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Old 09-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

We just returned on September 2nd from a week-long stay at Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa. For anyone wanting to know more about the resort, I just posted a detailed review with lots of pictures (of the villa and the resort amenities) on the Hotel & Accommodation Reviews sub-board.

If anyone has any specific questions, please feel free to ask.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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I am interested to see what you have written. Our worst stay ever was at this resort.
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I see you stayed in the new section, so it is probably much nicer than the old section we stayed in.

But the entire experience left such a bad taste in our mouths that we will never stay there again.
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I see you stayed in the new section, so it is probably much nicer than the old section we stayed in.

But the entire experience left such a bad taste in our mouths that we will never stay there again.
Sorry to hear that. We very much enjoyed the stay. Our only complaint? No free internet (and I refused to pay the $9.95 daily charge). But it was as much a blessing as a curse....it gave me a good reason to "disconnect" from home for a week and REALLY "get away".

We wouldn't hesitate to go back.
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Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

Aug. 2014.....SVR, SW, DC, AQ, TL, Daytona & MORE! PTR in progress: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51863899
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
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We stayed there awhile back in building 19 I think. It was not one of the newer ones but still nice. We had a pool on each side across the street so they were nice and close. Had a 2 bedroom with nice screened in porch and we enjoyed our stay.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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really hated westgate - those sales people are pests.

that say recently stayed at Westgate Villa (the one use to own) - because they changed the rules and allowed pets again (they did in 1999 - but soon changed the rules to no pets)

anyway the extra charge for cleaning the room was $80 - it was a very nice 2-bedroom. Now really still don't like the westgate sales - but my cats had a lovely time. So would stay again. if your pet does damage the charge could be $155.

this time since I didn't kept answering the phone when they called - one actually came to my villa while we were there. talk about them trying to bully....

the reason did not stay in CWR was there were none in RCI last minute call and there was Westgate.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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Our family has stayed here 2 times and the resort was great only problem was parking and the condo was a little dated but staff was nice and the resort was clean. We even went fishing at the lake. I use to own here but sold it sold it but it's not anywhere near as bad as everyone said.
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