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November 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

An astonishing oasis in every regard, Sparkling Hill Resort is a European-inspired luxury hotel and spa in one of Canada's most beautiful landscapes. With vistas ranging from the majestic peaks of the Monashee Mountains to the turquoise waters of Lake Okanagan, this AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning property is infused with 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout its entire design, echoing the shimmering lake and sunshine. The resort is uniquely carved into a granite rock face above the lake, and sits on nearly 200 acres of unspoiled nature. Clear skies reign over this North Okanagan region in British Columbia, inviting you to experience the true beauty of Canada, all while indulging your senses at an acclaimed hotel and the country's largest spa. Modernly designed guest rooms - 149 in number, plus a trio of penthouses - feature sliding window walls, opening to stunning views that bring the outdoor splendor in. Each personal sanctuary features Swarovski crystal-infused design elements, including a crystal glass fireplace, a starry crystal "sky" over the two-person soaking tub, and inspiring powerwall™ cabinetry to further enhance the enchantment. Melt under the scintillating waters of the walk-through shower with views over the lake or mountains.

The world-renowned KurSpa is a 40,000-square-foot wellness center, clinic, and sensory oasis, featuring over 100 different treatments. All guests enjoy access to the seven individually themed aromatherapy steam rooms and saunas, and additional facilities include an indoor saltwater pool with underwater music and starry Swarovski crystal sky, and a year-round outdoor infinity pool. This incredible sanctuary also offers a Kneipp Waterway, serenity relaxation room, tea room, full fitness and movement studios, and the only Cryotherapy Cold Sauna in North America, considered the coldest place on earth. Regardless of your preferences, the wellness programs here, featuring traditional and new treatments designed to stimulate well-being, go beyond conventional pampering. Perhaps equally alluring is the natural splendor surrounding Sparkling Hill Resort as well. The recreation and exploration options are virtually endless. Hike through lush trails in the Monashee Mountains, swim in the Okanagen Lake's cool and refreshing waters, or tee off at nearby Predator Ridge Golf Resort, featuring 36 of the best holes of golf in Canada. The resort also has three helicopter pads on site, allowing easily accessible heli-skiing, heli-wine tours, and heli-fly fishing excursions. Dining takes on a wonderful dimension at the hotel's PeakFine restaurant, where fresh and seasonal ingredients are featured in daily changing menus, and European and west coast cuisines collide in a fabulous fusion. Relax and socialize at Barrique & Java, an eclectic lounge that offers rich coffee and housemade pastries each morning, and the region's finest wines in the evening. At Sparkling Hill Resort, the magic of the Okanagan Valley and British Columbia will sweep you off your feet.

Location of Sparkling Hill Resort

Sparkling Hill Resort
888 Sparkling Place
V1H 2K7
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Nearest Airport: YLW

Amenities for Sparkling Hill Resort

  • General Information
  • 152 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Cuisine
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Valet Parking
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Mini Bar
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Walks
  • AlpineSki
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Wellness Programs
  • Snowboarding
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Wineries
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Ski & Snow
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Sparkling Hill Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited last weekend and felt nauseated most of the time due to the hallways smelled so heavily of food...Turkey and rosemary to be specific. But first thing in morning to late night for 48 hours was too much. Slept with window open to air the room. Check in was ok.., as sent to a small coffee area with limited seating to wait with everyone else for the 4:00 check in time. Did not have to wait too long tho. While waiting we walked around and noticed the carpets were so dirty in conference area, lobby, dining room. Was a real turn off to see that. Our room carpet was somewhat soiled. I guess we expected clean and pristine thru out and looking for spa fragrances of natural fragrances and sea. Only in the spa floor was that wonderful smell to be found... The outdoor pool had very few people in it, as too cold. We found if you stood by a water inlet of warm water it was tolerable. Inside pool had no one using, as too cold. Hot tub was nice. Atmosphere of pool area is nothing special and quite barren to see dirt and no landscaping outside of hot tub area. But views of hills were wonderful from all around the resort. No extra towel and robe stations, so in a wet robe most of day unless requested to bring to room. Would have been so nice to trade out a towel in the pool area. Tea room was so nice and relaxing, even in a wet robe. Sauna area was not impressive. Water all thru the walking areas, only 3 saunas working, and that was off and on. Many people speaking of disappointment. Just not up to the hype of magnificence as website. Dining was pleasurable with beautiful pianist playing. Did not order wine..far too expensive. Sadly, as that is wine country! Starting at $17/small glass was extreme. But then, this is a luxury resort. I think?..

jandgpotts - Langley City, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Girls trip for 2 nights. All I can say is our room was amazing and the hotel as well. Our room was spacious enough for the 4 of us with a nice open concept and view overlooking the valley. We used the sauna, pools as well as booked a couple of spa treatments. The treatments were fantastic and the sauna/pools were clean and relaxing. The spas provide teas, water and fruit. I would recommend something like nuts on top, as for the majority of people staying there (and cost), sometimes you want to be able to munch on something yet food not allowed in the areas below (We were in the sauna/pools for hours at a time). So I believe they should incorporate some type of additional food item or ability to order a light food item at least. We stayed for 2 nights and found that it was enough for us. Anymore time felt too long. The resort itself is a drive from the main highway, so make sure to bring enough food (non-perishable) with you. There is a fridge in the room but it was quite small. Many reviews say the restaurant was over-priced and not good. I agree, it was totally over-priced for what they offer, but our food was quite good and the portion was a lot bigger than expected. Also breakfast was included (buffet). It was a great spread and we thoroughly filled up with the different choices that were available. All in all, a great weekend!

spabdolphin - Vancouver BC


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

In the last year, I've visited sparkling hill on three different occasions and have a 4th booked for November. I can't get enough of this place! It's perfect for any occasion or travel partner - I've been with my mom, my spouse and a girls trip. The property is beautiful, it's well priced and you can get it on sale with either advance purchase or email offers, breakfast is included ( and it's a nice breakfast), the rooms are stunning and let's not forget the spa. Rooms - the floor to ceiling windows offer an incredible view of either lake or mountains/golf course. The beds are super comfortable, and there are lots of amenities in the room. Crystal fireplace, walk-through glass shower, soaking tub for two. The sitting area is the perfect place to relax in your spa robe with a bottle of bubbly and watch the sunset. Spa- everything about this is amazing! The access to saunas/steam, various pools, quiet areas, fitness classes... anything you could want. Treatments are an added cost, and are reasonable. There are so many treatments to chose from to. Don't think that you must book a treatment to use the spa - access is included in your stay and I've had stays with treatments and without. You'll still have an awesome time even if you don't have a treatment. The scrubs are awesome though - highly recommend. Cons of the spa: the slippers that are provided in your room are not great once they get wet. The hotel doesn't really enforce the no cell phones/cameras in the spa area which is a bit of a bummer when you are trying to relax. During one of my stays there was a group of about six 20-somethings who had brought their phones, go-pros, and alcohol in travel cups and had themselves a party in the outdoor pool. As this is still part of the spa, it killed the relaxed vibe of the spa. The restaurant offers stunning views of the lake both in the morning and during dinner. I highly recommend Peak Fine for dinner. The bistro is a great place to grab drinks before dinner - they usually have wine half off for happy hour. Great place to grab a quick bite or a smaller dinner (sandwiches, salads, etc) when you don't want a 3 course meal. There are lots of hiking trails around the property, and you can pick up a map in the lobby. Not unusual to see wildlife as you are exploring the area. There are 2 golf courses in the area (additional cost). There are quite a few wineries close to the resort - Grey Monk Estate, 50th parallel, ex-nihilo just to name a few. Overall, you can't go wrong staying here. It's a fantastic getaway! Wish they had a loyalty program for repeat guests given how often I am booking here!

sapphire_lillies - Edmonton


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was flying in from Toronto and landing at 9am. Called the hotel and told them the timing and asked what time check-out is. They said 11am. I said perfect! Can I request an early check-in (I was willing to pay for it as well!). They said that check-in was at 4pm and that they only guarantee the room at that time. I said I totally understand that not all rooms would be ready, but surely they could put us down for an earlier room? That between 11am and 4pm that surely at least ONE room would be ready (even if a few people checked out late, surely the majority would be checking out by the latest 11am). They insisted they could try but they repeated no guarantee until 4pm. I proceeded to explain that we were flying in from a 5 hour flight, won't have a car and asked if we could use the spa before we check in then. We were told that the spa is for guests of the hotel only. I said that we would be checking in that day as soon as our room was ready but they said we couldn't use the spa. I asked what they propose we do from 10am when we'd probably be out of the airport, until 4pm check-in. They suggested we grab a coffee in their coffee lounge! I asked if she thought I should drink coffee for 6 hours? At a loss, we got a cab to take us to the golf course close by to have lunch first and called again. Faced the same silliness. After lunch, had a cab take us to the hotel. By the way, there's NOTHING else around here and nothing in walking distance. It is 2pm now and we have literally killed as much time as possible and are thoroughly EXHAUSTED. We go to see if ONE room is ready since checkout at 11am. NOPE. At this point, there are LOTS of people waiting around. We go get a coffee in their coffee store... which is PACKED with people waiting to check in. We check every 30 minutes to see if our room is ready. Its our anniversary and I made a note of it on our reservation. They tell my husband that they actually needed the time to make something special for our room for our anniversary so our room would be ready at 3:30. Fine. This better be spectacular. At 3:30 its still not ready. at 3:45 we are finally able to get our keys. Please see the image below of the "special anniversary set up" that apparently took so long. Fake rose petals in a heart shape on our bed with two pieces of chocolate. Nothing else. My husband and I wanted to do the spa as we were only there for one night and then heading out to stay closer to the wineries. We finished our coffees and walked up at 4pm... the golden checkin time. Please see the image below for the line that I didn't even get the full image of. EVERYONE was checking in at the SAME time. The picture doesn't even capture exactly how long the line up was. Hubby and I went up to our room (which was only on the 2nd floor - not very special for an anniversary), unpacked and then made our way down to the spa. This is now 5pm. We pass an elderly couple in the hall opening their door with all their luggage grumbling about the wait and looking extremely exhausted. Please look at the picture below from inside the spa looking out to to the lobby at the still VERY long line of people waiting to check in AN HOUR LATER!. This is ridiculous and inefficient and makes for a terrible first impression to ALL of your guests. I travel a lot and have NEVER seen a mess like this. I don't even care if they are short staff or something, the policy is just mind-boggling. Don't even say you MAY check someone in early. Tell people you absolutely WON'T check even ONE person in a minute before 4pm (for some God forsaken reason) and to not come at the dot of 4 so as to avoid crazy long lineups. Come at 7pm when its died down. TERRIBLE. Everyone was just so frustrated. I guess you don't care for repeat clientele. Aside from that, the Spa was nice. We did the saunas which took about 2 hours to complete and was a lovely free, unguided experience. We did the additional Cryogenic treatment which was interesting. The server at the coffee shop was very nice and I actually felt bad for him as I saw so many people just drinking water and teas trying to kill time over a few hours which probably doesn't make him a ton of money in tips unfortunately. The staff the next morning at the buffet were all lovely as well. The room was ok. The lights are super strange as they don't really have much lighting. The room was a regular nice hotel room. I believe aside from the presidential suite, they all probably look the same. We ordered room service for dinner because after checking in so late and having such a tiring day commuting (our day started at 4:30am to fly there) which was ok as well. The sad thing is, not matter how nice everything else was, the opening scene to your hotel is just horrible. Not sure why you don't allow ANYONE to check in before 4pm as it makes for angry customers and a huge lineup for your two staff members who were checking people in (there were only 3 checkin counters I think anyways). None of this made sense. Do you have one cleaning person per room and they all take 5 hours to clean one room? Not one room ready to check ANY of your guests in early???? Shaking my head in disbelief.

ice_716 - Toronto, Ontario


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go to this resort for a long time and thought it would be great for my birthday. Just a few thoughts on it. - it has 7 steam rooms and saunas. Which are very small and full up super fast. I enjoyed all of them but it's really hard to relax when there are so many people in a hot little room. - the steam/sauna rooms do close from 11am-4pm. Which is a large chunk of the day. There are three pools you can enjoy in the meantime but I would've liked them available at any time of the day. And maybe it wouldn't be so busy if it was. I felt like it was almost to force people to buy extra services. - booked a couples massage which was nice and enjoyed it. -beautiful resort with Swarovski crystals absolutely everywhere. Just thought the images I've seen made the resort look bigger than it was. - had room 115 it was the first room on the first floor looking over the valet and could have what would look everyone looking into my room. It was bigger than most hotel rooms but felt like their worst room and was showing it's age. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. Would I recommend going? Yes. But I wouldn't go again. It was nice to experience once.

concon55 - Vancouver, Canada


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