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.
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- 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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