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“Beautifully kept grounds, but yucky otherwise”

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Duffy's Cottages & Suites
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Luckily we spent a lot of time outside while my 2-year old napped and after he went to bed. The yard and little lake view is very scenic and well kept up. The inside of the cabin had a few gross qualities. First of all, the kitchen smelled like years of build up of grease and the bathroom smelled like mildew. The "couch" was an old yucky futon that seemed so old and gross that I never sat on it. I had to wash all the dishes and coffee pot before I used them because they were not cleaned well. The sheets felt really old and worn in too.

I'm not that picky with this kind of stuff. It's fun to save some money and kind of rough it a bit sometimes. But this place was pretty icky. I expected better from the good reviews on trip advisor. Also the owner wasn't all that friendly.

We chose this place because we wanted two rooms for my son to have his own room to sleep in. That can be expensive. Also the beaches that are close by we're soooo covered in goose poop. We spent all our time in Lake Geneva.

This place basically just needs an update and a deep clean. It's got a pretty setting and a good set up.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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8  Thank siliwishes
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Duffy7100, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Wow, really don't know what to say about this one .... Haven't had any past complaints about cleanliness, me being grumpy, sure ... But not about cleaning. My wife and I take great pride in the maintenance of the cottages and grounds and constantly get compliments on it. If you had an issue you really should have mentioned it while you were here, to give us a chance to check on your complaint. I was in that cottage right after you left and did not see any problems except for the smell of soiled diapers that you left . I checked with the next guests to stay there, and they were perfectly happy.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our family of 9 adults and 1 teen rented 3 of the cottages and we had such a great time! Each cottage was clean and fully stocked with actual dishes (not plastic or paper), flatware and cookware. There were more than enough towels, too. Each cottage also comes with a picnic table and grill. Since we had the garden area to ourselves we were able to play badminton, Frisbee, etc... without any interference. Other than the fact that downtown Lake Geneva is a 15min drive away, everything else was perfect. We're already talking about doing it again next year.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank LMDavis007
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Duffy7100, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, nice people like you are the reason we do this. Hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The cabins are nice, however the owner is extremely rude. Friends wanted to see our cabin and stopped by. As we discussed dinner plans in the yard the owner came by and yelled "you guys HAVE to go." Then continued to use profanities towards young guests. Cabins are great for older couples who are alone, but because of the language used and the way we were treated I would NOT recommend this to families. I know other families in cabins near by were also shocked. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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7  Thank Alliebrandon
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Duffy7100, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

When a group of 4 guests, break the rules and have 9 or 10 EXTRA people.... They ruin the peace for all our other guests. They knew they couldn't have extra people, and the "young people" in their early 20s I would guess, were the ones with the smart mouths..... Our other guests were "so shocked" that they thanked me for being on top of things and getting rid of the rowdy party. Funny how it's always the rule breakers who moan. Oh well, everyone else was happy in the end.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Duffy's while celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! What a great little place. Our cottage was equipped with all the things needed for a nice little getaway. Every room was immaculate and just a great place to escape everyday life but still feel the comforts of home! Right near the water but far away enough from the bussle of downtown Lake Geneva.

Thank you Duffy's for a wonderful time! We will definitely be back. Hopefully your little tavern will be open for the next visit!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Renee0123
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Duffy7100, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review, and Happy anniversary .

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We had a great time memorial weekend staying at Duffys! The cottage was very clean and spacious. We loved the location walimg to the lake across the street and catching fish!
We have a mentally disabled daughter who love the playing in the sand and watching movies on the tvs which all had cable and movies to watch! Especialy walking distance to watch Hawks game at the pub! Relaxing and a beautiful location!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Sherry B
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duffpub, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon ....thanks for the nice review

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

This is the second trip we've made to Duffy's Cottages. What a terrific place to stay! The cottages are clean and spacious, well equipped, and the proprietor wonderfully friendly and accomodating. Duffy's is a perfect place for a small family reunion, the beach is right across the street, and the residential streets surrounding the well landscaped property are a perfect place for a morning run, walk, or bike ride This sure beats staying in a chain hotel! If you want to stay away from the hustle of Lake Geneva, but have the nearby towns a few minutes away, you should consider Duffy's! I love this place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank patty-ohchardon
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duffpub, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

thanks for your review, and we hope to see you here at Duffys soon

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Duffys Pub and Cottages is a great place to stay me and my family love going to Lake Geneva and the cottages are a great place to come back to after a busy day! The Duffys are very accommodating and friendly! Try it the next time you go!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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3  Thank Kms322
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duffpub, Owner at Duffy's Cottages & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

thanks for sharing your experience and we will see you again next year !

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Additional Information about Duffy's Cottages & Suites

Address: W4086 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Lake Geneva
Price Range: £59 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family owned business, our Hotel/Inn offers two bedroom kitchenette cottages-cabins and one bedroom suites on the peaceful North shore of Lake Como in Lake Geneva, WI. Centrally located just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Delavan and Elkhorn. Each of the cottages have access to our pier, green space, picnic tables, BBQ and lake views. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Duffy`s Cottages Hotel Lake Geneva
Duffy`s Cottages And Suites
Duffys Pub And Cottage

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