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Honey Creek Resort State Park

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12633, Moravia, IA 52571
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Honey Creek Resort is located on Lake Rathbun in Appanoose County. The resort is LEED certified and beautiful! The staff is very friendly, the rooms are great, the restaurant and lounge are both great, with a large patio area overlooking the lake. There is a championship golf course on the property with GPS equipped carts and bent grass fairways. I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have visited the restaurant/bar several times in the past. Food is slightly above average, good variety of drinks and the staff is always very friendly. I stayed at the lodge for a business trip recently. The rooms are large and above average, clean, good condition with everything working. No refrigerator, no safe. I would happily stay here again. Positives:... More 

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st. charles, Iowa, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We are exacting and this venue was excellent. We will return. Spacious, clean & comfortable room with attention to detail, good food, very courteous staff, a variety of entertainment such as hiking, golfing, swimming, nature center, shopping for antiques nearby, quiet reading nooks with comfortable chairs, good pub & restaurant.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Honey Creek Resort is nicely done, with a very efficient and accommodating staff. The rooms are comfortable with above average furnishings. We went with our family for a winter getaway and spent time at the indoor water park. There is no outdoor water park, only the beach for summer water activities. The indoor park held the interest of our five... More 

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Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Although this lodge is fairly new, it conveys an atmosphere of the great old lodges with its fireplace in the lobby and high ceilings. Our standard room had a comfy bed. The lodge is part of the state park system and was built to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. I understand why low-flow toilets were installed, but I hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our family's first visit here and we look forward to coming back in the summer or fall. We had a king suite and found our room spacious. The decor is nicer than the typical hotel and it is a very pretty place. Yes I wish there was a fridge in the room like everyone else but we read reviews and... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Spent Valentine weekend here with the "romance package". Very nice! We will be back! We want to see the lake in the summer and the trees in the fall. Staff was great, room was great. An overall great place!

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Centerville, Iowa, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We were at the resort for the Christmas lunch. I am not sure I can call it that as it was the worst experience I have had in a long time. Not only was the all the food cold but the buffet was not attended very well. The mashed potatoes were like yesterdays leftover, Salmon hat tasted like dried out... More 

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This year our family decided to take the stress our of Thanksgiving and all get together at this resort. We rented two cabins, a one bedroom loft and a two bedroom two bath cabin. Both cabins were nicely appointed with wi fi, flat screen TV's and full kitchens. Both had a sleeper sofa and the one bedroom loft had a... More 

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Lancaster, WI
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My daughter & I stayed here for a wedding. The resort looks very nice but that's where it ends. They seem to spend very little with maintenance & upkeep in the hotel. Not worth the price at all. One of the queen beds in our room was actually broken!! When you sat on it or laid down on it or... More 

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