Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando
One of the best resorts in the U.S.
This is truly one of the best resort hotels in the United States, it ranks up with such establishments as the Breakers in Palm Beach and The Four Seasons Resort in Maui, Hawaii. It's truly an experience if you can afford the $300 and up a night room rates.
Grand Cypress:The ultimate Orlando resort
Without question, the finest resort in the Orlando area...no other hotel comes close to the exquisite luxury you will find there. Your room is beautifully appointed, the pool area(complete with an intimate, secluded grotto) is out-of-this-world gorgeous-the entire grounds so lavish and beautiful. There are even swans swimming in the lake and a horse stable for your riding pleasure. Take the plunge and splurge on this heavenly place---you'll not be disappointed.
A Real Resort
My husand and I recently spent a few days at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. From the moment we checked in until the moment we left we felt like we were treated like royalty. All members of the staff went out of their way to make out stay enjoyable. Our 2 grand daughters loved the resort; with the 4 year old constantly telling us "this place is great". The 6 year old loved the pools and slides - we loved the hammocks - the 6 year old loved the pedal boats, bicycles, etc. An added plus was that the Disney fireworks were visible from our room and the girls loved watching them each night. We will definitely stay there again when we want to be pampered. Do yourself a favor and get away from the Disney glitz and enjoy this resort.
The best of the Best!
We loved the Grand Cypress. Grand indeed. The atrium lobby was a sight to see-- and the was just the beginning. We've been to WDW many times and after you've "been there done that", there is nothing like returning to the Hyatt. We relaxed at the pool and rode on both waterslides. The property is so beautiful with lush greens and palm trees. The staff was awesome. Upon check in we were given a glass of champagne. Bell person gave us every detail about the peoperty and was available whenever we needed him. We needed a crib and accidently lost our baby blanket. It came back within the hour laundered and packaged!! Most hotels would've said "oh well"! Not the Grand Cypress. 4 stars in our book and can't wait to return.
Family Vacation Off The Beaten Path
We are a family of four who stayed for 7 nights in two rooms here in March 2003. Great family plan discount on 2nd room. The resort is convenient to Downtown Disney and bell services gave us some great shortcuts to the Disney parks. It never took more than 10-15 minutes to get to any of our favorite Disney attractions. Yet, we felt worlds away. Grounds are incredibly beautiful. Hotel lobby is beautiful and immaculate. Exotic birds were a big hit with the children. The hotel itself is typical Hyatt Regency with large open atrium, hanging plants and open elevators. It was much more peaceful than many of the Disney deluxe resorts we have visited. The art collection is impressive. Interesting sculptures and wall hangings abound inside and out. There is an art tour that you can take, but we never had the time. There are at least 3 hot tubs that we found among the caves of the pool area and they were wonderful!One significant thing about the public areas of the hotel is that they are very adult. We were on a family Disney vacation and walked around with shorts and backpacks amongst conventioneers in dark suits. There are plenty of families though not as many strollers as you would find at another Orlando resort.The pool and beach area is very nice. It was hot, but the outdoor spaces never felt crowded-it felt very "resorty." The pool is convenient to the beach, boat rentals, bikes, and pitch & putt golf course. There were a few days of our vacation that we spent entire days out there. They offer hair wraps on the weekend and some group activities. The biggest negative to the pool area is that only a small section is heated. The main, larger pools were at 72-74 degrees and the heated pool was more appropriately in the 80's. The children could only go down the small slide (and it's small) because the water at the large showpiece slide was frigid. Food at the hotel was good although we only ate at the Palm Cafe and the sports bar. The woman at the cafe exemplified service with a smile and got to know our names by the end of the trip. The outdoor bartender and boat attendants were also extremely friendly and courteous. The prices of the food were generally exhorbitant. Above and beyond the cost of typical hotel prices. $2.50 for a morning coffee at the take-out cafe? The hotel provided us with a nice sized fridge that we stocked with snacks from a local market. I would stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress again. It is a lovely deluxe resort in the midst of Orlando that is off the beaten path while quite convenient to Disney attractions.
My husband and I stayed at the Hyatt in Orlando for 4 nights while on our honeymoon December 2002-January 2003. We had a wonderful experience! The atmosphere is beautiful and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. It was nice to be in WDW all day and then go back to a hotel that wasn't Disney, Disney, Disney.
We stayed there through New Year's Eve and made reservations at one of their restaurants. It rained the entire evening and since no-one wanted to go out, the hotel was trying to fit everyone in their restaurants. We complaied about the service (waited 20 minutes and no-one came to our table to take our drink order). So, the manger gave us room service (anything we wanted off of the menu), chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne all for free! They also put us on the top of the room service list! The manager even called our hotel room to take our order and then called back again to make sure everything was satisfactory. To me, that was taking a dissappointing situation and turning it into an excellent evening. Great customer service!
A Breath-taking View!
Our party had a corner suite, three balconies overlooking the patio areas, pools, and even the pond! Spectacular service helped in every way possible, they were willing to go out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Far enough away from the "downtown Orlando" area to enjoy the resort atmosphere, plenty to do at the hotel alone!
Top of the Line
I have been to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress 5 times in the past years. And looking forward to returning again next year. To put it simply it is by far with out a doubt the BEST. Experience it one time and you you will never want to go to any other hotel in the Disney area.
Imaculate grounds, Rooms, Lobby, Pools like you would not believe, caves waterfalls hot tubs slides its like being in a tropical paradise. Private lake water sports tennis courts bike paths horse back riding and fabulous golf courses, just endless things to do. 5 Restaurants are all excellent from steak to Sea food. Completely secluded private, but yet just 5 minutes to Disney theme parks.
Stayed at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort for four nights from July 3 through July 6, 2002. The resort is fabulous. For just ten dollars additional for the entire room, we were able to use all water sports and water craft, golf, tennis, beach and pool, the spa, fully equipped gym with a very helpful trainer on duty, and all the various types of bicycles (for one, two or four occupants complete with guide map of entire property which is absolutely huge to say the least). On Thursday through Saturday nights they had a free campfire at "The Pit" and everyone roasted marshmellows and made complimentary s'mores. About 8:00 PM on Saturday they presented a movie, "Its a Bugs Life", at their "Dive In Movie" --- families could relax in lounges or swim during the movie which was poolside. Complimentary popcorn was served. By the way, the three pools are mind blowing !!! One huge one is free formed with a vollyball net at one end. The second large pool is heated, has a medium slide at one far end, and huge cascading waterfalls. This pool intertwines through small gentle waterfalls and wide "caves" which passes two of the private cove type very warm whirlpools. It ends up spilling into the third large pool, also with plenty of waterfalls and one heck of a large slide. Here there is a third whirlpool that is privately placed up on a ledge overlooking the pool. The whole pool area is open 24 hours a day and there are plenty of couples enjoying the romantic evenings. During the day, there is a yummy frozen drink menu to slurp up and in the afternoon there is Jamaican steel drum music and singer poolside. All this activity is placed just far enough not to interfere with the rooms. The grounds are the most well groomed I have ever seen, with winding pathways and folliage that is an art itself. As for eating, there are restaurants that will drain ones wallet quickly but there is also the Palm Cafe where one can purchase very reasonably priced salads, fruits,
k/wine/sodas, candies and snacks, an economical breakfast area, hot lunches, and a very good pizza bar. Most take the food outside to the umbrellad tables and eat among the winding pathways and coves. There are many buses that can take you to the various Orlando attractions and they are all private and prompt and with excellent schedules. We went horseback riding which was $45 Per person, English or Western. There are classes for those who want to learn properly. Same for tennis and golf. There are nature trails and jogging paths (even one around the whole lake for experienced joggers or the adventurous). The staff was so helpful throughout the resort. And if you come by car, you are right on top of tons of nice places to eat outside the resort property ---Dennys, Perkins, Olive Garden, Chilis, etc. And just a short driving distance to some awesome dinner theaters like Arabian Nights (best), Medieval Times, and the mystery dinner theater at the Grovesnor Hotel on Saturday nights only. For ladies who shop til you drop , there are outlet malls and the fablulous Florida Mall. We are absolutely going back to Grand Cypress in the future. Its a five star resort that is really five star !!! Great for couples and great for families.
Call the painters
The Grand Cypress is gorgeous. Lots to do, beautiful grounds.
And a really, really nice golf course.
But the paint in our (very expensive) room was peeling and the air conditioner clicked off and wouldn't go back on!
But on the whole, a very nice place.