I booked a 4 night stay at this hotel using expedia-I got a very good deal.
This hotel was one of 5 I stayed at during my 10 night trip to Florida with the purpose of finding a hotel that would suit my wedding. This was my 8th trip to Florida so I had an idea of which hotels I would like to visit.
I was very pleased with what I saw and the wedding planner was very reassuring and helpful. Overall the price offered for the wedding was very reasonable compared with British weddings in hotels of a simular standard. I can happily say that I have booked my wedding here for August 2011.
The hotel overall is what you would expect for its rating. overall it was very clean, spacious, bright and luxorious.
Rooms-could have been a little bigger but then I am used to staying in condos. However it was very clean, well maintained (no carpet burns, dents in furniture or scraps to walls), probably best bed I've ever staying in, halls very quiet, luxurious and the bathroom was exactly what I hoped for (big, very clean, none of that black stuff around the tiles, light up mirror, marble, nice towels, etc). The view from most rooms is beautiful-you can see disney from some areas of the hotel.
Pool-very very nice, by far the best I have used in a hotel in Florida-and I have stayed in lots of hotels there. The fountain in the fun pool could have done with a lick of paint but this was nothing major. Also there were not enough loungers but staff did asure me that more were being delivered and they did their best to find me two-I have to say that this was holiday weekend and it was VERY busy. The water was very clean, I regularly watched the staff testing the water and cleaning the area. Lots of space in the water-plenty big enough and not too cold! Behind the pool was a beach area which was lovely but could have been improved a little with a quick sweep to remove the odd twigs-but thats me being fussy.
Staff-fantastic, helpful, smiley and cheery, couldn't do enough for you.
Resturants-I didnt visit but they looked very nice with plenty of choice.
Golf/gym-Included with resort fee is the pitch and putt. Even though I've not played before I really enjoyed myself! Plus its a great way to get a tan! The gym looked very nice-exaclty what you would expect.
Location-I have to say I quite like the fact that it is not in the middle of disney, and the rest of the attractions. I have noticed over the last few years that 192 area and I-Drive have declined in standard. The area of Davenport is lovely-a few shops, resturants and other nice resorts. It really is a hidden gem.
I didnt pay the resort fee-expedia did which was very nice not to have a bill at the end of the stay. For the people who complain about resort fees-most hotels in Florida have a fee these days-they never used to-but even the cheap 2 *s apply them now. For what you get compared to the 2* star hotels fees its not that bad. I have heard that they now charge for parking-I was not told about this when I booked my wedding and I hope that this is not true on top of the resort fee which I will have to pay this time. The car lot was huge and you felt safe walking from your car-some hotel car lots can be quite scary!
Overall I loved my stay at the OMNI- you were made to feel special and pampered in all areas. I was really impressed by evrything I saw and would really recommend it. This hotel would make a lovely break for a family or couple-it is a holiday in itself-which is good when you have had enough of Mickey Mouse!
I can't wait for my wedding in August 2011 to return to the OMNI!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for #1 Resort in Orlando, FL. The four-diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, located just 6 miles from Walt Disney World(R) Resort, provides scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney World(R) Theme Parks. In addition to 36 holes of championship golf, guests enjoy 15 acres of recreation including an 850 ft. lazy river, zero entry family pool, formal pool with private cabanas, and a lighted, 9-hole par 3 golf course, signature Mokara Spa a 24 hour fitness center, and seven on-site dining options. The main resort features 720 newly renovated guest rooms. In addition, there are 49 two- and three-bedroom luxury resort villas, equipped with full kitchens, a dining room, living room and private patio. The resort is located just 6 miles from the Walt Disney World(R) Magic Kingdom, and within 20-30 minutes from Universal, SeaWorld, the Shopping Outlets and Mall at Millenia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Orlando Resort At Championsgate Hotel Davenport