Caribe Royale Orlando

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Full to the brim with fun for all the family, the Caribe Royale is a spectacular resort in the theme park capital of the world. Just a short drive from some of Orlando’s best parks, you can be zipping around those rollercoasters before you know it. But it’s not all about the location. You’ve got pool complete with water slide, plus one for the kids. You have a choice of where to eat and drink all throughout the day and night, or opt for a night-in and enjoy room service in the comfort of your home-from-home. And when the nights roll in, you can put your feet up and watch some movies under the stars.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On World Center Drive in Lake Buena Vista. A 5-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort, and 15 minutes to Universal Studios. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

1335 suites, all with air conditioning, HDTV in both the bedroom and living room, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee maker, USB charging stations, complimentary WiFi access, safe, iron and ironing board, and bathroom amenities. 

One Bedroom Suites feature a separate living room with sofa bed, and bedroom with either 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child. 

Pool View Suites feature a separate living room with pull out sofa bed, and bedroom with 2 queen-size beds overlooking the pool area, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child. 

Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays guests. Valet parking available*.

The Venetian Chop House (steakhouse, seafood and fine wines, open for dinner). Tropicale (American buffet and a la carte options, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Calypso's Pool Bar & Grille (open for lunch, dinner, light bites and cocktails). Café 24 (deli/market, open 24-hours). Java's Coffee Café (grab-and-go food). 24-hour room service*.

Activity programme (schedule varies seasonally).

Outdoor swimming pool with 75-foot water slide. Kids' splash pool. 2 hot tubs. Poolside cabanas*. The Island Spa*. Fitness centre. Yoga and spin classes. Tennis and basketball courts. Fishing equipment rental*. Games room*. Running and walking trail. Movies under the stars (selected nights). Bicycle rental*.

Gift shop.

Resort Fee Waived: For all Virgin Holidays customers saving $30 plus tax, per room per day.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Surely there are better spots to stay

May 19, 2022 lunalu1999 Coral Gables, Florida

Things here are just very average. The pool side bar food is mediocre, and, as to be expected at a resort hotel, overpriced. The rum bar has warm beer—though in all fairness they have only been open a few weeks. They have a great selection of rum. The steakhouse has no bar dining, only seated dining. My room was quite large, though not sure… Read more
Things here are just very average. The pool side bar food is mediocre, and, as to be expected at a resort hotel, overpriced. The rum bar has warm beer—though in all fairness they have only been open a few weeks. They have a great selection of rum. The steakhouse has no bar dining, only seated dining. My room was quite large, though not sure why my comforter smells musty while the linens are clean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Housekeeping no bueno

May 17, 2022 S1544IMjanetf

Stayed there for business and it is a really nice property and I would have rated it a 5 but... when I checked out, I forgot to take my bed pillow with a peach pillow case, and blue accent pillow. When I called the hotel a few hours later, they said I needed to fill out a form on "Forgotmyitem.com", which I did. The response came back saying… Read more
Stayed there for business and it is a really nice property and I would have rated it a 5 but... when I checked out, I forgot to take my bed pillow with a peach pillow case, and blue accent pillow. When I called the hotel a few hours later, they said I needed to fill out a form on "Forgotmyitem.com", which I did. The response came back saying that nothing was turned in. Seriously? How can the housekeeping staff not see 2 pillows that clearly don't belong there. Very disappointing! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel BUT

May 8, 2022 hafez n Fethiye, Turkey

We been staying in this lovely hotel three times then stoped and went another hotel but this time came back to see if they have changed some of ridiculous problems which we mentioned before but A BIG NO Washer dryier when you dry your cloth and open the door fluff comes out because they haven’t cleaned filters for years and the big problem is… Read more
We been staying in this lovely hotel three times then stoped and went another hotel but this time came back to see if they have changed some of ridiculous problems which we mentioned before but A BIG NO Washer dryier when you dry your cloth and open the door fluff comes out because they haven’t cleaned filters for years and the big problem is Patio doors ,you can not open and shut they been neglected for so long and bearings under neath big door worn out and we mentioned this first time but nothing has been done so when you open and shut is with force and makes very horrible noise why maintenance people can not repair this doors ,for Gods sake get someone to repair ,it puts people off coming here again .small things like this puts you off most customers.I bet nothing will be done again , Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beware!

May 3, 2022 mariexvilla

I really wanted to love this "resort" because of how nice it looks online but it's fallen short too many times to justify the price. When I first arrived I had made a note previously to have an early check-in that would result in a fee, that was fine for me because I arrived in Orlando quite early. When I came though there was no room available… Read more
I really wanted to love this "resort" because of how nice it looks online but it's fallen short too many times to justify the price. When I first arrived I had made a note previously to have an early check-in that would result in a fee, that was fine for me because I arrived in Orlando quite early. When I came though there was no room available to check in yet, no big deal I didn't really care that much, but the workers at the front desk always have some sort of attitude, the only people I've ever had a pleasant experience with was a girl with braces and a man. When I finally got a room I went to put water in the fridge when I noticed the fridge was not cleaned, nor the microwave. Again, not a huge deal, I asked the front desk if I could get some lysol wipes and they just sent a housekeeper who was told it was just water, I had to point out the dirty area! The next day after spending all day at Disney I come back to the room and there's HAIR in my sink. Neither me or my boyfriend have a beard (LOL) and when we called the front desk, they again ask if we want a housekeeper.. for what? To splash some water on the sink?? They didn't offer to change our room until we had to ask, and even then NO APOLOGY! They told us they'd have security look at the room key to see who's been in and out as if we did it.. A random persons hair is in my sink and the solution was unbelievable. Not sanitary at ALL. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, and large resort

Apr 30, 2022 Rebecca W London, United Kingdom

This was an unusual visit i was kicked off cruise as tested positive for COVID, so the cruise booked me in this hotel. Not sure the told hotel?? We arrived and checked into a nice little suite, staff on front desk vaguely pointed out how to get to room, i got lost. Another MOS saw i was stuggllng and walked me to correct lifts and got me to my… Read more
This was an unusual visit i was kicked off cruise as tested positive for COVID, so the cruise booked me in this hotel. Not sure the told hotel?? We arrived and checked into a nice little suite, staff on front desk vaguely pointed out how to get to room, i got lost. Another MOS saw i was stuggllng and walked me to correct lifts and got me to my room. The rest of the family collected food which was nice and lots of choices Pool area huge and DJ playing, we did not get to enjoy but looked nice. On check out after as we were heading towards front desk MOS saw me struggling with my cases and proactively came and helped. Staff very engaged in customer service, hotel nice. Will aim to stay again, as was not in right condition o appreciate and enjoy services. Felt welcomed at hotel. Local area short taxi ride away from most places. Uber delivers Read less