this is our third visit to WisDells. We have stayed at Chula Vista, Wilderness, and Glacier Canyon before; this was our first stay at Kalahari. We rented the Royal African Queen suites with the family package getaway special. This hotel was by far the most expensive compared to other suites at Dells' hotels, and did not compare. Just the little extras that we had in the other hotels were not offered at Kalahari. Examples: no suitcase racks in a two bedroom suite, poor quality lighting (even in bathrooms), no fitted sheets on the beds, the bar fridge barely kept drinks cool (could not adjust the temp, the TVs had few channels, plus you could not hook up a DVD or playstation. Not make or break problems, but when you are a seasoned traveler, these annoyances leave you disappointed. The most annoying part of the stay was spending most of our time lining up: to check-in(30 min), then to line-up again(40 min) to get wristbands for the themepark, then long line-ups at slides and rides. We did expect this during spring break, however, we just came from the Wilderness with less frustration! Perhaps it's because Kalahari is open to the public, and Wilderness is exclusive to hotel guests! The service was poor, except at the waterpark. The reception desk and restaurant staff all seemed to be annoyed with being there, and were very abrupt. We all enjoyed the waterpark- good variety for small children, and older kids. If you have a thrill-seeker, I would suggest a different hotel- even the raft riders at Kalahari were very tame: my six year old complained they were wimpy! Still enjoyed it, and kept very clean. Just have had better in the past!
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- Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Wisconsin Dells
- Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
- Kalahari Hotel Wi Dells
- Kalahari Wi Dells
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