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Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714   |  
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

we stayed at Summer Bay Resort at Christmas week every thing was good except the internet connection not working at the unit even slow at the clubhouse, free shuttle to the supermarket was
a good help but the one to the parks was not good and times was limited, the resort is very far from all attraction about 40$ for a taxi and when we take the free shuttle to the parks it goes to 2-3 other resorts before taking you to the parks same for the return so you lose about 3 hours daily at the shuttle and it's not comfortable then when they take you to the first park they asked you to use the disney shuttle or monorail to continue and that was very full because of christmas. so dont go unless you have your own car orgo to other resorts which close to the parks with the same price

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stayed at Summer Bay week of 12/15- 12/22 in a two bedroom condo in building 208. No complaints at all. Unit was clean, spacious and comfortable and appeared to be recently updated with new flat screen TV's. Grounds were nicely kept and staff were helpful and friendly. Didn't have any children along so can't speak to the activities for kids.

Convienently located about 15 minutes from Disney parks with no traffic problems. Lots of restaurants in the area from family dining to a few nicer places.

Overall would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a week to go to disney and it was great. The 2 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms was very spacious and affordable. It also had a full kitchen which was very useful during breakfast. Their internet connectivity was not very good and their sysyem for internet use at the business center is horrible. Besides that, we were very satisfied.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington
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51 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This resort is a timeshare property and we do own here. The main part of the resort has not changed a lot in 13 years we have owned. They have added additional buildings and several pools with zero entry. Although not really warm they were okay (I tried all of them). The hot tubs were very good. The rooms are quite comfortable and the 2 bedroom handicapped accessible unit we had was set up pretty well with a roll in shower. We did have a couple of different families above us with young children that did not seem to stay still and ran around the main living area above us when they were in the unit. Thankfully they did go to sleep by 10pm but were up and moving furniture across the floor. I was again disappointed that the only free wireless wifi was at the clubhouse. I pointed out at the sales presentation that was unacceptable. Do not believe the promises since the sales staff really can't promise anything. We had great weather until the last couple of days during the 2 weeks we stayed there. We had flat screen tvs which were great. They do charge for minature golf. Location on the west end of 192 is okay with a number of new restaurants opening close by with a super Wall Mart just up 27. No pizza cutter or bread knife and only one skillet ,and you have to request a cookie sheet.

Room Tip: I would make sure you request a unit in the 400 or 500 buildings and as high up as possible. If you...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Overall I was pleased with the resort. The rooms are a bit tired due to age but were fine otherwise. We stayed in the 200 block. I went to view the 400 block, which were newer but the 200 block was actually nicer. Everyone in my family agreed.
There are 2 24hr pools and hot tubs which is a bonus. I can't say I've ever seen that before. Yes it is a bit annoying that you have to pay $40/wk for wifi but far from a show stopper. The free wifi also works outside the main lobby beside the pool...perfect for when you are watching the kids.

Ordered food 1 night from the kitchen. It was very reasonable and the portions were good.

The only negative was that after we had returned home we discovered my wife had left her earrings behind a radio in the master bedroom. We called but supposedly they were never found. This is rather annoying because I am sure someone on the cleaning staff is wearing my wife's wedding gift!! I promise to return one day and find them ;)

Room Tip: 200 Block was actually nicer than the newer 400 block. 500 block (the newest) is reserved for Frida...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Owen Sound, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We have stayed here two winters, a week at each time. Accomodations a okay, service is excellent. Nice, clean, a bit dated. The largest Hot Tub I have seen and well kept. Only real criticism is no WiFI except at clubhouse. You have to pay $10.00 a day for it in the room.
Overall would recommend it

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andover, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The unit was clean, but dark. Limited windows brought in limited light. There was no balcony, so no sliding glass door to bring in all that beautiful Florida sunshine (big disappointment). They show upgraded room on the website, but ours was in need of some overhauling.
The staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't have any soap in our unit, but when the man came with some, it was enough for several weeks! Irving, the bartender was a great guy to hang and talk with, even though the mixers he is forced to utilize to make the drinks are pretty lame. Not one for fruity drinks, but when I do have one on vacation, expect it to be of better quality. Always a cause for concern when the mixers are sitting out in the hot sun and don't need to be refrigerated! Is there anything real in them?
The grounds were nice and well maintained. Pleasant to walk around after dinner, just not a whole lot to do on-site. This resort is a bit further away from the main attractions, but that turned out to be a bonus for us. We tried restaurants and golf course SW of the resort which were very good and better deals. Like to try new places to get a better feel for the local area.
All in all, the resort wasn't a bad place to stay, but not one of the better ones we have enjoyed in the area. Don't set your expectations too high and you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Clermont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Clermont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or inspiration, Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts has something for the whole family. Experience a luxury family destination that delivers the thrill of Orlando's world-renown attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. Enjoy all the highlights of our 400-acre lavishly landscaped resort and 64-acre private lake, located a mere 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. Summer Bay Orlando is the perfect Florida getaway for family, fun, and freedom.Luxury accommodations: Why settle for a cramped room when you can settle into a spacious sanctuary? From roomy hotel accommodations to two or three bedroom fully furnished condominiums, we've got you covered with home-style comfort. Enjoy a homemade dinner with the family. Step out on your balcony to watch a glorious Florida sunset. Or take the night off and watch a movie on your flat screen TV. Stress-free park hopping: hop on our complimentary shuttle to Epcot(R), Magic Kingdom(R) Park or Universal Studios Florida(R).Fun in the sun: Whether your goal is a relaxing escape or a spectacular adventure, Summer Bay Orlando can fulfill your desire with a host of activities, amenities, and dining options. ... more   less 
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Summer Bay Hotel Clermont
Summer Bay Resort Orlando
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