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"Excellent in every way"
The property is beautiful and well kept. The staff was great. Pools were nice. Food was good. The room was excellent. Fast wifi (i was getting about 20Mbps). A/c got real cold. Hot water was fast. Updated amenities. Housekeeping did great daily. Beds were comfortable. I had a ceiling fan in the master (wow). The patio was screened in (no bugs). The kids play area was huge. I've stayed at a lot of Marriott's and this is now one of my favorites. If you're going for a Disney vacation I'd plan a full day to hang at the resort. Disney is an easy 20 min drive. I look forward to staying there again
"Quick Get Away! "
Absolutely love this place! Second time staying here. So peaceful & relaxing. Rooms are very clean & spacious. My only complaint was the thin walls people who stayed above us made a lot of noise moving furniture, walking across the floor in super loud heels & playing loud music too loud. But overall our visit was amazing. Very reasonable for everything you get. It's worth every penny! Will be returning very soon!
"First class experience as always"
I absolutely love this resort. I have come here many times with my family, and now I am bringing my family here. In fact, I am still at the resort as I have extended my stay three times so far and moved it from 9 days to 20 days. The resort is just beautiful, and yes people do write that it is outdated, but I don't feel that way at all. We are in a two room Villa that is huge and even has a jacuzzi tub which my 4-year-old loves. We are currently in building 90 which has an awesome pool right behind it with a hot tub that nobody seems to know about. The main pool is a bit of a walk for my four-year-old as we like the pool by the Copa Loca, so we just drive over. People complain about the chair situation, but I have not had one issue in the 2+ weeks I have been here. The pool is great for kids as they have a little play area and great for adults to be able to relax while your kids play. The Copa Loca is a gem for me and one of the reasons I come back to the resort over and over. I travel a lot for my job and Troy is one of the best bartenders around. The way he interacts with the guests and the kids and specifically my son makes it special for everyone. He is very attentive, and he makes great drinks. I enjoy my adult time at the bar and Troy makes my trip worth it. I also really enjoy the food at the Copa Loca, and I have tried just about everything. The highlights for me are Buffalo Chicken Salad Blackened Chicken Sandwich Black Bean Burger Buffalo Wings are REALLY good The other great thing about the Copa Loca Pool area is they have entertainment on some nights. They had dueling pianos one night, and my son loved that. They also had Karaoke on another night which was really fun. The main pool is a bit crowded for me, so I try and avoid it from a swimming perspecitive. I do like the bar and the food they serve. I find it to be excellent and the staff a bit slower, but they are still very nice. They also have events on the beach which are really nice for families. They have a gym and an arcade room them my family really enjoyed. I went to the grill a few times for breakfast, and the food is good, but the service is a bit slow. In general, the place is great, and I will be back with my family again next year. A few things that could be improved: As people have pointed out the front desk experience is less than stellar from a timing perspective. The amount of construction going on the week of the 11th until now is a bit much. I am not sure who had the idea to pick peaks times to do renovations but not the best idea. Right by the Copa Loca Bar, the first few parking spots are ALWAYS filled with resort golf carts. I get they have work to do, but they shouldn't be taking up the prime sports. I would create a parking area for golf carts The Bars and food close way too early. I understand why this is a family type resort, but both bars should be open until 11 and serve food until 10. These are just suggestions as I love the resort.
"Better than a hotel"
Glad I chose the Grande Vista over a regular hotel while in Orlando for a convention. Enjoyed a spacious one bedroom apt. for the price of a hotel room. The apt. was impeccably clean a freshly decorated. Nice view of the golf course from the balcony as well.
"Fantastic Stay - Exceeded our expectations"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Grande Vista. We were able to get a unit in the building with a lake view, right across the lake from the main pool and that was key. My brother did arrive the next day and ended up having to switch rooms because he was given a room on the edge of the property without a view. So that is my way of saying that your experience would vary depending on where your room is. Beautiful well maintained property. Waking up in the morning to a screened in porch overlooking the fountains on the lake was stellar. Unit was VERY clean and we were told that ours had been renovated just nine months earlier. It was everything we could ask for. We spent two of the five days at the pool and just enjoying the grounds. They offer boating in the small lake so that is a good way to enjoy 30 minutes or so and break up the day. Even though at first glance the pool area was crowded, people did tend to vacate quick enough and we never had a problem getting space. Staff is very friendly. There is a bit of a try at getting you to come to one of their time share sales meetings but we resisted and after the phone call offering the last night stay for free we never were asked again (not interested, makes no sense at all in general for us - and frankly probably not for most). They offer you a free $50(dont remember exactly) voucher for food if you come to the concierge within 24 hours after checking in. This is the first attempt to get you to go to the sales pitch. Second is a phone call to your room. After that smooth sailing., No problem at all the stay was fantastic. The location is convenient, and the drive to Universal studios for us was a non event. I was not that impressed with the restaurant on site with regards to value but my expectations were not high. We would return without any hesitation and in fact I would consider going to another Marriott vacation club location if they also offered regular bookings like this one.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM