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“It’s a Dormitory!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ogle Haus Inn

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Ogle Haus Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vevay
Washington, DC
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“It’s a Dormitory!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

The Ogle House was quite an interesting experience. We had to be at nearby Hanover College for some family business on a Monday morning. Not able to find suitable accommodations in Madison, we selected the Ogle House, which we understand is an old Indiana hotel that had been purchased by the Belterra Resort and Casino, which is located a few miles east of Vevay. (By the way DO NOT call it Vevay, it is “Vee-Vee”.) The Ogle House was closer than the casino hotel to Hanover, so we opted to stay there. It appeared that we were the only hotel guests. There were virtually no cars in the parking lot, save a couple with Indiana tags, which we surmised were owned by hotel staff. When we made reservations, we could only select the “river view” rooms. There were no “street view” rooms available. That seemed odd, particularly considering that no one else was at the hotel. We began to think of “The Shining” or “Hotel California”! A bit later, we learned that the Ogle Haus serves as housing for the Belterra Casino Hotel employees, which is made up of many international workers. A shuttle bus transports them to and from the casino hotel. They are partitioned from the “river” side. We never saw a worker in the main lobby area or river-side. Too bad. I’d bet they would have some interesting stories to tell about their experiences in America.

The rooms are average, a bit aged but clean and comfortable. The “river” side rooms have patios with a beautiful view of the Ohio River. Skip the breakfast. Possibly the worst we’ve experienced, anywhere. If you are there on a Sunday night, good luck in finding a place for dinner. Vevay closes on Sundays. We tried several places in Madison, but Madison was also closed for Sunday. The casino restaurants are prohibitively expensive and of notoriously poor quality. We finally found a truly unique experience, the Sunset Grill in Warsaw, KY. (You can find our review under that heading.)

We did get to play a round of golf on the resort golf course. It is an outstanding design. The rough was very thick and not cut in a graduated manner. If you are three inches off the fairway, you are in U.S. Open rough. In their defense, there had been quite a bit of rain and probably could not get the mowers in the rough areas for quite a few days. The fairways, traps and greens are beautifully maintained, especially for a resort course, which are famous for having folks “out golfin’” on their holidays, tearing up a course. A special thank you to Steve, the assistant golf professional who was very accommodating to us.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Southern Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We chose to stay at the Ogle Haus Inn for a girls weekend at Belterra because of the proximity to the casino and the free shuttle service to and from there. The building and lobby may have looked old fashioned, but that only added to its charm. The rooms were very updated and nice. The hotel was very clean and the staff couldn't have been more accomodating! The 24-hour shuttle service was the best part - all we had to do was let front desk staff know we were ready and the driver was there in minutes. When we were ready to return that evening we let Valet at Belterra know and the driver was there within 10 minutes to pick us back up. The deck of the hotel overlooks the river and is a great place to eat your breakfast or read a book.

All in all it was a great experience and I would definitely choose this hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Oakland City, Indiana, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

My husband and I along with our children and grandson stayed here to attend my mother-in-laws funeral. Our grandson is 1 year old and we were expected to keep him perfectly quiet because people kept complaining. He was not running rampant or beating on the walls however after a 3 hour trip and several hours in a funeral home he was acting like a one year old and running around the room. He cried for less than 2 minutes while being rocked to sleep and we were told to bring him in the lobby to get him to sleep if he didn't quit crying or we would be asked to leave. I believe this is total discrimination and I would recommend remodeling so the walls are not paper thin! We too could have complained about every noise from the other rooms we just figured it is a cheap hotel so what can you expect however I never dreamed that a baby crying is enough to be kicked out of a hotel!!! Now instead of getting sleep before my husband buries his mother we will be up all night worrying we will be asked to leave if the baby cries in the middle of the night with a bad dream!!!!!! I will never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

$250 extra was taken off of my visa card by the hotel. I called so the hotel could make it right. After calling multiple times, no one could help me. The manager wAs on vacation. I never received a return call or a return fax. This is stealing. Beware of using a card there!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Florence, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

we stayed there recently during the Harvest celebration going on in madison. They had great service and were very friendly. The rooms were clean and smelt good. The towels were kinda scratch though :/ My only surprise was the breakfast bar. I really thought they would have a nice breakfast bar but they basically had cereal and bread. That part was a dissapointment based on the looks and rest of the place

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

a bit of a drive from the casino but a welcome relief from the noise and cigarette smoke (yes this hotel is all non smoking) the pool was clean and at $79 a night it was a bargain. would recommend to anyone that wants some peace and quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Our stay was such a disappointment. Apparently, no one was aware of the invention of both the vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaner. There were huge stains all over the hall carpets. My room needed to have all the mold in the bathroom removed and there was no wifi. This is clearly a corporate rip off by a corporation that is aware that there are limited hotel options. Don"t try the breakfast bagels--inedible.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Ogle Haus Inn
Address: 1013 W Main St, Vevay, IN 47043-9459
Region: United States > Indiana > Vevay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vevay
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swiss/Bavarian - Ohio River overlooking the River. ... more   less 
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