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Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort

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Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

The place itself is a bit dingy. We stayed in a Loft Suite on Friday and then a Condo with friends Saturday. It worked out $230 for room then $170 a couple for a three bed condo. I suppose they can get away with it because there is no competition. I felt ripped off and would stay in Medicine Hat...

5Thank Sihogg
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

We're a family of four, two girls aged 8 and 5. We stayed in a standard lodge room with two queen beds on a military rate. Room: clean, tidy and spotless. Beds were very comfortable, plenty of TV channels, TV could do with an update. Bathroom was lovely. Microwave, coffee maker and sink. No crockery or cutlery. Ground floor with...

1Thank Rob P
Reviewed 30 November 2014

My husband and I have stayed here twice before, the last time being a few years ago. We went to Elkwater for a 'romantic get away' and snowshoe, cross country ski etc. We rented our usual fireplace suite at the lodge and based our expectations on our prior experiences.. when we entered the hotel we expected the usual warm welcoming...

9Thank Adridaws
Reviewed 20 October 2014

This building is only ten years old, but is already showing wear and tear. I made the comment in the lobby that they had decorated for halloween, but the cobwebs were real. There are ridges in the carpet so large they pose a trip hazard. The restaurant is closed and has been for some time. They claim it is "under...

6Thank Justin M
Reviewed 10 October 2014

I would not call this a "Resort" but a motel with minimal amenities, not as clean as it could be and understaffed. Nobody is manning reception at night, and during the 3 days we stayed there, the reception seemed understaffed with guests waiting in line constantly. The "Resort" had no restaurant or facility that would provide any food whatsoever. A...

6Thank Datschie
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I have stayed at the Lodge several times. I find it very clean, comfortable, quiet and restful. Staff are very competent, caring and knowlegable. Very nice swimming pool and hot tub. Good value. During the summer months, there are numerous trails to hike, the beach is vewry nice. It does lack 'on the beach' amenities like they used to have,ie....

Thank Bev D
BC, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We had only booked one night, and from the rate charged and location had expected something like one of Canada's grand old park hotels, but instead got motel hell. To start with, the room was so badly lit that one could hardly see in the sink/microwave alcove, one of the beds smelled bad and had a ripped sheet, and although...

8Thank SojournerBC
Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I had researched the lodge and town and saw that it was limited. The 12-34 restaurant and gas station was about the only thing going. But for a natural beauty and solitude, this is the place. I crossed the border at Wild Horse. After 50 miles of rolling plains, and nothing else, Elkwater was a welcome sight. I stayed in...

1Thank Clg131
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We arrived at the Lodge just after the long weekend in September. We were advised that the restaurant was closed and had been for some time. How unusual to close one of the only restaurants in this village in the height of the summer tourist season. The umbrellas and tables were still up and we were told it was under...

6Thank Irene P
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I can confirm other guests experience. The management here is extremely rude and takes advantage of the fact that they are the only hotel in the area. When we arrived late in the evening the price was all of a sudden substantially higher than what I had been told on the phone earlier and when I complained about that I...

4Thank danish_kauboy

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Additional Information about Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort

Address: 401 4th Street, Elkwater, Alberta T0J 1C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Elkwater
Price Range: RM507 - RM907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Most of the condos have a view of trees and hills, while the hotel rooms look out onto the street or at the condos.”
 of 5 bubbles JPD1957, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room in the lodge with a deck is a great place for morning coffee.”
 of 5 bubbles solo-traveller1209, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the rooms with the mezzanine bedroom and fully equipped kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles 567patriciah, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the lodge rooms - not cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles StephH236, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Loft suite is amazing quiet”
 of 5 bubbles _engel_creations, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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