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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Large family trip!

Jun 30, 2020 NicoleLandseadel Port Richey, Florida

There are positives and negatives about this place. The resort is located on a beautiful lot. The lot is so big you need a car to get from one side to the next. If you do not have a car the resort actually offers a shuttle service to get to the different areas. There are many sights to see including a lake, golf course, hiking trails, and… Read more
There are positives and negatives about this place. The resort is located on a beautiful lot. The lot is so big you need a car to get from one side to the next. If you do not have a car the resort actually offers a shuttle service to get to the different areas. There are many sights to see including a lake, golf course, hiking trails, and pools/lazy river water park. The apartments are decorated in a modern theme and only had minor problems with them from everyday use. The apartments had a full kitchen so you could definitely cook a meal here. The staff was hit or miss when it came to friendliness. Some of the staff we encountered were very friendly. There were other staff that seemed to use the guest elevators instead of the service elevator, making it impossible to take them for good parts of the trip. We had eldery people in our party that had to walk five flights of stairs mutiple times. The pools were fun, but would close at 2:30pm for an hour. They also did not stay open late enough. Many of the stores and restaurants where hit or miss on whether they were open. They did not allow you to bring your own alcohol at the pool. Normally it is just glass is not allowed at the pool. The hotel wanted you to buy your drinks at their bar. 8 dollars for a Banana Daiquiri that was lacking rum. The location was great! In less than a mile you will find a bunch of different restaurants to enjoy. If you are planning a trip to Disney world, this resort is less then a 14 miles from the park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always beautiful!

Jun 29, 2020 KiyaBelle Loganville, Georgia

This was my 3rd stay at this property and the experience has always been a great one! This stay had some issues but none that would cause me not to return. My standard room was upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment for free, the staff was very friendly and due to travel during COVID-19, the property took extra precaution safeguarding themselves and… Read more
This was my 3rd stay at this property and the experience has always been a great one! This stay had some issues but none that would cause me not to return. My standard room was upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment for free, the staff was very friendly and due to travel during COVID-19, the property took extra precaution safeguarding themselves and residents. I enjoyed the use of masks, sanitizer was readily available, the check in was partially virtual so you didn't have to wait in a long line and there was a plexiglass barrier between you and the representative,I also liked that my room was "sealed" with a quality control sticker (I took a picture of it) and they did remove all of the extra decorative pillows to align with Florida's COVID-19 requirements. I felt like my room was safe and sanitized. The only issue that I had was trying to extend my stay. I was traveling for 10 days and was originally staying in the area for 4 days. However, my family and I decided that we wanted to stay longer. So I called the reservations number and the rep I got wasn't helpful so I cancelled my extension. Also, when it was time to check out, I didn't appreciate the housekeeping staff seated outside of my door. I felt rushed and uncomfortable. Lastly, at the main pool, River Island, they had an attendant at the pool with a counter, counting people who entered/exited to make sure the area was not nearing capacity to allow everyone safe social distancing. I only wish that this was all day and at every pool. Some pools were sickening to look at by the amount of people piled in it. That was the main reason I decided not to extend because I no longer felt safe while swimming. Read less
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Jun 28, 2020 BRUCE D ORLANDO

Too much is shut down due to the virus. Restaurants in town are open to 75%. Hardly any food is being served at the resort. Breezes is open but no food or entertainment. No breakfast is available. No nineteenth hole for 2 years running? Stairs to the second floor of the Villas need to be cleaned by pressure washing or applying wet and forget… Read more
Too much is shut down due to the virus. Restaurants in town are open to 75%. Hardly any food is being served at the resort. Breezes is open but no food or entertainment. No breakfast is available. No nineteenth hole for 2 years running? Stairs to the second floor of the Villas need to be cleaned by pressure washing or applying wet and forget to get rid of mold. Read less
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Jun 25, 2020 sjbarry57 Cleveland, Ohio

The Villa was absolutely perfect ! It was my hubby and myself and two kiddos ages 10 and 12. We had a blast even though things were closed due to COVID, we still enjoyed the lazy river everyday, the pool and the bars. The only thing we wish is that things didn't close to early, left nothing to do in the evening and we wish they didn't take the… Read more
The Villa was absolutely perfect ! It was my hubby and myself and two kiddos ages 10 and 12. We had a blast even though things were closed due to COVID, we still enjoyed the lazy river everyday, the pool and the bars. The only thing we wish is that things didn't close to early, left nothing to do in the evening and we wish they didn't take the innertubes at 6:00 p.m. Everyone was super friendly with the exception of check in when I declined the timeshare presentation and he went from friendly to nasty really fast and didn't even explain where our villa was located. Other than that, solid time and definitely would come back when everything is back open again. We really enjoyed watching the golfers from our patio at our villa, very entertaining. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still a good time

Jun 21, 2020 babygirl715

Unit bathrooms were very dated and I was unable to reach the front desk via phone. Pools well maintained and the resort definitely had safety in mind with the daily practices. Overall a good time at orange lake as always