Okanagan Oasis B&B is celebrating its 10th anniversary by receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.
The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 per cent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
This isn’t the first time owners Chris and Sheila Hawthorne have received accolades from TripAdvisor. In May of 2011 they were thrilled to have their bed and breakfast named by TripAdvisor as one of the “Top 10 to-die-for Inns and B&B’s” in the world in an email sent out to the thousands of TripAdvisor members worldwide.
They were listed as #3 behind a bed and breasfast in Scotland and an Inn in Massachusetts.
“We’re thrilled to get this recognition from TripAdvisor,” said owner Chris Hawthorne. “it really shows that we have set ourselves apart from the regular B&B experience.”
“We market ourselves as a mini-resort so that potential guests understand that they are welcome to enjoy the heated salt water pool, hot tub, and other amenities we offer so they don’t have to leave our property for the day if they don’t want to,” said Sheila Hawthorne. “Consequently we have many returning guests that spend one to two weeks with us to really enjoy a unique B&B resort experience.”
The Peachland bed and breakfast is already fully booked through mid-September and is starting to fill up for the 2013 season.
“Many guests book their vacation for the next year with us before they leave from their current stay,” said Chris. “And we’re finding many of them are now booking all of our rooms for their stay so they can come back and bring family or friends with them. When you only have 3 rooms it starts to fill up pretty quickly!”