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Villas of Grand Cypress
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   One North Jacaranda, Orlando, FL 32836-6699   |  
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Woodinville, Washington
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“Best in Class Accomodations!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I was in Orlando mid March for a conference and had a choice between high rise hotels and the Villas of Grand Cypress......hands down this is one of the most well laid out resorts that will allow for business, golf, outstanding food and the amazing accomodations.

The staff is professional and all requests exceeded expectations during my stay.

If ever in Orlando for work or pleasure - this will be my choice! The coming upgrades will only make this location the preferred spot in Orlando.

Room Tip: 1 bedroom villas are as spacious as a penthouse condo......
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
One thing that is definitely plentiful in Orlando is the high rise hotel. Something that is NOT plentiful is the Villas of Grand Cypress. We love to be such a different type of property; it allows us to cater to the needs of so many different types of guests. Whether for work or pleasure, we can’t wait to welcome you back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Villas of Grand Cypress far exceeds all expectations, even of the most discerning traveler.
A multi- million dollar renovation has been completed, under the direction of new ownership, who are determined to elevate the Villas to elite status. They have succeeded on all levels.
Villas are luxurious, with far more space than comparable hotels. Sunken living rooms, large screen smart TV's, European shower, 6 foot bathroom mirror with built-in TV ( yes, within the mirror),
Full kitchens, dining table for 8, free standing bathtub.
Despite all these touches, it is the isolation and landscaped beauty of the Villas that is its heart. No crowds or congested atriums, the Villas are a world unto themselves. Golf on the world class course, or take instruction at their heralded golf academy, take a bike ride through quiet paths. Enjoy great culinary
delights at the Club ( best eggs Benedict in the US), .
I have been a frequent guest at the Orlando Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, and other luxury resorts.
None compare to the Villas on any level.
Try them, you will be hooked.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
You’re right; even with all the impressive new innovations that have been put into place in all of the villas with the recent renovation, it is, as you said so well, the “isolation and landscaped beauty” of the resort that has been around for years that keeps outstanding return guests like yourself coming back. While the interiors of the accommodations have been completely rejuvenated and transformed, we purposefully kept the exteriors of them the same because there is something very special about the nostalgia of the Villas and the surrounding landscape that we love. It is wonderful to hear that our guests agree.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Recently my husband and I stayed here in a one bedroom villa. We are big Disney people and this place is 2 miles from Epcot (The Flower and Garden Show are on now). This is basically a golf resort but the villas beat any Disney has hands down as far as amenities, service AND PRICE. We like a one bedroom with a sleeper in the living room. This villas had the latest contemporary furniture, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and lovely bedroom with comfortable king size mattress. There is free shuttle service around to their golf courses , store, and boating activities and a free shuttle to Disney (we didn't use that. We drive to Disney since we are season pass holders and get free parking). There were so many cool gadgets in the villa , I was quite surprised and I'm pretty techy. There was even a TV in the bathroom mirror!!! The lights under the end tables go on when you get up at night (gentle and low) so you can see your way to the toilet. We were right on the golf course which looked well-maintained. There are flowers blooming on your own patio.We had room service twice which came quickly and was hot and that's difficult since we were rather far from the main dining room. I blelieve there are 2 but we didn't use them. we will be back there in September for the Wine and Food Fest. I understand there are lots of golf perks that are included but I'm sorry to say to you golfers, we paid no attention to that. There is also a rock climbing wall, boat and bike rentals and a fitness center. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Take a room on the golf course or the water for quiet. Don't take a handicapped room unless you...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We are finding more and more that there are just as many people who love the Villas for the tranquility, home-like accommodations, and personal and luxurious service as love it for the golf courses and academy. And as you’ve mentioned, the non-golf reasons to stay at the resort are not lacking! Our proximity to Disney paired with our small-property luxury make us an ideal location for families wanting a vacation that pairs fun at the parks with a relaxing home-away-from-home. Whether you decide to try some golf next time or not, we can’t wait to see you in September!
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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have stayed here every year for the last 10 years. This is the best place to stay in Orlando. Fully remodeled villas and you can't ask for more with a TV in the bathroom!!!
Close to all of the attractions that Orlando has to offer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
10 years! How Grand! Make sure that you are entered into our Distinguished Guest program (for guests with 10 or more stays at the Villas) so that you receive all the exciting benefits that come with that status. We love our loyal return guests; they know us best of all!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I concluded a two week tour of Florida at the Villas of Grand Cypress. We had asked for a room with a view of the Disney fireworks, and the staff honored this request in splendid fashion. We stayed in a one bedroom, Court 5 villa for three nights. We're golfers, but our stop at the Villas at the end of our travels was dedicated to some R&R and quiet time. This was our first stay, and we had read many tripadvisor reviews of the recent guest room renovations. The renovated villa was outstanding in every respect. The stainless steel kitchen appliances were top notch, the bed and bedding was excellent, the living room area was extremely comfortable...and the bathroom was out of this world! Glass shower with multiple shower sprays, a soaking tub, beautiful double sink vanity and an electric mirror with TV! Interior design and stonework in the villa is beautiful. And the outdoor patio overlooking the lake and golf course made for a perfect, tranquil setting. The entire staff was very accommodating and professional in every respect. We had room service one evening at our outdoor patio table. The food was served quickly (and hot), and the quality was excellent! All in all, this amazing Villa is now in our top five of all-time favorite hotel rooms! We'll be back!

Room Tip: Court 5 villas offer tranquil view of lake and golf course. Can also view Disney fireworks in the e...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Top five all-time favorite hotel rooms?? Color us flattered! I’m glad that you were able to achieve your goal for some “R&R” while you were with us. Our hope is that, as you mentioned, the new bathrooms-turned-mini-spas and other renovated amenities can make even the shortest stop in Orlando a rejuvenating, revitalizing getaway for our guests. Come back soon!
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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

First word I used when I walked into the totally remodeled villa: wow!

This was my second trip to the Villas. My first trip was really great, so I was looking forward to returning. The villa was beautiful then. But the remodel was fantastic! Total luxury, but certainly all the bells and whistles for the seasoned biz traveler that we crave: zillions of power plugs, USB plugs, huge HD TVs that do everything (even a TV in the bathroom mirror!), awesome walk in shower (pay attention when Gareth takes your bags and gives you the "how to use" lesson) and much much more.

The staff continues to be the best of the best. Talked with a few that have been working there 10 plus years. Speaks to the quality and culture of the owners, the GM and the managers.

The golf courses continue to be in my top 10, and there are a few new holes being built that I believe Nicklaus is also designing.

Funny story, with 4 golfers, we all lost something on the course (wedge, range finder, even sun screen) and all items were returned. Great staff!

This will be an annual trip, and hopefully twice a year!

Room Tip: Any villa is fantastic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We like “WOW”s! The excess of power plugs and USB outlets and TV screens per room (and bathroom) are some of the best parts of the renovated rooms. One can never have too much electricity and connectivity access! Your belief is correct: Jack Nicklaus is designing our three new holes as we make a few alterations to allow room for even Grander upgrades at the resort. I’m glad that all of your lost items were found; our courses are expansive, but our team knows their terrain well! Our vote is on the twice-a-year idea you mentioned there; Gareth the bellman will be here when you return to take your bags and show the next new feature that I’m sure we’ll have added by then!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

First off...I'm a travel agent so I stay at a lot of properties ( i need to truly start reviewing more). And this 1...is 1 of my favorites. They're renovations are stunning and they truly leave nothing to be desired. I'll be staying there for the 3rd time in less than a year and won't stop. They're villas are awesome!!!! So close to the disney and universal properties and can take a shuttle right over there. Also loved free bike riding in the morning and room service. Its a true gem and you can tell they are so proud of their new rennovations. Nice job villas!

Btw...i don't even play golf and was still AWESOME so don't let that stop you.

Room Tip: Any room...but the villas are awesome!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JYost_DOR, Manager at Villas of Grand Cypress, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
One of our favorite things is to be called a “favorite.” The landscape of the Villas is so beautiful in the morning, dew on the grass, egrets on the lakes; how smart to take advantage of our bike fleet at that time! The mornings would also be a great time to use the boat rentals available on our Lake Windsong! You’ll have to get out and give the paddleboats or kayaks a try when you return; hopefully soon!
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Address: One North Jacaranda, Orlando, FL 32836-6699
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Orlando
#1 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#1 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#2 Family Hotel in Orlando
#27 Green Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villas of Grand Cypress 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its appealing atmosphere of seclusion and easy proximity to entertainment attractions across central Florida, the Villas of Grand Cypress is the go-to destination for business and leisure travelers in Orlando. Located adjacent to Walt Disney World yet seemingly a world away, the 1,500-acre resort features 146 luxury villas, world-class amenities, ample meeting space, and engaging activities including 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, the renowned Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, and complimentary bicycles. ... more   less 
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