Caribe Royale Orlando


Caribe Royale Orlando is a beautifully landscaped all-suite hotel that offers all the amenities you would expect at a deluxe vacation destination. As you drive up, the property looks enormous, but the layout is cleverly designed to minimize the distance you have to walk from your room to the waterfall pool or the reception building, which houses the resort’s restaurants.

All suites have been updated with plush bedding, granite countertops and digital safes. Each suite is equipped with a 42″ flat screen HDTV in the living room and a 37″ flat screen HDTV in the bedroom.

Caribe Royale offers two types of accommodations: suites and villas. There are 1,218 1-bedroom suites with a separate living room and bedroom. The suites are available with a choice of two Queen beds (466 sq ft) or a King bed (500 sq ft) in the bedroom, plus a pull-out full-size sofa bed in the living room. There are also a few Deluxe King Suites, which are larger (600 square feet) and have a whirlpool tub.

Caribe Royale’s 1-bedroom Queen/Queen Suites sleep up to 6 people (maximum of 4 adults 13 and up). The King Suites sleep up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults 13 and up). The bathroom (located between the living room and bedroom) has a sink/vanity area separate from the toilet and bath/shower combo.

Each suite also includes two telephones with data ports and voicemail, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, iron and full-size ironing board.

All guest rooms have wireless high-speed Internet access and there is wireless Internet access in the reception building, pool area and parts of the convention center ($9.99/day).

There are also 120 super-deluxe 2-Bedroom Villas at Caribe Royale. Each villa measures 1260 square feet and includes a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with two queen beds, and a full-size sofa bed in the living room.

The 2-Bedroom Villas sleep 8 people (maximum of 6 adults 13 and up). Villas have two bathrooms (each with a vanity sink outside the bathroom) and include a whirlpool bath in the master bedroom.

Villa Floorplan

Each 2-Bedroom Villa includes a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, a screened-in balcony or patio, three televisions, three telephones with data ports and voicemail, CD/cassette stereo, video cassette player, hair dryer, safe, iron and full-size ironing board.

At Caribe Royale you can enjoy two full-service restaurants: The Tropicale is a moderately priced all-day restaurant with a Caribbean flair and a varied menu. The Venetian Room, a AAA 4-Diamond restaurant, is an elegant, intimate gourmet restaurant with outstanding food and service. The Venetian Room closes annually in late summer for 3 weeks. 2014 closure dates are August 24 – September 13. (We’ve eaten at The Venetian Room several times and it is wonderful, though pricey.)

In addition, there is Cafe 24, a 24-hour deli/pizzeria, that also offers rotisserie chicken, salads, breakfast pastries and a la carte dishes.  Java’s Coffee Café, serving fresh brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, hand-dipped ice cream, sundries, and freshly baked cookies and muffins.

The Loft, located near the main lobby, is a relaxing location to enjoy hand crafted cocktails and a wide selection of wines and beers. There’s also the newly added Falls Lounge, located on the lower level of the main reception building, where you can order from a light menu and enjoy your favorite libation with views of the pool waterfalls. Drinks and light meals are also available at Calypso’s, the poolside bar and grill. There is 24-hour room service. Guests at Caribe Royale can enjoy an additional dining option (the Vista Bistro steakhouse) at the hotel’s sister property, Buena Vista Suites.

One of the more attractive aspects of Caribe Royale is its waterfall swimming pool, which features 75-foot water slide and two whirlpools. While not “themed,” it rivals the pools at the Disney Deluxe resorts. There is also a second “villa pool” and whirlpool near the building housing the 2-Bedroom Villas. There is a large children’s pool. Kids can enjoy interactive water toys, a playground, and a game room.

Fitness buffs have access to a fantastic 3,500 sq. ft., dual-level fitness center plus a night-lighted tennis court and basketball court. Guests must be 16 years old or older to use the fitness center. The Island Spa, in Tower III, offers a wide variety of services and treatments.

There are valet/dry cleaning services or you can use the coin operated laundry facilities located in each tower. The hotel has two business centers with computer workstations, copying, faxing, etc.

The lobby also includes a Hertz rental car desk, an ATM, a gift shop and a convenience store. Free self-parking.

Caribe Royale is only about a mile and a half from the gateway to the parks at Walt Disney World. It’s located between International Drive and Apopka/Vineland Road (SR 535) on World Center Drive (SR 536), which is a major multi-lane highway that goes right into the Disney theme parks. You can zip back and forth in just a few minutes.

Caribe Royale offers scheduled shuttle service to and from the Walt Disney World theme parks and scheduled evening transportation to Downtown Disney for  $4 round trip per person. There is also FREE shuttle service to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Avenue available on request from the bellstand at the hotel. If you need a lot of transportation flexibility (for instance, you have small children with you and/or you want to return to the resort every afternoon for naps), you may want a rental car.

Caribe Royale Orlando is a truly beautiful resort-style hotel, and extremely reasonably priced. We have stayed at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would consider it similar in quality to the Disney Vacation Club resorts, and better in one major respect — the one-bedroom suites sleep up to 6 people, as opposed to Disney’s one-bedrooms, which sleep 4.

“We have stayed on-property at nearly all the resorts at Walt Disney World for 14 visits over the past twenty years, but that trend will change after we took your tip for the Caribe Royale. What a wonderful hotel!

The spacious suite was twice the room area we are used to on Disney property, and the location is terrific – only two stop lights to Disney property – and you don’t drive past any businesses except for the Marriott complex. Our trip time from Tower II to standing inside EPCOT was only 15 minutes!

We had cancelled reservations at the Animal Kingdom Lodge based on your review [of Caribe Royale], and we were thoroughly impressed. And we were probably closer to the parks anyway.

I would be suspicious of many of the hotels in the Disney area – but we were extremely pleased with our six day visit. And the [rate] was HALF of what we are used to paying for the Disney deluxe class resorts.”

- Unsolicited comments from reader Bryan

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Dates 1-Bedroom Suite* 2-Bedroom Villa
1/1/15 – 3/28/15 $145 $230
3/29/15 – 4/12/15 $155 $270
4/13/15 – 4/30/15 $145 $230
5/1/15 – 6/27/15 $125 $190
6/28/15 – 7/3/15 $145 $270
7/4/15 – 7/31/15 $125 $190
8/1/15 – 9/30/15 $115 $180
10/1/15 – 11/24/15 $135 $205
11/25/15 – 11/28/15 $135 $260
11/29/15 – 12/7/15 $135 $205
12/8/15 – 12/12/15 $135 $260
12/13/15 – 12/23/15 $135 $205
12/24/15 – 12/31/15 $155 $280
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*1-Bedroom Suite rates listed are for a Queen Suite with two Queen beds. There is an additional charge for more than 2 adults per suite. Children under 18 stay free in the same suite. Suites have a maximum occupancy of 6 people including a maximum of 4 adults. There is an additional charge for King or Deluxe King Suites.

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