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Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Osage Beach
Mendon, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Friendly and CLEAN”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was at Tan-Tar-A for a business meeting. Typically, I dread these meetings, having stayed in many a small cramped room. I had a large room, but what impressed me the most (having traveled often) is that there was not any "hidden" dirt/mold etc., no peeling wall paper, no offensive smells -- in the rooms or hallways or conference areas. I have asthma so I am particulary keen on what can set off my asthma. The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. The meals (2 breakfasts and 1 lunch for the meeting) were healty and with great choices, and they were able to feed 300 without a glitch. I highly recommend Tan-Tar-A for business functions. I cannot comment on the other accomodations (pool etc) because I was working all of the time and had no time for play.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Tantara_Resort2012, Manager at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit. We are delighted you found your stay enjoyable and certainly hope that if your travels bring you back to the Lake area, you will once again allow us the opportunity to be of service.
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Have you seen Dirty Dancing? That's what Tan Tar A reminds me of. There are cabins, a lodge, several restaurants (most closed during the "off season.") I've stayed here 4 times, usually in the main lodge, but this time in the tower. The tower is much newer and a little nicer. The property is beautiful, situated right on the Lake of the Ozarks, and one can walk around the lake. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Take a room in the tower or ask about a room in the estates.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Tallahassee, Florida
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78 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Tantara for NYE 2012/13. The party package we purchased included the party, dinner, and the hotel stay. The room was large with a great balcony overlooking the lake and marina. The party was great fun and the staff were courteous and helpful. The hotel needs to update the rooms. The black bear restaurant was pretty good and had a reasonable breakfast Buffet. A very nice resort in the ozarks that needs some money pumped back into it.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stayed here to attend a conference for work and had a nice time. I loved my room, it was big and clean and had a great lake view. I enjoyed my food at the Black Bear Lodge and look forward to returning!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Houstonia, Missouri
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stayed in building C and it must not be used much. Heat wasn't on, cobwebs all over, smoke detector chirping, and my closet doors kept falling off. I will give them credit maintenance got there quick and did repairs.

It's holiday time, they charge big $$, the decorations looked old and cheap. I figured the place would be decorated beautifully to the extreme. Sadly, half the outside lights were blown out, the main tree was big and magestic but the decorations looked like the cheap walmart ones.

I was there for a big conference and was shocked the coffee shop Java Lakes didn't even open during our stay. Pretty disappointed.

Conference rooms were freezing, and escalator was sounding sickly.

It's a shame such a beautiful old resort is looking so tired, ecspecially since there is so much competition in this area.

Room Tip: water park is hit and miss this time of year...there seems to be such nice resorts in this area more...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I've gone to TanTara four years in a row and I love it there. The first year, though, I got a room with a malfunctioning air conditioner. I had to wait an hour for them to come to check it out. As it turns out, the unit had never been cleaned and it took him a while to clean it and fix it. So...it wasted a lot of my vacation time dealing with that.
I've only gone to the spa one year. I had a salt-scrub massage, a facial and a mineral bath. It was delightful and relaxing. I loved it.
The next three years, I've gotten a lake-view room with a balcony and had no issues at all. Beautiful room, comfy bed. Refrigerators in each of the rooms I've had; coffeemaker, too. I really like my annual trip to Tantara.

Room Tip: Ask for lakeside with a balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed at Tan Tar A for the second time this year the other night. The rate was very competitive and much lower than the Lodge of the Four Seasons for a weeknight stay. I was in a room by the fitness center/indoor pool. It shared a long balcony with other rooms and had a nice view of the lake. The room was larger than your typical hotel room. It was clean and functional..nothing too fancy, but it was fine. The room had free wifi.

I used the fitness center and the pool. They have a nice variety of fitness equipment with a couple of tv's going and the pool and hot tub are very nice.

I found the staff throughout the resort to be very friendly. This resort is a throwback to the 80's with regard to the light fixtures, carpet, etc., but I think that is what makes it unique and a fun experience. It all appears clean, just a little aged. If they spent the money to restore this to today's standards, the rooms would cost twice as much...I'm fine the way it is as long as they keep it clean!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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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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