Island One Resorts Shine On TripAdvisor.com
Resort standings in local markets reflect the company's commitment to superior hospitality
Orlando, May 6, 2009 - Island One Resorts properties and teams
are making a spectacular showing on TripAdvisor.com. Current
rankings of note:
- Parkway International Resort: #4 of 217 properties in Orlando
- Orbit One: #16 of 217 properties in Orlando
- Barefootn' Resort: #38 of 217 in Orlando
- Crescent Resort On South Beach: #1 of 29 specialty hotels in Miami Beach
- The Cove On Ormond Beach: #2 of 29 properties in Ormond Beach
- Chenay Bay Beach Resort: #4 of 11 B&B's in Christiansted
TripAdvisor's popularity index is established by guest reviews, who rank the properties based upon factors including location, rooms, service, value and cleanliness. The popular travel site contains over 20 million traveler reviews and opinions on properties all over the world.
Our general managers and their entire teams' commitment to hospitality excellence is evident by these laudable rankings.
On the web site, guests comment on every aspect of their vacation experience. Following are some excerpts from guest reviews.
Parkway International Resort
"This place exceeded my expectations..."
"This is a beautiful resort in an excellent location ... [it] is an excellent place for a family with children."
"Wanted to add another positive review. Rented here because of the photos and TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Lovely spacious rooms, spotlessly clean. Staff went over and above to be helpful. The balcony was a great place for breakfast, especially coming from the cold northeast. Plenty of room to have the family stretch out; we never felt crowded."
"The kitchen was so well equipped, it was like a home away from home."
"We found Parkway to be an excellent value for the package price that we paid to stay for a week. This is our sixth trip to the Disney area and I found this resort to be the best value for the money that we have so far stayed."
"We loved the accommodations, nice and clean rooms. We'll come back next year."
"[We received] exceptional service and friendly staff. On our last day we checked out early morning but since our flight was in the evening, we spent the day at the beach. The staff let us use an unoccupied room to have a shower before we left for the airport. Till this date, I have not stayed at a hotel that would go so out of their way to make your stay comfortable."
"Very impressed with room and amenities. Although very busy over the weekend..., we had a very pleasant stay assisted by very friendly staff. Highly recommended."
"Even though I went on a business trip, I had the best time. The whole staff was accommodating, from the housekeepers to the front desk manager. The beach is right in front of the resort and all the night clubs in walking distance. Great resort, wonderful staff equals repeat business......Can't wait to get away again!!!!"
"My daughter loved the cookies in the afternoon. We did not have to pay for the internet since they have 2 computers in the lobby that you are allowed to use for FREE. My daughter did her school report on them. The staff there are super! They are more friendly than you get at an expensive Disney resort ... and you see the same people everyday. You get to know them. I would go back there in a heart beat!"
"We loved it! [It] is clean, new and comfortable. The rooms are spacious. The staff is extremely kind. The hotel is a sunny yellow which makes you happy to be here. It was lovely!"
"This was so much better then staying in a cramped hotel. We could cook a quick breakfast before going off to spend the day at the parks. It was spacious, clean and comfy. We could come home to get a good nights rest and do it all over again the next day. We had a problem with the washer and the maintenance staff was there in five minutes to fix. They were courteous and helpful. They even have things to do each day, if you didn't want to do the parks. We are going to try the water park associated with Orbit One the next time. We would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to other family members."
"The staff was very friendly and unusually helpful. The pool and hot tub was the cleanest and nicest we have ever seen and the water temperature was perfect. After a grueling day at Disney we would come back and all four kids would swim for 2 hours. The waterslides kept them entertained. The location was ideal ...."
"We ... couldn't be more impressed. ... my boys made friends with about 6-7 other boys the same age and they played hoops and football every night. The property itself is actually very small by Disney townhouse/condo standards, which I loved! About 2 blocks around. It is gated and guarded for most of the time -- LOVE that. The room was fab -- big master suite with a jacuzzi tub big enough for 2+ (nice for a couple to have some romance during the trip -- make the time!) All the beds were pillow top and tons of drawer and closet space."
"My wife and I stayed [here in] a one bedroom queen bed condo in the North tower. We found the room to be extremely clean and modern with a well functioning air conditioner. The rooms come with a flat screen TV in the living room and a large portable TV in the separate bedroom; this allowed me to watch The History Channel or boxing matches while my wife watched 'Dancing With The Stars'. We are both non-smokers and appreciated the hotel's "Non Smoking" policy."
"We were in the North Tower which has been totally redone. They did an excellent job of everything. We had a two bedroom unit that each had their own bathroom. One of the bathrooms could also be accessed from the living room. The kitchen area was very nice and open concept to the living area. Big flat screen TV and DVD player in the living room as well. There were two balconies as well, one off the living room and one off one of the bedrooms. There was also a pullout couch as well if needed. The beds were excellent as well as the pillows and bedding. They really went to a lot of expense on the refurbishings."
"The beach is wonderful and that is where we spent our mornings. Both towers were kept extremely clean and the staff were always quite pleasant and helpful. The maintenance staff were always out and about and greeted you warmly every time. The activities director Vivian was excellent and had answers to all our questions."
"We had an excellent vacation there and would definitely stay there again."
"The one bedroom units are very nice and comfortable. Everything you need to make your holiday enjoyable. Nicely decorated, in cheerful colours and comfortable furniture and bed. These units have recently been refurbished/refurnished. Housekeeping checks to see if you want to replace your soiled towels or need more supplies for bathroom or kitchen. Remember these are run entirely different than hotels; you do not get maid service. If you do, you pay for it. The whole reason for renting a condo is to have your personal space and you can have all the comforts of home at your fingertips."
"The recreation staff are very good. They have a barbeque at the
pool most days ($2.00 for a hotdog or hamburg), wine tours, boat
cruises for the gamblers. A little something for everyone.
The pool has a large slide for the young at heart. Lots of tables, chairs and loungers, strict "No Saving Chairs" rule. Another thing we were very happy about is the no smoking rule. Even by the pool."
Chenay Bay Beach Resort
"Burke, Patty & Big D made us feel more like family than guests at this beautiful beachside resort. This was our first trip to St. Croix and, based upon our experiences at Chenay Bay, we cannot wait to return! This resort is the picture of a Caribbean vacation with gorgeous cottage accommodations, delicious food (try the Mahi!), excellent service and fantastic snorkeling and kayaking all with the gorgeous white sand beach in the background. All in all, staying at Chenay Bay made our vacation what is was. We could not have picked a better place to stay for our first our first visit to St. Croix. Should you have the opportunity to stay there, I highly recommend it."
"In terms of dining, I would definitely recommend Chenay to start with. We had breakfast, lunch (mahi of course!) and dinner (huge yummy servings) and all were wonderfully prepared and served."
"We loved Chenay Bay. We had a garden view room but you could totally see the. From seeing the property I would think you would be able to see the ocean from most of the cottages. We were totally satisfied with our room. It was clean and comfortable. The staff was really nice. They have the cutest little cabanas and beds on the beach and the pool area is nice and just as you see in the pictures. You can also use their kayaks and snorkel stuff for free."
"This was the most relaxing vacation in an ideal location. There was always something going on socially, but I could choose my activities. I went swimming and snorkeling. There was a gorgeous swimming pool and the ocean water off the beach a few steps from my cabin. The restaurant was excellent. There was a casual atmosphere at the outdoor grill and bar. I met many interesting people. Wait staff and all employees were friendly. Management is professional and accommodating. I felt as part of a family at a home away from home. I will return to this wonderful spot."
"My 9th trip was just as spectacular as my 1st. I love Chenay
Bay and everything about it. My cottage is just beautiful and the
staff, well the staff is like family to me. I recommend this resort
for the following reasons.
1. The resort is immaculate
2. The staff is professional and extremely helpful.
3. The beach is absolutely stunning.
4. The view of the Renegade passing in front of Green Cay in route to B.I.
5. The sand on the beach is softer than silk.
6. I can build the biggest sand castles and no one EVER wrecks them.
7. Milda.....Head of housekeeping...and she runs a tight ship!!! So sweet.
8. Sherman the receptionist. SO WONDERFUL!
9. The beautiful pool that has been renovated. SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. The bar and restaurant are wonderful. And if Scotty is still cooking your in for more of a treat!!!!
11. No mass crowds....in fact I usually see one if not zero people on this mile stretch of incredible beach. It feels like your very own!!!
12. All the cool folks I have met who are also there on vacation....everyone is just so happy!! Smiles!!!
13. The turtles that I watched hatch with my very eyes just 100 or so yards from the beach chairs.
14. I love the smell of the air at Chenay Bay.
Island One Resorts has provided extraordinary timeshare vacation experiences through resort development and hospitality management since 1981. The company's 750 team members are focused upon providing innovative and value-driven benefits to its over 65,000 owners. Its points-based vacation club, Club Navigo, offers 29 resort destinations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. Through Club Navigo, developers have access to award-winning sales, marketing and communications programs; operational support; state-of-the-art reservation and computer systems; and one of the most seasoned management teams ever assembled in the industry. To learn more about Island One Resorts, visit islandone.com or clubnavigo.com.
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