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Lincoln Park, Michigan
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Me and my mom stayed at the kalahari for 2 nights and it was the perfect getaway! When we arrived at the resort, we were told that we could get the Nomad room instead of the Hut Room, which we were originally going to get. I accepted the offer before my mom could say anything, and I'm glad I did!...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! We are so excited to have been part of your birthday memories! I am so happy that you enjoyed everything from your room upgrade, the arcade, pizza & staff. Best yet is how thrilling our waterpark was for you! Thanks for being such a fan of Kalahari! We hope we get to see you before your next birthday!...

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Spent 3 nights at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio with two teenagers. The resort was clean, staff was friendly and helpful (only had one unpleasant incident with a server and the resort made it up via free dessert). Great water park, lots to do for kids of all ages. Hubby and I spent most of our time at the pool...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Kalahari Resorts & for the great review Paula! We are very pleased to know that you found our resort to be clean, with helpful & friendly staff. It's great that we are a place that everyone in the family, yourself, hubby & two teenage children all had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to having you as...

Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This was our first trip, and my 10 year old son loved it. He really enjoyed the large hot tubs. We liked our room and the bathrooms are very large. Both my son and I are claustrophobic so we could not enjoy any of the water slides as they are all closed in. They do not have any open ones....

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that your 10 year old son loved visiting us. I know we certainly loved having you. Thank you for the valuable feedback from a parent's perspective. I will be sure to share your thoughts with all the individual departments. I hope that the large indoor wavepool provided some fun for your son and yourself since...

Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a way to break up a lengthy car ride with the kids and came across this place and boy what a find. The indoor water park is INCREDIBLE. The kids had a blast and honestly do did we. The room was spacious and super comfortable. The bed and bedding may be some of the most comfortable...

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Macomb, Michigan
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The resort is fantastic, the name speaks for itself. However, my complaint lies in both of the children waterslide areas. In the outside area, there are 6 slides i believe, and one person (two for a small time frame) working the area. The lady working at the top allows one kid to go down at a time, for all 6,...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thanks for all of the experiences you shared in your review from your recent trip to Kalahari Resort. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the resort and had a fabulous time. I am sorry to hear about the slide attendant issues that you had to deal with on your recent visit. Please understand that is not the norm. I...

New Philadelphia, Ohio
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Kalahri Resort is quite impressive with their water work parks inside and out. From pools and slides for little ones, relaxing lazy river, hot tubs to huge slides and rubber raft rides, it is a blast. I am a 60 year old grandmother and I did my best to keep up with my 10 and 12 year old grandsons while...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am so thrilled to hear that your family had a wonderful time enjoying our Waterpark and the other activities Kalahari has to offer. I'm so happy you were able to venture around the Resort and check out the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park and Safari Animal Park one of thew days. It sounds...

Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just came back on Aug.18 for a quick getaway. Stayed at Great Bear Wolf Lodge and checked out early due to uncleanness of lodge room and small Waterpark area. Would highly recommend Kalahari Resort to anyone making a trip to Sandusky in the future. Lots to do and great place to stay! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Price was...

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I am sorry to hear that you had a rough start to your vacation but I am thrilled that you chose Kalahari. I am glad you enjoyed your room and our staff was very helpful for you.

Stratford, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2014

There are 8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids 8 and under) that just returned from a one night stay at Kalahari! This place is so much fun...it's everything wrapped into one place. We will def be returning again!

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 20 August 2014

1st visit and it was awesome! We had a lodge and two huts all connecting. We cooked our own meals. Staff were extremely nice and attentive. Rooms were clean, kitchen was fully stocked with cookware ,utensils, and dishes. Water park was awesome....fun for all ages. My family will definitely make this an annual trip! Can't wait until next year!

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your first trip to Kalahari. The Indoor waterpark is really a beautiful sight to see. When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed by all of the slides and attractions we offer. The Lodge Suite is a nice suite to have because it includes a full kitchen! I'm glad to hear the room was...

Reviewed 19 August 2014

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Kalahari in Sandusky. Our suite was lovely, clean, spacious and well-stocked. We loved the waterpark, the food was great, and the staft was helpful, efficient and friendly.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to review your stay. Our rooms are usually pretty spacious and I'm glad to hear your suite was clean and big for you. I'm also pleased to hear that you had a great time in the waterpark and enjoyed the food options we offer. Take care and we'll see you back...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky provides water parks, Safari Outdoor Adventure Park, indoor/outdoor water park, catering/wedding facilities, spa, salon, fitness training in fitness center, dining options, and more.Over 850 beautifully appointed authentic African-themed guest rooms and suites offer coffeemaker, vacation sized refrigerator, microwave, free high speed Internet access, voice mail, TV, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, pay per view movies, and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Address: 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-8628
Region: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range: €121 - €243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 3.5*
Number of rooms: 884
Also Known As:
Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Kalahari Hotel Ohio
Kalahari Waterpark Sandusky
Kalahari Resort Sandusky Oh
Kalahari Waterpark Hotel Sandusky
Kalahari Water Park
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Sandusky, Ohio
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandusky
#2 Family Hotel in Sandusky
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“Go with the Nomad Room at minimum.”
 of 5 bubbles tar419, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One-night stay gives you two days' play at the waterpark.”
 of 5 bubbles Grumpy088, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in several rooms and the queen family suite is the best value”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw134, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4th floor was great. Our room had a fireplace and a balcony! Two queen beds and a pullout couch, frig, microwave and coffee pot.”
 of 5 bubbles Janelle00, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms were quiet. The indoor water park was loud as expected with everyone having a good time.”
 of 5 bubbles Greencpa, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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