Howard Johnson Enchanted Land Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Enchanted Land Hotel Kissimmee
Hojo enchanted? no, 'disenchanted'
this hotel was recommended by the timeshare company we dealt with. good deal (4 adult tickets to disney, 2 adult tickets to waterpark = $260) plus 4d/3n stay at hojo-enchanted for $300. the pictures on the internet looked like a nice hotel for kids. no so. first of all, the picture of the playhouse was in front of the front desk and was really not a good place for the kids to play in. the 'free' ice cream was only between 7pm to 7:30pm; try to get there at that exact time when you come from the disney parks and after dinner with tired kids. not that easy. (why only 30 mins?) the pool was cold and the pool area was not that clean. also, the maids forgot to replace our room towels! i ended up in the shower 10 extra minutes while my wife called the front desk to get the clean towels to our room. never had that happened before in a decent hotel. 'free' breakfast was decent, but got tired of it after 3 days.
note: the 'free' transportation to disney parks; the hotel does not directly drop you off at all disney parks. only to magic kingdom and one other park (forgot name). if want to go to water parks or animanl kingdom, had to get to magic kindgom and then take disney bus to other disney parks. also, the free transportation only went 3 times/day in morning (much less frequent than other hotels we had been at).
bottom line; o.k. motel, but we will not go back. recommend to pay extra to get better service and cleaner hotel.
Do not stay here! We were robbed !
My family stayed here a few years ago (Oct. 2000) and our safe was broken into! When we returned to our room one day, we were unable to open our safe. We called the front desk for assistance, but no one ever showed up. So my husband went to the front desk and asked for assistance right away because we were concerned about our valuables.
The hotel clerk (who was rude the whole time we were there) wrote the special access code down on a piece a paper and asked the hotel maintenance person to assist us. After numerous attempts, this man was unable to open the safe, so he handed the slip of paper over to my husband and asked him to try! We could not believe this!!! This code can open any safe in the whole hotel. What a major breach of security!!
Lucky for them, we are honest people. Afterwards, we did discover that one of our credit cards had been stolen. I highly recommend not staying at this hotel because the hotel staff cannot be trusted. When they clean the rooms, the doors are wide open to anyone on the streets to just walk in. I suggest paying a little more $ and stay at a more upscale hotel or stay right in Disney.
Do not stay here
BEWARE! This place is a hole. First of all, they gave us the wrong room. I had ordered a kid's suite and got a day bed with a pull out underneath. Then when I inquired bout the room I had ordered, it was more than double the price than what I was told. Second, the roof had bad water stains and had spackle falling down. We were only there long enough to find another hotel. DO NOT STAY HERE. To top things all off, the front dest clerk was not helpful at all. The only thing he was.....was an ***!
A member of bar staff
well got back sunday the holiday and hotel started well but on the second week our safe and a couple of other peoples safes brokedown and not offered any replacement. Then on the tuesday night our 8 year old daughter got accused of pinching from the tip jar as people who have been there they will know that the jar has a thin neck and you couldn't get your hand in there besides that there were 5 people there that would of seen something then on the wednesdayapart from running round trying to find this particular bar maid we had free drinks and pizza the pumps run dry and wine. We will be going back to Florida but not in that place, would not reccomend this hotel, a couple we got speaking to from Cornwall had more probs.
Enchantedland howard johnson october 2003
after reviewing several of trip advisors, customer e-mails regarding the enchantedland motel, l was expecting the worst, this was our first trip to florida, and after spending a considerable amount on the entire trip, l can say that, the motel was nowhere near as bad as l had expected . okay there where some dark patches on the ceiling and when we first arrived the room had a slightly damp smell. but l found the staff most helpful the manager a jovial lady called stephanie, was most helpful, when l asked for some extra pillows, before l had reached my room they where there, the room was cleaned throughly everyday, and fresh towels, where abundant, the breakfast was a disapointment, the pool was always clean, they checked the pool, frequently, and again fresh towels where always there for guests. after talking to several other guests who had transferred from hotels from hell, l was pleasantly surprised by the enchantedland motel.
I really enjoyed enchantedland
wow, cant believe what im reading. Im just back from this hotel and found it to be okey. The rooms were spotless, maids coming in every day. The staff were so kind and helpful. I can honestly say i did not have a problen with hojo enchanted. And would go back if i ever went to florida again. I agree not every hotel is for everyone and if your looking for the hilton your gonna feel let down but for an average family looking for a nice clean friendly place to sleep after days out to the parks, a couple of beers by the pool and a snack if you want it to finish of your day, give it a go. If you do have any problems at the hotel they will do their best to rectify it for you.
What a Dump
Stayed there for 2 weeks on a package through Unijet what a dump. Them damp smell is disgusting. The kids rooms are poor two tvs six inches apart with a piece of curtain on the celing (It's a cloud!!) baby cot full of mould. Fleas on the bed. Even after 3 room changes to a clean one I still felt ripped off.
Do not stay here!
I stayed at this hotel in June of 2002 and I was completely disgusted.
Our room upon arrival had soda on the phones, the fridge and microwave were dirty and the ceiling was falling down over the double bed. Next time I go to Disney I'll pay extra for one of their hotels. I only wish I had read some reviews before booking enchantedland.
The Enchantedland resort is not at all what we expected. We booked the Affordable Kids Room under the assumption that a separate kids size room would be a separate room, when in fact there is simply a partition between the main room and the kids room.The day bed for the kids is an accident waiting to happen. I rolled out the lower trundle bed only to find that the iron rails are exposed. As this is a sleeping area for children the furniture purchased should be child friendly!True, there was a TV in the kids room, however it was placed on the same dresser as the main TV and separated by the bar sized fridge.The bathroom, which housed a toilet and shower, was so small that the door rubbed against the toilet when closing the door.As we arrived after midnight we did stay the first night and checked out in the morning to move to a hotel that met our expectations.Oh yes, and when we went to shower in the morning there was 1 shampoo packet for the 4 of us :-)After checking in our new suite we did go and to have the wonderful vacation we had planned. My advice if it sounds to good to be enchanted
Not What I Expected!
This resort is so sugar coated on the internet and not anything like they advertise. When we arrived the kids did not get a welcome package.
The affordable kids rooms were the same size as a regular double room with even less space because of the divider wall in between the parents bed and the kids beds. Yes, there is a microwave and fridge. The kids had there own TV but didn't come in clear (we asked to have it fixed and they said it was because of the vcr hooked up to it). They are supposed to have Wobbles or a princess who comes to tuck the kids in if asked for I never once seen this person. Yes, they also have a pool and jacuzzi which were both really clean. They have a little eating area for breakfast which cost adults $5.00 kids under 12 are free (the food was terrible). They also have a poolside bar and grill that will cook hamburgers and fries. Our toilet broke the second day we were there and they couldn't come until the next day to fix it (yuck). The walkways are so slippery and wet because there is no drainage for the water, my husband slipped coming down the stairs where water stood at the bottom of the stairway and hurt his back. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.