Orlando hotels for every traveller


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April 2018

Plan your perfect stay in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world. Whether you’re looking to stay in the heart of the action, take a break with the ultimate family retreat, or relax in a luxurious sanctuary for a spot of pampering, find the ultimate Orlando accommodation with us.

For the best of Universal Parks: Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando™

Enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll holiday in an epic location, on the doorstep of Universal.

The lowdown…

Feel the rhythm flow throughout this music-themed, award-winning, five star hotel.

From here you can walk to Universal Studios™ and skip queues with your ticket. Hop on the complimentary shuttle bus to Universal’s Island of Adventures™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™. When you’re not playing in the parks, make a splash in the pool and listen to underwater tunes whilst you swim. Take part in a ping-pong tournament, or swing your hips during a hula-hoop contest. To feel like the superstar you are, rent out a poolside cabana and rock your oversized shades.

Insider’s tip…

Put on your blue suede shoes for Velvet sessions, on the last Thursday of every month. Dance away to famous musicians in concert and sip on party cocktails for a legendary night out.

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To feel like the superstar you are, rent out a poolside cabana and rock your oversized shades.

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For the best of Walt Disney World: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Take a walk on the wild side, with a verdant resort stay, shared with exotic animals in an emerald setting.

The lowdown…

Stay here for an animal extravaganza, in the middle of Walt Disney World. The complimentary bus shuttles will whisk you between the magic of each Disney park. Ride over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom entrance, just 15 minutes away – for thrills and spills. After adventurous days away, enjoy your own watering hole, at the resort pools. The wildlife excitement will never cease to amaze you. The hotel is home to over 30 African species, so keep your eyes peeled to spot as many as you can. Savour a Wanyama safari experience with dinner, for an up-close creature encounter.

Insider’s tip…

Book a Savannah View room for a unique stay. Wake up to see giraffes grazing, lookout for zebras galloping and go to bed amidst the calls of tropical birds.

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For water park magic: The Grove Resort and Spa

Make a splash at this hotel and dive into its exclusive water park.

The lowdown…

Plunge into the Surfari Water Park, from its thrilling and twisting slides, to the find-your-balance Flowrider® Double surf simulator. Take your little ones to the kids’ pool, for squirting fountains and slippery two-story slides. Then glide along the lazy river on a rubber ring, unwinding in the sunshine. Rent your own cabana, cool down with icy drinks in the shade. When you’re not playing in the pool, the Walt Disney World theme parks are just minutes away. Shoppers can get their kicks at the nearby premium outlet shopping. If you venture a little further, you’ll reach International Drive.

Insider’s tip…

When you’re ready for some rejuvenation, make your way to the Escape Spa. Their signature treatments incorporate Floridian flavours of citrus and honey.

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  • The Lazy River, Surfari Water Park at The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando. ©Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.

    Kick back and relax

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  • Poolside at the Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando. ©2018 Marriott International, Inc.

    Dive right in

    The best way to unwind between all your Orlando adventures? Chilling out in the sun by a glistening pool. Easy.£1158 pp

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For the family: Sheraton Vistana Villages

Orlando is made for family-fun trips, so plan a stay to match your family’s needs.

The lowdown…

Take a break at this condo-style accommodation on International Drive. Enjoy its tropical setting, with an array of activities to keep everyone smiling – from tye-dye classes, to tennis matches and a mermaid academy. The pool with the fountains and pirate ship, will entertain children whilst adults can enjoy aqua aerobics or relax poolside. With Walt Disney World just around the corner, hop on the complimentary shuttle for magical family moments. Venture to Universal Orlando Resort™ for more theme park thrills, or wander along I-Drive for crazy golf and epic foodie feasts.

Insider’s tip…

Drop the little ones at the Kids’ Night Out. They can get crafty, watch movies and make new friends, whilst you savour a leisurely resort dinner for two.

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For couples: Rosen Plaza

Enjoy a retreat where every night is date night.

The lowdown…

Kick it with a location in the heart of the I-Drive action. With theme parks on your door step and water parks just around the corner, spend thrilling days out together. When you’re both weary, return to unwind in the blissful waterfall whirlpool spa with a massage. Then stay in for a bite and lounge drinks. Feeling energetic? Step out to Pointe Orlando, soak up the lively atmosphere for a day or just catch the buzz of a night out. Choose from improv comedy nights to romantic fine-dining, or dance until the early hours with cocktails and live music.

Insider’s tip…

Tuck into the ultimate brunch at 39 Poolside and Grill. Hit the build-your-own Bloody Mary station, chow down on pancake stacks and listen to live music.

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For golfing stays: Four Seasons

Soak up the sun and tee-off at the Tranquilo Golf Club.

The lowdown…

The Sunshine State is renowned for its golfing greens and Orlando is no exception. Set in the magic of Walt Disney World, play days away on the 16-acre Championship golf course. Tom Fazio designed the course merging a wildlife sanctuary with a luscious golfing landscape. The theme of luxury continues throughout the resort. Treat yourself with an array of treatments in the world-class spa and explore the vast glistening pool areas. The kids will have fun of their own at the complimentary kids’ camp. Head to the 17th floor rooftop restaurant CAPA, for gourmet cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, accompanied by mesmerising views.

Insider’s tip…

Resort guests can book tee-times for a swing on the lavish landscape. Take a break from rounds at the clubhouse for a taste of Cuban-American dishes and Hemingway Daquiris.

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For luxury: Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Indulge in a Floridian five star utopia.

The lowdown…

If you’re looking for an utterly luxurious stay, look no further. Experience deluxe accommodation in the ultimate location – think opulent poolside cabanas, soothing spa therapies, tantalising cocktails and delectable dining. Take part in weekend morning yoga classes, take a swing around the Championship golf course designed by Rees Jones or top up your tan by the sparkling pool. If it’s even possible to have too much pampering, take day trips to the nearby Disney parks, venture out to Universal Studios™ or find your way along International Drive for sensational shopping.

Insider’s tip…

Feel your taste buds tingle during a visit to Bull & Bear®. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes and sublime cocktails. At night, take a seat by the window to watch fireworks soar through the sky from Disney’s Epcot.

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