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“It was okay, but....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“It was okay, but....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012 via mobile

First time at the kalahari and we were excited. The positive: lots of restaurants inside, lots to do on premises, huge indoor and outdoor water park, English speaking staff were nice

The negative: too many of the workers did not speak English (they didn't understand us, we didn't understand them!), expensive food menus in the restaurants, didn't like the fact that people were allowed to sit in the water and eat and drink (that's disgusting. It was obvious and not one lifeguard or supervisor did anything about it), pool shower area was gross (toilet paper on floor), slow service, pool and hotel room towels are scratchy, areas of the hotel room were dirty (dusty corners, baseboard, shower curtain rod), scratchy comforter in beds.......expensive

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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janesville, wi
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169 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Brought 10 kids to Kalahari for a Summer Program we run. The indoor park is massive w/ enough activities/ slides to keep you busy all day. There are slides for young kids as well as new slides for older kids/ adults. I have to admit the Screaming Hyena is one of the most intimidating waterslides I have ever been on. That being said all the waterslides are fun and exciting. Grabbed some pizza for lunch (not bad) and enjoyed the remainder of the day playing water basketball. Overall great experience!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank brewerpride06
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, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Awesome! That seems like a great day! Thank you for sharing it with us! I would completely agree with your thoughts on the Screaming Hyena. Well said! Looking forward to seeing you and the Summer Program again. Take care!
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

This is one of the best places you could ever stay at! I was JUST there for a vacation and it was phenomenal! My family and I stayed in The Desert Room with a view of the outdoor waterpark! It was very fun to watch people having fun out there when we were at the room. Our deck was small, but it didn't matter because there was so much else to do at the Kalahari than just sit on the deck! The Indoor Theme park was extremely fun! There is so much to do! I can say the same for the Indoor and Outdoor Waterparks. There is more to do at the Indoor Waterpark, however. The room was very clean, and when we had a problem with our drain, maintenance jumped right on the problem and had it taken care of in no time! This is a top-notch place to go to for your vacation! I had the most amazing time! If you are looking for a thrill try out the ropes coarse and the unique elevated go-cart track in the indoor theme park! Also, I would recommend going to the Ivory Coast for your meals! The food, as well as the portions, are fascinating! Overall, a superb hotel!

Room Tip: The Desert Wing has a wonderful view of the outdoor waterpark!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ManiiJeanne
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, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
I just wanted to send a little note, to be sure to thank you for your review. It's amazing guests like yourself that make it easy to love what we do (and who we do it for) :). It was certainly our pleasure to have you visit. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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iowa
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

This was my familys first trip to the Kalahari. We went in February 2012. We had booked just a standard room and when we checked in they had decided to give us a free upgrade to a suite. I think they did it because it was winter time and they were not busy at all. We got to our room and it was HUGE!! Way bigger than our family needed. The room was very nice and very clean.

The indoor water park had alot for kids to do. We also did not have any problems finding somewhere to sit or put our belongings because there were not many people there. We had an 8 month old and 4 year old. Our 4 year old had a blast going down the kiddy slides and playing in the water. They have a lazy river just for kids and even our 8 month old was able to sit in a tube and float down the river, with us standing next to him of course! There were also family rides and a few "thrill" rides, which we never had to wait in line for. The worst part about the waterpark was the wave pool. It was so small and it wasnt really making any waves.

The indoor amusement park was okay. My 4 year old could not do most of the attractions because she was either not tall enough or too tall(I still dont understand how she was too tall to do some of the kiddy rides) We spent alot of money at the arcade since there wasnt much else to do in there.

We had dinner at Kahunaville one of the nights. It is way on the other side of the resort so it was a long walk especially for our 4 year old. The food was very good though and our 4 year old also got to participate in a hula hoop contest. The next night we ate at Great Karoo which was also very good.

Our 4 year old was very excited to get her hair wrapped the day that we left the hotel but when we went down to get it done it wasnt open. I guess its only open on certain days, so that was a dissapointment. I also purchased a sweatshirt from the girft shop. Got home and wore it one time and it somehow had a big hole in the side of it. Was not very happy that I spent so much money on something that fell apart after wearing it once. Overall the Kalahari was a great place and we would definitely go back!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mtem28922
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, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
We are very excited to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for visiting! You came at the perfect time, just after we opened the new slides and children's area, TIko's Watering Hole. Sounds like that worked out perfect! Hopefully you will be able to return soon! Thank you again and see you soon!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed here for short family vacation. We rented a 3 bedroom condo in the Sands Building. It was perfect. Our 2 college age daughters drove to the Dells and met us here to stay. Plenty of parking for all of our vehichles - big plus. The rooms were very nice, clean and large with many TV's, balconies, central kitchen/dining/family space. I highly recommend a condo in the Sands building. More space, there is an "adult" type pool/hot tub that doesnt have the hectic use. And the sky walkway takes you over to the bowling alley, waterparks, restaurants, spas, shops et el. We didnt have to go outside (big plus as the weather was over 100!) and I imagine would be great plus in winter.
It had eveything.
And a note - we left an expensive adult type retainer in the room. I called that night and was put thru to lost and found. Tiffany in lost and found looked into it and FOUND it. IT was sent to me within a week or so! This is above and beyond - I have left things before and this is the first time it seem that they really cared, had staff that looked for it and returned it to me!! Shoutout and thank you to Tiffany and the housekeeping staff on this one!!!

Room Tip: Rent a Condo in the Sands Building!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WildIrishRoseDreamin
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, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
How terrific?! Thank you so much for sharing. Just wanted to let you know that we read all the reviews and I sent your note to Tiffany and the Housekeeping staff :) I'm sure that will make their morning start off great. I can't thank you enough for visiting and taking the time to review our resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Additional Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Property: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Address: 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#4 Business Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#12 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,475 - ₹ 18,206
Number of rooms: 750
Also Known As:
Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Hotel Wi Dells
Kalahari Wi Dells
Kalahari Waterpark Resort

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