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 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3600)
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Jan 24, 2021 Heidi G

Great resort! Spacious villas. Amazing amenities with the pools, lazy river, golf, activities. Variety of options for food and beverage. Felt very safe and it was very clean. Appropriate use of masks.
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Jan 24, 2021 Iracil Boston, Massachusetts

Arrived on Jan 1, 2021. Check in was quick. Unit was immaculate. All staff and service members so friendly. Pools areas were clean. chairs were being wiped down continuously throughout the day. Hand sanitizer could be found everywhere.
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Jan 19, 2021 gallst Portland, Oregon

It gets one star for being a large, overall lovely resort, and a 2nd for very pleasant staff with quick response time to reported problems. But good heavens, I’ve never had so many gross problems in one stay in my life. We are here now, in East Viilage,we’ve slept 3 of 14 nights. We would leave if we had somewhere to go. Night one: master toilet… Read more
It gets one star for being a large, overall lovely resort, and a 2nd for very pleasant staff with quick response time to reported problems. But good heavens, I’ve never had so many gross problems in one stay in my life. We are here now, in East Viilage,we’ve slept 3 of 14 nights. We would leave if we had somewhere to go. Night one: master toilet wouldn’t flush on first try, late at night. Plumber had to come fix a problem in the upper tank. Next morning, my teen son woke smelling of old urine that wasn’t his. Pulled back sheets ... mattress was urine-soaked. 2nd morning, tried to use toaster and it doesn’t work, won’t stay down or thus turn on. Cut my hand on weird sticker-paint peeling off the cupboard. This evening: went to do first load of laundry and the washer has long hair clump hanging out the front, and the rubber casing all around the drum is absolutely caked in slimy laundry goo, like paper, lint, trash, hair, etc. I cannot fathom how many years of non-cleaning it would ever take my home machine to be this gross, I dont even know where to begin. Last night we went to use the hot tub near our building, and there was a raucous group who had clearly been there hours, with multiple full size liquor bottles, beer bottles, a cooler, a speaker blaring music, and lots of weed. To each their own, I love a good party too - but not a plugging up a small family resort hot tub for hours with prohibited items. Clearly there is zero security/oversight there. When the timeshare guy called to ask if I’d like to attend a buying seminar, I laughed so hard I snorted. When I explained the above list, he just kept apologizing and then hung up. I guess at least I know they won’t call again. I dont know if the whole resort is this awful, or they just put me in an old abandoned building and other parts are better maintained, or what, but this is the worst exchange I’ve ever had in 20 years of timeshare ownership. Read less
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Jan 18, 2021 Shelly W Tucson, Arizona

Orange Lake had a check in system that was started on line and when it was your turn you were called into the check in area to reduce exposure to people. Our accommodations were spacious including a large master suite with jetted tub, two full size beds in the other bedroom, seating for 7-8 in the living area, and a large dining table. We were… Read more
Orange Lake had a check in system that was started on line and when it was your turn you were called into the check in area to reduce exposure to people. Our accommodations were spacious including a large master suite with jetted tub, two full size beds in the other bedroom, seating for 7-8 in the living area, and a large dining table. We were meeting extended family so I called ahead and was able to arrange our two units next to each other. We cooked several meals in our unit and were easily able to seat 8 around our table. We also played several games and had plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The resort had multiple pools, jacuzzies, 4 mini golf courses, 2- par 3 course, 2 full golf courses, climbing wall, multiple restaurants, shops and a shuttle to get you around the resort. Read less
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Jan 11, 2021 millie_nj Willingboro, New Jersey

Hotel & Intro I stayed at the Holiday Inn Club Vacation at Orange Lake Resort in (Orlando) Kissimmee, Florida for leisure trip with my family from December 31, 2020 to January 7, 2021 (7 nights). I travel often and rely on reviews to help me choose a hotel as well as enhance my stay. Overall Resort & Pools This resort is massive with 4 villages… Read more
Hotel & Intro I stayed at the Holiday Inn Club Vacation at Orange Lake Resort in (Orlando) Kissimmee, Florida for leisure trip with my family from December 31, 2020 to January 7, 2021 (7 nights). I travel often and rely on reviews to help me choose a hotel as well as enhance my stay. Overall Resort & Pools This resort is massive with 4 villages on 1,450 acres with multiple pools, hot tubs, lazy river, golf course, and restaurants. Due to the size, you can drive your car around to the different areas or they offer a shuttle service that runs about every 20 minutes or so. I did both. My building was located in the East Village and I was able to walk to the River Island Village (18-minute walk). I would highly recommend this building as it has a pool very close with a hot tub. River Island has the lazy river, mini golf and Restaurants. All the pools and lazy river are heated. After walking around the complex, I noticed not every building has a pool so you may need to drive to your nearest pool but you can go to any pool in the resort. Negative about the Lazy River is the that you have to rent their tube for $9 a day, per person and you are not permitted to bring your own tube to use. However, you are permitted in the lazy river without a tube. Odd that they require the use of only their tubes at a $, when using your own tube during this pandemic seems safer to me. Overall, the resort was very clean and in compliance with face masks and social distancing. We always brought our own alcohol spray to clean the pool chairs and anything else. Room, Shower, Bed, Balcony We stayed in a two (2) bedroom villa in the East Village on the 6th floor overlooking the 18th hole of the golf course and lots of trees. This room was handicap assessable. The room had every amenity we needed such as a large Kitchen with appliances, dishes, serving/cooking ware, and they provided all the supplies such as dish soap, dishwasher tabs, sponge, etc. The dinning room table was huge with seating for 8. It had 2 sofas and one was a sleeper. They were both firm and comfortable. The living area had a small TV. The best part was the door that led to the screened in balcony that overlooked the golf course and a small lake. It contained a table and 4 chairs to take advantage of coffee in the morning and eating outside. Also, a nice place to relax at the end of the day with a cool beverage. The bedrooms were large and the main bedroom had a very large on-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower. The water pressure was adequate. The sink had plenty of counterspace for toiletries. The first bedroom had a king size bed was very comfortable but the pillows were a little too soft. It had a sitting chair and a desk if you needed to work. The second bedroom had 2 smaller beds and they were also comfortable. Each bedroom had its own TV. If you are like most travels and utilize food service delivery, pick it up at the Reception / Check-in area as the resort is so big, the uber eats drivers could not find the village to leave at the door. This was a huge inconvenience for us as if your Uber Eats order is canceled, you do not get a refund. Read less