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"We really enjoyed our stay at Grande Vista"
My wife and I just returned from 2 weeks at Grande Vista. We are Marriott Vacation Club owners but had never stayed at this property. We had a great experience. Even though the resort is in the middle of all of the Orlando "hustle and bustle" there is a really good buffer between the resort and International Drive, so you feel like you are getting away. The grounds are very nice for walking around and they have a lot of planned activities. We participated in some of the water aerobics classes and went to the Dueling Pianos and Polynesian Reviews at the pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful if we needed anything at all. We also had a chance to play a round at the golf course and even took a one hour private lesson at the Marriott Golf Academy. Our villa was located in the Golf Village section of the resort, which had its own quiet pool which we really enjoyed. We definitely would come back to Grande Vista if we were vacationing in Orlando
"Great Place to Stay"
I have stayed at this resort many times and love it. Just booked three weeks in September and can't wait to get back. The resort is very well maintained and quite pretty. Rooms are clean and kitchens are well equipped. The staff is always super friendly and attentive.
"we really love this property"
this place was SO COMFORTABLE - a resort not a hotel, top of the line suite and manicured grounds, several pools in a beautiful setting only a mile or two from all Orlando has to offer. Heated pools too.
"Good value for money and a good stay!"
Marriott's grande vista is a great place to stay with family and provides home-away-from-home comfort for holidaying families. Even though we travelled as a couple and rented a one bed room villa (it's like a one bedroom well appointed spacious apartment with views), we can totally see how we can make the best use of this place when traveling with family and children. There are 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas available for not so much difference in prices. The resort has multiple buildings with these 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments (they call it villa) spread across the resort property. The majority of the buildings are surrounding the main lake in which you can paddle board, kayak etc during the day (get there by 5 pm to get a boat even though the sign says 5:30 is the last boat rental). There are a few other buildings (mostly renovated) around the golf course and couple of smaller lakes. We stayed in building 96 overlooking a smaller lake (#6210) and not too far from the hot tub and a less crowded pool. Our villa was very well appointed and recently refurbished and gave a feeling of a nice luxury 1 bed room spacious apartment with open plan kitchen with washer dryer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven. More than enough cooking utensils and dishes were available for the two of us. The screened-in balcony was in the perfect location to have breakfast overlooking the lake and rising sun. You do see couple of early morning golfers hitting some balls in the distance - it did not bother us as we couldn't hear their activities. The hot tub and the swimming pool are perfect after a long day of theme park activities which can be very tiring. We use hot tub almost all days late evening after dinner - open until 11 pm. The grounds are well kept and there is a store in the premises should you need to buy stuff to cook a meal in the villa. We did not cook any meal but did prepare our own breakfast in the morning. The main pool area could get noisy if you are looking for private time and make sure you call the hotel in advance and ask for a quieter building. They took care of all my requests when I called couple of days in advance including a quieter part of the resort. I have taken one star off for the lack of dining options - there is not much other than the Grill and a pizza hut by the main pool. It could also be difficult sometimes to get a chair in the sun by the pool depending on what time of the day you decide to go to. Some chairs are in the shade and whereas they worked perfectly for me, they did not for my wife who was looking for an escape away from the cold weather in northeast and wanted all the Sun for herself. The gym onsite is good for all regular workouts and there are couple of classes that you can attend if you sync your schedule. The resort also tries organizing a few activities during the day most of which are family/kid friendly - not so much for adults. Overall a great stay and my wife says she would return so I think we are coming back here in future.
"Not just a hotel"
We I booked this I was under the impression I was booking a Marriott hotel. This is more than a hotel it's a full resort. Beautiful property to walk each evening. Very easy to get to from the airport and close to all the attractions. We did not go to any of the attractions but were informed that they offered discount tickets through the resort. Highly recommend this resort especially for the price paid!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM