I have read all the reviews about lake marion golf resort and saw that there were mixed reports on the place and the accommodation. We arrived on a wednesday night having flown in from london gatwick, this was not our first holiday in the orlando area we have been frequent visitors since 2003. First up, the guys on security are first class, really helpfull, we had booked our accomadation direct from a villa web site and the owner of the condo, having looked around at prices we were suprised at how cheap (for uk) the condo seemed to be. We paid £500 for 2 weeks and having looked around could not find anything to match the price. I hoped that like all people do the price was not going to mean that the place was a dive and the pictures were from 1977, but no, the condo was spot on. Very clean and plenty of space, nice on suites and everything we needed for the holiday. You will find however that you are out in the wilds. It is a good 40 minute ride in the car to 192, and although the map makes it look like haines city is close, it is not, that's at least 30-40 minutes away as well. Ponciana is the closest town and its not bad, we found the cheapest fuel around at $2.99 a gallon (cheap for us brits) at the local publix, but ponciana is still in the throws of development, it does have a walmart and a publix and a dennys and a few of the other type shops like a pizza shop a chinese a couple of banks, but none of the other regular restuarants yet, and as has been the way in orlando & kissimmee for the past 10 + years there are road works on most of the roads locally. I cant say why some poeple have given this resort a bad review, I can only tell you about my stay, this place is great, nice and clean, yes the linen in our condo was not egyptian cotton, but it was clean and so was the condo. Price wise you cant go wrong here. there are 2 pools and an outdoor jaccuzzi, only one of the pools were heated but that was fine, we swam in both, tempreture was around the high 70,s most of the time, oh and yes there is a lake, its not been really well sign posted and the road from the reort to the lake looks new, but its stunning and well worth the 2-3 min car ride to have a look, there are also nature trails and if we had had more time I would have hired a bike to ride about on. If you have kids and have a budget you cannot go wrong here, it's just the traveling to and from 192, the theme parks and eating out that takes a little longer, as the fuel prices are so cheap in the us it was not a major factor for our family, we tended to go out for the whole day rather that return to the condo mid afternoon. So I can recomend this place highly, the only bad bit that we came across was the people in the resort reception, they were less than helpfull (our experiance) as we didnt book our condo through them it had very little impact on stay.Very happy to speak with anyone regarding this stay.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Marion Golf Hotel Kissimmee
- Lake Marion Hotel
- Lake Marion Resort Florida
- Lake Marion Golf Resort Kissimmee, Florida