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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Resort for a leisure getaway

Feb 21, 2021 leonardk252 Okanagan, Canada

We return to this resort regularly because of the excellent service, beautiful views, delicious dining and all available amenities. We enjoy hiking the well marked trails, the cleanliness of all areas and their Covid-19 regulations are very good.
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Feb 21, 2021 Frank_Staiger Vancouver, Canada

We are regulars at Sparkling Hill. We appreciate the COVID safe services throughout the resort. Rooms were sparkling clean, food excellent with 1 exception of a side dish for 1 of the dinner servings, service fantastic. The piano lady is always our highlight during dinner. We are back next month - again.
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Feb 21, 2021 N6855ZJfranks

Our semi annual visit to Sparkling Hills. Despite COVID and a rather long check in time (understandably why), we enjoyed another great stay at Sparking Hill. The rooms as usual clean, staff friendly and the food very good. The pools were emptier as usual, which was a bonus, since we are both swimmers. We are going back in 2 weeks for another… Read more
Our semi annual visit to Sparkling Hills. Despite COVID and a rather long check in time (understandably why), we enjoyed another great stay at Sparking Hill. The rooms as usual clean, staff friendly and the food very good. The pools were emptier as usual, which was a bonus, since we are both swimmers. We are going back in 2 weeks for another couples retreat. Read less
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Feb 13, 2021 holidays649 Ireland

Absolutely loved every minute of our stay, was so sad to leave! The staff were friendly without being ott, the spa was fantastic and the views were incredible. Our mountain view room had gorgeous views and the only improvement I would suggest would be tea and coffee facilities in the room. I'm glad we came mid week though as I imagine it would be… Read more
Absolutely loved every minute of our stay, was so sad to leave! The staff were friendly without being ott, the spa was fantastic and the views were incredible. Our mountain view room had gorgeous views and the only improvement I would suggest would be tea and coffee facilities in the room. I'm glad we came mid week though as I imagine it would be too busy on the weekends. We had dinner at the restaurant which I was apprehensive about having read mediocre reviews prior to arrival.I shouldn't have worried, the food was delicious and lots of veggie choices, although it was definitely on the higher end price wise. All in all we loved our stay, can't wait to come back and have had friends book already from us raving about it! Read less
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Feb 8, 2021 Jill C Kamloops, Canada

My daughter and I had a wonderful relaxing time. The staff were friendly. We reserved our breakfast times at check-in which helped with no wait times. We had reserved a dinner time a few weeks ahead, as well. We had dessert in the Barrique and Java coffee area. Check out the "Library" area on the 3rd floor (I believe?) which is a nice sitting… Read more
My daughter and I had a wonderful relaxing time. The staff were friendly. We reserved our breakfast times at check-in which helped with no wait times. We had reserved a dinner time a few weeks ahead, as well. We had dessert in the Barrique and Java coffee area. Check out the "Library" area on the 3rd floor (I believe?) which is a nice sitting area. We brought cheese/crackers and veggies and wine for in the room. We are vegan and vegetarian, and the meals were very good. So filling and delicious. We enjoyed the Serenity Room for meditating and reading, the infinity pool, and hot tub. Read less