Luxury in Orlando – Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

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Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Luxury in Orlando –

Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando

The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes is located in 500 acres of natural beauty, a very green area of Orlando.  It’s on the edge of Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Everglades, and has an 18 hole golf course right on site. As you can imagine the Grande Lakes is green and lush and the lakes are home to all types of birds and wildlife which really make you feel in touch with nature.

Luxury in Orlando - Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

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Described as a “Florida oasis” it is peaceful and relaxing and the amenities afforded by the hotel are second to none. We travelled to Florida in early December and although we had a couple of cooler days the majority of the time it was warm and sunny with the temperatures in the early to mid twenties celsius.

Luxury in Orlando - Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

One of our favourite places for spending time at the resort was the large swimming pool where the helpful staff were only to willing to assist. Kevin, Will and Jemal of the Pool Team deserve a special mention for their enthusiasm and ever sunny smiles – even when the sun went in and it turned cloudy. Super relaxing white pool floats were provided by the team as well as chilled, fresh complimentary water flavoured with fruits and occasional complimentary fruit snacks too.

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Aside the golf course and the large main family pool there was a great spa and and an adults only pool which was accessible at an extra fee or could be used if you had any spa treatment. The spa was an oasis of calm and is one of the top spas in Florida.

Fine wines, watches, cars and Magic Johnson

Whilst we were there the Festival of Speed took place one weekend and was really fun to watch. We also took one of the tours recommended by the hotel, an eco-kayak tour led by a super informative chap called Carlos. It was a great tour and highly recommended (blogpost to follow).

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The hotel has a total of over 500 rooms which are decorated in relaxing colours and a comfortable and refined style.

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The balconies over looking the lake and the hotel pool despite being small had great views of the surrounding area and were the prefect place to take a break with a drink or a snack.

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Whilst we visited there were a number of conferences taking place and the hotel was also busy with guests from the Gold Championships taking place, but the staff remained unruffled and were friendly and accommodating at all times.

The hotel boasts 12 restaurants offering a variety of styles and cuisines from fine dining to wine bars, and there are also further restaurants at the JW Marriott Hotel next door. If you want to go explore a little further, one of towns we’d recommend visiting is Winter Garden where there are is an amazing range of fabulous restaurants to choose from.

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The hotel is an excellent location from which you can visit the theme parks and nearby shopping malls or simply relax by the pool, at the spa or play some sport on the golf course (above) or on the hotel tennis courts.

The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes is located at:

4012 Central Florida Pkwy,

Orlando, FL 32837, United States

To find out more please visit the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes website here. 

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