I loved this hotel! We were in Orlando for the theme parks but i like staying in hotels which are "out of it all" so the Ritz-Carlton was our pick. As soon as we arrived we were offered complimentary lemonade, and checked in quickly and easily. The rooms were amazing, we had a view of the huge swimming pool. and if you looked really hard you could see The Kraken, from Sea World. Our room was very clean, and the beds were as comfy as anything. The bathroom, for some reason we were amazed by. It had a main room, with 2 sinks and a huge bath, then two other separate rooms, with a toilet and shower! I think our favourite part of the hotel was the baby alligator that lived in the lake. If you went out on the balcony bit over the lake you could always see him right underneath you swimming around, we were told he wouldn't harm anybody though! The pool was amazing, bigger than anythiing i've seen in a hotel, but our favourite part was the lazy river pool in the JW Marriot. It was amazing, it had sand at the bottom of it so it was like a real river and it had a slight current which would push you along in your rubber ring, available to buy from the pool desk. The only down point to the hotel was that the food was quite pricey but we ate out for breakfast and dinner. Can i reccomend the Golden Coral? Overall though, this hotel was the best i've ever stayed in, nevermind in just Orlando!
One more thing, 15-20 mins away from Disney Parks, 5 mins from Sea World and 20-25 mins from Universal Studios&Islands of Adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 500-acre nature inspired luxury resort is located 10 miles from Walt Disney World; 10 miles from Airport and 7 miles from Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy on-site eco-tours, kayaking, fishing, tennis courts, championship golf course, award-winning spa with adult-only pool and dining by James Beard award-winning chefs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Orlando
- Ritz Orlando