This particular hotel is attached to the newly reopened Splash Universe Water Park.
When we arrived around 4pm, (which was check in time) they did not have our room ready. They told us to come back in a half hour to see if a room would be available. We came back an hour later and they still did not have our room ready so they upgraded our room to one that was immediately available. In our room, there were no wash cloths, the refrigerator did not work until maintenance came to fix it, no channel guides for the TV's, no video games for the kids to play and the wireless internet was slower than snails.
The waterpark was very busy (as to be expected) and I could not even find a place to sit down. While the waterpark was not stifling hot and the air was well circulated, the chlorine smell was overpowering. After standing there for 40 minutes or so, I could no longer keep my eyes open due to the strong chemicals in the air.
My husband and son visited the arcade and didn't even bother playing any games due to the fact that at least half of the games were not in working condition.
The hotel has a sort of "curfew" and asks that all patrons be in their rooms by 11 pm. Not that it matters - the walls are paper thin and laying in bed I could hear people on both sides of us and under us. Needless to say no one slept good.
When we booked our stay, we were informed a continental breakfast would be included. The next morning at breakfast we were informed they no longer provide a continental breakfast. While my son's $4.00 breakfast was free with the purchase of an adult meal, I paid $7.49 for a mediocre waffle, $3.49 for 2 strips of undercooked bacon and $1.99 for a small cup of juice - plus a tip for our rude waitress.
Our advice to anyone wanting to stay here - don't. The waterpark for a day pass is your best bet. If you want an overnight stay, go to Greatwolf Lodge or other waterpark and have a blast. You will save money and a great time is guaranteed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests must purchase Water Park Package Rate to access Splash Universe. No other rates apply. The water park will be closed certain days in April, May & June. Call hotel for hours and days of operation.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and Splash Universe Water Park Resort is located right next to Cabela s and designed to mirror and complement the great outdoors signature of the world s foremost outfitter. Ideal for those traveling on business or the vacation-minded family looking for an exciting getaway, Splash Universe is a year-round destination. The resort features: 163 themed guest rooms and suites, Shooting Star Arcade, The Trading Post Gift Shop, The Tree House Pub & Grub Restaurant and individual party rooms, ideal for any type of Splash Celebration. The resort also features over 70 bunk bed suites including a separate TV in the bunk area, refrigerators, microwaves, DVD players and much, more! The Splash Universe Indoor Water Park features: Goldmine Adventure Water Slides, Hot Springs Adult Hot Tub, a Lazy River, a zero entry Lil Squirt Pool, and Treehouse Water Fun play area. After a long day of work or play, have a seat & enjoy dinner in the adjoining Tree House Pub & Grub overlooking the water park.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located near downtown Historic Dundee. Dundee offers many shops including Swan Creek Candle Co. and St. Julian Winery. The hotel is also located near many company offices & plants with local and regional bases. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express - Dundee Hotel Dundee
- Holiday Inn Dundee
- Dundee Holiday Inn