There are two Shetaton Vistania Villages, we stayed in the one in Lake Buena Vista for 9 nights after having been on the gulf cost for a week.
We were in a one bedroom/one lounge apartment suitable for two adults and two children of 9 and 11. For 4 adults or teenagers you would probably need a 2 bed as the sofa bed was quite small. I asked at reception and I think it was 80 dollars per week per apartment to upgrade. (Didn\'t bother as I had unpacked!)
Accommodation was very clean, complimentary toiletries, loads of towels and a jacuzzi bathroom bisecting the apartment. Loads of storage. Also a large balcony with insect screen, table and chairs, overlooking a small (presumably man-made lake) on which we ate breakfast.
Kitchen facilities good, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Not used much as out and ...
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Two huge TV\'s which we hardly used, one at the bottom of our bed and one at the bottom of the kids sofa bed.
Didn\'t experience the on site eateries as we lunched and dinnered away from the complex.
The on-site shop was good for OJ, water, breakfast foods and we used this alot.
There are loads of pools dotted around the complex we went to the closest to our block and it was very nice with water spouts etc for kids to play in. Also plenty of sunbeds and a pool shop.
We were on the second floor, lifts always worked.
Places like the Vistania Suites are very very large and not intimate places to stay. I guess people need to be aware of this. I knew what to expect but it could be an eyeopener for those who have not visited before.
We had a car, location was good for us, as we never seemed more than 15mins drive from where-ever we wanted to be. This is a peaceful place to stay away from main hub of activity. Not sure how it would work out for non-drivers.
Didn\'t come into contact with many staff only the cleaner who was fine (but we always put our valuables in safe were-ever we are), reception staff also v.helpful, and the salesman who tried to sell us one of the suites on timeshare was also nice!
On registering, we were invited to a breakfast sales pitch which we decided to attend because they said they gave you a free 100 dollars for attending. Because we couldn\'t believe that we would get this, me and hub went along and yes we did get 100 dollars, and breakfast. It took an hour, we said no thanks and then went and spent 100 dollars in mall on clothes the for kids. Don\'t know if we got off lightly as have never done this in Europe, but it seemed more like soft sell than hard sell, unless we are just strong minded.
Didn't experience any entertainment on complex not sure if places like this do entertainment.
All in all a great base in Orlando.
Tour Operator: Virgin