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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Orlando resort

Jul 22, 2019 Brian A

The property had a very good check in and check out system. The grounds were well maintained. There was LOTS of activities and amenities offered. The location to the Disney property was a great plus for a family looking for the Orlando get away.
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Jul 22, 2019 Marlon E

I've been coming here for almost 10 years now and always as exciting as my first visit. The staff is very accommodating and there is always something to do on the resort. Honestly you could not go anywhere the whole time you are there and enjoy the resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our vacation for my husbands 65th bday

Jul 22, 2019 gdmyers2015 Clermont, Florida

besides the one incident my 9 year old granddaughter had at the resort with one of the workers told her there weren't any more tubes for the Lazy river. When she saw him give another lady one she asked him again and that's when my daughter saw him kick it to her. There were heated words exchanged and the supervisor was called. She explained his… Read more
besides the one incident my 9 year old granddaughter had at the resort with one of the workers told her there weren't any more tubes for the Lazy river. When she saw him give another lady one she asked him again and that's when my daughter saw him kick it to her. There were heated words exchanged and the supervisor was called. She explained his attitude and verbal expression that he wasn't worried about anything because he was one of if not their best worker. We really don't know what happened after that because no one said anything else about it and we got on with enjoying our vacation. Everything else including the switch to a lower level unit because of my son who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy (who turned 44 yrs old today) that started off a little rocky was handled and everything else was great. Two humans with their issues didn't taint the vacation for us because as people of color in this current climate in this country we have experienced much worst things just going to the neighborhood stores. It is probably impossible to weed all of those type of people out of any company but 99.99% of the other people/workers were very professional and friendly which made our stay there awesome. Read less
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Jul 22, 2019 homerun91 Orchard Park, New York

Beautiful resort with many activities. The rooms are great and clean. The pools and lazy river are amazing. The are private cabana options that are wonderful. This is a very kid friendly resort with the huge water set up. There is also an option for a private cook if requested. This is a great choice for friends and family.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Week at Orange Lake Resort

Jul 22, 2019 dedwards555 Houston, Texas

This is a great property in a good location with plenty of activities and friendly staff. Everything you need is close by. I recommend this place anytime you want to visit the Orlando area with family.