Wow, I really don't even know where to begin with rating this place. First off, please let me inform everyone that I have been in the travel industry for over 12 years and I have NEVER experienced what I did at Beachtree Villas.
For starters, they say that check-in is at 4:00. If you want to check-in early, they will charge a $35.00 fee. Well, we got there (a house in a run down neighborhood) right at 4:00 and the office (again, a house....no lobby or staff) was closed and our keys were in an envelope. We called the number to find out which unit we were in and they then proceeded to get our credit card number for another $100.00 deposit (total paid $150.00). We were told to come the next day back to said house so that we could check in, but when we did so, they were only open from 9-11am, so we actually did not physically get checked in for 2 days.
As for the unit itself.....it was disgusting. There was a modem in the unit, but it did not work at all for wifi. Thankfully, we brought our home from home and plugged it in and it worked like a charm. As for the kitchen, first off, DO NOT under any circumstances use the disposal. If you do, you will feel like you just went through a 10.0 earthquake. The appliances are all mismatched and I believe the dishwasher is as old as I am. Two of the burners on the stove didn't even work and the plug on the coffeemaker was so rusted, that I wouldn't even plug it in for fear of being electrocuted....so we did not drink coffee for a full week. It has very limited things to work with in the kitchen, there wasn't even a cutting board in there. Isn't that like a main essential to have in a kitchen? The dish towels that they had there smelled liked they hadn't been washed in quite some time. The washer and dryer was so old, that I wouldn't even put my clothes in there.
As for the beds, well if you enjoy sleeping on bricks, then you'll enjoy these beds. I believe that the cheapest hotel has more comfortable beds. My son was so uncomfortable in his twin bed, that he actually slept on the floor and said it was more comfortable....that's sad!! For the six nights we were there, I probably only slept an average of 3 hours a night. The shower knobs are so hard to pull on just to get the water running and the toilets were filthy with rings inside of them.
Last, but not least, they weren't there for us to check in, but by gosh, they called us at 9:45 to make sure we would be out of the unit by 10:00am because the cleaning lady was already there.....seriously?!!? We stayed in unit 73 and I believe it was building 5202 or 5212. We checked out on March 30th and as of today's date are still awaiting our refund from our deposit.
As I said earlier, I have been a travel professional for over 12 years and have sent clients all over the world, some are luxury travelers and some are budget travelers. To my budget travelers, I would never recommend this place. For a few dollars more, you could stay at Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa (to be closer to Universal), Mystic Dunes (closer to Disney) or Lake Eve Resort (closer to SeaWorld). All have very nice condos with upgrades galore and an actual resort with staff at the front desk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only minutes away from all major attractions, restaurants, shopping, golf and a host of entertainment venues, Beachtree Villas offers spacious and fully furnished two and three bedroom accommodations which comfortably sleep six to eight people. Each unit comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and a full-size washer & dryer. Relax or play in a heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, game room, exercise room and tennis court. Free Wi-Fi available at clubhouse. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beachtree Villas Hotel Kissimmee