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. As if that’s not enough, there are 7 pools in all to choose from across the resort and a sandy beach adjacent to the property's 80-acre lake on which to relax and soak up that Florida sunshine! And the fun doesn't stop once the sun sets, on the contrary, the pace livens up with a variety of nightly activities including the daily Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, Comedy and Dinner Show, family and adult karaoke contests, Legendary Live Trivia and more. 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 around the world, head to Breezes in the West Village. There's also grilled specialities at River Island Grilling Company and casual fare at the Legacy Grille. 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. SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort™ are each a 20-minute drive away. Complimentary self-parking available.

8 restaurants and bars including 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), River Island Grilling Company located in River Island (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Tradewinds Bar located in River Island and adjoining to River Island Grilling Company (casual fast food for lunch only), Legacy Sports Bar & Grill located in the East Village (serves lunch and dinner and features pub food and sports), Anchors located at River Island (burgers, chicken fingers and fast-food favourites for lunch only), Terrace Café located at North Village Splash Lagoon Pool (cocktails, poolside sandwiches and grilled specialties 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 The Gatorland Show®, Bingo and FUN Team poolside activities. Nighttime entertainment includes the Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, Comedy and Dinner Show, family and adult karaoke contests and Legendary Live Trivia.

12-acre waterpark with water features, water slide, pools and lazy river-style pool (7 pools in all across resort), plus spas, interactive fountains, 80-acre beach with water sports*, 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. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service. Business centre.

3 nights at all times.

Please note: Due to the size of the resort, car hire is essential.

At least 1 adult must be 21 years or over to check-in.

Local charge for tubes on lazy river.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for Long Term Stay Living

May 19, 2019 eagle32016 New York City, New York

The place is huge with more than 2000 units sprawled around very nicely maintained golf course and lakes. This place is for long term stay, so some services you can expect at the hotel e.g. housekeeping are not included. If you are looking for hotel style services, it is not the same. Instead, units have full kitchen with big fridge, cooking… Read more
The place is huge with more than 2000 units sprawled around very nicely maintained golf course and lakes. This place is for long term stay, so some services you can expect at the hotel e.g. housekeeping are not included. If you are looking for hotel style services, it is not the same. Instead, units have full kitchen with big fridge, cooking stoves, microwaves, dish washer, washing machine and dryer etc., so if you like to organize yourself, stock up and "live" for some time, this could be a great place, not constrained by hotel style service offers and lack of daily amenities. The reception and concierge staffs are very helpful in organizing trips to theme parks etc. They also have some very nice pools and artificial beaches. Recommended especially for no frills self-catering long term stay, less sure if you want a short stay with hotel kind of services. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Trip49839051294 New Albany, Indiana

The grounds and pools were all beautiful and well maintained! Our condo was in the east village. It was,sufficient but just a bit tired looking. I have been to this resort with family before and would give it a very good rating overall.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 7th Florida visit

May 19, 2019 ANDREW P

Stayed here at orange lake for our two week holiday. Quite simply the best place we have stayed. We had a two bedroom apartment bedrooms were large and beds very comfortable with all you need to feel at home. The complex itself is as big as the main disney parks boasting four golf courses and seven swimming pools all those we used were heated. You… Read more
Stayed here at orange lake for our two week holiday. Quite simply the best place we have stayed. We had a two bedroom apartment bedrooms were large and beds very comfortable with all you need to feel at home. The complex itself is as big as the main disney parks boasting four golf courses and seven swimming pools all those we used were heated. You need a car to get around the site because of the vastness of the grounds. However they do have courtesy buses ferrying people around as well as the golf carts. We were blown away by this site and the staff are both welcoming and friendly, especially Nick in customer services...cheers m8. Recommend if your looking for home comfort and space this will not disappoint . The location in Kissimmee leaves you very close to disney and all the theme parks. I would not hesitate to go back here. We booked through Virgin holidays for around £970 each including car hire.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great resort!

May 19, 2019 Keegan J

Just returned from a week at River Island in Orange lake. It was the first time we visited since purchasing our timeshare. I did read some reviews of recent visits here and became a bit concerned about the comments on the rooms and staff. We stayed in 2 two bedroom villas next to each other...although one would have sufficed for 4 adults and 4… Read more
Just returned from a week at River Island in Orange lake. It was the first time we visited since purchasing our timeshare. I did read some reviews of recent visits here and became a bit concerned about the comments on the rooms and staff. We stayed in 2 two bedroom villas next to each other...although one would have sufficed for 4 adults and 4 kids. Firstly the staff were friendly and accommodating..easy check in and check out. The villas were very clean and provided everything you needed to be comfortable..they were large and updated...i was sceptical before arriving but was quite impressed when i checked in..im not sure where the negative comments i read came from..but these villas were amazing. Lots to do on the resort for kids..i have a 2 yr old and a 5 yr old and there was sufficient activities for them both.. the pool is great to relax after doing the parks..food is readily available on site but there are many restaurants and shopping within minutes of the resort. The grounds are well maintained and picturesque. Hopefully next time i can explore the golf course. Of course being a timeshare they do try to convince you to either upgrade or persuade others to purchase. Its nothing bothersome really. Overall i was thoroughly happy with my first stay here with my family and will definitely be coming again :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very clean; More lounges and umbrellas needed! No Pool Management.

May 18, 2019 Holmes0000 Grimsby, Canada

We stayed in the Tennis Villas for a week in April 2019; the unit was really clean and well-equipped. The grounds were well done. Watch for the alligators, particularly if you have small kiddies; they come right out of the water and 'sun' themselves on the grass. The furniture looked nice in the living room but was not comfortable. The food at… Read more
We stayed in the Tennis Villas for a week in April 2019; the unit was really clean and well-equipped. The grounds were well done. Watch for the alligators, particularly if you have small kiddies; they come right out of the water and 'sun' themselves on the grass. The furniture looked nice in the living room but was not comfortable. The food at the Breezes Cafe was mediocre at best, although the staff was very nice and tried their best - thankyou! Good thing you're close to grocery stores. The pools were busy. There is a definite problem with people taking lounges and 'reserving them' with towels for hours and they're not present for hours. Also, umbrellas are in very short supply and it gets really hot! The pool staff do not seem to be 'on the ball' as far as safety issues. Many people drinking and trying to climb down waterfalls......and children following their example. A safety issue and a law suit waiting to happen. Just want everyone to have fun, be respectful and be safe! Read less