Rosen Shingle Creek
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Terrible! Found blood in every room. Rooms found hair. Bellboys don't help. Things don't work. Pads left in our room! DISGUSTING
The day was warm and clear -- attended a few sessions and managed to talk another walk around the Shingle Creek Nature Trail.
In the evening, a colleague and I went to the Morse Museum of American Art to see the Tiffany glass -- I particularly wanted to see the Tiffany windows they had on display. Although the windows were limited, they …
Had two presentations today -- one went very well; the other just okay. But I only take part of the blame for the second one.
Did manage to get out for a brief walk around Shingle Creek Nature Trail today -- it's about a mile and a quarter -- one leaves the hotel, crosses the golf course, then walks through the cypress trees and glade to …
After checking in for the conference, and determining there was nothing I needed to do until late afternoon, I decided to go sight-seeing. Wanting to avoid all the Attractions, I got in my car and started driving ... then pulled out the Where magazine to find Things to Do. A place called "Bok Tower and Gardens" caught my eye. My smartphone led me …
It was a long day, but at least I was able to walk nearly four and a half miles around Concourse B at the Denver Airport (back and forth and back and forth and back and forth) ... and learn about all the conspiracy theories surrounding the Denver Airport. Like it is a hiding place for aliens. And the New World Order plans to launch genocide from …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando
"state of the art fitness center"
Overall the hotel is beautiful and the food is really great. What I am most disappointed in is what they call the 'state of the art fitness center". It is small in comparison to other hotels the host conventions and meetings. Plus they charge you $10 a day as a GUEST which not to mention is neither listed on their website as of 9/29/06 nor is it listed in the guest services book in the rooms.The TV is as complicated as it can be and my key never worked in which every time I got a new one then my roomates key wouldnt work. Overall we changed keys 4 times in 3 days. Water pressure in the showers is a little soft. I think that as a new hotel they have some kinks to work out. On a plus the beds are THE most comfortable!
I wanted to inform you of the worst experience I have ever had at any hotel or resort. Recently, my wife and I had the misfortune of staying at your newest resort, Shingle Creek. I had booked our reservation about two months in advance in anticipation for the grand opening on Sept. 9, 2006. My wife and I were excited because we were going to be celebrating our one year anniversary at a plush brand new resort. On the contrary, it turned out to be one of most horrible hotel experiences either of us have ever had.
I have to admit I nearly considered cancelling our reservation for Saturday Sept 23rd at the newly opened Rosen Shingle Resort based on the poor reviews given. It ended up we were really glad we went. We were pleasantly surprised by the attentive service and lavishly appointed rooms. Just make sure that they assign the room you book when you check in. We had a King reservation and were first sent to a Queen room. By the time I called guest services to ask for the King room we had reserved, the bellman was at the door with our bags and we were immediately escorted to a King room.
We stayed at the Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando,FL Sept 20 and 21st, 2006. As FL residents we were looking for a bargain and found it online for a few days R&R to the Disney Parks. As a new hotel there is some work still being done mostly outside. We were greeted with a smile by the valet car attendents who were happy to help with a vehicle and luggage. Checking in, due to a hyphenated last name was a little tricky, that could use some work, but was fixed in about 10 minutes. The room on the 5th floor was a hike from the elevator, but well worth the walk. The view was the golf course and the sunrise.,both lovely. The beds were very comfortable and the linens first rate...wonderful Egyptian cotton. The magnifying mirror in the bathroom was a nice surprise, as any woman over 45 will tell you. The flat screen TV was the man thing, and he enjoyed it. The only restaurant we used was the 24 hour market, a very nice idea at 11pm. The hot tub and pool are open until midnight and a welcome feeling after a long day at the Mouse House. All in all, a very nice stay, and well worth the hike...Go back ??? you bet...
I have to say when I came to the site to post my experience at the beautiful new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, I was more than stunned at the rediculously horrible reviews this resort is receiving! I don't know where these people were staying, but it certainly doesn't seem like it was the Rosen Shingle Creek! I stayed on Grand Opening night. Being familiar with the Rosen hospitality I have received at other properties and very fond of the personal interest Mr. Rosen takes in our community, I thought it would be a nice getaway and fun to experience the hotels' grand opening.
Where to begin? I tried this hotel because it was brand new and it looked wonderful on the website and I wanted to treat my husband to a spectacular birthday weekend...now I have learned the hard way not to be a guinea pig for anything that is just opening! This hotel is definitely not ready for prime time, as other people mentioned, the staff does not appear to be trained properly--they don't know where things in the hotel are, many many things were overlooked, and we experienced a long list of issues.
This place is a nightmare! It is visually beautiful, but that's about it. Nothing works. Not the Internet, the phones, or even wake calls. Maid service is thee WORST of anyplace I have ever been. Constantly trying to come into the room when the DND sign is on the door at 7am (3 days in a row). Then when they do make it in the rooms are not cleaned, the bed gets half done, nothing is consistent with them... Construction people everywhere. The first two rooms we were sent to were unfinished. The room we ended up in had no bath tub, just a shower. NOTHING rings up at the stores/markets (meaning the bar codes aren't in the system) All the ice machines, and vending machines on the floors are empty.... although you wont know until you put money in. I could go on and on. It was just chaos. I can see this place being amazing in a few months when everything is up and running. But they were not ready to open, and even the staff is freely admitting it. This place is an embarrassment.
Wow. It's hard to know where to start. I can't imagine how much work it must be opening a new hotel, but ths sure isn't the way to do it. It is obvious that everything about this hotel has been rushed - shoddy construction, cheap materials, and an almost total lack of staff training. I feel sorry for the staff - they have very clearly been thrown in at the deep end by a management that cares more about chasing dollars than doing thing right. It is a really unfair situation, and I think Mr Rosen and the mangagement of his company should be ashamed fr the way they have put ill prepared staff 'on the front line' to deal with irrate guests. I had packages lost...then imeadiatly found when I threatened to call the police to report a theft. I was woken up by construction at 1.30 am, then told that I had to move rooms (at 1.30 am) due to construction problems...so I guess it desn't matter how good the beds are, if they don't let you sleep in them! They clearly have a lot of kinks to iron out at this property, and I would advise any one who can to avoid this hotel for the forseeable future.
Hotel open on 9/9 with a grand opening. Hotel is not complete and the staff doesn't even seem like they have been trained. The front desk barely knew how to check someone in and don't think about asking questions about the hotel. Because they don't know the answer to the questions. The Italian restaurant, Casa Bella is not that great. The staff knows nothing about the food and the food was not cooked right. If you order the filet, you better hope they find out what a steak knife is. They didn't have them. The bartenders lacked in knowing how to make drinks. The room was missing the security door latch that you always have at other hotels. Some furniture is still wrapped in the plastic from shipping. Elevator was missing the numbers on the button, so you had to guess which button took you to which floor. So first impression is this hotel doesn't train it staff and really doesn't pay attention to details. They have a lot of work to do to get to at least beginning an average hotel.