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“Impressive Grounds and Amenities, but impossible to avoid the Time Share pitch” 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 #17 of 160 Hotels in Kissimmee
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“Impressive Grounds and Amenities, but impossible to avoid the Time Share pitch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The grounds and facilities were impressive. We were strongly persuaded to do the "Tour", which ended up being a hard sell for time share. Much longer than the 1-1/2 hours they initially estimate...it was more like 3 hours. You may get an incentive out of it...we did, but if you really don't want a time share, just be persistent and let them know you are not interested. It will cut down your time with them. It's worth the stay if you can stomach the Time Share sales pitch.

Other than that, it was a great resort. There is plenty to do at this resort ($$).

They have 2 - 9 hole and 2 - 18 holes on the grounds. We golfed on the 2 - 18 hole courses and you will not be disappointed. The Reserve is not as well maintained as The Legends, but both have a great level of difficulty and enough challenges.

It is very close to the Disney parks and about 20-25 mins from SeaWorld and Universal.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 1st week in May time share resort.My friends had a two bedroom ,2 full baths, balcony screened in .
It was awesome very close to all disney attractions.
Grounds beautiful 4pools,gym clean, starbucks,
If u have children plenty for them to do.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Paying for anything recreational besides golf and tennis at this resort is a huge waste of money. The lazy river and hippo slide are a joke and not worth the money at all. The putt putt and mini golf courses are boring after 4 holes and unless you are in the west village you will be smelling rhino feces in the air all the time.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by our two bedroom, two bath unit. It was spacious and incredibly clean. The only negative about our stay was the overflowing big garbage container in hallway which the raccoons got into overnight. Would also have liked later check out. Check out was at 10 (11 or 12 is the norm.)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. This is our 4th holiday at Orange Lake and as soon as we step into our apartment it feels like home. The rooms are spotless and massive, the beds are so big and comfy and it has everything you could possibly need. A lot of people scoff at holiday ownership but for us it is something we have never regretted. We bought on our first visit and have upgraded since then. I've read discouraging reviews about the staff but we have only ever encountered friendly and extremely helpful staff on our visits. There is so much to do on the resort for all age groups and abilities, as much or as little as you want and the place is full of wildlife (and I don't just mean the holidaymakers!).

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is our second time staying at this property. Once again, we rented a 2 BR Villa which is very spacious, clean and has all the amenities that we needed for a comfortable stay. We stayed a total of nine nights and did not want to come home. From the balcony at our East Village Villa, we saw the fireworks from Disney every evening. Directly outside of the resort, we had the convenience of shopping at Publix, Target and Walgreens. If you are looking for clean rooms, beautiful pools with a lazy river and excellent golf within minutes of Disney, then don't hesitate in booking this resort. We are looking forward to coming back again next year.

Room Tip: If you want your kids to have instant access to the pools, then book your stay in River Island.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Its was our best vacation ever. Your resort was exceptional, the experience was out of this world. The rooms were so bug for my twins(6 years) lots of room for them to play. The enclosed balcony was fastastic.
Not happy about the 4 hrs we spent with the sales agent. Overall experience was superb.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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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:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#17 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando - Orange Lake Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2478
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 fun with your own personal attraction ticket concierge 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. What's more, we even provide a convenient shuttle to all our resorts activities. 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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