View Full Version : Sheraton Safari

travelin' tigger
12-20-2006, 08:32 PM
Checked in on Dec. 17th for 2 nights. VERY nice people at the front desk and got me checked in around 1pm. Room was ready - city-view (1323) and was nice and clean. This hotel is great for off-site - close to DTD and restaurants. First night was $59 thru travelzoo, 2nd night was free on Starwood points.

While I was checking in I inquired about coming back for 1 night on Dec. 21 - got a std. room for $79!!! So when I check out of the BWV tomorrow I'm back to the Safari!! :cool1:

12-22-2006, 07:57 AM
We've stayed here too. So far it is my favorite off site hotel. The rooms are really comfortable we thought. We also found the staff to be very friendly too.

12-26-2006, 01:36 PM
We're arriving Jan 10/2007 and need to hit a grocery store. We need to buy some soy milk and snacks for the kids....

12-26-2006, 03:03 PM
We stayed there in October - we had a lovely time! Comfortable clean rooms, friendly staff, nice pool area and well situated even for us non-drivers!

There was a Winn-Dixie and a Walgreen's within reasonable walking distance, and there are local "supermarket" stores even closer. I'm sure you'll have no problems buying the things you need for your little ones!:)

12-27-2006, 12:12 AM
What about the shuttle bus service from the hotel? Was it reliable? Decent schedule? Would a taxi be better or are we wasting our money on a taxi?

12-27-2006, 01:35 AM
we stayed over thanksgiving and the staff was amazing; The chef in the restaurant downstairs was the sweetest!

I have food allergies and was planning on having thanksgiving dinner in the MK, but I made it halfway through the parking lot of MK and had an asthma attack. Back to the hotel we went. The chef took extra care to make a safe meal, and even sent a surprise up to the room (tink pj's and a backpack!)

travelin' tigger
12-27-2006, 10:06 AM
What about the shuttle bus service from the hotel? Was it reliable? Decent schedule? Would a taxi be better or are we wasting our money on a taxi?
I had a rental so didn't utilize the busses. They did give out a schedule at check-in and since my room was above the bus stop, it sounded like they were fairly regular.

12-28-2006, 09:21 AM
We found the buses to be very useful and reliable for WDW - these buses were free so we only had to tip the drivers for these buses.

The days we went to SeaWorld and Universal, we took a taxi which we found to be reasonably priced and there was actually a service at the hotel to book taxis or you could call your favourite local company if you wished. There was 5 of us in our party so it worked out cheaper to pay for a taxi than to book the round trip buses for all of us.;)

We even WALKED back from Downtown Disney several times - but I wouldn't have done that in the height of summer - as it was a fairly long, but nice walk! We're Scottish - walking doesn't bother us too much, but we did get some funny looks from folks in their cars! :rotfl: FYI - I can drive as does DH, but we prefer not to when we're on vacation!:goodvibes