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|Distance to city centre||10.2 km|
|Distance to airport||15.9 km|
|"Suite room size was large."||(in 29 reviews)|
|"The views were amazing!"||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Starbucks on site, Great atmosphere."||(in 8 reviews)|
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|amazing food||in 24 reviews|
|bay view||in 20 reviews|
|beautiful setting||in 4 reviews|
|breakfast included||in 26 reviews|
|club room||in 28 reviews|
|complimentary water||in 33 reviews|
|easy access||in 8 reviews|
|extremely accommodating||in 4 reviews|
|fast passes||in 14 reviews|
|great hotel||in 71 reviews|
|great location||in 68 reviews|
|kuerig coffee maker||in 15 reviews|
|pool area||in 41 reviews|
|room was too far||in 89 reviews|
|spacious rooms||in 37 reviews|
|staff is very friendly||in 82 reviews|
|starbucks on site||in 14 reviews|
|universal parks||in 42 reviews|
|universal studios||in 24 reviews|
|universal theme||in 5 reviews|
|water taxi||in 17 reviews|
Location very convenient and the staff were amazing.
Hotel is old and tired. Needs a big upgrade for the money you pay here. Facilities and rooms are tired. Cleaning, towels, amenities, room furniture could be better.
Everything was awesome! The hotel designed like an old Italian city which was beautiful! There’s even a like in the center of the complex which adds an extra italian touch. The room was space and clean. The staff were super professional and helpful. There are boat shuttles to and from Universal’s theme parks which were super convenient. You get an express pass for the theme parks as the hotel guest both for the check in and check out days (and everything in between) which was awesome!
We live locally but we booked a room because we were attending a benefit gala that evening. We arrived just before the 4 pm "check in" time in our casual clothes, planning to check in, relax, and then change into our black tie clothing and go to the event no later than 6pm. The computer system was down, and we didn't get into our room until after 6. We had to rush to get to the event and missed most of the pre gala events. The next day the check in lines were just as long, even though the computers were working. We will uber next time if we attend a local event!!!
Outdoor feel is superb. Location is spot on.
Check in was poor. Didn’t get a call or text that my room was ready while I was in the parks. Ended up calling the back office where they apologized for not contacting me that my room was ready. Told me I would be getting a text with my room number. That never happened. Had to report to front desk again to get my room. When I arrived at room the front door sticks. Had to put my shoulder into it for it to open. Expected more of room. Won’t book at this resort again. Would do the Royal Pacific resort instead. Stayed at that one a few months again and it was a fantastic experience.
Location, comfortable beds
Couldn’t check in until after 530. Had to get dressed in public bathroom
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a resort in the heart of Orlando, Florida. Visitors get to relax in the elegant hotel rooms with amenities such as 100-percent cotton sheets, complimentary Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffeemaker, a mini fridge, and in-room dining service. There are also luxury suites, including the Despicable Me Kids' Suites that are decorated with Minions and other themed accessories, and the Villa Parlor Suites with a kitchenette and accommodations for up to five guests.
The hotel has a wide array of recreational activities, as well as easy access to Universal Studios and discounts. Loews also offers many dining options to choose from. Popular restaurants include Sal's Market Deli, The Thirsty Fish, Bar American, and Bice Ristorante. From burgers and sandwiches, to handmade pizzas and salads, guests have many culinary options to choose from. Quarterly Harbor Nights celebrations are also held at this resort's Harbor Piazza, where adults can enjoy jazz music, appetizers, and delicious wine pairings.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers accommodations for meetings, conferences, banquets, and weddings. The venue consists of over 42,000 square feet of space, as well as modernized A/V services. Guests can also enjoy premium Italian fare through the resort's award-winning catering service.
For a relaxing night at the hotel, visitors will love the Mandara Spa, which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center. The spa consists of lounges, 14 treatment rooms, a retail boutique, and a co-ed hydrotherapy pool. The fitness center is also a great option for enjoying a workout, with amenities like treadmills, upright bicycles, stair climbers, and elliptical cross trainers.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is an elegant resort that pampers guests with a variety of dining and spa options. With so many things to do, families, couples and other visitors to the area find Loews to be a premium resort choice in Orlando.
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- Spacious rooms
- Friendly atmosphere
- Great view
- Friendly service
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FAQs when booking at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
What are the services offered for pets at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
Both dogs and cats are welcome at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel with a maximum of two pets allowed per room. On arrival, each pet receives a gift which includes a special treat, their own bowl and a pet tag. You will also receive information on all useful pet services in the area such as vets and pet stores, as well as a map of all the local walking routes. The hotel charges a fee of $100 per pet per stay, and please note that pets must be kept on a leash at all time in the hotel.
Are there any sports services available at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
Those who would like to keep their exercise routine can head to the Mandara Spa’s Fitness Center which is open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. The center has a stretching area with mats provided. Guests of the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel get free access to the gym.
How do I get from the Orlando airport to the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
The easiest and most convenient way to get to the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel from the airport is by car and the trip will take about 30m. If you choose to take a taxi expect to pay a fare of around $55 for a one-way trip, and if you are looking to rent a car for the duration of your trip, you will find over 10 car rental companies located at the airport and you will be able to park at the hotel for $27 per night if you park it yourself, or for $36 per night if you wish to use valet parking.
Can I organize a meeting or an event at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
The hotel staff will be happy to help you organize your next work event, whether it’s a small meeting or a conference, in their Meeting & Event Space. The Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has multiple rooms that can be hired, from boardroom spaces to ballrooms and outdoor spaces, they provide group catering if requested, and have multimedia and presentation systems available for hire. In addition, a spa or golf activity can be organized even for large groups.
What is special about the Mandara Spa at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
If you are looking for a wide range of different spa treatments, then look no further than the Mandara Spa. Their treatments are divided according to a region of the world, so you can choose between the Asian, Indian, Mediterranean or New World journeys, each offering a range of treatments using ingredients inspired by their region. You can get a discount if you choose the complete the full journey, with a treatment for your hands and feet to complement the journey. The spa is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and the salon until 6:00 pm. (Prices checked 01/05/19).
Where is Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel located?
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is located at 5601 Universal Boulevard in Florida Center, 10.2 km from the centre of Orlando. Universal Orlando Resort is the closest landmark to Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
Does Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offer free parking?
No, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel from the airport?
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is 15.9 km from Orlando.
Can you bring pets to Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel?
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel have a pool?
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has a pool on-site.
Most popular landmarks
- Universal Orlando Resort 0.9 km
- Universal's Islands of Adventure 1.4 km
- Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive 1.4 km
- Wizarding World of Harry Potter 1.5 km
- Fun Spot America 1.8 km
- Skeletons: Animals Unveiled 4.3 km
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