Ocean Landings Resort
Travel Blogs from Cocoa Beach
Next stop the pharmacy to get the drugs and Gav went to a barber shop to get his haircut. Then back to the Condo to have leftover pizza for lunch, then we hit the beach for the afternoon. So beautiful and we had a little section of the beach to ourselves - our own little piece of paradise! See attached pic.
Sunning ourselves and swimming was ...
Ok… I may have said in the last post we were off to St Augustine's… I got ahead of myself by one day… first stop was Cocoa Beach… Cocoa Beach is home to Kelly Slater and the worlds biggest surf shop (or so Jack says)… We got into Cocoa Beach mid afternoon… it was a beautiful afternoon just to relax and recuperate after Miami… ...
... it seems most of the world is organised by rules put into place by the Americans but when it
comes to home, these rules don't apply. We were finger printed as we left Nairobi airport – CSPB's conspiracy theory - a data collecting ploy for the Yanks. After all of this, on entry at Orlando airport we stood quaking – would they let us in? we were waved through,
no inspections, questions and threats for deportation....
Well here we are on the last day of our cruise. it's been fun, but I'm ready to be home and sleep in my own bed that stays still. I had to run to the store on ship last night to get Dramamine. The seas have been a little rougher the last 2 days.
During the cruise we've had to make unscheduled stops twice due to severe medical emergencies. The first was the other day at St Thomas. We were out of port for about 30 minutes and had to return to disembark a passenger with ...
... m discovering that an itinerary is not set in cement and tweaking is always inevitable, sometimes big changes like reslotting of a day has to happen. Flexibility is a must, a control freak would've lost it by now.
These are big days we are undertaking but the kids are wearing it well as they are falling asleep while Papa Bear drives into the night. Mama Bear co-pilots and there has been plenty of words exchanged…. not all pleasant. Methinks Papa Bear ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Landings Resort Cocoa Beach
Friendly and helpful staff, but...
I really have to agree with some of the other user reviews.
This is not a resort, but more like a motel. Our room in building A was OK for the price, had a fridge, micro-wave and a coffee-maker (all in the bathroom / restroom...) but also a nice DVD-player.
We do not demand very much from house-keeping and Yes they made our beds, but we soon found out just how dirty the dark green carpet was. Our bare feet turned black! Of course I have had the same experience in other motels (however they seldom have been labeled Resort...).
Location is great, so is the beach and, as i mentioned, we also liked the staff in the main lobby.
It is very important to know which building type you are in, to know what to expect from this place. Buildings 'C' and 'D' are ocean front condos (Caribbean and Dream Buildings). The remaining buildings are basically converted motel units in the middle of the complex - without a view of the ocean. This review will be based on our experience in the condo unit.
The man in the main lobby was very nice, we also appriciated the security guards on site. Friendly pool staff as well.
Went to FL for Disney and then a beach break. Initial reservations in Cocoa Beach were for Holiday Inn but the reviews scarred me. Ended up choosing Ocean Landings. Hard to find pics of the "resort" because they'd probably scare you off if you're a 4 or 5 star resort person. Pulled up to the front entrance and saw the 1 story rooms behind it with the air conditioners sticking out of the windows so we drove around back and parked to take a walk. The one story buildings appear very old and run down. I really hate to say it, because it's not, but the single story units really looked to us like a roach motel. There are 2 five story buildings way in the back. We walked to check out the beach. Those 5 story buildings are not attractive either but I read that they were all renovated in 2000. Also spoke with a guest who said they they're nice.
Just returned from Spring Break 2004, had no reservations and walked in to check on availability and they were able to get us in. This place is better than the HILTON. Truly is an Oceanfront Location. Room was incredible. Everyting was beautiful and clean. I wouldn't stay anywhere else again in Orlando!!!
We spent week 52 in 2003 at this resort and loved it. The Ocean View room was wonderful. It is located close to everything you need. We are going again this year.
Great resort, beautiful beach.
This is a very convenient resort with many amenities offered. There are many great restaurants nearby and the beach is very safe and nice. I own 2 weeks of timesharing there, one in the spring and one in October. Less crowds then, but still the weather is nice.
Wonderfull, 2nd year now & ready for year 3 ! Highly recommended.
Great place, location & service. Priced just right. Will go back at any opportunity !
My 1st time there
Just spent my first week at Ocean Landings and I was very pleased.
Activities are offered everyday for both adults and kids, including arts & crafts, live animals and more. The beach is HUGE and uncrowded, at least when I was there (Aug 17-23). The staff is the nicest I've seen and I used to travel for a living. Comedy club on site offers a great show. Gregory's restaurant is excelent. This isn't the fanciest or newest timeshare around, but it also isn't as expensive as others.
Cocoa Beach offered some great seafood all week long. Plus, the deli accross the street delivers to your room. Can't wait to go back next year.
We have owned a time share at Ocean Landings for 15 years. We love it. And, it is centerally located to all the attractions in centeral FL. We can sit on our balcony and watch the "shoots" from Cape C. We sit on our balcony and watch the ocean and really enjoy that, too. Lots of nice golf courses close by. Well kept property.