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.

  • Free nights: Book before 31 Mar '20 and receive each 7th night free, for stays completed between 1–21 May '21, 25 May–12 Jun '21, 2 Aug–24 Nov '21, and 28 Nov–20 Dec '21.

    Offer has been calculated into prices shown. Valid on Two-Bedroom Apartments only. 

5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort™ is 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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Dec 12, 2019 MarianneMiller Boston, Massachusetts

We chose Orange Lake for a family vacation to Disney World. The villas at Orange Lake were a perfect choice! Clean and modern, the villa was stcoked with all the necessities, offered easy access (no stairs to climb), and was only minuted away from the parks. The facility itself was a gem, with multiple pools, golf and activities onsite,… Read more
We chose Orange Lake for a family vacation to Disney World. The villas at Orange Lake were a perfect choice! Clean and modern, the villa was stcoked with all the necessities, offered easy access (no stairs to climb), and was only minuted away from the parks. The facility itself was a gem, with multiple pools, golf and activities onsite, including several kid friendly programs and playgrounds. The staff went over and above, offering advice and help at every turn. We are looking forward to our next visit. Read less
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Dec 11, 2019 Alicia S Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico

I expected that someone could clean our room. The room that we had was just near the air conditioning machines. The restaurants are OK for children.We Exchange a Gold Crown time share no more thnan 3 stars one
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Dec 11, 2019 Teeplepeople

We recently visited this resort property and participated in the TIMESHARE tour. We attended a 12:00 pm tour that should have taken 90 minutes but lasted 2 hours. The property we were shown was a three-bedroom that was fully decorated and looked very lovely. They offered to show us a one-bedroom but we declined since we wanted to get things… Read more
We recently visited this resort property and participated in the TIMESHARE tour. We attended a 12:00 pm tour that should have taken 90 minutes but lasted 2 hours. The property we were shown was a three-bedroom that was fully decorated and looked very lovely. They offered to show us a one-bedroom but we declined since we wanted to get things moving. We were with my daughter who is five and really did not want to torture her. It was interesting that anytime we asked questions about extra fees they kind of skipped over that and said that we can purchase a signature package and get all the luxuries we enjoy like daily housekeeping and a dedicated concierge. We were taken via a golf cart from one place to another and it was difficult to get oriented since this is a super large property that requires a vehicle 100%. There apparently was "childcare" but I must be honest, the two people who appeared to be in charge were chatting with one another with their backs turned to the children and the dozen or so kids were kind of left to their own devices, some look like they were being kept hostage with glazed over eyes so I strongly recommend that parents keep their kids with them or even better just do not participate in the tour at all if you have a child under 12. Needless to say, they offered the pitch, we said no, then a manager came and offered another pitch with a lower price but totally different structure and we said no, finally a third person took us outside, now this gentleman really rubbed us the wrong way with his fast-talking condescending manner and he offered us an even better deal than the other two did not offer, again we said no. They told us we were missing out and that we were tough. Finally, we sat with a young lady who offered us a "vacation on layaway" and said it was at a marvelous rate and we should really take advantage of it, again we said no and finally were escorted to the ticket counter to get our reward for participating in the tour and we were given the option to purchase discounted tickets. Needless to say, the tour was ok, if you are firm and direct and consistently say no, they will let you off, we did not hem or haw and we did not mince words or show interest but the reality is, the property was nothing spectacular. We have stayed here in a one-bedroom before and although it was spacious, my idea of a vacation is not cleaning, washing towels, and cooking for myself, I do that at home and certainly do not want to do it during vacation time. I do not recommend the tour but I also did not have as horrible of an experience as some of the other reviewers. Again, you always have a right to get up and leave, no one can hold you hostage. If you feel trapped please get up and leave, make sure you wear a watch or keep a timer set to make sure they stay on schedule. and do not sign anything without reviewing it and making sure you have the money to pay for this forever and ever,and then eventually your kids are stuck with it too for ever and ever. Read less
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Dec 11, 2019 christietalbot23

Nice room. Located at river island lazy river. It was a destination if its own We stayed at the resort almost the whole time. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with lots to do for the whole family.
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Dec 11, 2019 greggowens Carrollton, Georgia

We have stayed here several times. This time we booked a 2-bedroom in West Village. We asked for the Tennis Villas, and got it, because we have stayed in those before. I like the proximity to the Marketplace as well as the pool, putt-putt, arcade, and Breezes restaurant. The villa slept all for of us will plenty of space to spread out. I would… Read more
We have stayed here several times. This time we booked a 2-bedroom in West Village. We asked for the Tennis Villas, and got it, because we have stayed in those before. I like the proximity to the Marketplace as well as the pool, putt-putt, arcade, and Breezes restaurant. The villa slept all for of us will plenty of space to spread out. I would highly recommend this location! Read less