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“Pretty Good place” 4 of 5 stars
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Grande Villas Resort
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   12118 Turtle Cay Circle, Orlando, FL 32836   |  
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35 hotel reviews
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“Pretty Good place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I was sceptical at first as the rate was quite reasonable and the reviews were not that good. I booked through Interval International and I had a one bedroom. As clearly mentioned in the booking, there was no washer/dryer and dishwasher in the unit, but there was a full kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was large with both a tub and a very nicely tiled shower cubicle. Though the living room / kitchen was small, it was plenty and had a separate TV. There was a large swimming pool and mini golf for entertainment. The front desk staff were friendly both at check in and check out and the process was quite quick.
I stayed one week and it was at the end of the stay that there was a sign which said that I was entitled to a free cleaning service, which could have been initimated to me at check in. I did not use the free service as I was checking out the next day. I feel that there should be atleast two cleaning days during a stay of one week. I must mention that there were fresh towels once during the week. They do have a common laundry facility in front of the elevators, but I did not use the service.
It would have been good if I could have bought a pre paid coupon for Internet service, but I had to use a credit card and buy directly from the provider. It would have been great to have free Internet service like most other resorts in the area.
The location is quite nice and it is withing walking distance of some restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Quick and easy check in.The only downside was the people trying to hassle us to come to the timeshare meeting or whatever it was.They try to talk to you after you check in by using the line "do you need any park maps?" ... Not interested. We had the two bedroom apartment, which was nice a big. There were a few things that needed to be fixed (closet doors off track) and a toilet that would run every few minutes (needed a new flapper). The people above us and next door had kids, and you could hear feet running above, and kids crying next door. The walls are thin, but it shouldn't bother you if you are tired enough. Other than that it was a really nice place to stay while on vacation. They big screen TV in the living room was nice, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the beds were comfy. Located close to Disney World and Downtown Disney. Sea World is also only a few miles away.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I travelled with my family in the summer holidays to this hotel and was very pleasantly surprised. My parents booked this hotel after finding a very good deal for it. It is in the Lake Buena Vista area which is where we prefer to stay when we travel to Orlando, and have done many times before. We found that this property was ideal for our family situation, as myself and my sister are now older we loved having a separate bedroom from our parents which normally we have had to share the room with them at other hotels in the area. We also had a separate bathroom which gave us a lot more space. There was a large living area, dining area and kitchen which accommodated our needs effectively.
The pool area was very nice, as it was large and the pool was heated. Pool towels were provided meaning we didn't need to take our own. The staff at the reception were nice when we did speak to them, however we did not need to speak to them or go to the reception very much throughout our holiday. The room was cleaned once a week, and as we were staying for only 5 nights it was not cleaned at all while we were there, however we did not mind this. We were only there for a short time and it was very clean when we arrived meaning it did not need cleaning often.
It is in an ideal location for the parks in Orlando, and it's very close to shops and restaurants in the area.
There are some negatives to this hotel. For example, there is a charge for the wi-fi which was very expensive, also some of the features in the bathroom seemed to be very old and needed to be updated e.g. the bathtub, and lastly there is no television in the twin bedroom which is not a big problem however it would be a good feature.
Overall, this is a very good hotel and we would definately return in the future as it was very comfortable and ideal for our family situation.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Just returned from Cypress Pointe Grand Villas, Orlando, one week stay. 2 adults and 3 children. This is a time share property. The resort is showing it's age. Bathroom fixtures, living room rug, etc need updating. The upside is with young children you don't worry too much about damage. The kitchen was surprisingly well equipped with a decent supply of cooking utensils and pans. As with all time share properties inspect thoroughly and report any damage or missing items immediately. The staff was friendly and accommodating. When done for the day there is room to relax inside and out. 2 pools plus one on the sister property across the street. The pools are clean. It is conveniently located to all. Half mile away is entrance to Disney property and 9 miles from Universal. Winn Dixie supermarket and liquor store are less than half mile down the street. Plenty of places to dine nearby. If you don't require high end, then this place is worth it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12118 Turtle Cay Circle, Orlando, FL 32836
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Villas Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orlando and Grande VillasOrlando, Florida is the ultimate in destination spots for the entire family to enjoy. Grande Villas is the perfect setting for your family to relax and enjoy while traveling to Orlando. There's more than enough to see and do in Orlando, not to mention plenty to keep you entertained while just at the resorts. It is also the ideal location to unwind poolside, and let time slip by without doing a thing. Every one of Florida’s main attractions, including Walt Disney World® theme parks and SeaWorld®, are at your doorstep. Maybe your idea of getting the family out for a day includes shopping, and there is plenty of that. You'll find all you need at the nearby Florida Mall, or discover the best in savings from the numerous brand name, designer outlet malls circling the resort. Whether you want to visit Universal Studios or the nearby beaches, it is all within easy reach. Grande Villas Resort – Your Orlando HavensBe in the middle of all the action without feeling like you are. Find a way to kick back while still knowing you are amid all of the activities you could possibly want to enjoy while visiting the Orlando area. For starters, keep in mind the activity doesn’t end when you get back to your resort! With an outdoor swimming pool, water volcano and slide, children’s pools and playgrounds, you have plenty to choose from. Parents, you'll love the heated outdoor pool or hot tub, along with the BBQ area. It's like having your own summer pool party, without having to host it at your own home. If you want, you can make use of the fitness center or get some friendly, family competition going in the Games Room. Let the Concierge help you plan your outings within Orlando, or find out what's happening on-site with the Activities Department. Once you retreat to your cool, air-conditioned room, you can take in views from the terrace or soak in the whirlpool jet tub. ... more   less 
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