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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

1195 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Shipshewana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013
Beverley S Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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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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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The room was very clean and the decor and furniture was really great. It is in a great position for exploring the area. We were unlucky to have a loud snorer in the next room so didn't sleep well. Also breakfast could have been a little better according to other reviews. There was only cereal and toast ,with a few... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We initially looked at Der Ruhe Blatz based on the price and then we looked at other reviews. We were surprised to see that this hotel gets such good reviews for being so cheap. We booked the room and we were happy to see that it was as good as everyone else says it is. Just know that if you... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This place was clean. It was quiet. It was inexpensive. Under $75. Average was under $65 for a queen bed. All no smoking inside. Nice breakfast. Waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal and juice. Coffee or hot tea for breakfast til they locked the office for the night. The lady who owned the place was very accommodating. We needed to leave... More

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Wyoming, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Visited this motel again this year in September and as always everything was great. Had no complaints what so ever. Am looking forward to next year already. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and all appliances in the rooms are clean as well. The housekeeping staff are very trustworthy and keep the rooms very... More

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Lapeer, MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We've stayed at this motel several times and have never had a bad experience. The rooms are filled with beautiful Amish made furniture. The beds are exceptionally comfortable. We like that you can park in front of your room. There's an ample comp b'fast served in their lobby area. Seating is limited to 12-14 but we had no problems finding... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was our first time staying here.The price was right and the room was nice, and very close to everything! We were towards the front with parking right out side our door. The refrigerator was not very cold, and there was no air on when we got there so room was hot. Did'nt like that the office closed at night... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have stayed at three other motels in Shipshewana and have paid dearly for them. This time we decided that all we needed was a clean comfortable room for two nights. We had that and much more. We loved the old motel design where you park 4 feet from your room. How convenient is that? The bathroom was pristine and... More

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Rome, Italy
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197 reviews 197 reviews
44 hotel reviews
997 helpful votes 997 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

we spent in this motel 2 nights . we paid 65$ tax incl for night for 2 queen bed room. the room was quite huge and clean, the motel is a little bit out from Shipshewana but in any case you always need the car so don't matter. considering the prices other motels asked for a double room this one... More

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our third trip to this cute little motel just outside of town and near the flea market that has made Shipshewana so famous, and we were not disappointed. A hot breakfast has been added since our last visit, the rooms are still beautiful and clean, and the price is easily the best in town. It is built the old-fashioned way... More

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Howland, Texas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice simple room that was perfect for a stopover. Breakfast was typical but was ready on time and everything was hot. We filled up at the farmer's market later. Very nice people run the hotel and it shows. Air Conditioner didn't really cool the room off and I had it turned all the way down.

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Address: 1195 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Location: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Shipshewana
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built by 16 Amish families it's called the "The Rest Place" and with all there is to see and do in our quaint little town, you'll be ready to kick off your shoes at the end of the day and settle in for a quiet night. Each of the 30 rooms feature all oak furniture built by the local Amish families. ... more   less 
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