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Orlando, Florida is the ultimate destination for theme-park enthusiasts. It is the home of world-famous Walt Disney World® and Universal Studios theme parks, as well as many other exciting attractions. It is no surprise, then, that Orlando is also home to a wide array of themed hotels. These unique properties offer guests a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind stay in Orlando, offering guests an immersive experience, and allowing them to become part of the story of their favourite films, shows, and books that will make their holiday unforgettable.
4* Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
A hotel themed and inspired by the South Pacific, with lush Polynesian décor and a tropical atmosphere running throughout. There is a central ‘volcano’ pool, with a waterslide and an array of restaurants and bars ranging from snack bars to late-night bar service. Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT are easily accessible via monorail.
4* Animal Kingdom Lodge
One of Disney’s deluxe resorts, guests will be transported to Africa, with four savannas which are home to over 200 animals. Rooms are safari lodge themed, many with balconies overlooking the wildlife. There’s a large pool resembling a water hole and award-winning African-inspired and American restaurants.
4* Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel
Guests can expect rock star treatment as well as memorabilia at this hotel with musical touches right through the hotel to live music. Close to the parks, the hotel comes with benefits such as the free Universal Express Unlimited ride access, to skip queues. Other amenities include a pool with cabanas, a fitness centre and 5 dining outlets.
3* CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando
If your clients are looking for a hotel with a water park, then this is a great option. Designed to keep the kids happy all day with 14 slides, 3 pools, a daily entertainment programme and a gaming arcade. Plus, it’s close to the main Orlando attractions. There’s a good choice of dining options for all ages too.
4* Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
This condo-style hotel with well-furnished apartments has a great location, close to the major theme parks and the Lake Buena Vista factory outlet stores on site too. The hotel has a pirate-themed pool with a pirate ship, waterfalls and water features. Dining options include Pizza Hut, an Irish pub and a poolside bar and grill.
3* Disney’s Art of Animation resort
If your guests are fans of Disney Pixar, this hotel must be on the list. Located in the heart of Walt Disney World® Resort and boasts the largest pool in the resort. Impressive replicas of Disney characters are all around the hotel, with family suites themed in Disney movies including Little Mermaid, Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo.
3* Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Themed in the style of a Florida beach resort from the 50s and 60s, guests will enjoy a retro vibe. The hotel has two huge pools with a lazy river, a bowling alley and access to exclusive theme park benefits. Located a short walk from Universal’s Volcano Bay™, with views from the hotel. Dining options include a food court-style diner and poolside grill and bar.
4* Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
A 10-minute walk from all the action of Universal is the calm oasis of this tropical-themed hotel with a nod to the Caribbean. There’s an impressive pool with a waterslide, waterfalls and beaches, a hot tub, a kids’ play area and a fitness centre. Spacious rooms have stylish décor and are well appointed. Dining options include a Caribbean restaurant.