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“Far away and not worth it”

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Alhambra at Poinciana
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Far away and not worth it”
Reviewed January 6, 2008

We got a free week via RCI travel and thought we'd use it in Orlando. Well - we thought we were staying in Orlando - it's actually about 45 minutes to an hour south of the city in the middle of nowhere really. The place it self was clean and the beds were comfy - but that's all that was good. The staff was surly, the rooms were outdated (think mid 1990's), the pool was cold and lame, and there was nothing to do at the complex besides sleep. If you don't mind driving an hour each way to the parks and are just looking for a place to lay your head - then this might be the place for you. But if you want a close location so you're not wasting vacation time going to a lame-o condo unit with no amenities then look elsewhere. Next time we'll stay at the Worldmark resort near SeaWorld - so we can be close to both Disney and Universal. Happy travels!

  • Liked — Comfy beds
  • Disliked — Every waking part
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2007

We wife and I had just stayed at Alhambra 2007 Jan. I dont believe that the previous review was fair. The resort is far from having being a five star resort that has no olympic size pool nor activities for the kids. There is enough of that to do in Orlando with Disney, Sea World, Universal.. etc. We found the units to be the same as any of the other high level resorts. The 2 bedroom units has a king size bed and 2 double. A full kitchen with washer / dryer and dishwasher. Screened balconies allowed you to sit outside comfortably. Walmart was only 5 minutes away with a Publix and Win Dixie also nearby. It allows for a quiet get-away. They also have deals for Golfing which was $100 for up to 6 people per week at Sun Air Golf which was 14 miles away. Needless to say, we golfed our hearts out. It also has its own resident gator on the 5th hole probably 6-8 feet long. The resort does have some activities for adults / seniors which we did not partake since we had visits to Daytona and Cape Canvarel and of course, golfing. There are many farm vendors nearby that sold fresh oranges, etc. We also took in a visit to the Bok Santuary which was refreshing from the bustle of rides, etc. They also have a tennis court on site. By the way, there were 2 other golf deals that we were not able to partake but were also good deals. I would recommend this place to stay if you just need to get-away.

Stayed January 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2006

I stayed at the Alhamra at Poinciana this July 06 with my family. it was terrible. Cheap Cheap Cheap, No oylmpic sized pool. No shade by the pool what-so-ever, No landscaping. No childrens activities. Far from everything. 30 minutes to Walmart. The sheets were scratchy. The TV's were tiny. If you want to feel relaxed or delighted by your vacation. Do not stay at the Alhamra at Poinciana.

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Property: Alhambra at Poinciana
Address: 500 Cypress Pkwy, Poinciana, FL 34759-3310
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Poinciana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Poinciana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alhambra at Poinciana 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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