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Grande Villas Resort
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

My four year old daughter and I spent the first half of our Florida trip at the Grande Villas in Orlando, and it was definitely the best part of our vacation. Although the studio was tiny, the big, sunken tub made up for it:) My daughter was in heaven swimming around in it. There was so much to do on the resort grounds, too! We loved the pools, playgrounds, kiddie pools, mini golf. I probably could have saved myself 180$ and skipped Disney for the day (not really, that was a magical experience, too) the store by the turtle pool was very convenient. The only downside was when my daughter slipped on the two inches of suds covering the floor of the mini mart by tr pool, bruising her elbow and sustaining md chemical burns. However, concierge sent security to file a report promptly when I brought it to their attention. The room was clean, nicely decorated, the grounds were well maintained, and the price was great!! Much better than the next hotel we went to when we finished our trip in st. Pete.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had 3 adults and 1 Child in our party and wanted some space for everyone. We rented the 2 bedroom condo thru Expedia at what we thought was a very good rate. We had a late checkin and it went very smoothly. Security helped us with our bags to our room. We had Parrot Cay(across from the whale pool) building 4 ground level. One king bed and huge main bathroom and two twin beds with seperate bathroom. Full Kitchen and laundry (which was great). Everything worked and was clean. Beds were very comfortable, and there was extra pillows and blankets. Lots of closet and storage space in condo.

Location is in a quiet area of Lake Buena Vista and within walking distance of Winn Dixie grocery store and Liquor store. Close to Joe's Crab Shack, Chilis and Sizzler restaurants.Convenience store onsite had a good variety of stuff to get you started and prices were not too crazy.

WE did not rent a car instead we relied on taxis, average one way prices was 10.00 to downtown disney to 30.00 Magic Kingdom and universal studios, we used the yellow checkered Mears Cabs as they could get you to the main entrance in Disney World. They have a shuttle service at the resort but we did not use it.

Housekeeping came in once in our 10 night stay which we didn't mind at all. There was a vaccum and dustpan and broom if needed. We played a couple of rounds of miniature golf and there seemed to be lots of different activities around the pool areas. 2 T.V.'s in the condo and quite a few channel choices. We enjoyed sitting out on the covered patio in the morning and night. pools were open until 11:00 pm and there was a nice big hottub in the whale pool area.No wireless internet but we used the computers in the main check in area.

All the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful. The dishwasher plugged up and we called maintenance and they had it fixed within the hour.

I would recommend this resort to friends and family and I would stay here again if we go to this area again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank djnitz
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Your recommendation is the best compliment we could ask for - thank you for your words of appreciation! We are grateful to you for sharing all the useful location tips with your fellow travellers and our future guests! We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future!

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Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

We landed this resort for $66 per night on Hotwire. Our reservation was for a "studio" suite which was actually a 1-bedroom unit with a pullout couch in the living room. The rooms themselves are quite small. The bedroom was just big enough for a king bed, night stands and a dresser with a flat screen TV. The living room was barely big enough to open up the sofa bed without blocking the entry door. Actually, the bathroom was the most open and spacious room in the suite. Overall it was a tight fit for two adults and one child, but It hardly mattered since we didn't do much in our suite except sleep. The resort itself has heated pools, a jacuzzi, mini-golf, playground, a convenience store/pizza shop and lots of planned activities. We did manage to soak up ample time in the pool area. Our 4-year old especially loved the children's pool which was barely 2 feet deep. Frankly, she enjoyed it more than Disney World. Grande Villas is in a great location just a couple of miles from Disney property. It took us about 15-20 minutes to drive to the parks in normal traffic. We were never subjected to any time share presentation, nor were we invited to one. It's possible that they might have called us at 9am, but we were long gone by then each morning. I've stayed in bigger and nicer resorts, but for 66 bucks a night this one was a great deal.

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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you for such a positive review - we are glad that you had an enjoyable time here with us and we hope to see you back soon for another great stay!

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My Wife and I have nothing but good things to say. The condo was excellent, the living area could be a little quieter. The suite itself was very clean with a large balcony facing one of two the pools with grounds & pool areas very well kept. The staff made this stay very enjoyable, all of them always smiling, always very polite - we would go back any time!!

Room Tip: Well located near Disney and Universal. Centrally to all attractions.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Bought this from Groupon for next to nothing and planned a last minute Disney getaway for the kids and I. This hotel is FABULOUS!!! The two bedroom suite is like a self furnished apartment. In addition, they have recently renovated the entire inside of the rooms so it was like staying in a brand new suite.

LOVED the full size jacuzzi tub and the beds are soooooo comfortable.

Make sure you do the time share info session for a quick $100!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank CandiceE U
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My Fiance and I had planned to take a trip to celebrate our Engagement. When we got to the hotel we had enquired about tickets to disney at that point we were sold this supposedly grat deal of $250 for 2 2 and a half day passes to enjoy the parks the only catch we had to sit thru an hour and presentation about time share. The presentatio turned into 2 and a half hrs after that we got back to the hotel we drove to epcot center paid $14 dollars for parkng and were told that our passes were no good and that point. We then drove back to the hotel asked to speak to Manager and were told she would be in at 2 so we came back at 2 and for after a half hour of waiting we were then told we had to put our complaint in writing at that point we asked to speak to the manager again and waited for another 25mins to then be told at that point she was in a meeting. That night we also found a roach in our room that night. I have yet to here from the hotel after leaving my cell phone # and my e-mail address.

Room Tip: dont book this hotel
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Michelle M
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Providing flawless customer care is our absolute priority and therefore we are concerned to read your review. We would encourage you to contact us directly with regards to this so that we can investigate further the issues mentioned by you. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay and assure you that given another chance we would ensure that you had a great time here at Grande Villas Resort. We wish you all the best on your future travels.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent hotel. The villa is big enough to fit a whole family. The bathrooms were very clean and modern with a hot tub included. The kitchen comes with all you need already so all you have to do is bring the groceries. Living room and bedroom with tv each in case someone wants to watch something different. Amazing pool. Great service, they were very helpful with giving instructions and getting tickets for the parks which you can get there and at a good price. And its location is perfect to go anywhere of the main attractions in Orlando.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank katalina08
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Address: 12118 Turtle Cay Circle, Orlando, FL 32836-6400
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Orlando
Price Range: $78 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Villas Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When it comes to deluxe accommodations for the whole family to enjoy, what area could possibly be better than Orlando, Florida? Avoid the hustle and bustle of traffic and overcrowded streets by refusing to settle for anything other than Grande Villas Resort. Here you will find relaxation and tranquility, all while giving yourself the pampering you and your family deserve. ... more   less 
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