Plantation on Crystal River
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... Carriage Company & Tours. We had a delicious barbeque lunch and then a carriage tour. We went in two wagons. One pulled by Mike and Ike and driven by Kimie and the other pulled by Duke and Doc and driven by Andrew. We had about a 45 minute ride past several farms. As we rode by the horses in the fields would come running along the fences. Fun time.
... before getting on the ride. She did not miss out as we had pretty much done this ride already at Kennedy Space Center. This version of the ride was definitely in a much smaller space and came complete with sick bags. The crew member made Les laugh as he told her about all the people that bang on the doors screaming let me out once the ride starts.
Unexpected highlights of the day were Turtle Talk with Crush (Interactive Q and A session with ...
... get good manatee pictures but, I tried to capture the feelings and atmosphere of the early morning experience.
With the exception of the very first picture above, the pictures are posted in the order I took them. You are seeing the experience from my eyes. I took them on the way out and then not again until I was out of the water, shivering and shaking from being so cold. It was much colder getting out of the water than it was in wet suits in the water.
... for refreshing Rita's ice. The cold made my tonsils go numb, which is not a bad plan. I failed to stop at the manatee-infested power plant and headed north past Sarasota to Siesta Key. We stopped on Siesta Key for one last beach. We expected a cold front soon. The temps already went down almost ten degrees since we took off in the morning. Siesta is known as a great beach and it was absolutely packed with bathers. The sand was even whiter than at Sanibel and was the ...
... areas in the US leading to a high poverty rate that makes education secondary. Charter schools are less prevalent in low-income neighborhoods and add to that many of the children have learning disabilities, so you can see why this school is so unusual. The dedicated staff works with what they have and are doing a fabulous job teaching. The children we talked to were polite, observant and ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Plantation on Crystal River
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.