Now as we have previously reviewed and previously stayed at this hotel when we were a couple and it was the Rodeway Inn and now us with twins at 8 years old and visiting the hotel with its new name a good lick of paint we have returned. The hotel itself has not changed much and the service we received was as good as any hotel we have stayed in. The room we were allocated after I had previously e mailed a request to stay in the main block was as we requested but the fridge was not working so I asked if we could change the room and they did so without any argument and this was done immediately. The entire staff over the whole holiday were as helpfull as can be and the Restaurant staff especially Joan who made a fuss of my twin daughters especially on thir birthday and the Lite Bite manageress made our family holiday all the more enjoyable.
The restaurant was great for breakfasts and on the surface a bit dearer than the $ 3.99 breakfast buffet at the Ponderosa across the road but more it is a more pleasant and peaceful experiance as they may have less choice choice but far more pleasant staff and the food is abetter standard as well. Coffee is allways topped up and the kids eat free with an adult. So we get fed and the twins get a free breakfast what more can we ask for HA HA HA. The pub is great for the evening slow down but as we have kids this time we decided not or bother on this holiday.
The room was clean and tidy and of course there are some cosmetic issues such as a tear here and there but the room is only a place to get your head down and spend very little time there anyway. There is a coffee maker, fridge, microwave, hairdryer and an ironing board so you should be all catered for.
The room is a clean and safe place to lay your head as it is only as ever seem to stay in there for about 10 hours over night. I must say that a few nights we did have a large groups of teenagers staying in the hotel and the floor that we were on did get rowdy up until 3 am with tem going back and fro the rooms and banging of doors but as I was fast asleep and the wife heard the goings on I did not contact the hotl staff of the situation so could not tell if they would have doen anything and by the next night they had left (or we slept through it again !!!!). I have a preferance for a firm bed and the beds are very soft but that is my preferance and the lamps in the lamps are very bright and I mean very bright and could do with a lower wattage but thats a minor thing.
There is a ticket booth in the reception which offers tickets to the various parks but also offers the usual timeshare presentation with a free breakfast and a $ 100 to spend in the parks but you have to stay for the 4 hours of the timeshare presentation so $ 25 dollars a hour is not really worth it when you could be spending it at a theme park. I did not do this presentation and only heard this from another guest but then if you want a time share this is a way to do it.
The I ride Trolly stop is outside the Hotel for the South Bound Traffic and across the road is the stop for the North Bound Traffic so a car is not required for some of the trips. The I ride tickets can also be bought at the ticket booth in reception is required. Do not take the car to Sea World from this Hotel as I would advicse that you get two I ride tickets for both adults for the whole weeks travelling at $ 10 each (Totaling $ 20) and use the I ride and get off at stop 33 as this is outside sea world and then use the I ride for the return. If you used the car it would be $ 15 dollars to park plus petrol costs so over $ 20 to start with. If you do Sea World like us and then get a free second day retuen in the park you can then use the sea world ticket within 7 Days and still be able to use the I ride again within the next 7 days therefore a free day out RESULT !!!!!
As previously mentioned by other reviewers there are various shuttles available to the various parks and as I did not use these I cannot comment.
The pool was hardly used by many of the the guests and was very clean and tidy and the hotel also supplies the towels which is allways a bonus on holidays.
So all in all a great place to stay and its attraction to us it the friendly staff, the cleanliness of the hotel and gardens and its location is great as its on the edge of the nightlife but not to close to have any noise. There is Wet and Wild across the road in about 300 metres and a great variety of Restaurants and play areas within walking diustance so what more could you want.
Many thanks to the Hotel and staff for a great holiday and to anyone wanting a good priced hotel which is a credit to the hotels in Orlando you could not get better.
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- Welcome to Rosen Inn, an affordable hotel conveniently located in the heart of world-famous entertainment and shopping in Orlando. Stay with us and experience the resort atmosphere and quality that is the standard of the Rosen Hotel & Resorts family of properties. This Rosen Inn hotel closest to Universal Orlando(R) Resort and near Wet n' Wild(R) Orlando offers more than convenience in location. It also offers comfort, security, and its own set of luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosen Hotel Orlando
- Rodeway International Inn
- Rodeway Inn Orlando
- Rodeway Inn International Orlando Fl
- Orlando Rodeway Inn