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Vacation Village at Parkway
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   2949 Arabian Knights Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747   |  
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Simcoe, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Amazing resort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at Vacation Village At Parkway, in Kissimmee, in mid-March 2013. Our 3 week vacation was split between 3 resorts.....Star Island Resort, then Vacation Village.....then Lake Eve Resort.
Vacation Village was, by far, our favourite resort for many reasons. We stayed in building 12 in room #503 (we had 2 apartments together)...facing the boardwalk and family picnic area. It was a beautiful and peaceful view, and when we go again, we will surely request this view. We were impressed with the fine workmanship of every aspect of our rooms. Often, resort buildings and rooms can look nice from afar (or in photos) but once you examine them closely, it's obvious that they were just thrown together by workers trying to get the job done quickly, and who didn't take the time to put their hearts into the results. Vacation Village was obviously built with love....baseboards, tiling, etc. were immaculate. The cleanliness and care of the buildings and grounds was outstanding! We were impressed with the ongoing care and maintenance of each and every area on the resort. Every area even smelled clean! The staff were friendly and accommodating....and always smiling. :) The kitchens (we had 2) were well-stocked (however we weren't aware that they supplied the dishwasher soap until a few days before we left, so bought some ourselves). The dishwashers (we had 2) worked well, as did all of the appliances supplied. We loved that there was so much tiling throughout our rooms.....easy to clean and less chance of lingering dust mites. The beds were so comfortable and the bedding was comfy. The towels were plush and plentiful.....and lots of towels at the pool, which weren't monitored (unlike other resorts where we experienced an uncomfortable limit and monitoring system, which made us feel like potential criminals...lol). The location of Vacation Village is close to all necessary amenities....Publix, restaurants, shopping.....all just a short walk away. Everything about Vacation Village was pleasant and inviting....and we will surely return on our next trip from Canada to Kissimmee. Thanks Vacation Village At Parkway!!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 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 15, 2013
Wow! Thank you for the glowing recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway Resort! Guest reviews are a valuable tool for those who are planning trips and your comments will surely assist others with their plans. It’s our goal to provide great vacations and we’re happy that we’ve succeeded in making your visit a memorable one. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you again the next time you’re on vacation in sunny Kissimmee!
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I were gifted a week at this resort by timeshare-owning family members. Check in was very smooth and we were even upgraded to a larger room than what we were originally scheduled to be in! We stayed in building 17 and thought it was extremely nice. The room was large, had a full kitchen and large bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, lovely balcony, and probably the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on at a hotel or resort. The pool for this building was really large and very well maintained, plus there was a spa/jetted pool also. My only complaint was the noise level caused by the kitchen chairs being moved above us. We got up fairly early (5:30-6:00) most mornings, but on the days we tried to sleep in the noise from the people above us moving those chairs on the tile floors woke us up several times. It honestly is very, very loud. I read of other people complaining about it on here before we stayed there, and I definitely agree that it is a problem.

Other than that, we loved the resort and would absolutely stay there again. I can only hope the resort invests in some of those little things you put on the bottom of furniture to stop rubbing/noise, or maybe even put a rug under the kitchen tables. Anything would be better than nothing.

Room Tip: Request one of the newer buildings, such as 16-17 or 18-19. If staying in 16-17, ask for a room not...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, April 8, 2013
Thank you and congratulations! We’re honored that you chose our resort for such an important occasion in your lives. We’re sorry for the noises you heard from above your room. We’ll definitely consider your suggestions and we appreciate you submitting them. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your accommodations and that we were able to provide a memorable honeymoon for you. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you (maybe on your 1st anniversary?) soon!
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Prince Albert
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I stayed in Vacation Village at Parkway Feb. 2013 .... we had an A-C two bedrooms .... actually, two separate apartments... both came with huge kitchen, fully stocked, a jacuzzi tub, large shower, kingsize bed, tv in bedroom and living room, balcony, pool, bbq's, better than I expected... The staff were wonderful, very helpful and they had a shuttle bus that would take you many places you might want to go to.... ie... different resturants, over to Celebration Place, (check it out) They have a tour bus daily that takes you to Universal Studios, Epcot and Sea World.... I thought it was awesome! Very Clean and Friendly/helpful staff... Would absolutely recommend it...

Room Tip: Buildings 18-19 were great but choose the even numbers as the noise from the hwy is on the odd side...
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  • 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
    • 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 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Vacation Village at Parkway Resort! We strive on a daily basis to offer our guests a first class vacation and we greatly appreciate compliments such as yours. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Orlando soon!
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Wondeful resort close to Disney with fee shuttle to the parks. Rooms re great timeshare units with all the necessaary items to be your home away from home.. many pools to choose from and lots of activities too. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 8, 2013
Glad to read you had a great time with us Vacation Village at Parkway Resort! Being close to the amusement parks in Orlando is definitely a plus, but we feel our “home-like” accommodations and resort amenities are our best features. We’re glad you noticed! Thanks for writing and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

And isn't that what everybody wants on a vacation. No unpleasant surprises. The grounds were extremely clean the rooms were very clean. As an example the outdoor gas grills are spotless the picnic tables are spotless and the grounds are very well-maintained. Only complaint is that the pools don't have nearly enough lounge chairs available

  • Stayed April 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 8, 2013
Thank you for your 5-star recommendation! We’re thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and that you found no unpleasant surprises during your vacation. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you at Vacation Village at Parkway the next time you’re in Orlando.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We got a unit on building 19, view to the woods. I say this because some coments about neweness of the unit and noise from the highway. Neither were true in my case.
Very spacious unit, with a complete kitchen, a big bathroom and a jacuzzi in the room. All very clean, very quiet. Also the building had a pool and a large hot tub (a hot pool). A small gym (if you can call it gym) and 4 computers w/printer were abailable at the check in building. However, you have a free wifi connection in you apt, for those with wifi gadgets. Worked ok for the basics.
One thing to mention, the cleaning service came once during my week stay.

  • 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
    • 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 taking the time to share your 5-star recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway! We’re sure your detailed comments will assist others when making their own travel plans. We’re pleased that you enjoyed our services and great location and hope that we may share our hospitality with you the next time you want a relaxing getaway in Orlando.
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Pelham, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We Had a great stay. check in was not too bad, and when offered a breakfast(time share presentation) I just said NO. Never bothered again. We stayed on building 8, eventhough I requested 16. It was a little outdated, but it was very clean. We had a B 1 bed room. I found that it was perfect for 2 people, but we were a family of four. Kids said the sofa bed was VERY uncomfortable. A little bit small for a family of 4. We did enjoyed having a washer/dryer in our unit and I made breakfast every morning on the hot plate. the kitchen was well stocked. We also called maintenance about a light bulb in the bathroom, and in 10 minutes it was replaced. the pool was nicely heated and the hot tub was great after a day in the parks. Very peaceful atmosphere.Only heard neighbors once, as they were coming in, So no complaints there. Check out was a breeze. I would stay here again but in one of the larger rooms, and if we dont have to use the sofa bed. We didnt do the activities since they were not held in our pool. We enjoyed the peace in our pool. So just used the internet(25.00 fee), and it wasn't terrible but it was just ok. Close to the parks. Never had problem with parking, we were next to a parking deck, so that was convenient. The were car alarms that went off in the middle of the night, but Vacation Village did not have any control over that. in all it was a nice stay.

Room Tip: Get a newer room and NOT a B unit. Dont count on sofa bed to sleep in, very uncomfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, April 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post about your vacation. We’re pleased that your family enjoyed their time at Vacation Village at Parkway and that you found our staff attentive during your stay. The $25 internet fee you wrote about is actually a one time weekly resort fee that covers the resort activities, in-room safes, shuttle services to the theme parks as well as the in-room WiFi amenity. We appreciate your recommendation of our resort and look forward to sharing our hospitality with you 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 #13 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:
Vacation Village At Parkway Hotel Kissimmee
Vacation Village Orlando
Vacation Village Parkway Orlando
Village Parkway
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