July 21, 2014

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Spa experience in Orlando, Florida

 
Right after our relaxing stay at the Ritz Carlton my Father had to go back in the hospital for several nights because his heart went back into AF.  I rebooked my flight to spend time with him and July 4th in America with my family and friends (Dad was doing much better) which was brilliant.
 
H surprised me with another spa hotel stay but this time it was at the Waldorf Astoria.  Two hotel / spa retreats at Disney in ten days isn't bad at all. ;)  That's what 7ayati calls a "proper sendoff" from America.


 
 
The suite was spacious and very comfortable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Neiman Marcus summer tote on the bar concealed a few alcoholic drinks that I brought into the hotel to enjoy on the balcony. :)
 
 
Nespresso! <3
 
 
 
 
Bedroom TV and desk.
 
 
Loved the large bathroom and tremendous shower (for a hotel).
 
 
 
 
 
Impressive balcony and view of the pool, golf course and Disney World.
 


 
 
 
The elegant Peacock Alley restaurant / lounge with live music and ALCOHOL! :D
 
 
 
Nice selection
 
 
I felt comfortable by myself and enjoyed some champagne / Italian PG with the artisan cheese board.
 
 
 
I was a wee bit tipsy after just two glasses (because my tolerance is so low) so I ordered a cappuccino and the Waldorf Astoria version of beignets. They were light, flavorful and steaming hot delicious.
 

 
The magnificent, pink, Disney sky view from my balcony. <3


 
 
Breakfast in bed <3

 
H's favorite (I was really missing him): French toast with my choice of crispy bacon.  The second morning I had pancakes which were disappointing. 
 
 
Day one at the Waldorf Astoria spa for their signature and fabulous facial.
 

 


 
Spa refreshments
 



 
 
 
Poolside on a weekday and you practically have the place to yourself.  Most of the tourists were at the Walt Disney World theme parks.






 
Bull and Bear steakhouse

 
Most Americans would find this premium liquor cart extremely expensive unless of course you live in Kuwait where an inexpensive bottle of yucky Red Label can cost you $330 on the black market.


 
The Lobster bisque wasn't to my liking (lobster snob ;) but of course the service was outstanding.

 
Amazing filet but the spinach was bland.

 
They talked me into dessert when I was already full so I went for a traditional dish with a twist.  The Crème Brûlée Flambé had a sinful bottom of dark chocolate crème which gave me multiple culinary orgasms.

 
The Waldorf Astoria turn down service.
 
I had a wonderful two night stay at the Waldorf Astoria (thanks baby) and I would definitely return.  I was by myself half the time and felt completely comfortable and safe.  It's also a nice family hotel.
 
The Four Seasons Hotel is opening this month in Orlando so maybe the next time I'm in town I'll try their hotel and spa.  Until then...sigh...