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Vacation Village at Parkway
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   2949 Arabian Knights Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747   |  
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“Good experience at Vacation Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Checked in Saturday midday there were a lot of people checking in. Went pretty quick as they had a lot of staff on hand. Took about 30 minutes. Said no, no, no to the free breakfast and was on our way. Checked into 16502A at the back of the property. Very nice room full kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, and pool view. King bed and linens were very comfortable. Freshened the room as promised on Wednesday.

Couple complaints nothing major. One is the noise from above. The ceramic tile is not sound absorbent at all. When our wonderful upstairs neighbors would return to their room at 12AM-1AM we were treated to the sound of chair's getting moved around. Vacation Village please put felt on the bottom of the chairs that may help a bit!! Very warm pool, if you do have pool view be prepared for noise and people playing in the pool up until 11PM.

Other than the upstairs we loved our room and location. Never had time to do any of the activities on site. Wifi really is terrible. The couple times we tried to use it was not good, just ended up using our data through AT&T. Kind of not good since we paid $25 resort fee for shuttle and wifi that we never used.

Very close to Disney, I think to the Disney exit it was 2.2 miles or so. Overall it was a good time, would not hesitate to go back to VV and building #16 again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, April 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate it when our guests take the time to share because it helps us know what areas we need improvement. Your comments and suggestions have been forwarded to the resort’s management team for further review. We’re happy that you enjoyed your vacation with us and we look forward to your return so that we may continue to prove that we are the best choice for lodging when visiting Orlando.
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Lincoln RI 02865
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Nice big resort,19 buildings with many floors in each. 1thru 15 have A+B units. 16-thru19 have A+C units. We asked 2 weeks ago for A+C units but did not get them. Ended up in building 12,2nd floor and it was fine. A+C units have 2 king beds,A+B units have king and queen. Pool is heated,hot tub hot and grounds very clean. Resort is close to EVERYTHING!!!!! Bring shampoo,none provided. 1 VERY LIGHT CLEANING per week.If staying at pool bring small fold-up cooler with you ,no food or drinks to buy by pool in resort. Washer +dryer in unit ,bring laundry detergent and dryer sheets none provided. Nice porch on each unit. Check in easy,they will send you over for your parking pass,just tell them not interested in buying timeshare get the pass and go. They will not bother you! Room has kitchen and all the needed stuff. Gas grills right outside and they clean them every day. Utencils for grilling at pool hut. We had 3 units all in good shape. Ice machines all on 2nd floors. We own at VISTANA but this was not bad at all. Would return in a minute. All good!!

Room Tip: A+C are bigger than B units
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful recommendation! Vacation Village at Parkway Resort strives to provide quality vacations with all the comforts you would find at home – at an affordable price. Positive reviews here on TripAdvisor are vital to our reader’s decision-making when choosing a vacation destination and we truly appreciate it when a guest of ours takes the time to share their experience. We’re pleased to know that you are enjoying the benefits of your timeshare ownership and we hope to share our hospitality with you again.
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Merrickville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

There's got to be something in the water that interior decorators drink in Florida, and it ain't good.
... But let's start at the beginning...
The check-in process consisted of waiting in line for 45 minutes! That's a long time for anyone to wait in line: however, it does allow you ample time to develop and organize your tripadvisor review.
We stayed in Building 15, second floor. Supposedly, this building and its rooms had recently been renovated. The elevators are dark and dank. The Hallway carpet is grimy and stained. The floors in the room, although they are ceramic tile, were covered with a layer of who-knows-what, which moved us to literally scrub them by hand with a wet towel and some laundry detergent.
You would have to be blind to appreciate the decor theme: greens and mustard yellows, with some burgundy. The walls are a nauseating and ceilings are a nauseating peach. (Yes, colour does affect your mood and when you don't like the colours of the place you are staying at, well, it affects your overall sense of well-being). The window dressings and bed linens (comforters) boast garish prints of tropical flowers and leaves, birds, etc... Busy patterns everywhere.
The bathrooms are not stocked with shampoo or conditioner, but do come with a Dial soap bar - ensuring your skin is dry and tight for your entire vacation. (Folks, there is a Publix nearby, go buy your own moisturizing body wash and other necessary toiletries).
If you set all the decor related issues aside, you are left with squeaky beds and old appliances that make an inordinate amount of noise.
I DID appreciate the in room washer and dryer very much. Left the resort with all our clothes clean and this made my unpacking at home a breeze! (Again, one will have to journey to Publix to pick-up laundry soap and dryer sheets).
I'm not used to writing such disparaging reviews but they'd honestly lost me by "Hello" on day one at check-in.
Yes, it is centrally located to everything, which is a huge redeeming quality. There is also ample parking.
Our stay was good. Not great. Not much of anything. We weren't sorry to leave.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your candid comments on your stay with us. Vacation Village at Parkway Resort has received many positive reviews regarding our service and décor and we’re disappointed that we failed to meet all of your expectations. We’re thankful to know that overall we provided you with a good experience and we hope to welcome you back to Orlando on your next vacation.
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Mesquite, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Good price, great location.
Parks 2 miles away. Walmart very near, afordable restaurantes near by.
The pool is great, they have different activities for guest,like salsa classes,etc.
If you like shopping there is a premium outlet very near. I would come back here

  • 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 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your trecommendation with our readers. Vacation Village at Parkway Resort has all the comforts of home for our guests and offers close proximity to all of Orlando’s exciting attractions. We’re happy that you were pleased with your accommodations and we hope that we may share our hospitality with you again.
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The rooms are OK, not great. The bedding is sub-standard. The comforters are cheap nylon and fall off the bed all night long. The bedding sheets are mismatched and not of high quality, and the blankets don't fit the sizes of the mattresses, but heck the towels are decent.

We didn't spend much time on grounds or pool, but did take advantage of the shuttle to Disney, which was decent.

This resort is a MASSIVE concrete jungle with row after row of building. The location is great and very close to the disney parks.

The worst part was check-in. There is a bait and switch where they have you walk over to another customer service area to pick up your parking pass where they HARD PRESSURE you to attend a breakfast to "give feedback" about their upcoming facility. They pretty much refuse to give you your parking pass without signing up and paying in advance for the privilege of giving them feedback and then they give you a $80 gift. I finally insisted that we wanted no part of it, even though they make you that it is mandatory, and asked for my parking pass. It made me crazy mad to go through this, and we never participated in a single offering of the resort for fear that we would be hard pressure sales pitched AGAIN.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 15, 2013
Thank you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We’re very disappointed to read that our resort didn’t meet your expectations. We appreciate your candid comments as these observations can only help us to improve our performance and our property. We hope in the future you will choose to visit us again and allow us the opportunity to prove that we are a great choice for lodging while visiting Orlando.
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A great property - very clean and the staff well attentive for the guests. BUT, different from our stay last year, in order to get your parking pass, they send you across the check in room to meet with a new associate - who ask you if you would be willing to attend a breakfast/lunch and answer a few questions about the property - which REALLY is a time share pitch. But they don't tell you that until you show up!. They sort of hold your parking pass hostage until you give them an answer. This is the KING of deception and marketing low life practices. They ask for a cash deposit..(no "cards' accepted" for this). I figured, free meal, survey, i can take a half hour. I remember the guy saying to me- you can leave anytime you wish... BUT.it certainly is not without pressure. Learned my lesson on this one! Property was great, but this just left a very bad taste in my mouth as i don't tolerate deception in business practices.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for taking time out to share the details of your vacation with us. We’re always happy to receive feedback because it helps us know what areas we need to improve our services and ultimately improve our guest’s experience. We’re thankful that you enjoyed your accommodations but are sorry for the miscommunication you experienced with our marketing representative. We do not condone overzealous tactics because we realize that it is counterproductive to our goal. Your comments will again be used as a training tool to prevent these situations. We regret that this experience has left a negative impression and we hope that our resort and attentive staff will entice you to return to Vacation Village at Parkway.
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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were guests of a timeshare owner during the week of Easter and had a great time. Great location, nice clean pool and the bed actually slept pretty good! I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a convenient location to visit the Orlando area.

I would love to see more luggage carts and control over the use of said carts so that everyone has access when the need arises. Check out day was difficult for most everyone we saw because the rolling carts were no where to be found when the busy check out time came.

Room Tip: The rooms that don't overlook the pool are the quietest. Our room had a pool that closed at 10p...
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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
    • 4 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 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our TripAdvisor readers. We’re sorry you had an issue locating a rolling cart. Normally they are available but during high occupancy times like the week of Easter/ spring break, it may take some time locating a cart during busy check-out times. We’re happy that you enjoyed your Easter vacation with us and we hope you return so that we may continue to prove that we are the best choice for lodging for your family when visiting Orlando.
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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 #15 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vacation Village at Parkway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 1327
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