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“So close to Downtown Disney and everything else!”

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Grande Villas Resort
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The one bedroom units are glorified efficiency units...yes, there is a full kitchen minus a dishwasher, but the sofabed is in the kitchen. The description on the Diamond Resorts website is correct, but the unit is perfect for a single or a couple. I traveled with a friend who knew she would be occupying the kitchen sofa. Funny thing...IT WORKED! The bathroom is huge and has two sinks, plenty of towels and storage. Storage for the guest occupying the kitchen is sparse. It was manageable. I am a Diamond owner but had been coming to this resort for many years through Getaways with Interval International and other discount booking sites. I love the convenience store located near the Turtle pool....lots of options for poolside eating and relatively inexpensive. The store will deliver to the villas if you like. Best location...you could walk to the Winn Dixie and a different restaurant every night if you chose to forego renting a car. Only disappointment was that when they renovated the poolside restrooms, they made them completely handicapped accessible but removed the shower which was nice to have when you had a late flight home. I have to say that they offered to see if they could find me a unit to use where the guests were arriving late in the day, but I declined. I appreciated the gesture, but thought it was too much trouble for everyone concerned. My stay was for two weeks and they gave me fresh towels and emptied trash midweek. A full cleaning was done after one week. I am already planning my 2015 stay. A word of caution....if you are accustomed to Marriott Resorts, you will be disappointed...this resort is older, has been through many different managements and Diamond is working on refurbishing the two bedroom units....but it will take time...the people and the location are wonderful....there are elevators at Grande Villas but not at the neighboring resort called Cypress Pointe...do not get them confused, you can use both facilities but Grande Villas is a Diamond Resort and Cypress Pointe in not. I asked for a high floor and to be near the Turtle pool and both requests were honored.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Erlandsdottir
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

We are pleased to read that you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here at Grande Villas Resort and that the appointment and size of your apartment was to your satisfaction. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment and issues like ones listed by you will not be a problem for much longer, however, we are of course sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced. We are glad to learn that you do intend to visit us in the future and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had a wonderful week at the Grande Villas. We were in Building F 4th floor poolk side. We had the entire 3 bedroom unit. It was extremely well manitained. We were welcomed at check in by the concierge. We have owned for almost 20 years but this is the first time we just hung arounf the pool. It is great and the snow birds were so much fun. Best location around. Check out Johnnies Hideway and Sea Dogs.

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3  Thank Elliot225
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We loved the activities here, especially all the aqua aerobic classes, the ice cream socials and the free mini golf! The staff were awesome and friendly. We stayed in porpoise cay bldg and we loved our 2 bedroom timeshare! A great week and close to downtown Disney!

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2  Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We are Diamond Resort owners and travel often. Of the MANY timeshare resorts we have stayed at, the Grande Villas are by far the nicest. Exceptionally clean, comfortable accommodations with up-dated decor, kitchens with granite and full size appliances, flat screen televisions and great amenities. We have a large family and having plenty of space and bathrooms as well as full kitchen enhances our vacations. We have brought extended family, to the Grande Villas, and everyone has been impressed and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For those complaining of out dated decor, I can't imagine that they stayed at the Grande Villas. What they describe sounds more like the units at Cypress Pointe which is across the road and also affiliated with Diamond Resorts. I would not hesitate to recommend the Grande Villas!

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4  Thank AlissaRN1
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The bathrooms are huge, the kitchens are stocked with everything you'll need. Don't forget you have an oven to make pizza if you like . Gas grills, fun stuff like ice cream socials for the kids . The on-site store is awesome with tons of stuff for a reasonable price. ($10 cheese pizza). Beer and subs too. Free laundry. You will live this place!

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7  Thank Soccermommy72
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Perfect location near everything. We really enjoyed our stay here. Room was clean and comfortable. Resort amenities were well maintained. Parking was easy and included. Staff were very helpful. Really enjoyed this hotel. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed: March 2014
10  Thank Sanden M
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts in regard to your recent stay here at Grande Villas Resort. We were very pleased to read that our accommodations, amenities, customer service, and location met, if not exceeded, your expectations. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We have just stayed here for 10 days and I must say this accamadation is very dated the shower was the worse I have ever used the water just comes a bit where it is really lime scaled we should of complained but as we was not in there much never got round to it I must say though the rooms are very clean could not fault at all the Cooker though I never used it only to boil the kettle seemed like it was on 3legs wobbled all over no satellite tv non working lamps in living room and bedroom I would not stay here again as said in another review the pool near us was turtle pool cold quiet my grandson was told of because he jumped in the pool by one of the guest who was sunbathing right on the edge and did not want to get wet I mean it's a pool.....

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4  Thank 1963debbie
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diamondresorts, Manager at Grande Villas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you for voicing your concerns. We are grateful for your feedback as well as your patronage, and will use your constructive comments as a means to improve our overall performance. At Grande Villas Resort, we understand that no one wishes to have their vacation tarnished by accommodations and amenities less than anticipated and have begun taking the appropriate steps to correct the issues described by you. This is the first year of our multi-year refurbishment project and we know you will be pleased with our improvements to the resort if you choose to visit us again in the future.

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Address: 12118 Turtle Cay Circle, Orlando, FL 32836-6400
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Orlando
Price Range: £63 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Villas Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When it comes to deluxe accommodations for the whole family to enjoy, what area could possibly be better than Orlando, Florida? Avoid the hustle and bustle of traffic and overcrowded streets by refusing to settle for anything other than Grande Villas Resort. Here you will find relaxation and tranquility, all while giving yourself the pampering you and your family deserve. ... more   less 
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