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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

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1195 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Like everyone else, it seems, the first thing I noticed about Der Ruhe Blatz on both my visits (July 2014 and June 2015) was the extreme cleanliness of the rooms. They really take excellent care of the place, and the care shows. The rooms are well equipped with fridge and microwave, and they recently did some remodeling (new floors in... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Traveling alone this past May I booked a room at the Der Ruhe Blatz, in Shipshewana, Ind. First thing, when I walked into the room was that it smelled so very clean!!! I read that the building and all the furnishings were built by local Amish and it was cozy and safe and lovely! Free Wi-Fi, I was able to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Thinking this would be run by Amish and have a good breakfast was very upsetting. The manager was a foreign person who spoke questionable English. We had to eat our breakfasts uptown. Very small - will not return.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hotel was clean, but rooms very small. No extras and also poor breakfast selection.Amish do not own this Hotel.The Hotel was overall quiet, and a good place to rest. Language barrier with Front Desk Staff.

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Aurora Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A Motel with memories of motels from our childhood. Chairs outside to watch the buggies. Very clean rooms. Reasonable price. Continental breakfast in the main office. Quiet even though located on the main street. Definitely recommend!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Convenient location for a Shipshewana stay. Right on the main highway. Clean, simple room. Last redecoration probably 20 years ago, although bathroom has been updated. Complementary breakfast was mainly carbs, so don't plan on it meeting your needs if you need to watch carbs. Priced for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After a Stephen Kingeske type mother-in-law visit to a Chicago assisted living center, we left for home (Beavercreek Twp., Ohio). Because our vacation was skewed once again toward family, we wanted to squeeze in one more day of a real vacation. At our Chicago hotel was a brochure mentioning an Amish village in Indiana. So we decided to stop in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This motel is clean and close to town. The front desk staff is friendly but doesn't really understand American culture. I'm curious to know what tomorrow's breakfast will bring. The lighting in the room is very poor; one bulb over the bed. Small refrig and microwave in room. Not a lot of upscale amenities.

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Middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed in room 125. The room was clean and quite. Good location, Workers very friendly. The price was reasonably priced. I was very impressed with how well kept up it is. I would stay there again. Great place

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is our fourth stay at is motel . It is very clean and quite. The manager is very friendly and helpful. Every time we go that direction we will stay their. It is in a good location to see all the Dutch Amish people.

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