Inn of the Dove
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In of the Dump
Inn of the Dove or Inn of the Dump?
To make my list short, we had our first room that had bugs and a clump of hair in the shower. So then the second room we go to:
Mold in the jacuzzi, soot from the fireplace on the floor, dirt on the floor, awoke with bug bites, shower head fell off during shower, heater made noise, jacuzzi wouldn't work and then would not stop running at 4:00am.
Your limo ride is a town car with tinted windows.
This place is disgusting, oh and watch your bill because they overcharge you!
I would NEVER return again!
Very nice getaway for a romantic couple.
If you want a romantic getaway, go to The Inn of the Dove, in Cherry Hill NJ. We just returned from a weekend getaway and had the most wonderful, most romantic time. The room was so nice, bigger than i expected also. Very clean!!! The fireplace, king sized bed and hot tub just added to the excitment. I will definetly be going back to this one and i HIGHLY recommend it for those who want to get away and are looking for a fun, relaxing, romantic vacation.
We went to the Harrisburg location and absolutely loved it. The room was clean and luxurious. We expected it to be nice, but it was even better. The jacuzzi was very relaxing and we had a very romantic stay.
We liked it so much, we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay.
They also had different baskets made up to purchase and they have special packages for special occasions, ie: birthdays. We enjoyed it so much, that we booked for December and our looking forward to using the in room fireplace.
we had the best time it was a beautiful room very clean and the employees were very nice. we loved the hot tub, and their was no reason to leave once we were there they had everything we needed soda coffee.
tea room service it was great. when we arrived they even sold candles for in the rooms i know we will definetly go back we hated to leave
The Inn of the Dove in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a wonderful place for couples to get away. I have stayed in this facility several times, in a regular suite and in the suite with the pool, and have always found it very clean, quiet, and romantic. The fireplace adds a nice touch in the colder months and the in-room jacuzzis are spacious and relaxing. This is NOT a place to take the family...I doubt the children would understand or appreciate the mirrors on the ceiling. :) This is THE place to take your special someone. Give it a try - the only thing you have to lose is a good night's sleep. Highly recommended!
Well,Let me just say this place was a disapointment from start to finish.I paid 600.00 dollars for a stay at the swiming pool suit and the jucussie suite with my wife.To start off the place was old and not taken care of,it was dirty and smelled.The entertainmentcenter consisted of a cheap VCR AND A TV with a portable radio on top of it.This is not what I consider entertainment center.The popcorn comes in a microwave bag..ACT.. the cheap stuff ,not even classy enough to buy the good stuff..WOW.YOU POP IT YOURSELF!The sauna is a shower with a door the idea is you let the steem build up in there .But it does have a seat.The pool is a health issue,big cracks in the pool,no ventalation in the room so the clorine makes you feel sick if you swim to long.There is a heater that runs 24/7 in the pool area that is how the pool is heated,the lighting is bad to.Sorry but this place was really bad,I could understant if it was 80.00 a night but 300 no way is it worth it.The web site is missleading I thought to say the least.Do youself a favor and stay somewhere else.this place is a dump.RegardsRoger
LOVED my stay at the DOVE
The Dove is just the right place for a couple to get-away and forget the daily troubles. It is relaxing and offered the seclusion that we were after.
The Romatic Suite That Turned Sour
Think a stay at your local Inn of the Dove sounds romantic? Well, it can be, unless your staying at the Bensalem location. We booked the "Dove Suite" which includes a private swimming pool, jaczuzzi and sauna. Everything at first seemed very great, and looked very luxurious. Around the jacuzzi, is marble tiles. Upon getting into the tub, I had noticed there were towel's layed out in a funny position in the one area, but didn't pay much attention to it. I had reached out onto the side to get a towel, and when I did, I sliced my arm so badly that it was near the point of requiring stitches. The tiles were extremely damaged and uneven, and they had been covered up by these towels. My wife was placing candles around the pool area, and was slightly electrocuted by 4 small wires protruding up from a large crack in the tile floor. I had brought my laptop, and wanted to check my e-mail, so I put a $40 deposit on the phone to have it turned on. I dialed out once, checked my e-mail, after seeing the sign on the wall that clearly stated "ALL LOCAL CALLS .50 CENTS" And in small print, said that if they calls were local, there was no minute by minute charge. So I called the AT&T Operator to make sure the access number I was using was local and there would be no extra charges. I tried to log on for a second time a few hours later, and the phone was shut off. Upon calling the lady at the front desk, she stated that I ran it up to $24, and she personally shut it off. Now...why would that be done, if I still have $16 on my account to use? And there is absolutely no way that one local call to AOL ran it up that high, I was only online for 2 or 3 minutes. After I had sliced my arm, I called the front desk, and told the lady that we were checking out immediatly and that I wanted a refund, as I had paid almost $400 in cash for the room. She denied my request, and even slammed the phone down on me. I had called back again a second time, to dispute the phone charges, and the ladyas being harassing if im just trying to get what I paid for. And 5 minutes later, we had 4 local policemen knocking at our door saying she called because she was being harrassed. This was not the case by far. The police saw the cut on my arm, and the electrical wires, and rest of the room damage, and suggested we stay the night, and that he was told we would have a full refund in the AM by the manager....he was told this by the night clerk. Well, we did just that, and in the morning, went into the main office, and before we could even explain our bad experiences, we had the manager, Otis, screaming and cursing at us that we were harassing the front desk lady the night before. In his words "You will not get a ****ing penny for a refund". So we have now filed a civil suit against them. 15 Calls, over 3 days, to district manager Tom were unanswered and messages not returned. So....I'd highly suggest the Trump Marina jacuzzi suite in Atlantic City if you are looking for a romatic getaway without the stress and shotty room. If you would like pictures of the damage to the room, please feel free to contact me. Also, the stereo system did not work, nor did the room come with the ammentities that are listed on the website such as popcorn, bathrobes, etc. Thanks for reading.
A Great Experience
We thought the Inn was a great getaway for the young-at-heart, and had a great adult theme. Only problem is that if you are thinking of getting the honeymoon suite, be sure to ask if all that is shown on the web is what you get. We thought the sauna was part of our package, only to find out after getting there it was not, even though it was a listed feature for that particular room. It did state on the home page that not everything could be included at each location, but on the Harrisburg site it never actually stated anything advertised as not actually being available there. Other than that one thing, we loved it, and would definitely entertain the idea of going there once again...if not more!
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Travel Blogs from Harrisburg
... hours of shopping at the Camping World Superstore (Kent loved it), then Costco, liquor store and groceries. It is verrryy difficult to find a liquor store in Pennsylvania probably becuz they have the strictest liquor regulations in all of the USA. Expenses: Campsite Freeport, Maine 2 nites : $80.00 Campsite 3 nites Plymouth $120.00 Campsite Clinton, CT 1 nite $42.00 Campsite 3 nites Jonestown, PA $132.00 Gas Car $80.00 Gas RV: $110. Gas RV: $100. Tolls ...
... t accelerating. It was almost as though we were out of gas even though we had just filled up. We got across the bridge and pulled into a parking lot. The Westy was not really working properly so we found a garage that knows Westys and gave them a call. They were closing in 15 minutes but said they would wait for us to bring it over and see if it was a quick fix. We got the car working and started driving there. With about 1km left to drive the car ...
... right? Errrrrrch!
Everything came to a stop and for the next 1 1/2 hours we inched along the
highway and amused ourselves by listening to the variety of available radio
stations. We learned how to look after cornrows if they itch, what Snoop Dog
said to an albino woman and that there are at least 3 Jesus stations to each
cornrow or Snoop Dog station. We finally made a stop at McDonalds for a quick
bite and ...
... for. The streets were clean and the gardens well tended.
Wilmington's Market Street was quite attractive and there were a number of buildings related to Du Pont. We stopped at a shopping centre and bought cheese to add some variety to our rolls for lunch - today will be ham,tomato and cheese!
Decided to head for the Lancaster region. The Lancaster Pike goes through a residential area with greenery along the sides. It was a very pleasant drive along Route 41 ...
... a street and, boom, shabby neighborhood. Not too bad actually--just a couple abandoned houses and some people who let their lawns go wild. It does look like there were some rund down stretches that were torn down and replaced with new townhouses. Boring, flat faced townhouses--but sure better than abandoned buildings or empty lots!
An African American woman walking behind me strikes up a conversation. "Where are you headed to at this time of the morning?"