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Grande Villas Resort
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Hollywood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“January visit”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

A very clean and pleasant 2 bedroom apt., comfortable furniture and great bedding. Bathrooms and showers were very good. Staff was very helpful and pleasant.
One disadvantage that we incurred was the fact the building was in the process of having a new roof installed with contractors showing very early in the morning and power washing stairwells and hallways which left us waking up very early and unable to get out of the apt with water flowing down the stairs and hall.

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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The one bedroom units are glorified efficiency units...yes, there is a full kitchen minus a dishwasher, but the sofabed is in the kitchen. The description on the Diamond Resorts website is correct, but the unit is perfect for a single or a couple. I traveled with a friend who knew she would be occupying the kitchen sofa. Funny thing...IT WORKED! The bathroom is huge and has two sinks, plenty of towels and storage. Storage for the guest occupying the kitchen is sparse. It was manageable. I am a Diamond owner but had been coming to this resort for many years through Getaways with Interval International and other discount booking sites. I love the convenience store located near the Turtle pool....lots of options for poolside eating and relatively inexpensive. The store will deliver to the villas if you like. Best location...you could walk to the Winn Dixie and a different restaurant every night if you chose to forego renting a car. Only disappointment was that when they renovated the poolside restrooms, they made them completely handicapped accessible but removed the shower which was nice to have when you had a late flight home. I have to say that they offered to see if they could find me a unit to use where the guests were arriving late in the day, but I declined. I appreciated the gesture, but thought it was too much trouble for everyone concerned. My stay was for two weeks and they gave me fresh towels and emptied trash midweek. A full cleaning was done after one week. I am already planning my 2015 stay. A word of caution....if you are accustomed to Marriott Resorts, you will be disappointed...this resort is older, has been through many different managements and Diamond is working on refurbishing the two bedroom units....but it will take time...the people and the location are wonderful....there are elevators at Grande Villas but not at the neighboring resort called Cypress Pointe...do not get them confused, you can use both facilities but Grande Villas is a Diamond Resort and Cypress Pointe in not. I asked for a high floor and to be near the Turtle pool and both requests were honored.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
We are pleased to read that you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here at Grande Villas Resort and that the appointment and size of your apartment was to your satisfaction. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment and issues like ones listed by you will not be a problem for much longer, however, we are of course sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced. We are glad to learn that you do intend to visit us in the future and we are looking forward to seeing you again!
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a wonderful week at the Grande Villas. We were in Building F 4th floor poolk side. We had the entire 3 bedroom unit. It was extremely well manitained. We were welcomed at check in by the concierge. We have owned for almost 20 years but this is the first time we just hung arounf the pool. It is great and the snow birds were so much fun. Best location around. Check out Johnnies Hideway and Sea Dogs.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bradenton, Florida
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We loved the activities here, especially all the aqua aerobic classes, the ice cream socials and the free mini golf! The staff were awesome and friendly. We stayed in porpoise cay bldg and we loved our 2 bedroom timeshare! A great week and close to downtown Disney!

  • Stayed March 2014
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South Dartmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We are Diamond Resort owners and travel often. Of the MANY timeshare resorts we have stayed at, the Grande Villas are by far the nicest. Exceptionally clean, comfortable accommodations with up-dated decor, kitchens with granite and full size appliances, flat screen televisions and great amenities. We have a large family and having plenty of space and bathrooms as well as full kitchen enhances our vacations. We have brought extended family, to the Grande Villas, and everyone has been impressed and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For those complaining of out dated decor, I can't imagine that they stayed at the Grande Villas. What they describe sounds more like the units at Cypress Pointe which is across the road and also affiliated with Diamond Resorts. I would not hesitate to recommend the Grande Villas!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Carrollton, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The bathrooms are huge, the kitchens are stocked with everything you'll need. Don't forget you have an oven to make pizza if you like . Gas grills, fun stuff like ice cream socials for the kids . The on-site store is awesome with tons of stuff for a reasonable price. ($10 cheese pizza). Beer and subs too. Free laundry. You will live this place!

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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location near everything. We really enjoyed our stay here. Room was clean and comfortable. Resort amenities were well maintained. Parking was easy and included. Staff were very helpful. Really enjoyed this hotel. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed March 2014
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in regard to your recent stay here at Grande Villas Resort. We were very pleased to read that our accommodations, amenities, customer service, and location met, if not exceeded, your expectations. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!
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Property: Grande Villas Resort
Address: 12118 Turtle Cay Circle, Orlando, FL 32836-6400
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Villas Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 408
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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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