£399pp -- 7-Night Florida Holiday Flights, Hotel & Car Hire @ TravelZoo
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£399pp -- 7-Night Florida Holiday Flights, Hotel & Car Hire @ TravelZoo

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Found 16th Jul 2014
When
Travel on select dates from 3-25 September from London Gatwick or Manchester. More dates in September and October are available from £30-£80 more per person.

Hotel details
The Ramada Gateway is minutes away from the Universal Orlando resort, LEGOLAND Florida and the Walt Disney World theme parks, all of which can be reached by the hotel's free shuttle bus.

The hotel has a range of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and mini golf. There are two restaurants including the Smokehouse Grill, where children under nine can eat for free, and a snack bar.

Other options

Add an extra week from £100 more per person. This 14-night offer includes August travel

Kids travel from £379 per child, across all dates, and get the second week free if you book a 14-night holiday. Up to two children (aged 15 or under) can share a room with two adults
Get a free Feast Card when you book attraction tickets through Broadway Travel. The card gives access to discounts and offers at over 75 restaurants in Orlando
Transfers & baggage

If you do not need the car hire, transfers are from £25 per person, return.

39 Comments

There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.

April and May are excellent months.

had a look on the site. its a great deal ,but the october dates are early october, not the school hol dates . hot price though

Hot!
Who do you fly with for this deal?

oddballjamie

There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to … There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.April and May are excellent months.

I went in November and it was plenty hot for me.
Or are you saying that because of school holidays?
Edited by: "BubaMan" 16th Jul 2014

BubaMan

I went in November and it was plenty hot for me.Or are you saying that … I went in November and it was plenty hot for me.Or are you saying that because of School holidays?



Increased risk of extreme weather, although Florida has been lucky the last few years and hopefully it continues this year.

We went in May a couple of years back and got caught in a short thunderstorm, was truly amazing.

We're in florida at the moment, builds to100° heat at lunchtime and then heavy rain, thunder storms and lighting in the afternoon. still loving it, but would probably pick may time for next year as better weather and not to hot

Bloody hell that's a good deal... I'm tempted

Banned

oddballjamie

There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to … There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.April and May are excellent months.



Been Sept/Oct loads of time, excellent time of year to go. Also get to go to Universals Halloween Horror Nights which is brilliant. Been in May and found it bit too hot and humid, also busier than Sept/Oct.

Going November this year, evenings are a lot cooler but still lovely weather.

Just checked this out... £659 if traveling alone and £120 supplement for full comp car insurance ....That said and done it`s a direct flight which safes a lot of time , The Ramada Gateway is opposite The Ramada Maingate West which i have stayed in a few times they are nothing special but fit for purpose. You can easily pay twice this price for the same so HOT
Edited by: "shamoany" 16th Jul 2014

Hurricane season in sep//oct. Got married there in the June and it was brill, not to busy either

This is exactly what I wanted, from my airport too, unbelievable !
but do you get the car hire if you go with 2 weeks? I don't see much info about the car

car rental always adds a huge chunk of cash to any holiday

September ur just out the rainy season, so looks like a bargain!

oddballjamie

There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to … There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.April and May are excellent months.


You'll find that Septembers temperture on average are actually higher than in May. Rain fall is higher but in line with June and August. Been many times in September and going back this year for Halloween Horror nights in Universal so hoping the weather continues to be as good as the last few years. Have been in May which is an excellent time to go to also with the Star Wars weekend
(when isn't it an excellent time to go to Disney?!)


Have some heat ops, my flights alone cost more than this per person.

Edited by: "mattbrownie" 16th Jul 2014

Which airline is this with?

"oddballjamie
There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.

April and May are excellent months."

What a straaaange comment!

"debsallen
Hurricane season in sep//oct. Got married there in the June and it was brill, not to busy either"

Technically 1st Jun to 30th Nov is hurricane season!

I've been to Florida 4 times in the last 5 years. In March, May, July and November. All times were excellent!!! If anything, some including myself would say July is way too hot plus that was the only time we seen SERIOUS thunder storms and HEAVY RAIN but there's always a chance of some pretty crazy weather in Florida.

We went November last year and it was great, only comment was it gets very cool at night. Which isn't a bad thing!

If I was to go again, I'd opt September/October for sure, just OUTSIDE of a school holiday if you can help it.

Some comments make me laugh!

Booking this tomorrow, hope it's still available by lunch!

Banned

Note it may take a few days to clear border and customs as everyone entering the states is considered a terrorist unless they can prove otherwise.

We went mid October for 3 weeks and loved it. Weather was excellent, sunny and warm every day. Last day travelling home was the first time I had worn long jeans. We are going again in 3 weeks, can't wait.
Only problem is it is peak season so will be very busy. Then there is the Hurricane season, of which August and September is the peak season for them. Although you can get them anytime between June and November.
Excellent price

I went for my honeymoon June/ July and severe thunderstorms and 4th July celebrations all cancelled. Parks way too busy also. Prefer Oct, but have kids at school so only time we would go. in 90's when there last Oct. a bit humid some days. 1 day of rain in 3 weeks.

oddballjamie

There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to … There's a reason September and October are cheap times to travel to Florida.April and May are excellent months.



What a crock. Went in October last year, food & wine festival at Epcot was excellent. Temperature was 28-30 celsius every day. 1 heavy downpour during the whole two weeks. My missus has been several times at different times of the year and said October was far better than May as the parks were a lot less crowded and the heat wasn't so stifling. Waiting 5 minutes for a ride is better than waiting 2 hours for a ride when it's hot.

lolyehright

Note it may take a few days to clear border and customs as everyone … Note it may take a few days to clear border and customs as everyone entering the states is considered a terrorist unless they can prove otherwise.



It's fine as long as you don't have a beard. Or shoes. Or anything, basically.

maikeru83

What a crock. Went in October last year, food & wine festival at Epcot … What a crock. Went in October last year, food & wine festival at Epcot was excellent. Temperature was 28-30 celsius every day. 1 heavy downpour during the whole two weeks. My missus has been several times at different times of the year and said October was far better than May as the parks were a lot less crowded and the heat wasn't so stifling. Waiting 5 minutes for a ride is better than waiting 2 hours for a ride when it's hot.



Just stating facts.
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Hotel is not a nice one run down and in not good condition was there last year at this time

The named hotel is sold out on most (if not all) dates, we got a different one for an extra £30 for the 2 week option, it's no better in terms of ratings and I'm sure it will be basic but for that price I don't care too much, we'll be out most of the time anyway!

For anyone thinking of booking, the other hotel they're offering is Maingate Lakeside Resort
Edited by: "pinkchick1987" 17th Jul 2014

Also, don't go for their fully comp car insurance which they will offer you for £125 per week. We spoke to the car rental place, Alamo, and they said it would be way cheaper when you arrive. Around $89 per week. I guess this is where this company is trying to make some extra money off you

Just booked.

Thanks so much catchmeifyoucan. What a deal!

According to the lady on the phone, some dates are sold out and the rest only have a few places remaining.

Mega heat!

Just come back from 2 weeks at Ramada Gateway. We had a poolside room in the motel part. Nothing fancy but we really enjoyed ourselves. There are 2 pools we were room 380 easy access from car park ground level so no humping cases up stairs. 2 Queen beds and small fridge. Also occasional room visitor (gorgeous tiny lizard; so cute I could have brought him home with me) Pool a little noisy but didn't bother us & we're old ! everyone left the area 10 pm sharp. Really handy short drive to WDW but quite a drive from Universal if roads busy. Walmart, Publix, Target, Walgreens. Marshalls. Ross, TJ Maxx all on same road as well as some flea markets. The rooms in the hotel have been refurbished and are apparently nicer than the motel area ones. I had intended to try for a cheap upgrade but just never got round to it as we were quite happy where we were. $50 deposit taken on check in which was returned on checkout with no problem whatsoever (paid in cash so as to not have money blocked on card) Free safety deposit box in lobby area on request. All in all for the price couldn't fault it. Hope this helps some of you who may be dubious because it's so cheap. Incidentally we flew Monarch direct into Sanford Airport (which was quiet and efficient, with no huge long lines for anything). A 50/60 min easy drive to hotel via I-4 (no tolls)

Just been reading all the remarks regarding BED BUGS in some hotels. We must have been lucky to have chosen the Ramada Gateway - but it makes me wonder if the lack of bed bugs could be thanks to our room visitor (lizard). Although never heard anybody complaining about bugs in that hotel when we were there.
Edited by: "adrienne1945" 22nd Jul 2014

Just another thought - Don't rely on using the hotel shuttle bus unless you want to spend all day at the park as they are not regular shuttles back and forth all day. We couldn't stomach the idea of being stranded in the resort in case we'd had enough as it was so hot; so spent $17 per day on parking (but you can come & go anywhere on WDW as long as you keep your parking receipt) We have a UK Disabled badge which is recognised by WDW and meant parking near entrances and also free parking wherever valet parking was available.

Cracking deal, just wondering is it a must to get the rental? is it possible to get around and to the hotel from the airport etc without a car?

I wouldn't go without a car. Top of I-drive and the Universal parks are 15 miles away. Plus, it's 'murica, nothing's within walking distance!

lanoormohamed

Cracking deal, just wondering is it a must to get the rental? is it … Cracking deal, just wondering is it a must to get the rental? is it possible to get around and to the hotel from the airport etc without a car?

Personally I'd rather have a car. You could use taxis and shuttle bus but if you really don't want to drive imo you'd be better off in a hotel on International drive & using the I drive bus up and down & stay in a hotel with more regular shuttles than Gateway Inn has

adrienne1945

Personally I'd rather have a car. You could use taxis and shuttle bus … Personally I'd rather have a car. You could use taxis and shuttle bus but if you really don't want to drive imo you'd be better off in a hotel on International drive & using the I drive bus up and down & stay in a hotel with more regular shuttles than Gateway Inn has



Thanks, I don't mind driving but i think it may work out rather expensive as i'm only 23 and there maybe a young drivers surcharge. hopefully booking tomorrow

Booked last night, do we get an email or does the email or does the stuff come through the post?

I'm a Floridian living in the UK. This deal seemed great except we've stayed at the Maingate in past (substitute hotel on this deal) and came home with bed bug bites and bugs in our luggage. Do your own research before booking. For search terms use the hotel name and bed bugs on google search. Or search the terrible rating for the hotel on trip advisor.

Thanks to pinkchick1987 for posting the name of alternate hotel.

Too bad as it was a great deal!!

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this one has a 20 may 2014 bed bug complaint.... Your text here
Edited by: "floridagirl" 20th Jul 2014

lanoormohamed

Booked last night, do we get an email or does the email or does the stuff … Booked last night, do we get an email or does the email or does the stuff come through the post?

See my post below. Do your research as I've stayed there and came home with bed bug bites!!! Trip advisor has a post of a recent report of bug bites!

pinkchick1987

The named hotel is sold out on most (if not all) dates, we got a … The named hotel is sold out on most (if not all) dates, we got a different one for an extra £30 for the 2 week option, it's no better in terms of ratings and I'm sure it will be basic but for that price I don't care too much, we'll be out most of the time anyway!For anyone thinking of booking, the other hotel they're offering is Maingate Lakeside Resort

I hope you can cancel and get a refund..this hotel is infested with bed bugs. They had bed bugs when I went there 3 years ago and there are still reports as of last month. bedbugreports.com/det…765

floridagirl

I hope you can cancel and get a refund..this hotel is infested with bed … I hope you can cancel and get a refund..this hotel is infested with bed bugs. They had bed bugs when I went there 3 years ago and there are still reports as of last month. http://www.bedbugreports.com/details/44765



Thanks, I booked Maingate Lakeside Resort, read the recent reviews and they are not good, do you know what my rights are to cancel?

Sorry, can't help you there. Check with travelocity and quote the most recent bed bug complaint. Maybe they will offer you a different hotel, but be sure to review it as many of the more inexpensive hotels have problems with bed bugs. Good Luck!!
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