Mike Ditka Resorts Runaway Beach Club
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... was the brightest. The heat really took its toll on us and literally wiped us both out so we decided to head back to our resort. I really wanted to get my brother some Dr. Who stuff from Great Britain for watching our house for us but we were just too beat. At the resort I picked him up a travel coffee mug. Sorry Tyler, I'm sure you would have liked the other option better.
We ended our day with a dip in the piano shaped pool at our resort and it was cloudy ...
... a prayer flag display will have you walking in awe of this place.
After walking through the lobby, you take the stairs down to an outdoor campfire pit where you can sit and enjoy the flames with the family and get this, a few steps down and walla! Animals!! I saw giraffes, birds and deer of all assortments. Its like a mini park!
Now the best part of this gem is a small lobby bar called ' ...
... we get enough people to go, we even have a person joining us from another school! Alexis, Carlos, Billy, Jordan and I are all attending this project and are going to have to work together to get things done. Lesson plans have to be made. Activities have to be planned. For some of us, Spanish must be learned. There is a lot to do in 6 weeks but I'm confident that we will manage.
Until next post!
... to bring a change of clothes :D It was overcast the whole day so it was sooooo nice to be out of the sun! Then at about 5 it started to rain but by then we were well into our water rides ;D it's just so nice to be cold again!! I've missed it so <3 Another night in the lovely cabin tonight then we're off to Tampa tomorrow Tea update: I found a Starbucks; 'nuff said ...
Today we headed to animal kingdom, where we explored the animals from over Asia and Africa, we went on some rides like the dinosaur and the expedition Everest, which were great fun and very fast! We also went to see the bird show which was very interesting to watch and showed off all of the skills of these magnificent birds, we went for a walk around the African part of the park which had gorillas which was one of Sam's favourite ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Mike Ditka Resorts Runaway Beach Club Kissimmee
Great experience -Runaway Beach
The condo was very nice. Our family had a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on the upper level. It was nicely decorated with a south Florida decor. It was close to the theme parks. Overall, my family and I were quite satisfied.
Perfect place to stay
We stayed at the Runaway Beach Club for 3 nights, Dec 28 - Dec 31. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath and it was huge!We were three generations on a Disney trip. Check in was smooth and front desk wrote us out driving directions to Disney. We picked up breakfast items and snacks - made coffee every morning. Unit was clean and quiet. Only problem was with wireless internet - couldn't get on- front desk gave us a number to call - yes there was a problem - they fixed it, called us back and said it was ready to use. We used it for about a half an hour and it went down again. We switched to dial-up for rest of stay with no problems. Didn't use the pool - Disney was main reason to be there and just wanted a quiet place to come home to. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
We visited the resort in late December after the holiday's and were throughly impressed. We stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite it was wonderful, our kids enjoyed it as well. I really can honestly say I have no complaints, the service was wonderful any questions I had they answered immediately. Our DVD wasn't working either but maintence came right in and show us what to do. The rooms are so spacious with walkin closets that speak for themselves. Both couches let out into queen size beds which was a welcome surprise for us(we only expected one to pull out) since we had and additional family come with us on our trip at the last minute. The only regrett I have is that I didn't spend alot of time in our suite to get the full experience of the suite, but next time(I plan to book with them again) I'll make sure that I have the full experience.
We stayed in a two bredroom/two bath place this last November for the holidays and it was lovely - Very spacious! Everything is large, including big walk-in closets. And the kitchen was fully stocked with so much, it was great! The staff were friendly and the drive to the parks was only 10 minutes. However, there were a few negatives that bothered me a bit, but may not be much of a big deal to others. We could tell they didn't hire a very good contractor to paint the rooms in this resort as there were paint splatters and drippings in many different areas, such as the carpet, cabinets, counters and walls. It looked quite sloppy and a turn off to see that they thought of this to look acceptable. We also had a dvd player in the living room not working, but not much of a big deal as someone responded to us immediately and brought us a new one, and this was almost 11pm. And then we saw that we had phone messages awaiting for us on the room phone, but the phone nor the staff would allow us to retrieve them. But the biggest disappoinment of all is that the Runaway Beach Club Resort FALSLY advertises (on their website and on our internet printed reciept) that they have a shuttle going to the Disney parks. Well, No. They don't even have a shuttle, period! We had our own car, but what if we didn't? Especially since when I called them in the summer they said that they would have one running by November. And actually, we were going to use it! Anyway, I definately find faulse advertising irritating.
This resort had everything that we were looking for. Its amenities were awesome, except for the fact that the area by the pool was under construction and the heater was disconnected, but nonethe less, it was terrific. The hotel is close to Disney and all other attractions, it holds a wonderful location to area reasturants and other shopping areas. The staff was more the willing to help me with whatever I needed, whether it be transportation or other room needs. They were all very helpful. The rooms are spacious and had all the utensils, appliances and very comfortable beds. Tho there was no daily service to the room, if we requested it, we got it. I was told that this was something that would be changed after the first of the year, as it was a new management company that took over, and they are making critical changes to the hotel to make it much more enjoyable for the guest. It already made my trip enjoyable and I will be returning there every time we come to Orlando.
First of all, I want to say that our condo was gorgeous. It was spacious, had surround sound and TV's in the bedroom and living room, the kitchen was great, the bathroom large. However, many of the 'amenities' that were on their website were found to be lacking. The hot tub was blocked off because they are doing construction. The basketball court had a sign on it telling us it was closed, yet we saw several employees using it. There was no shuttle service to Disney, or anywhere for that matter.
Great Stay At Runaway!
My husband and I recently stay at the Runaway Beach Club, and the resort was like no other in the area. It has a great location to all the area attractions, but also offers privacy from the busy city. Our suite was absolutely wonderful, including a full kitchen, private bedroom, two TV's, and a very spacious living area. The suite was immaculately kept and in a great location overlooking their own private lagoon. My husband loved the indoor basketball court for a little recreation, and I enjoyed the beautiful outdoor atmosphere of the resort. The front desk staff were very helpful in making our reservation and setting up transportation to local hot spots. Overall, we were very impressed with the resort and will definitely recommend it to all of our family and friends.
Brilliant stay at Runaway Bay
We stayed here for 5 nights recently & the apartments were brilliant. Everything you could need was there including washing machine, dryer & dishwasher. I loved the New England beach style of the furniture & decoration. It was in a good position with easy access to Disney, a Wal-Mart very close by to get provisions & Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall was within 2 miles. As it was off-season we got a very good rate through hotels.com. There was a free business centre which we found useful for e-mails.
Stayed at the Runaway Beach Club for 2 nights in late October. Had a wonderful experience.Stayed in a 1 bedroom condo for $89 per night---condo was luxurious and clean. Condo was selling for $299,000! Everything in the condo seemmed brand new---carpeting, appliances, furniture, bedding, etc. ----even had a washer and dryer.
We had the opportunity to spend a week at Runaway Beach Club at the beginning of June, and I have to say that it is the best place I have ever stayed in the Orlando area. We had a two bedroom villa that easily fit my husband and three kids. What's more, the villa had a loft area with an air hockey table and a Playstation game system that was great for occupying the kids when we weren't at the parks.