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Sebring, Ohio
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

For Sandusky I would pick Kalahari over other options in the area BUT there are some cons. This resort is massive which means lots of walking. I personally do not mind and look at it as a nice work out carrying tired children but others might frown on this. There are tons of eating and snack options along with activities....

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

Thank you for such a great review I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Resort and especially the Waterpark. At Kalahari, we pride ourselves in keeping everything you need for a fantastic getaway all under one roof! We understand your concern with visitors to the Waterpark on Day passes and are looking into it. Thanks again for...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Food is disgusting and overpriced.....room was dirty.....we paid a fortune for this trip and was very disappointed. Not supposed to be unattended children in hot tub but there were plenty. Half the slides were closed. People running the arcade were not friendly. I would not recommend this place. I contacted them and all they said was that they hoped I...

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

Hi Michelle, Thank you for your time. We truly appreciate the feedback. I am sorry to hear about your latest experience with us. As we work to deliver beyond expectations, I would certainly love the opportunity to learn more about your stay and see what we can do to improve moving forward. Please connect with me at SocialConnect@KalahariResorts.com when you...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I really don't understand why this place gets such rave reviews. I would not come back. Let me give you the "thumbs up" and the "thumbs down." Thumbs Up: Large waterpark that is good for small tots and older children as well. Free wi-fi Located conveniently to the Cleveland airport and other major cities Good food in restaurant and in...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. I am really sorry to hear that your stay wasn't as nice as you would have liked it to be. I apologize for the rap music you heard coming from somewhere outside. From our Resort speakers, all of our music you hear is soft and appropriate for all ages....

Reviewed 8 August 2014

I took my kids/grandchild on a mini vacation. We totally enjoyed our stay and had so much fun, and very child friendly. A lot of things for the little guys to do. We could only stay two nights because of the cost of the hotel room. The room was nice and we were comfortable. The sofa bed was the worst...

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

Hi MaryJo. I am so please to hear that you and your children/grandchildren all had a fabulous time while visiting our Resort. I am pleased to hear that your grandson loved the wave pool and that you were able to find plenty of chairs and tables within the waterpark. I am sorry to hear about the sleeper sofa. We are...

Woodhaven, Michigan
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

This water park is great during summer for weekend getaways with all the pools and animals out. During winter it's a treat to feel like its summer for the day. If staying in hotel find room closest to lobby or at least close. They have awesome villas if you go with a few people and want to treat yourself. After...

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

Thank you for the great review. With both the Indoor & Outdoor Waterparks, guests are able to enjoy our Resort at any time of year. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your Villa. Those are the coolest and most specious rooms in my opinion. Take care and we hope to see you back again soon!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We visited Kalahari in May with 5 children. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite on the first floor of the resort, which was so convenient. We were steps away from food, shops, and the water park. Our room was perfect; a separate bed/ bath for the parents, with the five kids in the other room (with two queen beds...

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

Thank you for sharing about your recent experience last May. I am so glad to hear that your suite was nice and spacious. I'm also glad you enjoyed the Indoor Waterpark. I am sorry to hear that the weather didn't cooperate and that it restricted you from going outdoors. All in all, it sounds like you had a great time....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We drove six hours to get to Sandusky - worth the drive! Check-in was smooth and we got a standard Hut room in the Sands building. Room was spacious and clean - no complaints. Some people have complained about the food and drink prices. I would say it is a bit pricey but by no means excessive. Also, plenty of...

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

Summer Vacation is the best time of year. Especially when you can spend it at America's Largest Indoor Waterpark! Thank you for making the 6 hour trek to our Ohio Resort. I am very happy everything went smoothly and you enjoyed your getaway. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you back again soon!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Rooms are very nice. A little pricey but admission to water park included. Water park is for all ages. Something to do no matter age, size, or swimming ability. Food cost is too high. But tons of restaurants in area to eat at. The whole safari theme is totally carried out very well thru out. Clean, friendly and up kept...

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

Hi Diane. Thank you for all of the positive feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the rooms and our African theme throughout the Resort. I'm glad you all enjoyed the waterpark as well. Take care and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Well, I'm lying here in a really comfortable bed in our Kalahari room on our last day. I have very mixed feelings about this place and I've decided the feelings are more negative than positive. We've stayed at Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati several times and we really expected Kalahari to exceed GWL lodge, but it did only in size...

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

Hi Chris. I am very saddened to hear about your experience with us and that it was not enjoyable compared to what you're used to. We pride ourselves in offering 100 kinds of fun along with providing everything under one roof so that guests can be as relaxed as possible. I apologize if the waterpark seemed a bit crowded, as...

ohio
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We just returned from our stay at Kalahari. Overall, we had an outstanding time. Using information from previous reviews, I requested a ground level room in the main building (1214). This was extremely convenient as we were able to quickly access the lobby, outside water park, and indoor water park. While the pricing in the main restaurants did seem a...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that you had a great experience based on reviews you had previously read about our resort. I hope the waterpark wasn't too crowded for you and you were able to enjoy as many rides as possible. Thank you again for taking the time to fill out such...

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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)
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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: ₹ 9,672 - ₹ 21,114 (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 Family Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“All rooms are great! Just some are quite a walk to the waterpark.”
 of 5 bubbles 246kristinaw, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Lodges are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles karinl171, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It was quieter away from elevators and arcade level.”
 of 5 bubbles tamalePittsburgh, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“remember you are here for FUN, do not expect quiet!! lol”
 of 5 bubbles 431renay, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are awesome. Bring your own food !”
 of 5 bubbles DennisBayv, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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