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Plantation on Crystal River
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Boat trip”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The boat hire at this location is Excellent value. Helpful staff. A great afternoon out for all the family. We found this location by chance having read some of the less fav arable reviews regarding other similar hire places in the location. One of the best afternoons of our holiday.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We rented a pontoon boat yesterday for my husband (who is on a wheelchair), myself and 3 friends. The staff was wonderful in helping to get my husband down a floating (rocking) dock and onto the boat. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. When we got back it was high tide to the dock ramp was not able to be level to roll his wheelchair up and without pause 2 employees lift the wheelchair with my husband and carried it over the ramp! All of this on a very very busy Saturday during scallop season.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Our family of five recently stayed at the Plantation. We found the hotel, restaurant and bar to be very good and very reasonable. We came to scallop and see the manatees. Very convenient to have the dive shop and marina right at the resort. We were there 3 days and never had to leave. After we caught our scallops, the restaurant did a great job of cooking them for us that evening. Not the Ritz, but I was not expecting that level. Everything was beyond my expectations for a small town.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

The Hotel is a little old but clean and the staff is very nice, they do take dogs and kids! :) Everyone had a great time the pool was fun and the food is good! We did scalloping which the restaurant cooked for us and swam with the manatees, saw a momma and her baby it was awesome but the water is cold be sure to wear a wetsuit, both were fun and easy my 6 and 10 year old were able to do everything too! We will be back, winter time u see more manatees!

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Today we rented a pontoon boat from the adventure service desk. the staff was great, especially Dustin. He got, parked,and got again our boat four times without hesitation or aggravation. He was always friendly and suggested a great place for breakfast. If renting a pontoon boat I hope you are lucky enough to have Dustin as your guy!!! Also, Paul was friendly and courteous as well!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed here right before the 4th of July weekend. The rooms were great. They were very clean and spacious. AC can be adjusted to get very cold so that is a plus. No issues with he rooms whatsoever.

The location is great. You can paddle to the 3 sister springs or head out the river to go scalloping. It is a beautiful paddle or drive on the river. Activities and scenery were great.

We brought our boat and there was plenty of docking space along the sea wall. 4th of July seemed very crowded though as boats were stacking 3 x 3. You can see boats of all sizes up to 30'+ so the ramp can accommodate big boats. The dive shop ran the ramp and the docks. they are super helpful. They have a great crew running that shop.

The bar restaurant is OK. You can order food right near the pool. The service was a little slow and they forgot items occasionally. They did comp a drink or two for the inconvenience. Food is not the greatest for the price, nothing special. The indoor restaurant did a great job cooking our scallops, but again price is a little overkill for what it is. It is far from gourmet. The indoor staff seemed to have it together a bit better than the outside staff, when we ate there anyway.

The pool was lovely but a bit too warm for my taste and had a lot of leaves, grass etc in it.

When we checked out the sales manager was very helpful. She taxied me back and forth in a golf cart to go to my boat and back after we pulled it out. It made me feel like a king.

The only negative about the hotel is the desk staff. Again, some are on top of it others not so much. I had extended a night and they promised a room in a certain area of the hotel for that night's stay but when we went to check it it was in a totally different area and had a different bed/beds than promised. Which incurred a lot of walking around with our luggage and little ones. It seemed other people were complaining about the desk and room situation too. but maybe because it was the holiday weekend.

Overall it was a great stay for a family. There is lots to do and it is in a beautiful location. I highly recommend it. The outside bar and desk staff could use some work as they were a bit inconsistent with the customer service.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We visited the Plantation for the first time from Daytona Beach, FL. I took my daughter on the Manatee Tour. We had the best time, Captain Ed is very knowledgeable of the area and the Manatees, he put us right where the Manatees were, a mother and her baby. My daughter loved this experience and this is thanks to Captain Ed. If you are ever in the area you need to take this tour as well as the other tours Captain Ed offers. You will not be disappointed and you will have the experience of a lifetime. This is our new place to vacation.
Thank You Captain Ed

Sincerely
Brad Todor

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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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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