We booked a last-minute trip to Orlando the week before Thanksgiving and actually booked this room less than 48 hours before we arrived. We got a package through Expedia with a rental car from Alamo - THIS IS THE WAY TO GO IF YOU CAN. The cost per day for the car and room was under $100 including taxes and fees.
We checked in late (10pm or so) which was after the front desk closed (it is only open until 8pm). So it would have been difficult to resolve any issues with the room until the morning, but fortunately the place was immaculate and everything was perfect. We had a 2 bedroom unit in Building 4, so we were situated right across from the pool and picnic area.
Everything was spotless and furnished quite nicely. You had every sort of kitchen appliance available if cooking and eating in is more your style. If you prefer to eat out (as we do), I-192 is a hop, skip, jump away and you've got pretty much 1, if not 2, of every chain restaurant that you can think of. It is also right down the road from the Walmart at Calypso Cay, so we stocked up on food and soda for the week. This is also a Walmart that has a counter where you can buy legitimate discounted park tickets; not the sketchy desks you find at the gas stations in the area where the passes may or may not work at the gates.
The only complaints we could make were that the chests of drawers in the room were somewhat broken (still useable, though) and that he had trouble connecting to the free wifi with his iPad. I had no problem using my laptop (a MacBook Pro) which was a blessing since I had a ton of work to do while I was there. Also, be prepared to have to take out your own garbage and wash your own towels; there is no daily maid service. However, you can pay for extra linen service midway through the week.
We had to rent a 2-bedroom condo even though it was just the two of us; there were no smaller rooms available. So there was more room than we knew what to do with, but the greatest thing was the washer/dryer that was inside the unit. It was right in the living room, but it wasn't too loud to keep us up when we threw in a load to wash right before heading off to bed. The next best thing was the master bathroom; the walk-in shower with dual shower heads was fantastic!
Parking was free and plentiful; we never had a problem finding a place close to the condo.
I definitely hope to make it back here soon!
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- Also Known As:
- Diamond Polynesian Isles Kissimmee
- Sunterra Resort Polynesian Isle
- Sunterra Polynesian Resort
- Polynesian Isles