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Old 09-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #3346
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We reserved a Preferred King.

We're first timers, so we have no idea what building to request.

I'm pretty sure we want Cabanas from the pics. Our course we'd like close to parking, close to bus, at least a quiet pool and close of el central if possible.

Just curious, what would happen if we go to check in and they don't have any preferred Kings ? I'm pretty sure it's the most expensive room they sell of all the MODS. Would they just offer a refund of the difference or offer us another resort ? If they offered us another MOD resort, wouldn't they have to refund us the diff still ?

Of course, when I last looked there are at least 2 conventions going on during our stay, don't want to be fretful of no avaliability, just what to do in case
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #3347
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We reserved a Preferred King.

We're first timers, so we have no idea what building to request.

I'm pretty sure we want Cabanas from the pics. Our course we'd like close to parking, close to bus, at least a quiet pool and close of el central if possible.

Just curious, what would happen if we go to check in and they don't have any preferred Kings ? I'm pretty sure it's the most expensive room they sell of all the MODS. Would they just offer a refund of the difference or offer us another resort ? If they offered us another MOD resort, wouldn't they have to refund us the diff still ?

Of course, when I last looked there are at least 2 conventions going on during our stay, don't want to be fretful of no avaliability, just what to do in case
The front desk attendants seemed helpless to give us another room when we were put in the section we requested not to be put in.

I would definitely request Cabanas, but don't be disappointed with Ranchos. I thought they were both beautiful and you can use the buses or golf carts to get to the main building!

If you aren't given a preferred king in the location you want you can do either; request a refund to the price of a standard room, or switch hotels (which may or may not be possible). Stick to your guns and speak to the hotel manager if you are not satisfied.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #3348
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Quick question: Does Cafe Rix sell yogurt? Is there a place at CSR we can buy yogurt?
I believe that's a yogurt in the fridge. I may be mistaken, but it looks like it.


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Old 09-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #3349
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I believe that's a yogurt in the fridge. I may be mistaken, but it looks like it.


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Yes, it's their yogurt parfait. Has granola on the top. I can't remember if it's plain or vanilla yogurt and fruit added.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:09 AM   #3350
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #3351
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Not a problem!! I've posted a LOT more pictures on this thread you may enjoy! (Newest ones on the last few pages of the thread.)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....07062&page=114

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #3352
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Hi Everyone!

For anyone who's there now, how are the love bugs? Is there a lot around? Last year was my first time experiencing them and I would just like to know what to expect when we arrive in 2 days!

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Please post a review when you get back. We arrive October 8th. I am getting nervous about all the dirty room reviews.

Thanks! Have a magical trip!
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #3353
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Please post a review when you get back. We arrive October 8th. I am getting nervous about all the dirty room reviews.

Thanks! Have a magical trip!
We were just there, Sept 7-12, the love bugs were REALLY bad at the Magic Kingdom but we didn't notice them anywhere else. They weren't an issue at Coronado either
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #3354
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Just arrived this morning! We got here at 10AM and our room was ready. We reserved a preferred king room and unfortunately got placed in Casitas 2 fourth floor. After trying to change buildings unsuccessfully, we decided to just stick with the room assigned to us, it really isn't that bad to get to! Our room was clean and the resort is beautiful! Looking forward to the rest of our stay!
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #3355
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Here now through the 22nd...


Arrived about 1pm at the CSR and had no less than 3 clerks wave me to their station! Got Casitas 4, 1st floor water (pool) view as requested. DW made a beeline for the gift shop.

Almost all of the CMs were friendly, particularly the gate guard and the reservation CM but had some difficulty understanding her's and and the cashier at Cafe Rix accents. DW noted that she also had very friendly CMs except at the shop where she was given what she perceived to be grudging "I hate my job" service.

I'm also getting very good wireless and cell service on my cheap Tracfone.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #3356
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We reserved a Preferred King.

We're first timers, so we have no idea what building to request.

I'm pretty sure we want Cabanas from the pics. Our course we'd like close to parking, close to bus, at least a quiet pool and close of el central if possible.

Just curious, what would happen if we go to check in and they don't have any preferred Kings ? I'm pretty sure it's the most expensive room they sell of all the MODS. Would they just offer a refund of the difference or offer us another resort ? If they offered us another MOD resort, wouldn't they have to refund us the diff still ?

Of course, when I last looked there are at least 2 conventions going on during our stay, don't want to be fretful of no avaliability, just what to do in case
Preferred rooms are only in casitas 1, 2 and 3. There is no need to request cabanas for a preferred room. If you would like cabanas, you should book either a standard king or a waterview king and request cabanas (but you might get casitas 4 or 5 or ranchos instead).

There is a quiet pool in each section of the resort. The quiet pool in the casitas is a lap pool. Casitas and cabanas are both reasonably close to El Centro.

If there are no preferred kings, they would likely downgrade you to a standard or waterview king and refund any difference in price.

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Just arrived this morning! We got here at 10AM and our room was ready. We reserved a preferred king room and unfortunately got placed in Casitas 2 fourth floor. After trying to change buildings unsuccessfully, we decided to just stick with the room assigned to us, it really isn't that bad to get to! Our room was clean and the resort is beautiful! Looking forward to the rest of our stay!
As long as you are OK with stairs, fourth floor casitas 2 is ok. But if you have strollers or wheelchairs, it would be aggravating. Enjoy your stay!
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Arrived about 1pm at the CSR and had no less than 3 clerks wave me to their station! Got Casitas 4, 1st floor water (pool) view as requested. DW made a beeline for the gift shop.

Almost all of the CMs were friendly, particularly the gate guard and the reservation CM but had some difficulty understanding her's and and the cashier at Cafe Rix accents. DW noted that she also had very friendly CMs except at the shop where she was given what she perceived to be grudging "I hate my job" service.

I'm also getting very good wireless and cell service on my cheap Tracfone.
Thanks for the live report and the pictures! Glad you got your room request!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #3358
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Preferred rooms are only in casitas 1, 2 and 3. !
aarrrgghhh, see, I got the names mixed up ! I DO want Casitas over Cabanas, don't mind me , I have no idea what I'm going
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #3359
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48 hours from now we should be on Magical Express on our way to CSR!!

I didn't do online check in, but am hoping I'll get our requests. We want top floor, non-connecting, and near a bus stop. Ranchos, the one place no one else seems to want, is fine with us so maybe we'll get our requests.

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #3360
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Just got back yesterday from a 5 night stay at CSR. We were initially placed in ranchos right at the back, but on request we were offered a king bed disabled access in casitas 4! I did a happy dance as it was next to the quiet pool and right on bus stop 2! Woot!

The room was clean, a little worn around the edges but perfectly good. The ac was great, very responsive and it was really nice having a ceiling fan, as thats what we use at home (cool and cuts out background noise). There was a big conference (2000 guests) while we were there but noise wasnt an issue even though we were in the main thoroughfare towards the bus stop.

A few minor issues, one of which was resolved in record time. The first was that our bathroom was a disabled access bathroom, which means the whole room is tiled, and there is a seat under the shower head for a person in a wheelchair to be seated under the water. I have lived in disabled housing before, after a big accident where I was in a wheelchair for some time. So I can speak with authority that the shower was rather weak if you are sitting there, if I hadn't have been able to move I would have been really cold!

On the first night our shower drain was blocked so we had a sizeable puddle on the floor which made the night time trips to the toilet very...refreshing! in the morning we called maintenance and they popped by within 15 minutes to inspect and then had the drain unblocked within the hour. The lady who did it was super super nice.

The other issue was mousekeeping... three of the days we were there they did not leave any coffee pods! They cleaned beautifully but no coffee! Looking on the bright side though..the coffee was god awful so a quick trip to El Centro and all was right with the world... or marginally better as the coffee at El Centro isnt anything to write home about either

In all we had a really good time at CSR and I would recommend it to others. It was nice and quiet, even being in the conference section, it was clean, the cm's were all cheerful and pleasant. We didn't eat there so I cannot comment on that (I had eaten at PM and cafe rix on another conference trip but that was in 2010)...we ate at Narcoosees on thursday night...oh momma that was THE best...
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