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Granlibakken Tahoe

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725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there last December and loved it. We would definitely stay there again. The breakfast was a buffet with lots of food. The dinning room was nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and courteous.There were a place right across the parking lot where we could rent skies.

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

We are grateful for your review! Thank you for telling other trip advisor readers about your experience at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our breakfast buffet is a full spread of hearty and delicious food. Our staff is one of the best parts about Granlibakken. Many staff members have been with us for over 20 years. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I started a very strict diet right before coming to a conference at granlibakken. I thought I would need to go into town and find a grocery store and buy my own food for a few days, but they were able to accommodate me incredibly well. There was another woman with a severe allergy to garlic at the conference and... More 

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Franciscan Lake... L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your experience here at Granlibakken Tahoe as a conference guest. Our head chef is amazing and extremely accommodating to food allergies or restricted diets. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and your stay! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Arlington, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in room 35A. It had too much furniture clutter to the point where it was impossible to move around comfortably. It was littered with tchotchkies and other people's stuff. The drawers and cabinets had many personal belongings including astroglide (ewww), old tiles, etc. The drain in the sink was broken, the controls on the shower were backwards, the... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you found your room to be less than satisfactory. We are glad that you enjoyed the resort and our delicious food. We would love to talk to you more about your room so that we may inform the homeowner of all of the issues. We do not find what you... More 

Wimauma, Florida, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely resort style property within two miles of downtown Tahoe City. Spa onsite. The food is outstanding! The chef worked in Vegas and cooked for the stars, including Elvis! Buffet breakfasts vary somewhat daily. Nice selection. During the off season, you will need to eat lunch and dinner in town. There is a cafe cart with soup... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our delicious food and onsite spa. Gran Spot has yummy snacks, wraps, specialty coffee drinks, beer & wine. We do not have elevators but are able to help guests to their rooms if anyone should require assistance. We are... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay here in summer every year, (work and pleasure) and it continues to please. I describe the style as Swiss, it looks very alpine to me with cedar siding and access to the ski runs (which we don't get to see with snow). Rooms are spacious and well designed. We had the (adult) kids stay with us last year... More 

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Granlibakken L, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! We couldn't be more thrilled to hear that you continue coming back to Granlibakken Tahoe year after year. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you again and please let us know if we can offer you any assistance on your next visit. More 

Farmersville, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very unique property. It is only minutes from Lake Tahoe but it seems a world away. This resort/retreat center is tucked up in a peaceful wooded area. We enjoyed a two bedroom suite. It was loft style lodge. The beds were very comfortable and slept well. We spent a lot of time on the deck listening to... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Wow we are loving the pictures you posted, amazing shots of our beautiful property! You have also described our property perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and trip advisor readers. Granlibakken has a truly magical setting that feels so peaceful and serene. We are happy that you were able to relax and listen... More 

Rancho Murieta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Spent 5 days here. Everyone we had contact with was friendly and helpful. Rooms are privately owned condos. Ours was comfortable and decorated in a forest decor. Breakfast was included and good.The location is very close to downtown Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe. Did not lack for things to do. Tennis, hiking, bikes, and a pool. We will be back... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Tahoe City! Sounds like you had no shortage of activities. Thank you for sharing what a wonderful time you had at our resort. We'd love to have you back! There are still a few new things you can experience on our property such as our... More 

Placerville, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Recently attended a conference at Granlibakken. The location and layout of this place is wonderful. The food was excellent. Every meal was well planned and a large variety of choices including veggie options. I used the pool and exercise facilities while there. Pool and dressing rooms were clean and pool was heated nicely. The exercise room needs updating with some... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We are so pleased that you found some time to play while you were here! Our location in a secluded 74 acre valley with Tahoe City and a number of other attractions close by is really wonderful for guests looking for some peace quiet while still enjoying the all that Tahoe has to offer.... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed in a standard room in this hotel. Basically the standard room is across the what they call a studio and the two together have common entrance and make a suite. I was surprised by how small the standard room was. So much so that you can only access the bed from one side (it had two double beds).... More 

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Our standard rooms are a bit on the small side, but they are a good size for 1-2 people. Our coffee and a lot of our breakfast items are organic and locally produced when possible. Our location close to Tahoe City means that there are plenty of options for dining and entertainment... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was a nice hotel with a rustic atmosphere. A bit noisy if you have upstairs guests. Rooms was nice and clean. The front staff was outstanding and veery accommodating! Food service was very good! Overall a great experience!

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Granlibakken Tahoe with us! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience, and that the food service and front desk staff went above and beyond for you. We look forward to hosting you at Granlibakken Tahoe the next time your are in the area! More 

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