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Avanti International Resort
Ranked #85 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Iver, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great value for money hotel on I-Drive”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Great hotel. Refurbished approx 8 months ago and rooms are modern and clean. Pool area is great, only suggestion here would be slightly more sun umbrellas as they are scarce. Pam behind the bar is fantastic, a real asset to the hotel. Other bar staff depended on mood you go them in! Other hotel staff all very polite and efficient, problem with blind fixed within an hour. Found it interesting all the beds were being changed during our stay, apparently because people had complained on trip advisor that they were too noisy! Can't say we noticed this in the two nights we were there before we got the nice new beds! Great position on I-Drive. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

Room Tip: Avoid back block which faces onto the I-4
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We truly appreciate the wonderful review, Caroline! Thank you for taking the time to comment on how attentive and helpful you found our team to be during your stay. We are glad that you enjoyed the cleanliness as well as the modern touches in your room. We appreciate you for mentioning the bedframes. You are right, we are in the process of replacing the bedframes in all of our rooms. Here at the Avanti, we value the comments of our guests and we use this feedback when considering changes to the resort. We are grateful for your recommendation and we are happy that you will stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next vacation to Orlando!
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

For the price it's a good value! Had a great stay with the kids, checked in Thursday with Alexander who was great, friendly, accommodating!! Pool was fun and very clean!! Only issue was the room and bathroom were much smaller than I expected! But that is the only downfall!! The staff and cleanliness make up for that!! We had a great time! Cafe, bar pool area all the staff was so nice and helpful! We felt safe and welcomed!! Checked out Saturday with Melissa. In and out... Great people!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
It is wonderful to know that our great value and excellent guest service contributed to a pleasant stay. We appreciate you for mentioning all the team members who made your stay so worthwhile. We are pleased that you and your family had a fun time enjoying our spacious pool and waterscape playground. Thank you for mentioning how safe and welcomed you felt throughout your stay with us. Here at the Avanti, the safety and security of all our guests are extremely important to us and we consider this as a main priority. We are thrilled that you will visit us again and we look forward to serving you on your return!
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Parrish, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Stayed over the weekend for a trip to Disney and love this hotel. It's close to Disney and tons of Restaurants, mini golf, and shopping in walking distance. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. There is a large pool, hot tub, game room and cafe perfect after a long day at Disney. Thank you Avanti staff for a great stay!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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2 Thank Jb1229
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for choosing our resort as part of your Disney weekend getaway. It is fantastic to hear that you loved our resort! We are thrilled that our resort amenities and location were perfect for your vacation needs. On behalf of our entire team, we would like you to know that it was our great pleasure to serve you and your family throughout your stay with us. We hope that your wonderful experience will motivate you to revisit us for your next escape to Orlando!
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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Overall very good pool, rooms decent and spacious (apart from bathroom on the small side) reception area smart and modern toilets spotless,Right in the heart of International Drive close to everything (Dennys across road). Shuttle buses to parks very well organised and run on time every time (ticket required from reception),.Pool view rooms are better as away from noise of the motorway that runs behind the hotel.Only downside was pool side cafe seemed unable to cope at busy times ! but dont let that put you off would stay again. Stayed 19-5-14 - 2-6-14

Room Tip: Ask for pool view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Colleen H
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Colleen, we would like to thank you for sharing your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful pool and our perfect location on International drive. You are right, we are located right across from Denny’s, besides Denny’s there are numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance from our resort as well. It is excellent to know that you enjoyed the convenience of our shuttle service to the theme parks. Hopefully, you had the chance to visit all the popular theme parks in Orlando. Thank you once again for making us a part of your holiday and we look forward to having you as our guest again!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I literally walked into my room and had to unplug the fridge and some sort of air compression unit under the sink because it sounded like someone was mowing the lawn. The same was true if you opted to turn on the bathroom light. I mean, you think I am kidding but actually I am downplaying the extremity of it all.

My room was also quite LITERALLY on the freeway. Not that I wanted to enjoy that view, but the option to open my blind for light was not even available because the windows open up onto the common corridor. If I wanted that much exposure, I could just lay down the hallway - it would be about the same.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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4 Thank steph_joann
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our usual standards. The dehumidifiers are an amenity that has been added to the room in order to improve the guest stay, as it provides relief from the high humidity of the Florida climate. We also apologize that the refrigerator and bathroom fan were not operating as normal. We encourage guests to contact us if they are experiencing any inconvenience from these devices, as we are happy to have our engineering team address them.

One of our buildings does face the interstate and we are sorry to know that this inconvenienced your stay. In the future, please let us know and we would be happy to accommodate you in a room located in a different area of the resort based on availability. We are currently looking into more permanent solutions to address this.

We appreciate your feedback and our management team will be addressing all of these items internally with our staff. We sincerely apologize that your stay was not as great as we would have hoped. We hope that you will consider giving us another chance when you return to the Orlando area.
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Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2014

we have stayed at this hotel in the past (over a 20 yr span, and under different ownership). went to great lengths to find this hotel under its new name (called the friendlys rest. that is near lol). called reservations to get a specific type of room. guess what?? NOT a single problem getting it. arrived a little earlier than check in guess what??? NOT a problem getting our room early. The front desk, housekeeping, bartenders, cooks and anybody else we spoke with were the most helpful friendly people we met on this vacation. I will not stay anywhere else when in Orlando. rooms clean, pool clean, hot tub clean. not a bad word to say. the improvements are awesome, great place to relax and wind down or get a good nights rest for a busy day..

Room Tip: all rooms are great, they have fridges so no need to find ice, poolside is not as quiet as the back...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank barb v
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Barb, we would like to thank you for staying with us! It means so much to us that you went to so much trouble to stay with us and we truly appreciate it. It is a pleasure to hear that you were impressed with our recently renovated resort along with the superb guest service you received from our team. Just last year we completed a major renovation on our resort and we are continually upgrading our resort in order to provide the best experience possible to all our guests. Cleanliness of our resort remains as a top priority to us and we are happy that you were pleased with this. It is wonderful to know that you had a relaxing stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again for your next holiday to Orlando!
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The good....Wonderful lobby and Starbucks with the mostly friendly staff. Checkin was swift. Centrally located in the heart of iDrive. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Large rooms and tv. Rooms are very clean and fresh.

The bad... The exterior of the room buildings got over looked during the hotels refurbishment. Outdoor moldings, paint, doors, stairs are really dated. Got a premium king suite which needed better lighting in the seating area. Baths needed an upgrade. Air conditioning unit was loud.

Over all... Avanti is a very nice place to stay for guest that want a resort feel with great value. Thanks to the fantastic staff for the cozy stay. The people who worked at this resort shined from the front desk to housekeeping, just so friendly and helpful.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We appreciate you for taking the time to write a review! Thank you for commenting on the friendly service you experienced from our team. Please know that it was our pleasure to serve you throughout your stay with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our modern lobby along with the delicious Starbucks coffee served from the lobby Barista.

We would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts in regards to the exterior of the buildings. Your feedback is very valuable to us and we will be sharing your comments with our team. We apologize that the lighting in your room was not to your preferences. In the future, please don’t hesitate to let us know of your concerns as it would be our pleasure to bring you additional lighting.

Thank you once again for choosing our resort and we hope that the great value you received during your stay with us will encourage you to revisit us in the future!
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Property: Avanti International Resort
Address: 8738 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-9317
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#55 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#55 Business Hotel in Orlando
#63 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Avanti International Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 652
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a total renovation, the Avanti Resort is a shining beacon in the heart of activity and dining options on International Drive. This new resort features 652 renovated, comfortable, and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, as well as a safe. The oversized pool complex features a kids water play area, beach volleyball, and shuffleboard court. Enjoy casual dining and beverage options without leaving the resort at the Avanti Pool Bar & Grille, along with property-wide WiFi. Avanti is located within walking distance of a variety of dining and shopping, and only a short ride on our shuttle away from major theme park attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites International Drive Hotel Orlando
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Best Western International Drive
Best Western Plaza International Drive
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