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Old 01-30-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Anyone stay at Holiday Inn Club Vacation - Orange Lake

We have a ton of points earned by my hubby's work travels so I'm thinking of staying part of our trip at this place:

HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATION
ORLANDO - ORANGE LAKE RESORT
8505 W. IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HWY.
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34747, United States.

https://secure.priorityclub.com/hote...cv/hoteldetail

It's a 2 bedroom villa with 1K, 2Q, 1200 square feet, a full kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer, hot tub and the list goes on.

But, I've never stayed at one of their resorts.......any pros/cons?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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We have a ton of points earned by my hubby's work travels so I'm thinking of staying part of our trip at this place:

HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATION
ORLANDO - ORANGE LAKE RESORT
8505 W. IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HWY.
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 34747, United States.

https://secure.priorityclub.com/hote...cv/hoteldetail

It's a 2 bedroom villa with 1K, 2Q, 1200 square feet, a full kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer, hot tub and the list goes on.

But, I've never stayed at one of their resorts.......any pros/cons?
We just stayed there. The resort is very spread out, so depending on your room, you may have to drive your car to the pools, restaurants and other amenities they have. Many of the 2-bedroom unit line the golf courses they have there.

Our room was very spacious and looked like it have been updated in the past couple of years. TVs were small and older, though.

Location-wise resort is very close to Super Target, Publix and several good restaurants.
The closest Disney park is Animal Kingdom, about 15 minutes or so away. It took me 30 minutes to drive to Downtown Disney one evening.

We prefer a more compact resort, like bonnet creek, where you can walk to everything, so I would not likely stay there again unless I was planning a golf trip.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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As mentioned above the resort is very spread out, but there is a ton of stuff to do there! They have I believe 7 different pools, lazy river, restaurants, golf, a lake, and much more.

You will be asked to attend a presentation, but all you have to do is simply tell them no.

The two bedroom rooms are very spacious and have everything you need in them.

It is also a cashless resort. You can either use your room key to pay for things or a credit card. I am not sure if they do it with non owners but you give a $250 deposit. They then deduct anything you used on your room key at the end of your stay.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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Used to work there. Amazing place. Largest single-site timeshare in the world. Nearly 50% of all Guests and Owners who stay never leave until their trip is over. Lots to do and a great place.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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We love Orange Lake. We've stayed in the 1-bdrm, 2-bdrm and the 3-bdrm on various trips. As mentioned above, it is a large resort and a car is needed to enjoy it and the various amenities.

Two thumbs up from our experiences.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #6
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Largest single-site timeshare in the world.
Did not know that. And i've stayed there twice.

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Nearly 50% of all Guests and Owners who stay never leave until their trip is over.
Hmmm. That's hard to believe. Not when there's so much to do in Orlando,

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Lots to do and a great place.
That's true. I think most of the condos are within walking distance of a pool. Last trip, our condo was not in the center of action, and we were still about a half block away from a small pool.

If we didn't get Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our October trip, we'd probably head back to Orange Lake.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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We stayed there for Food and Wine one year for a long weekend. Very nice, spacious 3 bedroom condo. great area, close to Target and restuarants. a bit of a drive to the parks but nothing too horrible.

We wanted to stay there again the next year but it was too pricey compared to the $69 a night we paid the year before, lol. That was a mega deal!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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Yep. As a former lead in Marketing and Sales for OLCC, based on things like comment cards and reviews, nearly 50% of Owners and Guests say they check-in, stay on property, and leave 7 days later.

Many timeshares have a larger land area than OLCC (which is 1500 acres or 15x the size MK). But OLCC is the world's largest, single-site, purpose-driven timeshare offering the amenities it does.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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Yep. As a former lead in Marketing and Sales for OLCC, based on things like comment cards and reviews, nearly 50% of Owners and Guests say they check-in, stay on property, and leave 7 days later.

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Some guests may mean they don t stay overnight at any other property during their trip. Do you really think half dont leave property for any activity,meal or shopping? I suspect you're misinterpreting guest responses
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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OLCC is like a 1500 acre small town with nearly 10 reasonably priced and tasteful restaurants on-site (not counting the two growing shopping centers next door); a Publix; a free shuttle service that runs every 10-15mins around property; a jam-packed calendar of daily events (most for free); and more. Nearly 50% of Owners and Guests who just want to relax and have fun come on a budget, and OLCC - a "purpose-built resort" - has everything they could need in one place.
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OLCC is like a 1500 acre small town with nearly 10 reasonably priced and tasteful restaurants on-site (not counting the two growing shopping centers next door); a Publix; a free shuttle service that runs every 10-15mins around property; a jam-packed calendar of daily events (most for free); and more. Nearly 50% of Owners and Guests who just want to relax and have fun come on a budget, and OLCC - a "purpose-built resort" - has everything they could need in one place.
This is what we do. Maybe hit a park one day, but for the most part everything we need is on-site so we hang out there.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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This is what we do. Maybe hit a park one day, but for the most part everything we need is on-site so we hang out there.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #13
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I dunno. I'll still highly recommend Orange Lake. But as a headquarters for your Orlando vacation. There's so much to do outside of OL, that you wouldn't want to stay there all the time.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #14
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Our family owns a 2br at orange lake, we love it, it's close to the parks, we get there usually in under 15 minute even in August. It is spread out, but there are offerings in each Villiage, and the shuttle can take you anyplace on property. It's a nice place and our 2br in the east Villiage is really nice. Can't wait until August! The CSR in September!
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #15
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Wouldn't stay here again

I stayed here with my family for our holiday vacation last year. We could not stand the place and checked into leaving immediately. It was a busy year so we couldn't check out using RCI but we wanted to. After staying at many time shares in the Orlando area including Sheraton Vistana, WBC and Vacation Village at Parkway, this one was sorely lacking. We stayed in the east village but was really far away from the pool. This was after explaining that my Dad had a stroke and heart condition and couldn't walk very far.

We got an updated room with very old, tube tv's. This was it for us. I know for some people tv's don't mean a lot but because of our modified schedule with my Dad, a good tv is important. We had one flat screen in the living room that was 32 inches.

The jacuzzi in the bathroom was very disappointing. It wasn't separate from the shower.

The washer and dryer was very loud. The worst part for me was how far away it was from all of the parks, outlets and everything else.

This year I learned my lesson booked early at WBC.
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