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“No parking, all one bedroom units, cheapest furnishings, disappointed owner.” 2 of 5 stars
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Vacation Village at Parkway
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   2949 Arabian Knights Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747   |  
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South Haven, Michigan
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“No parking, all one bedroom units, cheapest furnishings, disappointed owner.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place is ONLY one bedrooms! They sell two bedrooms but it's really two one bedrooms. NOT ideal for a family with children. I cannot believe in this massive complex of 18 buildings 8 to 10 stories high they ONLY have one bedrooms!
Parking is horrible, my husband is handicapped. We Always had to park very far away from our building.
As a new owner, you should not be harassed repeatedly to upgrade & attend a timeshare breakfast.
Furnished to the cheapest standard. The luggage carts were the worst I have Ever seen! I honestly believe they were purchased at an auction of condemned hotels. The hallway carpet was worn to extremely poor conditions. The lounge chairs pool side cheapest most uncomfortable made. Every thing was sub par. Internet, TV, furniture, towels. The towels were the worst! Tiny, scratchy, funky smell.
Who ever owns this place is laughing all the way to the bank.With over 300,000 owners paying $800 a year plus the buy in @ $30,000 plus, this place is racking in the dough as they cut every corner possible.
I forgot to mention you can never reach the so called front desk that is almost a mile away. Also not easy to find as it is off property.
Not the cleanest.
Only staff member that seemed to take their job seriously was a young man who seemed to be incharge of the pool area. We saw him often, and he was firm about the rules, with a kind smile. Also when a boy vomited in the pool twice & his parents allowed him to stay in we called ( repeatedly finally got to talk to someone)he came running up.
In conclusion, we will be selling this as we bought it for next to nothing. Glad we got to stay there Before we payed the first maintenance fee.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you sharing your review with us. Vacation Village at Parkway is a timeshare resort that features A&B one-bedroom suites that are purchased together by our timeshare owners. The two suites have individual locks but are joined together by a common foyer. This unique combination is very popular with owners because it offers maximum privacy and security for large families. The suites can be rented or exchanged separately when available. We’re sorry you had an issue with parking but we do provide the required amount of handicap parking spaces mandated by Osceola County. Our PBX department handles approximately 2200 phone calls each day and sometimes it takes a couple minutes to reach an operator, but they are filtering calls, answering questions, giving directions, etc. to other callers. Each year we make a significant investment into the resort directed towards what we consider to be the priorities at any given time. Some of this investment is obvious to our guests and others are not. For example, the photo you submitted on Tripadvisor of the elevator in Buildings 1 & 2. The wall was in need of repair and our maintenance department fixed and repainted the wall within 48 hours. We’re very disappointed to read that our resort did not meet your expectations and regret that you now have such a negative impression of us. We hope that you will reconsider and stay with us again so that we can deliver the first class experience that you and others expect of all Vacation Village Resorts properties.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in building 16. The unit was spacious, comfortable, clean and appeared to be fairly new. The pool and hot tub at building 16 and 17 are wonderful. Pool is large and heated and the area is very pretty. We visited several attractions on the Disney and Universal properties and the resort is very convenient to these. The staff was very friendly and helpful several times during our stay when we needed something. We felt very safe at the resort and saw security officers on duty at all times.

  • Stayed March 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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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you for your 5-star recommendation! We’re very happy to know that we could provide you with a great family vacation and that you felt safe and secure while enjoying the resort and it’s amenities. Orlando is home to an endless array of attractions and we hope you come back soon!
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Ingonish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My family stayed there for a week and found everything very good. We were originally put in building 15 on the ground floor but were easily able to get this changed the next day and moved to 6th. floor in building 12. There was a pool right at the base of the building which was very convenient. The rooms were a touch outdated but still very clean and suitable for us. The work out room was lacking weights but there were plenty of treadmills and an eliptical. There are lots of places for shopping around. A Publix just down the road and lots of places to eat.My daughter left about two hundred dollars worth of bathing suits in the dryer and we phoned the afternoon we checked out but,strangely enough, nobody seemed to see them. Overall we had a great time, we also got to see Blake Shelton and Matchbox 20.Both were amazing!

Room Tip: Builings 10,11 and 12 were in a triangle shape with a really nice pool right at the base, the conser...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway. We’re fortunate to have such a perfect location to showcase our resort and it’s great amenities. We’re sorry that the items you left behind weren’t found but we’re thankful that you enjoyed your vacation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next Orlando vacation!
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Camrose
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in 2408B in building 2. A small space for 3 adult size people. We cooked in 2 meals a day. Tight on counter space when cooking. Got our groceries at Publix. Outstanding food. Location was great. Drove to the parks each day. Very easy access. We used the pool and hot tub a number of times. Did the tye dye tshirts ( should let the kids do more of the work). Close to a number of restaurants. No problem with parking any time, day or night. We did not find it noisy, even on dive-in movie night. Got asked about the presentation. We said no thank you. Never heard about it again. Overall we were happy with the accommodations and service.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Vacation Village at Parkway and really appreciate your positive review. Our companion B units feature most comforts of home, but we recommend that guests consider upgrading and reserve an A unit if roomier accommodations with a full kitchen is desired. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great location for the parks and entertainment. Very noisy resort. We were able to hear our neighbors come and go and also some conversations. The worse noise came from our upstair's neighbors. Every time they moved the dining room chairs it was as if they were in our unit. This went on until 1:45 in the morning. Request a top floor to avoid this noise. This resort is cheaply built but looks terrific.

Room Tip: Request a top floor to avoid noise for upstairs neighbor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you posting about your stay with us. We apologize for the noises you experienced from the guests above your room. Vacation Village at Parkway offers an exceptional value for those seeking an Orlando theme park vacation and we’re thankful for your recommendation. We hope that we may share our hospitality with you again the next time you’re in the area.
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed a week with RCI for our honeymoon and it couldn't have been better! We were in Building #18 and we both felt like we really lucked out with that building because were overlooking the conservation area and pool. Our pool was never too busy (even during spring break week!) for our comfort and our hot tub was HUGE so there was never a shortage of space in there either. We just wanted to go to Florida (from Minnesota) and enjoy the warm weather and relax which is what we did and Vacation Village made that possible. The restaurants nearby are really good too.... seriously right off the driveway from Vacation Village is Charley's Steakhouse which was SO GOOD! (highly recommended) and the Kobe's Steakhouse as well as Little Italy. All super yummy! One thing I would very highly recommend is taking the drive over to Crystal River, FL to swim with the manatees.... a once in a lifetime experience and truly the highlight of our trip!

Room Tip: Building #18 and 19 I think were the best.... with a room overlooking the conservation area.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you and congratulations! We’re honored that you chose our resort for such an important occasion in your lives. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Vacation Village at Parkway Resort and that we were able to provide a memorable honeymoon for you. We hope to welcome you back (maybe on your anniversary?? Hint! Hint!) soon!
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

My family and I are staying here for my daughter's Easter Break. The location is great! You are no more than 15 minutes from all the major parks, and Downtown Disney. If you want to take a break from the parks, there are plenty of activities for the kids provided by the resort, and there are plenty of pools on site, so it's never too crowded to enjoy a day poolside. The rooms are very clean, and have all the basic necessities that you don't have to go out to eat every single time. There is a Publix grocery store right down the road, and you don't need a store card to take advantage of the sales they have making meal planning very easy and affordable. The staff is very friendly and eager to make sure you are having a good time. It is a timeshare resort, so they do try and get you in on the "tour" but it is worth the 90 minutes with the breakfast/lunch they offer. We already own a timeshare so they aren't super pushy. All in all, it is a great place to bring the family, and we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
We love to hear from families such as yours about their visit to Vacation Village at Parkway Resort. We do our best to ensure that our guests feel welcome to Orlando and enjoy all the comforts of home while they are vacationing with us. Thank you for taking the time to post and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with your family again.
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Address: 2949 Arabian Knights Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 54 Specialty lodging in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vacation Village at Parkway 2.5*
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Also Known As:
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