You know when you are shown a picture of something in an advert and the description and visuals portrayed are so far away from the reality that the person who has marketed it has set you up for nothing but disappointment? This is most definitely not one of those occasions. The reality is even better than the advert...absolutely faultless and practically perfect in every way...just like Mary Poppins :)
The property itself is like a show home..utterly beautiful, extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and with every amenity you could possibly want or need. We could have taken half the amount of clothes we did, due to the fully equipped utility room. We will next time and leave more space for the bargains from the Malls ;)
Somebody makes mention of the lack of cable TV in the main room. It is there, just needs rebooting if it doesn't work, the same with the WiFi router. As is the case with all electrical items, it's usually as simple as switching it off and back on again, and this was the case for us. Mick,the owner of the property management company for this property, was more than helpful with this and even came to change a few light bulbs for us when we thought there was some sort of fault because the lights in one of the rooms wouldn't come on. Doooohhh! Think we had holiday brain...these things happen regardless of where in the world you are...think we were a tad stupid there....thanks so much for not saying as much Mick ;) We were also able to arrange a later check out through Mick for a minimal fee, which helped tremendously due to our late evening flight time home.
The property access instructions were emailed promptly, with the clear instructions for how to use the access codes for the resort and the apartment, making it a stress free arrival after our long day travelling.
The resort itself is beautifully kept, is secure and so well presented that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I would stay at the same property again if it was available, just because I wouldn't want to set myself up for a disappointment, knowing how gorgeous it is, but the whole resort is perfect. There were even men on the roofs cleaning them with industrial floor cleaners...I am not exaggerating. The pool is a great size and has a lot of sunbeds available. We managed to find sunbeds with no problem at various times of day. I don't know if this would b the case at different times of the year, but we didn't struggle at all on the few days in our 17 night stay that we had a well earned rest from the parks. There's a shallow, knee deep kid's pool as well as the main pool and the Jacuzzi pool. There's a bar next to the pool and snacks can be bought, as well as the obligatory cocktails, beer and soft drinks. The clubhouse has a well equipped Gym, a gift shop, pool table ad games room.
Location, location, location....absolutely perfect. Having been to Florida before, and stayed in different areas, I wouldn't stay anywhere other than here in the future. It's in the high end area of Orlando, near the International Conference Centre and the Hyatt Regency Hotel and a minute from International Drive Just 10-15 mins from the airport, so no stress there, after and before the long trip across the Atlantic :) The distance to the parks, decent places to eat, shopping malls and everything that makes Orlando the experience that it is, makes a huge difference. This property and resort is less than 10 mins to Universal and Seaworld, (you can see Seaworld from the balcony) :)...and 15-20 mins to Disney. An hour from the Kennedy Space Centre and an hour and a half from Busch Gardens at Tampa. When I have stayed in the Kissimmee area and the other end of International Drive, the extra travel time has eaten into the valuable time at the parks. It's tiring enough without adding a park commute time, and you definitely minimise that by staying here.
I have waffled on I know, but I really can't praise this place enough. A home from home that we were sorry to leave. You won't regret staying here :)
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The condo was absolutely beautiful. Very spacious and clean. Plenty of pool accessories for the kids & the floats were already blown up :-) The decor is stunning. The master bedroom & bathroom is grand! At night we could see the fireworks from seaworld. It also had a great path for runners around the lake.
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