The hotel was spotless! Our room was on the 5th floor-not a great veiw-car park and fields(apparently if you ask for a pool view room you have a good chance of seeing the nighttime fireworks from Disney. A really convenient area on palm parkway-closeby to the local shopping centre that had shops and restaraunts/takeawys. They were all within walking distance so most evenings we left the car at the hotel and went up the street to a restaurant for dinner and drinks.
We loved the alehouse at the top of the road and also chilli's - at the top of the road-over the road on the left.
Hotel Happy hour was Mon-Thurs-the gentleman was very friendly and a few nites we drank quite a bit longer and he left us some jugs of beer.
Breakfast was very repetative but if your like me, I tend to eat the same things anyway-so most days we had a bagel or toast and a piece of fruit. There was muffins, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and cereal etc.
The hotel did have quite a few very large groups of teenagers there on school trips-they were no problem whatso ever.
As a couple we found the hotel ideal-peaceful and relaxing and very friendly.
The pool was lovely-not very big- but warm and the sun shone all day. They have towels for your use by the pool but they are very small!
Staff were so friendly and helpful- I only have one real grumble.I got stuck in the lift the second day! We had gone to get supplies-water etc. On way up to room in lift it stopped between floors. There are no signs in lift of what to do. I pressed emergency button but noting. There is a cupboard in lift-found phone called for help. Eventullay they got us out but we had to climb out as the lift was stuck between floors-Very scarey as I was scared it would drop whilst I was getting out!(the lift certificate was out of date)They didn't apologise or check I was ok-so the second week I mentioned it to the virgin rep and the next day I had a letter of apology and flowers.
Rooms were ample-lounge/diner/kitchen-microwave, large fridgefreezer,hob etc. bedroom with two double beds.
Despite the lift problem I would definately go back-we met other people who were staying nearby who had really bad accomadation that we very nearly chose-so I am so glad we found the hawthorne suites.
Travel operator: Virgin
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Travel operator: MyTravel
In quiet location but only minutes from Seaworld. complimentary breakfast which is good. Shuttle busses run to Seaworld. Would visit this hotel again.
Travel operator: Virgin
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