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“RCI EXCHANGE” 4 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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North Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“RCI EXCHANGE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It was just my husband and myself taking this vacation.
After reading mixed reviews on here we were a little bit apprehensive. So on checking in I had already decided to ask what building we had been given and yes they said building 1, so I asked nicely if they could put us in building 18 or 19 the lady at the front desk said she would go and find out and to our surprise came back and said we have changed you now to Building 18. The resort is spread out over a large area and building 18/19 is on the far side. We were lucky in that our unit faced out on to the wildlife reserve some of them face on to I4. We were very pleased with the unit it was very clean and had everything we needed, washer/dryer, dishwasher, full cooker and plenty of pots and pans. Bathroom was fine with large shower and jacuzzi bathtub. Flat screen TV in lounge area and the bedroom. Swimming pool was very close by and was very clean. The only downside was being pressured by the guy giving out the parking pass to go for the free lunch/breakfast and an update on the resort. We had to give a $20 dollar deposit that would be refunded when we went for the lunch. Sunday came the day we were to go for lunch, and my husband said, I cannot be bothered going so decided to go out in the car to Clearwater and forgo the $20 that we had given as a deposit. After that the phone rang every day at least twice, we just did not answer as we did not want to have any hassel persuading us to go to a timeshare talk. I would definately stay here again but would say NO to the breakfast/lunch as we did feel slightly guilty for saying yes then not turning up but we had just come off a 9hour flight and just wanted to get away from this guy.

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for your great review of Vacation Village at Parkway. We’re happy that you enjoyed your accommodations in building 18 and it’s serene, wildlife views. We’re sorry that you felt pressured by our representative. The resort is a timeshare property so we will asks guests if they would like to attend a presentation to learn all about the benefits of owning timeshare at our resort. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with you the next time you’re in Orlando.
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Newport, NC
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

From many of the reviews, I was afraid I had made a mistake in booking. However, upon check-in, we found the resort and the unit to be delightful. Check-in was easy, relatively quick, and we avoided the dreaded time-share sales pitch at the parking pass desk just by asking to skip that desk and got our parking pass at check-in-and were never bothered about it! Asked for a newer building and ended up in Bldg 14, parking side, and found it quite nice. These are lock-offs for the 2 BRs, so no adjoining door for those with small kids, but great privacy for older kids or couples. The unit had everything we needed, comfy bed, large jacuzzi, shower, washer & dryer, cookware and dishes, balcony with sturdy furniture and lovely grounds. This included a mid-week spiff-up with fresh towels, bed making, vacuum and extra dish soap and laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet paper. They provide laundry detergent and dish soap for the sink, trash bags and a roll or two of paper towels and TP per unit, but no dish-tabs or shampoo. There are small bar soaps, so plan ahead. The nearby pool (Bldg 16-17) was no deeper than 5-6 feet with a zero entry end and a huge multi-person hot-tub, lots of chairs and a bathroom, and they were constantly landscaping all around. It would have been helpful at check-in to receive more info about internet access, the various pools and how to get to them, and activities, and the $25 mandatory activities fee is a little cheesy, but we really loved the place and would go back in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway. It is our goal to provide a great experience and we appreciate your comprehensive review of our resort. The details matter to us too, and we’re happy that you noticed the small things like all of the cookware and extra dish soap and laundry detergent that we provide. We pride ourselves on our service and we are glad that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you again the next time you visit Orlando.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were happy here, too bad we had to go home...this was the first time using my timeshare, and I acquired it for its size/accomodations and proximity to Disney. On the plus side, there were pools at our convenience, a playground for the kids, and grills to do some outdoor cooking, washer, dryer, dishwasher hot tub, and a vcr(haha). Balconies were nice, and the nature walk came out by the Radisson, where we had friends staying. I compared pricing for local hotels, and for what you get here, it's worth it. Check in's a drag, (the complex is huge, many guests checking in) but send your guests over somewhere for lunch, or dinner while you check in, and do ask alot of questions, and check with their activities schedule for kids fun.

  • 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
    • 3 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, May 15, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your favorable comments and we’re happy that you are enjoying the benefits of your timeshare ownership. From your review it sounds like you were in the Oaks section of the resort (buildings 1- 6), which is a favorite section of the resort for families due to the area’s pools, playground, nature trail and Activities Building. Thank you again for taking the time to share and we look forward to welcoming your family back to Vacation Village at Parkway Resort soon.
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Prince Edward Island
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Our stay last year at Vacation Village at Parkway was great except for a couple of issues (timeshare hard sell and expense of internet service). This year both of those issues were a non-factor ... no timeshare pressure and reasonably priced internet with basic interenet service now included as part of a $25 accomodations service fee with no restrictions on the number of devices. And for a very reasonable $10/wk, you can upgrade to high speed. The only recommendation I would make to Vacation Villages about the internet service (and I would hope it would be considered as constructive) is the log-in procedure ... one is provided with a 10 digit login code that must be re-entered a few times a day (sometimes in the middle of a session, which can be annoying). It think it would be highly appreciated by most if, after initial login using this 10 digit code, people could change the code to something they could remember easily rather than having to consult a slip of paper with the hard-to-remember code they were provided. The technology isn't that difficult (I am a software developer). A minor thing however in light of all the other wonderful things at Vacation Village. And the current system is still a HUGE improvement from the way it used to be, so kudos on that :-)

The accomodations continue to be wonderful and every staff member we have encountered has been friendly and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Vacation Villages At Parkway to Tripadvisor readers or friends/family. We'll be back next year for sure!!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway and we appreciate your comprehensive review of our resort. The details matter to us too, and we’re happy that you noticed the changes we’ve made to improve our amenities. Your thoughtful suggestions on our WiFi service have been shared with the resort’s management team for further consideration. We pride ourselves on our customer service and cleanliness and are glad that we’ve continued to exceed your expectations in these areas. Thank you for your loyalty to our resort and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with you again the next time you’re in Orlando.
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I"m a RCI member (time share) I gave up 80,000 points to stay in this dive. This was my frist vacation with RCI and I was DISAPOINTED. They do not know how to clean or leave you eany toiletries. there is a dishwasher but no soap. How still owns a VCR???? The only flatscreen TV the Remote did not work. The A/C was not working. The kick plates on the doors were lose and the belcony doors did not oppen properly. One washing machine only had hot water.One of the sunks in the bath room was craked? The poor ppl that own a unit RIP OFF the maintenance fees of $400 or more. For what I'm not shure. I do not won't this Management team managing my unit. These ppl need to be FIRED. Some staff were rude. The pepole that left a 3 or more star rating MUST BE BLIND. I stade in bilding #5.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We’re very disappointed to read that our resort didn’t meet your expectations. It’s our goal at Vacation Village at Parkway Resort to offer great vacations at a great value and most of the time we’re successful. We appreciate your candid comments as these observations can only help us to improve our performance and our property. We’re sorry we couldn’t provide you with a great experience like so many of our guests have had and we hope you find your next visit to Orlando a more enjoyable one.
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Vineland, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

First time user of a time share. Only real problem was the check in, only 5 people in front of me and I was in line for over an hour. The place was very clean and comfotable, and there wasn't a lot of pressure to buy a time share. We enjoyed our stay there, and would reccomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation of Vacation Village at Parkway. We’re sorry for the issue you experienced at check-in. Normally this process doesn’t take long, but if there are questions or problems regarding a reservation it can lengthen the wait time in line for guests. We’re happy that overall you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to share our hospitality with you again soon.
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Apopka, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed here 3 times, everything is great. Excellent customer service and staff. Rooms are great, amazing pool and hot tub. Family friendly. Very close to Disney, Sea World and Universal. Also close to many great restaurants. Highly recommended!!!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Parkway, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic recommendation and your continued loyalty to Vacation Village at Parkway Resort! We’re committed to creating lasting relationships with our guests and we’re grateful for the opportunity to share our hospitality with you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Orlando on your next vacation!
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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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