Cypress Pointe Resort
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... at Stoney's bar and grill with our new room mate Jacob (a kiwi). We all went for the house special of grilled cheese, ham and fries washed down with a local beer on tap. The meal was nice and it was nice to have someone so chatty to talk to as well.
Checked out of the hostel at 7am to get a subway right to the airport. The subway in DC is annoying in some ...
... never have enough!) and went on another ridiculous walk over the top of it all, before hitting the most impressive Mayan ruins in Mexico (Palenque). Spent Christmas in the colonial town of San Christobal making some friends in the small cosy hostel where got smashed, ate Korean Curry, drank more, got a Piñata and spent Christmas dancing on the balcony before treating myself to a steak as I could not find a Turkey! More waterfalls and multicoloured lakes later, headed ...
... world, hulk,giant drop,Spider-Man stunt show. My favourite was the Hulk it had over 13 loops in it
When we got there we looked at all the spaces his and did the angry birds stu.ff and went on a bus to see a rocket lunch but it had a gas leak so it dident take of ...
Today we got up early to get to the opening of Epcot. You don't get as much of the Disney feel here straight away but there's aspect of Disney hidden in everything. At each park there is an icon that represents it, at magic kingdom it was the castle and here it is a giant space ball. We went on a few rides including soarin- parasailing over California, a rocket launch simulator, ...
After dinner yesterday I ordered our tickets for Universal Orlando on the internet. That ended up causing problems, but more on that later.
We went to Universal Orlando this morning. It was only about 12 miles from where we stayed. We arrived right at 09:00, opening time. Because we arrived when we did we were able to park fairly close. That ended up not making a great deal of difference; we walked a ton!
Leaving the parking garage ...
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Avoid at all costs
Could not believe how poor this supposedly 4 star resort is! Rightaway on opening the unit door I knew it was going to be bad as the smell inside was really awful and it stayed for all 3 nights----When I complained at reception all they could suggest was a scented room spray! The enclosed tiny balcony made us feel as if we were imprisoned Add to this the general poor quality furnishings and linens,the very unhelpful reception staff---definitely a disaster. There is a wealth of top class accommodation in this area so take my advice,go anywhere but here!!!
Great place to stay
We stayed in Phase II, Grand Villas, 2 bedroom condo from 10/7/03 til 10/15/03. Overall, this was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it.My check-in and check-out were effortless. The condo was spacious and very clean. I have stayed in numerous condos and here are some high points that made this one a little nicer: the bed and pillows were comfortable; the jacuzzi in the master bath was large and modern and a welcome sight after a long day at theme parks; the big screen TV in the den was great; the kitchen was well-stocked with cooking supplies; a few amenities were included such as soap, shampoo, a box of laundry detergent and dishwashing supplies; there were plenty of towels for 4 people including 4 towels specifically for the pool; the pool was very clean and well cared for; the balcony was completely screened so you could enjoy it bug-free; it's just a short drive to Downtown Disney and just a little farther to the theme parks.Here are just a few negative things I noticed and I really have to think hard to even come up with them: there is no door from the master bedroom to the bathroom so you have to take a bath in full view of anyone in the bedroom (toilet is in a separate room); the sheets were too small for the king size bed so they kept coming off in the night (a pet peeve of mine for hotels); maid service is provided free of charge only on the last day of your stay (I thought this was odd -- the middle of the stay would make more sense). I hate to even mention these things since they're so picky but I enjoy reading these reviews and the more specific the better so I'm just trying to provide an overall view of what I experienced.I have a couple of tips if you're staying here. Check hotelkingdom for rates if you're not doing a timeshare. They had a much lower rate than any of the ones you'll see advertised here. Ask for a room on the top floor. There is loud music playing around the pool and people are out swimming until late in the evening and I think it would have been annoying if we had been any lower (we were on the 5th floor); there is major road construction going on in this area so allow extra time in the mornings to get anywhere. Towels are provided next to the turtle pool (in Phase II) but not at the volcano pool (Phase I). Of course, they've provided towels in the condo but extras are always nice. The convenience store on-site has a little of everything that they'll deliver free of charge to your room. The prices are sky high so, if you have a car, you may want to drive the 1/2 mile to the Winn-Dixie for groceries. They also sell pizza but we didn't try it during our stay.I don't know when I'll be able to afford another trip to Orlando again but I will definitely stay here if their rates are still as competitive as they were this time. I don't think it could have been any better for the price (I paid $88.00 per night).
We Had a Wonderful Time
My husband and I just stayed at Cypress Pointe (Phase II Grandvillas) in a 2-bedroom from 13 20 September 2003 and had a wonderful time. Our favorite parts of the villa was the large screen tv in the living room, the Jacuzzi tub in the master bath (I need to get me one of these at home), the screened balcony, and the convenience of a full kitchen and washer/dryer combo. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our check-in and check-out only took a couple of minutes each. We did get some noise from the pool area, but thats the price you pay for a room overlooking a pool (we personally love the close proximity to the pool). Overall, we had a great time and would go back again. I would also recommend Cypress Pointe to friends.
Truly dont listen to the bad reviews
we stayed at cypress pointe,orlando,08-01-03,myself,husband and two sons who are both teenagers, we had a two bedroom villa which was excellent, the boys loved the massive tv, outdoor activities we also rate excellent, loads to do for everyone. we had a minor problem with one of the patio doors, after a short phone call, and a visit from matinence, 15 minutes later problem was solved.as keen golfers, it was also a welcome change to have a round of golf and t-times arranged by the hotel staff. this was our fourth visit to florida, our first to cypress pointe, it will now be our first choice for luxury and closeness to all the theme parks. campbell family belfast ireland.
A GREAT RESORT
Just got back from sunterra-cypress pointe (phase II - grandvillas) The resort and ROOMS were great. After reading some of the reviews i was getting a little scared of what to expect. I left the family (wife, two kids and mother inlaw) at disney mid-day to check in to the resort and see what i was getting into, well after getting my room key and opening the door to our 3-bedroom unit i could not beleave how spacious and luxurious this was. It"s true the one bedroom unit alone is small and not really for a family but it was perfect for my mother inlaw,now the two-bedroom main suite you cannot ask for better,large screen tv in the living room,dinning room table,large full size kitchen,kids room with twin beds,master bedroom with tub for two. I will be looking next year to stay at the same resort no need to look anywhere else.I just wish i had more time to enjoy the resort and lay by the pool a couple of days, the theme parks wipe you out every day.
stayed in a two bedroom apartment even though it was only me and my husband, the apartment was brilliant could not of wanted more, location was brilliant, staff was great, would go back any time. i am a fussy traveller but this was great
Been there, going back, if we're lucky!
We stayed here from 7/8/03-7/28/03. Great location was a couple miles from Downtown Disney. We rented the 3 bedroom unit (actually 2 units, one is a lockout that can be rented separately as a studio). Yes, it was noisy at times. What hotel isn't with families? The toilet was "in the open." This didn't bother us. We had the "self-contained" bathroom in the 2 bedroom unit, if desired.
It was great to have 3 full bathrooms for 5 people. Actually, 5 people could shower or bathe at the same time. It made it much faster for us to get out the door in the mornings.
My kids loved the pool. The place had a big screen TV, and a well-stocked kitchen. We got a super deal worth way more than we paid.
LOVED IT THERE!
Will Never Return
Just got back from 2 nites there...will never go back again. Main problem: the toilet is not enclosed! No kidding, there you are doing your thing. This place was the noisest hotel ever. Housekeeping and other guests kept us awake at all hours. We never got clean towels.
Called the front desk. They said "sorry." We insisted that they were needed (duh) and even though they sent someone to the wrong room w/ them, we finally got them. There are many great places to stay when visiting Disney. This is not one. We will never stay here again, and would advise you to look elsewhere too.
What a Rip
Chapter 11,I got ripped off by this company, and no cash back. If you are a RCI member, BEWARE. Try another resort, take your business elswhere.
In a word: WOW! My family and I are Disney World fanatics. We have been to Orlando 30 to 40 times, and rented motels, hotels, homes, resorts,& condos both on Disney property and off. This place blows them all away! Affordable, New, Clean, SPACIOUS, Courteous, Excellent pools! Resturants close, Grocery next door, Shopping plentiful, Disney (MOST important)-mere yards away. Honestly less than 1 mile to Disney village! There is'nt anywhere around Disney you'll get more for your money, I promise you. Believe me I search long and hard for the perfect place each time we go on vacation.(yes I'm a bit frugal) I'll never search again in Orlando.