You know how it is when you find a hotel you love so much you wish you had an extra day of vacation just to chillax while you're there? That's exactly what we found with the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa. We had a busy agenda while we were in Orlando, and it included things such as Disney World and a marriage proposal (my 2nd oldest to his now-fiancée). That didn't leave us a bunch of time to enjoy the resort, so we made sure to make the most of the time we did have while we were there.
Completely off task...but I must ask, did you know fiancé with one 'e' is a man engaged to be married. If there are two 'e's' it designates the woman. I did not know that until today...blogging is a wealth of information for me ;) ).
There are several buildings to house the rooms, and in the main building there was a business center with computers and printers, and several resting areas. My kids liked this one here with the television and electric fireplace.
The pool was so awesome to us that I featured it in a "Not So Wordless Wednesday" post. This area had a zero-entry pool with teeny tiny beach seats in the back for the children (complete with a jacuzzi for kids), and a ton of seating (including roof seating for the adults). It also had hammocks, an activity and play area, full service drinks and dining, and jacuzzis for the grown ups too. The big ship you see in the corner is actually a slide. You go to the top and come through to a hole on the bottom of the side. Very cool. :)
There were also men and women's bathrooms on the premises and little niceties, like suntan lotion if you forgot your own. That's a big plus for me because though I rarely do it anymore, there have been times in my life when I've taken the kids out in the hot sun only to remember...uh oh, we have to go back for the suntan lotion.
This was the view of the pool from our second bedroom in the suite. This is one of the nicest pools I've seen. They've really thought of everything you can think of for awesome poolside relaxation or fun.
I can't say enough great things about the room. The master bedroom was amazing with a big, very comfortable bed...
a walk-in shower, and a tub with jets. My youngest utilized this tub on the first day, and my oldest couldn't resist on the last day. :) There was also a very large walk-in closet with a vacuum cleaner inside (hurrah! first resort I've seen that included one, and I was glad to have it. Of course it's the one stay we ended up not needing it (isn't that the way), but it was still a nice touch.
The second bedroom had two beds, a walk-in closet and a great poolside view.
It also had it's very own bathroom, which is always nice, especially when you have three women getting ready in the mornings, which we did. :)
The dining room table had six-seats and was large enough to comfortably accomodate family dinners.
The kitchen had all the amenities of home. From the coffee brewer to the dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, complete range and microwave, we were left wanting for nothing. There's also a market in the shopping center directly across the street (you can walk in just a few minutes), so if you want to have good old family time over a hot cooked meal, you can absolutely do so.
Pots, pans, knives...
and tons of silverware were available.
Then things you wouldn't expect were included too, like a blender, mixer and electric can opener. Very nice, Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa...very, very nice.
We had a full-sized washer and dryer that the kids (grown and small) hated me using on the last day. They wanted to get going but I didn't want to go home with dirty clothes! A box of detergent was included for guests, so my way of saying thank you was to use it. ;) I don't know about you, but I love when a suite has a washer and dryer.
The living room had a couch, two chairs and the television set. The balcony seen just beyond overlooked the pool area.
This resort also had a a full-service spa (that other readers have raved about in reviews but we didn't have time to visit), and three different places to dine! There was an Irish Pub kind of place called Frankie Farrell's, Lani's Luau at the pool (with very generous hours to dine, including early morning for breakfast), and a Pizza Hut.
There was a stay Sky Kids club, with scheduled activities like face painting, and a 24-hour fitness center which is something my oldest always likes to see. And for everyone? The shopping!! This resort is located so so so close to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. I had to be home fairly early the day we left, but my two oldest children and their equal halves ;) did not, so after check-out they went shopping! Stores like Osh Kosh, Eddie Bauer, Samsonite, Gap, Calvin Klein and Nine West were but a few on the agenda.
There is wired and wireless Internet, and the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa does have limited pre-scheduled shuttles that run to the park (be sure to book ahead the night before your trip).
Everything in every area of the resort, and this resort was huge! was spotless, enjoyable and presented well. I have only pros to share because we only experienced pros while we were there. The best thing? Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa is SO very affordable! Take a look around the website, and the next time you're considering a trip to the Lake Buena Vista / Orlando area, be sure to book your stay. We have our next trip to Orlando in the making (we're crazy about the area, so much to see and do!!) and this is the resort where we will be paying to stay. Next time though, we're saving one day to do nothing but enjoy what LBV Resort Village and Spa has to offer.