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Old 12-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #556
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Warning! Negative Review

Room 3301 from Dec. 18 - 20. First room on the Main lobby floor on the left in this tower. Some noise from everyone who walks by.

Not happy with this hotel or room but since we had requested a room for someone with limited mobility this is what we got! Windows opened onto greenery and green utility boxes (haven't uploaded my pictures yet!) and while convenient, the windows are also overlooked directly by the Concierge area of the Main Lobby. You can't really keep your drapes open at all!

When we checked in at 10:00 AM we were told several times that we would be called when the room was ready. Never happened!!!

Eventually we wandered back to the hotel at 4:30 pm; exhausted and asked again for our room. "Oh, we forgot to call you. Sorry. We gave your original room away. We'll find you another." We waited awhile (10 minutes) and then had to turn our cards in to be re-done. I was not happy.

Finally we went to the room, found cheerios on the floor and never got the fridge unlocked for our sodas etc. But we were tired after 6 days at Disney and our day at Universal.

Whoever designed these rooms forgot to put in sufficient outlets! Both outlets on the headboard wall are filled with the clock and lamps and there are no outlets on the window wall. We had brought an extension cord but it would have done little to help us.

We ended up charging the ECV in the vanity area by the sink; what a nuisance. So the ECV partially blocked access to the sink.

The grout for the floor tile in the bathroom was positively grungy black in places. It was clean in other places so I can only assume that the mopping is at fault. I really hated to think about how it was cleaned....

DS and I went down to ride the boat for early access to WWOHP but the line was almost back to the hotel itself so we ended up walking over; not a problem really for us but there were nowhere near enough boats running even at 6:30 am. This was on Sunday, Dec. 19th so maybe being on the weekend was the problem.

FWIW - We did enjoy the room service dinner the first night; decent food and lovely service. And the Keurig coffee was perhaps the best thing in the room!

We have stayed at the HRH and loved it but I doubt that we will ever return to Universal; just too much of a bad taste in our mouths.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #557
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RPH room 2751 standard 2 queen. Adjoins to 2749--helpful since we had family in that room. Requested to be near them. Had 3 rooms of friends/family next to each other.

Very comfortable hotel--a few details missing that Disney resorts does better, but nothing huge to deter us from staying there again.

Early park entry and front of the line are the advantage.

Easy boat ride or walk to and from parks.

Parking lot filled up parked in overflow parking on Sunday night, however, it was closer to Tower 2 where we stayed. Had we known that, we would have parked in the overflow to begin with.

All hotel staff most courteous, friendly and helpful.

Kids enjoyed the pool with constant water temp of 82 degrees.

Rooms can sleep 5 people--we did with our own air mattress and bedding.

Wish they had some sort of counter service --resort food is expensive!!

Ate most of the time what we brought or at City Walk Burger King, Pastamore counter service, and park food.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #558
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #560
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #561
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From reading this thread, I love the sound of the rooms in tower 1 that are near the stairs and walking path, quiet, far from elevator, nice view of the park. In the past we've always gotten one standard queen room for our family of five, but this year we are springing for two connecting rooms. Does anyone know which standard queens fitting the description above are connecting rooms? If not, I guess I'll just let the hotel know what I want a few days before and hope for the best!
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #562
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From reading this thread, I love the sound of the rooms in tower 1 that are near the stairs and walking path, quiet, far from elevator, nice view of the park. In the past we've always gotten one standard queen room for our family of five, but this year we are springing for two connecting rooms. Does anyone know which standard queens fitting the description above are connecting rooms? If not, I guess I'll just let the hotel know what I want a few days before and hope for the best!
Are you looking for 2 queens to connect? I think the connecting rooms are a king to a dbl. queen.
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Are you looking for 2 queens to connect? I think the connecting rooms are a king to a dbl. queen.
There have been a few reports of connecting queens.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #564
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There have been a few reports of connecting queens.
Yes you are correct, just called. They have a limited amount of standard queen connecting to queen and waterview the same. Request only, but she did say they would confirm for families with children staying in the connecting room.
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Jessica, thanks for doing my leg-work for me! (I do hate talking on the phone to.... people ) I can see where most people would want the king connecting to the double queens. But in our case, we're willing to sacrifice parental privacy so all three kids can have a real bed of their own.

Since they are limited and we're checking in late, I will definitely call a few days ahead to remind them, even though it is noted on our reservation.

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Jessica, thanks for doing my leg-work for me! (I do hate talking on the phone to.... people ) I can see where most people would want the king connecting to the double queens. But in our case, we're willing to sacrifice parental privacy so all three kids can have a real bed of their own.

Since they are limited and we're checking in late, I will definitely call a few days ahead to remind them, even though it is noted on our reservation.

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You're welcome! Glad they have that option.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #567
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IS THERE a map sowing all room numbers somewhere with what kind of room it is?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #568
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Is there a fax number for the Room Assigner for Royal Pacific Resort? Or should we just "wing it" and see what we can get when we check in? We fly in next Saturday and will be spending ONE night at RPR. Thanks for any help!
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call the hotel directly 4 or 3 days out from your arrival with your request.



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you should call tomorrow and request that you specific room/location/floor, etc be added to your reservation.

reservations are reviewed and special requests are noted
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call the hotel directly 4 or 3 days out from your arrival with your request.



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you should call tomorrow and request that you specific room/location/floor, etc be added to your reservation.

reservations are reviewed and special requests are noted
Ah. Thank you! I will call tomorrow (that is 5 days from our stay).....so I should call them 2 days later reiterating my requests? Does it make a difference if I booked through ROOM 77?
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