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Catfish Bend Inn & Spa

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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“catfish”(47 reviews)
“walk in shower”(6 reviews)
“resort complex”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was terrible. I had the veal parmesan. It was smothered in sauce and I don't think the meat was real veal. The room was noisy from some mechanical machine running down the hall. The room was dark and dingy. I was on the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catfish Bend and Spa is a great place to stay. The rooms are large and clean and very comfortable. I did not go to the Casino, but have been there in the past and it provides ample opportunities for a Midwest Casino. The exercise room...More

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Response from Marlena S, Manager at Catfish Bend Inn & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Your business is very much appreciated. We certainly hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stayed in the "Spa" side of the hotel, which is adults only. The king bed was incredibly comfortable. The decor was modern, clean, and very nice. All the staff were very friendly and the breakfast buffet (not included in room rate) was good. There...More

Thank Nicfli
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

In the middle of eastern Iowa, is a gem with a strange name. Catfish Bend does not make you think of a luxurious resort. Although the name is ambiguous, you will not be disappointed with the quality and diversity that you experience at this incredible...More

Thank Matt B
Response from Marlena S, Manager at Catfish Bend Inn & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

First of all, congratulations on your wedding. We are happy to hear you loved your stay. Hopefully you can make this your annual anniversary spot for many years. Thank you very much for choosing us as part of your wedding memories.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Edge water grill so depressing. No color or atmosphere. Food terrible and cold. Location in lobby is ok. But very dark. Different color on walls and hanging lights or something. Casino inside had some fun slot machines.More

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Response from Marlena S, Front Office Manager at Catfish Bend Inn & SpaResponded 12 August 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your lunch. Normally their food is fantastic. I am surprised with all the huge windows that it appeared dark. I am happy to hear that you found some of our fun casino games. Hopefully you had good luck...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Microwave
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Casino and Gambling
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$98 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$98 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (27)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (1)
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Allison S
30 November 2016|
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Response from Marlena S | Property representative |
No, only service animals.
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Allison S
30 November 2016|
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No, only service animals.
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larry r m
8 May 2015|
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Response from Marlena S | Property representative |
I am terribly sorry for your frustration. I am not fully following your issue, but I take it that you had a Love Package but no couples massages were open. We do not normally offer the Spa portion of our packages at a later... More
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Room Tips
"Ask for the "new" side. There are two sides to this hotel. Eventually, they should all be finished..."
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"We had the room closest to valet parking lot. It was separated from all other rooms. Loved it!"
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"I would request pool side"
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"Find a room in a different hotel.........."
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