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“Disney Holiday at Orange Lakes” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34747   |  
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Ranked #16 of 157 hotels in Kissimmee
Windham, New Hampshire
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“Disney Holiday at Orange Lakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Second stay. Preferred the bungalow this year which although more dated than the "blocks" enabled parking right outside so very easy trandfer of luggage and shopping. We love the fact that on Priceline we've got this for about $120 a night for two years in a row. Two bed condo with kitchen and living area. Very good value. Pool areas are great with slides for the kids and a long lazy river. You need to pay extra for flotation devices although after a few hours you can pick up "abandoned" ones for free! We've never eaten on site but that's beause it's so handy for various restaurants offering great food and drink deals. Applebwees on a Monday offering 60oz of beer for $5.99 and half price appetizers as an example.
So easy breakfast in the apartment, sandwiiches in the Disney park (made at the condo) followed by cheap evening meal. The breakfast and lunch can be quite healthy! Evening meal probably not !!
We'd give it 5 stars but you always need to be careful to avoid the time share salespeople. Don't accept the $20 voucher on check in and be careful of all phone calls.
Overall, excellent place to stay but remember it's a timeshare and you can get it for $120 a week without any up front cost or maintenance charge or anything else. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

While booking a night at a Holiday Inn for a sporting event last year, I was transferred through to the Holiday Inn Club Vacation reservation office where I was offered 3 nights, 4 days for a very low price at this resort. Months and months later, we took advantage of the deal. We knew ahead of time that we were going on the basis of giving them the chance to sell us a time share. We decided well ahead of time that we would go, listen, get our 'free' gifts, say no a million times and be done with the entire thing. We were really only there to take advantage of the cheap accommodations while we learned the layout of Florida so we could plan future trips and things to do when our family was a little bigger. The resort was a reasonable distance from the airport and the highways were easy to navigate, Florida drivers are terrible by the way. We arrived at the resort late on a Monday night. We were greeted by security at one of the two entrances at the resort and given directions to the check in desk. It was very comforting that they had Security stationed at the roadways leading up to the resort. Upon check in, I was given a map and some promotional stuff (wasn't interested in the promotional stuff, I'm far too skeptical) but the map made me realize just how big this place actually was. The drive to the suite was a few minutes, the speed limits are low (and safe, great for a family environment). During the day, I was able to see how well kept the grounds were. We stayed in the East Village, made our way up to the room and before I opened the suite door, I thought to myself "this key card better work because if i have to drive all the way back to the front desk, I'm not going to be happy." Well, the card worked and inside was a large two bedroom condo. Wide, accessible hallways leading to a full kitchen, dining area, living room (no flat screen tv, just an old tube tv but who watches tv on vacation?), two bedrooms (very big), the master with an on suite... All pictures are already in the photo's section so I won't bother posting any. The condo was very clean when we arrived, the lack of daily maid service was actually very welcomed. I'm so tired of some stranger being in my room while I'm out every day... Plus, if you can't pick up after yourself for a few days, you have issues. The room overlooked a golf course and at night, we were able to see the Disney fireworks from the enclosed patio. The resort was conveniently located beside Disney and all other major amenities that you may need. There's a ton of chain restaurants and a publix grocery store right near by. In the end, we were actually so pleased with the resort that we're planning to return next year. The tour did run on a bit but they lived up to all their offers and in the end, we were very satisfied with everything.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hello there and welcome home from your stay with us. It’s always wonderful to get exactly what you are looking for in a vacation, and we are so glad that you chose to spend your vacation time with us. You couldn’t give us any higher compliment than a return vacation stay, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. It was clean, roomy, and had everything needed. The kitchen was stocked with dishes, pots, pans, dish detergent, coffee filters, washer, dryer with detergent... All I had to buy was food. It saved a lot of money being able to make breakfast and dinner myself. We had 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, and a breakfast bar. The beds were very comfortable. The pools and hot-tubs were nice. The place was so big that you do need your own car to get around. They automatically take a $250.00 deposit and apply it to your credit card for purchases. No cash is used at the resort, they have you use your room key as a credit card. The money is returned to your card when you check out if any left. They did try to luer me to go look at the gounds for a timeshare, but they were not too pushy when I said I wasn't interested. The staff was very friendly, I will go back there someday.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Welcome home from your recent stay with us. We're so happy to hear all about your recent vacation stay with us. We're happy that you were able to enjoy all of the amenities around the resort. You are correct that if you choose to charge items around the resort to your villa, we o hold a deposit for incidentals. However, you are more than welcome to decline this benefit and use a personal debit or credit card, or purchase a resort gift card with cash at the marketplace. We couldn't be happier you enjoyed your vacation and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Dresden, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Home away from home.Thats the bottom line of Orange Lake Resort.Warm sunny Florida weather, Spacious living quarters,The Lazy River Island,Close proximty to Walt Disneyland and other central Florida attractions.Five of us very much enjoyed our stay in the River Island Resort Complex.I especially appreciated the efforts of Housekeeping Manager " Bora Simsek."
He went out of his way to provide us good service including his help to provide me a copy of Kemmons Wilsons' book entitled "Half Luck and Half Brains".What a great read.Kemmons was the originator of The Holiday Inns of America and the founder of Orange Lake Resort.What a GREAT CREATION for both American and Canadian families.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Greetings, its great to hear from you. Nothing makes us happier than knowing our guests enjoy their time spent on vacation with us. We’re so happy that our staff was able to make your stay that much better. We would love the opportunity to host you back again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We recently stayed at Orange Lake for four days. Beautifully well appointed property. The amenities are first class. We stayed in the East. Village. This is the furthest village from the registration area. Located about 15 minutes from I 4, this property is very large. Travel throughout the property is either by your personal vehicle or the provided shuttles. This is a timeshare property so be prepared, if you are a first time visitor, to attend a sales meeting. If attending its best to schedule an early morning appointment since presentations take over 2 hours regardless of what you are told.

  • Stayed February 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our teens loved the spaciousness of a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo (and so do we). Having our own kitchen allowed for us to eat breakfast and most dinners there. Our place overlooked the golf course and was a very nice view. We could see the Magic Kingdom fireworks off in the distance. It is inconvenient to drive to the pool area but once you get there it is nice to float through the lazy river. The location of the resort is close to all the theme parks and all the restaurants and shopping on the Irlo Bronson strip. We are frequent visitors to Orlando and this has been our favorite location so far.......EXCEPT for the high pressured sales tactics and calls.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIClubVacations, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hello and welcome home from your recent family vacation. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We’re happy to be honored as your favorite Orlando destination. We understand that our sales program and property tours may not be for everyone, as time spent on vacation is important. We hope to see you again soon in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Great amenities. Something for all ages. Water slides, lots of pools, beach and close to shopping. Super target just outside gate with lots of restaurants but you can save money by cooking in your own private kitchen in your own private villa. Disney World close by. Lots of golf and kids programs. We have been coming here for over 20 years and there is always something new to see.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34747
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#14 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#16 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Premiere Family Vacation Resort in Orlando The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort offers your family an unparalleled Florida vacation experience. Our Orange Lake Resort is next door to Walt Disney World Parks and Animal Kingdom.At our resort in Orlando you'll discover the wonders of a 12-acre Waterpark with a tropical lazy river 7 pools and an 80-acre lake with watersports. You can even watch your little ones dance in concert with a dancing fountain. Get a head start on the magic with your own personal Disney concierge at our Disney Planning Center that is also located in the lobby at check in. Our 1450-acre Orlando resort hotel offers each member of the family interactive activities like the Gatorland Alligator Show where you can meet a gator face-to-face 36 holes of fun at the West Village Putt-Putt Golf a bowling alley arcades and 54 holes of golf. Whats more we even provide a convenient shuttle to all our resorts activities. Orange Lake Resort provides a premiere Florida vacation at a hotel that is 100% smoke free. Our villas pamper you with the unexpected amenities like spa-inspired baths and fully equipped kitchens. Our deluxe Orlando resort provides a grocery shopping service nine restaurants and did we mention free parking and high-speed Internet access? Your perfect Florida vacation begins at Orange Lake Resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Kissimmee
Orange Lake Resort And Country Club
Orange Lake Kissimmee
Orange Lake Resort Country Club
Kissimmee Holiday Inn
Orange Lake Country Club
Orange Lakes West Village
Orange Lake Resort Florida
Orange Lake West Village
Orange Lake Resort Orlando

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