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Located in North Davenport just 9 miles/15 minutes drive from Walt Disney World, the Regal Palms Resort's overall design incorporates a 2 acre Water Park set in tropical landscaped surroundings with 2 large heated swimming pools, Waterslide, Lazy River, heated Jacuzzi/Spa (which is genuinely as hot as a bath!) & Waterfalls. The pool water is warm enough (82°F) to swim in all year round! There is also an extensive sun bathing terraces to relax on under the Florida Sunshine, a Volleyball Court and a Children's Play Area for the little ones!
The Clubhouse features a convenient on-site 24 hour/7 day per week Reception & Check-In desk, and includes a large Restaurant, with terrace service onto the Poolside Patio, & a Sports Bar with satellite TV (so no drinking and driving, then!). There is Live Music most Friday & Saturday nights, Karaoke on Thursday nights & entertainment on most days (in the season). In addition there is a Games Room with Pool Table, Air Hockey Table & a dozen other video games and an Internet Cafe comprising of 4 workstations with ADSL broadband & free wifi internet connection
The pool area is OPEN FROM 8am TO 11pm EVERY DAY ALL YEAR! Just what you need after a long day at the Theme Parks!
NEW at the Resort we have "Banana Jack's" pirate themed dining, restaurant & arcade experience featuring an expansive indoor jungle gym & fun zone. Be part of the adventure with almost 4,000 square feet of fun for the whole family! Transport yourself into a pirate-themed adventure where you can play interactive games, eat delicious food and win prizes! Or climb, twist and crawl through the Indoor Playground!
From the moment you step into Banana Jack's you will be instantly transported into a pirate adventure! Play in the interactive arcade room where you can experience the latest gaming technology, win tickets and earn cool prizes!
The interactive games will have the family entertained for hours. Battle head-to-head in the ultimate racing video games or shoot hoops in our classic basketball arcade game. Banana Jack’s has games for children of all ages.
For those who like to create their own fun, explore our state-of-the-art indoor jungle gym playground, the only one of its kind in the area! Climb, twist and maneuver through the webbed cave crawl, trek over the thin-planked pirate’s bridge and dodge oversized buoys as you make your way down the slide. Or watch your friends & family below from the Junction Sphere, a 4 foot plastic bubble with dome windows!
Feel like you need a Work-Out or just pampering? Try the Gym (with a dozen pieces of fitness equipment, such as treadmills, bikes, cross trainers & weight machines), another large indoor heated Jacuzzi/Spa, the Sauna, the Steam Room, the Health Center (massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, waxing, laser treatment, aromatherapy, see below), the Multi-jet "all over" Power Shower, or the Spray Tan Room. Private services (such as pedicure, massage, spray tan, etc) are subject to charge.
Calling all Golfers! The superb Highlands Reserve Golf Course is located right next door. More on this below.Regal Palms is a private, gated resort which means that access is strictly controlled using an electronic key-card entry system. All the facilities are for the exclusive use of the guests only. It is NOT open to the public.
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If you prefer to dine in, within 4 minutes walk there is a large Publix Supermarket but if you prefer not to cook yourself, the shopping center also offers a Chinese & Pizza take-out & licensed bar (The "Tap Room"). In addition, within 10 minutes drive there is a Pharmacy, Bank, Post Office, numerous restaurants such as a SUPERB Applebee's, Italian (Olive Garden, Carrabbas), Chinese, Thai, Indian, American "homestyle", such as Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, MacDonald's, Denny's, Ponderosa, Wendy's, IHOP, Subway sandwich bar, an English style Pub (Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm), Gas/Petrol Stations, a Hairdresser etc. There is also a WAL-MART store on the N.E. corner of Hwy 192 and Hwy 27, just 2 miles/4 minutes away! You really are spoilt for choice in the local area. Cruise down the 192 and choose from restaurants like Charlie's steak house, Kobe Japanese, Ponderosa, Shoney's, Olive Garden, Santa Fe, Chili's or Red Lobster or the prestigious Restaurants & Bars of Celebration. Whether its this or Pizza Hut or Taco Bell or an "all you can eat" breakfast buffet at Denny's or IHOP, there is plenty of choice to suit all tastes within just few minutes drive.
Then there are the Orlando Attractions! Disney World with its 4 Theme Parks (15 minutes), Universal Studios with its 2 Theme Parks & the "Harry Potter Ride" (25 minutes), SeaWorld (20 minutes), Discovery Cove, Wet 'n Wild, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, the new LegoLand, Watermania, GatorLand, Orlando Old Town, the Boggy Creek Airboat rides, & even a helicopter ride that will fly you over the whole lot. Hit the nightlife in "Medieval Times", "Arabian nights" or the fantastic "Cirque du Soleil" show in Downtown Disney. Don't forget all the superb Malls to explore for designer label bargains and all the superb restaurants down the 192 and in Downtown Disney & Celebration! Alternatively, discover the Florida wildlife by canoe or by horseback in the beautiful National Parks, swim with dolphins or manatees, go alligator spotting on an airboat, or venture a bit further afield to Busch Gardens for some of the best rollercoasters in Florida (40 minutes), NASA's Kennedy Space Centre (60 minutes), and the sandy beaches of Clearwater & Tampa Bay and Daytona Beach, just 40 minutes away.
Or perhaps its the shopping you are after? Orlando's famous Mall's are all within easy reach. Orlando Premium Factory Outlets (15 minutes), Florida Mall (25 minutes), The Millennium Mall (35 minutes), or Beltz (25 minutes) plus many, many more...
Calling all golfers!
The prestigious PGA rated Highlands Reserve Golf Course is located right next door (walking distance), which is a par 72 Championship course. Mike Dasher designed the course and it provides players with pine tree lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of Old Florida with the citrus trees coming into play throughout the course. In addition, for those on a budget, the Polo Park Golf Course (open to the public offering green fees for just $35) is located just 3 minutes drive north on Highway 27, & for those looking for something special, Greg Norman's World acclaimed Champions Gate 36 hole Golf Course is just a short drive south down the I-27, about 5 minutes away. In addition, just up Highway 27 to the north is Legends at Orange Lake Resort & Country Club. There really is dozens of excellent courses in the area, just a few minutes drive away
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Feedback and recent guests' genuine comments.....
Stella, Paul & family,Toronto, Canada
I just wanted to tell you that you were right - we had a fabulous vacation! Your house was great, as was the pool & other facilities. We are looking forward to staying there again next year and would definitely recommend your property to family and friends. In fact, Paul referred a buddy from work that just booked with you & I have just forwarded your email address to my very good friends that will be coming down in July. In addition, friends of ours rented from you & on two separate occasions & both had nothing but positive things to report back. You are definitely a hit over here in Toronto!! I would be happy to act as a Referee if necessary. Here are some photos! The first is Grandma & Madison going down the Waterslide! Thanks again, Simon, we will definitely be in touch! (Stella has subsequently returned to the Resort)
Tracey, Paul, Samuel & Lucy, Leicester, UK
"Wanted to let you know we arrived safely back in the UK on Saturday having spent two weeks in Orlando, based at your villa. It was perfect, and so much larger in real life than in the photographs! We were all thrilled with the Resort, and, like others who have commented before us, we spent one or two days around the Regal Palms Resort as respite from the Theme Parks.
The resort was fantastic - the pool was ideal for our two children, aged 10 and 5. The house was beautiful and is one of the best places we've ever stayed in. We certainly plan to return and hope your villa will be available to us. We are arguing at the moment how soon that will be - my husband says 4 years, I say 2 years and the children say next year. I wonder who might be right? Anyway, thank you for loaning us the use of your beautiful property. We will return soon! Kindest regards, Tracey
Troy, Monique, Dominique & Caleb, New Brunswick, Canada
"Just a little note on how we made out at your townhome. We had a great time! Your place was exactly as shown and we were very happy, would recommend it anytime. This is the second time we have been to the area, first time in a 3 bedroom Villa on Highlands Reserve second time your townhouse on the Regal Palms Resort. We liked the townhouse better because of all activities from the restaurant, the bar, the fitness club and the fantastic water park were all of 1-2 minutes away walking distance. The townhouse itself, well, basically you are walking into a new home. The beauty of this resort is that all Attraction Parks are all very close, 15 minutes max by car. But I have to admit, I am not sure who had the most fun at the Resort Water Park, me or my 4 and 5 year old kids. So thanks again and we will be speaking with you very soon for next year's dates. But I would be interested in the 4 bedroom this time. Going to invite my in-laws. Please find attached some photos of Dominique & Caleb" (Troy subsequently returned to the Resort & booked 3 houses)
Gill, Steven, Sarah, Lee & Matthew, t>Notts, UK
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your 3 bed townhome in Florida. We were a little nervous at the thought, as didn't know you from Adam, and just had to put our trust in what you were telling us, and the photographs posted on the website. The complex was exactly as it looked on the website, in fact even better in "real life". It was exceptionally clean, and very homely. We couldn't get the safe to work, but asked at Reception and someone was down to sort it within the hour!! The staff were excellent and very efficient and polite. We have always stayed in a hotel before when visiting Florida, but would never do so again now. I It was great having a fully equipped kitchen, with a large fridge, oven and dishwasher, etc. The washer/dryer was an added bonus, and made things so much easier. Thank you, Simon (feel I know you personally now) for always keeping us informed of any changes to the Resort, and your immediate response to my many emails and questions!!! I will definitely be recommending you to my friends, and would definitely stay with you again. I would also be happy for you to give anyone my email address in case they need a reference. Many thanks again for a fantastic holiday. I have attached a few "family photos"...
Alison & family,
Hook, Hants, UK
We had a fabulous time and were over the moon with Regal Palms. The house was lovely, just as it looked on your photos and was spotlessly clean. In fact the whole place felt like an 'old friend' as all your descriptions were so accurate. You were right, when asked, our 2 boys wanted to stay at the 'Resort pool' rather than go to the Disney Water Parks! The Resort was just right for us, plenty of space but not sprawlingly huge, you felt as if you were coming home. Your short cut directions to Disney were also spot on. We can't wait to go back. I am more than happy to provide a reference to anyone who needs one!
John, Lyn & family, Nottingham, England, UK
"Well what can we say that is new about the holiday at Regal Palms
that has not already been said before? The house gave us a new slant on holidaying as for the first time
we were not restricted to one room in a hotel and just desperate to get out and about. Having a whole house
to ourselves and so many facilities on site gave us so much more and we really appreciated the greater sense
of freedom to do what we wanted when we wanted. We were far more relaxed and felt no pressure to be out
seeking thrills & therefore we have more in store for our next visit although there were plenty of
thrills that we tapped into, as this is almost mandatory with a Florida holiday. Regal Palms
staff were excellent and the food in the restaurant was above average and not overly expensive. Nice bar
especially on the ‘two for one’ nights and my son and I took full advantage of the offer. Our whole family loved
the pool area spending many hours relaxing & swimming, except for the wife who just manages to float with
assistance(!) We found the travelling from the Resort to the Attractions was no great problem.
My family thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and will be repeating this when Lyn hits the magic 60. It was good to know that when we arrived at Regal Palms it was up to us to set the agenda for our holiday and not directed by resort reps to where they feel you should go. "Freedom" is the word we felt appropriate for our trip. Setting up the holiday without using an agency, apart from flights and car, allowed us to select where we wanted to go without being herded from pillar to post by others. Nice not to have to pay for pool heating which can add a significant amount to the overall costs. We certainly appreciated the honesty of "Simon" in our dealings with him and him not being fazed by the questions I asked. It was also appreciated that when my computer hard drive died he sent me copies of emails etc to my new set up to update me, as I failed to back up my files & therefore relied on him to bring me back up to speed regarding where we were at with the holiday which he did with good grace.
My dealings with Simon have proved to be a joy. I have attached some photos of our experience".
Amy, Edward, Amanda, Abigail & Alex (age 7, 5 & 2), Greenville NC, USA
"Just a quick note to tell you that we enjoyed our vacation. We found everything we needed in the villa and the resort facilities were "awesome" (in the words of our 2, 5 & 7 year olds). Thank you for making booking our vacation condo so easy! In addition I will also add that the resort is truly only about 12 minutes from Disney, without using your short cut, and with the grocery store 1 minute away it truly is a convenient location. I also love that I can get 4 bedrooms for the price of a hotel room. By the way, when we checked out my husband noticed the list of things you can rent from the resort - my husband said to the desk clerk that it seemed we had most of the items at no cost. The desk clerks said "Oh you must have gone thru Simon, he really takes care of his villas and his guests". Just thought you would want to know they speak highly of you at the resort! And using PayPal was easy and sure with no hidden fees or costs. When we arrived at the resort Reception our keys were ready with no hassle. We will be returning in June or July next year so I will keep your e-mail to check availability and pricing"
Karen, Cheshire, UK
"We had a wonderful time staying in your 3 bedroom house at Regal Palms. We couldn't believe how close it was to the swimming pool complex and the Clubhouse. Brilliant! The house itself is lovely. Its very spacious, clean and modern looking. The beds were especially comfortable which makes all the difference when you've spent a whole day walking around Theme Parks! Having a fully equipped kitchen is a huge bonus too. There were a few occasions when we had a nice relaxing lunch after spending the morning at the pool.
That brings me nicely to our favourite bit! We thought the swimming pool complex was really fantastic. We managed to take lots of pics of us and the kids on the slide. The lazy river was really good fun, especially as the water is heated! What a lovely way to relax...sitting in a tube, gazing at the beautiful surroundings. Bliss! We had a LOT of fun in the pool. Thanks again for a no-hassle holiday home.
Cheryl, Bryan, Ashley (15), Leah (13), Cheryl, Frank, Eric, & Alex Hampshire, UK
"Just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service and for renting us your lovely house. Everything worked out so well. Perhaps everyone looking at Regal Palms should rent YOUR house. It was absolutely spotless, clean, tidy and everything I wished for. I found the staff at the front desk to be extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They were really very kind to us. It's been a pleasure to deal with you Simon. Thanks again....."
"Stunning Home" Dave Watson, Scotland
My experience with this property took place in:
Would I recommend this hotel to my best friend?
My ratings for this hotel are:
Check in / front desk
What a wonderful place! Felt at home the very second we stepped inside. Simon did more than was expected to make our arrival and finding it so easy.
Our house had 4 bedrooms, so we had a spare as a walk in closet, wonderful. Air con is a superb blessing and makes the return so welcome after a long hard day at the parks. The parks themselves are only a 15 minute drive away.
I would return happily and the facilities on site are superb. My young daughter was always asking us around the 2pm to get home to enjoy the fantastic pool area.
It was also a heaven in the evening for that well earned nightcap.
Plus within 3 minutes of a large Publix supermarket shopping is so easy.
Staff at resort were always very helpful and went that extra mile for us.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this place to stay and thank Simon for his ease of booking method.
Many many thanks from a tired but very happily family.
Liked: location, cleanliness, ambiance of house.
Disliked: nothing :-)))
"Excellent!!!" Tony, Plymouth, MA, USA
Would I recommend this hotel to my best friend?
My ratings for this hotel are:
Check in / front desk
I recommend this hotel for:
Young singles, An amazing honeymoon, A romantic getaway, Girlfriend getaway, Great pool scene, Families with young children, Families with teenagers, Tourists
Family with young children
My visit was for:
Quality time with family
This was truly one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. We booked with Simon directly. He is a class act. Everything he claimed on his website was entirely true. We stayed 5 nights starting February 20th.
Check in was a breeze. We had no issues at all.
The unit itself was immaculate. It had 3 bedrooms (all with their own full baths), a very nice sized kitchen, a laundry room with washer/dryer, a dining room, a nice size living room, and a balcony off the master bedroom. My wife walked in, and said "This is beautiful!” After years of staying in various hotel rooms all over the country, it takes a lot to get her to say something like that. She is a bit picky, so I was surprised to hear it.
The pool area is just as great as everyone else is describing it. The water is nice and warm, the water slide and lazy river are great, and the snack window (where you can get anything from Pina Coladas to steak) was good as well. The playground inside this area was an added plus for the kids. They loved every minute of it.
My wife enjoyed the spa, where she got a pedicure. It was reasonably priced at around $40.
The fitness center was really nice, and the separate hot tub in there was a plus.
We ate at the on-site restaurant one night, and the food was good. It was priced similar to most mid-scale, chain restaurants (Outback, Carrabba's, Red Lobster, and the like).
The fact that there was a Publix supermarket a stone's throw away was great for us. It saved us money buying food there, and cooking, rather than going out to eat every night.
Check out was also a breeze. We had no issues there either.
The only way I can address the negative reviews is to quote the reviewer just below me:
"Some of the negative comments betray the sort of person who will moan about anything and everything; if you gave some of these people a gold bar, they'd complain that it was too heavy. Don't listen to them." - scooter
I chuckled when I read that, because these probably are the type of people who gave the negative reviews.
I can't fathom any other reason. I mean you are getting a luxury condo for less per night (A LOT less in some cases) than most hotels in the area. What do these people expect!!! If anything, they should be almost floored by how nice it was, like I was.
All and all, we had a great time. The kids loved it and it was extremely clean, so it passed my major concerns with flying colors. We will be back next year, that's for sure!!
Liked: The Cleanliness and Pool
"Loved this" MichiganFamilyof4, Susan, St. Clare Shores, Michigan, USA
Booked this trip directly with Simon at his regalpalmsrental web address. For a similar price that we would have paid
for a one-room hotel, we stayed in a beautifully decorated, and fully furnished 3 bedroom 3 bath (FYI- he also has a 4 bedroom available)
townhouse at Regal Palms Resort. Simon was an absolute pleasure to deal with. His reply emails were very prompt and he even called me from the UK
(to Michigan, USA) when I was having trouble with my email. He was honest, and everything that he stated was right-on.
The townhouse was very clean and extremely comfortable....even the beds! Also, the kitchen was a real PLUS. With a really nice Publix grocery store less than a minute away, high quality food items were easily retrieved. Furthermore, the Resort's restaurant (on premises) served really good food that wasn't too expensive (for example, an extremely well prepared chef's salad - big enough to easily serve two was approx. $7).
Now, let's talk about the most fantastic part of this trip and location....THE POOL AREA...surrounded with lush palm trees, and great landscaping. There were multiple pools, a lazy river, a large hot tub/jacuzzi, a water slide, a walk in area for small children, a playscape....I could go on and on! Let's just say that in the middle of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World, my children asked when we could go back to the resort and play in the pool! They had been begging to go to Disney and were loving it, but the pool is THAT fantastic!
We had such a nice stay, that we would definitely return. In addition, we have already recommended this resort to my sister who is going to the Orlando area next month.
"A very pleasant surprise" Finch4 Ringwood, England
We are a family of 4 from the UK who stayed at this resort for 11 nights. 7 of those nights with just the 4 of us, the rest with our friends from New Jersey USA. We hired a 4 bedroomed town house from 'Simon'. I found him through various searches on the internet. I would thoroughly recommend anyone booking directly through him. He is so informative & honest. Can't recommend him enough.
On arrival I was very nervous having read a few negative reports. However, we were all very pleasantly surprised. The Reception area was very attractive and we were treated very nicely indeed by the staff. They showed us the restaurant and pool area and even though we had been travelling for many hours and it was dark, we were suitably impressed. In fact throughout our stay we had various dealings with many of the staff and I must say they were all extremely helpful and very efficient. We also booked our theme park tickets from them after shopping around. They were no dearer than anywhere else!! On our first morning we phoned through to say we didn't have a hairdryer and I swear that before I had even put the phone down there was a very pleasant young man with a hairdryer at my door. All I can say to people who found them to be rude is - you get back what you give!!
Now to the house - the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. It was spotless. I think the carpet was new, everything there worked and everything and more we could have asked for was to hand. I was very pleased indeed. It was so big - 4 toilets between us all is just wonderful. My friends kids had their own room and even though we had a huge master bedroom upstairs our friends had their own very nice suite downstairs. If you have a large group, this is definitely the best way to go.
The Resort in general - wonderful pool area and a real plus that they keep the water warm. 10 out of 10 for that. The hot tub was hot and the whole area kept very clean. We loved the fact that we could order food and drinks around the pool. Excellent....!! The one let down is that they close the pool at dark which in December is at 5pm, so you could only use the pool if you didn't go out during the day.
As for the location - we are used to the glitz and glamour of the more 'holiday' type location. This is definitely more residential and laid back. We enjoyed this different approach, but you must be prepared to drive everywhere. The supermarket down the road was excellent - that was a real plus.
Overall an excellent place to stay. I have no regrets at all. And I would thoroughly recommend Simon as a very honest guy to deal with. If you have kids I can't think of anywhere more economically better.
"AAA - All Around Awesome!" - Julie, Staten Island, NY, USA
I enjoyed every minute of my stay in Simon's townhouse at Regal Palms. I spent 8 days in his beautiful 4 bedroom home with my husband, my sister and her husband and 4 children ages 7, 8, 9, and 10. It was Great! Everything was exactly as described on his website. From check-in to check-out I do not have any complaints! The home itself was clean and well maintained, and all of the appliances were in very good working condition. The location is a perfect distance from the resort pool and all of the parks. The pool was fantastic, the kids had a blast and never wanted to leave. The staff at Regal Palms was great as well. I highly recommend renting from Simon. He was truly a pleasure to deal with. He was easy to communicate with both on the phone and via email. He always responded quickly and answered all of my questions in a professional and courteous manner. We were extremely pleased with our experience.
My special thanks to Stella, Tracey, Troy, Fred, Gill, Alison, John, Amy, Karen, Cheryl, Dave, Tony, Susan, Julie and all those on the next page (link below) for agreeing to allow me to publish their kind words...
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