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Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Osage Beach
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Truely not worth the money”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The hotel had so many bugs in the room. I know the room was not properly cleaned because there was opened candy on the nightstand and several items under the bed, I.e brush and trash. I see why the bugs where in the rooms. The only appliance was a coffee maker that had seen better days. A microwave would of been nice. We decided to grill but there were no lights on the outside. We used our cell phone cameras fir a light source. When I called the front desk to complain the rep. said that was one of the A rooms. I really don't want to see B and C rooms. It would be nice if the cost of the water park was included in the price of the room. Overall I was very unhappy with the hotel. Never again will I stay there or use their water park. Weekend wasted!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Tantara_Resort2012, Manager at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear Javante -

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Please accept our apologies for cleanliness of your guest room. Please be assured that your comments will be shared with the appropriate departments.

We do not include TimberFalls Indoor Waterpark in our rooms rates for several reasons. Not everyone that stays at Tan-Tar-A is interested in going to our waterpark, therefore, we feel it is best not to include the price in our rates.

We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and we hope you would consider a future stay at Tan-Tar-A Resort.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Although this property is older, it stands out for its extremely cordial and helpful staff. Since our weekend conference was directed at disabled people, we were very happy with staff attitudes and willing assistance. From the front desk staff, to wait staff, to maintenance, security and parking staff, we highly recommend Tan-Tar-A.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Tantara_Resort2012, Manager at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thank you for sharing your review about your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The kind words regarding our staff are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tan-Tar-A in the future!
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Roanoke, IL
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Tan-Tar-A Resort is an enormous property with lots of hills. Our family needed to drive everywhere we went on property. Our reunion rented 4 - homes in Tan-Tar-A Estates. Originally, our family was assigned to House #37 on the lake, nice lake view, great decks, the home was old & not updated, each bedroom was a lock-off & not accessible to the main kitchen, living area & master, Also, due to all the steps to the main area of this house, it was a bit of a workout just getting from the car & back. The 2nd bedroom we had (at House #37) was set up & looked like a very old hotel room. It had a bad odor. This did not work for our family, so we returned to the old outdated lobby & worked with them to re-assign us to another home. I believe it was Stephanie? that helped us get a different home, she did a great job.

We were then re-assigned to House # 253, in a completely other area of the resort. This property was newer, very nicely decorated, had a dock & the owner (who lived on the street level of this property) gave us rafts, so we could float in the lake. This unit had a huge deck area. We visited the Cedar Glen Pool close to House #253, the water was so cold we couldn't get in. So, we drove across the resort to Arrowhead Pool & Deck area overlooking the lake, it was wonderful. It included a water slide, nice kiddie pool area, etc...

Our reunion rented a pontoon boat from the marina to enjoy the lake. The resort delivered table, chairs & tablecloths to 1 - of our homes for the reunion, so our entire family reunion could eat together. This resort has a golf course & indoor water park (hotel guests get a discounted rate of $17 per day to use the water park). We elected to not pay to be indoors, when the weather outside was so beautiful. We do not plan to return to this resort.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I stayed at the little houses portion on the Tan Tar A Resort last month for a business seminar that was at Tan Tar A. While I was stuck in one of these "houses" some of my friends were at the main resort. None of us were happy! It was dirty with bugs everywhere & impossible to find my "house" aka small building full of dirty hotel rooms. I wish I had stayed at the Holiday Inn Express:(. One of my friends left and went elsewhere even without a refund.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a nice room in the main building. Bathroom was not accceptionally clean, coffee is bad. Food in resort is extremely high priced. Needs updating. They have a lot on the resort complex as far as food & water fun, but spread out, so be prepared to hike up & down hills, or take their golf cart transport.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had a lake view room in the main building. This room was not anything extravagant in the way of furnishings, but it was very nice. It had a very nice corner balcony overlooking the lake, a nice sitting area with a couch and table and chairs. The room was very spacious.Bathroom was also nice. Room was very quiet.
We ate @ the Black Bear each morning where buffet breakfast is held and the buffet was great with an omelet and waffle bar. We purchased the room with buffet deal and I was a little leery of this due to a few reviews stating the food was not good. Can't understand what they could possibly find fault with because I am pretty picky and I thought it was great. It was huge with fruit, pastry, eggs, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, cereal, you name it-they had it! We also had dinner in the Windrose and it also was 5 stars with one of the best steaks I have ever had. The service in the restaurant was also 5 stars, they are very attentive.
At check out time, we were told to call the desk and they would send a bell boy with a cart to help us take our luggage to the car. He was there in 2 minutes! At check in time, we were not offered any help?? I guess we should have asked.
We went for 4th of July weekend which was a big disappointment due to the fireworks display catching on fire. When checking out, we asked if we may be considered for a small discount for a stay on Labor day weekend since the fireworks display was rescheduled @ that time and we were told no.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
Address: 494 Tan Tar a Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065
Location: United States > Missouri > Lake of the Ozarks > Osage Beach
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) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Osage Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark 3*
Number of rooms: 700
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Tan-Tar-A Resort, we provide guests endless excitement with an abundance of year round recreational activities in a casual and relaxed resort setting with an experienced team of friendly staff. Conveniently located on the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri,Tan-Tar-A Resort offers a great value for families, couples, and conference attendees with:- Exciting water adventures including wave runners, and ski, pontoon & paddle boat rentals- Wet, wild indoor family fun at Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark- 27 holes of championship golf with tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and breathtaking vistas of the Lake of the Ozarks- The "Bears Den" Arcade, guided horseback trail rides, miniature golf, a bowling alley and two outdoor tennis courts provide guests of all ages a variety of fun experiences- Seasonal supervised fun for kids ages 4-12 at "Kids Kabin" and "Camp Tan-Tar-A". While the adults are golfing or enjoying a romantic day at the spa, the kids can have the times of their lives with a variety of affordable fun activities2- Windjammer Spa and Salon is the place to spend a day nourishing your body and soul in an intimate, relaxed setting- 9 restaurants & lounges available to suit every palate and pocketbook, from hardy casual Ozark favorites to lakeside dining- Over 90,000 square feet of customizable indoor meeting space with 30 meeting rooms,as well as multiple scenic outdoor venues- Experienced, down-to-earth conference planning team offering solutions to unique group events- Personalized, custom wedding services, down to the last detail ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tan-Tar-a Resort, Golf Club, Marina And Indoor Waterpark
Tan-Tar-a Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark Hotel Osage Beach
Osage Beach Tan Tar a Resort
Tan Tara Resort
Tan Tar Hotel Osage Beach
Tan Tar Resort Osage Beach
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark Lake Of The Ozarks/Osage Beach, MO

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