We recently stayed four nights in the "hotel" section. The poster previous to me pretty much nailed it, but to summarize:
1. Room was adequate, but pretty clean. Our refrigerator made a whining noise, so I had to keep whacking it to make it stop. We told the front desk, but no one ever came to fix it. The bathroom has no fan, so it always got very foggy.
2. Front desk person at check in was less than stellar. Our room wasn't ready, and she could have just said that, which would have been fine since we were early, but we got a whole story about housekeeping instead. Tried to ask about whether the hotel was full the night after our stay in case we wanted to stay an extra night, but we had to ask several ways to get it across.
3. Nice that there is coffee in the morning and ice water later by the front door.
4. The restaurant is old (and separate from the hotel, in the theater building, although there is a covered walkway). I was told they are redoing it next year. Contrary to some other reviews, I thought the food there was pretty good. We had breakfast vouchers, but it would have been fine for $8. We did eat there for lunch a few times a la carte, and the food came out fast, hot and tasty. My burger and wings were excellent. Fried pickles were spot on. It's just the atmosphere that is lacking.
5. The "waterpark" - Splashatorium - was disappointing. One indoor/outdoor pool and one water slide do not a "water park" make. The kiddie splash area was of no interest to us. If you're thinking Great Wolf Lodge from the ads, vanish that thought. No lifeguards. Could use some colored lights for more atmosphere around pool at night. There was something about needing wristbands to enter, but we never got any from the desk and just went in.
6. Around the pool are outdoor/indoor things like ping pong, pool table, etc. So there is some stuff like that.
7. Nice that it is off the strip.
8. Not enough luggage carts. Front door to the hotel is manual and small so taking stuff in and out is a pain.
9. Didn't do the mini-golf, but thought the supply of putters that sits inside the hotel with the balls was lacking. We did see people doing it, but as mentioned, it is nothing terribly fancy.
Might stay again for a night or two, but will look around elsewhere too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welk Resort Branson is your first class destination resort offering lodging, newly renovated hotel accommodations, dining, daily planned activities, fitness center, mini golf, and engaging game room. The Splash-A-Torium is Branson's newest heated indoor water attraction open year round and features a 117-foot water slide, spa, and kids' splash zone. Seasonally open is outdoor pool, spa, and kids' splash zone. Only 3 miles to Hwy 76 Entertainment and 8 miles to Silver Dollar City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Welk Hotel Branson
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