Excellent family holiday in Florida, staying at a Thomas Cook standard villa
Just returned from a 2 week family holiday in Florida. After reading some mixed reviews we were initially a little apprehensive. But we needn't have been.
Flight - clean modern aircraft, reasonable space. Only complaint would be the additional charge for on board premium movies.
Hire car - booked as part of our package holiday. Compact car offered was adequate for 3 adults.
Villa - 4 bedroom Thomas Cook standard villa was outstanding. Great pool, modern furnishings, free internet and within 15 minutes of Disney.
July 25, 2014
Great family holiday in florida shame about the accomadation!
The location of the villa was perfect only 21/2 miles from Disney and easily accessible for the i4. The villa itself was very dated and in need of a good clean for example the window sils were FULL of dead insects (you expect a couple that can't be helped but these had clearly not been cleaned in months) the pool area was clean and someone came round at least twice while we were there to maintain the pool. The money we spent we expected a much nicer villa but we didn't let this spoil our holiday we had a fabulous time and would use thomas cook again just not allocation on arrival.
July 7, 2014
Florida family Holiday
We booked a family holiday for 11 people ( 8 adults 3 children) staying in two villas in Florida, davenport. The villas where allocated on arrival and after arriving at our location (Hampton Lakes) I have to admit it was a little intimidating, it was not the most welcoming of areas and being none gated did not help my unease as we pulled up to our villa. As we parked up and headed inside the Villa I became more disgusted with the place we had been allocated. It was dirty from top to bottom and infested with more bugs than I cared to count not to mention frogs! after leaving our bags behind we locked up the four bolted locks on the front door and headed to the other villa which was on the same complex and only a short walk away.
Heading inside we could not believe the difference, this villa was clean, tidy and decorated well unlike our villa which was looking over used and shabby. We stuck it out in the end and although having to spend most of my time having to clear out all the creep crawlies was not fun. It just goes to show booking a villa like this, it is very much pot luck as to what you get!!
May 17, 2014
Although the villa size and layout was brilliant it was very old and dated. It needed redecorating as the walls were marked. The light bulbs had gone on many of the lights. To hire a safe you had to go to the managment office which was out of the way so we didn't have the chance to go. The pool heating is the same but charged at a riduculas price of 500 dollars so we didn't do this either it just meant it was freezing. There was also a charge for WiFi that u had to pay at the office so didn't do this either. And we were told and have it on our confirmation that it would be the Disney area, I hardly call Davenport the Disney area. It was a 20 minute drive at least to Disney.Will book our villa independantly next time.
May 3, 2014
Best Holiday Ever
We went here with Thomas Cook in September 2013 and are currently saving to go again as we feel we will never be satisfied with anywhere else abroad again. The accommodation was huge (bigger than our house), the location was perfect, the weather was great and it makes us all really sad that we had to leave. No holiday could ever compare to the experiences you have in Florida which are only made better by Thomas Cooks services and facilities.
January 24, 2014
6th time in Orlando - just love it
Villa was fantastic. Bigger than we needed, beautiful, clean and fab pool. Great location and handy for parks, restaurants etc. No hesitation in booking this again. Can't wait to go back again !!!.
May 2, 2013