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Regal Palms Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   2700 Sand Mine Road, Davenport, FL 33897   |  
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“Very nice condos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Rented for one week and I have a blast 10 minutes from Disney and very closed to universal studios on a private area with very friendly people and good service and they will see me again my family and me were very happy

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We waited at the front desk for help and were left unassisted as the manager and front desk staff talked an discussed another travelers refund. The condo was large enough and fairly clean but there were some cockroaches as well as sugar ants. There were no extras-salt and pepper, no dish rag no extra toilet paper.

The resort is huge so the walk to the pool was very far.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I rented house#141 for last week dec 2012 in this resort which is privately owned by Damian Panzo (Davenport fl solutions inc). The house is okay but there is no phone and the worst is ATT cell phones doesn't wok there. No cell, no data n no phone. And this guy did not returned my security deposit as agreed. Terrible stay... do not rent this home.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Apollo Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The place was great the roooms were big. We had aot of space. We love the pool and the resort but THE Townhomes can use some MAJOR UPGRADES .. the blankets on the bed look like they were old and dirty ! there were little bugs in the bathroom .. I think i killed like 6 of them . they jump and fly . I didnt use my bathroom the whole trip. The Carpet downstairs was so dirty it just needed to be replaced. the Sofa had small holes in it and just look dirty as well. Wish i would have brought my own blankets. Besides the townhomes the rest of the place was great! they REALLY NEED TO UPDATE EVERYTHING > I usually stay at the bahamas bay resorts but thought i should try something new .. I wouldnt bring my kids in the townhome but for the pool and the food and everything else they would like .!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Trying to bring several family members from out of town to a central location brought us to this property. Initially, we looked at hotel rooms, and there just isn't anything reasonably priced if you want to have 8-10 people in one place. We were not concerned with the proximity to Disney, we were in town for the Eukanuba dog show at the Orlando convention center.

Fortunately, the competition for renters is pretty fierce in this area, so pricing was reasonable nearly everywhere (except at hotels). We ended up getting a 1500 sq. ft. 3 br / 3 bath unit for less than $120/night. If you think that you can do better, be sure to add up all the "required extras". In our case, the condo rented for $65/night. Great price, but now add up all the extras : cleaning fee of $85, a resort fee of $10+ per day (for us it was 4 days, even though we only stayed 3 nights). Then add Florida taxes etc. and it all came out to about $350 for 3 night stay.

Each condo has an individual owner, and you deal directly with the owner, so you can negotiate a different rate than the people staying next door. They have an arrangement with the resort to provide management services such as check in/out or any problems (we had no problems). Our unit owner, Dave actually lives in the Cayman Islands, but was responsive via email, and we paid via paypal. I will gladly recommend this property, and even this owner because we had absolutely no problems during our stay, and the unit was modern and well kept, complete with big screen HD tv, There was enough cooking equipment to prepare breakfasts, and some meals. The only negative comment would be that there is not enough supplied toilet paper, which required a trip to the local grocery store (within walking distance).

The resort is big, and al the units look alike from the outside, giving a feeling of being in some sort of government housing project. But, since very few people actually live there, it is quite acceptable for the visitor.

Having grown up in Florida in tourist towns, we expected the worst in cheezy tourist-centric decorating. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the unit was tastefully appointed without any hint of Florida-tourist-junk. Thank you very much.

The search getting to this property took us from checking out hotels, to houses to condos. For those not familiar with central Florida, bear in mind that you are in the middle of the state, FAR from either coast for beach access. Don't believe any hype about being close to any beach, you aren't. Orlando is not a coastal town, just look at the map..

This has nothing to do with this unit, or this resort, but the central Florida vacation rental market. The biggest complaint was the discovery that there are many people who own basic rental houses in remote areas (don't even think "town", because there is no small town feel and remember central Florida is nothing but flat pastures, palmettos and pine trees, sorry but the orange groves seem to have vanished as well) and call them "villas". I find this very annoying, and feel that this type of description is flagrantly false. But the local trend continues, and maybe some foreign visitors think these are in fact villas. But by American standards, an 1800 sq.ft. cinder block house on a 10,000 sq.ft. lot in a tract housing development with a tiny pool is not a villa. To make it worse, there are additional charges if you want the pool or hot tub heated, and the "game room" consists of a pool table in the garage. Don't forget that each house also sports an overdecorated Disney-esque themed bedroom or two. It must be required by local code.

So, given the options:
1) Hotel rooms for 8 people - too much money
2) "Villas" - with stupid charges and obnoxious decorating
3) Condo at Regal Palms or another vacation resort condo

The best bang for the buck was the condo. Yes, all these places are near Disney, but Florida has much more to offer than Mickey & Minnie. Once your wallet is emptied at Disney, you may want to take a breather and just relax on the beach, making all these places very inconvenient for that purpose. Put your priorities in place and decide if the location really is what you want for the entire time you spend in Florida, and if Disney is all important, then go for Regal Palms. and don't waste your time considering renting a house.

Room Tip: Some of the buildings back to the highway, and you will hear big trucks passing by in the morning...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 121212 til 281212. The resort is well kept and very clean. The lazy river is great. kids will live it.the pool and slude were also great.The management were helpful. The townhouse is a good size and clean. great place to stay. There is a Publix supermarket next to the resort. But stay away from the British pub nxt to Publix. They take advantage and totally overcharge you. The resort is well positioned.Disney 20mins and I-drive and universal etc are 35mins away. great stay

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This owner, Simon, really made the rental easy and efficient. Everything is exactly as pictured. Internet payment was secure and the condo itself and the grounds are perfectly lovely and well maintained. The lazy river pool and jacuzzi area are a big hit at all times of the day and night, but never too crowded. Disney and Universal are an easy drive away and Tampa Bay beaches are just over a one hour drive away. With a TV in every room and non-stick cookware, this condo is a vacation home we would rent again!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 2700 Sand Mine Road, Davenport, FL 33897
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Davenport
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty lodging in Davenport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Regal Palms Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regal Palms Resort & Spa is a private Resort consisting of bars, restaurant, health spa,gym, a spectacular pool area with water slide and lazy river, 24/7 check in, guest services, theme park tickets and Banana Jacks childrens restaurant and gaming center. The resort is surrounded by 598 privately owned townhomes and 700 pool homes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regal Palms Resort And Spa
Regal Palms Hotel Davenport
Regal Palms Davenport
Regal Palms Resort Florida
Regal Palms At Highlands Reserve
Palm Regal Resort

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