid the bar, just a bunch of old ladies or should I say cougars. Enjoy Kelowna and check out a few sites, (Silver star mountain-Vernon, very nice even in summer) , Kalamalka Lake (vernon, lake of many colors), The winery in Kelown (Mission Hill, Sunrype, Factory , and of course the waterfront near the grand) otherwise just sit back and enjoy the fruit. Have fun and trust me avoid the Grande.
Don't miss staying at this hotel
This grand and elegant hotel has the most amazing waterfront promenade perfect for a stroll, jog or simply sitting and watching boats, sky, seagulls and people. Rooms are very comfortable and its always nice to have the coffeepot in-room. The view from the lobby restaurant looks out onto the hotel waterway, and out across the lake - they even anchor a seaplane right outside! The hotel has all the amenities including an impressive spa, respectable casino, and most conveniently provides a self-laundry facility for travelers who are on extended trips. There is ample parking (but you have to pay). Staff is friendly and responsive and off-season rates make this top-notch hotel a bargain!
Downside for the pure leisure traveler is that the street frontage is busy with traffic considering the hotel is located directly across from the Skyreach convention center. This hotel is located near the downtown area, and the area was congested with construction and cars.
Grand Services, Grand Hotel
This sprawling, full service resort is located right on the shore of Lake Okanagan, and is surrounded by a vast, lush park and lagoon system.
Styled to resemble an early-century miami beach resort, the hotel's guest rooms are spread across two towers, with time-share condos occupying a three-floor annex. Along Water Street, the hotel's facade is lined with small shops and cafes, including an ice creamery.
The fountain-lined approach to the hotel sets a tone of casual elegance, which is carried inside the hotel's grand lobby. There, the centrepiece 'dolphin' sculpture is flanked by two boutique-style gallerias, which contain the hotel's collection of shops and services.
The Grand Spa is a completely self-contained spa and fitness facility. An indoor/outdoor pool is open year round, while the courtyard pool is closed for the winter season. There are indoor and outdoor whirlpools open year round.
The North tower is brand new, offering standard rooms as well as a variety of suites. The whirlpool suites are amazingly luxurious.
The South tower is slightly older, but contains the hotel's concierge floors, which include the use of a fantastic 10th floor lounge overlooking the lake. Be warned though, the standard rooms in this tower tend to be a little run-down.
There are four restaurants on the property ranging from casual, western cuisine to mexican fare, and there's fine dining in the lobby's atrium. The hotel's lounge is located right next to the courtyard pool.
Located beneath the South tower is Lake City Casino, a glittering, 20,000 square foot 'cruise ship' themed gaming hall offering its own bar and snack service.
The Grand also contains Kelowna's largest convention centre, which is always buzzing with a variety of functions.
The hotel has an enviable location - the beach is a five minute stroll from most rooms. A major marina is located directly South of the hotel.
In addition, Skyreach Place Arena is across the street, as is the art gallery and Kelowna's brand new preforming arts centre.