Plantation on Crystal River
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... that has Nerds in it! Definitely recommend it. We drove about 5 hours after that to Tifton, Georgia and had dinner as Asahi Express Japanese Steak House & Seafood. The southern accents were in full force, and we kept (and keep) wondering: What do we sound like to them?
After we had dinner, we were on the road again. Next destination: Best Western Crystal River Resort – Crystal River, Florida. I had never seen a real palm ...
... and met a guy named Vic. He offered us to go on his boat up the river. When we took off he let me drive the boat. When we travelled a bit we found a good spot for fishing I cast my rod but I didn't ...
Today we had a great ride on the new bike trail in Dunnellon with our friends Trish and Steve. It's a total of 5 miles through the forest. So beautiful. The Florida beauty many tourist don't get to see. After, we all met Lynn and Larry at Swampy's on the Rainbow River for lunch.
Our first stop on our trip is Nature Coast Landings RV Resort in Crystal River. Many of our friends from when we lived here have not yet left for the summer so we are having fun visiting with them. Rocky got his hair cut for the summer. We didn't realize how big his ears were! Looking forward to our stay here at our old home.
... purchase or buy pictures or souvenirs, we simply couldn’t resist buying a copy of the DVD of our experience – great shots of Larry face to face with several manatees and of me desperately clinging to the fingers of our captain as he patiently led me through these wonderful creatures. The shop just happened to have tee shirts with the picture of a manatee and printed with the title of our blog, LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE – we just couldn’t resist.
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This horrible place is a pathetic dump where not even a manatee should stay! As far as I am concerned they stole our money.
My extended Florida family organized a reunion around a wedding vow renewal ceremony at the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort in Crystal River/Homosassa Springs, Florida. "Find another place," is our thirty-member consensus. During the weekend event our accommodations, some 12 rooms in total, were regularly ignored by housekeeping. I became too familiar with the service entrance while taking out the garbage. PIGR is a poor choice for families with young children, or dads who want to get away from household chores.
We had hoped that our family reunion/wedding reception would have been in a place of which we could be proud. We were so embarassed to have raved about this place to our 20 guests from all over the country only to find that the condos and rooms were filthy, kitchens poorly equiped, broken washer/dryer, manager was never available when requested, "bartender" poured olive juice into our martini glasses from a gallon jug of olives, explaining that he was not a bartender, dining room hostess could be heard yelling at the wait staff, food was tastless and over cooked, maid service was nonexistant, we took our own trash to the dumpster, the front desk was staffed by rude, confused and inept employees. We were moved from the Presidential Suite because "it was reserved for another party" to the Directors Suite only to have a leaking pipe cause part of the kitchen ceiling to fall down leaving us to a kitchen floor covered with 2 inches of water. The general atmosphere of the Plantation was that of a once lovely resort, now run down and manned by a staff who appeared miserable and overworked.
Found the property to be as predicted on the web. Rating 3 star, adequate rooms, nice lounge, decent dining, wonderful setting for pool & Jacuzzi. Can rent pontoon boats, canoes, etc. Access to Manatee diving. Has golf course on premise, good greens, very flat layout & reasonable cost when staying at Inn. Half-hour from World Woods of Golf, a definite must if a golfer. Inn not overly hospitable, laid back mentality. Expect bugs, it's set in a nature preserve, but part of the untold ambiance. However, probably the best place to stay if in Crystal River.
Plantation Inn is the BEST hotel in Crystel River
Okay, first I have to say, I prefer to stay in Hiltons, RC or FS hotels when available! First time I went to Crystal River to look at property, the only place we could find with availability was a Quality Inn!! Although the Quality Inn was clean, it just wasn't the type of hotel I like to stay in. No offense, honestly. The second time we went, I did some research. The Plantation inn has the BEST facilities in Crystal River. Period. They have a lounge, room service and clean efficient rooms. Not a FS or RC or Hilton property but like I said, it is the best accomadations in Crystal River.
I went to the plantation inn in november 2003 with a friend to play golf had a great time, rooms were not dirty they were spotless, I went back to the hotel in may 2004 with my two sons and the same friend, we enjoyed it just as before, with a special mention to the staff who made us feel so welcome," this year I am returning on april 21 with my wife, daughter, and son in law, thats how much I rate the plantation"
If you like MOLD...
If you like mold, this is your place. Was planning on staying two nights.
One was enough for me!
Me and my wife stayed here for one night august 6th 2004. We initially planned to stay for two nights but left after just one night. We stayed here for the snorkeling with the manatees. The whole hotel needs a total renovation. We got a Patio waterside room for 135 $ night. We will never stay here again. The room was dirty, there were bugs and ants in the room and bathroom. The beds where terrible and the TV was a joke, and allmost no light in the bathroom. The hotel may have been nice 15 years ago, but now its not ! The only thing this hotel has is location, its perfect for diving and snorkeling, but thats all. The next time we will visit Crystal river we will choose Best Western instead, we visited Best Western and it looked as if it was 10 times better than the Plantation Inn. Im sad to give this hotel these bad comments, but this is what both my wife and I think about this hotel.
Fantastic in every way
Had a fantastic week at the plantation inn, BEST PLACE WE HAVE EVER STAYED. Staff wonderful, loved the manatee experience and their sunday brunch is too die for. Will definatly be visiting again the near future.