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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

4.0 of 5 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
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Danville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my fourth trip to Universal. Previously, we had stayed at Hard Rock, Royal Pacific, and Portofino. Our last trip with Portofino was such a positive experience we decided to try it again. Unfortunately, our flight was delayed going into Orlando and we were checking in at around 11pm. We had requested a bay view room in hopes of... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me start by saying the staff was very nice and helpful. But that is where the good ends. I have stayed at Loews Royal Pacific on separate occasions and was quite satisfied. I expected an even better experience here considering the significant increase in room rates. We checked in at 4.00pm on Sunday 12-7-14. Here we go :-( 1.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited with an 80 grandmother and with young teenagers. It was perfect. My mom took the boat ride to the park entrance and returned trip several times throughout the day for the fun of it. The kids enjoyed the park and pool. The rooms where spacious. The food is much better than expected at hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'll start by saying that I have visited Orlando extensively over the past 10 years, visiting 2-3 times per year. The Portofino is my favourite hotel. From the moment you arrive, the atmosphere is lovely and relaxing. The subtle Italian music in the background, calm atmosphere and pleasant staff make this possible. - Rooms - the rooms are amazing. Very... More 

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Oldham, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main benefit of the Portofino Bay is its position, just a 5 minute boat ride or 10 minute walk from the enmtrance of Universal Studios. That shouldn't, however, detract from the fact that it is an excellent hotel in its own right. There are a number of good restaurants including Bice at which you can nevr go wrong. The... More 

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Gibsonia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently my family and I went on a vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and stayed 5 nights at Lowe's Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal. The hotel itself sits on a small bay within the Universal complex, and replicates the town of Portofino, Italy. Having been to the "real" Portofino in Italy twice, the designers did... More 

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miami beach
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well you get what you pay for….and that is a lot at this hotel... the place is amazing the pool is awesome plenty of food options the room was beautiful super comfy beds…The major advantage is getting into Universal 1 hr early. The boat drops you off at city walk and never seems to be a wait. Great staff!! overall... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in December 2014. We stayed here because our favourite place in Orlando is Universal Studios. The main attraction for us was the location of the hotel for the Universal theme parks and we can get in the park at 8am to experience the Harry Potter world. The boat trip to the... More 

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village of Portofino, Italy. We hope you will choose us again when your travels bring you back to the Orlando area! More 

London, Ontario
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved this hotel! Rooms were large, bathroom was beautiful and the beds were super comfortable...what more could you ask for? The location was excellent and we were able to walk to Universal in about 12 minutes. A tip - you can check in as early as you want to on the morning that you arrive in order to take... More 

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I was delighted to read your enjoyed our plush comfortable accommodations. The Early Park Admission is a great way to experience the Wizzarding World of Harry Potter; I am pleased you were able to take advantage of the benefit. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back, so we hope to see you... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restaurants were expensive Try to eat elsewhere 350 for 4 and 2 kids Ouch As much a the Theme Park tickets! Pools were stunning And again peaceful retreat after theme park crazy! Location is perfect but you have to walk outside from the lobby to get to most hotel rooms Full service hotel But you pay for it Starbucks on... More 

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. The relaxing ambiance of our re-creation of an Italian village makes us a unique oasis in a theme park resort. We hope to welcome you back again! More 

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Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 750
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Also Known As:
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Orlando
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#22 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#29 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#34 Business Hotel in Orlando
#58 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#96 Family Hotel in Orlando

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