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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very beautifully laid out hotel with a lot of attention to detail to achieve the look of an Italian town with a created lake...restaurants..cafes even a Italian gelato ice cream counter and numerous swimming pools. Superb Italian food . Convenient located to all attractions just a boat ride away from the Universal Studios Park and village,

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Lowe's Portofino while visiting Universal Studios and it was fabulous. It was so easy to catch the boat which dropped you off at the theme park. And, because we stayed at a park hotel, we were able to take advantage of early admission which allowed us to beat the crowds at the Harry Potter sections of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will say right up front this place is great... Staff was friendly and responsive, nice atmosphere, good food, nice room, great park perks. Absolutely a top-notch establishment! Went in knowing it was gonna be a hit on the wallet, but WOW!!! I'm a blue-collar type guy, so some of the things like a $25 per plate breakfast buffet raise... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I won't forget this trip we had a great time at Universal and Portofino might have gotten our business next time. We booked this hotel for the express pass for our 2 days at universal, and stayed three nights, so we arrived 8/18 and checked out the 21st. Upon arrival the bag boys will help unload your car and walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this resort! As a young couple we managed just fine. As we arrived I was a bit confused as to the parking, but got that figured out when I asked valet. Check in was easy and painless, we arrived around 9:40am because we wanted to get out express passes even tho the room wasn't available, we originally booked... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 4 nights in a deluxe room - 2601 with my husband and 13 year old and 9 year old. Great location within the hotel to get to the amenities, water taxi, Starbucks, lobby, etc. The service was excellent all around. Eric at the pool helped me find a shady spot for my family (chair "saving" by guests... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is a bit run down and just barely makes the 'luxury' mark for me. It bears repeating that if you have mobility issues request a room in the West Wing. This is closest to the boat dock. Restaurants: Your breakfast options are room service, Star Bucks or the buffet at Trattoria del Porto (we tried all three). Lunch:... More 

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sheridan, wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel resembles Portofino Italy, has a nice bay out front. A boat docks out there, which will take you to the Hard Rock Hotel CityWalk area and Royal Pacific resort. The rooms are nice not super huge but nice. The fast pass is great to have it was nice not to have to wait in line to ride rides... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel if you are visiting Florida and want to get early access to the Universal theme parks and City Walk in the evening. We were really well looked after and the staff were always helpful. The room was situated looking over the bay and we could not have asked for a better location. We loved being able to... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for 7 days and had a wonderful time. Hotel and club lounge staff are awesome....especially Mike, Graeme, and Samantha who went out of their way to make our week great. Rooms are large, excellent location for Universal parks, and beds extremely comfortable. We will definitely return to this hotel.

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Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita-the sweet life. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819-7880
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $246 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 750
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Also Known As:
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
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