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“What a major disappointment!! Made reservations for my granddaughter's honeymoon...”
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Legacy Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Buford
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

I was quoted 149. a night, then connected to front desk. I asked if they would be able to have the sunday morning buffet, they said not for 149, but they could for 159. a night. I said that 159. per night would be fine, just charge my credit card. On Sunday morning they were told they were not eligible for the buffet, so they left the island to a restaurant in Buford and paid for their breakfast. My credit card bill just arrived and I was charged 181. + per night. This is a lasting lifetime memory ruined for them. I would not recommend this resort.
Even though they arrived straight from the reception and she was still in her wedding gown no special attention was paid to them and no complimentary anything was done for them.
Very big disappointment!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2009

We just spent 6 nights here- very nice rooms; GREAT beds, and GREAT bathrooms with large walk-in shower- Nice surroundings - but now is off season starting- but golf and spa is still available-some other resort areas are already closed (water park;beach) -outdoor pool was open and large--the only food we had was prepared for our large group functions (500 people)- was good and service very good- food lines for functions were setup so there were no long lines-

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

We had two adjoining rooms with a door between that opened. The rooms themselves were beautiful, and the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms have gorgeous silver-pewter fixtures and granite countertops.
The biggest downside was that there really wasn't anything to do at the resort. Since we were on "Lake Lanier Islands", we thought we would be able to hang out at the lake. However, if we even wanted to see the lake, we were required to purchase a very expensive ticket to the water park. There was absolutely no way to even access the lake except through the expensive water park. Absolutely insane.
The only thing we could find to do for free was sit at the pool. The staff was slow to bus the tables at the poolside, so many of them were covered in food and crumbs.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

When we started planning our daughter's wedding , we knew it would be a destination wedding for most of our family and friends so we wanted a place that was not only beautiful but offered other amenities to our guest. Legacy Lodge fullfilled all our needs with its beautiful setting for a outside wedding, the golf course, the spa , horseback riding , etc. The staff was wonderful especially Celita, their onsite event coordinator.Thank you Legacy Lodge for giving our daughter and son-in-law the wedding of their dreams.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

Amazing service, beautiful location, freindly and helpful staff. Everything was perfect!! Great, great resort!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

Had stayed here in the past when it was a different name but now that they have renovated and changed the name, it really looks great. When we drove onto the islands you can notice the changes right away with new blacktop roads leading up to the hotel and a beautiful bridge and gate. The lake water level is back up making this a great place for a weekend getaway from the city.

We checked in on a Friday evening after work and stayed the weekend. We had two rooms, one for my wife and I and one for our children and their friends (ages 12 and 15). The rooms were very clean and fresh, the bathrooms were gorgeous with the new granite counter tops and tile floors, flat screen tvs, and a great balcony with a lakeview! We just hung out at the pool Saturday evening and ate at Bullfrogs (the restaurant), the food was pretty good, it was a Chili's type atmosphere and a laid back resort type feel. We went to the Waterpark on Saturday that was nice, the kids and their friends could run around and do whatever, and my wife and I just relaxed by the wave pool. There was a cool little bar on the lakeside by the boat rental docks where we had burgers for lunch and was pretty busy with boaters coming off the lake. We didn't golf but noticed that the course looked pretty nice, might try it next time.

We weren't sure what to expect after reading the reviews but were pleasantly surprised at the great service and accomodations. It was only a half hour from Buckhead, close enough that it was a nice little weekend getaway. I would recommend it to others and will be back again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

We rented a houseboat from Lake Lanier Island resort a couple weeks ago. One would think that for a combined total (after taxes and fee's) of $750+ per night you would actually get something worth while. Well, you would think wrong.

First, let me say that I am a boater and have owned boats newer and older, so I understand what can (and does) happen to equipment. However, they don't even put an effort into keeping things in working order AND they charge top dollar for it. They barely clean, not to mention maintain.

Dirty Sheets in each of the bedrooms (we actually found a nut shell in our sheets...and we didn't have nuts with us). That can only mean they didnt even touch the sheets in any of the (4) 'cabins'. Disgusting!

The "Hot Tub" did not work and we were told " Oh yeah...just take the cover off and let the sun heat it". Come on now. That, combined with a bad smell just didn't go over well. It may as well of not been there as nobody could use it.

The Air Conditioning went out and again when we called we were told "we were doing it wrong".....You pay top dollar for the boat and for every ounce of gas for the generator and the (2) key items you run the generator for didn't even work most of the time (the A/C & the Hot Tub).

The fridge/freezer was moldy and don't even think about looking under the sofa or under or inside the cabinets! Disgusting! While you're at it, don't touch the chair....it too will fall apart in your hand.

OH...Yeah! Don't jump off the boat either or use the slide unless you're an olympic swimmer because the ladder doesn't exisit despite being told where it was during our orientation. We didn't notice until we jumped in that the entire ladder was missing. When we called to ask about it we were told "they are too expensive to replace, so you'll have to swin to the front of the 53' boat, climb up the front ladder, walk thru the boat to get to the back so you can climb up and use the slide again.

The only nice part of the trip was the tranquility that comes with renting a houseboat and spending a few days on a small island. That part was nice. However, they should be embarrased by the condition of the "fleet" and tell people exactly how it is.

Yes, things break, but for $750 per night one would reasonably expect them to be fixed.

I don't know if this is typical, but when we got back we had to wait 3+ days for them to "refuel" the boat so we knew how much gas we used. Thats ridiculous considering they charge you for fuel you use and that you have no way of verifying what they did with the boat for the 3+ days it sat before being fueled up. And despite many calls to please let us know what was going on, they still fueled it and billed my credit card even though we asked them not too since we wanted to use another card.

Unless they make drastic changes, we can't reccomend this place (at least the Houseboats). Go up north to TN where you'll get more value for your money with bigger, nicer boats in MUCH better condition for the same, if not less, money.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
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Location: United States > Georgia > Buford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Buford
Price Range: $185 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Legacy Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, Lanier Islands boasts 1,500 scenic acres perfect for active families, romantic couples, corporate groups and solo travelers alike. Guests may choose from a variety of onsite activities and amenities that offer the perfect experience year-round, from LanierWorld – our Beach & Water Park – to diverse dining options, golf, spa, ziplining and boating. Additionally, this lakeside Georgia resort offers over 23,000 square feet of flexible event space and professional services for successful conferences, retreats, weddings, and other events. Luxurious amenities and unparalleled natural beauty come standard with every stay! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Legacy Lodge And Conference Center
Legacy Hotel Buford
Legacy Resort Buford
Emerald Point Lake Lanier

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