We stayed here with the family after spending a week in the Disney resort. The place is a little bit tired and you may hear the occasional bump, but for $140/night we didn't care.
A lot of earlier reviews here related to the hard sell given at the "Welcome package" - don't let this put you off. We politely declined the welcome package and were called on our room phone twice (which we didn't answer) and were left alone after that.
The concierge staff were very helpful with luggage, tours bookings and transportation and there was lots on for the kids to do.
The wireless internet was a bit flaky/slow (which was annoying) - I don't mind paying for wi-fi but I expect it to work, aside from that it's hard to fault this place.
Value for money wise this place is hard to beat.
- 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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