We love this brand and were excited to try a vacation (time-share) villa. It is population-dense. Row upon row of 5-story units - would have been fine if we intended to cook. No real restaurant onsite, although the snack bar makes a decent omelet
for breakfast. No evening entertainment, no piano bar or band on the weekends. In fact, no courtesies normally expected at this brand's hotels. The best thing was housekeeping - friendly, thorough. Location was a plus, which is why we chose it. If you don't mind cooking for yourself, it's clean and ok.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Good restaurants - Cuba Libre was the best! - just up International Drive past the Convention Center. Sadly, nothing is within walking distance.
I had a great time at grande vista. The vila was very spacious and exactly what I needed to recover from walking around all day in the parks. The in roon jacuzzi was vital to regain my energy. Having a full kitchen and laundry stuff was also very
nice because it allowed me to save both time and money . I only ate out once daily. Nice staff. I stayed at building 92 which has been renovated recently. I'd request that upon check in.
Fabulous overnight stay! Better than we expected!
Only two issues: Whirlpool tub was old and ineffective and the front desk was unwilling to give us a 2 hour later check out time. We compromised for 1 hour.
This was on the weekend that had the
FYI- the shower door did not completely close in unit 90-530..
Other than that........it was terrific!!!!!