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Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites Maingate East

Reviewer's Name:

Peg Frezon

Reviewer's Email Address:

ecritMeg@nycap.rr.com

Date(s) of Stay:

8/18/00-8/26/00

Disney Resort:

Walt Disney World (Florida)

Location:

Kissimmee (SR 192) Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

Not bad, about 10 minutes, but heavy construction and poor signage made commuting at times difficult.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?

Yes

Park Shuttle Comments:

n/a

Address:

5678 Irlo Bronson Highway

Phone Number:

(407) 396-4488

Facility Type:

Hotel

Accommodation Used:

Standard Room / Studio

Accommodations Review:

The layout of the room was the best part about this hotel. We stayed in a "kidsuite" which is a standard room with a partitioned off area containing bunk beds, a small youth sized bed, a dresser and TV. A small adult (grandma) fit in the youth sized bed but the bunks were kind of a squeeze for teenager. The room also had a refrigerator and small microwave and plenty of cupboards. There was little counter space, however, for any food preparation and a small table in the room with only 2 chairs. We requested additional chairs but they said that would be impossible. My main complaint was that the room was run down and dirty. There was minimal cleaning done each day, and the beds were sloppily made up--several times we found the sheets laying folded up under the top bedspread. The bathroom was not clean when we arrived. There were many things broken or in disrepair...the toilet handle was broken, there was mildew on the bathroom ceiling, the refrigerator had a bad smell, there were stains on the chairs and bedspreads, the clothesline to dry your swimming suits on was broken, etc. Also, there was a cricket (Jiminy?) somewhere in the room that chirped all night, not a horrible noise but irritating nonetheless. And the air conditioner was about 1 foot away from the bed and blew across you all night to the point it was nearly frigid! In addition the laundry room was filthy, there was trash all over the floor and ants crawling in the lint traps of the dryers, several of the washing machines were broken.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$65/night for kidsuite, 3 adults, 2 children

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

2

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

We did not eat in the restaurant, but ate once in the food court. It was not good, just fast food type, and not a good selection.

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool, Playground, Hair Dryer, Laundry, In-room Safe, Cooking Facilities, Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors  

Pool Description/Comments:

The main pool was OK, but nothing special. It was usually crowded and loud. The second pool, near the laundry room was less crowded, but it was not clean. There was dirt on the bottom and bugs floating all over.

Other Comments:

If they simply made some repairs and cleaned it up, this would be an adequate place to stay for the price. The way it is now, however, I could not recommend it highly.
 

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