OK now when we arrived here I was a little worried . You know i am a light sleeper and when we arrived we got put on the 1st floor the first room nearest elevators , reception and the breakfast area . It was 1 am and i was too tired to argue so i though I would give it the first night and asked to be moved the next day . Well we stayed 3 days and I didn't need to move , the room were well insulated an unless there was someone right outside your door shouting it was very quiet indeed. beds very very good with a mix of pillows . Air-con worked well and we left it on all night to drown out any noise close to the door.
Breakfast was the usual for a free offer , but included hot food that the staff did a pretty good job keeping topped up even during the rush hour, there were not enough tables at rush hour but that's typical in most hotels today.
There was a free shuttle to and from the parks that takes about 10 mins round trip in the normal times , can take up-to 45 mins if the roads are busy such as at Halloween . The park you can see from the hotel and we walked in one day 20 mins from door to ticket booth ( not advised in the hot summer no real shade on the walk , take the shuttle ) , Note shuttle does not run 1 pm-4 pm but it will run you between the water park and Busch gardens as well as to and from both to the hotel.
There is am Olive garden ( not so good) and a Red Lobster ( very good) right next to the hotel to walk out and eat or grab a beer
The only odd thing that happened is there was no hairdryer in the room just a metal mounting bracket in the bathroom . I asked at reception and they gave me a brand new hairdryer kit that i had to mount myself on the wall ( very strange indeed)
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