Vacation at Universal's Portofino Bay Resort and enjoy exclusive Universal Orlando Theme Park Benefits! Including complimentary on-site transportation via water taxi or shuttle bus, priority seating at select Universal Orlando restaurants, and best of all UNIVERSAL EXPRESS ride access* (ticket purchase necessary) - Just show your room key card and bypass the regular lines at your favorite Universal Orlando rides and attractions. No Express Pass or ride reservations are necessary. There's no better way to get the most out of your day!
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The Portofino Bay Hotel features three themed swimming pools, including the Beach Pool with a Roman Aqueduct slide, sandy beach area with adjoining children's play area with pool. The Mandara Spa offers massage, skin care, body treatments, hair and nail care, steam/sauna, fitness center and more. Upscale shops, boutiques and art gallery are sprinkled throughout the property. Eight restaurants and lounges featuring authentic Italian cuisine at Mama Della's Ristorante and Four Diamond Award winning Delfino Riviera. The hotel also features a bicycle and jogging path and supervised children's activity center.
All guest rooms and suites at the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando feature custom-made, down duvets and Egyptian cotton linens, minibar, coffee maker, voice/data terminals, and 24-hour room service. Some rooms with views overlook the piazza and Portofinos scenic harbor full of old-world fishing boats. Other rooms with views provide a panoramic view of the dramatic Roman-styled aqueduct beach pool with Universal Orlando as the backdrop.
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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO HOTEL GUESTS ENJOY EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS
- SKIP THE REGULAR LINES with Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access in both theme parks - a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required). It's the fastest way to ride – enjoy unparalleled access all day long, as often as you'd like!
- Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required). This is your opportunity to experience some of our most popular attractions before nearly all other guests. Attractions include: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal's Islands of Adventure® Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida®
- Take the complimentary water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®.
- Priority seating at select restaurants throughout both theme parks and enjoy first available seating at select Universal Orlando and CityWalk restaurants.
- Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your on-site hotel room.
- Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card. Use your hotel room key card to charge food and merchandise at Universal Orlando locations where credit cards are accepted.
- Universal Orlando character dining with some of your favorite theme park characters. Have fun as they pose for pictures, sign autographs, and interact with everyone at your table… just wait until you tell everybody back home who YOU had dinner with! Start your day with a wake-up call from one of your favorite Universal Orlando theme park characters!
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Rooms & Suites The most luxurious destination within a destination. The Portofino Resort features 750 guestrooms featuring rich, Italian furnishings and opulent bathrooms, along with a unique feature you dont have to see to appreciate. State-of-the-art technology determines when the mini-bar needs replenishing and eliminates disturbances by alerting housekeeping when the room is vacant. Now thats smart. Dining & Lounges. With eight on-site dining options, the numerous themed restaurants found at Universal Studios CityWalk, and the countless vendors throughout Universal Studios and Universal Studios Island of Adventure, whatever youre craving its here. Buon appetito!Amenities. A tradition of excellence in service and hospitality partners up with the quintessential provider of thrills. The result is a luxurious and entertaining destination yet to exist anywhere else on the planet. The amenities and services available are quite impressive. As are the amount of friendly faces that lavish VIP service upon every single guest.
PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL FACT SHEET
The allure of Mediterranean luxury is re-created at Universal Orlando with the Portofino Bay Hotel, which opened in September 1999. Featuring 750 elegantly appointed rooms, the Portofino Bay Hotel is imbued with the ambiance and romantic harborage of the Italian seaside village of Portofino.
5601 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
All rooms include the following
Garden View Room
Each of our standard rooms is equipped with one king, or two queen beds, and is capable of sleeping up to five.
Bay View Room
Bay View rooms are equipped with the same amenities as the Garden View rooms, but with a scenic view of Portofinos piazza and harbor.
These elegantly appointed accommodations feature an even larger living space, plus a separate tub and shower in a stylish and roomy bathroom. Additional amenities include:
Even greater space and luxury is available in the Kids Standard, Executive and Presidential Suites. Large screen remote television (Presidential Suite)
Portofino Suites - Cozy and comfortable with plenty of space to relax after a day at the parks, a one-bedroom Portofino Suite connects to a garden or bay view room.
Villa Suites - Connecting to a deluxe room and with a larger living area than the Portofino Parlor, this suite also includes a casual seating area, dining area and kitchenette.
Hospitality Suites - The Hospitality Parlor features a large dining table, kitchenette and expansive living space and connects to a garden room.
Governatore Suites (2) The suites feature a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, separate study area, dining and conference area, and entertainment space.. These suites also boast a whirlpool tub, wet bar with refrigerator, and mini kitchen equipped with a service pantry.
Presidente Suite Guests enjoy an immense bedroom, walk-in closet, separate study area with TV, dining and conference area, and entertainment space, your "la dolce experience" will be complete. The Presidente features an expansive outdoor terrace with seating for six, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, whirlpool tub and mini kitchen equipped with a service pantry. Suite is one bedroom, with 2 nd and 3 rd bedrooms available.
Exclusive Guest Benefits
At Universal Orlando, everything is within walking distance, including Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk. Guests at Universal Orlandos on-site resorts enjoy exclusive privileges throughout their stay, including:
The Portofino Bay Hotel boasts more than 42,000 square feet of meeting space.
This includes the 15,040 square foot Tuscan Ballroom, and 6 additional function rooms, divisible by a total of 13 subsections.
Portofino convention services offer a fully-functional business center, as well as complete A/V options.
7.670 square foot junior ballroom (divisible into five subsections).
Bice Ristorante The Bice Ristorante has opened its first location in Florida at the Portofino Bay Hotel. It features the finest in Italian style cooking, an extensive wine menu, and a breathtaking view of the Portofino Harbor.
Trattoria del Porto - Serving three meals daily, Trattoria features diverse regional cuisine, and an expansive antipasto/dessert bar.
Mama Dellas Restaurant Located just off the harbor, Mama Dellas serves homestyle Italian cuisine in an at-home environment.
Sals Market Deli - A harborside café atmosphere with a wide variety of dine-in or take-out selections.
SplendidoPizzaria- This pool bar and grill offers everything from burgers to salads.
Gelateria Caffe & Espresso This Italian bakery serves up handmade gelato and assorted desserts, as well as a collection of coffees.
Thirsty Fish This casual dock-side bar serves up light finger foods, cigars, cordials, and cocktails.
Bar American Bar American is a central gathering place at Portofino Bay Hotel. Located in the main lobby, guests can enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and assorted appetizers
24-hour room service
The Mandara Spa The full-service Mandara Spa offers guests the ultimate in luxury treatments, including Swedish massage, deep tissue sports massage, wraps, aromatherapy tubs, and a full service salon with facial/treatment rooms including his/hers massage suite
Campo Portofino Campo Portofino is the hotels supervised childrens activity programOutdoor Recreational Facilities
3 beautifully themed pools include:
DINING AT PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL at Universal Orlando
PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL SERVES FOOD WITH AN ITALIAN FLAIR
With an assortment of restaurants and lounges, the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando provides both elegant and casual dining experiences for all tastes, with an Italian accent.
The centerpiece of Portofinos dining selections is the internationally known Bice Ristorante, offering the finest in Italian cuisine. It combines unparalleled elegance of old world décor with a touch of modern chic. Overlooking Portofino Harbor, the restaurant serves up seasonal cuisine with a rotating menu that is changed weekly to offer their guests the freshest selections available. Bice opened at the Portofino Bay in December 2004.
Mama Dellas Ristorante
For a dinner the whole family will enjoy, Mama Dellas Ristorante offers a unique dining experiences. Guests dine in Mama Dellas living room and enjoy family-sized portions of old world favorites. The restaurants menu items include classics such lasagna, spaghetti, and fettuccine alfredo, as well as regional favorites from around Italy. On most evenings, Mama herself greets her guests personally, and keeps an eye on her kitchen.
Trattoria del Porto
Trattoria del Porto serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and is ideal for families looking for some interactive fun with their meal. The restaurant features an extensive dinner and dessert buffet, as well as a walk-up kitchen, where chefs prepare pasta dishes right in front of diners. The restaurant is decorated with the spirit of Italian village festivals in mind, bright colors and murals fill the room. On select evenings, families can also dine with some of their favorite characters from Universal Orlandos theme parks.
Sals Market Deli
Guests looking for lunch or a quick bite can stop by Sals Market Deli. Sals offers an extensive selection of Italian meats and cheeses, with sandwiches prepared fresh daily, as well as snacks and fresh fruit served all day long.
Located poolside, Splendido Pizzeria is ideal for those visitors spending a day relaxing. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and other light specialties, as well as a selection of soft drinks and assorted cocktails.
Nestled next to the harbor, this casual dock-side bar serves up light finger foods, cigars, cordials, and cocktails.
If dining in is more your style, Portofino Bay Hotel also offers a 24-hour room service menu to all guests.
Reservations are recommended for most restaurants.
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