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Villas at Fortune Place
1201 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744   |  
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Ranked #37 of 160 Hotels in Kissimmee
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Owners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We have been timeshare owners here since 2000. During this time we have both stayed here and also swapped into places like Vistana and Westgate. The hotels we stay at are Hard Rock Hotel, Marriott and Ramada. If you want to compare - please do not. Villas at Fortune Place do not claim do be playing up there with the big guys, but frankly if you are looking for a quiet friendly and laid-back place to stay then you should try this one. It is only about 15 mins away from Orlando Airport and thank goodness a good 15 miles away(25mins) from the madness of Disney. The units are basic but very functionable and clean. Housekeeping and Reception will do their utmost to help you should you have any issues. We have just come back from there and had such a great holiday the first week that allthough we had booked the second week at Hard Rock Hotel we booked back into Villas after just 3 days at the hotel, feeling a bit like prisoners escaping from a very small room with no privacy(general hotel issues). We love spending time at the two small pools and our twin girls had great fun at the kiddies pool. We have never taken time out to take part in the grill, icecream and movie nights there - but we are told that they are great evenings. Shopping, Restaurants and Petrol stations are all within very easy reach and indeed the Parks are easy to get to as the Villas are very close to both the Turnpike and tollroads 417 and Oceola Parkway which all takes you virtually to the doorstep of Disney. We bought the timeshare as the maitenance is one of the lowest and we always feel that we get a lot for our money, compared to when we have stayed at both Westgate and Vistana where we feel out of sorts and constantly surrounded by people and unable to have a quiet morning at the pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This timeshare is a diamond in the rough. It is a small property by Orlando standards, but that has its pluses. The staff was friendly and helpful. A complimentary cleaning service and towel exchange is provided mid-week. All units have washer and dryer, so you don't have to pack a bunch of clothes. The pool area (3 pools and hot tub) was never crowded. The unit that we stayed in was very roomy, with a large kitchen and living room with flat screen TV. We had two bedrooms (master on first floor) and 2nd bedroom on 2nd floor with a loft on the 2nd floor. In all 8 people could sleep in the unit with plenty of room for everyone. The unit and grounds were kept very clean. There is a small workout room on the grounds that did not seem to be overused and the machines were all in good working order. There was also a fishing area in the lake that adjoins the property. Like other reviewers have commented, this timeshare is a few miles from the attractions, but not excessively far and the drive in August was not bad, even when taking 192 or 92, however the Florida Turnpike at $1.50- one way- is the best way to get around quickly. The PUBLIX grocery store is right next to the property and there is a walking gate that can be opened with your room key that makes trips to the store a breeze. There were several grills located throughout the property which we used twice during out stay. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Although I use tripadvisor frequently when planning trips this is the first time I've written a review because I feel some of the previous reviews gave an unfairly negative picture. No, this is not a huge resort - in fact the size (I think there are under a hundred units) was actually a plus for us. The last time we went to Disney, we stayed at an Orlando resort close to the parks, and while it had many pools and activities, we found this time that after a day in crowds at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Universal it was a relief to come back to a quieter place. While it was about a 25-30 minute drive to Disney it was a very direct drive and we didn't find it a problem. We rented a two-bedroom two bath - all on one floor. Both had queen beds. The place was spotless - I always like to go over things with Lysol wipes when I travel, and it was obvious that the unit had already been thoroughly cleaned. There was a television in the living area and both bedrooms - the one in the living area was a flat screen while the others were not but had perfectly fine pictures. The kitchen was completely stocked including dish soap, and the bathrooms included a blow dryer, paper products and soap. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and courteous. Towels are exchanged upon request on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (this is stated in the informational binder provided in unit) - ours were exchanged within ten minutes of asking. The resort was very family oriented and had activities such as family movie night, game night, and a midweek luncheon grill out. We did attend the lunch grill out, and for a fee much cheaper than a fast food meal, we enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert. The grill out was at the pool area which I felt was another plus about the resort.
The pool area, which was spotless, has a regular pool, children's pool, water play area, hot tub, a nice covered area, and plenty of umbrella tables and chairs. The basketball court, children's play area, and putting green can all be seen from the pool so children can safely play in view of parents. There is a fenced off lake with fishing access and my husband enjoyed unwinding with a half hour of fishing in the early morning. We found nothing at all unsettling about the neighborhood area - in fact, the grocery store next door was in walking distance, and it was great to just pick up things as needed. There are fast food restaurants within five minutes and others 10 minutes away. While we chose this resort because my parents were giving us one of their time share weeks and this was the only resort open in the Orlando area the week we could all go, I would definitely come here again. As I said, it is not your big resort type vacation, but if you are spending a week at the parks, it is a great place to get a calm, relaxing break.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My mom won a week stay at this timeshare in a raffle or we probably would have not chosen to stay here. It is about 30-35 minutes away from Disney and nearest restaurants are about 15 minutes away. The room was the size of a medium apartment and had a completely stocked kitchen and washer/dryer. My only complaints are that the walls are paper thin-- our neighbors laughed, talked, and slammed drawers all night and I heard everything! Also, you have to request fresh towels in order to get them. We were only provided with 6 washcloths, 6 hand towels, and 6 towels for 7 days! We were not told we had to request additonal towels so thank goodness for the washer/dryer! The unit was very clean except the carpet is very worn. Probably would not stay here again due to the distance to Disney and restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This place was outstanding, the staff was friendly & corteous. The apartment was spacious and clean. The grounds are immaculate.the overal facility was very good. The only thing I would have to say is that the appliances and TV need to be updated. Also as any other hotel services, they should provide "Free" internet services.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Rented through Air Force Vacation Club and got a great rate. We had a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. The upstairs bedroom has 2 singles. There is also a loft with a pull-out couch and there is a pull-out couch in the living room. There is a full size kitchen which has all the plates and silverware. This place is not fancy but it had everything we needed for the price. Towels are provided and then swapped out on Wed. There is also a washer and dryer. We had no issues the entire week we stayed. This was home base for trips to Cocoa Beach and Disney. Never had any issues with the neighbor hood.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richlands, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Had a 3br booked in Jan 2012 for a family trip to Disney. First thing we noticed was the bad neighborhood it was in. Turned into the wrong driveway and was temporarily glad to be in the wrong place. Upon entering the unit the first thing you noticed was the smell. Everything was damp and smelled like mildew. The carpets were filthy and floors were stained. The beds were terrible and the linens did not appear to be very clean. We did not even unpack, we used the phone to make other lodging arrangements and left. We will not go back!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1201 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 100
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