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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

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Bristol, Indiana
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We had a wonderful time, good family adventure. Need a little more slides for younger kids 5 yrs or younger that are not comfortable with the bigger slides. Need maybe a daycare type place where parents can enjoy kid free time and do slides of their own. Need restaurants open more than peak time and weekends. We went during a...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kalahari puts out "beat the clock" specials on facebook and website. These often lead to fantastic deals! We surprised the kids with a last minute trip. Our hotel room was clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. My son ended up getting hurt on one of the family tube rides. When we exited the tube into the pool...

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Thank Marissa J
Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel and awesome waterpark! Pizza is good as well. Arcade is a bit pricey but there are days when you get double tokens. A great place to be where you are in a 80 degree bubble. Rides for everyone and nice places for little people as well.

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Uniontown, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I checked in, the front desk gave us the keys to a combination suite. Once we entered the room we could see it hadn't been cleaned yet. Tammy, the floor supervisor on the 5th floor, room 5515, 5517 took care of everything! She was very personable and efficient. She had the room finished in a short amount of time...

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Thank MrsBair
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is hands down the best indoor waterpark. The management and staff were super friendly and accommodating. Especially Brian the manager, he went above and beyond to ensure our family had a wonderful and memorable experience. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Maria L
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I read some of the bad reviews on here and I have to wonder if this was the same park we stayed at or were they paid to say some of this stuff. We stayed here this pass weekend for a convention for a masonic reception. I have to say it was one of the best experiences I've had next...

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1Thank KristophS
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

One of the best resorts along with world's one of the biggest indoor water park. Best place to spend a few days here during winter. In summer they have a huge outdoor water park. Book a stay and get tickets to water park admission tickets free. Great restaurants on site and arcade area indoors. Recommended

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Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a two-room suite, which was plenty of room for a one-night stay for two adults and four teens/tweens. We had a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a safe. There were two full bathrooms (located between the bedrooms), so that made it much easier! There was also a fireplace and small balcony, but we did not use those...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited The Kalahari in 2014. We had a wonderful time at the waterpark! I lived in a different city then. I now live in Sandusky Ohio which is home to this wonderful resort. I applied for a job and I got it! I was super excited to become apart of the Kalahari team. Not only was I welcome...

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1Thank Karin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting the Kalahari and we will definitely be back! Can't wait to come back when our little one has grown 2 inches and can ride the slides! The only downfall was food choices. It may be because it's the off season, but two of the main four restaurant options were closed. We stayed 3 nights...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Address: 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-8628
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range: $135 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 3.5*
Number of rooms: 884
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
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“All rooms are great! Just some are quite a walk to the waterpark.”
 of 5 bubbles 246kristinaw, 3 days ago | Read review
“The Lodges are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles karinl171, 1 week ago | Read review
“It was quieter away from elevators and arcade level.”
 of 5 bubbles tamalePittsburgh, 1 week ago | Read review
“remember you are here for FUN, do not expect quiet!! lol”
 of 5 bubbles 431renay, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms are awesome. Bring your own food !”
 of 5 bubbles DennisBayv, 1 week ago | Read review
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