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Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa
Reviewed 27 June 2005

This is a very nice resort and very close to Disney. It's a timeshare resort, so if you are not already an owner, at some point you will have to do the presentation. When they say 90 minutes - plan for AT LEAST 3 hours.

They have a kids club - it's a big room with a few staffers there. Mostly, the kids play video games and the little guys watch movies. I wanted something a little more interactive, but that's all there was. The cost is $7 per child, per hour and siblings cost an additional $1 per child, per hour. We paid $27 for 3 hours because we have 3 kids (or $9 per hour). There is an activity buliding with pay-by-the-activity things for the kids to do. Sand art @ 2pm for $3 as an example. Some of the activities are available for free for owners. If you are looking for a place to drop the kids and take some quiet time - the kids club will turn the kids into video zombies, but they will be safe. We used it 1 time in 8 days.

The pools were nice, clean and there is no life guard. Remember, it's a facility based on ownership, so many activities are on your own. It's close to Disney and there is a shuttle available @ $14 per person. It's cheaper to drive yourself and pay to park. Parking cost $8.00 per day at the Disney parks and once you pay at one park, you can use the same parking pass at any of the parks on the same day. If you are going to Disney, invest in rain ponchos (97 cents at Walmart or $7 in Disney). June started the hurricane season in Florida and the resort has a few activies for rainy days. It rained every day we were there at some point for 8 days. My husband and sons went swimming in the rain. You just have to listen for thunder and of course don't swim when there is lightening. They had a great time and the pool was packed - who knew?

We ended up buying a timeshare, but we had been looking for one anyway. It's a nice family place and since we are in Florida at least every 3 years, and on family vacations yearly - we figured we'd invest. All and all, this was a nice resort - really suitable for families.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you chose us and hope you will visit again.

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Ariel

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Reviewed 26 June 2005

Before I traveled to Westgate, I had read the reviews and did not want to come here. After I arrived, I found that it ws not as bad as the reviews made it. The rooms were nice and spacious. The furniture was neat and clean. The floors were not as clean as I would like them to be. The utensils, dishes and pots and pans were very useful. The location was the best.

We did encounter a salesperson who kept saying that we needed to come to the club house to do a maintenance report. We asked if it was a maintenance report, why would we have to come to the club house. the sales person shoudl come to the room. Seeing that we were on to his sales tactics, he backed off.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you chose us and hope you will visit again.

Best regards,
Ariel

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Enfield CT
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Reviewed 21 June 2005

I had given Westgate a decent review on my previous visist except for the time share spiel which was aweful.
This year because of the last minute need for a place, we again received Westgate. After reading so many negatives I started to think our previous stay was a fluke and started to dread this visit.

Check In was crowded but went fine.
We were taken to our rooms by "Kevin(??)
He said, Oh you're in luck you are staying in the original building" like how lucky were we.
I was expecting a dump but actually it was very nice. Not as luxurious as our first visit, but very clean (with a few exceptions ((dont look up at the light in the kitchen, bug shadows shudder)) and in good condition (again with a few exceptions I could live with) but it was very spacious and we had a great screened in balcony overlooking the lake which we used a lot!
We avoided the "comment sheet" meeting which was disguised as the paper you fill out in a time share with the descriptions and inventory etc. Later on the person I was staying with got nervous about the inventory and some things that weren't working up to par and therefore decided to go fill out the comment sheet. I went with them.

Because it was so noisy, our rep decided to take us somewhere quiet, so we got on a golf cart and went to a new model and had a tour !!Surprise!!!
We had the tour, we answered the obvious scripted questions (which had NOTHING to do with inventory or anything about the place itself haha) we spent 2 hours of our vacation with a salesman who was so typical we had to laugh.
Question: who's worse? a timeshare salesman or a used car salesman?
Anyways, we finally got it through his head that WE ARE NOT INTERESTED which we had to repeat to his boss and to another guy, then we left.

THey have such a nice place, they dont need this sort of heavy duty hard sell. Its really a turn off and NO I probably wouldnt stay there and definitely would never buy there.

but the place itself was nice, the people were nice.

Thats it,,,,,, just nice not great.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you chose us and hope you will visit again.

Best regards,
Ariel

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Scotland
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Reviewed 9 June 2005

Arrived as usual on Sunday after 4pm, only to be refused entrance to our timeshare, but they put us in another one, even though we have already paid for our own one. The staff are really rude and we wouldnt recommend anyone going here cause its really changed since we first purchased. We stayed for 1 week but couldnt wait to get home, the Furnishings are needing updating, the bath was filthy and I found the whole place in dire need of attention.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you chose us and hope you will visit again.

Best regards,
Ariel

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Reviewed 6 June 2005

Short and sweet, this is hard for a southern girl.
Qued in a hot parking lot in front of a shed to preregister.
Obnoxious, threatening and demeaning time share greeter.
Poor maintenance---toliets stopped up three times.
Non-existent parking lot security check going in and open back entry.
Open garbage dumpster in front of villa.
Cockroaches in the kitchen. Disgusting
Unauthorized charge for the Westgate Foundation.
Outdated furnishings and appliances.
Stayed only a few days. Checked out and had our week redeposited with Interval.
Stay anywhere but here.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you chose us and hope you will visit again.

Best regards,
Ariel

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Additional Information about Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa

Address: 7700 Westgate Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747-4630
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Kissimmee
Price Range: €86 - €210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1024
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Westgate Vacation Villas provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home along with an ideal location just 1 mile from the main entrance to Walt Disney World® Resort and minutes from other Orlando area attractions, family-friendly restaurants and shopping opportunities. The perfect choice for you next Central Florida vacation, Westgate Vacation Villas features accommodation choices ranging from cozy studios to oversized Two-Bedroom Villas with Lofts and a variety of onsite amenities such as 14 heated outdoor pools and the award-winning Drafts Sports Bar & Grill. ... more   less 
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