View Full Version : IS CBR that bad?

04-19-2004, 06:45 PM
I have heard so much horror stories about this hotel that now im worried. I am going for my honeymoon in Oct. And now im strting to wonder if i made the right decision? I heard that the blankets have stains on them that there are roachs in the rooms and that the rooms are nasty and moldy. Someone please tell me there is nothing to worry about.

04-19-2004, 06:52 PM
I haven't been there in about 3 years, but we found it to be a beautiful resort. We stayed in Martinique ground level, standard room and it was like having our own private garden right outside our door. We went looking for the bird poop that some report on that little island, but didn't really find any. Our room was fine (but then I didn't spend much time examining it really closely). Mousekeeping was great. If you are on the boards long enough you will find that these things are a bit cyclic with what resort is popular and which one is getting bashed. There may be a few well worn rooms, but I doubt they are all like that.
Hopefully someone who has been there more recently can help you out more.

04-19-2004, 06:55 PM
We stayed there for our engagement trip in Dec 2001! The place was just lovely! Our room was great, and very clean. I wouldnt worry too much!

04-19-2004, 07:05 PM
I can assure you, we have gone there several times and it was never anything but beautiful and impeccably clean, in fact it is one of my favorite resorts. I never have seen a single bug and the sheets have been snow white (no pun intended). Don't be worried about trying CBR, you won't be sorry. In the CBR FAQ thread I have links to my pictures from CBR, look and see for yourself that the condition of CBR is nothing short of wonderful.

04-19-2004, 07:31 PM
There have been several dissatisfied reports lately but many more I am sure have had a great vacation at CBR. People are more likely to post a negative rather than a positive trip report.

I have stayed there many many times without a problem. The CM's at CBR are very helpful and if you do have a problem with anything they are usually very good about fixing it.

I also have pictures of the resort taken several months ago. I go to CBR quite often and I haven't seen it going downhill.

04-19-2004, 07:42 PM
We loved cbr, no mold, no stains, great pool, great bar, great cms, nice resort

04-19-2004, 07:44 PM
My DH and I stayed at CBR several times. We always enjoyed our trips there. The room was always clean and mousekeeping always nice and polite. The resort is beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful trip. :D

04-19-2004, 07:44 PM
My DH and I stayed at CBR several times. We always enjoyed our trips there. The room was always clean and mousekeeping always nice and polite. The resort is beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful trip. :D

04-19-2004, 07:54 PM
We had a lovely stay there last summer. The rooms were clean and bright. If you are worried about the bed linens, just ask housekeeping to change them when you get there.
Lucy's Mom:earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsboy:

04-19-2004, 08:14 PM
Six of us were there in November and we loved CBR. Our room was super clean and had plenty of storage. The Mousekeepers were wonderful. We loved Parrot Cay Island, the Banana Cabana (have a Goombay Smash), the spacious grounds and the convenient food court.

Have a fantastic time and congrats on your upcoming wedding.

04-19-2004, 08:16 PM
We have also stayed there before and found it to be beautiful resort as well as clean, friendly cm's and excellent bus transportation. The food court was also more than adequate. You should love it!::yes:: ;)

04-19-2004, 08:28 PM
CBR is a beautiful resort. I have stayed there twice in the last 2 1/2 years and never had any problems. I guess you can always find someone that has had a horror story at any hotel but I wouldn't let that discourage me. I don't think that is the norm. :)

04-19-2004, 09:46 PM
We stayed at CBR last fall and it was wonderfull The rooms were clean mousekeeping was awesome we always had a surprise waiting for us! The food court is excellent banana cabana is great and the landscaping really makes you feel as if you are in the caribbean! When we arrived our room was not ready and the cm put us in a ground floor room over looking the lake you could open the drapes at night and watch the fire works over the lake! Congrats on your wedding and enjoy your honeymoon!:D

04-19-2004, 10:01 PM
Stayed at CBR last dec. '03. LOVED it and am having a hard time not returning there this dec (like going to a different one each time). I've never had a poor stay at any resort during one of my 9 trips.

04-19-2004, 10:30 PM
Just returned from CBR last week. Spent eight days there in Trinidad North 31 over Easter. Also stayed there four years ago. Never encountered any of the problems you mentioned above. One morning we had an unusually long wait for an Animal Kingdom bus, but other than that everything was great. Our room was ready by noon the Weds before Easter. Housekeeping was great and a good time had by all.


04-19-2004, 10:39 PM
Congradulations on your upcoming wedding! A Disney honeymoon is the greatest!

We stayed at Caribbean Beach last May for 3 days. We loved it. I don't remember the name of our building, but it was peaceful, quiet and clean. The grounds were well-maintained. We were a little hike from the food court, but found the walk to be beautiful and romantic. I would gladly stay at CB again.

04-20-2004, 07:56 AM
We have stayed at CBR many times and will be there for a long weekend in Mid May. (just changed the ressies from Pop to CBR) We are DVC'ers but DH still likes the CBR, so much so that he wanted the change from Pop to CBR. We are saving our points from DVC for a longer stay in Sept. but really needed our Disney fix to tide us over ;). I would not worry one bit. That is a fantastic resort and like another poster said, you only see the bad reports not the good ones.
Go and enjoy, your trip will be what you make it.

04-20-2004, 08:11 AM
We stayed there last June. We did NOT like the place BUT not because of any of the things you mentioned, infact we never saw a bug in our room & housekeeping did a wonderful job.
We did not like the spread out feeling of the resort, it just isn't for us.

I do think it is a lovely resort for people that don't mind that spread out feeling.

04-20-2004, 09:00 AM
We had no idea where we were going to stay 2yrs ago. When we arrived at disney I called and the only room they had was at CSR (this way it made it more exciting-kinda a "surprise") Well, I will tell you that the grounds, people and food selection were great! It was just overall...... GREAT! The room was great also. Not a single complaint! I wouldn't worry, I would stick to your ressie and have FUN! That is what it is all about!:D

04-20-2004, 09:21 AM
We stayed at the CBR this past December for the first time and loved it. Our room had a few old stains on the carpet, but that didn't bother me as I haven't stayed in a hotel yet that didn't if it had any age on it. The room was very clean and had no mold at all. We never encountered any bugs in the room either. Another plus with the CBR is that they have the largest rooms among the moderates. As Safetymom stated, if you would happen to have any problems the CMs are usually very helpful. I would hesitate in a minute to stay there again. You will have a great time. :)

Stitch Inside
04-20-2004, 09:53 AM
We stayed there the year after we had stayed at WL. We haven't even considered it since. But there was nothing wrong with our room. We just had a bad experience with the neighbors' extremely loud children, and long waits for buses.

04-20-2004, 10:06 AM
DH and I stayed at CBR for our honeymoon and loved the beautiful, tropical theme! We were in Aruba which is just a short walk across a bridge from the food court, but isolated enough for it to be quiet and romantic. We found the resort to be very clean and never even saw a bug. The main pool area is fun for adults and has a great bar area. At night we always had the quiet pool to ourselves. We could also hang out in the hammocks and watch the fireworks at Epcot. Even though it is a large resort, it never seemed crowded. The bus system was very efficient. We had a fabulous time! I think you will love it. :sunny:

04-20-2004, 12:06 PM
I feel better not I appreciate all of your opinions. Do anyone have ideas I should do about dinners? Looking for nice but not outrageous prices. Plus I was thinking about renting a pontoon boat for the wishes fireworks one night. Is it worth it?

04-20-2004, 01:23 PM
Stayed at CBR last April/May and loved it. Our room was in Trinidad North and we found it to be clean, bright and cheery. We didn't have one complaint about anything there. You should be very happy with your choice!

04-20-2004, 01:33 PM
I think that the reason people say those things about CBR is because it is one of the older resorts. From what I can tell, and that is only from resort hopping to choose our next resort, it seems beautiful. Plus, this is Disney, after all. They are the standard bearers in the industry. I don't think that they would let things get that bad in one of their hotels. Have a great time, and don't forget to do a trip report for all of us who have never stayed there but would like to.


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04-21-2004, 10:28 AM
Not sure how many answers you will get about dinners and wishes on this board instead of restaurant and theme park but we did the wishes fireworks for DH's birthday. There were the 2 of us and our DD's. We really loved it. It was a beautiful starry night and the cruise around Bay Lake was beautiful and peaceful. We also enjoyed our cruise around the Lagoon that brought us close up to some of the hotels. We had a great captain. We parked for the fireworks and could hear the music and had our own private view it felt like. It was cool that night so they had even furnished some blankets. I think about doing it for a honeymoon trip and it makes me smile.........

04-21-2004, 11:02 AM
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