Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: August 21, 2015

The Hungry Chef Pizzas & Craft Beer: “Great place to have lunch”

Reallly loved this place. We had lunch here on a very rainy day, so unfortunately we had to sit inside. The terrace looked lovely though. The restaurant has the feel of a wooden mountain cabin.

I had the falafel wrap and my boyfriend went for the spicy chicken fettuccini. Both dishes were great. Really loved my wrap which came with a small salad. Everything was really fresh. Portions were more than big enough. We paid 50 Canadian dollar for our meal (tips not included).

The Hungry Chef Pizzas & Craft Beer, 140 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada
+1 604-796-2483

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about The Hungry Chef Pizzas & Craft Beer also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 5/5.

The Copper Room: “Expectations not met”

I had heard so many great things about this restaurant, that my expectations were probably too high. Granted the food is ok, but really not exceptional. The dishes are very classic and presented without much imagination. Service is decent, but some small details are overlooked (for example, the cutlery wasn’t taken away after the first course).

I was a bit disappointed that they added a sugar cube to my champagne cocktail with brandy, but I guess that’s their interpretation of the recipe. The rusty nail my boyfriend ordered was really nice though. The wine was also nice.

During dinner a live band played some classics and some couples danced on the dance floor. All the tables are arranged around the dance floor. The music was a little bit ‘golden oldies’ for me and sometimes just a touch too loud. The atmosphere as a whole felt dated to me.

All in all we had a nice evening, although we felt the price was too high for the food served.

The Copper Room, 100 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada
+1 604-796-2244

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about The Copper Room also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa: “Mixed feelings”

To be honest, we left Harrison Hot Springs Resort with mixed feelings. Loved the hot pools, but the hotel itself feels dated and could use a make-over.

The foyer of the hotel is really bombastic and dark, not really my thing. Our room turned out to be a disappointment. The bathroom looked old and worn out and just wasn’t very clean (I found dark hairs on the floor everywhere). The wallpaper was old and dirty, the curtains felt like from another century and the bed was very small. All the furniture in the room had marks from heavy use and were clearly past their prime. The whole room could use a make-over.

The room did not have airconditioning, but the ceiling fan was enough to keep us cool (it wasn’t very warm when we stayed here). The room we stayed in was very noisy. You could hear every noise in the hallway and also the noises in the nearby rooms. The hotel has a strict policy that you should be quiet after 23u, which is totally understandable when your rooms are clearly not noise proof.

The breakfast was nice though, with lots of hot and cold options to choose from. Although I found a hair in the dried fruit the first day. Seems like unwanted hair is a bit of a problem in this hotel. I have to say I really loved the made to order omelet. The old man who made my omelet made me laugh by repeating the same joke over and over again to every customer that asked for an omelet. Love when somebody poors his heart and soul in his job.

I really loved the pools though. It was lovely relaxing in the hot pools during our stay. There were lots of people in the pools, but it never felt too crowded. The outside pools were beautiful. We enjoyed the view on the surrounding mountains. The hot pools were the mean reason why we stayed in Harrison Hot Springs Resort, so I’m glad they didn’t disappoint. I also got a pedicure in the Spa. The girl who took care of my feet was absolutely lovely and I was very happy with the result.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada

Stayed July 2015. You can find my review about Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa also on TripAdvisor. My scores: location 5/5, rooms 2/5, service 5/5.