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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Oct 17, 2019 micaRapo

The resort is very nice, very well maintained. The check in was required some queue time, the check out was super fast. The unit was very comfortable and well equiped; its design a little old fashioned, mostly the colors. The swimming pool Lazy River was great fun.
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Oct 17, 2019 Wayne M

The location was very central to a number of theme parks close by. The facilities at the resort were great and we enjoyed the fact that we could walk around the resort to exercise. The pool close to our room and the gym were great.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant family holiday location

Oct 17, 2019 steviemoon99 Dublin, Ireland

Stayed here for 10 days in one of the apartments. It was extremely spacious and all the furnishings were very comfortable. The amenities and restaurants on site were excellent and it had something for all of the family. The pools were extremely well kept, as was the entire complex. I would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking to stay in… Read more
Stayed here for 10 days in one of the apartments. It was extremely spacious and all the furnishings were very comfortable. The amenities and restaurants on site were excellent and it had something for all of the family. The pools were extremely well kept, as was the entire complex. I would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking to stay in Orlando Read less
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Oct 16, 2019 Nancy K

Our room was not clean when we got there. We were in the East Village where the pool was too cold to swim in. The lazy river was nice but so busy it was hard to find chairs. Not my kind of vacation but would be great for someone with a lot of kids.
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Oct 15, 2019 Traveler123488888888

Love it love it love it! My kids were in heaven! Lazy river is great. I did not mind paying the $9 for the floaty as it was optional. Awesome property, great accomodations. We enjoyed the shuttle, driver was most pleasant. Regarding the 'Parking Pass' -- I did not even stop to speak to the Sales guys. No parking was charged on my bill, so… Read more
Love it love it love it! My kids were in heaven! Lazy river is great. I did not mind paying the $9 for the floaty as it was optional. Awesome property, great accomodations. We enjoyed the shuttle, driver was most pleasant. Regarding the 'Parking Pass' -- I did not even stop to speak to the Sales guys. No parking was charged on my bill, so just ignore them. I saw no one checking the property for any parking passes. This will be our go-to spot for every Orlando vacay, i need to shop around no more! Read less