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by Phil Bennett
Deal, United Kingdom
November 9, 2005
I, along with my wife and two teenage sons, stayed in a luxury three-bedroom condo at the Windsor Hills Resort for 3 weeks this summer. The place was immaculate and the location superb. The boys were happy on a couple of nights to sit down and watch DVD's or play on the PlayStation 2, whilst we watched the nightly Disney firework display from the balcony with a refreshing beverage. We even splashed out on a bottle of bubbly one night. Not being used to a king-size bed, it was quite difficult finding my wife at night, and I think the whole family could have slept in that one bed. The condo had all the comforts of home, with modern appliances, and gave you the privacy you do not get in a hotel.
The resort is a gated community and is situated just off the 192, less than 2 miles from Disney and I4. It took us 20 minutes to travel from the Orlando airport to the condo. Having stayed out on the US27 previously and been stuck in rush-hour traffic, Windsor Hills was close enough to return to for a mid-afternoon rest from the parks. The condo was in the block next to the Clubhouse, which had a gymnasium, cinema, table tennis, and pool tables. Unfortunately, the shop was not open, but I'm sure on our next visit it will be - and there will be a next visit!! The pool, which was more than 70m/200 feet long, with, in the words of my sons, "a wicked slide," was bliss, especially when relaxing on your rest days.
Having had to share hotel rooms with our children on previous visits, the extra privacy the condo gave us made for a far less stressful holiday. We didn't argue until the last week, which is a minor miracle probably caused by the thought of having to leave such a beautiful place. I would recommend this resort to families and couples who want to be close enough to the Magic but also want some peace and quiet to reflect on their vacation.
From journal Orlandodisneycondo
November 8, 2005
We usually stay at hotels for our Disney visits. This time we tried a vacation condo at Windsor Hills. This is a brand-new resort with a great pool and giant slide the kids just loved. There was a clubhouse with pool tables and video games, but the best thing was the private movie theater where we could schedule viewings from a long list of movies.
Our condo had three bedrooms, a full kitchen and living room, and everything we needed. It even had a PlayStation, great for keeping the kids busy, and high-speed Internet access. The condo was just great and so nice to come back to after a day at the park. Our 4-year-old called it home, and it was just great.
It was very close to Disney, less than a 10-minute drive. There were many great restaurants close by as well as a small store to buy snacks and drinks in the clubhouse. Oh, I almost forgot--there was a full-size washer and dryer in our unit! I rented from a rental website, www.windsorhillsorlando.com, but I'm sure there are lots of rentals available, as this is a large resort. One last thing: the price I paid was less than a hotel room, if you can believe it.
From journal Visiting Disney World, Staying at Windsor Hills
by Florida Man
November 3, 2005
From journal 5 Star Orlando Florida Resort