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2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Kalahari with our three kids, aged 12, 10 and 4, for a long weekend with grandparents. We booked a family suite that had one king bed, two queen beds and one pull out couch. Our room was on the first floor, close to the arcade and was generally pretty quiet, except during high traffic times. Pros: -the water... More 

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

Hi Anne! I'm happy to hear that everyone had fun during your getaway with us! We try to build our Waterparks for guests of all ages & thrill levels. We also appreciate the compliments regarding our staff. We do offer packages that contain both restaurant credits as well as arcade credits, Choose Your Own Adventure or Fantastic Family Getaway our... More 

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5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The best & biggest waterpark around (beats Great Wolf Lodge by far). Lots of indoor & outdoor slides, pools. I loved the adult drinks at tiki bar- felt a little bit like being at a resort. The rooms are very spacious & work well for families with lots of room to move around (or bring playpen etc). The food was... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us Vanessa! I'm happy to hear that everyone had a great time & enjoyed the Mudd Hut Swim Up Bar. We do have restaurants outside of the Waterpark, such as Ivory Coast, The Reserve, I would like to suggest to try them the next time your here, see you soon! More 

Cleveland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I absolutely LOVE Kalahari! We go here at least once a year!! I have (9) children, 7 of them are now adults so we usually get several rooms or a couple large rooms. From the front desk, to housekeeping, to security, to the actual waterpark...everything is GREAT!!! There is so much to do here!! Waterpark, game room, making cookies with... More 

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

What a great way to get family together! We appreciate hearing the compliments regarding our staff. We try to have something for everyone, from the game room cookie decorating, spa & restaurants we've got something for everyone. When you're planning your next stay with us, please look into a Nyumba Entertainment Villa, you may appreciate it with your family! See... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We booked 2 nights with Groupon at this resort! The Most courteous the Most Client oriented resort We have been to in USA after Disney Parks! The fun The food the Entertainment is all outstanding! Clean Organized Property. Definitely going back again!

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

Wow, thanks for the great recommendation! I'm glad to hear you were able to snag a deal, when you're looking to stay in the future check out our website & some of our great packages! Until next time, take care! More 

Clawson, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First time here and will definitely go back. My 7 year old son and 16 year old niece had a blast- as did my wife and I. They have so much to do it's fun for everyone. We ended up staying and playing until 7pm/ even though we checked out at 11am. (It's great they allow this as a lot... More 

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

I'm delighted to read that you & your family had a wonderful time at our Resort. We try to build our Waterparks for guests of all ages & thrill levels so to know that everyone from your 7 yr old son & including yourself had a great time, we know we accomplished just that! Thanks for being our guest Danielle,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was here on business with my husband for the conference in the convention center.. Let me talk about all the great employees. Dillon at the front desk was great. I lost an item and he told me how to get a hold of "lost and found." I filled out a report and the next day Ashley from lost and... More 

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

We love your review & your compliments regarding our staff! I will be sure to pass your compliments onto them as feedback such as yours is such an encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to review us & share your experiences. More 

Mount Vernon, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was nice but it is huge. If you are unable to walk long distances, forget about it!. The staff are really nice and they are everywhere. There is also lot's of bars and places to eat but just like the hotel, they are really expensive.Bottle of Water - $3.50. Mixed drinks - well...just let me say that Coke and... More 

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

We are America's Largest Indoor Waterpark & Ohio's largest hotel, for those who are unable or uncomfortable with the amount of walking we do offer scooters & wheelchairs. The Safari Outdoor Adventure Park which includes the Zip Lines, Ropes Course & Climbing Walls is open seasonally & closes Labor Day weekend. I do hope that you enjoyed your overall stay... More 

Muncie, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We wanted to go to a new vacation spot within 4 hours of our hometown in Indiana. So we had two Wolf Lodge's to choose from (Mason or Sandusky) or Cedar Point -- those were the new places that fit the criteria. We had no idea Kalahari Resorts even existed but an internet search returned a Groupon for the place.... More 

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

THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to have you as our guest! We are thrilled that you & your family was amazed by our beautiful Resort. We are America's Largest Indoor Waterpark, complimented by the area's Largest Game Room. When you're planning your next stay with us, I'd like to recommend you check into some of our packages many... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been to this hotel many many times before and never had the expieience and issues we did this trip. We went there for our dance nationals when we checked into the hotel and got to our room the bed was broken it had a big huge dip in the middle I called the desk to report it and... More 

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

I am disturbed to read your review & would like to look into this further. Kindly email me at OHConnect@KalahariResorts.com Thank you. More 

Muncie, Indiana
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family and I were fortunate to have found this spectacular resort. From the moment we were greeted until the morning of departure, we were impressed! This company knows how to treat their employees and in return, the employees go above and beyond to make a stay as enjoyable as possible. The kindness, caring, and family atmosphere we found was... More 

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

We feel fortunate to have you as one of our guests! THANK YOU for choosing Kalahari! I truly appreciate your kind words about our staff & I will be sure to pass them on. Until next time, take care! 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
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