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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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#72 of 337 Hotels in Orlando
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Heffen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful setting, check-in was friendly and efficient, the room was clean as I'd like it and expect. Bar Americain closes too early for EU people (22h) but room outside to continue wining and dining. Very nice "boat" taxi to Universal Studios

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village of Portofino, Italy. Like so many, you took full advantage of the many amenities the hotel offers like the complimentary water taxi to the Universal Orlando theme parks. We hope you will choose us again...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

A beautiful hotel, so conveniently connected to Universal by a very pleasant and beautiful boat ride to the Park, included in the rate. All tickets available at hotel, including FastPasses. Very hassle free which scores high with us grandparents taking 8 year olds! The main pool area was great, sand beach, good slide, great bar poolside. A great place to...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you would recommend our hotel after your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed some of the special perks of staying on-site, such as the complimentary water taxi, Express Passes and the Roman Aqueduct pool slide located at our Beach Pool. When your travels bring you back to Orlando, we hope...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always wanted to stay at one of the Universal properties and when it came time to make my reservation I truly couldn't decide which hotel would be best for me. At one point I had reservations at Portofino Bay, Royal Pacific and Sapphire Falls. :/ I'm impossible to satisfy when it comes to hotel rooms as everyone knows,...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

WOW, thank you so much for such amazing feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our team members strive to provide great service to all of our guests, and its experiences like yours that confirm we are delivering on our promise. We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon. Until then, ciao!

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you step out of your car you are greeted with smiles and "ciao"! You are transferred into a small Italian village and treated with friendly at every turn! The atrium is gorgeous, the plaza overlooking the water and boats anchored are so peaceful! The room was gorgeous, cozy and inviting. We had almonds and fresh apples waiting...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about our hotel and team members. We are happy you were able to fully immerse yourself in our Italian ambiance, and enjoyed the many benefits of staying at an on-site Universal Orlando Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel, and the boat ride to Universal is always quick, and enjoyable. They run the boats often enough that you never have to wait very long. The hotel is clean and has an in-room coffee maker that is simple and makes good coffee. The beds are fairly comfortable, but mine mattress was definitely lower on the side nearest the...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village of Portofino, Italy. Like so many, you took full advantage of the many amenities the hotel offers like the complimentary water taxi to the Universal Orlando theme parks and City Walk. We hope you will choose...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best Easter. The egg hunt was a blast. The Easter bunny was so much fun For the young and older crowd. The staff could not be nicer. The club lounge staff they will do whatever they can to make your stay pleasant. It is so refreshing that they put there customers happiness as a priority. James is...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are happy you enjoyed our club level accommodations; it affirms the level of service we strive to provide to those who book this upgraded option. Our team members strive to provide excellent service and we will most certainly pass your kind words on to our tremendous staff. We are pleased your family had...

Wayzata, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son, nephew and I recently had a three night stay at Portofino Bay. Our family has been to Portofino Bay numerous times, and each time we've been very happy with our stay. Our trip began with our prearranged ride through our Portofino Bay Concierge. The driver was waiting at baggage claim, and we had one of our most relaxing...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel and our team members. It is feedback such as yours that helps inspire the team to excellence. We will be sure to share your comments with them and we look forward to your return visit!

Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Orlando for a couple of days and stayed at Lowe's Portofino Bay Hotel it was so clean and beautiful you felt like you were in in Venice and every single night a lady and gentleman would be out the window and they would be singing Italian songs the staff was so friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our little piece of Italy. Musica Della Notte, our nightly music performance, is a delightful way to end an adventurous day at the Universal Orlando theme parks. We are glad that you enjoyed living ‘la dolce vita’ - the sweet life. We hope to...

Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is beautiful, the pool areas are clean and this is a nice hotel that is good for both families as well as a couple wanting to get away for the weekend. We loved the fact that there were restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a starbucks! It was also great to have the ferry that comes...

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are happy your aunt enjoyed our club level accommodations; it affirms the level of service we strive to provide to those who book this upgraded option. We are very proud to offer the ultimate way to experience the Universal Orlando theme parks, with Early Park Admission and complimentary Universal Express passes. We hope...

tampa fl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this resort if you are visiting IOA/Universal Studios or just want to relax and enjoy the beautiful resort and its amenities--only complaint was not enough time to fully enjoy the resort

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Thank you for sharing these comments about your stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the entire experience, from lounging by our pool, to taking advantage of the convenient distance to Universal parks. We hope when your travels bring you back to Orlando, we can welcome you back to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel!

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Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita-the sweet life. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more   less 

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Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819-7880
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $372 - $718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 750
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Also Known As:
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando Florida
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#14 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#15 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#18 Green Hotel in Orlando
#27 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#45 Business Hotel in Orlando
#54 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#80 Family Hotel in Orlando
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