The Orlando Eye. I haven't been on it yet, but I love seeing all of the changing colors! Really wishing that Sydney had a Sugar Factory so I could grab one of these yummy concoctions! This picture is from the Sugar Factory in Orlando - the bar tender makes the drink right it front of you so you can film as the dry ice is poured in! Some days we want the extraordinary. A trip to Spintwitches for all your quidditch needs. Harry Potter #market 🎃⚡️👻*broomstick icon required* Hogsmeade Orlando 2012. While in Honeyduke's be sure to get a Cauldron Cake. These things are delicious! The Orlando Wonder Works resembles a upside down building, complete with inverted palm trees. Made to look like a mansion uprooted by a tornado and dumped in the middle of the block. It was built in 1998. The inside has an upside down appearance as well. It's $25/adult for admission to visit inside. I spent a week in Orlando, FL recently and just had to get over here to shoot this place. I had seen so many pics from here, and wanted to see it with my own eyes (and through my own camera). Luckily I had some nice light and wonderful clouds, which added a little extra drama to the shot. It's not Italy, but it sure looks like it! From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ We couldn't believe our eyes as this sunset unfolded. I've never seen one as beautiful before or since. Not your usual #market 😁 Wands, wands anyone? Maybe mine will be colorful, with a peacock feather...I ❤️Hogsmeade. My favorite spot at Islands of Adventure: Hogwarts! Not a bad ride either. View of Hogwarts castle waiting in line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Hogwarts! A peaceful find in such a bustling city. Hard Rock Café Orlando 🇱🇷 Hogwart's The Orlando Eye is an attraction on I Drive that I wish had a better view. Too far from downtown and too far from Disney. But, certainly fun to photograph.
#EndlessSummer Take a look around the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. If you're lucky, you might see a dinosaur hatch... Universal Studios, Orlando, FL #orlando #florida #usa #travel #wanderlust Visit The Hog's Head Tavern for a Dragon Scale or Wizard's Brew the Wizarding World's specialty beers, or a Fire Whiskey! We tried the recommend drink of adding the Fire Whiskey to a Strongbow. I would definitely pass the recommendation on. It's like the best of both worlds!
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/a-visit-to-diagon-alley/ Kayaking on the coast of the Dingle peninsula will allow you to explore aquatic caves like this one created by cliffs too close together. A picture does not capture the true beauty of the area.
#dingle #ireland #europe #water #kayaking #seakayaking Never got my letter but I guess this will have to do! ♡
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
#harrypotter
#wizardingworldofharrypotter
#hogwarts
#hogsmead
#universalstudios
#islandsofadventure
#orlando Hard Rock Cafe, Orlando.
Biggest one in the world!
Incredible to look at from the inside and the outside, especially when there's a sunset like this!
Great food & music, definitely will be visiting there again! 🍔🎸 Diagon Alley #Universal #HarryPotter #themepark #orlando #florida #usa #travel #wanderlust Universal city walk 🇱🇷 Yes, I'm a Harry Potter geek, but the new theme park is definitely worth a visit. This is the first year that Universal has decorated Harry Potter World for Christmas. They outdid themselves on so many levels! Hogwarts Castle at Harry Potter World. Pro tip - don't guzzle a butter beer before riding the castle ride.  Lots of mosiac balls, showers, & fountains by the pool. The fitness center has free lockers/amenities so ...... After day at park when you have already checked out. bam! swim in pool. shower, change, and you are good to go! #highwithoutwalls
Straight out of a Harry Potter book #HP #Hogsmeade Trader Joes in the Dr Phillips area puts a lot of effort into making it beautiful. Harry Potter World at Universal Studios-Orlando is a must for any fan of the movies/books. They do not miss a single detail - it feels like you're living out the stories you've loved for so long! Spent an amazing day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Got my wand at Ollivander's which comes with a map that shows all the secret locations in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade where you can practice your spells. Tip: hit the Harry Potter areas of Universal as early as possible, after lunch it turns into a madhouse, even on a weekday. Flourish & Blotts, must stop for your Hogwarts book list. You feel like you were inside the book. It's perfect. #Blue The Hogwarts Express! Vista de Orlando, final da tarde é mais bonito Delicious frozen butterbeer, Olivander's wand shop, and incredible rides await Muggles and Wizards alike at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Upside down building on International Drive! Hogwarts The Hopping Pot, this is where I got my Butter Beer! Butter Beer was delicious! However, I would suggest it frozen. The regular drink wasn't good at all. I ended up pouring it out. Taken at the amazing Harry Potter land in Universal Studios amusement park. Orlando, Fl They closed the park early due to Halloween Nights, we got an extra hour wristband and it was perfect for taking photos with no people in them! Durmstrang and Beauxbatons contestants visiting Hogwarts for the Tri Wizard Tournament. Fun family friendly resort in Orlando near all the attractions...
(Yes, she beat the pants off us..) Remember the candy from the movies and books, well stop in at Honeyduke's and be sure to at least get a chocolate frog! Butter beer ice cream #FoodieFinds Portofino Resort Sometimes the dragon shoots fire out of his mouth. Again, I cannot stress enough how beautiful this hotel actually is.. this area is just outside of the lobby!
Decent place for the entire family to enjoy a day mini golf. #SweetSpot
Eat one or eat them all at Season 52! Paging system for the waitresses. Hogwarts Castle Dragon! Great view of Orlando! Kids friendly Hogwarts has my heart forever!
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The Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios was a fantastic addition. The train ride connects the two parks. You ride through from Platform 9 3/4 in London to Hogsmeade. #bestof5 #orlando #universalstudios #harrypotter 400 feet high and it takes 1/2 hour for a complete revolution. Hogwarts! The Forbidden Journey was the best ride I've ever ridden! A must for anyone visiting. For your first time I suggest going through the castle. You get to see a lot of awesome things. Then if you want to ride it again go to the single riders line. You will get on the ride within 5-10 minutes. Great outdoor oasis here at the Hard Rock Orlando. Be sure to check out the interactive locations to use your wand from Ollivander's. You will not be disappointed! Fun Spot America is a cool and entertaining place for the entire family. This Chevrolet truck is on display inside the complex. Awesome view in universal orlando Harry Potter section of Universal Studios is for adults, too! Hogwarts castle at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.
#Castle Universal Studios What an amazing resort! Love the 50s vibe! This hotel.. wow, it is so aesthetically pleasing everywhere you go!
The staff even greet you by saying If you can't make it to London, to give the London Eye a ride, the Orlando Eye is a great option. Next time I'll try riding at dusk. Diagone Alley This place is crazy!! A cross between McDonalds and Chuckie Cheese!! A McDonalds on roids Giant space robot, at city walk mini golf To me, the magic was hanging from the ceiling... Lots of different food choices & Duff Beer! Universal Studios Island Of Adventures is a MUST! Fun for all ages; even for people who don't get on rollercoasters. Best time to visit would be autumn or early spring. Inside the Dragon Challenge you will see the Goblet of Fire and the Triwizard Tournament Trophy. I can't do a lot of rides in the park because they make me sick, but Universal adds so many details for while you're walking through the line that I had missed things. My husband asked an attendant if I could just walk through and exit when we got the ride. You have to have an escort to do this but they added me to a walking tour group for someone's birthday which allowed me to take pictures of the inside, something you normally can't do (for most rides you have to store EVERYTHING in a free locker if you're riding).
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/a-visit-to-diagon-alley/ Harry Potter, Universal
Studios You don't even have to be a temporary resident at the Portofino Bay hotel to enjoy this Italian picturesque. Take a taxi boat over from CityWalk and sink your teeth into some pizza while you enjoy the scenery. Don't forget the Gelato for dessert!
#loewsportifinobayhotel
#universalresort
#city walk
#orlando Stop by Honeydukes for your assortment of magical candy!
#honeydukes
#chocolatefrog
#bertiebotts
#everyflavorbeans
#harrypotter
#hogsmead
#wizardingworldofharrypotter
#universalstudios
#islandsofadventure
#orlando Platform 9 3/4 this way! Unreal. Great place to eat All too good! Hogwarts The Zax -- One day, making tracks
In the prairie of Prax,
Came a North-Going Zax And a South-Going Zax.
And it happened that both of them came to a place
Where they bumped. There they stood.
Foot to foot. Face to face. Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. March 2015. Italy feels 🇮🇹 The cool fire spewing dragon in diagon alley Hogsmeade Roller coasters and green eggs and ham do not mix well! Love Universal. It's like stepping into another world. Butter Beer All aboard! Who'd think a strip shopping center restaurant in Orlando would be a New York experience. Great high priced but worth the experience restaurant. Very cool to meet the Legend, he will let anyone take a picture with him. He is a total gentleman and the reason he has legions of fans is because he is so approachable. I looked up and he was sitting right there, very odd so actually see him in person. The amazing Citywalk you cross to reach Universal Studios and Island Of adventure, boast the largest Hard Rock Cafè in the world ! Entering King's Cross to board the Hogwarts Express. Makes you feel as though you're an actual student going to Hogwart's. Straight down from the highest point of The Eye. #Howgarts #HarryPotter #Orlando #Relax #Travel #Viaja Looking out from the high point.
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Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center
Laundry facilities
24-hour front desk

On-site at Universal Orlando Resort™

This Italian-themed resort is just a short walk, Universal Orlando™ and Universal CityWalk™. Guest enjoy Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) 1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission.

Italian-themed Pools

This Italian seaside-themed resort features 3 outdoor pools to accommodate every guest from the most active family to those searching for a peaceful place to lounge. The hotel also offers a tranquil, full-service spa and a fitness center.

Free WiFi

The 750 guestrooms of this Orlando hotel offer complimentary wireless Internet for up to 4 devices, 42-inch flat-screen TVs with pay movies, and iPod docking stations. Bathrooms include eco-friendly toiletries.

Languages Spoken

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Based on the architecture of Portofino, Italy, this Orlando resort features a large harbor lined with cobblestone streets, Italian sports cars, and European shops and cafés. While the sun sets on this Harbor Piazza, live opera music is performed nightly to draw you further into the Italian experience.

Dive into one of the hotel's 3 themed outdoor pools, including its Beach Pool which features a water slide. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™ also offers a large fitness center available for a surcharge. Guests can also take advantage of the many treatments offered at Mandara Spa.

For business needs, this resort offers 42,000 square feet (3,901 square meters) of combined meeting space with audiovisual equipment. Wedding services and exhibit space are also available. Complimentary WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel.

Guests at Universal Orlando™ On-Site hotels receive these exciting benefits during their stay (see Promotions for details, terms, and conditions):

  • Free^ Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular lines in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day (valid theme park admission required. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay™).
  • Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary transportation from hotel to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk™
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with room key card
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased across the resort to hotel
  • Complimentary accessˆ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™
  • Priority seating at select Universal Orlando restaurants
  • Visits with select characters at hotel and special wake-up calls to guestroom
  • Golf Universal program² providing access to a nearby course

  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3902 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Total number of rooms - 750 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Sauna 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 42000 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Bice Ristorante - This restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant environment of classic and modern décor. Open for dinner only. Reservations required.

Mama Della’s Ristorante℠ - Specializing in traditional Italian food, this casual restaurant offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere with musicians performing around the tables. Open for dinner only.

Trattoria del Porto™ - Enjoy breakfast and dinner at this family-friendly Italian restaurant. Al fresco dining is available overlooking the Portofino Bay.

The Thirsty Fish™ - This wine bar looking out on the Harbor Piazza offers snacks accompanied by live music several nights a week. Children are welcome. Open at 6 PM nightly.

Sal's Market Deli™ - Delicatessen serving light Italian fare.

Gelateria-Caffe Espresso - Café serving light Italian fare.

Bar American - Lobby bar offering classic cocktails and light meals.

24-hour room service is available.

Entertainment

Guests at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™ can can head out to the Harbor Piazza for live opera. Themed shows vary on a nightly basis.

Harbor Nights, a wine tasting event, is held at the Harbor Piazza and features live jazz music accompanied by decadent food, and select wines. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Nearby Things to Do

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers 3 themed outdoor pools: Beach pool, complete with a waterslide, 2 spa tubs, and poolside activities such as ping pong; Villa Pool, a large pool with lounge chairs and cabanas; and Hillside Pool, a small area on the east side of the hotel offering a quiet place for guests to relax.

Cabanas are available by reservation and are equipped with a ceiling fan, phone, plasma TV, and a refrigerator stocked with drinks and light snacks.

A game room offering air hockey and arcade games is open for guests of all ages.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

Mandara Spa offers an Elemis Stone Therapy massage, as well as Swedish and deep tissue massages. Skin care treatments, waxing services, facials and body treatments - including seaweed wraps, salt rubs, and cellulite reduction - are available. A steam room and sauna are located in the spa guest lounges. The spa also offers hair care, nail care, and make-up sessions. Massages are available at poolside cabanas and in guestrooms.

YCARE offers select spa services for guests aged 13-17 including massages, facials, and nail care.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 24.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Loews Portofino
  • Loews Hotel Universal
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando Orlando
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  • Portofino Hotel Universal
  • Portofino Loews Hotel
  • Universal Portofino Hotel
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Exclusive Theme Park Benefits and More

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ 1 hour before theme parks open (valid admission tickets required); complimentary resort transportation to and from Universal Studios Florida™, Universal Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s CityWalk™; resort-wide charging privileges; complimentary City Walk Party Pass℠; complimentary delivery of merchandise; Universal Orlando™ Character appearances with popular theme park characters; and Universal Orlando™ Golf Program, providing preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to select area golf courses.

Full details at check-in. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17). Early park admission begins 1 hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal's Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando™ and at Universal's Volcano Bay™ . Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Valid for registered on-site hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show, or Saturday nights at Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom. Additional restrictions may apply. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. © 2017 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.


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