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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

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7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an adult, my criteria for a place like this is a bit different than my three kids (13, 11, and 9). For them, there is only one criteria..."Awesomeness." Kalahari knocked it out of the park on that scale (according to them) with great attractions and an immense layout. My criteria is more along the lines of cleanliness, value, and... More 

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CONNECTICUT
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Your typical resort with an indoor water park. Although the water park was the largest we've been too. Pool water was excessively warm and the chlorine smell was overwhelming inside. Room was nice two queen beds, sleeper sofa, fire place and balcony. Room air conditioning sucked. Despite repeated requests to have it looked at room was usually 76 degrees with... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in one of the Lodge Suites and it was fantastic. Lots of space and a great balcony view of the pool area. The food here was pretty good and the service was very friendly. There are lots of kids here, so if you are looking for a quiet atmosphere, forget it. The walls are thin, but they ask... More 

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Resort was very well maintained and the clean. We stayed in the Nomad Room and the room itself was very nice but we had six in the family and the pullout bed is not a feasible option. I would like to see a different setup for groups of six. The staff was really nice from check in to check out.... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for this great feedback and I will be sure to pass your recommendations about our room set up and wavepool tubes on to our team! We greatly appreciate the feedback so we can make sure your next stay with us is flawless. I am very happy that your stay with us was overall a great trip and I... More 

Park Hills, KY (just outside Cincinnati)
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were heading up to Cedar Point for a day or two and had originally planned on staying at the Fairfield Inn as usual. Kalahari had a "Beat the Clock" sale for a room cheaper then FFI so I canceled and rebooked! We spent the 23rd at Cedar Point and checked into Kalahari around 6pm while taking a break from... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for trying our resort out and leaving this feedback for us! The Beat the Clock deal you were able to take advantage of was an amazing deal, I am so glad the date worked out for you! I am sorry about the time it took to check-in, this does sound out of the norm and should not be... More 

Michigan
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If good is the enemy of great, then average and overpriced is a low bar indeed. Staff were not bad but did nothing to make us feel good, like say hello or good morning with a smile. Overall the place was not cleaned very well. The biggest positive was our check in person who made sure that we had enough... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the waterpark & found your balcony relaxing in the evening. I will be sure to forward your comments to our management team to assist in creating a better guest experience. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the... More 

Brooklin, Canada
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay, and it won’t be our last! After a long 6-hour drive to the resort, check-in was extremely smooth and we were upgraded from a Hut Room to a Nomad Room. The room was perfect, clean and well situated centrally within the resort. We had an outdoor waterpark view and it was perfect! The beds were... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and leaving us all of this great and useful feedback! I would like to apologize for the buffet being closed during your entire stay with us, I certainly hope when you visit again that you will get the opportunity to experience that again. I will make sure to pass all... More 

Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First impressions of the hotel were good! Looks very pretty from the road. We were greeted by bellhops who were very kind and willing to lend a hand. There was no line for check in. The woman who checked us in, Sonya, wasn’t very pleasant and was still in training. We found out that you need to get new water... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Hello! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to review us & provide suggestions to improve our service & resort. I apologize for the situation you had with the TV in your room & can understand how frustrating that must have been. I am happy to hear that everyone enjoyed the buffet at the Great Karoo. Please know... More 

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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to Kalahari many times and I'm going again in another week with a girlfriend and her daughters for their very first time!! Service at check in is awesome. The rooms are always clean and pretty large. First time we went we had the lodge suite. Nice but not necessary for the 4 of us. I highly recommend a... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, we cannot wait to have you back!! Thank you for writing this review and letting us know of your overall past experiences. It is great to have you back so often and we are so happy to know that you love it here! I hope you have a blast when you visit us in a week! More 

Mesquite, Texas
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 2 grandchildren, ages 13 & 10 for a 5 day stay, checking in on Monday, July 20th. The check in line was long but moved quickly. I was told that we would have to come back to the desk on Wednesday and Friday for new wristbands which seemed like an inconvenience since this is a large resort... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! So glad that you and your family had such a great time on vacation. I am sorry that you had to get new wristbands twice as this was an inconvenience for you; I will make sure to pass this feedback on to our team. Thank you so much for leaving us these comments from your experience and we... More 

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