I saw a review describing this place as a 'Wanna-be" Mandarin Oriental or W. That's not exactly how I would rate the Waldorf Astoria Orlando but I agree there is definitely something missing, that could otherwise make the experience a true "palace hotel" one. To be honest the hotel is just simply victim of its location : Orlando. The Wanna-Be are actually the customers. There is a degree of "I made it" pretention that somehow ruins the party. The problem is that it spread to the service levels which are a bit "4 star resort like", i.e. nowhere near a NYC or London top class establishment.
Being keen on wine and food, as well as good quality hotel furnishing, I was really impressed by the quality of it all. My steak at the Bull and Bear was out of this world (but don't count on the waiter to explain to you what it is), the wines I tried where outstanding for the price (but again no advice), even the bar food was superb. My bed was of the utmost quality and I slept like a log in the quietest room ever. I would recommend the sport amenities, golfing in particular, where the equipment provided was just of un-heard quality (Brand new Nike set for everyone) and the course a true delight to play around. So Kudos to the designers, the chefs, the housekeeping and the Golf Club, just remember to assess your customers better and take the staff out on a trip to other NYC properties so that they get a feel for what Waldorf Astoria means truly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A contemporary, luxury resort surrounded by the gates of Disney theme parks, Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is nestled in a peaceful 482-acre nature preserve near the Walt Disney World® Resort. The hotel’s elegant setting includes fine resort amenities like the award-winning Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club, the luxe Waldorf Astoria® Spa, a formal swimming pool with private cabanas, and access to more than a dozen dining and lounge experiences, including an outpost of New York City’s famed Bull & Bear. The hotel features 498 deluxe rooms and suites, and nearly 42,000 square feet of exclusive flexible meeting space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando Hotel Orlando