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Blue Heron Beach Resort, Lake Buena Vista

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Blue Heron Beach Resort Overview

The stunning Blue Heron Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Lake Byran in Orlando’s Lake Buena Vista area. Guests will find the hotel close to Orlando’s main attractions including Disney theme parks which lay approximately 1.5 kilometres away and within three kilometres guests will find the famous Universal Studios and Sea World. The hotel provides luxury accommodation with spacious guest rooms, all of which feature a selection of amenities to ensure maximum comfort for guests. The hotel is located alongside the Lake where guests may partake in a number of water-sports, guests may also take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or work-out in the gym. The Blue Heron Beach Resort is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a luxury break in Lake Buena Vista.

Blue Heron Beach Resort Overview

The stunning Blue Heron Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Lake Byran in Orlando’s Lake Buena Vista area. Guests will find the hotel close to Orlando’s main attractions including Disney theme parks which lay approximately 1.5 kilometres away and within three kilometres guests will find the famous Universal Studios and Sea World. The hotel provides luxury accommodation with spacious guest rooms, all of which feature a selection of amenities to ensure maximum comfort for guests. The hotel is located alongside the Lake where guests may partake in a number of water-sports, guests may also take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or work-out in the gym. The Blue Heron Beach Resort is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a luxury break in Lake Buena Vista.

Our customers think this is great for...

77%

Family friendly

66%

Central location

55%

Good for shopping


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • ATM/banking
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Check-in time starts 4:00 PM
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Concierge services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Golf course on site
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Photocopy machines
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Terrace
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wheelchair accessible

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Ceiling fan
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Television

Customer Reviews

7/10 Good Based on 13 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

28 October 2016

Blue Heron Beach

Perfect location for Disney especially and also for Universal Studios. Amazing view of the sun coming up over the lake in the mornings. Good size rooms with full kitchen. Exceptionally pleasant and helpful staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Great location.
8/10 Great

17 April 2015

Blue Heron Beach Resort

Lovely clean and spacious apartment with super sunrise and sunset view of the lake.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location was fantastic. 5min drive to Disney Parks, 10 min to Universal.
6/10 Good

14 September 2014

central location

stayed here from 30.8.2014 until 10.9.2014. room was in tower 2 floor 19 with a balcony overlooking the lake, although it is a great location. some of the problems i encountered were after traveling for more than 18 hours since we left home we checked in to be sent to collect our car pass which was in fact a pitch for timeshare, this is not the place to do this it put my back up straight away , when i saw the place in daylight i was dismayed at the peeling paint and generally run down appearance. I entered my unit with some misgivings to find it was better on the inside than i thought . The apartment was one bedroom with two bunkbeds in the hallway . the bedroom carpet was filthy not just wear and tear but really dirty however the rest of the apartment was clean . i booked it as it had free internet access but was unable to plug my ipad into the phone cable , i had to go to the pool to access wifi . We did ask if we could pay for wifi but were told no this really did impact upon my holiday. being fair this hotel is cheap with a great location you do get what you pay for. the other problem i had was no safe in rooms , i have come to accept this as the norm over the years and this is the first place i have stayed which had no safe access in rooms , you have to go to reception each day to access a safe there. all in all a great location with the property itself in need of refurbish would i stay here again probably not if i could help it.

The best thing about my stay was...

location
2/10 Okay

21 October 2013

Good location. Excellent facilities.

We stayed in Blue Heron for 11 nights. Accomodation was excellent - very clean and well furnished. Good view of Lake Bryan from every apartment. Very nice pool area. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Quality of apartment furnishings.
2/10 Okay

12 September 2011

VERY VERY POOR

THIS HOTEL IS FILTHY AND DISGUSTING MOULD.,HEAVY DIRT, BROKEN FURNITURE, POOR DÉCOR,BAD PAINTWORK,FILTHY CARPETS, POOR COMMUNIAL AREAS AND DANGEROUS.THIS LIST COULD GO ON AND BACKED UP WITH A PHOTO FOR EVERYTHING.HAD TO MOVE OUT AFTER 3 DAYS FOLLOWING PERSONAL INJURY FOR SAFER ACCOMODATION.THIS IS MORE LIKE A HOSTEL.THEY COULD BE REALLY GOOD IF THE OWNERS SPENT SOME MONEY.I TRAVE 5 TIMES A YEAR THIS IS THE WORST PLACE I EVER STAYED, CURRENTLY SEEKING FULL REFUND.INSTRUCTED HOTEL TO COMPLETE IMMEDIATE REPAIR FOR SAFETY OF GUESTS

The best thing about my stay was...

LEAVING
10/10 Amazing

08 July 2011

Sunrise supreme

We stayed in tthe sunrise siute the room had excellent views of the sunrise over lake Bryan and the evening sunset overhav Disney world at the front of the apartment.This suite has large balconies which give great views over the disney properties and the orlando area The apartment was well appointed and it had everything in it to ensure that you have a very comfortable stay! The resort saff were extremely helpful. We will hope to return to Blue Heron in 2012! The only disappointment is the resort had no computer area with printing facilities for coupons and other holiday information etc!

8/10 Great

08 July 2011

recommended

I just back from my stay at the Blue Heron. I stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment, which also had an additional bunkbed in the hall. The apartment was spacious and clean, with a superb view across both the lake and also the disney area. The pool is a good size and was usually quiet. The apartments are in a great location being a 5 min drive away from disney parks and 10 mins away from universal. Outlet malls are also only a few minutes drive away. In short I had a great stay and would recommend this to anyone as a base for their orlando holiday

The best thing about my stay was...

location of apartments
10/10 Amazing

09 November 2010

VERY HAPPY

Rooms are very big and well maintained. All you need is in the rooms. The staff are extremely helpful. The pool area is well maintained and big enough at this time of year and the dock area is a pleasent bonus. The views fisrst thing in the morning over the lake wont be beaten. Well located for disney and universal and any shopping required is close by plenty of eateries in reasonable walking distance. Will be going back

The best thing about my stay was...

loacation and quality of accomadation
6/10 Good

13 July 2010

Good, but not as good as last year.....

This was our second year at the Blue Heron, as we had enjoyed it so much last summer. Unfortunately, we didn't enjoy our stay quite as much as last year, based on a couple of factors. Firstly, bugs are part of life in Florida, but the amount of ants which were rampant around the poolside was beyond a joke, and it didn't look as though anything was being done to combat them. A regular spraying each night would I'm sure have made a difference. Secondly, the first apartment we were in wasn't up to standard, and we requested a move. Carpets quite marked, some basics missing (oven trays/hairdryer/broom). In fairness, the staff were execellent, and we were moved to a different apartment with minimal fuss, so no complaints there. Again, on general cleanliness of the external areas, the build up of spiders webs outside our room door was significant, and each night on returning to our condo, the kids felt as though they were running a gauntlet of spiders on the prowl. If the cleaners simply took their broom to them each day they wouldn't build up, but no...we were left having to do it ourselves. On the plus side, you do get a great size of condo, with good quality finishings in the main, for an excellent price. Through Alpharooms, we were less than £60 per night, and when our friends wanted to extend their 2 week stay there by a couple of days, the best Blue Heron would offer them was almost double that rate. The advice there....book early, and use Alpharooms! The view from the lakeside balconies is great, and with every condo having a balcony overlooking the lake, there's no excuse for not getting up early to enjoy the great view of the sunrise from your balcony. The corner suites have a balcony facing the main road (535), which gives a great view of the Disney fireworks each night, but you can catch them from the big balcony next to where the elevators are, so it's not crucial to get a corner apartment. We requested one this year, but we had 3 sets of friends staying at Blue Heron with us, and on reflection, the layout of the non-corner apartments work just as well, if not better. The en-suite off the master was much bigger (2 basins instead of one) and this is a nice feature to have. Overall, we still really enjoyed our stay, and it'll be a contender when we're booking for next year, but some of the shine was taken off of it from what had been a truly excellent stay the previous year. Brush up on the external cleanliness, and there back to being a 4 or 5, instead of the 3 we've given it here....which should really be a 3.5, if we could do 1/2 marks! One last thing...the traffic build up on 535 at times is very congested at times. Sometimes takes 10-15 minutes to get up to the restaurants at Crossroads, which on a clear road is a 2 minute trip.

The best thing about my stay was...

Still great value for money, and decent quality of apartment.
8/10 Great

19 May 2010

Blue Heron Beach Resort

The Blue Heron was very good value for money and a good standard of self catering accommodation. I'd rate it as 4* equivalent for the Irish market. The apartment was very well equipped, plenty of towels, fantastic fridge and everything worked. The kids loved the pool, the fitness room was very convenient and the starbucks on the corner was a bonus. Everything was clean and well maintained. We mainly did Universal Studios, which was a 15-20 minute drive, longer in traffic but Disney looked a lot closer. Designer Outlet Mall was a 5 minute drive.

8/10 Great

30 August 2009

great location nice apartment

if you have not tried a tower block condo before you will not be disapointed with the blue heron fantastic views great location quality all round will be booking again

8/10 Great

26 August 2009

Great Place to Stay

Wow waht a place to stay. we had a corner room which had 2 balconies and the views were tremendous. The view of the thunderstorms were brilliant.!! Very spacious, 2 bathrooms large kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Washer/dryer were brill. we usually stay at the Cypress Pointe resort but fancied a change this year. we were not disappointed. pool very big and most of the time not many people in pool. Short drive to Seaworld/Aquatica and less than 5 mins to Premium Outlets. Overall really enjoyed our stay here and would defo return next year.

8/10 Great

15 July 2009

Thumbs Up for the Blue Heron

Regular Florida visitors, and our first time in a tower block condo, as we usually opt for townhouse/villa accom. Glad we took the chance, as the views are excellent, and standard of apartment everything you would get in a villa. Loads of space, and the corner condos get 2 balconies, one looking over the 535 towards Disney (great views of the nightly fireworks) and the other over the lake, which is very peaceful mornings and evenings. Great big pool for the family, a great location (Universal Studios car park in 10 minutes, Disney even closer). Staff very friendly and efficient when called upon. Overall, a very good experience and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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