The Italian theme runs throughout the resort here, and so the 6 eateries serve up Mediterranean dishes, rich coffee, and fine ice-cream can be found at the Gelateria. The 3 pools on offer come with a slide, daily activities and a weekly dive-in movie. When it comes to me-time, there's a full service spa and a gym available. Add to this free Wi-Fi and a few shops to complete the holiday picture. You'll be able to park your hire car here - the hotel offers self parking and valet parking, both for a charge. Just so you know, there must be at least one person over 21 years old when booking to stay here.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
You’re just a quick water taxi or shuttle bus ride away from Universal Orlando Resort. Here, you’ll find exciting nightlife and two huge theme parks.
Movies, games, and arts and crafts are organised for little ones at the hotel’s Kids’ Camp.
- Jogging track
- Games room*
Opening Times: [08.00-24.00]
All the latest video and arcade games and machines are here.
FOOD & DRINK
Dining-wise, there’s Mama Della’s Ristorante™, Bice Ristorante and Trattoria del Porto®, which serve up old favourites from Tuscany, Naples, and the Italian countryside.
The harbour area has a handful of eateries, including a deli, an Italian café and a gelateria. There’s also a dockside bar here, complete with extensive wine and cocktail menus, and a cosy pizzeria.
- Trattoria del Porto®
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evening meals include a Tuscan steak dinner menu, seafood dishes, surf and turf, small-plate appetisers, desserts and a special kids' dining and play area. With outside seating overlooking the Harbor Piazza and pretty Portofino Bay. During some evenings there is character dining, face painting, and a balloon artist or a magician.
- Thirsty Fish*
Watch the sun set from the piazza with a glass of wine, cocktail or cognac and a light snack.
- Splendido pool bar and grill
A poolside Italian pizzeria offering cocktails, beers, soft drinks, burgers, salads and light bites.
Opening Times: [11.00-23.00]
Offering ice-creams, milkshakes and smoothies.
- Mama Della's Ristorante*
For traditional Italian favourites like lasagne, veal marsala and pasta e fagioli in a rustic setting with live music.
- Bice Ristorante*
Offering Italian cuisine.
- Sal's Market Deli*
Offering coffee, sandwiches and pizza. Pick your sandwich and pizza fillings from a fresh selection of meats, cheeses and salads.
- Bar American
Stylish bar in the lobby, offering a wide variety of speciality drinks and snacks.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
There’s a spa* and fitness centre where you can sign up for treatments like the Balinese body polish, or enjoy a workout with top-of-the-range equipment.
- Mandara Spa®*
After all that rushing around the theme parks, treat yourself to a bit of me time. The Madara Spa® is a 13,000 square foot sanctuary which specialises in Balinese traditional healing arts. There are 14 treatment rooms, relaxation lounges, a hydro-therapy pool, sauna, steam rooms and a full-service hair and nail salon.
- Fitness centre*
Facilities include treadmills, bikes, stair climbers, cross trainers, weight and press machines, free weights and entrance includes use of the sauna, steam and whirlpool baths.
You can opt for a massage in your room or you can hire a poolside cabana.
- Body wraps*
The daily ‘Musica della Notte’ or ‘Music of the Night’, show treats you to the sounds of Italy. Head to the beach, meanwhile, for Dive In movie nights, where you can lie back in a rubber ring while the latest blockbuster plays on a big screen.
You’ve got three swimming pools to choose from, all cocooned by palm trees. The most popular is the beach pool, which comes complete with a neighbouring stretch of sand, a kids’ pool, and a waterslide.
The villa pool comes with a side-order of luxe cabanas*, which you can hire for the day for added privacy.
- Outdoor beach pool
Climb the Roman aqueduct waterslide and splash into this themed swimming pool. There's a sandy beach here too, a children's pool right alongside plus a couple of hot tubs and a handful of beach cabanas. There are organised pool games during the day, see reception for a guide to what's going on.
- Villa outdoor pool
This swimming pool offers a quieter area to relax. There are private cabanas for hire here.
- Hillside outdoor pool
A quiet relaxing pool away from the hustle and bustle.
The three private beach cabanas next to the beach pool come with a ceiling fan, phone, plasma TV, a refrigerator with water, soda and a fruit bowl. You can order food and drinks to come straight to you, so they're ideal for the days you don't feel like lifting a finger. There are 16 more cabanas by the villa pool and you can book to have a massage in them.
- Children's pool
Next to the beach pool with a sandy play area.
- Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi in public areas.
You've got a choice of 4 shops on your doorstep. The Universal store stocks all the merchandise for your favourite characters. Le Memories de Portofino offers unique gifts and clothing. Alta Moda has fine Italian clothing from swimwear to glamorous evening wear. And L'Ancora has a choice of gifts and holiday essentials.
- Gift shop
- Wi-Fi in bedrooms
You'll be able to pick up a connection from your room. For a charge, you can access a higher speed connection.
- Shuttle service
Free on-site transportation to both Universal Orlando Resort theme parks and Universal CityWalk and scheduled transportation to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica™.
- Car parking*
The hotel offers both self parking and valet parking for your car at a charge. Parking charges are subject to change.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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