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Huntava
04-30-2008, 06:12 PM
We just returned (4/16-19) from CSR. It was our first visit there and we had a great stay! I would definitely advise anyone that may be interested in this resort to visit the CSR thread, as they have some fantastic information for anyone who has not stayed there before. Believe me, I would not have known the best room request to try for had I not read up on it, and we got our request, which really made the stay much more enjoyable.

CSR is really beautiful. From the convenient parking for check-in, to the beautiful fountain once inside the lobby. All of the staff, from the baggage check-in, to the front desk were some of the friendliest I have ever met. The grounds were immaculate, and we loved walking around and enjoying all of the beauty it had to offer. There is a larger area of water in the center of the resort where they have a marina for some water activities, smaller “ponds” also are placed on the property. The lush landscaping is a feast for the eyes. The larger main pool has a slide (was being repaired while we were there, but was opening the day we left), and also has a cantina on site at the pool. We visited the Peppers Market Grill twice while we were there, and I have to say it was one of the best “property” dining experiences I have had, the food was plentiful and really good.

In addition, we have stayed at 4 different on-site properties, and CSR offered the best bus service from a property we have ever experienced. The only downside, is that on your return, if your stop is at the front of the resort, you are the 4th stop at CSR; however this was just a minor inconvenience.

From my perspective, Cabanas at 9B offered everything a family with small kids would enjoy…very close walk to bus service. There was a “smaller” pool in the next building, but the walk to the large main pool is so short, it was not a factor in deciding which pool to go to. It was also just a short walk to the lobby area and restaurants.

We would definitely return to CSR. :goodvibes

Buzz2001
04-30-2008, 07:37 PM
Awesome review!!! Thanks for posting!! :cool1:

KatMark
04-30-2008, 07:49 PM
Welcome back, and thanks for the great review.

ZeroMyHero
04-30-2008, 08:23 PM
Thanks for posting your review. Only 5 more days and we'll experience CSR for the first time! I hope our visit is as good as yours was.

Buzz2001
05-01-2008, 04:06 AM
Thanks for posting your review. Only 5 more days and we'll experience CSR for the first time! I hope our visit is as good as yours was.Have a great trip!

markm0926
05-01-2008, 05:39 AM
Thanks for the review.

We are so excited about going to CSR in August!!!

alldiz
05-01-2008, 05:55 AM
Thanks for the review....
I think I will finally book CSR for 3 nights in Oct before WLV.

I think we will do 2 rooms so we can each have our own bed.....yes I am getting completely spoiled:cool2:

Is it hard to get connecting rooms?
Thanks
Kerri

Huntava
05-01-2008, 06:37 AM
I am sure Buzz or one of the more experienced CSR fans could more completely answer this question. I would imagine they do have connecting rooms, I just don't know if each section has some, or if certain sections have them. When you make your reservation, request it, then maybe a few days before call in and reconfirm it. You will love the resort, it is beautiful.

frdeb1999
05-01-2008, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the report. Glad you had a wonderful time! :)

LukenDC
05-01-2008, 08:42 AM
What a great review! I will be staying at CSR for the first time in December and I am looking forward to it.

Lilolvr
05-01-2008, 09:32 AM
Thanks for sharing!

Mickey23
05-01-2008, 11:30 AM
Glad you enjoyed your trip! Thanks for posting!! :cool1:

tlrotzoll
05-01-2008, 11:50 AM
:thanks: Thanks for sharing. Our Nov trip will be our first there & I can't wait. :banana: I am glad you had such a great trip.

nikki'smom
05-01-2008, 03:02 PM
Thanks for sharing!

Buzz2001
05-01-2008, 07:40 PM
:thanks: Thanks for sharing. Our Nov trip will be our first there & I can't wait. :banana: I am glad you had such a great trip.Have a great trip!

Buzz2001
05-02-2008, 03:53 AM
:thanks: Thanks for sharing. Our Nov trip will be our first there & I can't wait. :banana: I am glad you had such a great trip.Have a great trip!

PaulaSB12
05-02-2008, 04:53 AM
Have a great trip!


I have 2 weeks with 2 rooms booked with interconnecting rooms requested and water view rooms booked. I am going with my sister and 3 14 year olds 2 girls and a boy. But I am dithering about whether the kids will like the resort. They will won't they?

Buzz2001
05-02-2008, 04:59 AM
I have 2 weeks with 2 rooms booked with interconnecting rooms requested and water view rooms booked. I am going with my sister and 3 14 year olds 2 girls and a boy. But I am dithering about whether the kids will like the resort. They will won't they?They will love the main pool area. The pool, the slide, and there is an arcade there as well. The food at the pool snack bar is very good too.

tlrotzoll
05-02-2008, 05:02 AM
Have a great trip!



:thanks:

PaulaSB12
05-02-2008, 07:11 AM
They will love the main pool area. The pool, the slide, and there is an arcade there as well. The food at the pool snack bar is very good too.

Thanks I am used to going on holiday solo so taking a family is pretty daunting.

KatMark
05-02-2008, 08:12 AM
Thanks I am used to going on holiday solo so taking a family is pretty daunting.

They also have a volleyball court right near the main pool as well as the hot tub. Our kids, ages 12 and 14 the last time they went on vacation with us togehter, loved the CSR. It was their favorite resort of all the ones we stayed at.

fall08CP
05-02-2008, 11:34 AM
Great review! We love it very much as well and I got goosebumps thinking about how excited I am to go back! I'm also glad you enjoyed the Pepper Market- people some to either love it or hate it, I'm a lover! I've been craving a wet burrito for weeks..

I Love Pluto
05-02-2008, 04:31 PM
Thank you for your great review. We're going there in July, and your review made me want to be there NOW. You really got me excited about our trip! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :thumbsup2

rond310
05-02-2008, 08:56 PM
thanks for t hereview. Family and I will be there in August.

bosox57
05-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Thanks for posting! We'll be headed to CSR in November.

Buzz2001
05-04-2008, 06:36 AM
Great review! We love it very much as well and I got goosebumps thinking about how excited I am to go back! I'm also glad you enjoyed the Pepper Market- people some to either love it or hate it, I'm a lover! I've been craving a wet burrito for weeks..That's my favorite item at the Pepper Market.

Buzz2001
05-07-2008, 04:14 AM
Thank you for your great review. We're going there in July, and your review made me want to be there NOW. You really got me excited about our trip! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :thumbsup2Have a great trip!

LovinDisneyWorld
05-07-2008, 03:52 PM
We stayed at CSR 4/19 thru 4/25. WE didn't get the Cabanas with our two small children, we got the Ranchos facing hte parking lot. Overall the hotel and the entire staff are wonderful. The pool area is awesome and the food is good at the dig site. I loved the playground for my kids. It is a great resort. The bus service was awesome. The Pepper Market was easy and had a lot of good choices. The Rix Cafe and store on site were also great. I miss it so much! I would definitely return.

Buzz2001
05-07-2008, 07:36 PM
We stayed at CSR 4/19 thru 4/25. WE didn't get the Cabanas with our two small children, we got the Ranchos facing hte parking lot. Overall the hotel and the entire staff are wonderful. The pool area is awesome and the food is good at the dig site. I loved the playground for my kids. It is a great resort. The bus service was awesome. The Pepper Market was easy and had a lot of good choices. The Rix Cafe and store on site were also great. I miss it so much! I would definitely return.Welcome back and thanks for sharing!!

Buzz2001
05-08-2008, 05:26 AM
Thank you for your great review. We're going there in July, and your review made me want to be there NOW. You really got me excited about our trip! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :thumbsup2Have a great trip!

dngtrumps
05-08-2008, 08:44 AM
Leaving in the AM for CSR!

Are children permitted in the hot tub?

Sherrkel
05-08-2008, 10:58 AM
Yes, children are allowed in the hot tub. It's definitely family sized - I believe holds up to 22 people! My family loved it. We monitored their time in the hot tub however due to the temperatures.
Have a great time!

Buzz2001
05-08-2008, 02:14 PM
Leaving in the AM for CSR!Have a great trip!!

Buzz2001
05-08-2008, 07:38 PM
Yes, children are allowed in the hot tub. It's definitely family sized - I believe holds up to 22 people! My family loved it. We monitored their time in the hot tub however due to the temperatures.
Have a great time!Yes, 22 people. It's the largest hot tub on WDW property. And yes, it is hot so don't leave your kids in there too long.

KatMark
05-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Leaving in the AM for CSR!

Are children permitted in the hot tub?

Have a magical trip. pixiedust:

kdepot
05-08-2008, 09:15 PM
thanks for sharing we are looking forward to next week
Our first time @ CSR

KatMark
05-08-2008, 09:24 PM
thanks for sharing we are looking forward to next week
Our first time @ CSR


Have a GREAT time at the CSR and Disney.

Buzz2001
05-09-2008, 04:03 AM
thanks for sharing we are looking forward to next week
Our first time @ CSRHave a great trip!! :thumbsup2

Lilolvr
05-09-2008, 07:38 AM
Leaving in the AM for CSR!

Are children permitted in the hot tub?Have a great time!!

nikki'smom
05-10-2008, 06:18 AM
Leaving in the AM for CSR!Have a great trip!!

Buzz2001
05-11-2008, 05:47 AM
I am sure Buzz or one of the more experienced CSR fans could more completely answer this question. I would imagine they do have connecting rooms, I just don't know if each section has some, or if certain sections have them. When you make your reservation, request it, then maybe a few days before call in and reconfirm it. You will love the resort, it is beautiful.All the buildings have connecting rooms. 50% of the CSR rooms are connecting.

dansyr2514
05-11-2008, 08:08 AM
Enjoyed the review, This August will be my 3rd time there. I absolutely love the place. I keep thinking about trying a new moderate....but I just can't do it. CSR has everyhting I want.

skipperkim
05-11-2008, 11:20 AM
I too am hoping for a room in Cabanas 9B. We've booked a room with a king size bed. I told the AAA TA to put on your ressie we want 3rd floor 9B. The last time I was there I was in Casitas 3, halfway between Bus Stop 1 and Bus Stop 2. The main pool and hut tub were a good distances as well.

Good advice to those that say the don't allow their young children in the hot tub for too long. It can be dangerous for their health.

Buzz2001
05-11-2008, 05:07 PM
I too am hoping for a room in Cabanas 9B. We've booked a room with a king size bed. I told the AAA TA to put on your ressie we want 3rd floor 9B. The last time I was there I was in Casitas 3, halfway between Bus Stop 1 and Bus Stop 2. The main pool and hut tub were a good distances as well.

Good advice to those that say the don't allow their young children in the hot tub for too long. It can be dangerous for their health.All the cabanas are two story buildings. Only ranchos and casitas have 3rd and 4th floors

Buzz2001
05-12-2008, 03:58 AM
Enjoyed the review, This August will be my 3rd time there. I absolutely love the place. I keep thinking about trying a new moderate....but I just can't do it. CSR has everything I want.Have a great trip!

Lilolvr
05-12-2008, 06:40 AM
I too am hoping for a room in Cabanas 9B. We've booked a room with a king size bed. I told the AAA TA to put on your ressie we want 3rd floor 9B. The last time I was there I was in Casitas 3, halfway between Bus Stop 1 and Bus Stop 2. The main pool and hut tub were a good distances as well.

Good advice to those that say the don't allow their young children in the hot tub for too long. It can be dangerous for their health.3rd floor in a cabana is a roof top view. :rotfl: