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The Resort Hotels – Portofino Bay Hotel: Rooms & Suites

One nice thing about staying in a super-luxury hotel like Portofino Bay is that even the most modest room is going to be pretty special. And even the “average” guest is going to feel pampered by a level of service that the typical Orlando tourist never experiences.

All rooms have tall beds covered with Egyptian cotton linens and inviting plush comforters. All rooms include clock/radios with MP3-player connections and sleek flat-screen televisions with DVD players upon request. The bathrooms feature hand-painted stone-like terra cotta tiles and a few are even tiled in marble. Especially convenient are the his-and-hers dual sinks. Also common to all rooms are such thoughtful touches as lavishly stocked mini-bars, plush bathrobes, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and a safe. Every room benefits from a keen attention to aesthetics, down to matching patterns on the luggage rack and faux ceiling molding. About nine percent of the rooms have balconies; most of them are quite small but a few are large enough to allow al fresco dining.

Standard rooms are a comfortable 400 square feet, while deluxe rooms are 600 square feet. Fax machines are available on request. Deluxe room bathrooms feature a separate shower stall, as well as the dual sinks, and have windows with louvered shutters over the tub that open onto the room. You may find the added perks well worth the added cost.

Beach Pool view rooms offer great views of the often dramatic Florida sunsets. Bay view rooms are ideal for those who want to feel as if they’ve been transported to the real Portofino. However, rooms in the Villa Wing that look out onto the Villa Pool offer a serenity that’s hard to match.

Families with young children might want to consider one of the 18 Kids’ Suites, six of which feature Dr. Seuss-inspired decor. All include a separate, themed kids’ bedroom that is accessible only through the parent’s room. Other multi-room options include a one-bedroom suite with parlor and a two-bedroom suite. If you really want to treat yourself, consider the Presidential Suite, with its spacious outdoor terrace.

See Room Rates At A Glance, above, to get an idea of the price range at Portofino Bay and how it compares to the other on-site hotels.

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