Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orange Lake Resort
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OverviewContemporary resort complex located 4 miles from Disney World & EPCOT.
Me and my parents come here every single year. They own there own condo. I absolutely love this place as it's so close to the parks. Orange lake is like a mini city. Shops, restaurants and activities.
I have stayed at this resort twice and have found this to be the best resort in the area. I prefer to be offsite of the major parks, yet this is so close to everything. You are virtually next door to Animal Kingdom and the other parks are quite accessible from this resort. The pools at Orange Lake are amazing! I love the lazy river, and the other pools are great too. The resort has spacious condo style units which are amazing for families. We enjoy preparing some of our meals especially breakfast and then take off for the day. This keeps our food expenses down while we travel. The accommodations definitely provide a home away from home and that's what I like! You can really relax at this resort or be as busy as you want. Orange Lake is definitely my favourite resort in Kissimmee.
We stayed for 5 days in the East village in a 3 bedroom unit. The unit hadn't been renovated but was still spotlessly clean and well laid out for 8 family members. Most of our time was spent at the River Island lazy river. The kids LOVED the HIPPO slide and especially JUAN who was running the Hippo slide. I think he had just as much fun as the kids did. He made their experience extra fun spraying them and joking around and learning their names - Thanks, Juan...you're the best! Also golfed a couple of times. Terrance was super helpful and accommodating - thanks, Terrance! Overall we had a great trip - the resort is massive - the grounds are kept up so well. The only thing we didn't like is being led of for our "parking pass" which was code for setting up a time share presentation. But we get it - this is a time share resort. Just not interested.
Just spent a week at this very large resort and thoroughly enjoyed it. Views of the pool and lake from the Breezes bar was great, the beer was cold and service very good. The lazy river was very relaxing and enjoyable. There is also lots to see in the surrounding areas. I would recommend this resort for fun of all ages.
My family was originally booked in the West Village through RCI but we received an upgrade to another resort a few weeks before our arrival but my friend, booked with a Guest Certificate, ended up being upgraded to Orange Lake's West Village from another resort so we got to experience it again. Having stayed at the North Village years ago, we were fully aware that the West Village was an "older section". My friend had a little difficulty on a few occasions that I will address shortly but overall the resort was very nice. We used the pools by the main reception area and lazy river which were maintained well (except for a few pieces of trash left by guests along the river area) but really crowded. The West Village unit seemed smaller and older than the North Village but furnishings and décor was nice and it's location allowed quick entries and exits onto 192. In regards to the problems, first, when she checked in they could not pull up her name - they found under mine and then her name under ours so it caused a little panic. When she arrived to her villa it was very clean but there was a slight chemical odor. She first thought it was just a cleaning solution until a rather large insect was found later in the evening (she is a FL resident and used to little friends but not this size) and she wondered if the smell was pest treatment. The next day she was out until late in the evening and when she arrived back, the smell was overwhelming and she had to call the front desk. She was specific in saying she needed to vacate the unit and needed assistance (she was just with her daughter) but housekeeping was sent with more cleaning products which she declined. She was able to move finally but it was inconvenient. The next night in her new unit she had yet another visit from another large insect and had to contact Housekeeping yet again. Lastly, the resort had the incorrect check-out date and she noticed her key cards stopped working. Fortunately someone came immediately to give her new cards. She did sign up for the presentation, telling them she only had the allotted time she was told. Once that time was up and weary of the plethora of reasons given why she should purchase and not what it would take to purchase, she warned the presenter that she had only a few minutes left. A plan was given to accommodate my friend's budget but it was for a small resort in Myrtle Beach you can't see. She ended the presentation and did receive the monetary gift though. We did have lunch at one of the restaurants. Our server was very kind but service was extremely slow, especially as we arrived before the rush. Our server was aware of this and gave us a discount so that was nice. I do not think I would choose Orange Lake again as my family is active and the traffic we had to face on 192 and I-4 to the parks, outlets and restaurants was extremely time consuming. If you are looking to mainly just enjoy the resort without too much travel, than this would be good otherwise you have to add time on for driving. The resort may say its close to the parks but the traffic adds a lot of time to get there.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 2412 Rooms
- 7 Pools
- Lazy River
- Cabanas (fee)
- 7 Restaurants
- 5 Bars
- Business Centre
- Meeting Rooms Available
- Safety Deposit Box at Front Desk (fee)
- ATM Machine
- Laundry Facilities
- Lake Movie Theater
- Grocery shopping service (fee)
- Free shuttle service throughout the resort
- 4 Golf courses (one lighted for night play) (fee)
- 4 Racquetball courts
- 2 Basketball courts
- Sports court
- 6 Tennis Courts
- Jet Skiing (fee)
- 3 Fitness Centres
- 1 King bed and 2 Double beds
- 2 Bedrooms
- Pullout sofa
- 1 TV in the living room and bedrooms
- Dining room table that seats up to 6
- Fully equipped kitchen with pantry and ample storage space
- Spa tub with hydrojets
- Furnished screened patio or balcony
- Washer and Dryer
- In-room safe
- Air conditioning with individual climate controls
- Walk-in Shower
- 2 Full Bathrooms
- Internet Access (fee)
- Ceiling Fan
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Work Desk
- Maximum Occupancy 8
Resort Location Map
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orange Lake ResortKissimmee,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
8505 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-8217
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