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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best resorts along with world's one of the biggest indoor water park. Best place to spend a few days here during winter. In summer they have a huge outdoor water park. Book a stay and get tickets to water park admission tickets free. Great restaurants on site and arcade area indoors. Recommended

Thank Rishi M
Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a two-room suite, which was plenty of room for a one-night stay for two adults and four teens/tweens. We had a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a safe. There were two full bathrooms (located between the bedrooms), so that made it much easier! There was also a fireplace and small balcony, but we did not use those... More 

Thank Michelle M
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first visited The Kalahari in 2014. We had a wonderful time at the waterpark! I lived in a different city then. I now live in Sandusky Ohio which is home to this wonderful resort. I applied for a job and I got it! I was super excited to become apart of the Kalahari team. Not only was I welcome... More 

Thank Karin L
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first time visiting the Kalahari and we will definitely be back! Can't wait to come back when our little one has grown 2 inches and can ride the slides! The only downfall was food choices. It may be because it's the off season, but two of the main four restaurant options were closed. We stayed 3 nights... More 

Thank Brittany P
Shelby Township, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi! I went to Kalahari (last???) summer (2016) and I had a lot of fun. There were a lot of different activities to choose from including their famous watermark, an arcade, and a variety of food/ restaurants. I went there during the summer on a weekend... 😬😬😬 not the best time to go. It was very crowded and the waits... More 

Thank jacksanitate
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138 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tips: 1)There is body wash in the showers. Nice quality. 2)Food is expensive. $30 for a large plain pizza. $6 for pulled pork sandwich. $9 for chicken strips and fries. Pizza looked dry and many people left pieces uneaten. We left and got two large pepperoni pizzas and chicken parm at Fazollis for $30 3)They have towels. They are small... More 

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room & the room amenities; a complimentary upgrade is a great way to start your stay! I have shared your review with our management team as there are opportunities for us to improve that need to be shared. Overall, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we'll see... More 

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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here multiple times and really enjoy it. The park is the best we've been to. The size and amenities are also a little more than others but so are the prices. The food is very good but like most amusement parks is expensive. There is a lot to do besides the park. The mini bowling and arcade... More 

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

Thanks for being a return guest Steve! I'm thrilled to hear that we're the best park you've been too. I am surprised by your comments as many of guests enjoy coming during a low season as they find the wait times reduced. To clarify if you did just recently stay with us, Thanksgiving week/break is not our low season. I... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous place to visit. You are treated from EVERYONE with respect and friendliness. Your visit is perfectly orchestrated from the moment that you arrive. We never encountered ONE person who was not happy to help. The staff personifies what the owners of this facility are trying to convey. Beds are comfortable and pillows are GREAT!! Our friends and family will... More 

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

Rena, your review is awesome! I am delighted to have shared this with our staff & we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you visiting us again & bringing your family & friends. More 

Bay Village, Ohio
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12 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok we were just there 11/23/16. The Waterpark is awesome !! The 4 kids and adults had a blast. There is so much to do, never a dull moment. I personally could stay in the wave pool and the hot tubs all day. It's nice and warm and inviting inside you don't really care about the cold, snow or rain... More 

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

Hi Dennis! We're happy to hear that everyone had a blast. We build our waterparks for guests of all ages & thrill levels, the wave pool & hot tubs are the favorites among our guests. I have to say, you're really missing out if you're not enjoying some of our restaurants, our pizza is award winning! Check out some of... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Front desk everyone is so nice and respectful. Russ.Chad.Melissa..and names im sorry I dont remember cause im trying to lol..Bell hops Jeremy. .Stone.and one other im sorry always take care of me and I actually ask for them over and overthanks to al the above .seeing everyone there makes me feel (Not LIKE A CUSTOMER BUT LIKE FAMILY) OTHERS BY... More 

Thank Ray J

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  • 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: £120 - £245 (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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“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
“The rooms are awesome. Bring your own food !”
 of 5 bubbles DennisBayv, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a guarantee on your room... view, TV, shower, beds...the big buck rooms have a good view”
 of 5 bubbles johnhG6045KZ, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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