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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Nice family trip. The rooms were clean but could've been better. The carpets were stained. We ha a suite just like in the picture above and there was wet spots on the top blanket that they do not change. But we called and the whole bed was redressed. We loved the indoor and outdoor water park. This was our fifth...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

We're so glad that we have had you as our guest 5 times now! Thank you so much for visiting us and taking a moment to share your thoughts. While I'm glad to hear that everyone had fun in the waterpark, I'm sorry to hear about your room. I would love to learn more about your past stays and get...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 5 September 2014

we've been here a few times and had a blast each time.There is so much to do. We arrived about 3pm and were checked in quickly, with no problems. Our room was a nice size (hut) and pretty clean with nice décor. Loved the size of the tub.It was huge and deep. No problems with the refrigerator or microwave both...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you had a blast during your stay! We appreciate your recommendation & compliments. We do have an adult hot tub area, that is tucked behind the Flow Rider & "toilet bowl" rides. We are very happy to know that you really enjoyed the waterpark, zip line, zoo & spa! We look forward to having you...

LaSalle, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Stayed for 3 days but still ran out of time to do all the things the hotel had to offer. Next year will be 4 days. Great staff. Incredibly friendly from check-in to check-out. Everywhere you travelled within the complex you were greeted by friendly staff crossing your path. The breakfast buffet offered a good variety of tasty food. Wait...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Hi Nancy! We are flattered by your review. Our staff truly appreciates hearing your compliments about friendliness & caring, it is what we strive for; to provide our guests a great experience. We are a wonderful escape from the cold of winter, it's always a warm 84 degrees! We can't wait to see you again!

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Stayed here for one night as a layover for a long drive from NY to Chicago. Total of 10 people in our party (6 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 pre-teens). You first encounter employees as you pull towards the front entrance and they tell you to park in the temporary spots while you unload and check in. If not for...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by on your trip from the east coast to the midwest. That sounds like quite an adventure in that of itself! Appreciate the feedback on the rooms, waterpark and sweet treats. I will be sure to share with our team. We do have lots of suites that would accommodate a group that size. Hopefully when you...

Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Staff are very polite and helpful. Waterpark is an absolute blast, so many things for children and adults of all ages. We brought my daughter for part of her birthday gift, her and the kids had a great time. Restaurants are a bit pricey but expected for that type of hotel. Kids had a blast playing the arcade games. They...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

That is one lucky Birthday Girl! Please be sure to pass along my "Happy Birthday" to her! I can certainly say that we loved having everyone and couldn't be more thankful for the feedback. Maybe this can become a birthday tradition?! Can't wait to see everyone again soon! Take care!

Reviewed 3 September 2014

We have visited many times. I love this hotel. We get a group and share a room. There are many options to meet your needs... Refrigerator, oven, bar area, multiple rooms, fireplace, balcony. Any issues we have had have been minimal. Rooms are generally clean. We usually go once school started so that there are much fewer children.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you appreciate the different amenities that come with our different rooms styles. Getting a group together to share some of our larger suites is a great idea, you may want to look into the Nyumba Entertainment Villa, it has 5 bedrooms, four bathrooms, 9 tvs, fireplace, rec room with a full bar & pool table,...

Reviewed 3 September 2014

Still can't believe how much this place charges for the most unimpressive food/items in the gift shop. $31 for a 20" plain pizza that you can buy in the frozen section at your grocery store. The water in every pool area we went in was so cloudy, filmy and salty it was truly hard to take your mind off how...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find value in your stay Megan. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am happy to put you in touch with our management team if you would like to discuss your stay further. Please email me at SocialConnect@KalahariResorts.com and I am happy to make that connection. In...

Reviewed 3 September 2014

My family had a great time at kalahari,we arrived at noon on our first day(Sunday),it was very busy but we got checked in in about 10 minutes,the lady was very nice. We were able to go to the room at that time..so that was a plus for us that we didn't have to wait to 4 pm. The room was...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

We are so happy that your family had a great time & that you were able to check into your room early & also were able to enjoy the waterpark after you checked out of your room. I'd like to suggest you check out some of our packages for your next stay, the Fantastic Family Getaway is a popular package....

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Had a great time, was great for teenagers. the lines may be long but you will have that at every waterpark, indoor or out. be patient and have a good time. The lazy river is a nice time to relax. Bring pool shoes or flipflops the floors tend to be a little rough on bare feet.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

While I'm discouraged to hear you ran into some lines with the rides, I'm thrilled to hear that you still had a blast! Thank you for the tip on the water shoes for future travelers. This will prove to be very beneficial. Thank you again for visiting and your time! Hope to see you soon.

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We normally go to Cedar Point on Labor Day, but decided to mix it up this year and do the indoor water park. My husband has been undergoing some pre-cancer treatments on his head so he has to stay out of the sun. This is my second visit to Kalahari. New to me was the wave pool and several new...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

We're so glad that you were able to give us a try this year! Thank you so much for the detailed review and all the wonderful feedback. Aside from the air quality, it sounds like the whole group had a wonderful time. I will be sure to share you thoughts with our waterpark manager. We do monitor this and check...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky provides water parks, Safari Outdoor Adventure Park, indoor/outdoor water park, catering/wedding facilities, spa, salon, fitness training in fitness center, dining options, and more.Over 850 beautifully appointed authentic African-themed guest rooms and suites offer coffeemaker, vacation sized refrigerator, microwave, free high speed Internet access, voice mail, TV, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, pay per view movies, and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Address: 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-8628
Region: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range: ₹ 8,806 - ₹ 17,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 3.5*
Number of rooms: 884
Also Known As:
Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Kalahari Hotel Ohio
Kalahari Waterpark Sandusky
Kalahari Resort Sandusky Oh
Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Sandusky
Kalahari Water Park
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Sandusky, Ohio
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
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“Go with the Nomad Room at minimum.”
 of 5 bubbles tar419, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One-night stay gives you two days' play at the waterpark.”
 of 5 bubbles Grumpy088, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in several rooms and the queen family suite is the best value”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw134, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4th floor was great. Our room had a fireplace and a balcony! Two queen beds and a pullout couch, frig, microwave and coffee pot.”
 of 5 bubbles Janelle00, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms were quiet. The indoor water park was loud as expected with everyone having a good time.”
 of 5 bubbles Greencpa, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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