Manteo Resort is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. It is minutes from downtown and of course the many wineries in the area. M and stayed here during our road trip across BC for one night. We were looking for a place that had a great view and right on the water.
Manteo Resort offers a “no surprise fee guarantee”, so there are no extra charges for use of amenities, local phone calls, internet, national newspapers and parking. All the parking is outside of the hotel in the rear. When you check-in, they will provide you with a parking pass for your stay.
M and I arrived here 45 minutes early for the check-in at 4pm. They checked us in right away and told us they would give us a call when our room was ready. This wasn’t a problem at all since they had a mini beach that we could relax as we sat on their huge colourful chairs as we waited.
15 minutes later they told us our room was ready.
M and I stayed in the one bedroom premium suite with a lake view. It can fit up to 4 people.
All the rooms have:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen TVs
- Duvets, feather beds and feather pillows
- Alarm clocks with iPod docking stations
- In-room safes
- Daily newspaper delivery
- Discounted hotel breakfasts at Smack DAB
This particular room also has:
- Private bedroom with a King size bed
- Living room with double pullout sofa
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
- Private balcony
- Business desk
- iPod docking station and iPod stereo
At first glance, the decor is a bit dated and all the furniture doesn’t exactly match. I have a feeling the colour of the couch and the blue chair is supposed to mirror their logo as it has blue, red and yellow.
The living room is spacious and great if you have kids.
Their iPod docking stereo is now outdated too. You can only use it on the older generation iPhones. You can also put in a CD if you happen to have one with you.
There’s a kitchen with a stove, microwave, a refrigerator and a Keurig. It’s convenient if you want to cook. For us, it wasn’t really needed since we spent our time eating out at the restaurants in the area. I can see how this would be great if you had kids with you or staying here for more than a night.
They have coffee and tea pods for the Keurig.
They even dropped off some cookies after we got into our room. A nice touch.
The only thing that bothered me about the dining area are the abundance of chairs in the suite. A bit much for the 2 of us, but if we had other people on this trip or kids, I think it would be handy.
From the living room, you can get to the balcony. It has a great view of the Okanagan Lake.
The bedroom has a king sized bed and looks more modern that the living room area.
There’s also a flat screen tv with cable. We spend most of our time watching Food Network.
Pretty basic washroom with one sink in this area.
There is a bath and shower combo.
The products that they have are from h2o+, which is a pretty good brand.
You can section off the bathroom from the toilet room with a sliding door. It’s good for letting others use the toilet when someone is in the shower. This also has its own separate sink.
While you are here, make sure you walk along the dock during the day or night. It takes you pretty far out into the lake, so great for taking photos of the area.
At night, I was able to catch the Super ‘Blood’ Moon at the docks.
Smack Dab is the restaurant inside Manteo Resort and they are open for breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. They serve up new style classics with bolder flavours. You can grab a drink inside or be sitting outside in the patio. They have a good selection of craft beer with 12 on tap and 20 by the bottle. A good way to celebrate BC and what we make here locally. Don’t worry they also have wine and cocktails too.
They also have a private dining room that seats up to 22 people. Great for large groups if you are here for a family get-together or birthday party.
Not quite sure what else to do here? They have indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, kids waterpark, saunas, movie theatre, fitness centre, tennis court, 9 hole putting green, playground, private beach and boat moorage.
Thats a lot of things you can do especially keep the kids entertained or to keep yourself relaxed.
Overall, our stay was great. It was right between downtown and Summer Hill Pyramid Winery. The service was good, beds were comfy, strong wifi signal and it has a fantastic view. The only 2 things that would have been improved would be an update on the living rooms decor, also the cable would cut out a bit in the evenings.
3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna BC