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. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1227)
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  • Average (284)
  • Poor (135)
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Nov 7, 2019 Brandi L

What a lovely place to recharge and unwind <3 The hotel is beautiful and the staff are very friendly - the steam rooms and saunas are world class, you wont be disappointed> I say try the spa services while you are there, best facial and lavender massage :)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beutiful place for relaxation and nature

Nov 4, 2019 Rockrobbie Toronto, Canada

Spent 3 days relaxing at this resort after a business meeting. It is very remote but very first class. The spa is excellent as are the views. Golf is spectacular with fantastic views. If you love to walk in the nature this is your place
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Oct 30, 2019 louiseanne6 Vancouver, Canada

Love this place going back soon !!! Had a wonderful few days last week celebrating and just wonderful food and the spa is amazing the perfect place to go to unwind and relax The scenery is amazing and the staff cannot do enough to make your stay five star
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Wellness Week at Sparkling Hill Resort

Oct 30, 2019 Sandra O Oakville, Ontario

This month I spent an amazing week at an incredible resort. Sparkling Hill exceeded my very high expectations in every area. I chose to attend their “Be the Best You” programme, described on their website as an “immersive wellness experience designed to teach you the physical, emotional rand mental tools to live your best life...”, and it did just… Read more
This month I spent an amazing week at an incredible resort. Sparkling Hill exceeded my very high expectations in every area. I chose to attend their “Be the Best You” programme, described on their website as an “immersive wellness experience designed to teach you the physical, emotional rand mental tools to live your best life...”, and it did just that, and much more. It challenged me to do more than I ever thought I could, while validating what I had already accomplished. It made me feel more in control of my life while all the time being pampered with the wonderful facilities of the incredible KurSpa. I highly recommend this programme but there are many other programmes as well and it’s also just a delightful place to have a lovely relaxing holiday with great food, great service and a truly fantastic staff. Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 Roger S Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

The spa, wellness and pool are excellent incl the freeze room we tried. If you like wellness then you will be happy. Location and views are excellent and waking up in the morning overlooking the lake (promised your book a room on the lake side) are simply phenomenal. Frankly I am puzzled by this hotel with is owned by the Swarovski family, it… Read more
The spa, wellness and pool are excellent incl the freeze room we tried. If you like wellness then you will be happy. Location and views are excellent and waking up in the morning overlooking the lake (promised your book a room on the lake side) are simply phenomenal. Frankly I am puzzled by this hotel with is owned by the Swarovski family, it does not add up. The decoration, the lightning is all, sorry, like if it comes from Ikea. Lights in lobby are LED flood lights and are simply terrible. The corridors are soulless and give you a cheap feeling. The rooms, and bathrooms same story. Cheap furniture and awful. Only the view.....and the bathtub in front of the window are special. Dinning in the evening was good food wise. Service good too. But again, decoration bear and cheap feeling. Breakfast was the worse I had in years. Buffet style and would do well in a 1 star motel. Service was non existent though plenty of staff and people were attacking the food like if no tomorrow and it all looked like a warzone but nobody of the staff though it would be a good idea to tidy it a bit. If you need to stay in the vicinity its an easy choice and enjoy the view. But do not go here for decoration or food. And its a shame as they could turn this into a 5 star high end place without doubt. Read less