Had another great week in Orlando at our favorite place, Sabal Palms (we prefer it over the other villas there on the Marriott World Center Property - Royal Palms and Imperial Palms). It's always our go-to place where our family feels relaxed and comfortable. But with that said, we did notice some subtle changes and feel improvements need to be made.
Living room carpeting looks like it's been through the wringer, "new" updated furnishings look old and dated (yep, screams 1970's). Where's the morning paper that was always delivered to the villa door (hey, might sound picky, but that was always nice)? Where's the big binder that was always in the villa, with information about the property, restaurants, Orlando, take out menus? No cleaning spray (aka Windex-type stuff) under the kitchen counter anymore (we ALWAYS use that to clean the glass dining room table)?
The 2 chairs they put in the livingroom in place of the smaller couch/loveseat that used to be there are TOTALLY uncomfortable. I also think the master bedroom bed is no longer a king, but a queen, but who knows....I could be totally wrong on that. It just seems smaller.
I also didn't care for the new shampoo/conditioner/lotion products that are in the bathrooms now (something called First Crush)....yuck. Also saw a lot of scratches, stains, other dirty type things that we usually never see (housekeeping/maintenance seems to not be on the ball there as much as in the past).
But with those "minor", lol, complaints, we still love the comfort and convenience of Sabal Palms, and we never like to get a downstairs unit due to upstairs noise. This time around, though, we DID end up with a downstairs unit, and it was fine. People upstairs were quiet, phew!
Sabal Palms is close to everything in Orlando. And the pools there were nicely heated (especially the Sabal Palms one...it was SO warm and felt nice on chilly days/nights). Best pool ever is the Spa Pool (near the "big" pool, but a different smaller pool, very tropical and pretty). And the new "kiddie" pool area up top of the big pool is adorable.....wish that had been there when my kids were real little!! :)
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