Our stay at the Royal Palms was terrific. Davenport is a very nice and quiet area but still VERY close to the parks and shopping. Publix is literally next door along with Chinese, Thai, Indian, Fish and Chips restaurants and iHop should you want to eat out but easy access.
We have always stayed in Kissimmee because we thought it was closest to where we wanted to go. But this year we booked late and Davenport had much better pricing. So we took a chance and couldn't be happier. It's right down the road from Kissimmee and in a new and much quieter area.
Simon was helpful from start to finish answering any questions we had very quickly. We never had to worry. Check in is the easiest we have had in the area. Just go to the front desk, get the gate keys and head to the unit. It is a key code lock so no need to go to one place far away to pick up a key and then drive to your home. This has been a real pain for us in the past.
Plus the resort is open 24/7 so very convenient for late chick ins or early check outs like we had.
The pool was a ton of fun for us and the kids. It's nice to have the lazy river and slide instead of just a pool to sit in. Keeps the little ones more occupied. (Tip: they have an air compressor near the pool to fill up your items for the pool, save your breath and sanity)
There is Banana Jacks right on the property, essentially a smaller version of Chucky Cheese, and another thing for the kids to do should they get bored.
The home was clean and very comfortable, especially the master king bed upstairs. There is cable in every room with nice tv's, and the internet (wireless) worked great.
Our cell phones worked fine in the home, as I had read that a previous person said they had no reception, we had no issues.
The walk from the home to the pool is quite close, but in the winter you will have trouble finding floaties. You can buy them in the gift shop near the pool but its expensive, so you can go to Publix or there is a pool supply store just a few doors down from Publix. All are in a strip mall area. MUCH cheaper.
The showcase of Citrus is a great place to take your family and super close to this home. You can pick your own oranges, buy fresh squeezed juice which is the best there and ride a moister truck through the property while they teach you about the area. Go to Groupon as they always have a great deal for this.
Davenport is a GREAT area to stay when visiting the parks and this home was wonderful as is Simon. A+