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Dowagiac, Michigan
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My cousin in handicapped and uses a wheelchair to go long distances. We were very pleased with a handicapped room that we had. It even included a shower bench. The room was very clean and included everything that we needed. The front desk clerk was very friendly and informative. We will be back in the future.

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your stay. We are very glad to hear from you that you had such a pleasant stay with us. Our first priority is to offer best service to our valuable guests as we can. We would like to appreciate for a such kind words for us. We will see you again in...

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we were expecting something nicer. The bathroom was clean and the bed was fine, but the carpet was filthy. We killed between 15 and 20 flies in our room. The other couple we were with turned on their heat which filled the room with smoke and set off the fire alarm. They were told by the...

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to appreciate for your comments, we will try to resolve the issue. As we are exterior property and can't control the nature, but we keep fly swapper in each room for customer use. But we will work harder to solve this issue. We hope to see you again in future and have a wonderful time....

Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a short weekend to see our oldest grandson graduate and could not have been happier! Owner/Manager was very accommodating as we had several family members coming in at all times of the night. They helped us set everything up so everyone together and the rooms were ready. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms spacious....

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your stay. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel while your stay. Our entire team always try to help all of our guests as we could. Thank you for giving opportunity to serve you and we will look forward to see you again in future....

Wyoming, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have just returned from a one night stay. We were very pleased again with the room. Renovations have been made to freshen up the rooms. Coffee maker has been added to the room. Very homey feeling. Andy and Dixie are great hosts.

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, Diane for choosing us for your stay every time you get in our town. We plan to upgrade with something new in all of our rooms for our guest comfort every year. I am very glad to hear that you enjoy your stay better this time. We will see you again and again. Thank you so much for...

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stay here usually 2 or 3 times each year while traveling to see relatives in the east. The room is always clean and the beds are comfortable. The refrigerator is nice to have, too. We may not get here as often in the future now that the antique mall in Shipshewana is closing as that mall was the main...

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, Karen for choosing us for your stay till now. I hope we will see again in future if you come near by our area. we love to see you again and again. I am glad to hear that we provide best service to each our guest. Shipshewana always bring new attraction each year. They will bring MAC center...

Northampton
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Hotel was clean, had a nice free breakfast, near everything. and the price was right. could have paid more money and stayed in a more upscale hotel, but why? there was no problem with this one, it literally was near everything, and the money I saved here, meant more money I could spend in Shipshewana.

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you chose us for your stay, Elizabeth. we glad to hear that you enjoyed staying with us. we always try our best to give best service to all of valuable guests. we will see you again in future arrival in town. Thank you so much for spreading out good words about us. - Dixie

Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very good location for spending a few nights. Quite expensive for a motel that seems a bit rundown. We needed a place that would take pets, whuch they do. Good breakfast, with hot and cold food. The dining room is small, with only 2 tables. So if you want to meet your neighbors, that's the place to eat. Clean and...

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Roger for staying with us. we recently upgraded all our rooms, but i would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you had while your stay with us. we will try our best to give you best service next. Hope to see you again in future.

Clinton, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The price was right and it was clean. The breakfast area is very small so we took our food back to our room. Overall not a bad experience and we will surely be back.

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Robb.C. Thank you for a kind and honest review for us. We are trying to expand our lobby but we do not know when that project will be implement. Our guest is our priority for us. Thank you for staying with us. we are glad that you enjoyed our clean and comfortable rooms. We love to see you again and...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's just a basic room. Nothing special. Nice staff. Clean room. I don't think it's worth the 100.00 price tag though. Not too many amenities. To be honest I've stayed other places at that price that had more amenities. I'd say from my experience a fair price for a basic 1 queen bed here should be around 69.00 a night.

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your stay. I would like to apologize that any inconvenience. we are in tourist town so price will be varies each season. Hope to see you again in future.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Very nice and clean motel. Room was spotless and very comfortable. Desk with Chair, A table with 2 chairs near window. Comfortable beds, good working A/C. Also had Microwave and Refrigerator. Blow dryer was mounted on the wall with a coffee maker nearby. Breakfast area was the usual fruits,cereals, with the addition of Waffle Maker and Biscuits and Gravy. Would...

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ruheblatz, General Manager at Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, responded to this review

Hello Again, Thank you for staying with us and we are very glad to heart that you had very very good stay with us. Our guest is our priority. we always try our best to serve all of our guests. We recently upgraded all of rooms and we are receiving very good feedback about our renovation; happy to hear that...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built by 16 Amish families it's called the "The Rest Place" and with all there is to see and do in our quaint little town, you'll be ready to kick off your shoes at the end of the day and settle in for a quiet night. Each of the 30 rooms feature all oak furniture built by the local Amish families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

Address: 1195 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8804
Region: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Price Range: £50 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Der Ruhe Blatz Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We like one of the end rooms. That is our preference but any room I feel are all very comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles 623dianeb, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We reserved the handicap room so if someone has difficulty this room is perfect!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 738marlah, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you want to stay in a clean and quite hotel I would recommend this one.”
 of 5 bubbles lisas981, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If you use wifi tell them to put you close to the router.”
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“Ask to not be next to the maintenance room”
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