Me & my boyfriend stayed at this hotel for 16 nights in september 2010. After reading reviews beforehand we were a little dubious about staying here but I can honestly say that we were not disappointed at all! The hotel was in a fantastic location, plenty of shops & restaurants nearby (would definately reccommend the Black Angus steakhouse, a very short walk away, we ate here alot!) and only a 10 minute walk to Universal! We used the free shuttle bus to Disney, I would reccommend getting down 20mins beforehand to wait for the bus though as it was very popular! We did use the mears taxi's to travel back from Disney due to the shuttle bus times coming back not suiting us personally. A rough taxi price is between $25-$40 dependant on which Disney park you were in (magic kingdom being the most as its the furthest away, downtown Disney the cheapest as its the closest) We used the Disney transport buses to get between the Disney parks (they are FREE!!!), use these to get to downtown Disney for a cheaper taxi home! We used the I-ride trolley to go to seaworld (stop right outside KFC) only $1.25 each to go as far as you like along international drive! We also used it to go shopping at the the festival bay mall & the prime outlets (perfect if you want big brands for alot less!) Hotel facilities: Breakfast is basic, a few cereals, toast with butter & jam, hot drinks & fresh juice....but remember it is FREE!!!!!!!! We frequently went to Wallgreens to stock up on water (24 bottles for $5) as the 'mini fridge' is actually the same size as a standard fridge in the UK. We also bought small cereal pots (79c) & milk for when we fancied a change from the hotels breakfast, plus Black Angus Steakhouse does an all you can eat breakfast for $3.49! Wallgreens was also great for any medical needs!! We ordered takeaways to our room (once from Dominos & once from Flippers-both were great), hotel does recommend that you only use takeaway services from flyers they provide in the room! Bedding was changed when requested (there was a small card to leave on the bed!) Towels were changed when you left them on the floor or in the bath! We used the in room safe, which is stated as costing $1.50 dollars per day, however when we asked at reception how to pay we were told it was free! Service was always very friendly & there was always someone available to help! No noise pollution even though its just off i-drive and the Interstate, we did sleep with the air conditioning on (due to the heat!!) but even when we switched it off we couldn't hear any traffic noise! We travelled on the 27th august & would definately reccommend going at this time of year as we barely queued in any of the parks! Most rides we just walked straight on! We did use the WIFI service, which you could only get in the lobby or on some first floor rooms (we were on the fourth floor) Signal was good, don't know why people have been complaining about not having internet in rooms, after all YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY!! Also 95% of restaurants & bars have a FREE WIFI signal if your desperate to use the internet!! Fantastic service for the price you pay! Rooms were perfect size with plenty of storage (bed was SUPERKING size!!!!) Always clean! We plan on returning to Orlando in 2012 and would definately stay in this hotel again! Also, if you go on Google maps and find the hotel, you can use streetview to see what a perfect location it is in!!
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