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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

On our road trip to the Keys, we wanted to snorkel with Manatees and there is no better place to do so as at the Plantation on Crystal River. The hotel offers spacious rooms with view on the canal and a good breakfast buffet. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The heritage town is just around the corner.

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Went here for a womens weekend bash. Had some issues with key to room and with coffee pot in room but staff were very quick to fix issues. Customer service was excellent.., Food was very good in resturant at hotel and breakfast buffet was good too. Pricing at bar for beer was overpriced ($5.00 for Mic,Ultra) so we went to...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2015

What a great stay. We were able to rent a kayak right on the grounds and enjoy the water ways and see some manatees!! The restaurant at the hotel was really nice, good views and good food. The grounds are very well maintained and we loved just walking around. A nice little ending to our evening was sitting in the...

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1Thank Sean L
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We had a great time here. The room was big and comfortable, and the beds were great. The service was mixed, though some staff were very nice. The restaurant was OK, but not more. The pool and the lawn are great. The connected dive shop is also ok. We did a Manatee tour, but were not very lucky, which can...

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Thank Christoph G
Reviewed 9 October 2015

In general, this hotel was just okay. It is older, which is fine, but there is a persistent smell reminiscent of a nursing home in the halls and our room smell like a port-a-potty, which obviously was very unpleasant. They said it was the cleaning disinfectants but it still smelled. The beds were comfortable and the hot tub was very...

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Misty M, Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

Dear Valued Tripadvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay. I am sorry to hear you had issues. We hope if you are in the area you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a much better experience. I am happy to hear that the staff was great.

Veenendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Been here 1 night and it was very nice. Staff was helpful and nice as well. If you want to stay in Crystal River this is the hotel to be. Unfortunately the weather was bad (cloudy and rain) but we enjoined some time in the pool and hot tub.

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Outdated hotel in the middle of nowhere with 5th Avenue aspirations. Stuff is stiffed, place looks like from 1980's. My mom liked it since she's retired and they have great pool that is so shallow one cannot drowned. Not worth the over 100 dollars price tag. Breakfast is not included. U decide.

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Denise M, Guest Relations Manager at Plantation on Crystal River, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and do hope we are able to exceed your expectations on a future visit. We value our guests input and we will pass along your review to all departments for review as we strive to get a '5' with all of our guests!

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2015

A magnificent driveway leading to beautiful grounds where manatee can be seen from the manicured lawns. Tennis courts, 27 hole golf course, swimming pool with tiki bar, good quality restaurant, great beds, the quietest air conditioning ever and friendly staff. Why not 5 star? Well, to be honest, the new owners have some way to go in their upgrade program...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Very moldy smell. No fire exits. Fire alarm in the room does not look like it works. Elevator very moldy. It is 2:11 am now and I've just woken up from a terrible nightmare in which I was being suffocated and am thinking about packing my stuff up and leaving, but can't bear the thought of going down the weird...

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

My boyfriend and I went to spend a weekend at this hotel last weekend for a couples getaway! I found a great deal online and it was more than what I expected! Friendly staff, the hotel is old so it does have a tiny bit of an older smell, but that should be expected. However, the room was very clean...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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West 82 Bar and Grill
West 82 Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest spring systems in the state and home to more than 500 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few. OUR HOTEL IS THE PLACE TO STAY & PLAY IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion • Fraternal Groups Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available. We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather. Remember to visit Spa Bleu at Plantation while staying at the Resort to experience a moment of wellness at our first class Aveda Spa. Offering facials, massage therapy,body treatments, Vichy shower, pedicures, manicures, and a full hair-care Salon. And don't forget we are a world class fishing destination as well. Our Adventure center offers guided fishing charters as well and many other water based activities. Including our Trip Adviser top rated "Swim with the Manatee tours". We are the place to play and stay! ... more   less 

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
Region: United States > Florida > Crystal River
Price Range: $132 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation on Crystal River 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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Plantation Hotel Crystal River
Plantation Resort Crystal River
Plantation On Crystal River Florida
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“Some rooms have patios looking out to the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles Lobodoh, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The hotel does not have an elevator. If you have difficulty with stairs ask for a room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles lindalJ4074NB, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the outdoor activities and the amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles Gigika, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a patio room, water view”
 of 5 bubbles arene_11, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The layout is linear with the lobby in the middle. The closer you book to the lobby the closer you will be to the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles PirateCapt, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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