That's right everyone I hope you read this! Every one that booked through Groupon got ripped off. Never again will I stay here just for the simple fact of how that manager treated our family. One other issue I have is about their waterpark bracelets. I was traveling with myself my husband and our one-year-old and three-year-old. The ladies checking us in absolutely refused to get my three-year-old a bracelet. When I return to the room with only two bracelets you can imagine how this went for a 3 year old. We've stayed at many water parks all over the country and this has never been an issue.
And in fact most of them ask us does she want one anyway. I went to the other front desk at the building they put us in and explained the situation and reluctantly the man behind the desk and gave me another bracelet but stood there and watched me put it on my daughter. What did they think that I was going to try and sell this waterpark bracelet? Ha ha, yeah right.
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That brings me to the waterpark… Nothing special it needs a complete renovation. Honestly I didn't even want to go in the water. They had a cool surfboard that you could ride a wave. But that was about it. Oh yes, and I saw a cockroach flipped on its back in the woman's in changing room inside the waterpark. Go ahead and search on here about cockroaches in the waterpark. Apparently it's a big deal, and I'm not the first one who's seen them.
We would like to address your concerns regarding the purchase you made through Groupon for a stay at the Wilderness at the Smokies.
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Everyone who has enjoyed the offerings from Groupon understand these are negotiated rates on products across the board but these rates do not guarantee that they are the lowest rates available at the time of your reservation. The location of your room is based on availability at the time you are checking in. Check in time is 4pm but if we have a room available we offer that to the guest and as you were here at pm the front desk wanted to offer you what was available.
A location different than you had may have become available closer to check in; did you request a different location? The property contracted for the Groupons is the Stone Hill Lodge which has a shuttle going between the lodge and the waterpark every 5 to 10 minutes. We do not offer the River Lodge property for Groupon sales due to the obligation we have to the individual owners of the units.
We wish to apologize for the issue with the waterpark band not being given to your 3 year old. I have made sure the front desk associates are made aware and that any new associates are updated on training in this regard. We apologize for the issues you experienced and the misunderstanding regarding a Groupon reservations. We stayed in the room with kitchen and brought food with us.
We enjoyed the indoor water park, especially the outdoor heated adults section on the cold November days. The good: Clean rooms Had everything we needed, everything we used worked in the kitchen Comfortable beds in both the murphy and pull out beds Solid chairs and decent seating Clean water park and arcade too Quick checkin Great housekeeping staff The Meh: Everything about the resort is expensive, really expensive The Bad: Wifi was basically for checking email or other minor things, it would drop or throttle all of the time Lighting in the room was sub-par, could have used a lot better lighting The indoor park was very small but we knew that coming in.
My five-year-old daughter and I escaped over there from NC last week for a couple of nights while mom had to go out of town on business. For the price of a Sunday-Tuesday stay, it was pretty solid. Don't read into all the negativity on here, people who always nag and complain about the "little" things can easily ruin a fun vacation for you and your family. I got both of us the all stay passes which are highly recommended as well. We got plenty more than our money's worth.
We did everything multiple times and with the "per basis" cost of those, it was well worth it. I was told the adventure park opened 30 minutes before the water park and was open one hour after the park closed, but the open was 30 minutes AFTER when we were there. That's a LONG hour to kill with a five-year-old when you're told one thing and it's another. The food was just fine as well. I read too many negative reviews about the food It did take longer than I expected for two burgers at the thirsty miner upstairs, but overlooking the water park kept my daughter fascinated enough.
I was just that hungry! Our room was over at the Stone Hill Lodge and the front desk staff was very accommodating in giving us a high room floor 6th floor. The room itself was just fine. It wasn't a mansion, but we were only in there to sleep and take a quick break. The DVD remote needed new batteries, but again, i'm not like most people on here who go to these places to seek out the bad. Those people are never satisfied to begin with! The outside water parks were closed entering the winter season which we knew ahead of going and look like a blast when they do re-open in the spring.
The indoor water park was better than I expected. My biggest concern, the water temp. After the usual seconds getting used to, it was fine. I didn't think it was cold at all and was consistent throughout the park. It had a great kids area, the surf simulator, the wave pool and four tube slides, three of which my daughter could do. My daughter even did the surf simulator and the lifeguard on duty was absolutely fantastic BOTH times she did it in helping her start at the bottom and ride "up" the wave.
Keep in mind, she's five and enjoyed every second of it. The tube slides were a blast with minimal to absolutely no wait. I did have a minor issue with the "wait" on the two big family tube rides with one lifeguard going back and forth from one slide to the other each using a different tube with only two tubes on each side in service.
Others were up against the wall. Thought that was cheap and the resort trying to save money. I did have one big issue during the stay and that came in the wave pool. The pool itself is fine and the waves are better than most outdoor major parks. Others will not include the amount of the coupon in the taxable amount. It all depends where the actual vendor is located.
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