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Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Clean, great staff, fine food, well worth the money. The breakfast buffet had a wonderful selection of food. Needed a new coffee pot in the room; staff delivered a new one promptly. Keep up the good work!

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

Hi John! Thanks for the wonderful compliments, we appreciate hearing what we're doing right! Glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast buffet & had a great time. I hope we get to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 24 August 2014

The staff was friendly...all smiles....good attitudes. We will definitely visit again. The package deals help with savings. We saved by purchasing the package. Animals area was clean no foul smells walking areas clean attendants were informative about the animals. It was a great experience.

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

Great that you had the "greatest family time ever", It's good to hear you took advantage of the value in one of our packages & had a great experience throughout our resort. I appreciate the positive feedback on the animal area & about our staff. Thank you for your review!

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took our two boys to Kalahari for 4 days/3nights! We had an amazing time! We got to check in and we were supposed to have a Hut room. They must have overbooked those so we were upgraded to a Nomad room! Bonus! The room was spacious, very clean. With the upgraded room, we also had a...

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

Hi Timothy! Thank you for taking the time to provide a very thorough review! I'm just thrilled to hear that your entire family; you, your wife & two boys (ages 11 & 12) had an amazing time! I'm also glad to know that everyone enjoyed the Great Karoo Buffet. I'm disappointed as well that you were not able to enjoy...

Lincoln Park, Michigan
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Me and my mom stayed at the kalahari for 2 nights and it was the perfect getaway! When we arrived at the resort, we were told that we could get the Nomad room instead of the Hut Room, which we were originally going to get. I accepted the offer before my mom could say anything, and I'm glad I did!...

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

Happy Birthday! We are so excited to have been part of your birthday memories! I am so happy that you enjoyed everything from your room upgrade, the arcade, pizza & staff. Best yet is how thrilling our waterpark was for you! Thanks for being such a fan of Kalahari! We hope we get to see you before your next birthday!...

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Spent 3 nights at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio with two teenagers. The resort was clean, staff was friendly and helpful (only had one unpleasant incident with a server and the resort made it up via free dessert). Great water park, lots to do for kids of all ages. Hubby and I spent most of our time at the pool...

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

Thanks for choosing Kalahari Resorts & for the great review Paula! We are very pleased to know that you found our resort to be clean, with helpful & friendly staff. It's great that we are a place that everyone in the family, yourself, hubby & two teenage children all had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to having you as...

Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This was our first trip, and my 10 year old son loved it. He really enjoyed the large hot tubs. We liked our room and the bathrooms are very large. Both my son and I are claustrophobic so we could not enjoy any of the water slides as they are all closed in. They do not have any open ones....

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

We're so glad to hear that your 10 year old son loved visiting us. I know we certainly loved having you. Thank you for the valuable feedback from a parent's perspective. I will be sure to share your thoughts with all the individual departments. I hope that the large indoor wavepool provided some fun for your son and yourself since...

Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a way to break up a lengthy car ride with the kids and came across this place and boy what a find. The indoor water park is INCREDIBLE. The kids had a blast and honestly do did we. The room was spacious and super comfortable. The bed and bedding may be some of the most comfortable...

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Macomb, Michigan
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The resort is fantastic, the name speaks for itself. However, my complaint lies in both of the children waterslide areas. In the outside area, there are 6 slides i believe, and one person (two for a small time frame) working the area. The lady working at the top allows one kid to go down at a time, for all 6,...

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

Thanks for all of the experiences you shared in your review from your recent trip to Kalahari Resort. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the resort and had a fabulous time. I am sorry to hear about the slide attendant issues that you had to deal with on your recent visit. Please understand that is not the norm. I...

New Philadelphia, Ohio
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Kalahri Resort is quite impressive with their water work parks inside and out. From pools and slides for little ones, relaxing lazy river, hot tubs to huge slides and rubber raft rides, it is a blast. I am a 60 year old grandmother and I did my best to keep up with my 10 and 12 year old grandsons while...

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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 thrilled to hear that your family had a wonderful time enjoying our Waterpark and the other activities Kalahari has to offer. I'm so happy you were able to venture around the Resort and check out the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park and Safari Animal Park one of thew days. It sounds...

Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just came back on Aug.18 for a quick getaway. Stayed at Great Bear Wolf Lodge and checked out early due to uncleanness of lodge room and small Waterpark area. Would highly recommend Kalahari Resort to anyone making a trip to Sandusky in the future. Lots to do and great place to stay! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Price was...

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

Thank you for the kind words. I am sorry to hear that you had a rough start to your vacation but I am thrilled that you chose Kalahari. I am glad you enjoyed your room and our staff was very helpful for you.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: $185 - $408 (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 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms located closer to the water park are always a plus, especially when wearing a wet bathing suit.”
 of 5 bubbles sandrakmaryk, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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