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Tonglen Lake Lodge, LLC
MareilleR from: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Published Date: Dec, 29, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Lovely lodge conveniently located nearby Denali
With the instructions you get upfront it is easy to find the driveway to the lodge. The rooms are lovely, the beds are very comfy, it is very clean, and we booked with shared shower which was always available. All staff / ladies are super friendly and helpful! The on-site Artisan Cafe serves different options for breakfast which are all delicious (the best), they will even prepare it for take-away into Denali early morning. And it even had a nice selection of wine to be enjoyed inside or outside on the terrace while enjoying the view.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
hpt102 from: Cambridge, MA
Published Date: Dec, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Amazing lodge !!!!
We stayed at Tonglen lake lodge for few days in July. We were visiting as a family (2 adults and 1 kid). We had such a lovely experience at this place. It certainly made our trip to Denali much more pleasurable. The breakfast was very good and we loved the take out sandwiches as well. On one of the evenings, we were able to sit by the fire and eat marshmallows too. My daughter loved it. Definitely recommend this place !!! Totally worth the price...
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
supernova74 from: Atlanta, Georgia
Published Date: Oct, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Luxury Cabin experience in Denali
After you found the driveway (read the instructions!) you will arrive at a luxury cabin experience. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the cabins are superb and the breakfast is top notch. The beds are so comfy, I have never slept better in my whole life. The little oven in the cabin helps with chilly mornings! For the traveler that wants the cabin experience with a little extra.
Published Date: Oct, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
THIS WAS THE BEST PART OF THE TRIP FOR ME. LOVED ALL THE LADIES AT THE LODGE AND THE SWEET DOGS ONSITE JUST MADE IT FOR
This was an amazing place. The staff goes beyond and its worth it. If you love dogs and sweet people then this is the only place to go. The ladies are so down to earth and just have a sweet sprite about each and everyone of them. Watching thee dogs workout was so cool. Great spot to relax.
Sarah H from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
They wrote asking me to write a review......after I sent them two emails saying how disappointed I was.
"The 9th is the last day we are open this summer" We stayed on the 11th.
"While you are staying here you need to bring all the groceries that you might need with you, as there are no stores nearby and the restaurants in the area are mostly closed already for the season. "You'll have access to the fully equipped kitchen."
I didn't know a coffee maker was unusual.
Our first night I was looking for one to set up as we had to catch the 6:30 AM tour bus the owner Donna suggested, as I looking for one a man came into the kitchen. I asked if he was a guest he said no, that was it. I did ask for a coffee maker. He showed me a filter and a tea pot. We never did find out who he was, as we were told when we checked in there was no staff. He did not say.
I tried to use the filter and tea pot. It did not work. I had brought my own coffee as directed. I paid 20.00 on the way there as I was told no stores were open. The filter and teapot were not working!
The next night we came back after dinner out. The restaurants were not closed yet, but open. Her and her friends were sitting around talking. I asked again for a coffee maker she said "I had a Maleta (the filter and tea pot) but it must have been your coffee wasn't ground correctly. " She (Donna the owner) pulled out a pot from a closet and said look it has water and a filter in it. "I did not get your message until 10:00 as there is no staff."
We were tired and hoped to get to bed early as we were leaving as early as possible the next day. next day. We had to listen to her and her friends talk loudly and negatively about all the employees. The next morning she was up at 7:00AM, I didn't need to see her in her too much information bathrobe.
The funny thing is I received an email today asking me to write a review. I wrote two emails complaining and got a generated email asking for a review. That should tell anyone a lot. For the record the winter discounted price of 180.00 plus tax a night for a shared shower and no coffee, that is not my idea of good or even average. Any one star motel will give you a cheap coffee maker.
- Value: 1
- Cleanliness: 2
- Service: 1