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7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
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  • Location
    4 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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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kalahri Resort is quite impressive with their water work parks inside and out. From pools and slides for little ones, relaxing lazy river, hot tubs to huge slides and rubber raft rides, it is a blast. I am a 60 year old grandmother and I did my best to keep up with my 10 and 12 year old grandsons while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just came back on Aug.18 for a quick getaway. Stayed at Great Bear Wolf Lodge and checked out early due to uncleanness of lodge room and small Waterpark area. Would highly recommend Kalahari Resort to anyone making a trip to Sandusky in the future. Lots to do and great place to stay! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Price was... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1st visit and it was awesome! We had a lodge and two huts all connecting. We cooked our own meals. Staff were extremely nice and attentive. Rooms were clean, kitchen was fully stocked with cookware ,utensils, and dishes. Water park was awesome....fun for all ages. My family will definitely make this an annual trip! Can't wait until next year!

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

I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your first trip to Kalahari. The Indoor waterpark is really a beautiful sight to see. When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed by all of the slides and attractions we offer. The Lodge Suite is a nice suite to have because it includes a full kitchen! I'm glad to hear the room was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Kalahari in Sandusky. Our suite was lovely, clean, spacious and well-stocked. We loved the waterpark, the food was great, and the staft was helpful, efficient and friendly.

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

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to review your stay. Our rooms are usually pretty spacious and I'm glad to hear your suite was clean and big for you. I'm also pleased to hear that you had a great time in the waterpark and enjoyed the food options we offer. Take care and we'll see you back... More

Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 4th time I have taken the family here for our time together with all the kids and grandkids. We always have the 12 person - 3 bedroom suite and another 4 person room so all 16 of us can be together. Booking well in advance helps as we always have the rooms right next to each other.... More

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

Hi Lori. I am so thrilled to hear that everyone in your party has enjoyed the last 4 visits to our Resort. We pride ourselves in offering slides and attractions for guests of all ages. I am glad you love the suite that you usually stay in and that you recommend us as a place for a family gathering. Thanks... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WAY over crowded! There is enough hotel rooms to not have day pass people as well, that's just being greedy and not caring about your hotel guests. The check in process was a nightmare, long lines, no luggage carts, I had to roam the hallways looking for them, who ever is in charge of bringing them back to the lobby... More

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

We most certainly can't thank you enough for being our guest & taking a moment to share your experience, however, I am deeply disappointed to hear that we did not live up to our expectations, nor provide you with the experience you deserve during your visit here. I would like to apologize for the disappointments you experienced during your stay.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste you money at any other waterpark! Kalahari is by far the best indoor outdoor waterpark! Everything from the rooms to the exceptional tasty food is top notch👌& worth very penny! I highly recommend booking the 2 rm suites or the nomad along with a package that includes dinning! You will be glad you did!

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

Hi Sonia. Thank you so much for the great review. We are honored that you chose us for your favorite waterpark in the greater Sandusky area. I am glad to see that the Nomad Rooms and Two Room Suites are nice and comfortable for ya. The package deals that we offer on our website are a great way to experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the pleasure to stay at the Kalahari resort for three days for a student leadership conference. The rooms were great. I love the village style suites. Especially the room service employees Erdis and Tammy!

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

Hi Don! Thank you for taking the time to make such a nice review. The Village Suite, with the full kitchen, is a bonus to have when visiting. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time with us. I will pass on your notes about Erdis & Tammy in Housekeeping. Thanks again and we hope to see you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just phoned their reservations to book an expensive suite room. Thought it would be nice to break up our drive from Eastcoast to the Midwest and give my children a memorable experience. I spoke to a girl about arranging a late check out. She was unwilling to sympathize or assist with my issue, which was that we were coming... More

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

Hello, I can certainly understand your frustration with trying to secure a late checkout to ensure that you & your family have adequate time to enjoy the waterpark. I apologize that you felt that the reservation agent was unwilling & unsympathetic with your situation. Our reservation agents are unfortunately unable to grant a late check out, because at the point... More

Monclova, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trip for daughter and her friends was fun.. Lifeguards attentive, location , rooms clean ..even checked in early to a very friendly staff. Lines long for some tides, but to be expected. Enjoyed staying as long as we wanted after check-out the following day. Burgers and fries ok, ice cream was good. Reserve was ok, Nothing special. Overall a great... More

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

Hi Keith. I am so thrilled that you, your daughter, and her friends all had a wonderful time at Kalahari. It's a bonus that you were able to check-in early! I'm glad to hear you had such a great overall time with us and the kids had a great time. Take care and we hope to see you back again... More

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  • Water park(134)
  • Wave pool(53)
  • Hot tub(39)
  • Very nice(38)
  • Great time(33)
  • Lazy river(26)
  • Long lines(14)
  • Friendly and helpful(13)
  • Hut rooms(13)
  • Cedar Point(11)

Additional Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Address: 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Kalahari Hotel Ohio
Kalahari Waterpark Sandusky
Kalahari Resort Sandusky Oh
Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Sandusky
Kalahari Water Park
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Sandusky, Ohio

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky provides water parks, Safari Outdoor Adventure Park, indoor/outdoor water park, catering/wedding facilities, spa, salon, fitness training in fitness center, dining options, and more.Over 850 beautifully appointed authentic African-themed guest rooms and suites offer coffeemaker, vacation sized refrigerator, microwave, free high speed Internet access, voice mail, TV, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, pay per view movies, and much more. ... more   less 
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