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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Ranked #66 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Olrando
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“portifino bay”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Beautiful hotel we are from UK staying in Kissimmee for a fortnight and stayed at portifino bay mainly to get fast pass benefits at theme parks. Have stayed at all three proper on site hotels and portifino Definitely best royal pacific being ok and hard rock quite poor.Recommend club level as really good value compared to deluxe room

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We are happy that you enjoyed the hotel and the many benefits of staying on-site.

We appreciate you recognizing the value of our club level accommodations, which includes continental breakfast, afternoon snack, evening hors d'oeuvre and desserts.

Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to your return visit.
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Olrando
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Good hotel for universal orlando. Use the early admission and fast pass. Got to take advantage of Harry Potter soft opening and ride the park to park train. There is really no reason to go if you don't have fast pass. Although over all a very expensive vacation that left us a bit regretful that we didn't just go to Europe for not much more money. The hotel is fine it was the parks that were disappointing.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I stayed at the Loews Portifino Bay Hotel for 4 nights with a company function. Initially, I was concerned that the large property would be very hard to navigate and seemed isolated from anything on the outside world.

However, I came to enjoy the tranquillity and comforts of this great resort, especially for a company function where I could easily walk from one venue to the other and still feel like I had some personal space to enjoy the evenings.

The location has regular water-taxi service to the Universal Resort every 15 minutes, or you can take a 15 minute walk on your own to Universal.

The only negatives were some of the rooms seem just a tad dated in style, but yet were still clean and in good shape. The other negative was there is a significant charge per day to use the fitness room (simple treadmills and weight machines) which seemed unnecessary given the type of resort. Other than that, I was happy.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Once again, The Portofino Bay Hotel was outstanding. For our 30th Wedding Anniversary we wanted a great weekend, and something special. This was our choice! The rooms had also recently been refurbished and look great! (We were East Wing, 3rd floor facing the bay). Sure it costs a bit more but know what, when you consider everything....the location.... water taxi to park.... unlimited FastPass for park... Indoor Parking... it is spectacular. We will continue to return as we have done each year. I'd HIGHLY recommend this hotel if you want the best!

Room Tip: Try the East Wing facing the bay. (2nd floor+)
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Congratulazione on your 30th anniversary!
It is our pleasure to help make this kind of moment as special and memorable as possible, and we are honored we got to be a part of it. We look forward to the next opportunity we have with you to help create some more unforgettable memories. Until then, ciao for now and congratulations once again!
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in a Deluxe two queen room overlooking the kids pool from Saturday, June 21st-Thursday, June 26th. The room was spacious enough that we had a cot brought up for my 11 year old to sleep in and it was on a solid frame with a twin mattress on it. My 9 year old said that this is the best place that we have ever stayed. We all fell in love with the place when we pool hopped to this one when we stayed at the Royal Pacific for a night last year. I liked having the extra space in the bathroom and having the view of the kids pool.
A big thank you to Laura from San Jose, Ca at check in and also to her supervisor Saeed!! I used gift cards to pay for my room with and they were very patient in putting them all in and also for the room upgrade, it was so appreciated! They were very polite and had a welcoming smile.
We very much enjoyed the pools, the food and drinks poolside, at Sal's Deli, and room service. Bummed that we did not get a chance to try out Mama Della's, maybe next time. The boat service was not too long of a wait. I enjoyed looking around the shops at the resort. The kids loved the pool side movies and playing in the sand and of course the pool and the slide! I hope that we will have a chance to return. Friends of ours stayed in a garden view room on the first floor in the West Wing and were close to the boats and the kids pool. They were happy with their stay as well.
If I had one thing to say for an improvement, it would be to put in some coin operated washers and dryers. I was told that the Hard Rock has some on the 6th floor, but who really wants to lug that stuff over to another resort and back? I washed some things out in the tub and dried them out on the loungers by the pool.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing us.
We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful accommodations and our dedicated team members. As you mentioned, we do offer on-site laundry at two of our sister properties Royal Pacific and Hard Rock, and so you don’t have to lug anything too far we do offer complimentary transportation to them for your convenience. We hope to see you again soon. Until then, ciao!
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Olrando
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were only there for 4 nights but the rooms were very clean and roomy. We had to bring in a cot for one of the kids and still had plenty of room. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Easy to get to and from Universal. Quiet and peaceful place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Olrando
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Went to take advantage of being close to Universal Studios and the early entrance option. Loved all those that work there that we came in contact with. Very helpful staff, especially when we left something behind and called 3 days later to retrieve it. They had our item in storage and we were able to pick it up right away. Loved the way it is decorated and the water taxi to the parks. Worth the money!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests experience a stay that is truly fantastic! I will be sure to share your comments with our team members.

We are glad to hear you took full advantage of the benefits of staying on-site, including early park admission.

Also happy to hear that we were able to help you find an item that you left behind.

We hope to welcome you back on a future visit!
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Property: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819-7880
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#16 Green Hotel in Orlando
#26 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#45 Business Hotel in Orlando
#54 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#80 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 750
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita-the sweet life. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more   less 
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