Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 755
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gingersvp Best Pools in Orlando area
This was our second visit. I love the lazy river and pools. I find your restaurants to be reasonably priced and the value for the room excellent. The kids enjoyed the pools and miniature golf. Large, clean room and friendly staff.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Awise Beautiful resort!
We stayed here for a week in a villa and it was beautiful! Large villa with full kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms. It's a bit of a drive to get to each pool which was unfortunate with small children. Next time we would ask to stay in the hotel rooms that are right next to the pool I think. River Island has the best food and best pool with a lazy river. Delicious dinner especially!
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bingo22 Great atmosphere helpful staff
Always enjoy staying here. Great atmosphere and lots of activities for adults and kids. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kimmy77 Comfort is their motto!
The rooms were spacious and comfortable. They made relaxing a pleasure, and had all the comforts of home. I will definitely be returning to this resort.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by labor1 Labor day stay
The 2 bedroom condo was clean and comfortable. We stayed in the West Village area and enjoyed the kiddie pool and splash pad area very much. I was put out at the very heavy sales pitch to attend the Timeshare breakfast for 90 minutes. They actually escort you after you check in to the sales desk. It left a bad taste in my mouth.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Depotdad Great Atmosphere For Children
WE had a great time. It was two grands, daughter, Son-in-law, wife and me. There was always something for the children to do. The scuttle was fantastic in getting us quickly to where we wanted to be.
A few issues with accommodations, though. The paring knife's handle comes off when cutting. Kitchen cabinets plastic facing is peeling off, some drawers do not work properly. An older TV made it impossible to hook-up Wii to it with standard setup.
WE will be re-visiting since we were not able to find the time to do everything possible during our four day stay. Next time it will be seven days with the family.
September 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ERROL99 VERY DISGUSTED CUSTOMER
VERY UNHAPPY WITH ORANGE RESORT AND HOLIDAY INN CLUB, HAD MANY PROBLEMS AND NO ONE WANTED TO HELP US, WE HAD TWO TWO BEDROOM VILLAS, THERE WERE SIX PEOPLE, RESORT WAS NOT WHAT WAS PROMISED TALKED TO MANY OTHER GUESTS AND EVERYONE SAID RESORT HAS BEEN STEADLY GOING DOWN HILL, EVERY YEAR THEY TAKE SERVICES AWAY AND MAKE YOU PAY FOR THINGS THAT WERE INCLUDED, YOU COULD SEE THE RESORT WAS NOT MAINTAINED DIRTY SHORTAGE OF TOWELS AT THE POOL, SNACK STANDS CLOSED DOWN, NOT ENOUGH SHUTTLES TO GET YOU AROUND RESORT, WE HAD TO WAIT25 TO 30 MINUTES FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE, WE MISSED OUR APPOINTMENT FOR THE TOUR DUE TO SHUTTLE, BOTH COUPLES WERE PLANNING TO BUY, BUT AFTER TALKING TO OTHER GUESTS FOUND OUT RESORT WENT FROM 4 STAR TO 1 STAR RESORT VERY DISAPPOINTING VACATION DUE TO THE ORANGE RESORT, WILL NEVER COME BACK!!!!
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdanno11 orange lake
5 star resort with all the anemities!! only downer?? sittin thru the orientation to buy time-shares , very pushy to the point i was ready to get up and walk out! would not take NO FOR AN ANSWER!! also all the extras cost money like tubes for the lazy river, and gratuity added on every service, when you go up to the cabana to get a drink, a tip should be optional!! overall great resort, would highly recomend this resort!! 2nd time there, a 3rd next year!
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benjy A REAL VACATION FEELING!
From the room, to the location, to the staff and the overall experience, we felt like we really came to a relaxing vacation spot. The staff was very nice and the villa we stayed in was just what I had in mind for it to look like. There is so much to do there that you don't even need to go to one of Orlando's theme parks if you don't want to. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone. Very reasonable prices and overall a pleasurable stay!
August 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Darren1969 Disappointing
I stayed at this resort for 11 nights in July, 2013 for a family vacation to Disney World. We were travelling with another family so we selected the 3 bedroom villa. This is the first time I have not stayed on Disney property.
Check in was fairly quick and painless; you do have to try to avoid the time-share presentations. I was not recognized as an IHG Platinum member which has never happened to me at any other IHG property.
We stayed at the East Village part of the resort. The room was very spacious and fairly clean but was very worn out. The carpet and bathrooms were run down and in need of replacement. The TV's were not flat screen and appeared to be at least 20 years old. If I was trying to sell this resort as a time share I would update the rooms.
The most disappointing part of the resort was the poor quality of the common areas of our villa. I was shocked by the dirt , garbage, and junk that accumulated on the stairs and hallways of our building. The common areas were not cleaned once during our 12 days at the resort.
I will not stay at this resort again.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kiwi729 Beautiful!!!
This is one of the most beautiful places I have stayed will definitely be return on my next visit
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TT31 Service
Everything was awesome .Will definitely go again and again.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dedere67 Another Fabulous Vacation
This was at least our 3rd visit at Orange Lake Resort and would Definetely return. Check in was a little confusing. We were originally booked in an older unit because we were staying from a Wednesday to a Wednesday. Rayshell was our Life Saver at the Front Desk. As we were very familiar with the Property we had requested either River Island or a Villa that we could view the Fire works. She worked so hard to move us , trying everything possible and was unable to Switch the Room. As we saw her numerous efforts ,we accepted the room that was originally assigned. As this was High Season and 1st week of August we were just happy to be on Vacation. We were advised as we arrived around noon that housekeeping would contact us when our room was available. She said she would put us on the early arrival list as we have 2 diabetic children and would not have to wait till 4p. We then headed to the highway to get some lunch. We didn't even make it out of the development! Rayshell called and Voila! Moved our room to the East Village 4th floor and we were able to view the fireworks each night !! We also had a nice quiet pool in our complex.We are not interested in time share as we can only travel last minute. We were not once bothered the whole trip. I am not writing because of this one fantastic trip, but for ALL of our trips to this resort. This trip we had a 2 bedroom, the prior trip we were in a 3 bedroom Villa in the North Village. Our First trip was in the West Village. Our rooms were always spotless. We did lose one of our meals as the Oven was not functioning. After 2 hours of playing with the oven, we called Mainenance. They came immediately and fixed the problem. They even called again in the Am to make sure our unit was working properly. I was able to print my boarding passes for free which was also an added plus. Yes the resort pools were a little crowded, but We also went at a very busy time of the Summer. Bedding Comfortable, Kitchen Well Stocked, Showers Clean with great Water Pressure. Would Absolutely Stay again. Wonderful location. To go to disney, take the toll road for 1.25 , Couldn't be easier. Fabulous restaurants in the area. Cannot say enough about the Resort. Again, THANK YOU RAYSHELL! You made a Last minute trip So VERY VERY Lovely!!!!!! Orange Lakes Should be proud to have you as an Employee. You have a Wonderful Attitude and made us feel Welcome as soon as we arrived. Again THANK YOU!
August 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christara Had a great time at Orange Lake
My family and I really enjoyd this resort. We booked the villa, it was very clean, spacious and had all the amenities including a full kitchen and laundry. The entire resort was very clean as well.
The staff was courteous and polite, and respected that we did not want to participate in the sales presentation.
If I had to be a stickler I would say the extra charges for turn down service and tube rentals etc. surprised me but it wasn't a big issue.
I iiked the fact that we did not need to carry cash on the resort and used or room card to pay.
Prices at the shops and market were resonable.
I would definitely come back if we visit Orlando again
August 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheRoc7lrm First Timer
As a 33 yr. member of H.I. Priority club, this was our first time at this and any resort as a new owner. The amenities are outstanding but checking in and housekeeping were a little disappointing. We checked in at 2:30 pm and had to go to Guest Services at 3:45 to finally get a room. As a Platinum member I was told it would be about 20-25 min. Our bath mat was torn and shredded down one side, (which I gave to Guest Services for replacement) and the shower had a long black hair stuck to the wall. Our room had no ice bucket but was eventually provided which was a brand new one still in the box. At River Island we noticed some young adult female bathers who were wearing bathing suits inappropriate for the eyes of young children. There needs to be a bathing attire guide line or, enforced if one is already established. I would recommend this resort for golf, tennis and for children.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TravelingYooper Comfortable and Clean Resort
I have taken my family to OLR for the past 6 years on a mid winter vacation. While we certainly enjoy the accommodations and the staff, the resort and activities haven't changed, at all. While we find comfort in knowing what is there, the excitement is dwindling down to the "same 'ole same 'ole", and that is what I wish they would change, and STOP offering me a meaningless gift at check in to try to "entice" me to sign up for a time share preview tour. I am not interested! The dining options are nice with very good food if you would like to stay on grounds. All staff are friendly and courteous. The grounds are meticulously cared for and the golfing very good. The outdoor water park is fun but, not exciting. Programs for children are offered but not very interesting. I really like this resort but would like to see some fresh resort amenities. Do not be afraid to stay at this resort. You will, at the very least, have a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good Vacation
Stayed at the O/L Resort from 7/22-7/26. River Island was a great place to stay. The pools are excellent for young kids. This is a great property for a family. No real complaints other than there were not enough baggage carts available so guests could transport their luggage in a timely and easy fashion. Housekeeping was friendly. The golf courses are great and the price is reasonable. I will return to O/L on my next vacation.
August 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Campbob Just OK
We stayed in a two bedroom suite with 2 couples and 3 children. The room was nice and spacious. The public areas were a bit run down. Be aware there are service charges for everything like riding the lazy river or sliding down an inflateable slide...every turn was $3.00! Another downer was that you can't pay for things in cash, so you need to buy a gift card with a certain amount...I found this to be a bit of a nusaince, as we were not able to charge things on the room. Also, I'm a Platinum Ambassador and they did not allow any late check out. We had to be out by 10:00AM no exceptions!
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe1Layover Number One Place To Stay
The staff are the best in the resort business, The resort is CLEAN & well laid out.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PrincessesandHeros More space than Disney
We chose to stay at this resort because I have family that are owners and we wanted 2 bedrooms in order to have more room and privacy for our family of four. We priced out Orange lake vs. Disney. For the price we got a 2 bedroom condo with 2 full baths, we would have gotten a regular room in a moderate hotel at Disney. I am so happy that we chose Orange Lake! It was a short drive to Disney, the pools were beautiful, and we loved the full kitchen! I did not give it 5 stars because we had a stroller delivered to the resort and they did not have it on file, while the company told me exactly where it was dropped off. Four hours later, they found it and delivered it at 9:45 that night! I also had to call to get the safe fixed and the DVD player hooked up to the t.v., which resulted in a new t.v. That service was done in a timely manner. The walls were also a little thin. Although we had a few initial problems, we would stay there again.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DDK90 Great family resort
Had a great time at this resort with the family. Units were very nice with plenty of room. Would recommend staying in River Island if you have kids as it newer and right next to the water park. The water park and pools is nice but better suited for younger kids that teens ... but my teens still enjoyed it.
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ZWD1 Disney Stay
My wife, daughter, son and I spent 6 days at the resort during our trip to Disney and Lego Land. The kids loved the lazy river and zero entry pool in the new water park section. I would definitely recommend paying a little extra to get a room / suite in the water park section which is the newest section in the resort. The 2 bedroom / 2 full bath suite was very spacious. Full sized washer and dryer was great. Kitchen and built-in bench seating in the dining area was great. Only issue we had was getting someone to repair the safe so I didn't have to leave my cash and valuables in the car during the day. It took about 2-days and MULTIPLE calls from me to get it done. Jen in the customer relations dept. was very helpful to get it corrected and then compensating me for the situation.
I would recommend this location to others looking to stay in the Disney area - about a 10 - 15 minute drive with heavy traffic.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsReas2013 Mothers Day getaway
Have stayed at Holiday Inn hotels for years. Myself, my husband and another couple shared a 3/2 villa at the Orange Lake Resort. It was beautiful. Got there at 12:00 as we asked for a possible early check in but did not get our room until after 4:30. Got lost trying to find our place, but to our surprise when we got there were upgraded to a 3/3 villa. Very clean, love the Bath and Body Works products. Didn't get to make it to any other pools but the Lazy river but that's all we needed. Planning another trip, with our kids, the beginning of August, fingers crossed!!! If all goes well, this will be our only vaca spot when we come to Orlando :) Thanks!
July 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WI2013 Avoid the standard rooms in the main resort!
I will not stay here again. No WIFi, bugs, broken toaster, no elevator access near our room, and worst of all, a rude "Resort Services" worker. We were placed in the basement level in a standard room. (Musty smell) No elevator to get to this area unless you wind your way through the basement corridors to the other end of the building. Our outside entrance was a service entrance which means we had to walk past the dumpsters, which on 90 degree days smells horrible!! When I complained they told me they were sold out. No WIFI access and I was told that it was a complimentary service and since I wasn't paying extra I should just walk to the main lobby to get WIFI. We had ants in our dishwasher and on our counter. I was told that we were in a warm climate and there will be bugs and if I had complained about it the first day they would have moved me. Hmmm, I was told they were sold out. Since I complained on day two of our stay, all they would grant me was housekeeping to come in and wipe off my counter. They refused to give me a discount . NO housekeeping unless you pay extra.
Do not stay here!!
June 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StoneMt54 Great Family Vacation Spot
The resort was very clean and well maintained. I was very disappointed that our second villa was not available until 4 hours (8 pm) after the established check in time (4 pm). The front desk manager authorized a late check out of 12 pm for both villas. Unfortunately, on the day of checkout the cleaning personnel started banging on our door at 9 AM and continued to harass us about checking out up until the time we checked out at 11 am. I called the front desk and they verified we had an approved late checkout. I guess this information was not conveyed to housekeeping.
June 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DonnaK Cock Roaches
Found Cock Roaches in our room. Staff un -willing to accommodate us. Because I did not find the Cock Roaches before 10am the check out time I was charged for that night. Very Rude Manager. If I would ever treat my customers in the manner in which she treated me I would have been fired. Does she not know that I am free advertising for this Resort. One should treat others as they would expect to be treated. Customer service does not matter any more. The High pressure sales pitch also turned my stomach.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by henderson1992 Close to Disney; good value
The kichenette 2 room villa we had was quite far from the pool areas; we had to drive each time we went. The pools were nice, but to charge $9 a float, per day, per person is CRAZY ridiculous. And then when you find them floating loose in the pool the FLOAT police took them from us when it was clear that others didn't want them anymore.
The rooms were nice and kitchen was awesome to have and use. TV was fair, could not watch the Hawks playoff game for some weird reason, but otherwise weather could have been a factor.
The sales pitch when we checked in could also be eliminated. We didn't want to spend 2 hours with a rep to buy a timeshare; and we said that right up front. We were there to have fun, not get a sales pitch! Then they called our room both mornings after check in to "SEE IF WE WANTED TO COME" after we said no thank you.
June 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hamstring Problem with noise and insects
The property need a some work. At night and day, when I was in the condo, there was always a very loud cracking sound in the ceiling in the bathroom and living room area. For example, it sounded like some things were cracking coming through the ceiling. It was very annoying. I was on the 6th floor, and I was constantly waking up because of this noise. There were insects in the room, which I had to kill. The condo need to be exterminated. The cost was reasonable. In order to get more customers, you really need to look into these issues.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melanie61 Birthday Vacation
We were excited to treat our grandchildren to Disney for their birthdays. I discovered Orange Lake Resort online through Holiday Inns. I read the reviews and most of the comments were positive. We used the villa we reserved for four nights but spent most of our time at the parks. When we arrived the check in was speedy and the staff was pleasant. Once we said we were not interested in a 90 minute tour of the grounds, we were not bothered again about the tour. Our villa was clean and all the appliances were in good working condition. We were missing a coffee maker, but my husband called the desk and a coffee maker was delivered in a timely manner. We stayed on the water park and the grandchildren loved the pool and giant hippo slide. We definitely would like to visit again and enjoy the villa without the theme parks...just my husband and myself next time!!
June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alison13 Had a great time!
Checking in does consume 3-4 minutes asking about a tour for tickets. Just say no, unless you have extra time because the parks are expensive! The pool is included but the lazy river tubes are extra. at least you get a bracelet and can go back later same day. My family had a blast there! Its worth the expense, at least one day! Hubby & son played golf. Said the course was great. If you golf- make sure u pack a polo type shirt. Kid liked the arcade! Loved our view. Spacious clean room- looked like the pictures! Rooms could use a few extra towels and we did wash some there too! At least u don't need to take them to the pool! Yep made that mistake once! A creaky bedroom door,slightly unmatched silverware, cups, but how picky can one really be?! Like sweets, go to the marketplace there and get a box of fudge! Shuttle service was nice when our family did different activities but we mostly drove. Takes awhile to get use to where everything is- a few extra road signs would be helpful since GPS isn't useful in the resort. Staff- everyone was polite, and helpful! Lots to do here if you have time to enjoy it all! As we left my picky son asked, "when are we coming back?"
June 26, 2013