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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the pool facility my eyes instantly began burning due to the heavily chlorinated air. 5/5 family members are experiencing issues: 11 year old boy has a skin rash and burning eyes, 10 year old girl with severe skin rash/burning skin and cough/burning eyes, 3 year old daughter is vomiting, 30 year old female with eyes burning, 37 year... More 

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3 Thank walker777e
Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I have already shared your review with our Waterpark Management team, we do recommend that our guests shower after being in the pools. I am glad to hear however that you felt the park cook, rides fun & that our staff was great. If you would like... More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we stayed at this resort. Check in was fast and efficient even though they were training new desk staff. We were impressed with a well appointed room that was clean and ready on time. The waterpark was not crowded and we were able to stay there for the majority of our first day. It was much cleaner than... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear you decided to give us a try! Best yet is that everyone had fun & you enjoyed your room. The icecream shop is a can't miss before you leave, delicious hand dipped chocolates. We certainly hope to have the privilege of having you as our guest again in the near future! More 

Towson, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

....ever seen. To go from one point to another is the shuttle because the are so vast and complex so that you can lose more than to tire for the distance. To understand you must go otherwise the description does not offer the size of the resort which is intended to sport, leisure, recreation, culinary and relevant conventions. It is... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just want to formally commend two housekeepers, Julie and Carrie for their exemplary service and polite attention to our needs. Also, Nicole one of the concierge, staff was incredibly helpful and attentive. All three are a credit to Kalahari and should be recognized for their work ethic and devotion to their particular duties.

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

Thank you Jerry for taking the time to let us know the exemplary service & attention that Julie, Nicole & Carry provided you & your family during your stay. I have already shared with their mangers. We appreciate you being our guest & sharing your experience! More 

Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual the Kalahari lives up to Disney resort standards which is impressive. I did notice this time around that some minor things in the water park were not up to par. The ring of rust on the bottom rung of the stairs, and built up dust on several palm tree leaves, plus various trash items in the vents beside... More 

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Thank Leffingwell2
Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to come back to our Resort time & time again. We greatly value your review & the details you included. I have already shared this with my Management team, we value input such as this, as it assists us in maintaining & evaluating our standards. I am happy to hear that you had an excellent time... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I booked an overnight stay and had a great time! We weren't sure if it would be all kid stuff or adult friendly too but the slides are just as big or bigger than many outdoor water parks so they are still extreme and not too easy/slow, the lazy river and swim up bar/hot tub are fabulous... More 

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Thank NadiaBee17
Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience Nadia! It's a common misconception that we're just for kids. The Swim up bar & hot tubes are fantastic as well as your suite. Did you visit our Spa? I would suggest that on your next stay with us, perhaps a relaxing Couples Massage or Duo Pedicures! We look forward to seeing you again in... More 

Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the night with another couple in a room with two queen beds to participate in the first night's activities for a boating organization's ball. The room was very clean and modern - would be great for a couple or a young family. Due to the waterpark, children are all over the place. Despite this, the rooms are quiet and... More 

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

Hi Mike! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room & felt it to be very clean & modern. I hope that you had an opportunity to relax & enjoy the Resort & Waterpark. Plan a leisure trip with us soon, take advantage of the Waterpark, restaurants & Spa, you deserve a little R&R! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jason and Nicole from the convention center are the most friendly people I know, the manager and staff are fantastic! Definitely surpassed all of the expectations I had for the resort and for sure will visit again!

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, you need to know, Kalahari will charge you a fee to cancel your reservation. beware!!... Although they won't admit it, the convention groups get the worst rooms. The TV kept going in and out for all stations, the view I had was a large steel wall and the shower only had a trickle of water coming out of it.... More 

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

Dear John, we do, as many other hotels, charge a cancellation fee if your reservation is canceled within a certain amount of time - however guests are more able to reschedule their stay anytime without penalty. This is outlined when making your reservation, online and on your confirmation. I'm sorry to hear that you felt as if convention attendees receive... More 

Greater Cincinnati
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently spent several days in the resort for both a vacation and a business meeting. The location is beautiful. The rooms are nice too. The main issue we had was that it was not easily accessible for those in a wheel chair. To get from one building to the next you either had to take an elevator to another floor... More 

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

Hi Sherryl, I do apologize that you were here during a time our bridge was being repaired & that that caused some inconvenience for you. Most of our guests find it a huge convenience that everything; the hotel, waterpark, convention center, restaurants & Spa are all under one roof, so I am disappointed to hear that this was not your... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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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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  • Banquet Room
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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: $201 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 3.5*
Number of rooms: 884
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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
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#1 Business Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
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