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
- 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
The resort was beautiful with large units. We had a three bedroom and three bath units over looking the golf course. We had plenty of space for everyone however the overall maintenance was not up to the standards as you would expect from such a nice resort. The maintenance crew did not show up or either return to complete repairs requested and they often didn't know what the other crew member did prior to their service call. Also, they didn't have electric can openers or DVD players in all the bedrooms. Also, pull down shower heads should be added to each bathroom. Overall nice resort but needs improvement.
The facility is okay, wouldn't recommend it. The check-in was okay, but their directions were not that great to get to the unit, it was dark, no lighting on the unit itself. There are no anemities close to the unit, the closet pool is far away, when you call the front desk they take forever to answer and they are not that helpful.
We booked our vacation through the Reunions vacations site, I can honestly say the home was amazing with every conceivable extra including its own cinema and games room ! plus Beautiful views of the golf course. Definitely go back.
Very dissatisfied with this so called resort. My family and i stayed recently in a 3 bedroom villa for a week.
My issue is that it is a gated community, but watch out for housekeeping staff. We had been visting different attractions and disney themed parks all week. We had bought different gifts and souvenirs. First day was fine,second day we came back from our activities we noticed a gift bag was missing. It contained a gift from the day before with the receipt still in the bag. The housekeeper left her card with her name on it, but not with the time she had been in our room,like the housekeeping staff before her had done.We did fill out an incident report and have not heard anything about an investigation into the matter.
In otherwards don't trust the cleaning staff. Some think they can just take what doesn't belong to them and get away with it. This resort is not a 5 star experience as they claim to be.
We have nothing but great things to say about the staff at Reunion, starting from the reservation process to our departure. We do this trip once or twice a year, where normally four guys get together, rent a house and then spend four (4) days golfing the three (3) courses at Reunion. We have been coming to Reunion for more than 15+ years now, and it is nice to be treated like a real resort guest. The service is exceptional, the three (3) golf course are unique, with elevation changes and well maintained. The staff in the Pro Shop have been there for years and take very good care of us when on premise. Now that being said the staff at the driving range and the starter understand who the customer is and make sure we are treated with kid gloves. Overall one of the best resorts to do a golf trip or family vacation at.