I,m not sure about the other reviews about this hotel, but we have recently returned from our 3 week stay here, along with other family members. We read the reviews on here but we can not find and neither can my family, any fault with this hotel.
Our family from our booking with BA in the UK, had complimentary upgraded us to the tower block, which we took; however the rest of the family all stayed, one in a room overlooking the pool, and the other round the corner, on the same balcony. All were clean, and fresh, and everything you needed, as for most part of your holiday is spent visiting and doing stuff. We all had lines over bath for washing, we all had fridges, iron and ironing boards, and hairdryers, and coffee machines. All showers had new shower heads, and worked properly. As for the air conditioning, they all worked well, and although they do make a sound, its barely noticeable, unless your an insomniac!! Rooms were cleaned everyday, and towels changed if you wanted them to be, by leaving them on the floor. Us with 2 children, had most time plenty of rubbish, in our bins, and messy sinks, and these were cleaned and new again every day. The hotel staff were helpful and courteous. The hotel small diner was brilliant for a quick meal. We had pizza, 14" for $8 and the chicken wings were great after a tiring and long day at the parks. The swimming pool was lovely and refreshing, not dirty or messy, and the towels were washed and put back reguarly. My Family said they had no problems with anything in their rooms or with staff, other than one room the tv didnt work, but that was resolved as soon as it was reported, and it wasn,t going to spoil the trip anyhow! There is also a laundry room, $2 for a wash and $2 to dry, and its clean and great for family who want to take a small amount of clothes to wear.This hotel i would recommend, and we would stay again. It is 1 mile from world drive to Disneyworld and parks, and 20 mins from Universal. The only difficulty we had was that we didnt hire a car- (now we spoke to the lady at the large desk who arranges taxis etc (not the wdw tickets etc lady/man!!) She arranged a Chrylser voyager 7 seater for just under 3 weeks with action rental car (locally) it cost in total $1007, and they came and picked us up to sort paper work, and dropped us back after we returned the car, very helpful and cheap. We would recommend a car, because although they do have free shuttles, you have to undersatnd that there is 2 in the morning, one for magic kingdom and one for epcot, and only 2 back, around 9.40 + so for us it was no good as we needed to leave the parks early to eat etc, also the disney water parks closed at 5, so it was then a matter to get from there, so i would get a car so you can do the parks at your leisure, unless of course you really don,t drive!!! As for supermarkets, this hotel is at marker 5-6, and walmart is up at marker 10, along with steak and shake, publix, walmart on 27, and super target,etc There is a bus that takes you into magic kingdom every 15 mins from outside hotel, you get the 55 to celebration,(2mile) and then the 56 into MK, only costing $2, so you do have another choice. There are perkins, bob evans, ihop and McD,s, shoneys, sizzler, and ponderosa, and golden corral, 7eleven, within 5 minutes walking distance. Beware of the heat, and not really loads of pavements for pedestrians, but you can do it. The local supermarket next door is handy for last minute bits, but i would go to the bigger stores for cheaper stuff. This hotel was greatly located and on our last night we got a local cab, to orlando,s miller ale house, a big A++++, if you like seafod and steak and ribs, a lovely family place, it cost us $9 one way, and its approx 3 mile up 192. We thought it wasn,t a bad price?
We throughly enjoyed this holiday, no bad experience at all, and we had an 8 yr old and a 16mth old with us. They provided a cot after we requested it, and to note they allow you the extra time in the room til 12, if you need it then $10 an hour after, which we took advantage of cos we didnt leave til 2pm. We were here during the Skunk show and we didnt have any problems with them, or the skunks, and there was no noise or rowdy guests as suggested in other reviews. The hotel has security, and if you get a car just let them know and they,ll give you a permit for your car. All in all, if your from the UK, and you wanna be close to wdw parks, and the other parks, and supermarkets shopping malls, then this is the place for you..Don,t be put off by the reviews, some people spend too much time in their rooms nit picking, and trying to find fault, instead of enjoying florida.
[Just as a side note: make sure you get your tickets in the UK, as they are hoppers, so you can hop into different parks on the same day, and they inc fast pass..This hotel is merged with wyndham, who have a new hotel/vacation club/timeshare right next to WD typhoon lagoon, my family of 2 adults took up their offer for a 90 min talk, with breakfast and free taxi to WDW parks or back to hotel; and you can either get $100 or WDW tickets, but this is not true, you end up staying longer than 90 mins, the free breakfast is some egg, bacon and croissants, its meager, and it cost my family $22 for the taxi to take them round the corner to typhoon lagoon. The tickets they requested was 10 day park hoppers inc water park visits, and they didnt get them. Instead they had to top up their tickets to hop as they were 1 park a day, at Disney which cost another $55 each so they were supposed to save $120 but in the end it cost them in time and money, which they are now complaining about here in the UK.] Don,t fall for this scam! It is not Ramada but Wyndham who are the offenders... You ,ll see this everywhere inc the 7eleven and in the supposed discount stores...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ramada Gateway, one mile from the gates of Walt Disney World®, is a designated Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel and close to other popular tourist attractions such as Sea World Orlando and Universal Adventure .Our high-rise, deluxe rooms feature the convenience of microwaves, double sinks, hair dryer, iron and board with panoramic views. If you prefer more modest accommodations, stay in our standard Inn rooms - providing views of our covered garden area and tropical landscaped pools. Complimentary scheduled transportation daily to Walt Disney World®, Sea World, Universal Adventure and Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlets shopping. ... more less
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