Reunion Resort, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
What We Love
- Three signature golf courses designed by golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson
- The water park’s lazy river, slides and multilevel playground, which features jets, sprays and a dump bucket
- Walt Disney World Resort’s Maingate West entrance is just six miles away
What To Know
- A 9.75 percent hotel service fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Golfers or those traveling with kids will have the best experience here
- Consider renting a car: Grocery stores and off-site restaurants are beyond walking distance
- BYOT — some of the resort’s 10 pools don’t stock towels for guests’ use
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This sunny resort just outside of Orlando is a true home away from home, albeit one that puts you close to Disney and steps from top-notch amenities. You’ll feel as if you’re staying in an upscale Florida subdivision, complete with community pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, wide sidewalks and copious palm trees. Rooms are situated in neat towers; stand-alone houses (some available for rent) line streets neighborhood-style. Elegant touches in the lobby include a fountain, a grand piano and a bar that serves fresh sushi.
Bed & Bath
Each unit is a suite with a full kitchen, living room and balcony, plus one to three bedrooms. Formal but comfy decor evokes a model home or a furniture showroom. Dining tables seat six, and you’ll find flat-screen TVs in both the living room and master bedroom. Another plus: one spacious bathroom per bedroom. It’s home base — with maid service.
The resort’s shining stars are its golf courses and water park. Other perks include two signature restaurants: Forte, specializing in Italian fare (go for the wine — the cellar boasts more than 250 selections), and Eleven, an indoor/outdoor rooftop space with a respectable small-plates menu, as well as entrees like fennel-crusted snapper (the view of the fireworks at Disney’s Epcot theme park is pretty dandy too). Also on-site: a boutique spa inside a two-story home.
How to Get There
We stayed for a weekand the apartment itself was great. All of the necessities and some perks like a soaker tub, stand up shower, washer and dryer.
The shuttle service was good and prompt with friendly drivers, but there was nothing going on during the night as far as night life on the property.
We did go to the gym one night but most of the out door activities were not usable. The ping ping table had one ball that was broken and none of the cue sticks had tips. It was very disappointing.
The resort also lacked a hot tub by our building and a grill.
Very large and diverse, but great offering if you want some independence. The suites are really pleasant, dontry and get above floor nine and ask for a room facing Disney. From here you will get a panoramic view of the nightly firework display. We stayed one New Year’s Eve on floor ten and had the most fantastic view of everybody’s brilliant midnight firework displays.
In terms of service the valet parking is about the best I have ever come across, friendly, efficient and extremely professional. We have stayed here several times and they have been consistent.
If there is a downside to the this property , it is the reception/ check in staff, they are not the friendliest of people nor are they particularly helpful.....this is such a shame as all the other hotel teams are the opposite!! Maybe they need to see themselves as the guests see them.....don’t let them put you off as you only really need to see them when you check in and when you check out...all the rest of the teams you see daily really do make up for their shortcomings. This is a really nice property and I would not hesitate to stay again ( will grit my teeth when I check in and out, that’s all). The food offers deserve a separate review... see restaurant eleven.
Stayed here through Wyndham. Had a 3 bedroom unit overlooking holes 16 & 17. Unit was large and very well maintained. Due to the configuration, I would recommend the 4th floor. There are only 2 units and both the master and living room have access to the outside porch.
Had a wonderful 10 days here. Stayed in 3 bed house, daily house keeping. Grounds were lovely, kids loved the pool and water park. Close to the parks but nice to have somewhere quiet and relaxing to chill out too. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again thanks
Recently we spent a weekend for a lacrosse tournament. We were disappointed when we went to the pool and there were no pool towels and were told they were in our room. No one cared that we had no towels.
That night we had dinner at Forte with kids in tow. Reservations were for 8oclock;dinner came at 10. We were all very hungry. The place was not busy with only three tables having people.
Next day went to the water park and found it to be dirty. Not one person asked us if we want any food or drink. Help needs to be trained a lot better. We were totally ignored.
The only bright spot of our visit was provided by a person named Willy Leonard. He went above and beyond to make sure we had plenty of ice for the cooler that the kids needed for the tournament. He deserves a raise.