Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

Kissimmee, Orlando

The hotel

This sprawling resort, bordering Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, offers so many amenities and activities you never actually have to set foot off the resort! Enjoy 54 holes of challenging golf, 3 video game arcades, a family-fun centre and 3 fitness centres. There is also a 12-acre waterpark with unique water features, water slide, swimming pools and a 1,200ft lazy river-style pool, plus spa tubs. Although each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen, there's absolutely no need to cook if you don't want to with a choice of 8 restaurants quite literally on your doorstep! For delicious fare from Key West, head to Breezes in the West Village. There's also grilled specialties at River Island Grilling Company and casual fare at the Anchors. 2-Bedroom Apartments cater comfortably for up to 8 and 3-Bedroom Apartments can accommodate 12. You'll feel so at home, you may never want to leave.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

Close to all of Orlando's fun attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, shops, restaurants and diners. Driving time from airport: 55 minutes.

Hotel information

2 and 3-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, a separate dining room, a family room with pullout sofa sleeper, full-size washers and dryers, TV with DVD player, coffee makers, furnished balcony or patio and in-room safe. 2-bedroom apartments offer over 1,200 sq ft and sleep maximum 6 adults and 2 children. Each 2-Bedroom Apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the guest bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 2 full bathrooms.

3-Bedroom Apartments feature over 1,700 sq ft of space and sleep maximum 9 adults and 2 children. Each 3-bedroom apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the second bedroom, 1 queen-size bed and 1 pull-out sofabed (size can vary) in the third bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 3 full bathrooms.

2-Bedroom Apartments River Island are located in the resorts 12-acre waterpark village, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, and family area with double pull-out sleeper sofa.

  • Resort Fee Waived: for all Virgin Holidays' guests saving $7.95 per day.

5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort™ is a 20-minute drive away. Complimentary self-parking available.

Paisan Pizzeria and carryout located within the Marketplace store in the North Village (pizza and Italian favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Breezes Restaurant & Bar located in the West Village (serves lunch and dinner for casual family dining), Tradewinds Bar located in River Island and adjoining to River Island Grilling Company (casual fast food for lunch and dinner), Anchors located at River Island (premium sandwiches and salads, and fast-food favourites for lunch only), Windward and Leeward Pools Bars located at River Island Village (cocktails and small snacks serving lunch only), Currents Café located at River Island Exchange (coffee and tea, pastries, sandwiches and ice cream for breakfast and lunch).

Daytime includes Bingo and FUN Team poolside activities. Nighttime entertainment includes the Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, family and adult karaoke contests.

12-acre waterpark with water features, water slide, pools and lazy river-style pool (7 pools in all across resort), plus spas, interactive fountains, River Island with Fun zone, 54 holes of challenging golf*, 2 miniature golf courses*, 3 video games arcades, a family-fun centre, cinema*, 3 fitness centres, tennis courts, basketball and racquetball courts. Live entertainment. Activity centre offering a retreat for kids and teens with age-specific activities and events.

Free on-site shuttle. Concierge service. Business centre.

* Denotes local charge.

Plesae note: at least 1 adult must be 21 years or over to check-in.

Please note: there is a local charge for tubes on lazy river.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Getaway with low occupancy

Sep 23, 2020 MindyDoucet Ville Platte, Louisiana

We had a wonderful week from Sept 11-18, 2020. The resort took extra precautions for cleanliness & social distancing. Our West Village condo (tennis villas) was spacious & we loved the beautiful view. Our favorite day was when we rented a Cabana at River Island. For $99, we got a nice shaded cabana all day with a fan, mini fridge, & small safe.… Read more
We had a wonderful week from Sept 11-18, 2020. The resort took extra precautions for cleanliness & social distancing. Our West Village condo (tennis villas) was spacious & we loved the beautiful view. Our favorite day was when we rented a Cabana at River Island. For $99, we got a nice shaded cabana all day with a fan, mini fridge, & small safe. It also included 6 lazy River tubes, 6 rounds of mini golf, 6 bottles of water & a few snacks. Food service with a limited menu was available directly at your cabana. Our server, Larissa, was awesome! She was so friendly & attentive & by far our favorite employee at Orange Lake.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort, dirty room

Sep 21, 2020 bjm143 West Palm Beach, Florida

Very nice resort even thou a few things still are not open.. Room was only surfaced cleaned.. Very dirty under all furniture and beds.. found dirt, dust, kid toys, and empty food containers.. Top of fridge was also dirty...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pool view ? Disappointed this time.

Sep 20, 2020 IloveNJ CT

Have been here before we are owners, we booked a pool view, our room is at the end of the building and overlooks the other building next door, we can see the pool but Double check to see if you are actually overlooking the pool or out to the side. Busier than we expected during these times, pool was very busy on Saturday. Does not look like… Read more
Have been here before we are owners, we booked a pool view, our room is at the end of the building and overlooks the other building next door, we can see the pool but Double check to see if you are actually overlooking the pool or out to the side. Busier than we expected during these times, pool was very busy on Saturday. Does not look like they removed any chairs from the pool area like the did at Cape Canerval resort. Room is clean Has a micro wave convection oven and 2 burner stove. It’s the smaller half of a lock out room.. Pool music continued until 10 pm and our BR was on the pool side. We are in River island and the big restaurant is closed because of the COVID so if you want a good Sit down dinner you need to go off property, there are plenty of restaurants and shopping near by. Not everyone wears a mask. I don’t expect it near or around the pool but quests are slacking in others areas, elevators, hallways, Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay Away - You're Going to Get Ripped Off

Sep 17, 2020 IHGRipoff

The problem here is that you cannot trust their reservations department - it's all one giant bait and switch where they promise low rates in exchange for attending a time share presentation but then you never get the rates or availability promised. Plus, absolutely nobody is willing or has the authority to try to rectify what's been done and… Read more
The problem here is that you cannot trust their reservations department - it's all one giant bait and switch where they promise low rates in exchange for attending a time share presentation but then you never get the rates or availability promised. Plus, absolutely nobody is willing or has the authority to try to rectify what's been done and you'll simply get passed from department to department with everyone saying that can't help you and talk to someone else. Save yourself the future headache and stay away from these scam artists. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean and well maintained!!!

Sep 15, 2020 K7914HRmelissam Reading, Pennsylvania

This is a wonderful resort community all around, pools, units, everything... spectacular! We were lucky enough to get a unit right near the entrance/exit. A time saver since this community is so large! Thanks to Covid nearly no one around and even visited River Island where the lazy river is located and loved it!