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5405 Chimra Road, Panora, IA 50216 (Formerly Lakeside Inn)
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The Port on Lake Panorama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place has stunning view, good location for resturant and evening bar (be watned this isn't open during the daytime). There is a good sized pool for guests. The only downside was the housekeeping. The rooms were jnot cleaned and new towels were not provided in our rooms whilst we were there.

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Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I understand that as the only restaurant on the lake they can get away with high prices, but i went there with a group of 8 for an early dinner and almost every order was wrong. Three people got charged for two orders of cheese balls when only one order of cheese balls was actually ordered. An old fashion cocktail... More 

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Norwalk
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The room was nice and the view was beautiful, as all rooms face the Lake. The hotel was either very understaffed or the staff was not very efficient. The small breakfast area in the check in area still had the dirty dishes from the day before the next morning. The restaurant dinner and Sunday brunch were good, but had to... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Inn has a great location right on Lake Panorama and the rooms have small balconies and views overlooking the lake. The room was spacious, clean, and nicely furnished. That's the lovely part! The Limited starts with check-in. It took about 10-15 minutes to track down someone to check me in and I never saw anyone at the registration desk... More 

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Gladbrook, Iowa, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The room was nice & the view exceptional but everything else was poor! The 1 & only ice machine was broke. The connected restaurant wasn't open for breakfast & there was no complimentary breakfast w/your room at $150 per night! Not even lobby coffee & our machine didn't work in our room so had to go to Casey's for that.... More 

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Cherokee, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

3 couples went cycling on the RRVT multi-use trail. We chose this inn based on its proximity to the trail and the nice location near the lake. We were not disappointed even though we were a little apprehensive from the reviews. The rooms were clean and had large bathrooms. 2 had fireplaces. Nice gathering room overlooking the lake. Definitely will... More 

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Port Clinton OH
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is a small inn located in a quiet town on a quiet lake. We stayed here for 3 nights and had a room with two queen beds with a fireplace and a view of the lake. The room was good size and the bathroom was large. We had limited housekeeping one of the days meaning our bed was made... More 

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Panora, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

I'm moving to Panora from California, purchasing a home on Lake Panorama and needed a place to stay for a month or so. The Lakeside Inn is directley on the water, great veiw so I thought it was a perfect place, hotel gave me a discount for an extended stay. I checked in, I told the hotel mgr I would... More 

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Ryan K, Vice President at The Port on Lake Panorama, responded to this review

I was personally involved from the beginning with this guest. All I can say is I'm not surprised that this guest has chosen to write a negative review, however, please allow me to correct some of the areas of misinformation and then I will allow you, the prospective guest, to decide if I made the correct decision. First, it's important... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011 via mobile

I have stayed at a lot of hotels in my days and never stayed at a place like this... First off there is no one there at night???!!! What if there is a fire or emergency?? What if you get locked out??? Then my room had long hairs all over the bathroom floor and dead bugs all along the a/c... More 

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Ryan K, Vice President at The Port on Lake Panorama, responded to this review

As of May 2011 this property is under new management and the entire staff has been replaced. It is deeply concerning to read about this guest's experience and that is why the ownership and new management team has taken aggressive action to correct what you are reading here. All rooms have been deep cleaned from top to bottom, all sheets... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

I stayed at this Inn (not a B&B) for 3 different weeks on business. There is no hotel staff on duty after 5 PM. If you need something you have to contact the manager of the connecting restaurant. Out of my 1st 2 weeks the room was only made up 50% of the time, no amenities were ever replenished and... More 

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Ryan K, Vice President at The Port on Lake Panorama, responded to this review

Please allow me to share again that as of May 2011 this property is under new management and the entire staff has been replaced. This type of experience by a guest is why the ownership and new management team has taken aggressive action to correct what you are reading here. All rooms have been deep cleaned from top to bottom,... More 

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Additional Information about The Port on Lake Panorama

Address: 5405 Chimra Road, Panora, IA 50216 (Formerly Lakeside Inn)
Location: United States > Iowa > Panora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
The Port On Lake Panorama Panora, Iowa

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