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“Watch Out for the Paper Thin Walls” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Fairfax, Va.
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“Watch Out for the Paper Thin Walls”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2008

The advertisements for this nice appearing hotel proclaim that it was constructed by local Amish craftsman. Although it bears no unique Amish features, it has clean, comfortable rooms. The front desk staff are pleasant, and the continental breakfast is OK. Unfortunately, the walls between rooms are paper thin. We could clearly understand every word spoken by our neighbors, who were conversing in normal tones. Their television was deafening. We stuffed our ears with toilet paper and gamely tried to sleep through the night. Perhaps the Amish craftsmen who constructed the motel were deaf?

  • Disliked — Paper thin walls
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Der Ruhe Blatz Motel
Address: 1195 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Region: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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