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Polynesian Isles Resort
Ranked #2 of 153 Hotels in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
Sherwood Park, Canada
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nothing but rave reviews from myself and family. Polynesian Isles was our home away from home. Extremely comfortable, spacious accommodations for our family. We were a party of 2 adults and 2 teenagers in a 2 bedroom unit (could probably sleep 6 max. with the sleeper sofa). We stayed in room 931 for 12 nights (on 3rd floor as recommended by other reviewers).

We started off by pulling in at 2 am and were welcomed and directed by a friendly security guard to the front desk. Check-in was quick and precise by very friendly and helpful front desk. This set the tone for the rest of the week. I have given a detailed review below; as I believe this condo complex deserves.

Staff
- always friendly staff at front desk, security and other staff
- everyone waves to you and makes you feel like you are part of a small community
- checked in very late and missed the timeshare presentation (asked but not pressed to attend later)
- left my iPad in the fitness room and it was returned
Kitchen
- Well stocked kitchen with granite counter tops (everything you need for utensils)
- Dishwasher, fridge, stove, oven, microwave and all the amenities of home
- 6 seat dining area with 3 seat breakfast nook
Bathrooms
- 2 rolls of toilet paper per week (make sure you get some)
- Large ensuite with large jetted tub, shower, toilet and double sinks
TVs
- TVs in living room (with DVD player), main bedroom and 2nd bedroom
Living room
- pullout sofa and 2 arm chairs in living room
- Nice little 2 chair screened deck with ceiling fan
- computer desk with WIFI that is not always available except later at night and early in morning due to multiple users
Bedrooms
- Very comfortable beds and bedding with ample pillows
- 2nd bedroom with separate bathroom (shower/tub, toilet and sink)
- 6 large pool towels supplied in room
Other Amenities
- Once a week scheduled housekeeping provided
- 2 computers in main building with good internet hardwire connection and printer
- gym with an exercise bike, treadmill and a small Cybex weight stack machine
- Free Orlando Sentinal paper everyday (pick up at main reception)
- Super Walmart just 1 mile away
- Outlet mall stores just 1.5 miles and 4.5 miles away
- 12 minutes to Disney parking and 17 minutes to Universal parking
Pools and Grounds
- 3 very nice pool areas with lots of comfortable loungers
- Various hot tubs located throughout complex
- Pools and hot tubs open 8 am to midnight every day
- Little mini putting green, some tennis courts and basketball courts on the grounds as well (equipment at front desk)
- each building has a propane barbeque (tools at from desk) with picnic table gazebo
- Well kept grounds with a picturesque waterfall and fountain by building 9

Room Tip: Echo sentiments about top floor. We requested and got top floor on reservation. Building 9 quieter...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I just spent the weekend at this resort and its beautiful. Pictures dont do this place justice. I thought it was going to be outdated but everything was updated. The staff was amazing, rooms were very clean, HUGE rooms, fully stocked with silverwear and plates, only 10 min away from disney, close to restaurants, and heated pools. I did have some cons about this resort though such as the $100 security deposit. We had to dip into our spending money to give them that $100 and we wont get it back until next week. I also felt that the rooms didnt get a lot of light and the lights in the condo were super dim, it was annoying when you were trying to put on makeup or find things in the suitcase. Overall this place is great for familys, my family loved it ( two 21yr olds, a 2yr old, a 67yr old, and a 44yr old ). I highly recommend this place if you are visiting the disney parks or are doing activities in the Kissimmee area.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Anissa_wilson
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atlanta
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

My expectations were low because you'd think it was a dated theme resort. Although it may have been built in the 50's it's all updated.
Granite countertops, spacious is an understatement. Everything was in great condition. Quiet setting. I had all amenities including washer, dryer, stove, walk-in closet, living room, dining room back porch--and I had a single king-size bed with all this space.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank danjatlanta
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diamondresorts, Manager at Polynesian Isles Resort, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our accommodations while staying at the Polynesian Isles Resort. We are continuing to make improvements to our property and our rooms, such as updates of television and DVD players, and installments of new electronic door locks. Thank you again and we look forward to your return.
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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed 2 weeks at Polynesian Isles. The resort is well maintained and quiet. Let's hope it stays that way! Pool and hot tub were a welcome retreat after busy days. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped (albeit a little dark). As per the other reviews, internet is available but slow. I would definitely stay here again if the resort stays as it currently is.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank CJC2112
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful suite of rooms on magnificent well landscaped grounds. Everything was wonderful except the very poor wireless wifi.
This place fare exceeded our expectations and we will certainly be back if we come to the area again.
The staff was very polite and accommodating. There was very good security there which made us feel very safe

  • Stayed March 2014
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2 Thank Mavinmark
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Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lovely resort in a great location. We stayed for 12 nights and found this resort met all of our expectations.. The manager Connie and her staff went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. We have stayed in the Orlando area for the past 7 years and hope that we have the opportunity to stay at this location again.

Doug, Ruth and Maddie - Nova Scotia

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Doug G
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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Two pool areas with plenty of sun beds, excellent fully equipped kitchens with full sized dishwasher and laundry facilities (shared between 2 apartments) out on landing area. Very spacious and plenty of room for a family of 4 or 5.

WiFi performance was the only disappointment as bandwidth was inadequate for the number of guests and very annoying frequent need for reconnection with nag screen where you enter the passphrase into a browser window plus a few other details then click OK "come on Diamond Resorts it's 2014 - get with the programme!".

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Eric_the_Aardvark
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Additional Information about Polynesian Isles Resort

Property: Polynesian Isles Resort
Address: 3045 Polynesian Isles Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34746-4702
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#5 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
#13 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Polynesian Isles Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
Diamond Polynesian Isles Kissimmee
Sunterra Polynesian Resort
Sunterra Resort Polynesian Isle
Polynesian Isles

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