OverviewLocated just north of Highway 192 and about a 12-minute drive from Disney World, Fantasy World Club Villas are geared towards travellers who prefer resort-style accommodations with private villas, extended kitchen amenities, three outdoor pools and easy highway access near Disney World.
This resort has 302 air-conditioned two-bedroom villas, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, two bathrooms, a sitting area, a dining area, a DVD player, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board.
The villas are not wheelchair-accessible and pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include three outdoor pools, three hot tubs, a lazy river, two waterslides, a kids' splash pad, a playground, a pool bar, a tennis court, an 18-hole mini-golf course, a driving range, a fitness centre, a sauna, a stream room, a kids' activity centre, a business centre, weekly housekeeping and barbecue facilities.
Scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando & Sea World is available, as is a free shuttle to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores (please contact the hotel for details). A mandatory resort fee of $12.50 is charged per room, per night.
SeaWorld is about a 15-minute drive northward, while Walmart Vision Centre can be found a 6-minute drive north of the hotel. The Olive Garden is roughly a 3-minute walk southeast, and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a 30-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 16, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and villas.
Numerous lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to Disney parks, Cocoa Beach, Universal Studios, Walmart, restaurants, attractions, shopping and grocery stores.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly and helpful in offering restaurant and activity suggestions.
Several guests were pleased with their accommodations. They described their villas as clean, spacious, well equipped, well maintained, comfortable and practical. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers had complaints about their accommodations (see below).
The hotel's water features were also praised by several lodgers, who enjoyed the pools, the lazy river and the hot tubs.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the Wi-Fi and the rooms.
Some reviewers had complaints about the hotel's Wi-Fi. They reported it as sporadic, slow and unreliable, which they described as an inconvenience.
While the majority of lodgers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious villas, a few guests had complaints. They reported uncomfortable beds and dated decor, recommending that guests request an "upgraded" villa upon booking.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 1,719 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 of 162 Kissimmee hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 476 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 41 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 16, 2013 to verify some information.