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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

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1195 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Was unaware that the doors to the rooms were outside, traveling alone as a woman, it made me nervous, very sparse with the furniture, just a wooden chair to sit on, room was almost too clean, smelled of harsh chemicals....then went to take a shower and reached up for the shampoo and there was black hair on it....needless to say,... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The rooms were very clean and smell great. The cost was very inexpensive and it is close to downtown. It has friendly staff and always there if you need something. It is nice to have a hotel where you can see and hear the horses going down the street.

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Windsor
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed here, the first was quite a few years ago. It is clean, comfortable, and very inexpensive. There is a continental breakfast with great coffee and waffles if you like. The beds are comfy, the water is hot in the shower, a microwave, mini fridge, and this place is CLEAN. There really is... More 

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Austin, TX
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The rooms are plain and very clean. Basic hotel and priced accordingly. Love the fact they allow pets. They have microwaves and frig in rooms. The low rating is mainly due to the owner. Very unfriendly and surly and we didnt even have an issue or complaint. He just doesnt seem to welcome the business. the breakfast they offer is... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stayed the first weekend in October. Just an overnight stay. Very clean, which was appreciated! Just outside of town so the location was more than convenient. Rooms are pretty quiet and there is enough parking to park right outside of your room. The only downfall was the mattress was not the most comfortable.

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Caneyville
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The rooms were super clean. They hadn't just been gone over and sprayed to smell clean. The lighting was bad. The over head light was not significant to work by. You had to use the bedside light which kept the person in bed awake. There were not enough electrical outlets, they had a power strip on one outlet. There was... More 

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Wyoming, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a 4 day stay in Shipshewana and spent our nights here. The rooms are newly renovated and very clean and well maintained as they always have been. We look forward to next year's stay. Thanks Andy and Dixie for operating such a clean well kept motel, making our stay very homey.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is an older property. The rooms have everything that you need and are comfortable. There is free WiFi, which I found to be spotty, HD TV (limited channel selection), microwave, refrigerator, iron and ironing board. The bathroom is a bit small, but there is a bathtub. The bed is comfortable. The room is very clean and quiet. The location... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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208 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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