Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area
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... a help but the Americans wouldn't have any of it when I told them! I stepped up to the plate to bat and got abuse for holding the bat like a cricket bat, but they were quite pleased as I launched one in to the outfield, then even more pleased as I was run out because no one had explained I had to be touching the base, and not past it, to be in. After that we played some real sport in the form of a game of footy. Unfortunately, only the British guys had actually ...
... quickly. The tour lasted about two and a half hours including training time and has whet our appetite to Segway some more.
After lunch we explored the Disneyworld area via its public transport options. We caught the ferry across to Contemporary Resort which is next door to Magic Kingdom. This complex has a monorail which travels right through the centre of the building ...
... another ending as they claimed there were 50. We were very disappointed however to have the exact same ride 2 days later, so much for 50 different versions!
We had nearly completed the park and were starting to feel a bit hungry. Ollie wanted to try out a food place in Downtown Disney that he had read good reviews about called The Earl of Sandwich, so we headed there for one last time. The Earl of Sandwich as the name suggests is a sandwich restaurant that is based on ...
... the grounds. Oh my, it looks like the South Pacific with all the flora and fauna including many little friendly lizards. The pool was wonderful looking. There were little bridges and walkways, a sandy beach with hammocks, swings and palm trees that give you a sense of paradise.
Next on the monorail we traveled to The Contemporary. It was obviously built in the 1970's. It's a huge and in my opinion, ugly building with tacky murals on the inside. ...
... tracking all my meals, purchases, comings and goings to our room and park entrances, they are going to know exactly what I did when. Useful perhaps for planning purposes but there is a definite feeling that this is perhaps too much information to give to a huge multi-national company.
I have often thought that Big Brother may really exist, but I never realised he was a mouse.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area Kissimmee
Bon hôtel pour les parcs Disney
Nous y avons passé une nuit pour 63 $ avec AAA. Le personnel est serviable et les rénovations récentes du bâtiment et des jardins ont été bien faites. Les chambres ont des balcons. Les matelas sont neufs et les draps sont des draps-housses. Il y a de nombreux restaurants dans le coin et par rapport aux parcs Disney l'emplacement est pratique.
Good hotel for off WDW stay
Stayed one night with a $63 AAA rate. Helpfull staff, recent revovations to building and grounds well done. Rooms have balconies. New mattresses with fitted sheets. Numerous restaurants nearby and very convenient to Disney Parks.
A very nice Hotel for Disney vistors
We booked this hotel through Priceline hoping it won't be that great. But once we arrived there, it was amazing. We received a Corner Room with king bed, fridge, micro-oven, Sofa set. Room was beautiful even though the bathroom was pretty small (no big deal). They have a nice pool, beautiful lobby, workers were nice. It is very close to Disney world parks and downtown Disney. Plus, there are several fast food, casual, fine restaurants. McD, KFC, Benngins, Pizza Hut, Checkers, Windey's, Subway, and much more just walking distance from the hotel.
Hotel also has complementary shuttle to Magical Kingdom and Epcot, but we only used it two days (in our 7 days Disney). The shuttle guy was unreliable in showing up on time. It took an hour to get from hotel to park and another hour to get back; which was a waste of time. So we drove to Disney, which only took 7-10 minutes.
We highly recommend this hotel for any of your Orlando travel needs.
D & S
Hôtel très sympa pour les amateurs de Disney
Nous avons réservé dans cet hôtel par le biais de Priceline en pensant que ce ne serait pas extra. Mais quand nous sommes arrivés, quelle surprise !
On nous a donné une chambre d'angle avec très grand lit, réfrigérateur, four à micro-ondes, sofa. La chambre était belle, mais la salle de bain assez petite (pas bien grave).
Il y a une jolie piscine, un très beau hall et les employés sont très gentils. C'est tout près des parcs de Disneyworld et de Downtown Disney. Il y a aussi plusieurs fast-foods, des restaurants bon enfant ou raffinés, un McDonald's, un KFC, un Benngins, Pizza Hut, Checkers, Windey's, Subway et bien d'autres à proximité de l'hôtel.
On peut prendre une navette gratuite à l'hôtel pour aller au Magical Kingdom et à Epcot, mais nous ne l'avons prise que deux jours (sur les sept), parce que le conducteur n'était pas ponctuel. Il a fallu une heure pour y arriver et une autre pour rentrer ; une perte de temps. Nous y sommes donc allés en voiture, ce qui ne nous a pris que 7-10 minutes.
Nous vous conseillons totalement cet hôtel si vous devez aller à Orlando.
D & S
EXC. Hotel--Give the newly renovated Holiday Inn a chance (formerly Travelodge)
Just got back from a one night stay at the Holiday Inn Maingate. Needed a hotel for one night while traveling north from Miami. Found a coupon for $45.99 in one of those travel booklets found at the rest areas on the Florida turnpike. Was skeptical, because I remembered this hotel as the Travelodge, and thought it looked kind of run down when I had seen it on previous trips to WDW. We'd never stayed there, and lately have been staying onsite at WDW at one of the "value" All-Star resorts.
Thought I'd give it a chance, given than the coupon was pretty reasonable. I went into the lobby to get a feel for the hotel and was really, really pleased. Based on my impression of the lobby, I took a chance on a room. The checkin person said that they only had a "kid's suite" available using the coupon, so I took the room right away.
My mom and toddler were traveling with me, and we were all very happy with how the entire hotel looked. The lobby looks great, the elevators and hallways were nicely remodeled, and our room was excellent! We had a queen with two bunk beds, and the room came with two televisions and a fridge. The bathroom was a bit small, but was super nice and very clean. We had a street view room on the 3rd floor (1307) and I would highly recommend requesting this side, as it offers the best view, in my opinion.
The bad reviews and candid photos on this site are for this hotel when it was a Travelodge. I urge you to try this hotel now that it is a completely renovated Holiday Inn. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, though we will probably continue to stay onsite at WDW so that we can fully experience the "magic" of WDW!!! Honestly, our room at the Holiday Inn was much nicer and a little bigger (and had a fridge to boot) than those at the value or even the moderate resorts onsite at WDW.
Ce Holiday Inn nous a impressionnés
Ce Holiday Inn vient d'être rénové et notre chambre était incroyable (à mon avis, les critiques négatives concernant cet hôtel datent d'avant la rénovation). Il y avait un coin séjour avec un divan, un fauteuil et une table basse, et un lit King size. La décoration était par ailleurs très jolie. Le Magic Kingdom et Downtown Disney ne sont pas loin en voiture. Nous avons payé 50 dollars par nuit avec Priceline et cela les valait bien !
Impressed by this Holiday Inn
This Holiday Inn has just been renovated and our room was amazing. (I'm thinking that the negative reviews this hotel received were before the renovation) There was a living area with a couch, seat, and coffee table along with the King size bed. Very nicely decorated as well. And a quick drive from the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney. We paid $50/night from Priceline and it was well worth it!
Great hotel, great price, great location to visit Orlando attractions!
My family of 4 stayed here for a quick trip to Disney area. I got the room & rate from Priceline which I thought was a good deal. After looking at pictures & reviews, I was very apprehensive, but upon checking in - I found that it was great. We had a room with a Queen bed & a set of bunks. The kids thought that was great. We ate at the hotel restaurant for breakfast & it was a little pricey ($25 for 2, since kids "eat free"). We took off for the Magic Kingdom at 8:15, got there at 8:30am & were at the park all day until close. The hotel was very nice, clean, and convenient to many attractions & restaurants. I would definitely recommend it & I would stay there again.
Nice stay in a newly remodeled room
Got a reasonable room through Priceline -- was a little hesitant about the stay given some of the reviews. We got a freshly remodeled room with a comfortable bed and it was great! Only downside was it overlooked the satellite dish for the hotel, but can't complain given we were going for a cheap but comfy place to sleep between theme parks. Lobby and pool areas clean/comfy as well.
Séjour agréable dans une chambre qui venait d'être remise à neuf
J'ai trouvé une chambre à un prix raisonnable avec Priceline, même si j'hésitais un peu à cause de certains commentaires. On nous a attribué une chambre qui venait d'être remise à neuf, le lit était confortable et c'était fantastique ! Le seul problème c'est que notre fenêtre donnait sur l'antenne parabolique de l'hôtel, mais je ne peux pas me plaindre vu que ce que je cherchais c'était un hôtel économique mais confortable où aller dormir entre deux parcs à thème. Le hall et la piscine étaient eux aussi propres et confortables.