My family and I have always traveled and since the arrival of my Nice and Nephew I as the family trip planner are always on the hunt for spacious,Clean,appealing places to stay.The 3bedroom condo was recently renovated,beds were firm but comfortable although i like a softer bed i had no issue in this area when it comes to sleeping. we had four queensize beds between the two bedroom wing and shared a lrg bathroom.long and open kitchen/Dinningroom six chairs and well appointed comfy living room that the enclosed patio sits on no gator could get through inscreened patio from the nearby Pond that featured waterfall.
I like that each building looked and felt tropical with its pond and fountain along with its warm paint colors inside and out and mature trees.AS other reviews of this resort has mentioned the service is top notch. if only their were a cruz line that is safety conscience first and had 3 bedroom family rooms such as these at a great special rate for 7 days which we spent $1,067 i believe this included tx and resort fee,we would be planning to vacation with them. I liked that my condo was cleaned to my satisfaction and yes our family belives in tipping fair or above fair.
Cons: are shuttle bus schedule to the parks is only one drop off time i believe at 10 am or 11 am shuttle leaves to dop folks to parks.(Disney,universal,seaworld only) No airport transportaion service. (These condos are owner rented through floridays timeshare program this maybe an issue for some but i have no issue with that because i did not once have to tell anyone I do not want to hear a slales pich. I felt as if i were in a hotel.) Any concern I had the staff found a solution for it or made sure I was in contact with the right person and they settled all but one concern quickly and satisfactory,that is there was a Loud knocking that occured almost every night except twice on my shared bedroom wall with upstairs neighbor.The noise sound like metal pipes clanging or someone headboard was banging between hours 11pm to 3am off and on with intervals of sometimes every 30 min to every other hour. Although the gaurd promptly came to check out issue in bothe condos he was not able to hear what I had or determine what issue could be.
Floridays would do we to have an on site full resturant instead of their quick grill foods and grabb N go section. For our family we needed Vegan,Gluten,Dairy free options which the nearest resturants to floridays were not much help in this regard either however we had to work with our options presented in orlando which is tuff!!!!!!!
The cons about visiting orlando is that their are no great food options for healthy/altrnative and folks who preffere real food. Cuban/Puertorican food non exsistant unless you settle for Downtown Disney Bongos cuban inspired but not Authentico. their are suppose to be at least a few good Jamaican resturants however the ones i called never seemed to be open so call the Jamaican resturants to see if thy are still in bussiness and what times are they opened. Only jamaican inspired food near floridays is Bob Marleys at Downtown Disney which i did not try. Any real jamaican food is far away except for Marks carribean on universal which I have not tried. No kids activities but swimming and no spa.
Pros: for visiting orlando is the Floridays resort site down street from sea world.The shopping outlet around the corner from floridays,Close access to airport about 15-20 min depending on traffic or if you get lost. Very close ccess to Disney world by car 5-10 min,close eassy access to universal and sea world theme parks. If you do not mind driveing orlando mall is about 30-35 min away and the nearest cracker barrel resturant is 45 min away nearby downtown orland. Whole foods and walmart around corner from each other about 10-15 min drive from Floridays situated close off the freeway one exit away from universal drive.
As you can see i wrote alot and I highly have to like any place especially floridays in order to write such a Positive lengthy review or else why would I waste my time when I am not an easy traveler to please and if these initials HCF(Hotel,Cleanliness,Food are not at least catogorized as decent or better or top noch)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named TripAdvisor's #1 Family hotel in the U.S.and #5 in the world in 2016, Floridays Resort Orlando is a luxury, all-suite recently renovated condominium-style Orlando resort, located in the heart of the action near Lake Buena Vista on International Drive, just a few miles from attractions and steps away from sensational shopping and dining. Our spacious 2- and 3-Bedroom Grand Suites are perfect for families looking for spacious accommodations, with 2 full baths, master suite with en suite bathroom, full kitchen (for a self-catering experience), dining and living room area, and balcony or patio. Scheduled theme park shuttles included. WiFi throughout the property and in every suite. Consistently in the top 5 on TripAdvisor, the guest experience is unparalleled in the Orlando hotel market. ... more less
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