Imagine visiting a hotel that’s all about rebelling against the ordinary.
When breezing through the front doors, you feel like you’ve entered a magical world where it’s okay to channel your inner child.
We’re talking about a three-story waterslide that gets your adrenaline pumping, and a room designed for dancing to your favourite beats with your best friends. That’s not to mention sumptuous food and a fully-decked out ping pong lounge.
You don’t have to imagine anymore. Welcome to Hotel Zed.
This place is an Instagrammer’s paradise – in fact, TripAdvisor calls Hotel Zed one of the most Instagrammable hotels in the world. At their two locations in BC (one in Kelowna and one in Victoria), you’ll feel like you’re on a rollercoaster ride of activities, creating shareable moments and memories you’ll never forget. Tip: Snap tons of rainbow-coloured photos that will make your stay especially Insta-worthy.
What really gets people when they visit Hotel Zed is the bright colour palette and non-stop fun – which continues into its rooms, of course. For starters, you can take retro board games to your suite for those nights when you’d like to just hang out. And there are even comic books in every room, along with retro rotary dial phones that actually work!
To experience that extra bit of retro attitude, hit the typewriter stations in the lobby. Type up a postcard to a friend (in case they miss your Instagram updates) before flipping through the hotel’s vinyl collection. From the Bee Gees to the Rolling Stones, they’ve got you covered.
One of the best features of any hotel is its pool, and this is an area where both Hotel Zed locations overdeliver.
Imagine soaking up the Kelowna sunshine in a seasonal outdoor pool during the day and soaking in a hot tub under the evening’s starlit sky.
In Victoria, the incredible three-story Zedinator gives guests the ultimate theme-park feel. We’re talking about the hotel’s bright pink waterslide that needs to be conquered with your friend – giving you the ultimate excuse to feel like a kid all over again.
Speaking of feeling like a kid, one of the most brag-worthy rooms at Hotel Zed has to be the ping-pong lounge. Challenge your partner to a little one-on-one or grab some friends for an epic tournament. Or, if you’d rather stick to the sidelines, you’ll find colouring books for both children and adults. What’s not to love?
Once you’re ready to explore your surroundings, rent a bike (there are also tandem bikes, roller skates, long boards, and more) from Hotel Zed to make your way around town. Need an energy boost before hitting the town? Hit up the free coffee bar in the lobby.
At night, the energy only amps up at Hotel Zed. The Kelowna hotel offers guests the chance to experience a mini disco with a fog machine! Complete with karaoke and a plug-in cord for your phone (so you can make sure your favourite song gets sung), this is the perfect place for your friends to unleash their inner ABBA and jam to their favourite tunes. Afterwards, hang on the rooftop patio and lounge beside the fire pit for all those chill-out vibes.
It’s obvious that you’re getting a completely unique experience at Hotel Zed, but you can make it even cooler if you’re staying at the Victoria location, where you can rent the Zedstream vintage Airstream trailer that will give you a unique and unforgettable overnight experience.
And for the complete hospitality experience, visit Hotel Zed Victoria’s Ruby Restaurant, offering the best in elevated breakfast offerings… and rotisserie chicken! That’s not to mention favourite local beers, wines, and craft cocktails.
Ready to plan your getaway at Hotel Zed? It’s easy – just visit hotelzed.com to book your stay today. Hotel Zed will provide a $10 off its best available rate for stays until April 30. All you have to do is use the promo code ‘HIVE‘ at the checkout, an exclusive discount code for Daily Hive readers.
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