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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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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Person at the front desk was very friendly and was very helpful with some suggestions and directions. Room was very clean, nothing fancy. Shared a table with other people at breakfast in the morning. Talked and laughed with them, can't ask for anything better.

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Troy, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here on a Tuesday night. It came to about $106 with tax, any other night is $68 or so, but was told because of the flea market it's higher rate. Still, the price is to high, especially since the flea market isn't anything special. The lady on the phone I made reservations with was very... More 

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent one night at Der Ruhe Blatz, travelling from Illinois to New York. Reception was super friendly and efficient, and the lady was quick to help out with recommended eateries in town. Our room was spotlessly clean with a little bar fridge, useful to stow some of the items we bought while traveling. A heater kept... More 

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Silver Creek
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice before and had exactly the same experience. The room was very clean and decorated in the sort of style you expect in Shipshewanna with heavy oak furniture. The staff are efficient,but not super friendly. It is quiet, comfortable and a great location for visiting the Amish country.

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NEW BREMEN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a 2 night stay in this quaint little motel with 5 other friends. There is a small social room where a nice breakfast is available. Which we also used in the evening to play cards & other games. There is furniture outside to enjoy the evening watching traffic & buggies go by. The rooms are nicely decorated with Amish... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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