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“Nice place to relax” 4 of 5 stars
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500 E Cypress Pkwy, Poinciana, FL 34759   |  
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Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Not a mega resort. Close to anything you'd need. Recently updated units and grounds.
Best attractions or restaurants nearby - Close to the Disney Parks and other tourist attractions but away from the congestion. (However, if visiting the Disney Parks is your main purpose then you might want to stay closer or break up your visits to the parks). Close to stores and many eating options.
I was unsure of what we'd find at this resort since it had gotten mixed reviews. Happy to report they listened to those who had complaints and were in the midst of updating units and the grounds. I would not hesitate to book here again. Front desk was always pleasant and helpful. Our one bedroom unit (54A) was already updated and was very nice although it had an ugly view of the housing development next door and was close to an intersection. We had guests spend a night and the 2 entrances to the bathroom was a real plus for those middle of the night visits. We didn't use the large jacuzzi tub but it's there for those who would. Kitchen is small but sufficient. Yes, there a a LOT of sirens since there is a fire station close by but they didn't create any sleeping problems since we ran the overhead fan. They were updating the grounds putting in new planting, BBQs and shuffle board courts. Guest also have access to the YMCA, which is very close, for more workout options. A lot of walking options. It was a bit chilly when we were there so pool wasn't used. It is small but adequate. There is really no "WOW" factors here. Just a clean, calm place to stay and relax.

Room Tip: I'd request an update unit overlooking the golf course.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint John, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed the first two weeks of February 2012
Our 1 bed room had ever thing that we needed also very clean
We also found the staff very friendly and helpfull
Had to pay for internet no problem very reasonable and no down time in using
Pool area very clean and great to use
Grounds were clean and kept clean daily by staff
Found staff at front dest great to chat with and they knew what was in the area to see and visit
Will look forward to staying here again
John and Penny McNamee Canada

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Halifax
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroom upgraded villa which more than met our expectations. Clean and well appointed. The kitchen was modern with all necessary amenities. Nice modern bathroom.
We were on a golf vacation so the distance from Disney and other attractions was not a problem. Lots of golf courses in reasonable distance. Walking distance to Solivita for golf or dinner at the Grille. Easy access to Orlando and shopping by taking 20 min trip up Poinciana Blvd. Traffic on Cypress Pkway and John Young Blvd very heavy esp early in the morning.
Didn't spend much time at the resort itself so can't comment on the grounds or pool as we were usually gone by 7 am and returned after dinner. There weren't many good restaurants close by- some fast food but except for the Grille at Solivita (good food and great prices) we usually ate dinner before coming back for the night.
A little noisy at night with sirens, located close to busy road but did not bother us too much. Would definitely stay here again if in the area for golf but not if we had family going to Disney.
Staff seemed pleasant but had little contact with them during our stay except for check in.

Room Tip: Ask for upgraded room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Stamford, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Accomodations are Very Good:
Our suite was fantastic. 1 bedroom plus pull out couch, kitchen, dining room and balcony. Very large bathroom. Flat screen 32 inch in LR. Everything new. Very quiet there.

The Big Trade-off:
At least 25 min to Disney, and more during rush hour. You drive far, but get a nice suite for cheap. We knew that going in, so can't complaint. And the route to Disney is pleasant.

The Grounds:
Far from spectacular, and likewise for the pool area. Again, we knew this going in.

The Service:
A bit indifferent, but fine.

The Time-share Presentation:
Didn't do it, but I could see it was way bad. First, the concerge said no one ever complains about it. Lie. We ran into 2 people who took it. Hated it. Went out to lunch to look at off site places. They were captives for 4 hours, not 2 as promised. And to make things worse, after lunch, the leader asked the guests to pay the tip. Tacky!

If you can get a place closer to Disney with nicer grounds for a reasonable price, take it. If planning last minute, this is not a bad option. But do not do the timeshare presentation!

Room Tip: The one bedrooms are great.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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st louis, mo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Poinciana is a slowly growing town within Kissimmee. If you are visiting parents/grandparents at Solivita retirement community and they don't have room for you in their small villa, this is the place to stay to be close to them. Alhambra management says the rooms are starting to be renovated. There are strip malls nearby for your basics, but this is not really close to Disney or other Orlando attractions. The hotel rooms are small, but have coffee maker and fridge in closet. The one and two bedroom rooms are more spacious, with kitchen and dining area, and balcony. It's all about expectations management. Look on Google Earth to see the area and limited proximity to highways. I hear a "Shovel Ready" project is set to begin soon to bring faster access to Hwy 4. That will make it a more convenient location. In the meantime we appreciate having this place within walking distance of Solivita.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a renovated room - new marble baths and granite in kitchens.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kaysville, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Barthroon-The bathroom tub had a black ring around it and the floor of the tub was sticky. The wall paper was peeling and there were clumps of dust matted to the walls. We also had a 3x 3 inch patch of what appeared to be black mold eating away at the cabinet. And the bathroom door did not lock.The bedroom closet door was off the track. When I opened the silverware drawer a huge insect was curled up in a tablespoon. That night we saw insects crawling up the walls.
We spoke to the front desk and they said that they were in the process of remodeling the rooms and unfortunately ours was yet to be remodeled. Fortunately, we had the means to check out early and find a clean and well maintained placed to stay for the remainder of our vacation.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a remodeled condo.
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Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Had a 2-bedroom 2-bath condo with newly upgraded bathrooms and kitchen. New tile floor and countertops. Very clean and well-maintained. Friendly and helpfull staff. Had a small problem with shower/tub control, called the front desk, maintenance was there in 5 minutes and had it repaired 10 minutes later! It is a little out of the way, but after crowds at WDW, we did not mind a quiet location.

Room Tip: Not sure all of the rooms have been upgraded, ask
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 500 E Cypress Pkwy, Poinciana, FL 34759
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Poinciana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Poinciana
Number of rooms: 5
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