The most unusual hotels in Orlando 

Unusual hotels in Orlando

With the whole place geared up to family based fun, you know you’re going to be in for a good time when you head to the sunshine’s state central city. Orlando is also home to arguably the highest concentration of the most playful hotels in the world, here ‘s the cream of the crop…

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge

Here you can stay in your very pocket of Africa on your Orlando holiday. With more than a touch of Disney Magic, the elaborate resort hotel offers four lush savannahs where over 200 hoofed animals and birds roam freely. With more superb attention to detail, expect activities involving African drumming, craft-making, educational lessons and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States. From gazelles and giraffes to an enormous swimming pool and a water slide this is definitely one for both kids and the big kids alike.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Nickelodeon Suites Resort

So you’ve laughed at the cartoons, now you can stay in the hotel. Dedicated entirely to children, the high-energy resort features all your favourite Nickelodeon characters – SpongeBob, Dora, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in one wacky kid-tastic package. With separate parents and children bedrooms and on-site amenities such as live entertainment, two water parks, a mall and Studio Nick, this is surely every kid’s idea of paradise. Alternatively check out other hotel deals on the Iberostar Discount Code.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas 

Disneys BoardWalk Villas

With more than a hint of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City, this elegant lake-side resort features saltwater taffy-coloured cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens all steeped in 1930s nostalgia. Located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios you’ll also be treated to the carnival sights and ragtime sounds of nearby Disney’s Boardwalk entertainment complex. A great choice for a unique hotel stay in Orlando. 

Caribbean Beach Resort 

Caribbean beach resort

Here’s a fun resort landlubbers. The Caribbean Beach resort is a lush tropical paradise located in the ground of the Walt Disney World which is divided into five villages named after Caribbean islands, Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Aruba, and Trinidad. There’s 384 rooms recently renovated rooms complete with pirate-themed furnishings that include unique pirate ship beds and shipping crate dressers. Also expect swaying palm trees, colonial architecture and white-sand beaches were you can soak up the rays in a hammock. 

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Pop-Century-Resort

Paying homage to 20th Century American Pop Culture, the resort features lodge buildings and furnishings inspired by different decades with giant pop culture icons — Rubik’s cubes, yo-yos and jukeboxes. It also features bowling pins and eight-tracks, icons from the 1950s through the 1990s with three heated pools, an arcade, 7,000-square-foot retail area and a 640-seat food court. A fun walk down memory lane and the complimentary transportation to and from the Walt Disney World Theme Park is an added bonus.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

Disney's Port Orleans Resort

Another fun themed Disney hotel but this time the hotel is based on Mardis Gras with the charm of New Orlean’s iconic French Quarter Port Orleans French Quarter. Although it’s one of the smallest hotel it’s also one of the most popular with rooms situated along quaint “streets” with cascades of bougainvillea, wrought iron fences and fountains throughout. With excellent attention to detail, the registration desk features a vibrant Mardi Gras mural and old fashioned bank-teller windows. 

Gaylord Palms Resort 

Gaylord Palms Resort

This hotel features a huge 4.5 acre glass-enclosed atrium and a theme which represent the best of Florida – Key West, the Emerald Coast, St. Augustine and the Everglades. Celebrating Florida’s history, culture and natural beauty in both architectural style and landscape design, the sprawling 1,406 room hotel showcases the old-world charm of St Augustine, the gently rising mists of the Everglades to the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West to the Spanish-infused. A place that has to be seen to be believed!

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Iceland, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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