Sparkling Hill Resort

Vernon, Rural British Columbia

The hotel

As if sun-spangled Lake Okanagan didn’t deliver enough sparkle, this glitzy hotel is decorated with more than 3.5 million Swarovski crystals. It’s a decadence most wouldn’t associate with an holistic health spa, but Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa is more than a wellness centre, it’s the largest among luxury spas in Canada and a place to feel pampered, preened, and perfected. A futuristic building encased by timeless mountains, it presents fitness classes, meditation workshops, even relationship improvement services. You may feel relaxed, but you’ll have a few tricky decisions to make here: which of KurSpa’s 100-plus treatments do you try? Do you feast on upscale Okanagan Valley fare at PeakFine or on casual tapas at Barrique & Java? And do you swim indoors beneath a Swarovski crystal night sky listening to the pool’s underwater music, or outside in the infinity pool overlooking the lake?

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Free Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions

Where is it

Nestled in the mountains near Vernon, BC, and overlooking Lake Okanagan. Wineries, orchards, golf courses and local farmers markets are all within a short 45-minute drive from the resort. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 5 hours.

Hotel information

152 rooms. All with floor-to-ceiling sliding window walls, crystal light fixtures, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar, safe, iron and board, robes and slippers, Swarovski crystal fireplaces and custom free-standing two-person, in-room soaking tubs.  All rooms feature stunning Monashee Mountain or Okanagan Lake views. Standard Mountain View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

 

Superior Mountain View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

PeakFine Restaurant and Barrique & Java wine, tapas and coffee bar. Gernots private dining suite. Full hot breakfast for two at PeakFine Restaurant daily. KurSpa* (advance bookings for spa treatments* are recommended, this is an adult-only facility). Exclusive access to KurSpa pools, steam rooms and saunas (this is an adult-only facility). Adult-only outdoor infinity pool. Adult-only indoor pool complete with underwater music and starry Swarovski crystal sky. Keiser-equipped fitness studio. Serenity and Tea Room access for rest and relaxation. Within the resort grounds, hiking trails are available to explore a variety of wildlife, birds and flowers. Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary valet underground parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the spa and pool facility. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Did not meet our expectations

Jul 28, 2021 Sasky123 Saskatoon, Canada

Our group stayed at Sparkling Hills for a few days and really got to take in all this resort had to offer. Our overall impression was that this place did not live up to our expectations - perhaps due to covid restrictions and the overall damper this put on our time there. If you are planning a trip here - keep in mind that a lot of the spa… Read more
Our group stayed at Sparkling Hills for a few days and really got to take in all this resort had to offer. Our overall impression was that this place did not live up to our expectations - perhaps due to covid restrictions and the overall damper this put on our time there. If you are planning a trip here - keep in mind that a lot of the spa amenities are closed, namely the saunas & cold room. Another restriction that was incredibly frustrating was we were not allowed to store our bags with the front desk storage as we waited for our room to be ready, despite the fact that we had arrived on time and our room had not yet been cleaned. We had to wait an extra 2 hours before we could access our room and therefore had to pack all of our bags back into the car to store beforehand. The pool seems to be consistently packed to the gills as it is impossible to find a chair. The front desk staff seemed to be overworked as any request took minimum 10 minutes to complete no matter how simple. Our AC wasn't working and the staff were unable to find someone to fix it for the entire day. The rooms are also due for a serious upgrade. On a positive note, the restaurant staff were all absolutely lovely and helpful and we were impressed with the food. I would make a point of dining at the restaurant if you are staying for a few nights. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another great stay

Jul 26, 2021 Susan W Winlaw

My husband and I stayed two nights and thoroughy enjoyed it! The pools were amazing and I had a lovely spa treatment. The property is so lovely to walk around, and there are easy trails to follow. Food at the restaurant was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t stay here during forest fires

Jul 26, 2021 BB60488 Vancouver, Canada

We stayed in room 355 for five nights and just checked out today on July 26th. Forest fires were pretty bad starting last night. We closed our windows like always and had the AC on. I woke up in the middle of the night at 2AM due to the smell of smoke! What kind of a hotel has such poor ventilation system and AC that bring in the smoke in the air… Read more
We stayed in room 355 for five nights and just checked out today on July 26th. Forest fires were pretty bad starting last night. We closed our windows like always and had the AC on. I woke up in the middle of the night at 2AM due to the smell of smoke! What kind of a hotel has such poor ventilation system and AC that bring in the smoke in the air from outside in?? I called the front desk and nobody answered (lazy staff) that I had to go downstairs and ask somebody to come in and look at the situation. The smoke was so bad in the hallway and there was this big ventilation that was blowing smokey air right infront of our room. The staff said they can’t do anything because of forest fires. I complained again to the front desk in the morning and all I got was the same response saying it’s out of their control and that the AC shouldn’t be blowing smokey air. Well, your system was not working and it did blow in that nasty air inside our room. We also had to emphasize that we had our windows closed as the front desk staff kept insisting that it shouldn’t do that and asking if we had close our windows!! We got zero apologies that their AC ventilation system wasn’t working properly or any offer to comp our one night stay. Horrible experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best

Jul 20, 2021 Global692736 Alberta, Canada

Absolutely beautiful place to stay. The rooms are amazing bigger than most hotels. Spa service is second to none. Food is great but could do with a bit more of a selection. We had the package with the wine tour good price. More expensive than regular hotels but this isn’t a regular hotel. Building an extra restaurant which will help. … Read more
Absolutely beautiful place to stay. The rooms are amazing bigger than most hotels. Spa service is second to none. Food is great but could do with a bit more of a selection. We had the package with the wine tour good price. More expensive than regular hotels but this isn’t a regular hotel. Building an extra restaurant which will help. Overall this has been one of my favourite places to stay. Very relaxing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing getaway

Jul 19, 2021 L108VIlauram Chilliwack, Canada

We went to Sparkling Hill Resort for a getaway. It was highly recommended to us from friends and I also highly recommend it. We booked a lakeside view room and the view was gorgeous. There is a mini fridge, (no need to bring bottled water as it’s complimentary), a soaker tub for two with bath crystals. There is a restaurant which is 5/5 IMO… Read more
We went to Sparkling Hill Resort for a getaway. It was highly recommended to us from friends and I also highly recommend it. We booked a lakeside view room and the view was gorgeous. There is a mini fridge, (no need to bring bottled water as it’s complimentary), a soaker tub for two with bath crystals. There is a restaurant which is 5/5 IMO however we also brought snacks as there is not any close places for an alternative choice for food other than the restaurant or room service. You can get a pizza delivered but it’s $20.00 delivery fee we found when we called most places in the area to inquire. Overall- a fabulous place to visit to relax, and “unplug”. We spent our days in the pools, had a couples massage and it was a wonderful relaxing time. We will be back! Read less