Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

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1415 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Closed for renovations. Re-opening Summer 2020.
Breakfast Buffet offered in MOOR 7 days a week, 6:30am-11:00am
Sunday Brunch Buffet offered in MOOR, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Please call (407) 586-1101 for information and reservations.
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3.9
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4.5
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4.3
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StaceyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our first time here and I just felt like $38 per a person was alot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Way overpriced for the food options. Regular buffet- nothing special at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I was there for their special event for Easter it was $70 per adult I’ve been there before but this time it was awful I got sick while I was there my husband and my son got sick the same night wrote a report out told the manager and I have still been waiting for their phone call very disappointed was there with six people and out of six people four of us got sick

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The quality and abundance was definitely not as good as it was pre new construction. The dinner was not worth the cost. Villa de Flora definitely needs to improve. We frequently stay at the Gaylord and have always eaten there, we will definitely be looking for other options for dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Villa de Flora. We eat there every time we stay at Gaylord Palms in Orlando.

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StephanieW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server and the atmosphere was terrific. However the food was awful. All of the places we ate at the hotel had terrible food.

We used to go the Gaylord Palms often and always had quality meals....this trip was a disappointment.

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lushgirl
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cathy our server was amazing!! So nice and attentive. The evening we went there was a buffet. I think its always buffet style I am not sure. The food was good but was not hot some items were cold. The Prime rib and pork tenderloin were very tasty. We were walking around at 5pm so we decided to check the restaurant out in advance. We were greeted by Calvin the host. I explained it was my birthday and we wanted a nice table. We reserved a certain table for my reservation at 7:30 that evening, Calvin assured me it was not a problem. Unfortunately, when we arrived back for our reservation at 7:30 the table we reserved was already sat!! No Happy Birthday or apology from Calvin. Our server Cathy however, made it up to me she was the best!! Gaylord Palms is very lucky to have her!!!

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our server was outstanding! He went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves!

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SherryN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible waste of money barely any selection and now the servers at the buffet are extremely rude!!! Save your money and go somewhere else it’s totally not worth 50 dollars a person

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service

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angelaK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food offerings was very limited. Small servings now they serve you which is a shame as it has a nice ambience since it’s been renovated especially in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From breakfast then dinner it was amazing. The service was beyond excellent. Staff were so attentive amd made the experience very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal for our first night staying at Gaylord Palms. The pasta station made my son’s night. Had just about everything on the buffet and enjoyed every bit of it. Although it is buffet style , they had servers for each dish with glass in front to keep it covid safe. Would definitely recommend heading here for one of your meals during your stay.

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RonnieK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service by our server, Rad, was outstanding. He was extremely attentive and personable. The contactless approach to the buffet was very well done. The overall variety of food offerings was good. As for the food itself, most entrees seemed to be on the dry side. The ambiance was too much like a cafeteria, very open and people constantly walking about. During these pandemic times, it was disappointing that Management and servers were not enforcing people to wear face masks while walking to and from the buffet

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LivedAllOver
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice dinner, server was wonderful. All the people serving the buffet were very hospitable.

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KarlM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I understand they needed to change format from what it used to be due to COVID, but was taken aback by how much the buffet offerings have been reduced! Price has not been reduced proportionately! And our particular drinks server was friendly but very inattentive. Long-time customer, but won’t be going back anymore...

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CarolinaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant the service was amazing food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

No longer the same quality of food compared to before renovations. One seafood dish (mahi mahi) and that was about it.

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Extremely disappointed. The food quality and selection has gone down considerably, price has remained the same.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

After eating there for many years we will never be back. The buffet was not very good. The selection was poor and the price went up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience during the holidays

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ShawnL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

This place used to be our favorite Christmas treat. But after this renovation the food options are much fewer and the selections are not as good of quality as they were. As well they raised the prices and they no longer validate your parking. (Currently $26 ). We live about 1.5 hours away and have made the trek every year around Christmas time. A $175 meal for two of only soso food ... We won’t be coming back any longer

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AlanF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only problem I see is you might want to get more accommodating hostesses.

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vipjaco
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing services, ambience and drinks, thanks to Jackeline, Merry Christmas.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch for our anniversary and had a wonderful selection of food. The service was fantastic Angel kept our mimosas full.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Being the end of the holiday season, one would expect a better experience! As for the food choice, seafood-only shrimp & smoked salmon-with no accompanying items for smoked salmon, no capers no onions no cream cheese no bagels! There were no crab legs of any kind & at $40/person-you would expect a higher level of food like stone crab claws or caviar! Carving station was okay, they had the custom pasta at the same place (with only 1 cook) as the omelet/eggs. Long line to get that done. I will say that the braised pork belly on polenta was sublime! Desserts were nothing special either and this was co-located with the eggs Benedict station so you had to wait while the kids take 15 mins to decide what dessert the wanted while the EB’s were getting cold! Overall not a place to take people! Thank God they are now closed for renovations, maybe management can make this into a destination for a special meal vs. in typical resort town fashion overpriced & under value!

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PattiB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday!

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vipDrWTS
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Jan 4, 2020 7:20 p.m. We were completely ignored by Matthew G who was supposed to be waiting on us. We asked several times for water, and twice we went looking for *ANY* server and only one server helped us multiple times. She said she had no idea where our server was. I asked her to let management know that we were being forgotten. No management showed up. When Matthew finally came to the table I said, "we feel like you have abandoned us," and he replied, "I have a big ticket to check out". So, I responded with, "water takes a moment, and I watched you at the register for 10 minutes. I have worked in food service before and you could have brought water for us a while back when we asked". MATTHEW ABANDONDED US and had someone else deliver the bill. AVOID Matthew. The food was decent, but the one star was due to the HORRIBLE SERVICE BY MATTHEW. We were also very surprised that a $37 buffet did not include at least tea or coffee - only water... thus our constant looking for Matthew.

UPDATE: Months later, the restaurant still has yet to contact us although we sent them a message about the horrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Exorbitant prices that you have no way to opt out of if you’re looking for a hot breakfast at the resort. Over $115 dollars for 2 adults and 1 child for BREAKFAST (very standard buffet) with no additional beverages or add-ons. We expected resort prices (it is a resort, after all) but this is overpriced and underwhelming at best.

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BrianP
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible food and service. Paid almost $200 for breakfast that was a total waste of time. Never again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

En openbtable ponen un menú que no está disponible. Hablan de una paella valenciana que no estaba. No dicen que es un Bufet

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The quality of food has gone down hill. Service was great but for the type of food not worth 65 PP.

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Oncefan
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Brunch didn’t even have breakfast items in it. I drove 100 miles for their brunch and didn’t have items they said would be on menu. So poor I may never go back - and had been going there for more than 10 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good except waiter disappeared for 20 minutes and it was hard to get someone to service the carving station.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The main entrance is on a dead end walkway at a higher level. We needed wheelchair access and could not find the entrance. We could only find stairs to the entrance until we found a emergency exit with a ramp and came in the back way. Staff was not helpful in getting us through the array of tables to the check in desk.

My wife was walking with a cane and had to climb the stairs while holding onto the guardrail, her cane and her dinner plate without any assistance being offered by staff.

Overall we enjoyed the food and the experience. Entrees and the pasta selection was very limited. The food was very good but not an Italian restaurant.

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Myri
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was delicious, the service was great!

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Lorit
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas family outing

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ElizabethG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Bad start ...because open table made some kind of mistake.....there was no reservation....I did had a confirmation number so they finally gave us a table at the back of the restaurant....far away from everything.....

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vipWinterParkMom
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a large hotel restaurant so the experience is what you would expect. Some of the buffet items were delicious (raw bar, grilled veggies, salads) while other items (fish/chicken hot entrees) and a sparse dessert station missed the mark. Service was spotty with our waitress disappearing for long periods of time. I believe this may have just been her though, as the other waitstaff appeared to check on their tables regularly. They even stepped in to clear out table of used dishes when it was clear our server was below par.

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MichaelC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Food was really good but after spending almost $600, I thought it was really cheesy not to validate my parking. I do not need to spend my money in a place that does not value the business. They need to rethink the policy.

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Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort is rated 4 stars by 1415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.