Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando

Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando

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4.5
#13 of 367 hotels in Orlando
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The Monreale Express - International Drive Orlando is conveniently located a 3 minutes' drive from Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Island of Adventure and 550 metres from Interstate 4. Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast (Subject to charge) and then take a dip in the outdoor pool. Complimentary WiFi and free parking are provided for all guests. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to Universal Studios Orlando, Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando. The Orlando Convention Center is 4.2 km away. Monreale Express is also 11.7 km from Disney's Magic Kingdom, Disney's Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as Animal Kingdom. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A refrigerator, safe box, and microwave are provided as well. Other services and facilities offered at the Orlando Continental Plaza include a concierge service, an ATM machine, and laundry services. The hotel also offers Free High Speed Internet Access in all rooms Guests should note that a resort fee is payable direct to the hotel upon arrival. Resort fees are subject to change and guests are advised to check the hotel's website for current charges. We are home away from home! Visit us and you will have a magic experience on your trip to Orlando.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Vending machine
Baggage storage
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Location

6825 Visitors Circle, Orlando, FL 32819
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Orlando Intl Airport
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Kyle V wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly customer experience with Matheus helping make a last-minute booking. I had booked the wrong hotel on my first trip to Orlando and needed to cancel and find a replacement ASAP. SonoHotel came through wonderfully. The room was clean and had all the modern hotel room features an expensive place offers. The price was very affordable, I assume because the hotel was undergoing renovations. Certainly wouldn't mind coming back.

Couple caveats- the only toiletries included are shampoo, a soap bar, and toilet paper. Had to pick up other toiletries at the Walgreens next door. And the towels are made of a pretty rough material not great on your face.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from management S, Director of Sales at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear guest, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the SonoHotel international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we're thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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Linzi1001 wrote a review Mar 2022
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom74 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was really worried about staying here based upon some of the previous reviews, but I needn't have worried. We stayed for two weeks from end of Feb into the beginning of March. We really just wanted a cheap holiday close to Universal or Disney, hence booking here (near to Universal). I was so worried about some of the reviews that I took antibacterial wipes, air freshener and insect repellent with me - all of which I did not need!

For starters, the location is what made this hotel a winner for us. The walk to Universal is 100% on pavement (sidewalks) and there are proper crossings for all the roads. It took us about 20-25 mins to do the walk. We were able to walk back at night with absolutely no worries whatsoever, and in fact had I been on my own I would have felt comfortable walking alone too. There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance, or within two or three minutes in the car. Speaking of the car, there is a car park wrapped around the hotel and it seemed very safe, no issues there (and it is free!)

In terms of cleanliness, I really thought the hotel did well. Because of Covid, you have to request the night before if you wish to have housekeeping. We were staying for two weeks, so had housekeeping come approximately every three days. Each time, the place was faultlessly clean afterwards and we had new towels and bathroom tissue etc.

The rooms open to the outside (i.e., there isn't an indoor corridor) but I quite liked this as we were straight outside, and the huge window let in lots of light - although there was a blackout curtain to use at night. They are relatively basic, but I don't think this is a hotel you would choose to stay in for the facilities. We found the bed to be fine. There was a huge flat screen TV, a desk and chair, and a cupboard which contained drawers, a safe, a microwave and a fridge. The bathroom has the sink in an entry way and then the toilet and bath/shower in its own room which was handy for me to do my makeup whilst my partner showered! My only tiny complaint with the room was the lack of hanging space; we had three coat hangers each and could have done with more but there was ample draw space. The air conditioner was a little noisy but to be honest, it worked and we got used to the noise after two days so no problems there.

We did not have breakfast in the hotel but we did have a coffee every morning which was free. We had our travel mugs with us anyway so just used those, and it was good coffee!

Finally, every single member of staff, from the maintenance team to housekeeping to reception were a credit to the hotel, and were friendly and polite.
I absolutely would stay here again without hesitation. Thanks for a great holiday!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from HOTEL MONREALE EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ORLANDO, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Hello Linzi, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the Monreale Express international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we are thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were good. I'm glad you liked our location. I'm also glad you had the chance to visit Universal and the restaurants in the area. It looks like you had a great vacation with lots of fun. I am sorry that you found that the room needs more hangers, we provide them upon request at reception. Our team is always willing to help our guests. We hope you can come see us again next time you are in Orlando!
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Awilda Santiago wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the renovations, the rooms are comfortable and spacious. I love how the housekeeping department stays on point. Juanita is absolutely amazing! She always makes sure to bring us fresh towels and touch up the room when she passes by. Front desk is awesome. They help us with anything we need.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from management S, Director of Sales at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear guest, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the SonoHotel international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we're thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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Nieves wrote a review Mar 2020
Puerto Rico5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to the hotel in early march with my little sister for a weekend getaway. The hotel itself exceed all my expectations plenty of space in the room. Has a modern and luxurious look very well clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast. Close to plenty of restaurants a korean bbq my favorite. Gift shops and Universal Studios. Free shuttle to parks. Nice spot to walk though International Drive.

I will it love is the breakfast was included in the package since you have to paid it every morning $6 per person.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HOTEL MONREALE EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ORLANDO, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 20 Apr 2020
We appreciate you choosing to stay at the Monreale Express international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we are thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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johnmgerman wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is great to various elements around the area including restaurants, shopping and attractions. Room decor is good though you can find a bug or two crawling amongst. Upgrades to the front desk section are exquisite compared to the previous.

Now you will see signs for a family-first hotel. Sounds great, but that is just a sign. This is a money first hotel. So if some individuals should pay to be at the hotel and their action may not be anywhere near family-first... it is the money that gets the nod.

Could have been a wondrously great hotel...and still could.

Thank you for reading over this review.

God Bless.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from management Sonotel, Accounting / Finance at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Dear guest, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the Hotel Monreale Express Orlando during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we're thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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FredrickKnows wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 12 nights to visit Disney / Universal parks. Excellent location - we walked to Universal most days (about 15mins), and around a 15min drive to Disney. Loads of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.

Room was basic, but very clean. Towels changed and bed made daily. Nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room.

Can be slightly noisy in the morning when guests are walking by the room with roller suitcases.

For the price, would definitely stay again - can not be beaten for location.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from management Sonotel, Accounting / Finance at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear guest, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the Hotel Monreale Express Orlando during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we're thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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Melissa K wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay at Hotel Monreale Express on international drive. Staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. A massive thanks to Trina Fabiara for helping us get a large enough transfer back to MCO as we had so much luggage and 6 people to squeeze in.
Rooms had everything we needed for our trip, Two queen beds, fridge, microwave, TV, ample USB charging ports and fresh towels readily available. I also ordered my son a package which was delivered to the hotel which was unavailable to purchase in the UK and the staff kept it safe at reception until we returned that evening from the parks.
Would definitely stay here again, location was great.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HOTEL MONREALE EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ORLANDO, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 27 Apr 2022
Hello Melissa, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the Monreale Express international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we are thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were good. We hope you can come to see us again next time you are in Orlando!
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Fredy A wrote a review Nov 2021
Guatemala City, Guatemala2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing staff, clean and great location.
Every room is big enough and due to the pandemic they let you know about the cleaning system so that’s good to know.
Maybe I would like more variety on food or maybe more equipment so it stay warm more time.

Regards that all amazing!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: On google maps it’s ok but on Uber or Lyft appears as Continental so just guide by address noe by...
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Response from HOTEL MONREALE EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ORLANDO, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 6 Nov 2021
We appreciate you choosing to stay at the Monreale Express international Drive during your recent travels! It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we are thrilled to hear that your room and overall experience were amazing. Please come see us again next time you are in the area
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peter wrote a review Aug 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Monreale Express international drive our honest review
We found all thecreception staff to be extremely helpful and friendly.
The hotel is good budget friendly hotel its near universal parks which can walk it within 20mins or hotel offers free shuttle service 9am universal 7am disney .
The pool is quite small but clean seems to get used more after 3pm .
The only negative issue we have is in room housekeeping isn't great you request it 24hr in advance but rooms don't look any clearer afterwards especially bathroom.
All rooms have free WiFi/Safe/microwave but no kettle in room hotel does offer continental breakfast priced at $9 per person per day resort fee is $1per night per person overall I would happily recommend this hotel and stay hear again I-trolly red line is just on main road to get u either way of idrive stop 1 outlets funspot dezerland stop 13/14 icon park 38 outlets theres also a 24/7Walgreens and KFC are also near hotel Hotel reception staff also recommended u use universal resort free shuttle transfer every 15min across at surfside personally I would recommend hotel Monreale express
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Revenue Manager Monreale, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 26 Aug 2023
Hello, we appreciate you choosing to stay at the Monreale Express International Drive during your recent travels! Our goal is to ensure that each guest has a comfortable and relaxing visit, and we are pleased to hear that your room and overall experience were good. We hope you come to see us again the next time you're in Orlando
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sarahstays2022 wrote a review Feb 2022
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
They had a great rate which is why I booked but honestly for the same price I could find better. I can see they’ve really tried to get this hotel up to a standard but it’s still got a long way to go in my opinion. Staff were friendly but beds and amenities in the room were bad. Bring your own pillows if you don’t want to have to book a chiropractor when you leave and bring your own towels if you want them to wrap around more than your hair. Pool was not clean and the breakfast was not worth $7 each. I won’t be returning unless huge improvements get made.
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Date of stay: February 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HOTEL MONREALE EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ORLANDO, Revenue Management at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Responded 3 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, which is really important for us. We're saddened to learn that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. Please accept our sincere apologies if you experienced any issues with your stay. We will address this situation and our manager will take care of this issue.
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Everton d asked a question Apr 2024
Canoas, RS5 contributions
Alguém sabe o valor do café da manhã ?
Daniela P asked a question Mar 2024
6 contributions7 helpful votes
O hotel possui early check-in?
Steve D asked a question Dec 2023
24 contributions18 helpful votes
What's the best way to get here from Orlando International Airport?
Answer from Daniel B
30 contributions
We just got a taxi from the airport, but got and Uber on the way back, which was about half the cost of a taxi, definitely worth downloading while there, it saved us loads
Allen Burgess wrote a tip 19 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just continue to do what you do"
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Natali F wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No coffee maker in rooms "
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Michael H wrote a tip Apr 2024
Atlanta, Georgia19 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location. The area around will be better soon I’m sire"
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bobt354 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom237 contributions96 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your a light sleeper…look elsewhere"
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Discover36028030045 wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack comfortable walking shoes "
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PRICE RANGE
S$86 - S$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
continental plaza orlando
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
SonoHotel International Drive Orlando
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaCentral FloridaOrlandoFlorida Center / International Drive
NUMBER OF ROOMS
190
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Nearby attractions include Arcade Monsters International Drive (0.4 km), Rock Dinner Show (0.4 km), and Polynesian Fire Luau in Orlando (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Angus Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and IHOP.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando?
Many travellers enjoy visiting City Hall (11.8 km) and Jack Kerouac House (13.4 km).
Is Hotel Monreale Express I-Drive Orlando accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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