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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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“Beautiful getaway”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wow! We loved this location. We spent our first anniversary here but our plans started with the hopes of swimming with manatees. The view from a waterfront room is a MUST! The pool and spa are beautiful, however it was mentioned that they were heated and the temperature was on the cold side. I found it refreshing with being in Florida humidity and all:) I wanted to make it special and order champagne and a cheese platter to the room and they were more than accommodating. Also, Johnathan the waiter was excellent! He did a great job and you could tell he was happy doing his job. The food is delicious.

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Apopka, FL
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I booked this as a romantic getaway for my fiancé and myself. The website had beautiful pictures but I was disappointed at check in. We got there at 3:00 and they said our room wasn't ready and said they'd call my cell phone when it was prepared. We told them we'd get some appetizers in the bar and wait. They never called. After an hour and a half my fiancé went back to the front desk to inquire and apparently the room had been ready and they just didn't call us. No apology. No nothing.
The room was adequate but for these prices I expected a little bit more. I would say the quality was equal to that of a Motel 6 or Red Roof Inn but because the grounds are beautiful they feel they can charge twice as much.
I will be staying somewhere else next time we come to Crystal River.

  • Stayed April 2013
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ocala,fl
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

nice relaxing week-end,everyone including the guest were very pleasant and friendly,room was quiet and clean,their were a couple of weddings going on at the time and it still was,very peaceful,nice pool area,and views of the water..i live 40 miles a way and plan returning often.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed here at the start of our vacation. We had been to Crystal River last year for a dolphin cruise and liked the cruise and the area. We had a water view room in the building farthest from the lobby. The room was clean and comfortable. The view was peaceful and relaxing. We just wanted a restful night before we went on our way to the Panhandle. We decided to give it a try when we got a good Groupon deal, and we were not disappointed. My only negative comment would be that it was hard to get someone at the front desk. You could tell they were there, but they weren't paying attention. This happened when we checked in and again when we checked out.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our room was clean, appeared to be renovated recently, beds comfortable. We looked for a place that we could park our car and enjoy some decent food and not have to drive. My husband had a hot dog at the Tiki bar and the roll was a month past stale. Dinner at the inside restaurant was bland and there was not enough salt and pepper in the world to make it tasty. The shrimp at the Tiki bar was on the menu as being served with spices and came out with nothing on it. We ended up driving into Homasassa to eat and a Chinese restaurant that was close by.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The location is great, with gorgeous water views. The rooms were recently refurbished beautifully. The only complaint was a very slooooooowwww draining bathtub.

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Telluride
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We generally enjoyed our stay. We rented a golf villa. They are a bit dated, but clean and the bed was new and comfortable as were some other unit features. The larger size suited our family needs and it was quiet. I think the main hotel is a bit louder. We had a nice dinner at the restaurant, but the service was pretty lacking (almost rude) and not refined. The pool and outside area is great. We used it a number of times. One weekend day it was VERY crowded. In talking with people at the pool, a number of folks did not stay at the resort so I think they are getting poached by the local Crystal River crowd. That was a bit of a problem and with the pool being such a nice amenity they might think of a system to ensure that people using the pool are staying at the resort. Played golf twice. The course is pretty basic, but a nice average layout and pretty cheap really. Greens were in GREAT shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful at the course. Overall, a good experience and I would return if we ever travel again to the area. The Crystal River area is blessed with some amazing natural features, but it is not yet a refined tourist spot. The Plantation suffers a bit from this as our service was pretty poor, but this is about as refined as it gets in Crystal River.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Plantation on Crystal River
Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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Location: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest spring systems in the state and home to more than 500 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few. OUR HOTEL IS THE PLACE TO STAY & PLAY IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion • Fraternal Groups Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available. We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather. Remember to visit Spa Bleu at Plantation while staying at the Resort to experience a moment of wellness at our first class Aveda Spa. Offering facials, massage therapy,body treatments, Vichy shower, pedicures, manicures, and a full hair-care Salon. And don't forget we are a world class fishing destination as well. Our Adventure center offers guided fishing charters as well and many other water based activities. Including our Trip Adviser top rated "Swim with the Manatee tours". We are the place to play and stay! ... more   less 
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