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“Nice resort, dated units” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vacation Village at Bonaventure

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Vacation Village at Bonaventure
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Weston
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice resort, dated units”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

I went for a whole week with my family and boyfriend. We found the units very spacious, comfortable beds and nice balconies. However, the kitchen was a little dated, as well as the TVs. Also, we didn't like the fact that laundry is outside the unit and you have to pay for soap and the use of washer / dryer. On the other hand we loved the swimming pool area and jacuzzi, specially at night it was super relaxing,

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Melaniamb
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Bonaventure, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for posting about your stay with Vacation Village at Bonaventure. We’re happy that you enjoyed your vacation and appreciate that you took the time to voice your opinion. The resort is a favorite destination for families due to our spacious accommodations that feature all the comforts of home. We hope that we can welcome you back for another relaxing stay the next time you’re in Weston.
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Merritt Island, Florida
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118 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The rooms at the Vacation Village are very nice, clean, and comfortable. They are in a great location in Weston. There are two golf courses right nearby. They have a nice pool. Located reasonably close to the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Also fairly close to the BB&T Center where the Florida Panthers NHL team play. They also have concerts at that arena.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank kscdennis
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Bonaventure, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
We’re happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Along with our spacious accommodations, the world- class shopping and attractions in the area of the resort makes Vacation Village at Bonaventure a sought-after vacation spot. Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We just stayed at this place and after attending 1 timeshare presentation in Orlando we now had to do another one. The first in Orlando was nice. The sales person understood that we didn't want to buy timeshare. This was not the case in vacation village. We was held hostage in every sense of the word. We couldn't get the voucher for our second night before we attended this. It was supposed to be 2 ours but we was closer to 4 when we was done. It was essentially a pyramid scam. This was revealed near the end of the sales pitch. If someone you've given a voucher buys a unit you'll get money. I can't see this any other way than a pyramid scam. The manager had no respect for our declines to her offers and kept making new ones, even though I said we didn't want it for free. I can't encourage people enough to stay away from here.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Bobojj
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Bonaventure, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Attending a presentation is mandatory when a guest purchases a discounted vacation package. We realize the prospect of purchasing timeshare is a big decision and that is why we try to take as much time as we can to present all the benefits of vacation ownership. The negotiation process you described is no different than any other sales negotiation that markets significant purchases in a lifetime. Our business is nothing like a pyramid scam. We have a referral rewards program, which operates the same as most other companies’ rewards programs. If an owner at Vacation Village recommends the resort to their friends and family and that person agrees to attend a presentation, the owner receives points that can be converted to cash. We regret that the presentation was not what you expected and that you did not enjoy your experience and we hope your next visit to Weston is more enjoyable.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is "Time Share" type of resort with several buildings. We are the family of 2 + 3 daughters.
We have arrived late Saturday night for one week staying. Check in was fast and smooth. Finding the our building "Sandpiper I" was not so easy especially at night. It took us about 1/2 hr because directions given by the staff and the map were not great. The map looked like my three years old daughter's drawing :-).
In the morning I found the much easier way to move around.
We have gotten the unit on the third floor. To our surprise it was combination of two units A & B. They have common entry to small corridor leading to two separate doors. Units can be used separate or together since there is the connecting door inside. Each unit has fully equipped kitchen (stove, fridge with icemaker, microwave & dishwasher). Pots, pans, dishware and utensils are also provided. This was useful for breakfast preparations. We have not prepared any dinners since this was also the vacation for Mommy ;-)
Each unit has two TV's. They are little bit outdated. Flat screens would be nice.
From the beginning we were offered free gift ready for pick up in the main lobby.
We didn't fall for it since we learned from other reviews it was the catch to get you for the Time Share selling seminar. Simply ignore and decline any freebies and you would be OK, unless you want to spend few hours listening and then trying to get them off your back.
Amenities are great. Each building complex has own swimming pool. Lots of activities for every age at the main complex - Weston.
All buildings, grounds and units are clean. Small note - the furniture in the units are really outdated so are the wall colour schemes.
Lots of tennis courts and golf courses in the neighborhood with discounts for the residents of the resort.
Quite few restaurants, small shopping malls in the area. Very close to the biggest outlet mall of North America - Sawgrass Mills with shuttle bus provided by the resort.
Very easy access to a highway.

Room Tip: Definitely request if possible Unit type "A" which can easily accommodate six people. It...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ryszard L
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Staff was cold and unfriendly. No room service. No vending machines. They have the worst case of mosquitos I've ever seen. I went to sleep and woke up to bites in my face , arms and legs. My children had bites in their heads and face. They moved our room which was fine and there was difference. They charge you $8 per day to park your vehicle in a large uncovered parking lot. Oh, and how about waking up every morning to doors and drawers slamming and loud talking from the inconsiderate cleaning staff. Don't stay here you will be very dissatisfied and disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank laadytish
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Grand Cayman
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97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

The B-side 1bed/bath on the 6th floor of the Ibis building was a perfect location for the 4th of July weekend. Spacious and very clean room with a kitchenette, living room, balcony with a view of the tennis courts and pool, 2 flat screen TV's was certainly enough for the two of us.
Staff were very friendly and efficient at both check-in and out and even the guys who were offering the timeshare sales pitch took our declines as existing owners very readily.
In room Internet was like dial-up but not a major issue for us.
We were out and about in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale during our stay and therefore did not not use the pool or attend the presentation until the last day when we had some free time available.
A nice lunch at the Country Club, some pleasant conversation, toured Weston and the latest model available, completed a short survey all with no pressure to buy and we were on our way to the airport with a gift voucher in hand.
Well rested and enlightened from the first use of our timeshare, we would certainly return and readily recommend Vacation Village to visitors and guests alike.

Room Tip: 6th floor Ibis was well away from the noise of the pool but still provided a beautiful view of the p...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WillandNic
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Riverside, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Centered within a resort community of multiple resort buildings and quiet neighborhood. Just minutes away from ft Lauderdale and Miami. We had a 1bedroom/ 1bath with limited kitchen, set up like a small apartment, it was just right for the two of us. I wouldn't mind stay with vacation village again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Crystal W
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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at Vacation Village at Bonaventure, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation of Vacation Village at Bonaventure. We’re happy that we met your expectations and provided you with a great vacation. We look forward to sharing our friendly hospitality with you on your next tropical getaway in South Florida.
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Property: Vacation Village at Bonaventure
Address: 16461 Racquet Club Road, Weston, FL 33326
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Weston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Weston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vacation Village at Bonaventure 3.5*
Number of rooms: 655
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The well-appointed Vacation Village at Bonaventure features spacious one-and two-bedroom suites that are equipped with luxurious living and dining areas and are fully furnished for maximum comfort. Relax at one of the resort's pools and watch the palm trees sway in the tropical breezes. Nestled within the famous South Florida Spa, Tennis and Golf Community of Weston, this resort offers maximum privacy for guests but is within minutes of Fort Lauderdale's famed beaches and attractions. Sumptuous dining, world class shopping and excursions to the Everglades are located nearby for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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