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“Overall A B+ Stay”
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Cove Haven Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lakeville
Reviewed February 6, 2013

After reading some of the bad reviews I was VERY worried about the resort...specifically the cleanliness. first of all let me say me and my boyfriend had a GREAT time and I'm sure we will be forever lovers one day.

Customer Service: I think everyone can agree that the staff was very friendly during the trip. Everyone was very helpful on any questions people asked. The check in service was fast and I was immediately upgraded into a room with a pool. Also they offer a chariot that takes you everywhere in the compound so you won't have to walk or drive.

Food: The food was much better than expected. We had a buffet one night that had various selections which made for picky eaters like my boyfriend and I to be very happy. The second and third night you picked from a menu but if you didn't like your meal or you wanted more they were happy to oblige. That night the food was to die for! It was definitely a home run. We literally ate every crumb off our plates. The last night not so good but more so because of our taste rather the quality of the food. Also you are encouraged to sit with other couples but we always asked to be seated alone and most times it was right away. Just a tip bring your own liquor because it is like every other expensive bar over charging for all drinks! And breakfast was good all mornings. We actually ordered breakfast in bed and went to the dinning room for a late breakfast. My suggestion is try to eat dinner later rather than earlier so you won't get hungry like my bf and I one night and end up spending a lot on chips from a vending machine. Lunches are available at the cafe for lunch but that's very expensive.

Rooms: although the rooms were very outdated and a little quirky it made for a little laugh and a good time. The pool and jacuzzi was great and the circle bed was something new. I thought it looked like a old porno but you can be the judge. Also the room has absolutely no free tv everything is charged to the room. They did have new movies but they were very expensive which kind of made sense because it was sort of like the price of going to a real movie theater. Just bring your own movies because there is a DVD player. We listened to the radio and played games to past the time.

Entertainment: honestly I wasn't that interested in the activities. Snow mobiling was fun but its literally a big circle that you ride in. Maybe the summer activities are better because all the other things seemed like I was in summer camp. My boyfriend loved it though but I guess he's easily entertained lol. The comedy show was actually funny to my surprise and the musician was very good. They have different activites everyday that we took advantage of. It was overall a great time and I can't wait to go back in the summer!

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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

We hope you do become Forever Lovers BunniNose! Thanks for the review. We hope to see you this summer.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

You will see the facilities haven't been updated since the 1980s. I'm glad I went here for 2 nights on w living social deal. What made the trip enjoyable was us spending time together. We stayed in a cove fantasy room where we had our own fireplace, heart shaped pool, sauna, and mini pool. They sell dura logs on site. We enjoyed playing pool, soaking on our hot tub, indoor archery, basketball, snowmobiling, and snow tubing. You will see deer at the facility and they have a feed time at the blizzard chalet which also had hot chocolate and s'mores for you to make. We had dinner at the boathouse restaurant about 20 to 25mins from cove haven. Excellent restaurant and food w reasonable prices! Cove Haven's staff were very friendly.

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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Thank you rosabesos. Great pictures.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

From the time we got there we were nothing but stressed out..thought we were here to relax and have quiet. This place is nothing what it looks like on the internet.PLEASE do yourself the favor and don't make/take the trip and spend the $$ unless you've really investigate as much as you can to where you will be going.This place is and was an absolute dump,over priced,so dirty, stale smelly,bugs,no heat, terrible room-service/unprofessional delivery people,delivered food in garbage bags and zip lock bags,slop of food pile yay high, had a freaking circus it sounded like or loud drunk kids next door doing super fly snuka off the walls and ceiling, shaking our room and bed non the less.we were told we would be in the champagne glass room , 2 floor suite. no champagne glass, no 2 floor suite. nothing but a pig pen,this wasn't what we came for and it definitely wasn't romantic,quiet or relaxing at all. Totally out dated from the 70's,linens and carpet was filthy/outdated. it was a death trap.no exits, what if there was a fire by the door, your screwed.ABSOLUTELY A DUMP!!!!!!I if we didn't arrive so late we would of left then. As we were leaving the following morning all you saw were the cleaning ppl standing around outside smoking away, how attractive and professional right?? As we begin to drive out we see a few run down buildings with the roofs caved in. any other owner would take care of it so it wasn't an eyesore. By the time we got home we must of taken 2 showers that's how dirty we felt. DISGUSTING!!! Nothing was fun,relaxing,quiet or romantic. we were not leaving till we got a full refund, and we did. Lesson was learned with this dump. Don't believe everything you see on internet or even hear say of a place. We will try another trip for our anniversary probably at the Sagamore in Lake George Ny. May be far but well worth it, your paying the same amount and get way more for your buck and a real suite at that. the only reason we didn't go there is because it is seasonal.BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Room Tip: there wasn't one good room or one good place to eat!!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Katie M
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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

We are very disappointed with the content of this review. We regret that Cove Haven was not to your liking. We strive to provide a unique and fun experience for all of our guests. Guest satisfaction and exceptional service is our number one priority.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My first time to the resort as a surprise for my mate. It was absolutely perfect from the Employees, food and my suite! Even Deers were hanging outside my room every day. The entertainment and activities was great. There is so much for couples to do whether inside or outside. They kept the facilities clean and was very accommodating. They provided some perfect memories and I cannot wait to go again. I am glad that they tried their best to make us have a good time! I thoroughly enjoyed everything! Thank you Cove Haven!

Room Tip: I had the Champagne Towers and it was so peaceful and quiet. It was on top of the hill , but I loved...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Melissa D
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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

You are welcome Melissa D! Thank you for the wonderful review.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I are trying to plan a getaway soon. We haven' t had the chance in 3 years for just us time. I'm just concerned because of some of these reviews (more bad than good). I'm debating on getting the Cove Fantasy room, but not if its tiny or dirty!! Help! What should I do?

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Tanya82SR
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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Don't hesitate to call us with more details about our suites.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

After all of the negative reviews, I was worried what I would be walking into at Coven Haven. Checked in on Sunday two hours before check in. Our room was ready about 1/2 hour after we checked in. The room (Garden of Eden Apple) was very clean and an awesome room. The food was excellent and we have a great time at the Sinbad show. Also enjoyed the time spent at the lounge. I would love to come back again the the summer to enjoy the outdoor activities and the lake. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Deb K
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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Deb K, thank you for the review. So glad you got to see Sinbad - he's one of our favorites. Hopefully we'll see you this summer!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We just returned from our second visit to Cove Haven (our first being in October of 2012). We had a wonderful time!! On our first visit, we didn't do any of the activities other than attending the Chef Brian Duffy dinner and we really enjoyed that! This time we did go to the Sports Palace on our first night there. We played air hockey and visited with Seymour and Snuggles. We were there at about 8pm on Friday night and had the place to ourselves! On Saturday, we played Bingo at the Parrot Lookout Lounge, which was fun! Honest Phil kept it interesting with his jokes and stories throughout the games. After that, we went to the Palace Nightclub for the Newlywed/Not-So-Newlywed Game. We enjoyed that also. They serve wings and nachos (you have to pay for them) during the Newlywed Game. The wings were very yummy, but I wouldn't get the nachos again. On Sunday, we mostly relaxed in our room until going to the nightclub to see Sinbad. He was EXCELLENT!! There were comedians at the nightclub each night along with a band on Friday and SAturday nights and a DJ on Sunday night. The comedians got better and better each night. We really enjoyed Mr. Mulligan on Saturday night as well as Sinbad on Sunday night and the comedian that opened for Sinbad too. We thought the bands were pretty good, preferring M80 on Friday night over the band on Saturday night. The food was good...we preferred the meal Saturday night (strip night) over the bufffets. We stayed in the Cove Fantasy at this visit, but will be going back to the Garden of Eden Apple next time. We liked the way that room was set up better than the Cove Fantasy. In the Garden of Eden Apple, the hot tub is in the living room and the fireplace is in the bedroom and there is glass surrounding the pool and we felt the pool was bigger in the Garden of Eden Apple. Also, we really liked that there are no windows in the Garden of Eden Apple. We went with friends this time and that was a lot of fun! We are planning on going again in September/October and cannot wait!!!!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ksinclair1993
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RomanceManager, Manager at Cove Haven Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

We loved Chef Duffy too. So glad you got to experience more in the Land of Love this time though. See you this fall - you'll be Forever Lovers after that!

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Address: 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville, PA 18438-4011
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Lakeville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lakeville
Price Range: $179 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cove Haven Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cove Haven Resort is romantic couples-only destination located in the scenic Pocono Mountains. Famous for being the birthplace of the heart-shaped whirlpool, it's also known for having invented the world-famous 7' tall Champagne Tower whirlpool. More than just romantic suites, Cove Haven also features all-inclusive dining, numerous activities to enjoy at your leisure or with a social director,nightly entertainment with comedians, DJs, live bands, and specialty acts like hypnotists and magicians, plus other amenities with indoor and outdoor pools, seasonal activities, and headline entertainment featuring famous names from around the globe. ... more   less 
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