We recently returned home from a two week visit to Florida. 12 of those nights were spent at the Runaway Beach Club. We booked online but I ended up calling down to make sure that we had truly booked with the Runaway Beach Club proper and not an offsite company that rents out villas in Runaway Beach Club. Assured I had made the proper reservations I relaxed until the trip. We arrived on the Monday and checked in quickly. Getting to the villa we were initially impressed with the space and layout of the villa. This initial impression would stay with us throughout our entire stay although there were a couple minor, negligible things that would be nice to see changed and improved for future visits. The ONLY problem we had with our particular villa was with the dryer. There was a note that stated that the timer didn't work so that's fine - we can keep an eye on it. However, once the dryer gets hot it also won't restart when you stop it to check on your clothes. A call to the front office later we were told that a request would be put in to come and look at it. We didn't end up needing the dryer again during our visit so I'm not too sure if someone did come to fix it or not. But again, this is SUCH a minor point it did NOTHING to diminish the quality of our stay. One thing I would like to see improved is the in-villa TV channel lineup cards. There was one, and it worked...but there were better options for some of the channels that showed a clearer picture. So I'd really like to see a COMPLETE list of all available channels. Our villa featured two sofabeds in the living room however there were no sheets for these. Fortunately, our kids liked sleeping on them in couch mode so it wasn't really much of an issue. Our first trip down to the pool had part of the patio roped off as they were still working on the retaining wall however a later trip had the work finished and it opened back up. The kids loved the pools and we loved the hot tub.
Ultimately, we had an amazing vacation and a lot of it was due to having a great place to return to each night. We're not planning on another trip to Florida until 2017 now but Runaway Beach Club will be the first place we look at when it comes time to book our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Runaway Beach Club, Kissimmee and Orlando’s best choice for families and leisure groups alike. These spacious and convenient accommodations are just minutes from the area's world-famous attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and so much more. Runaway Beach Club offers one, two, and three bedroom villas with full kitchens and living rooms decorated in Key West inspired furnishings. Guests of the resort can enjoy the two outdoor pools, a sun deck overlooking the lake, indoor basketball court, fully equipped fitness studio, business center, and intimate meeting space. Whether you’re visiting for pleasure or business, Runaway Beach Club boasts beautiful accommodations with added privacy and space in a location that is convenient to all that the area has to offer. ... more less
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