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Green Turtle Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Grand Rivers
Certificate of Excellence
florida
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184 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Pet freindly unit was very clean and nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed here with several other families for a family reunion for four nights, five days. The condos (houses) were very nice. We had a 4 bdrm 4.5 bath, full kitchen with even a crock pot and mixer supplied, dishwasher, trash compactor, microwave, and all appliances. Lots of pots, pans, cooking sheets. I am not sure if all units are stocked the same but ours was very nice. The pantry even had a lot of basics, but we had all our own. Plenty of paper towels and TP, usually an oversight at most places we stay. They even had adog crate and dog bowls, but we had our own. The 1 bedroom was clean and even the carpet looked new. We rented a golf cart, which we had to trade in the next day, as it was not running well, but they exchanged happily. We walked everywhere with the dogs, but the kids had fun with the golf carts. You can take the golf cart into town for ice cream! Check out the 100s of turtles that come for bread around 6pm each evening below the Yacht club restaurant walk way, right next to the check-in office. The Ship store was cute, lots of souvenirs to choose from, and reasonably priced. We tried all the pools, all very nice and clean. The one pool just up from the office does not have stairs, odd, just ladders into 3ft for starters, which could be difficult for older adults. The Jade Spa & indoor pool was very nice. We did Aqua Zumba at the indoor pool for fun, a full hour of professional Zumba, who would have guessed in the middle of KY lake area! The weight, yoga, and classes are all free for guest staying at the resort, and they have about 3 different classes a day. They also have up to date equipment for a quick workout, free also for guests. We did not try the two restaurants on the grounds, as we ate at Patti's one night, and cooked the rest, just easier with lots of family. We did peek at the menus, the prices were OK, about $11 for a basic breakfast or sandwich. Free Wi-Fi too. Nice Bose system for the Ipod, Iphone! We would return again in a heartbeat. BUT beware of the boat rentals, they are not affiliated with Green Turtle, they are a separate entity but on the same grounds, WaterWay rentals. I would rent at KY Dam marina in Gilbertsville, the next closest place for boat rentals to this resort, about 15 minutes. We had rented a fishing boat for 3 days and a pontoon for one day, and we were taken care of after a bit of complaining that should not have been necessary, hate to bring that in to the mix when you are trying to have a good time.... Oh, the beach area on the grounds is pretty yucky, as lots of dead Asian carp floating in the water and stinky, so boat out away from the bank if you can, keeps away the stink from the dead carp. Those Asian carp will be a nuisance at any resort, so nothing Green Turtle Bay can do about that!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Brownsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Wonderful place! We stayed in one of the pet friendly condos with our two Bullmastiffs. Awesome amenities! Great food at very affordable prices. The couples massage at the spa was fabulous! We loved watching the turtles from the Yacht Club. We plan to visit GTB again!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife rented a 4 bedroom "cottage" overlooking the lake.
We had a total of 10 people, including 4 grandchildren, and the
accomodations were excellent.

Resort has EVERYTHING...a perfect way to spend a week..

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

House was lovely and clean. Free wifi resort wide. We love coming to the lake and this was a great home base. Beach was less than stellar, but boat rentals made up for it. We had a fantastic vacation. Do need to drive or use a golf cart to get around, because distances are far between amenities.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We took our daughter and two grandsons for a long weekend in June. First time at Green Turtle Bay and loved it. Our condo was great! We love to fish and rented a float boat one day. My 7 year old grandson loved catching catfish off the dock and loved the pool. We had a beautiful view of the marina. Everyone was very friendly. We had a full kitchen which provided everything we needed for our 6 month old grandson. Highly recommend this place. We will definitley go back!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

My family has been going to Green Turtle Bay for several years now. We go every summer for our family reunion. There are several different size condo rentals which works great for each of our families. There is plenty to occupy your time (boating, fishing, swimming, shopping, hiking, etc.), but one of my favorite things is sitting on the screened in porch reading and relaxing. If you want to be more active than this you can rent a boat, jet-ski, or golf cart. There is also a beach, 2 outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a volleyball court, and an indoor pool/fitness center/spa. There are two on-site restaurants. Dockers is a small diner type restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. I haven't visited the other restaurant, but understand that it's more upscale. The town of Grand Rivers and Patti's Restaurant and shops are just a couple of minutes away.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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fayetteville nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had never been to Grand Rivers for a short vacation since moving to KY 2 years ago and decided to give it a whirl. My husband is a big bass fisherman and I knew he would love it there. So I looked up things on Travel Advisor and found Green Turtle Bay Resort. We rented a 1 BR condo (#103) that overlooked the marina. It was a good choice, near the pool, near the dock, and fine for our Wed-Sun stay. If you decide to go, reserve a golf cart ahead of time since there are a limited number available for rent. We walked around a lot (and that was fine) but it would have been fun to zip around in the cart. I had a great early morning run on all the hills and my husband had a great time fishing. He rented a slip and could be out the door and fishing within 5 minutes. We will definitely plan another trip back this way and perhaps rent a larger unit overlooking another part of the beautiful lake. We did not eat at the little diner or the restaurant but will do so next time. Green Turtle Bay was very clean, the staff was friendly, and was surprisingly quiet.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Green Turtle Bay Resort
Address: 263 Green Turtle Bay Drive, Cumberland River Marker 32, Grand Rivers, KY 42045
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Grand Rivers
Amenities:
Beach 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Grand Rivers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacation condominium, marina & spa resort on beautiful Lake Barkley in Western Kentucky. Located in the unique Village Between the Lakes, Grand Rivers, KY. Amenities also include Jade & Earth Spa, indoor pool and health center, walking trails, beach area, boat rentals and much more. ... more   less 
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