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“A comfortable, accomodating hotel with a great "old florida" golf course .”

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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
“A comfortable, accomodating hotel with a great "old florida" golf course .”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Four friends went for a couple days of R&R to play golf and mahjong. Our experience could not have been more pleasant: the staff( every single person with whom we had contact)in the hotel and at the course. was unfailingly kind, welcoming, courteous, helpful and interested in us.

Staffing was short at the Tiki Bar on Sunday afternoon, but the server/bar tender/ towel dispenser was the only service delay that we experienced. The person was very apologetic and regretful about the slow service.

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Spent two night here. Absolutely no complaints. The dive shop next door provided excellent tours and service. We saw manatees while both kayaking and snorkeling with the dive shop crew. The bar was a nice place to get both drinks and food.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Port Richey, Florida
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Second visit in six months again with less than satisfying results. Staff, especially in the dining room was subpar waiting for drinks and less offerings at Mothers Day morning buffet. Rented a boat for $270 with bent prop blades, no radio, seats torn and had to tie the second anchor ourselves. They took my Drivers License when I rented the boat and didn't return it. I called back the next day and they apologized and said they would Fed Ex it back to me by next day service. Today, the fourth day I received it in a plain envelope in the regular mail with my personal information on it. What a shame as it's got nice surroundings but nobody there seems to be trained properly to actually smile at people and service them. Oh well.....

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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The Villages, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We took a tour to the Crystal River thru
JP TOURS IN THE VILLAGES. The tour included a stop to see the historic Yulee Sugar Mill ruins and then lunch at the Plantation on Crystal River. After lunch we took a boat tour on the Crystal River to see the Manatees. We saw a mother and baby manatee. They came right next to boat. Our tour guide on the boat wa Ross Files who knew a lot about the river and the manatees.We really enjoyed the whole tour.Thanks to JP Tours, Evelyn the owner.Also Alex who went out of his way to make our trip enjoyable and Rissi who helped him. I would highly recommend JP TOURS.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Had a two night stay at the Plantation Hotel. Wonderful setting and good clean comfortable rooms. Evening meal in restaurant was extremely good. Hired pontoon boat and had a lovely morning on Crystal river - lucky enough to see lots of manatees, osprey and turtles. If in this area a visit to Homosassa wildlife park is a must. Definitely hope to return some day.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a garden view room (which was actually parking lot view) but otherwise the room was large and fairly nice. We stayed one night and were able to enjoy the very warm pool and hot tub. The pool has some nice spots to lounge and watch the sunset (partial view over the canal) there are lots of activities and amenities on site including spa and dive center. The tiki bar has some decent drinks and snacks for a reasonable price,and the bartender Al was friendly and provided great service. Would go back and try a few of their amenities, and will recommend to others for a shirt stay

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This trip was for a conference and I was really excited when I saw the brochure for the hotel, but I was underwhelmed. First, the weather was lousy, which is beyond anyone's control, but we were forced to move some events inside. There weren't enough servers and one person was pouring coffee for 80+ diners. Second, It took too long for the breakfast buffet - the server couldn't handle charging a meal to my room and disappeared for 15 minutes. I had to go find a manager to pay for it. Third, the landscaping was full of weeds almost 3 feet high, so clearly not a priority.

The bedroom was clean and large, but the chairs in the meeting room were old and some had torn seats. Finally, I had to pay for internet service separately. When I can get free wifi at a discount chain; that is unacceptable.

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Property: Plantation on Crystal River
Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest spring systems in the state and home to more than 500 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few. OUR HOTEL IS THE PLACE TO STAY & PLAY IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion • Fraternal Groups Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available. We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather. Remember to visit Spa Bleu at Plantation while staying at the Resort to experience a moment of wellness at our first class Aveda Spa. Offering facials, massage therapy,body treatments, Vichy shower, pedicures, manicures, and a full hair-care Salon. And don't forget we are a world class fishing destination as well. Our Adventure center offers guided fishing charters as well and many other water based activities. Including our Trip Adviser top rated "Swim with the Manatee tours". We are the place to play and stay! ... more   less 
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