Father & Son playing in outdoor pool

Guest Reviews

Read What Past Guests Are Saying

As the Okanagan Valley’s premier lakefront destination, The Cove Lakeside Resort has earned splendid reviews from travel publications around the world. We’re proud of these reviews, but the opinion of our guests is what matters most to us.

If you’re considering a visit, please read what past guests have to say about their experience at our resort. And if you’d like to leave a compliment, comment or suggestion regarding a recent stay, please complete our contact form.

Quiet lake front suite
Quiet well appointed unit overlooking beach, walking path and pools (too bad it was winter). Fantastic view! Kitchen well stocked, wifi outstanding, comfortable bed, fire place and in suite washer/dryer. Covered parking/parkade. Covid cleaning measures and safety practices in place. Close to many wineries.

- Anonymous

Weekend Escape
Just a beautiful spot to get away from all the craziness right now. Surrounded by the lake, mountains and wineries, what more could you ask for?! I can’t wait to return in the summer and get the full experience when the pools are open and the fire pits. However, the room was cozy and we loved doing nothing!!

- Rod & Michelle S

Relax, rejuvenate and recoup
Our second getaway in a month. This lake side location is a perfect getaway to relax, rejuvenate and recoup. The views are amazing from any location. Not to mention the exceptional "WOW" service from Mat who set us up just wonderfully too. This is added to our list of quick and easy getaways for sure. Super grateful to experience their amazing hospitality. Thank you also to Paige for organizing.....Oh and the spa... Cathy is wonderful to work with when setting you up just the right services. This stunning location is an oasis. Looking forward to unwinding and coming back soon...

- Shawn H

Lovely suite
Very spacious, comfortable suite with large living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Bed was very comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay.

- Janet

Superb place to stay!!
Love this place!! Excellent service and cleanliness and location!! Definitely worth the price!!! I love it. My kids loved it! Sooo clean and sterile in these stressful times. We will definitely be back.

- Katrina A

A lovely and refreshing break!
We recently enjoyed a most pleasant stay at The Cove. We were impressed by the COVID-19 protocols in place. While services were reduced we appreciated the fact that the hotel had made guest safety a top priority. Our one bedroom suite was beautiful. It was comfortable and well-appointed. The view........ spectacular! We enjoyed walks along the lake and into the adjacent park which is full of nut trees. Recommended for anyone wanting a quiet escape.

- Rod

This was during Covid-19 and the hotel was very safe and clean.
The view from our patio was spectacular! Right over the pool facing the lake!

- Kathie

Excellent stay at an amazing place
I have heard wonderful things about The Cove but they exceeded our expectations. The room was beautiful and the view was breath taking. Service was always provided when needed and the friendly staff made our stay wonderful.

- Vanessa J

Fantastic Gem
I loved this lakeside resort. The One Bedroom Suite me and my 3 children stayed in was perfect! Spacious, clean and luxurious. The view is priceless. We also enjoyed using the hottub. We would like to return in the summer so we can use the pool too. The staff was incredible and all of our needs were met.

- Teresa H

The real thing
We came with an open mind...never being here before. Our experience of the one bedroom suite was beyond expectations... well equipped, very clean and spacious.
We have already given recommendations of The Cove Lakeside Resort to friends.

- Garth S

My amazing stay at The Cove
This hotel is totally amazing both in accommodations and service, I will definitely book here again. I would love to see every amenity this hotel has to offer in the spring or summer season as the pool was not open during our stay this time around, my children were very happy with the stay as well.

- Rose O

Excellent time!
A great place to stay!! We had a wonderful time. Thank you! Staff was exceptional! Always greeting us as we came into the lobby! Very friendly with the kids when they came down to the lobby! Overall excellent experience! Would definitely go back!

- Jennifer M

Great stay
Great resort, great staff. Extremely clean and well taken care of. You would think it was brand new. Love staying at The Cove every time we return home for a visit. Can’t wait to stay here during the summer.

- Mike M

Home away from Home
The suite was like home away from home. The open concept had the comfy feeling like home and the view from our balcony was amazing. A much longer stay next time. The amenities for the wedding was the best.

- Andy G

Great staff and service during our stay. Our ground floor room was ideal with nice patio for our dog to go out on. Really enjoyed the hot tub and the hotel's beautiful lakefront location in West Kelowna.

- Stormee L

Amazing place to stay!
The rooms are beautiful and clean! We have so much fun coming here for the second year in a row for the light up the vines weekend. Hopefully will make it here in the summer! Great place for a group!!

- Katie

Service at The Cove
Excellent location of the resort, the rooms are fabulous and equipped with great kitchen facilities, and are very clean. The overall service of the front desk staff is very good good, as well as of the management team.

- Charitini O

We love it!
Our stay was excellent as always. We love staying at the resort - so relaxing and gives you a chance to rejuvenate. We love the rooms, enjoy the hot tub and the spa facilities. The Cove is our home away from home!

- Denise G

Lovely home away from home
Relaxing accommodations, beautiful location, professional and helpful staff. Great location, close to everything. Pet friendly. Would recommend for couples and families looking for a local Canadian vacation.

- Sheri & Stuart

Perfect Place
The Cove is an oasis in West Kelowna! We love staying here and often do - we've never been inclined to try anywhere else! Hope to return very soon since our family lives in West Kelowna! Thanks also for the big bag of dog food! It's always a treat to stay at The Cove, both for guests and their pets.

- Liz O

Wedding weekend
The rooms are very spacious and comfortable and include all the amenities including washer and dryer!! Would recommend staying for a get-away weekend in the summertime!! Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again, lovely property!!

- Betty Anne G

The Cove West Kelowna
Exceptional clean and well decorated rooms and beautiful location. Comfy bed. Lots of room in the suite. Everything one would need is stocked in the kitchen. Was even a washer and dryer. Also nice bath robes. Great place to stay.

- Barry & Joyce S

Book this place!!!
We LOVVEEDDD this place but sadly we only stayed for one night! It's great for families because it just feels like home! We were pretty tired when we checked in after 4 hours of driving, the lady at the front desk, Veronica, totally brightened my day! She was friendly and always smiling! My family said that we should definitely come back and stay for more than one night!!

- Yung

Best service I have ever had at any hotel or resort!
Great job by the whole team at The Cove Lakeside Resort! I will definitely be staying again and recommend that everyone else gives it a try. The beds were comfy, the rooms were clean, the staff was the best and they were so friendly to my kids. 5 stars all the way.

- Curtis B

Our Dream Wedding at The Cove Lakeside Resort - Kelowna
We held our dream wedding at The Cove on August 30th, 2019. It was a phenomenal venue! The staff was amazing, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was beautiful.

Terry Pritchett was amazing to work with from start to finish. He was responsive, knowledgeable, punctual, and assisted us in achieving quite a few little extras we planned for our big day! He was also full of tips, tricks and advise which proved to be extremely beneficial in our planning process!

Between the Cove management and staff, and the incredible vendors we utilized, we had the most spectacular day. Our guests are still talking about it a month later, and the feedback has been 100% positive.

A BIG thank you to all of the staff at The Cove for making our wedding such a memorable experience.

- Cait & Will

Awesome Stay
The team at The Cove are great! Very accommodating and professional. I had to make an emergency booking the night of my check-in and I was able to secure my room very fast, the room was brilliant, I had 2 balconies and full kitchen which I didn't expect. I had jetlag and my stay was the best night sleep I'd had in 5 days!

- Adam

Great place to stay!
Wow!!! You and your family would definitely not regret booking this resort! The staff were amazing and actually care about you as a guest. The only problem that we had was that we did not stay longer! Next time will definitely be longer for us.

- Anonymous

Fantastic service and location! Rooms were so spacious
The rooms at The Cove were amazing. Such a great location (10 mins from wineries) and the front desk staff was exceptional. We had a 3 bedroom suite and it felt like we rented a small home which we loved. Pool and hot tub were great also. Would totally stay here again.

- Manpreet G

Great Hotel and dog friendly
Resort was great for entire family and our puppy. Pool with water slide kept the kids busy and entertained. Fire pits and four barbecues were great as well, and all staff were very friendly and helpful.

- Sandy S

Amazing place for a family getaway
with a private beach area, 2 pools, firepits and good sized rooms with kitchens and washer/ dryers, this is an ideal place to vacay as a family. The kitchens all have full size appliances and 2 areas to bbq on site which makes feeding your family easy without having to be in the restaurants for every meal. Having said that, the restaurant food was great too! Large, clean rooms with balconies. Like a home away from home.

- Bridget S

Enjoyable stay!
Very clean, spacious with fully equipped kitchen, great views and no issues with noise. The staff was also very accommodating with our request and every staff we encountered was very friendly. Lots of chairs available at the pool and pool was great for families and my one year old. Had a chance to use the spa and it was amazing! Ordered take out from bonfire restaurant and food was good. This is our second time to this resort and we'll definitely be back! Definitely recommend and if you are on the fence book it you wont be too disappointed. Thank you Cove Lakeside!

- Winnie

Pleasant Place to Stay
Second stay on a golfing trip through central BC. Front desk staff were pleasant and efficient . Both of our rooms were ready well before the 4pm check in time. The rooms were large, clean and well maintained. We were only there for one night and only had time to have breakfast but it was very nice. We would recommend.

- Anonymous

Excellent accommodations
We have made the Cove Lakeside an annual getaway for our family. The property is perfect for families and suites are very clean. Although good for families, the location and amenities cater to everyone.

- K M

Beautiful Lake Resort
The Cove and LakeSurf offer top notch service together for an enjoyable lakeside resort experience. All the amenities you could want for a vacation including a spa! Friendly staff as you check in, at the restaurant and at the LakeSurf boat rentals. Shout out to Patrick for making our holiday one of the best!

- Tammy & Rod H

An absolutely amazing resort. Great for families, fantastic location, spotless and very kind staff. 
Many things to do right at the resort including pools with water slide, hot tubs, gym, spa, theatre room, parks with play centres, bbqs, fire pits, beach access and boat/seadoo/kayak/paddle board rentals etc. I highly recommend.

- Denise S

Hidden Gem
The Cove provides an excellent location for couples and families - off the beaten path on the west bank south of Kelowna. Great view of the lake. Plenty of water activities available through rentals at the dock, as well as bicycles. Amenities are excellent and include three gas fireplaces overlooking the lake. Adjacent to regional historic park and sandy beaches, as well as grassy picnic areas.

- Alex

Awesome Place
This is our new happy place. It is a beautiful property on the lake, dog friendly, the front desk staff are awesome. Close to great wineries. We would love to live here and return every chance we get for vacations.

- Anonymous

Great stay
Great night .... wish I could have stayed longer. The room was big, clean and had all the bells and whistles. View was amazing and loved the washer and dryer in the room. Will definitely come back again.

- Gary M

Love this place!
We came for only 2 nights (sadly) for a wedding. Everything - the location, view, surroundings, staff, room, service, cleanliness - literally everything was wonderful. Can't wait to go back! Thank you!!

- Jeanette

Fabulous property in a beautiful setting
We attended a wedding that was held at The Cove Lakeside Resort. What a wonderful weekend we all enjoyed. The staff work so hard to make sure all your needs are met. So many amenities and we all had so much fun.

- Joanne C

The room is very big, plenty of spaces, clean and quiet. The lakeside view is excellent. The room is equipped with toaster, microwave oven, kettle, dishwasher and dryer, cooking heater and utensils. Overall, it’s very comfortable to stay in this hotel.

- Selena C

Very Pleased
Absolutely beautiful, spacious rooms. Very pleased with our stay! Gorgeous setting! I would definitely love to return for another visit. The lake view is amazing. The food was great. Staff were very friendly and rooms very clean.

- Jennifer H

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights last week. We were very impressed with all aspects. Staff were superb on reception and the restaurant. The rooms were fantastic - we had a suite. Great views of the lake and mountains. Everything was clean. The suite was well equipped with cooking, washing facilities as well as a large TV and DVD player. WiFi was good. We stopped in the resturant for breakfast one morning and an evening meal the next day - all was good. We never got to use other facilities like the hot tub or pool - but they are there if required. Would love to return at some point

- Anonymous

Hidden Gem
Wonderful resort with stunnjng views of Okanagan Lake. Close to wineries, and the best place to stop on the way to the Rockies. I even saw a bear! Had a lovely meal in the restaurant. Highly recommended!

- Gillian H

Best weekend ever
We stayed at The Cove with a group of 12 girls, and from the very start, the staff at The Cove were an absolute dream to work with. Booking with Kimberly Jackson was trouble free, quick, and friendly. I can't thank you enough Kim. When we checked in, Becca was our hero. Every single request we had was met with big smiley, friendly faces, and our stay was very welcoming and comforting. We had the best time ever and we can't thank you enough!

- Amie & the Edmonton Girls

Spring break at The Cove
We had a fabulous stay at The Cove. The Lakeview room was amazing. The room was very clean & cozy - the kitchen is a great addition. It felt almost like home! We enjoyed our morning coffee out on the balcony/deck overlooking the lake. The staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to returning for our wedding in August!

- Emily H

My favourite hotel
Awesome place. Would definitely recommend. The staff are lovely, highly personable, informative and helpful. The unit was equipped with a full kitchen including dishwasher, full fridge/stove and wine fridge. Great stay. And the pillows are the best.

- Shawna M

I want to live here
Very great people here. Love the lakeside resort atmosphere and LOVE the treatment of our doggies. Thanks for always being so accommodating. Fabulous, friendly and beautiful property, feels like home...

- Anonymous

Yoga Retreat - amazing!
We stayed at The Cove for a yoga retreat and can't say enough about The Cove. It had all we wanted - a luxury spa, hot tub, two bedrooms, a lovely view of the lake and all the things you want in an upscale condo.

- Rita

Lovely Resort on the Lake
Great resort for families. On the lake, close to amenities & wineries, and 2 pools for the kids. Staff were very pleasant & helpful, kitchens were well stocked & we would definitely return in the future. 

- Deb

Amazing getaway!!
Lovely location beautiful pool area and friendly staff! Couldn’t have asked for a better stay!! Went out of their way to make our stay perfect! Nice view of the lake and big condos! Loved the balcony!

- Kayleen

Excellent Family Vacation Spot!!
The Cove met and exceeded all of our expectations. Our suite was very spacious, clean, modern, and well equipped with all of the amenities we needed. The pools were spectacular as were the rest of the amenities in the facility. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I would highly recommend this to anyone and we will most certainly be returning for our next family vacation to the Okanagan.

- Garrett

Great accommodation with everything you would want
Spent the weekend in a two-bedroom lake view suite. Very impressed with the service and the facilities. Check in was fast and friendly, we were given a suite on the top floor. The room was more than expected with everything one could imagine including in suite laundry... the suite itself was well laid out with tons of room including an office and a loft. The resort has a great restaurant [Bonfire Restaurant] which we visited for breakfast both days and dinner on one night. A full-service spa, lots of outdoor facilities (we did not use because it is winter) and a hot tub also are available. Overall a great experience from check in to check out. This well seasoned traveler is happy to recommend The Cove to anyone planning a stay in the Okanagan, you won’t be disappointed.

- Anonymous

Family vacation trip
Amazing pool and waterslide for kids! Very family friendly environment. We got a nice lake view with our garden view room. Our room is tidy and clean. The second bedroom is big enough to fit in the crib for our baby. We will definitely stay there again next time. 

- Elsa

Best location in West Kelowna!
The Cove has everything you could possibly want and is close to so many activities! Most other rental properties don't have a restaurant on site with room service available, a spa, boat rentals, and I highly recommend you request a lakefront unit to take advantage of the beautiful views! 

- Gary

Beautiful Resort
This is a fabulous place to stay; great for kids. Nice amenities and a spa onsite. The rooms have full kitchens, the proximity to the lake is perfect and most rooms have a lakeview. If you don't want to cook, order out! 

- Elaine

Amazing place next to lake, best views
This West Kelowna suite hotel is a piece of paradise in the Okanagan Valley next to the lake. Very modern and worth every penny. The views are stunning. The walking path in front takes you to the Gellaty family nut farm or left to the beach. Rent a boat or a paddle board right out front. The gentlemen running the water sports [LakeSurf Okanagan] is very nice. The pool and slide kept the kids entertained. The pool is heated and very nice. BBQ's are located next to pool and easy to use. At night fire pit next to waterfront made a nice group meeting place. Restaurant is middle of the row. Very nice serving staff but food is average. I would highly recommend The Cove.

- Anonymous

Hidden gem
This is truly a hidden gem. Recently one of our staff mentioned we should try this hotel as we were coming in to West Kelowna for some meetings. As soon as we saw the rooms, we couldn't believe it - full condo suites! The value is fantastic! Having said that, one may think just because it's good value that it makes it an excellent choice - no. The thoughtful touches the staff add to this place makes the difference. From the welcome card and voicemail they left us when we arrived, to the staff recognizing you as you return to the hotel. This staff understands how to make you welcome and at home. The Bonfire Restaurant is amazing. The food is simply amazing! I have never had a bad meal here, ever. The staff really are super helpful, and understand how to serve without being too bothersome, as I've found in other restaurants. The head Chef here has really created a menu and culinary team that will prove to be the place to go to for breakfast, lunch or dinner lakeside.

They have hot tub, outdoor pool and gym here as well. If you have a boat, no problem. They have a marina you could dock your boat.

This spot is truly a gem. I highly recommend this property to everyone.

- George

Jewel on the Lake
The Cove is quickly becoming my favourite Kelowna retreat. The staff is very friendly, and the views spectacular. I can't wait to get back again! Much more reasonably prices than others and with comparable facilities. 

- Tracy

Very clean conference room. Was happy with the staff and was a very welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for all your services.

- Jamie

A fantastic very walkable area and dog friendly place. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. We would recommend this place if asked by friends or family and we look forward to our next stay in the summer. 

- Richie

Beautifully appointed and exceptional treatment
This well exceeded our expectations and we look forward to staying at The Cove many times in the future. It is the perfect location. It was clean and perfect for the occasion. We only wish we had more time to stay at The Cove.

- Anonymous

Great Family Vacation
Excellent resort! Extremely clean and the staff is so friendly. The pool is very clean and well maintained. The waterslide is perfect for kids of all ages. We were here for a week and we never had issues finding a spot at the pool or beach. The beach is also clean and well maintained. We booked massages and they were great for relaxation if you are looking for something more you may want to go elsewhere. The spa was very relaxing, and the staff and masseuses were wonderful. 

- Erin

A Summer Fave
We love this place. Have been coming every summer for maybe 9 years (sometimes multiple times a summer). With kids you can not beat it. They love the slide, beach, pools. Full kitchen and laundry, great patios with views. We requested a specific room to be close to our friends and they accommodated our request. Beds are very comfortable. Close to great wineries and everything you may need. Marina is right there to rent a boat or seeds or paddle boards. Can't wait to go back. 

- Anonymous

Excellent family vacation!
The Cove Lakeside Resort was an amazing vacation for our family. We rarely get away and this place was beautiful and very inviting. It is rare that we can find a place for our family of 5 that is so spacious. Tons of amenities, right on the water and the kids loved the pool. Super friendly staff and if we needed something we had it in 10 minutes to our room. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful! 

- Anonymous

Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful Location!
Loved everything! The room, location, food, and staff were all perfect. The two bedroom suite we stayed in was so much better than the pictures showed it as. It was spacious and well laid out and had everything we needed. Our 4 year old loved the pool and water slide (as did we). The food in their restaurant was a little pricey but it was so good it was well worth it. The staff is absolutely fantastic. Very friendly and happy to help whenever we needed it. Would highly recommend! 

- Anonymous

West Kelowna Perfect Staycation
This resort has it all! Beach, Spa, Marina with rentals, Restaurant, Nice Rooms. Great Location. A real Hidden Gem. Great Breakfasts Brunch's and Dinners. You can pull up your boat and the staff will help tie it up then head in for a bite and a sip. Highly recommended. 

- Sean

Very Good
The service & cleanliness were very good. We enjoyed our stay at the facility. Room was done and cleaned to our satisfaction everyday. Food at the restaurant Bonfire was excellent. The staff were very accommodating. 

- Anonymous

Great Family Retreat
Stayed in a two-bedroom unit with my family. The room was great, lots of space for everyone. The property is well maintained and the rooms are clean. There is plenty to do on the property with a nice pool (two actually), spa, private movie theatre you can book, and a marina right on site. We will definitely be returning next year. 

- Scott

Heaven, a perfect stop
Room was perfect, very spacious, all amenities provided, laundry with powder, huge fridge, great view, quiet, beautiful grounds/gardens, room layout really nice, bathrobes... it was quite luxurious and for such great value. Restaurant food and menu was high quality. Staff ever helpful, friendly and take initiative to ensure you enjoy your stay. 

- Bianca

Loved it!
Would definitely recommend it to my family or friends, beautiful location and the room was clean and the view was amazing. The front desk staff was also very friendly and helpful, food at the restaurant was great too! No complaints at all. 

- Jenny S

Great Resort
Great resort! Great rooms, love the pool and views, but the staff are what is really exceptional!

- Chris F

Our Go-To Spot
We came to The Cove for our wedding anniversary and a birthday celebration for the week in April. The location of this resort is beautiful. Right on the lake, close to the boardwalk to walk the lakeshore road with our dog, walk the adjoining nut tree orchard, far enough away from town to be quiet, yet minutes away by car. Close to some of the major wineries. The resort is spotless, beautiful suites, and the staff in all areas that we came across so friendly and helpful. It will be our "Go to" spot when we head to the Okanagan Valley! As well one very large "PLUS" in our books, it is pet friendly! Yeah, our dog came with us on our anniversary week. 

- Jacqueline G

Mini moon
A surprise minimoon for my husband on our way home from getting married! The Cove completely exceeded our expectations! Very accommodating when our flights were delayed. We fully enjoyed our few quiet days together to wind down before returning to work. Very much looking forward to our next stay! 

- MH

Extended Our Stay
I went there with my family and 2 other friends with their families: we were planning to stay just one night but we couldn’t leave the day after, we had to spend one more night.

- Khaled M

Beautiful and Contemporary
In April my brother and sister and I traveled to Kelowna to spend a long weekend at The Cove for my sister’s birthday celebration. The accommodations were beautiful, contemporary and fresh, nestled in the most incredible private spot on the lake. The grounds meandering paths lead past the pool to the waters edge and beyond to the historical nut farm which provided such a great backdrop for photos. We had most of our evening meals right there in the dining room with the incredible staff even creating a special birthday dessert! Daytime excursions found us travelling only minutes in each direction to visit wineries, shopping, the casino and the suspension bridges. We had a fabulous time and hope to make this a yearly event! 

- Heather V

Great Place, Great Service, Great Everything!
My husband and I got married at The Cove in 2014 and we go back every year for our wedding anniversary. I couldn't say a bad word about it if I tried. It poured rain the day we got married making the beach a wet mess and I didn't have a back up plan. The Cove worked with a local events company to get a tent put up and other accommodations made ASAP day of. For our wedding anniversary each year they always congratulate us and have at least a card in our room. Whenever we have friends getting married or know people travelling to the Kelowna area we always recommend The Cove. I would give The Cove 10 stars if I could!

- Anonymous