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Paradise Lakes Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Land O Lakes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

It's been a few years since we visited here, but we truly loved it. We stayed in a very nice condo there for the week and felt right at home. Everyone is friendly & it's a very comfortable setting for regulars or newbies. Lot's to do & plenty of room ..... not at all crowded.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

The staff at Paradise Lakes were pleasant during our visit, but the facility itself is run down and in poor condition. Our room had no hot water for the first day we were there, and the phone never worked. The tv is a joke--tiny and with poor sound quality. The "nightclub" is nothing more than a rustic bar with music, certainly not a location to attract people who desire an upscale evening. The food options were limited and, to say the least, basic. The wine selections were limited to merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and white. Period. We ordered gin and tonics in the Key West bar/restaurant one night, and they had almost no alcohol. The supposed gin bottle clearly had been watered down.

Room Tip: We had the most expensive room in the place, and it was still tiny and unpleasant.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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24  Thank SoBeRetired
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Terrible old motel style rooms. A small TV from the '70s. No refrigerator, no closet to hang cloths, no hair dryer, no maid service, no safe. An old fashioned window style air conditioner that roared off and on all night. The resort nickel and dimes you on every possible opportunity. A towel for the beach is $5 per day for each towel with a $40 deposit for each towel. Even though we returned the towels we had to ask for the $80 deposit to be taken off. The food in both restaurants is atrocious.
Breakfast of eggs and bacon is served in a styrofoam To Go box even in the restaurant. At dinner they served a well done rib eye for rare. I asked for a recook and got a med well. Disgusting especially as everything is 5 star prices in a 1 star motel.
If you like naked geriatrics and morbidly obese people of 350 lbs plus, this is the place for you, as the majority of the guests fall in one of these categories. Oh, and don't dare to try to bring in any liquor as they will charge your credit card $300 for each bottle.

Room Tip: There are none. I paid extra for a deluxe room, so I would hate to see a standard room.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed for 4 nights, 2 nights I was the only person in the hotel, The room was clean and the girl who cleaned it was very nice, The room had blinds the did not work, had a light out side the door so bright it was like daylight in the room, also has music for the pool area that plays untill the bar closes at 1 or 2 in the morning, could not sleep due the the noise, management does not care, when you pay 200.00 a night for a room you want quiet when you retire for the evening, No pop machines on the property if you want a drink must be purchased at the bar, one bartender was good, the other one never says a word just looks at you, One young lady named candy was very nice at the bar . I It seems like the hotel guests are a burden to the resort. They seem to cater to the members, who don't seem to spend money at the resort. They need to offer summer season specials to fill the room .

Room Tip: All ablut the same
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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17  Thank tom r
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Visit often and stay overnight. I understand check in times as I am a frequent travler and my wife works in hospitality, when we arrive at 12 or 1 I'm after a two hour drive it would be nice to check in earlier. Wouldn't it be customer friendly for front desk to be in communication with housekeeping consistently to see if a room is available earlier. After all they typically are just standing around way.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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11  Thank Mikepetej
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We just spent a week there and overall had a good experience. The employees range from excellent to rude with most being on the positive side. The pools are clean and the room we had was also clean and comfortable. They have a problem figuring out the music...every day except the last day they played 'current top 40' Sirius and that would have been great if all of the guests were 13 year-olds. But since most all of the guests were over 70, this was not a smart idea. Also the music played until 1:30 AM. You should not play music that nobody wants to hear until way past their bedtime. It seems obvious, but evidently it isn't. Our last day they put on a country current top 40 station which was only a little better. Karaoke was from 6 to 9 PM one night, but it went past 1 AM. It was also loud and although the music was better, the participants could not sing and that made it difficult to listen to. This is a problem that could be fixed instantly without spending a dime. The food ranges from good to OK. They ran out of several food items on the weekend, including fresh strawberries.(it is strawberry season and the farms are nearby) The one price refill is a great idea and something we did every day. There is a good place to walk nude throughout the neighborhood. We only saw one alligator. He doesn't bother anyone. The exercise classes were good. There is a laid back atmosphere that allows nudists of all types to coexist. The swingers come out at the weekend evening dance parties. The day crowd is mostly 65 to 85 years old. As with most of these venues, the weekends are busy and the weekdays are very quiet. And as is often the case, allowing single men skews the gender balance. Fortunately, enough couples come to make it tolerable. If there is a niche that Paradise has found, it is 70 to 80 year-olds that like to party naked. The new owner is trying to make things better and the effort is visible. Try it for yourself, don't just take our word for it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank CRB7291
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

beautiful rustic place very warm and welcoming ive stayed a few time in the hotels each one has its own sexy touch we stayed in the star light room very dreamy and well lets just say very hot night if you know what i mean ... its a really great week end spot ! the week days its a bit slow but the week end is my kind of place live band that was pool side was awesome and the place just comes alive at night ... lots of never before seen stuff going on at night !! but it sure marked a few things off our bucket list ... great place to meet new people were coming back for the summer for sure .

Room Tip: bottom floor over looking the pools and bar 4100 building is a bit away from the live band if your n...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Paradise Lakes Resort

Address: 2001 Paradise Lakes Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL 33558-5426
Region: United States > Florida > Land O Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Land O Lakes
Price Range: £111 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Lakes Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel, Resort & Spa...We have over 100 hotel rooms; many of them are situated poolside, an upscale restaurant, a rocking nightclub, our Key West Bar at poolside, a fitness center with a gym. a day spa & a boutique featuring the hottest in clubwear, an RV park, tennis, sand volleyball, water volleyball, hot tubs, a heated conversation pool and huge all-season pool. ... more   less 
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