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wayneg
01-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Anyone stayed here?
We like to stay at Courtyard by Marriott on Palm Parkway but just around the corner is this hotel, gets good reviews on Tripadvisor. Got a rate of $43/night incl tax. Also incl free breakfast and Internet access.
Works out at $20/night cheaper than Courtyard (saving $480 for our 24 nights)
Anyone stayed at both to compare?
Thanks.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34515-d223015-Reviews-or20-Country_Inn_Suites_Lake_Buena_Vista-Orlando_Florida.html#MIDC

http://www.countryinns.com/orlandofl_wdwresort

Jenfrog79
01-04-2008, 04:18 PM
how did you get such a cheap rate? i checked their website and it says its about $120 a night?

wayneg
01-04-2008, 04:47 PM
how did you get such a cheap rate? i checked their website and it says its about $120 a night?

Rather not say until I make my decision about staying here, once booked I will gladly post. We sometimes get a lot better rates for hotels on UK sites than US sites.
Quick eg for our 24 nights in August. Courtyard by Marriott LBV direct with Marriott's site $5103.00 (Marriott’s Look No Further® Best Rate Guarantee.:rotfl2: ) UK site $1710.53 (I also get a % off this by booking via a cashback site)
Another trick is to book the 24 nights in 2 seperate bookings of 12 nights each, brings rate down $1,567.98 (less my 3.5% cashback -$54.88) payable$1,513.10 or $63/night incl. Marriott direct $212/night:scared1:

Detailor
01-04-2008, 06:26 PM
Haven't stayed at that hotel, but we did stay at a Country Inn & Suites in Rochester, NY, in November and we thought that the hotel was nice enough. Fairly basic hotel, but nice and clean with continental breakfast.

Dick Taylor

swilshire
01-05-2008, 08:11 PM
I haven't stayed in this particular one, but I've never been very disappointed with any other location of this chain. They seem to be comfortable and have a decent breakfast.

Sheila

DLBDS
01-05-2008, 08:33 PM
We just had a regular hotel room there, not a suite. It was just ok. The breakfast there was GREAT compared to Hawthorn Suites (Palm Prkwy). We only spent one night there which is why we didn't spring for the cost of a suite. We headed over to the WL the following morning. I really liked our room at Hawthorn Suites but the breakfast buffet was gross and didn't have the selection that CI&S had.

DJT
01-06-2008, 02:54 PM
We stayed in a regular room there about three years ago. We enjoyed it very much. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I told our housekeeper that I was saving the little soaps and shampoos to send to my nephew in Afghanistan. She said that was really nice. The next times she cleaned, she left several extra soaps and shampoos for me to send to him. I thought that was very kind of her.

Breakfast was just fine and we'd grab an apple on our way out each morning for a mid-morning snack. We stayed there for four nights and then went to Pop to stay for three nights. After two nights at Pop, my DH asked me if we could call Country Inn & Suites and see if we could spend our last night there and cancel Pop. He liked CI & S better! So that's what we did.

I'd stay there again in a heartbeat especially if I could get the rate you are getting. It would be so worth that! So, if you book it, please let me know where you got that rate, as I am VERY interested myself. TIA. :goodvibes

Donna

wayneg
01-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Thank you for your responses. Booked it for out 1st 17 nights, than going to book somewhere else for the final 7 nights, then if anything is not 100% at least we have another 7 nights somewhere else(probably wish we had booked all 25 nights there but we will see) after discounts and cashback I paid $44/night inclusive

The site I used is Hotelopia.com, it is owned by Tui which is one of the biggest tour operators in the world.
http://www.tui-group.com/en/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TUI_AG

You can book in the US using them no problem, top left allows you to change country and to $US.
To get the best price you need to enter discount code 31245630. This gives 15% off their very low prices.
I also get 6% cashback from rpoints.com, not sure if you can join from US but have a look or look at US cashback sites see if Hotelopia is an affiliate company.

Alpharooms.com is also another very good company for low hotel prices, only a small company employing about 70 people, 20 miles from me in Sheffield but they are very good, they give 3.5% rpoints cashback.

Thanks again for replies.:)

edit: Also booked using Virgin Amex card, so got 402 flying miles added to my account.:thumbsup2

DJT
01-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I just priced a room at Country Inn & Suites for my DS and his wife and kids for when school is out. It's $45 a night. Fantastic price. :cool1: I honestly don't see how it can be that low for that time of year. It almost seems too good to be true. That $45 is with your code but no cash back deals.

wayneg
01-06-2008, 04:41 PM
The codes they issue don't usually last for long, this is the first I have ever used for 15%, the one they sent me 2 weeks ago was only 8%, last week 10%. Hope you can make use of it before it expires.
What dates are you planning?

chaoscent
01-06-2008, 05:21 PM
I tried using the number & my booking was refused? I guess because I live in the states? Thanks, Penny

chaoscent
01-06-2008, 05:22 PM
I tried using the number & my booking was refused? I guess because I live in the states or I only wanted it for one night? Thanks, Penny

DJT
01-07-2008, 07:02 AM
Wayneg, I'm trying for May 31 - June 6. We would probably need three rooms. It shows availability but I didn't go ahead and put my cc info in, etc., since I first must make certain that the other two families want to go as well. I wonder if my booking would be rejected also if I completed the booking process with my cc info, etc.

I signed up for their newsletter. Is that how you get the promotion codes that you use? Honestly, I know this hotel, and this is the best deal I have ever seen. Other hotel prices that are shown on the website aren't nearly as good a deal as this one and some of the hotels aren't as nice either.

Donna

SnowWtch
01-07-2008, 07:06 AM
This is one of our favorite hotels. We spent our honeymoon there in 05. Our favorite room is the king with the whirlpool in the room next to the bed. It's always been a nice place to stay.

wayneg
01-07-2008, 07:50 AM
Wayneg, I'm trying for May 31 - June 6. We would probably need three rooms. It shows availability but I didn't go ahead and put my cc info in, etc., since I first must make certain that the other two families want to go as well. I wonder if my booking would be rejected also if I completed the booking process with my cc info, etc.

I signed up for their newsletter. Is that how you get the promotion codes that you use? Honestly, I know this hotel, and this is the best deal I have ever seen. Other hotel prices that are shown on the website aren't nearly as good a deal as this one and some of the hotels aren't as nice either.

Donna

Not sure if they send the code out to newsletter readers or if they just send it out if you have previously booked thru them.
You will know immediately if the booking goes thru or not, If there is a problem with the code it will not be accepted when you try to enter it.
I have never booked thru hotelopia without a code, they are always available but sometimes only 8%, just now is a great offer at 15%.

It is the best rate with the 15% off but we get very good rates in UK from many other sites. For your dates its also available with hotelsrus.com for $55.
I remember staying at Homewood suites for $44/night, American family in next room paid almost $200.
Not all UK/European sites allow bookings from US but many do.
Doubt the 15% off will be around long, hope you get to use it.

IcePrincess467
01-07-2008, 08:23 AM
I just tried the cose for fun to see if it would work and it did :) Travel Dates are from July 5-19th, 2008!

DJT
01-07-2008, 10:43 AM
Thanks, Wayneg, for all that good info. I really appreciate it. I'm going to make notes of those websites and keep them handy (and your name) so when everyone makes up their minds, I'll have places to check for some good rates. I love to get a deal!

Donna

wayneg
01-07-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks, Wayneg, for all that good info. I really appreciate it. I'm going to make notes of those websites and keep them handy (and your name) so when everyone makes up their minds, I'll have places to check for some good rates. I love to get a deal!

Donna

When you decide you want to book, send me a PM with dates and best rate you find, I will look at companies I use and let you know if there is anything better around.

Heluvsme
01-07-2008, 11:04 AM
Wayneg, you are a wealth of information!! Thank you for your tips, I am always up for a challenge when it comes to saving money!

I'm wondering, have you used Hotelopia before this booking? I am curious as to their reputation and/or any issues that may have arisen with the bookings. I read on their web site that they are the booking agent, but any issues the customer may have should be taken up with the hotel....did you receive confirmations from both Hotelopia AND the hotel?

Thank you again for all your information on this, it certainly is a welcome sight to my family!!

DJT
01-07-2008, 11:35 AM
When you decide you want to book, send me a PM with dates and best rate you find, I will look at companies I use and let you know if there is anything better around.

I certainly will do that. Thank you so much!

Donna

wayneg
01-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Wayneg, you are a wealth of information!! Thank you for your tips, I am always up for a challenge when it comes to saving money!

I'm wondering, have you used Hotelopia before this booking? I am curious as to their reputation and/or any issues that may have arisen with the bookings. I read on their web site that they are the booking agent, but any issues the customer may have should be taken up with the hotel....did you receive confirmations from both Hotelopia AND the hotel?

Thank you again for all your information on this, it certainly is a welcome sight to my family!!

Yes used them before, as far as I can remember, maybe more
Easter 07 Fairfield Inn, Marriott Village
August 07 Courtyard by Marriott, LBV
Easter 08 Fairfield Inn, Marriott Village
August 08 Country Inn & Suites LBV

For their reputation it is so difficult to explain, they are one of if not the biggest tour operators in the world, you ask anyone in the UK have you ever been on vacation with Thompsons (part of Tui parent company of Hotelopia) and I would guess around 95% would say yes. No matter which european airport you go to you will see Tui coaches waiting for Tui planes to arrive,
They own companies everywhere you look incl boat trips around the Canals of Amsterdam. Just to one destination alone, Orlando from the UK they have at least 5 daily flights taking 1000's in and out every week. They are Very very big and reputable.
Confirmations; You only get it from Hotelopia, I am 40 years old, travel upto 10 weeks a year on vacations and used 100's of companies, never yet had any confirmation from a hotel only from the booking agent. Their policy is standard for booking hotels here.
I guess its just the bulk buying power of Tui, they sell 1000's of rooms.

Phromporn
01-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Thanks for great info, both site and code. I just tried the quote with your code (I live in USA now). It works great! However, i have not put in my credit card number as have heard that sometimes there is good deal for ticket discount if we book hotel + buy ticket at the same time.

Anyone has suggestion for good-deal package?

DJT
01-07-2008, 02:00 PM
I booked an All Star Movies room through Southwest Vacations for last April and we got confirmation from SW Vacations only and not from AS Movies. So it's not just Hotelopia that operates that way. :goodvibes

twinmommyks
01-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Wow - I just checked the rates of the hotel we want to stay at and it was so much less than anything else I had found on the US travel sites. I am planning to book this as soon as I book our flights (waiting for SW to release the dates for our May trip).

Wayneg, if this code doesn't work when I go to book our hotel, can I pm you for another one?

Thank you so much for all this info. I was excited about our trip, but now I am thrilled about the thought of saving $$$$ for our hotel.:)

wayneg
01-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Wow - I just checked the rates of the hotel we want to stay at and it was so much less than anything else I had found on the US travel sites. I am planning to book this as soon as I book our flights (waiting for SW to release the dates for our May trip).

Wayneg, if this code doesn't work when I go to book our hotel, can I pm you for another one?


Yes no problem if the code stops hopefully they will send me another, if not usually a bit of Googling finds one, thats how I found my 1st code.
Which hotel you planning on staying at?

twinmommyks
01-08-2008, 05:33 PM
There are a few hotels that we are considering and just need to check reviews to see which one seems best.

The ones we are considering are Springhill Suites Universal, Homewood Suites Universal, Hawthorne Suites Universal or Staybridge Suites International and all are listed on the website. Our preference is a suite with a contential breakfast, close to Universal Studios. A shuttle would be a bonus, but not necessary.

According to Southwest's website, flight itineraries should be out tomorrow so as soon as I book our flights, I am ready to book our hotel.

When I went to the hotel website you listed, no discount was shown today for the code that was listed. But last night, the code worked, so I'm not sure if I did anything wrong or if the code was discontinued.

I so appreciate your help. We will also be booking a room for 2 nights by Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach prior to our leaving for our Disney cruise, take our 4 day cruise, then spent 3-4 days in Orlando afterwards. Any cost savings would be GREAT!!!!!!:)

wayneg
01-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Only one we have stayed at is Homewood suites Universal paid £22/night (Approx $44) never seen it at that price since, would stay there anytime, great place.
Looks like the 15% offer is over. They never last long these codes.
Best I have now is 358422 for 10% off, still working.
Let me know if you are useing Hotelopia to book and I will have look around see if there is anything better when you are ready but that was the 1st 15% I have ever seen, don't know if they will repeat it.

twinmommyks
01-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Yes I am using hotelopia to check the rates. Thanks for the 10% code. Even if you cannot find a 15%, the 10% is still a great rate over the other ones I have found.

I so appreciate your help and taking the time to assist me in making my travel plans. Our children know that we are going to Florida, but they do NOT know that we are going on a Disney cruise. That's going to be a surprise. It's been a secret since 1/31/07 . . . only a few more months to go.

Bren

twinmommyks
01-09-2008, 10:32 PM
Best I have now is 358422 for 10% off, still working. Let me know if you are useing Hotelopia to book and I will have look around see if there is anything better when you are ready but that was the 1st 15% I have ever seen, don't know if they will repeat it.

I tried using this code for the 10% off and it wouldn't work. Since I booked our airfare today, I am ready to book hotels. Do you have another code for hotelopia?

Thank you so much for your help.:)

Bren

wayneg
01-10-2008, 03:43 AM
I tried using this code for the 10% off and it wouldn't work. Since I booked our airfare today, I am ready to book hotels. Do you have another code for hotelopia?

Thank you so much for your help.:)

Bren

Hi Bren
Try 8328, that is giving 10% off now (4:45am Eastern time). Hope it still works when you get to use it. Let me know if it doesn't I will do more searching but only one I could find this morning.

Phromporn
02-10-2008, 11:15 AM
I have seen this post for a long time. However, have to wait for presentation confirmation in Ft. Lauderdale before able to book activities. Result came out on Fri Feb 8 that we are accepted to the presentation and will be there around beginning May, however, this hotel has vanished from Hotelopia web site :snooty: I am really sad *** it was really great offer that I intended to reserve.

Do you have any tips to find this hotel with such great offer again ?

Thanks so much.

Phromporn
02-10-2008, 11:21 AM
Hi,

I have seen this post long time ago, but have to wait for presentation confirmation in Ft. Lauderdale before able to book activities. Result came out just past Fri Feb8 that we are accepted and will be there around beginning May, however, this hotel is vanished from the website :_(

I am really sad *** it was a great deal I intended to reserve once the result was known, but guess it's too late. Do you have any tips to make this hotel show up with such low price again?

Thanks so much,
Nok

wayneg
02-10-2008, 11:29 AM
Sorry just been looking myself, looks to have gone, what dates you wanting to book?

Phromporn
02-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Hi Wayneg,

I am going during 1-5 May 2008. I saw latest post of this thread was in Jan, so not sure if it is still active. Thanks for your reply :)

Nok

wayneg
02-13-2008, 02:35 AM
Hi Wayneg,

I am going during 1-5 May 2008. I saw latest post of this thread was in Jan, so not sure if it is still active. Thanks for your reply :)

Nok

Tried your dates and a few more, can't find it at all now. Hope you find something reasonable.

Phromporn
02-14-2008, 01:52 AM
I might end up at America Best Value Inn or Rodeway Inn Main Gate. Have a good trip at Disney.

Nok

wayneg
02-14-2008, 02:10 AM
I might end up at America Best Value Inn or Rodeway Inn Main Gate. Have a good trip at Disney.

Nok

Another I saw on hotelopia was http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34352-d123999-Reviews-Ramada_Plaza_Inn_Gateway-Kissimmee_Florida.html

Mixed reviews but close to Disney and some people like it, very good price.
using the discount code it brings it down to $122 inclusive for your 4 nights.

have you searched Hotelopia? the code will work on any hotel but I think its still only giving 11% off.

dancin Disney style
02-16-2008, 07:58 PM
Wayneg.....if booking thru hotelopia what is the cancelation and or change policy? Can a Canadian book?

I'm thinking of canceling my ressie at POP and going with one of the DTD hotels that I saw on hotelopia. It would save me around $600. They kids aren't to thrilled about my new idea but they aren't paying.

wayneg
02-17-2008, 05:00 AM
Every reservation is different for cancellation fees, it tells you before you accept the reservation. Just checked mine results below for 3 bookings with them this year. In £'s but double the figures gives approx $US's. Date format in UK is day/month/year, I know it varies country to country.
Looks like a standard £15($30) fee upto the week(approx) then it goes up(considerably for Disney rooms looking at these figures)
Not stayed at Pop only at ASMovies, did not like there much prefer offsite but many like the value resorts.
I am lucky being in UK I get another 10% cashback thru rpoints.com not sure any US/Canadian cashback sites work with Hotelopia.
Just checked you can book from Canada, change currency on homepage to Candian $.
Hope this helps.


2 rooms 2 nights Fairfield Inn LBV (cost £ 133) check in 03/04/2008
£ 15 for cancellations from 29/06/2007 23:59
£ 25 for cancellations from 26/03/2008 23:59
£ 92 for cancellations from 31/03/2008 23:59

17 nights at Country Inn & suites (cost £ 402.05) check in 01/08/2008
£ 15 for cancellations from 05/01/2008 23:59
£ 25 for cancellations from 24/07/2008 23:59
£ 54 for cancellations from 27/07/2008 23:59

3 nights Disney's Port Orleans Riverside (£ 237.15) check in 22/08/2008
£ 15 for cancellations from 16/01/2008 23:59
£ 108 for cancellations from 13/08/2008 23:59
£ 118 for cancellations from 14/08/2008 23:59

dancin Disney style
02-17-2008, 01:14 PM
Do you cancel/change a reservation through the hotel or through the website?

Also, as I understand it you pay in full at the time of booking on hotelopia?

wayneg
02-17-2008, 01:36 PM
When you log into your reservation on Hotelopia's site there is a cancel button at the bottom. Never done it to know how it works.
Yes you pay when you make the booking.

Phromporn
02-19-2008, 10:39 PM
Hello Wayneg,

Your suggestion was super! It was a better deal than Rodeway or America's Best Western. 3-star hotel with very short distance to the World @ USD30/night (with your 11% discount code). I booked it already :banana:

Thank you so much and have a wonderful vacation in Florida. ;)

Phromporn

wayneg
02-20-2008, 03:10 AM
Hello Wayneg,

Your suggestion was super! It was a better deal than Rodeway or America's Best Western. 3-star hotel with very short distance to the World @ USD30/night (with your 11% discount code). I booked it already :banana:

Thank you so much and have a wonderful vacation in Florida. ;)

Phromporn

Hope its ok for you, We almost stayed there a few years since but somewhere else came up.
I never see point in spending a lot on hotels in Orlando, we are only in there to sleep.
Let us know if its worth looking at in future.
Have a great trip.

travelin' tigger
03-06-2008, 07:04 AM
Returned from a great stay at the Country Inn & Suites ($60/night w/one of your codes)! The hotel and rooms were great - clean and close to everything. The staff was very helpful and enjoyed the free breakfasts - muffins, bagels, toast, waffles, cereals and fruit.

Quick question: I need a room for 1 night June 28 and would like to return to the Country Inn - any codes that you know of?

Thanks!

wayneg
03-06-2008, 07:27 AM
Great to hear you had a good stay.
Now 28th June. 31245630 is still working but only giving 11%.
Looks like Country Inns is not on their list for now.
The Ramada Plaza in prevoius post that Phromporn has booked is available if you want the cost really low. $36 incl.

Do a search for your date, the code works on any hotel.

travelin' tigger
03-06-2008, 07:46 AM
Great to hear you had a good stay.
Now 28th June. 31245630 is still working but only giving 11%.
Looks like Country Inns is not on their list for now.
The Ramada Plaza in prevoius post that Phromporn has booked is available if you want the cost really low. $36 incl.

Do a search for your date, the code works on any hotel.
Tried the Country Inn for that date and was VERY expensive so went with the Ramada Plaza. Anyone stayed here?? Looks like it has inside corridors which is a plus.

DisDeac
03-11-2008, 02:28 PM
I was looking for something inexpensive for one night near DTD and used Kayak.com to do a search. Country Inn and Suites came up for $67 through skoosh.com. I had seen this booking site for months- skoosh- with some good rates but never used it, but since rates were pretty high most every place gave it a shot. No problems as far as I can tell, stayed there last Sunday night and check in went smoothly. I had to pay at time of booking and print out a voucher I had to show at check in. Could cancel up to 36 hours. I did call the hotel the day before check-in to confirm and they had all the info for my reservation.

Liked this Country Inn and Suites- clean, good mattress and fitted sheets. A little ways off road so quieter than some other locations.

susan1
03-19-2008, 04:45 AM
have just booked country inns and suites for jan/feb 2009 through travelrepublic u.k. and got a price of £31/$62 which i didn't think was bad for that time of year. use the promo code getsomesun!:dance3:

Goofy109
03-24-2008, 07:31 AM
Is this the Country Inn & Suites on Apopka Vineland Road you are talking about ??? If so , get back to me because we just came back from there yesterday ............ NEVER AGAIN !!:scared: :eek: :goofy:

krissymickey
03-24-2008, 10:31 AM
I went into hotelopia and tried to book the room at country inns and suites and tips for the way you booked it . I could not get it to come up or any price close to that for that hotel class.

DJT
03-25-2008, 11:25 AM
Is this the Country Inn & Suites on Apopka Vineland Road you are talking about ??? If so , get back to me because we just came back from there yesterday ............ NEVER AGAIN !!:scared: :eek: :goofy:

We stayed there about three or four years ago and enjoyed it very much. What happened?

Donna

mcorby3
03-29-2008, 08:36 PM
What happened? I was thinking of trying this hotel too.

wayneg
03-29-2008, 10:08 PM
We stayed there about three or four years ago and enjoyed it very much. What happened?

Donna

What happened? I was thinking of trying this hotel too.

I would be interested to know. Had nothing but good comments, plus
pm's telling me its ok. Majority leave good comments on tripadvisor so what was wrong? I can cancel for only $30 but seems a bargain for $42/night from what I have heard.

travelin' tigger
03-31-2008, 07:04 AM
I would be interested to know. Had nothing but good comments, plus
pm's telling me its ok. Majority leave good comments on tripadvisor so what was wrong? I can cancel for only $30 but seems a bargain for $42/night from what I have heard.
wayneg: I think that rate is great and based on one bad review, I definitely would NOT cancel. In fact I got a great rate for my 1 night stay in early June ($58.90) and looking forward to going back there. Not everyone is going to like their hotels for a multitude of reasons - some reasonable, some not!!

wayneg
04-03-2008, 11:00 PM
wayneg: I think that rate is great and based on one bad review, I definitely would NOT cancel. In fact I got a great rate for my 1 night stay in early June ($58.90) and looking forward to going back there. Not everyone is going to like their hotels for a multitude of reasons - some reasonable, some not!!

I am actually staying just a few hundred yards away now, at Fairfield Inn LBV. but ony here until Saturday, just got off Disney Wonder this morning. Was hoping to call into Country Inn but running out of time, Pirates and Princess party tomorrow.
Will keep ressie unless I hear bad reports.
Thanks

wayneg
04-06-2008, 11:50 AM
We called at Country Inn on Saturday morning. Asked to see a room. 1st member of staff was not great, told us they had nothing ready to show us, I said a unmade room would be fine as I only wanted to see the size and layout. Gave me a key. As we got to to elevator the manager came running to us appologising and telling us he should not have given us key to unmade room, not really good for the company to see a dirty room. He arranged key to another room within seconds.
If this was a standard room he showed us then its perfect for what we want. Only downside we saw was small pool but we dont get much time for swimming.

susan1
04-07-2008, 04:23 AM
wayneg: I think that rate is great and based on one bad review, I definitely would NOT cancel. In fact I got a great rate for my 1 night stay in early June ($58.90) and looking forward to going back there. Not everyone is going to like their hotels for a multitude of reasons - some reasonable, some not!!

the reviews on some sites can be very strange and suspicious, it is not above other hotels in the area to post phony detracting statements, especially if the hotel slated is starting to become popular.
:sad2:

DisneySuiteFreak
04-07-2008, 05:35 AM
We called at Country Inn on Saturday morning. Asked to see a room....If this was a standard room he showed us then its perfect for what we want. Only downside we saw was small pool but we dont get much time for swimming.

Good for you being proactive about this. Glad you got to see a room. After looking at your list of all the places you've stayed at, I was wondering if there was any place on your list that you would never, ever stay at again? I aks because I've only been to WDW once, and I am currently doing the onsite vs. offsite never ending dance, and can't decide. It's a last minute trip, so I've been actually watching your thread because if I, go it'll probably be last minute, peak season, more expensive room rates, and expensive airfare in addition to the park tickets, not to mention food. We always rent a car so transportation is not a problem or issue. Thanks for any info...:)

wayneg
04-07-2008, 08:54 AM
After looking at your list of all the places you've stayed at, I was wondering if there was any place on your list that you would never, ever stay at again? I aks because I've only been to WDW once, and I am currently doing the onsite vs. offsite never ending dance, and can't decide. It's a last minute trip, so I've been actually watching your thread because if I, go it'll probably be last minute, peak season, more expensive room rates, and expensive airfare in addition to the park tickets, not to mention food. We always rent a car so transportation is not a problem or issue. Thanks for any info...:)

So far we have only stayed st ASMovies onsite, not somewhere we would go back to, infact we said we would never stay onsite again. That was 8 years ago, this year we are trying POR just for 3 nights hoping for a better experience.
Offsite the 1st hotel we went to in 1993 was Travelodge Maingate east back then it was ok, we then went again in 2001, was not good but passed it last week and its now a Holiday Inn so probably been renovated. The place we stayed in 1997, Holiday Inn Nikki Bird was only just acceptable but that has also changed ownership, they have a sign outside now saying stay for a week for $149, looks even worse from the outside now than it did in 1997
Apart from them we have had no problems anywhere else, we try to stay at somewhere in the Marriott group if poss as they are usually well kept and have free internet inroom, Fairfield Inn have a fridge.
For area no question, LBV. Would never stay on International drive again, even driving up it last week was a nightmare, the traffic is horrendous up there. Hwy192 East or West is OK but can take a while to get to places, we do a lot less mileage when we stay at LBV, its central to everywhere.
Some people only enjoy onsite but if you have a car I would try offsite once, sometimes you can pick up bargains even last minute.

DisneySuiteFreak
04-08-2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks for the info!

dancin Disney style
04-08-2008, 03:21 PM
WAYNEG......do you have any new discount codes for hotelopia?????

I just found out that a place have booked for a little weekend jaunt is a dive and there are a couple on hotelopia that look good but the price stinks.

disnutt
04-08-2008, 05:18 PM
We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites about 2 yrs ago. We had 2 rooms. The one my in-laws stayed in was great the other where we stayed had a leaky air conditioner which led to a soggy carpet and very mildewy smelling room. They brought in drying fans during the day but the drips came back at night.

The first night wasn't so bad but the 2nd my daughter dropped her shirt and it got a big wet spot on it and it smelled nasty. We tried to get switched to another room but they said they were booked. The only reason we didn't leave was that my in-laws had made the arrangements and were footing the bill. We didn't want to make a problem for them.

Their room was great, the breakfast was great. In spite of the soggy and smelly floor we would stay again after first ensuring that the carpet was dry! :)

wayneg
04-09-2008, 02:30 AM
WAYNEG......do you have any new discount codes for hotelopia?????

I just found out that a place have booked for a little weekend jaunt is a dive and there are a couple on hotelopia that look good but the price stinks.
Sorry not just now, 1st time I not had a code for a long time. Will post if I find another.

susan1
04-10-2008, 05:44 AM
WAYNEG......do you have any new discount codes for hotelopia?????

I just found out that a place have booked for a little weekend jaunt is a dive and there are a couple on hotelopia that look good but the price stinks.

hi
try
31245630
358422
368422

there still listed but ? still valid but worth a try!

wayneg
04-10-2008, 06:27 AM
hi
try
31245630
358422
368422

there still listed but ? still valid but worth a try!

Tried all these and more, none working yet.:sad1:

sumrmist
04-18-2008, 10:03 PM
10% Discount for People Over 50
Over 50 years old? Enter coupon code "506070" at Hotelopia.com and save 10% on your purchase.
coupon code: 506070
expires: Unknown

10% Discount for Single Travellers
Going solo? Enter coupon code "111111" at Hotelopia.com and save 10% on your purchase.
coupon code: 111111
expires: Unknown

wayneg
04-19-2008, 03:08 AM
10% Discount for People Over 50
Over 50 years old? Enter coupon code "506070" at Hotelopia.com and save 10% on your purchase.
coupon code: 506070
expires: Unknown

10% Discount for Single Travellers
Going solo? Enter coupon code "111111" at Hotelopia.com and save 10% on your purchase.
coupon code: 111111
expires: Unknown

Just tried both The voucher code you entered is incorrect or invalid. Please try again:sad1:

wayneg
04-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Just tried code 358422 its working again, not tried any of others, they might be better but this one is giving 10% off.:thumbsup2