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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We initially looked at Der Ruhe Blatz based on the price and then we looked at other reviews. We were surprised to see that this hotel gets such good reviews for being so cheap. We booked the room and we were happy to see that it was as good as everyone else says it is. Just know that if you are looking for a place with all of the amenities, this place is not for you. If you want a nice place to stay, clean room, comfy bed, and nice breakfast all for a good price then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank WDWis4Me
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

This place was clean. It was quiet. It was inexpensive. Under $75. Average was under $65 for a queen bed. All no smoking inside. Nice breakfast. Waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal and juice. Coffee or hot tea for breakfast til they locked the office for the night. The lady who owned the place was very accommodating. We needed to leave early and she made sure breakfast was ready on a Monday morning on time. It was a modern place not what you would expect for this price. There wasn't a fitness center but in Shipshewana you are going to do a lot of walking anyway. No pool... This is not something we have to have.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank carrie141
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Visited this motel again this year in September and as always everything was great. Had no complaints what so ever. Am looking forward to next year already. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and all appliances in the rooms are clean as well. The housekeeping staff are very trustworthy and keep the rooms very clean and fresh smelling.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We've stayed at this motel several times and have never had a bad experience. The rooms are filled with beautiful Amish made furniture. The beds are exceptionally comfortable. We like that you can park in front of your room. There's an ample comp b'fast served in their lobby area. Seating is limited to 12-14 but we had no problems finding space. We've never had a problem with unclean rooms or nasty little critters crawling around. The price is way less than other lodging in the area and some may think that because of the inexpensive rates, that the motel doesn't measure up to the standards of others in the area but it definitely does. We also like that there's a sink separate from the toilet/tub/shower, so 2 people can be tending to themselves. Bathrooms are small but clean and it serves the purpose! Excellent value for families. They have adjoining rooms if needed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank RosieTholl
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This was our first time staying here.The price was right and the room was nice, and very close to everything! We were towards the front with parking right out side our door. The refrigerator was not very cold, and there was no air on when we got there so room was hot. Did'nt like that the office closed at night so therefore no ice or coffee. Big disappointment was no Sunday breakfast, not even coffee to go. The staff was very nice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have stayed at three other motels in Shipshewana and have paid dearly for them. This time we decided that all we needed was a clean comfortable room for two nights. We had that and much more. We loved the old motel design where you park 4 feet from your room. How convenient is that? The bathroom was pristine and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was good. This will be our 'place to stay'.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Indianatraveler44
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

we spent in this motel 2 nights . we paid 65$ tax incl for night for 2 queen bed room. the room was quite huge and clean, the motel is a little bit out from Shipshewana but in any case you always need the car so don't matter. considering the prices other motels asked for a double room this one was perfect. breakfast was wuite good (waffle to make, coffee, toast. greavy weren't really good)
I'd come back here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank froggy73
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Address: 1195 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8804
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Region: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range: £53 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Der Ruhe Blatz Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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