We stayed here in November 2011 in a 3 bedroom condo. It was clean, beautiful and very spacious! The unit was a combination of the 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom lockoff, so the kids loved having their own space, connected to ours.
The main area had full living room and tv, dining room for 4 and full kitchen with 2 on a breakfast nook. The kitchen had full sized fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and garburator. The master bedroom had a king bed, tv, ensuite with stand up shower and seperate jacuzzi (also 2 seperate sinks!). There was a second bath with sink, toilet and tub/shower combo. The second bedroom had a queen bed, flat screen tv on the wall and closet. The 1 bedroom lockoff had king bed, jacuzzi, stand up shower, toilet and partial kitchen (bar fridge, microwave). The units were clean, and well appointed - nothing fraying, discolored or old looking (as I have read in other reviews). Both units had patios (we were on the ground floor) and were screened in, with locking bars on the sliding doors. For those on upper floors, there are no elevators.
The resort as a whole was nice, though we only used the Volcano pool area and the bbq pit area. I used the fitness room - which was essentially a large universal gym, free weights, treadmill and step machine. This allowed me space to do my own cardio workout among the equipment.
My only concern was the temperature within the fitness room and my unit. Temperatures were unseasonable high ( 26 C with humidity it was 35C/ 78 F with humidity it was 93 F) and the fitness room was kept at 22 C/73 F - that made for a hot, steamy workout that fogged up the windows and a slippery floor! Also, we had an issue with maintenance coming in our unit to check smoke detectors, and winding up locking our temperature control on 22 C/73 F. When I called and the chief engineer came to our unit, he did lower the temperature for me, as we found it very hot to sleep at the original temperature. I was surprised that I was not allowed to set our own unit temperature, particularly when the temperatures were so hot and muggy outside. At least it was rectified when I asked.
Overall, it was a great stay. The location can't be beat, unless you stay on Disney property. It is just off the 535 and the entrance to Disney property is a 3 minute drive. There are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby --- don't go to the Crossroads complex and Vinnings for groceries - there is a WinnDixie just the other side of the resort on 535 with fresher fruit/vegetables and overall better selections.
I have heard Cypress Pointe Resort and Grand Villas are under seperate management companies, so I am not sure how that will affect things - my understanding is Diamond Resorts is with the Grand Villas, not the Resort. Regardless, we will definitely be back again!!
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- Also Known As:
- Cypress Pointe Hotel Orlando
- Cypress Pointe Grande Hotel
- Cypress Point Resort
- Cypress Pointe Orlando
- Cypress Pointe Grande Resort
- Cypress Pointe Grand Villas