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Villas at Regal Palms Resort & Spa Davenport Reviews
Great alternative to a hotel Nov 12, 2008
This is a review of a resort complex rather than an individual hotel, as Regal Palms is a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom town houses with shared on site leisure facilities.
The self catering villa rental holiday suits us, and for this area at least we prefer this over a hotel. We have been to the Orlando area on numerous occasions. We have stayed in villas throughout the Kissimee area and over the years we have got to know this region pretty well. Every time we have been we have stayed in rented villas, never in a hotel.
We have stayed at Regal Palms on three occasions, 2005, 2007 and 2008 and we have seen the complex grow considerably in that time. Each time we have been we have stayed in different areas of the complex and each time we have been impressed with the quality of the accommodation. That said, we have never had poor villa accommodation in Orlando as the standard is generally very high.
The leisure facilities at Regal Palms have a tropical theme with palm trees and a bamboo bar. The large ‘swimming pavilion’ is delightful and features 2 pools, an outdoor jacuzzi, a water slide, and a ‘lazy river’ that runs around an island in the pool area and keeps the kids and the young at heart entertained for hours. There are also numerous beds for lounging around the pool and topping up the tan.
In the main building there is a bar, a restaurant, internet access, a general store and 24 hour reception and evening entertainment in high season. There is also a games room for the kids, fully equipped gym, sauna, and spa facilities.
Regal Palms is located in Davenport on the US27. Ideally you have to have your own transport to get to the theme parks although the resort does lay on a shuttle bus facility. We have always hired a car and the true journey time to the parks is half an hour despite the website claiming that the journey is ‘just minutes’. It is just minutes away I guess, 30 minutes! The journey has never bothered us to be fair because there is always something to see on the US192 which you use for most of the trip. For us, that trip is part of the holiday.
There is some lottery involved as to where on the complex your villa may be located. When we first went in 2005 every villa was in quick walking distance to the leisure complex but as the complex has expanded then inevitably there is a possibility that you may end up some distance from there. We have been very lucky and on each of the 3 occasions we have been located close to the facilities. Also the pool has become noticeably busier as the complex has grown but as most families tend to be out during the day it has never been too much of a problem.
The food served in the restaurant is very good but possibly a little pricey so we ate here only as an occasional treat, but as all townhouses have fully equipped kitchens this isn’t a problem. To stock up there is a retail complex just a five minute walk away from the Regal Palms entrance with a majorly sized ‘Publix’ supermarket as well as smaller shops, restaurants and bars.
For a rest day away from the parks, Regal Palms has everything you need. Work out in the gym, relax by the pool with a drink, or play golf at the excellent Highlands Reserve golf course just opposite Regal Palms, and you have everything you need as an escape from the hectic theme park days.
To sum up, Regal Palms is highly recommended if you don’t mind the drive and if you check beforehand where your townhouse is located on the complex.
Part of the Orlando 2008 travel blog
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Villas at Regal Palms Resort & Spa Overview
The largest attraction nearby the Regal Palms Resort Davenport (Florida) is Disney World. The location is close to Orlando, and all of the amusement parks in that area, including Sea World and other famous names, are within a short drive of the establishment. Guests of the Regal Palms Resort Davenport (Florida) can fly into the Orlando International Airport, the nearest facility to the resort. Private transport is the fastest option.
This establishment offers a mix of pool homes and town homes as accommodations. All of the accommodations at the Regal Palms Resort Davenport (Florida) are provided with full kitchens and function as a private home. The lodgings are all provided with broadband Internet connections and terraces.
This resort offers its guests a selection of relaxing amenities, including a massage service and beauty treatments. There is also meeting space available at the Regal Palms Resort Davenport (Florida). Catering can be provided for both business and personal functions. The hotel has a restaurant onsite. There are also activities for children. There is a convenience store located at this resort.
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