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Rosen Inn At Pointe Orlando

Discussion in 'Accommodation' started by SamWhile, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. SamWhile

    SamWhile New Member

    Hello everyone,
    Feeling very clammy and stressed out at the moment trying to suss out planning our first holiday to Florida.

    We have seen this hotel and wondered what everyone's thoughts were? Anyone ever stayed?
    Is it close to the attractions?
    Can we get to the attractions easily from here?
    Is £3,600 reasonable for this plus flights?!

    We are trying to roughly cost the whole holiday and I really don't know where to begin!

    I want to see all the attractions and I hear you can buy passes for unlimited access to these... I know I am being really vague but how much do these passes cost. We ideally want to go the Disney parks, Epcot (is that a Disney park!??) seaworld, discovery cove and universal studios. Is there anything else?

    I apologise for my ignorance and vagueness but I really am completely unaware of where to begin!!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Ive stayed here but it was a long time ago, it was called quality inn plaza then i think. that price seems high to me, but I dont go in august , I would have thought 1/2 that would be more realistic, do you have to go in august because if you dont, then you will save a fortune.
    its reasonably close to all the parks and you can get a hotel shuttle bus , you will spend a long time travelling on a daily basis though, at least 30 mins each way i would think.

    disney parks are ...magic kingdom ( MK) epcot. hollywood studios (DHS ) and animal kingdom (AK) they have 2 waterparks typhoon lagoon and blizzard beach an ultimate ticket will give you access to all of these for 7 or 14 days it will cost about "£350 each

    discovery cove is wonderful and the ticket for that will also give you access to seaworld, aquatica (waterpark ) and also busch gardens if you want it that will cost about £200 each
    universal studios and islands of adventure have various ticket packages, if you want to see the Harry potter stuff you will need a park to park pass for at least 2 days that will be about £170

    i would allow about $50 per person per day to cover food , that will get you a fast food type meal in the parks, breakfast in an off park restaurant and a snack type lunch, you can ask for free iced water in the parks so you dont need to buy that

    these are the main attractions, but there are also lots of others, it really depends on budget, time , and what you want to do
     
  3. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    We stayed here a long time ago, its a basic hotel opposite Pointe Orlando, lots of restaurants and some shops. There is the I Ride bus that runs up and down I drive and you can get on and off at the many different stops, you can buy a weekly ticket or just pay for each trip as you go. You are close to SeaWorld and Universal here, but not so close to Disney, about 20 to 30 mins away, not sure If this hotel does transfers to Disney or not.
    Check out Kenwood Travel and Ocean Florida for prices. Or just flights check on Skyscanner.
    Disney parks include Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, 2 water parks as well, Blizzard beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
    SeaWorld, Aquatica is their water park and Discovery cove.
    Universal studios and islands of adventure. I usually get my tickets from Floridatix.co.uk
    Hope that helps a bit :)
     
  4. disney sharon

    disney sharon DoingFlorida Associate

    You will be paying a lot for air fares in August, So that price doesn't surprise me
     
  5. Cassie

    Cassie Well-Known Member

    I also stayed at this hotel when it was the Quality Inn Plaza way back in 2003.
    How long of a stay have you been quoted £3600 for. How many of you are going?
    Will you be hiring a car?
     
  6. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    Its a good basic hotel, sister one to ours rosen inn international. They run a free bus service to universal and seaworld. They do charge for the disney parks roughly about $16-20 dollars . There are lots of shops and restaurants around there if you want to eat out. Try checking out american attractions or orlando attractions for tickets. They both do variations on what you may want. We did discovery cove a few years back, you get seaworld and aquatica included. Universal you do need a park to park ticket for harry potter. If you get a car you have more flexability if you want to leave the parks but if your like us and prefer not to drive it can be done. You have the i-ride tolley bus that runs up and down international drive that takes you to seaworld and the shopping outlets. We haven't been in august so dont know about the price. Does it include your tickets or are those extra. If its just for the hotel and flights it may be a bit steep do check around.
     
  7. SamWhile

    SamWhile New Member

    That was for 3 weeks, for two weeks it was only 400.00 cheaper although I suppose the extra costs comes with spending money.

    We weren't planning on hiring a car. I didn't realise that it would take 30 mins to get into parks from there because it seemed so close!

    Any recommendations on where to stay? I don't think we are going to be able to afford the resort hotels like animal kingdom or hard rock just because of the price so we are looking at a cheaper alternative that's close enough to not hire a car but reasonable in price x
     
  8. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    It depends on where you stay. On international drive your nearer to seaworld and universal but approx 30 mins to disney. If you stay round Kissimmee although nearer to disney you are still about 30 mins away from universal. Depends which you want to be nearer to. We have never driven over there but find it fairly easy to get around, 20-30 mins is not bad to disney from i-drive. If you wanted to get a taxi from rosen pointe to universal its will be around 10 dollars probably around 10 mins drive.
     
  9. SamWhile

    SamWhile New Member

    I think I would prefer to be nearer universal and seaworld. Are there any other hotels around here hat might be cheaper that people can recommend. I think the costing has come as a bit of a shock to my boyfriend! Haha I fully expected the holiday to cost between 5-6 grand but I think he has had a bit of a shock! Haha!
     
  10. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    You dont want to go too cheap on the hotel as they will add extra costs on. Some hotels charge for a safe and fridge per day and its advisable to have both of these, Some hotels include within the price. Some put on a daily resort fee which can add up to quite a bit, so always check what is included in the price. I go round different travel agents to see what they can do and they will always try to better the other so may bring the price down a little, also do they included tranfers to and from the hotel or do they charge. Some hotels will also include free breakfasts so again something to watch for.
     
  11. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Get the "planning tools" from Disney and SeaWorld and Universal. You get booklets and CDs. Get some brochures from the travel agents. Study everything!! Double-check what's included and factor in travel costs - once you are on Disney property you can use the free Disney transport - and watch out for resort fees as these can be rather steep and are shown in very small print [if at all]. Get quotes from on-line booking companies - Complete Orlando are very good - so you can compare prices. If you're that way inclined set up a spreadsheet! My daughter would be lost without hers but I like to have it all in front of me on a piece of paper!! But then I am very old!!!!! Don't look on it as a chore, add it to the excitement!!
     
  12. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    if you want to do universal and seaworld more than disney, then definitely go for I drive area, but if you want disney more then lake buena vista area, or kissimmee, the parks are huge, just for example, disneyworld itself is the size of greater manchester, to get to MK a bus will take you into disney property then it could be a good 15mins to the park once you get to the maingate, the bus goes to the transportation and ticket centre (TTC) then you have to get either a monorail or a ferry to the park, so if you stay at rosen inn it would take approx an hour from leaving the hotel on the bus to putting your pass into the machine and going through the turnstile !!!! there are hotels on disney property that dont belong to disney but they are very close to disney springs and you can get buses to all the disney parks, they are on hotel plaza blvd, you can also get a lynx bus from here to seaworld, but universal would be a taxi,
     
  13. Disney Duck

    Disney Duck Well-Known Member

    We have stayed a few times on I Drive and yes it is better for SeaWorld and Universal, the main thing is deciding which you want to go to the most Universal or Disney. Disney was harder to get to as we don't drive out there and the shuttle bus took forever to get back to the hotel after a long day stopping at a lot of hotels. We now stay in Disney hotels and have found it easier as the busses are free to all Disney parks. Animal Kingdom Lodge was expensive but they do moderate and value hotels, the value ones are the ones we stay in now as we have found they were very close to the price of hotels on I Drive.
     

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