First, full disclosure: I own a Wyndham timeshare at Star Island.
I stayed September 13-17, 2009, in room 407, Puerto de Leon building (to the right of the Lobby).
I arrived before check in time, and was told my room would be ready in about a half hour. I was then sent to another desk for my parking pass. Of course, the purpose is to get you to go on an "owner's update," for discount tickets or a $75 gift card. More about this later. Also, I was given a nice little welcome package with product samples.
I returned in a half hour, which was then the check in time of 4 pm. My room was not ready. I waited with some other people in the same situation. An employee came over and tried to expedite our rooms. So even though the room was late in being ready, I at least thought that my interests were being considered, and that is good service in my book.
The room was very nice. There is a dining area, a kitchen area with an island (not stone surface, but laminate-fro some people this is an issue), a living room with a sofa, chair, and coffee table, 25" tube TV (plenty channels), boom box, VCR, sliding glass doors to a patio with chairs, table, and light, a bedroom with an adjoining room with a sink and Jacuzzi, and a bathroom with 2 doors, glass shower stall. Plenty of closets, a safe, iron, vacuum cleaner, washer/dryer with 2 packs of detergent, etc.
The kitchen was fully equipped. Also, 2 bags of coffee, some sweetners, salt, pepper, a bag of microwave popcorn, a tub of Crystal Light.
Room was clean, my only complaint being that I had to wait for the "inspector" to clear the room, yet there was a sunflower seed on the floor in the middle of the living room. Not a big deal, but there it was.
I asked for a fireworks view, and that's what I got. Of course, 4th floor is not really high enough, but it was still impressive.
The resort facility is very nice. There is a billiard room, computer room with 4 computers, 2 hooked up to printers, mini golf--all free. There are also several pools, one water slide, and 2 lazy rivers. I found the pool/lazy river nicer near the new area, Torre de la Luna. Also, I was told at the owner's update that the new area will have a fantastic water park. Didn't look like enough area to me to build much, but maybe I'm wrong.
Ah, the owner's update. A promised 45 minutes. Nosurprise that they kept me there for 2 hours and 20 minutes until I finally pulled the plug. Very little "update," it's all about getting you to over-pay for more points. They had me down for paying $5,600 for my small timeshare. When I told them nope, I paid $100 on an auction site, the saleslady was shocked. Didn't stop her, though from trying to sell me about 3 times the points I bought for $100 at their "bargain" price of $20,000!
There are many activities offered, most for free, some for payments. There is a Monday morning welcome breakfast, which I missed due to the owner's update.
I would say Bonnet Creek was almost as good as my favorite place so far in Orlando, Orange Lake. Orange Lake's water parks are definitely better. But if Bonnet Creek puts in a competitive water park as they claim, you won't be able to beat Bonnet Creek. Beautful rooms, great resort with plenty to do, great location (practically around the corner from Typhoon Lagoon and Downtown Disney, 4 miles or so from the Vineland outlet mall, Walmart, etc.). Highly recommened!
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