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Old 11-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #1066
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Do you remember what it cost to take the rickshaw over to the parks?

they work on tips..we tipped them 10 bucks..i think 5 bucks would be enough.

we only used the ripshaw on the mornings we missed the boat and wanted to get to ioa for harry potter.


you really do not need to be at harry potter exactly at 8am..even if you get there by 830 it still plenty of times to do the main things ollivanders/forbidden joureny in enough time especially during the slower times of the year.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #1067
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Does anyone have pics/video of the new rooms, including the bathroom?
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #1068
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Renovation

This doesn't include the bathroom, but here's a link to a time lapse view of the room renovation.
http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/20...me-Lapse_Video
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #1069
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Thanks. I saw that mentioned earlier.

I don't know. Is it just me or are the new rooms kind of ugly and not as transporting as the old ones?
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #1070
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I wouldn't say ugly, but I agree with your point. The old rooms really had a great continental touch that was charming and as you say "transporting". These rooms just don't look as unique to my eye.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #1071
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I wouldn't say ugly, but I agree with your point. The old rooms really had a great continental touch that was charming and as you say "transporting". These rooms just don't look as unique to my eye.
I really dislike the beds and the lamps with the little balls hanging from them in between the bed. And the color is very sterile and cold. That's a perfect word - "Unique". It's lost that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #1072
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I dunno. I like the new rooms better. The old rooms were looking like a cheap imitation of old world charm lately. When good furniture wears it looks charming. When cheap furniture wears it looks tacky. The rooms were starting to look very tacky.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #1073
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I definitely like the new look of the rooms better. Never considered staying there because I didn't like the look of the rooms before, and since I am the family planner, no PBH for us. Now I LOVE the look of the rooms. The blue and white color scheme is so cool and soothing. I think that the old colors were warmer, but in Florida cooler colors are what I would gravitate to.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:28 AM   #1074
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I dunno. I like the new rooms better. The old rooms were looking like a cheap imitation of old world charm lately. When good furniture wears it looks charming. When cheap furniture wears it looks tacky. The rooms were starting to look very tacky.
agree with this.I really like the new decor.Can't wait to see it in august
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #1075
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the pictures do not do them justice. stayed in a new room last december and

they were georgous!! i loved everything about them! we are staying in a PB

suite this thursday and can not wait !!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #1076
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That's very good to hear! I was very happy with my last stay at Portofino. Stayed at the hard rock a few months ago but I must say I missed the charm of Portofino bay. I love the old color scheme. It got away from the Blues and whites that you find in almost every other Florida hotel. Or maybe it's just that I've had so many great memories and I'm worried about losing the familiar setting. It's exciting to hear from folks that the refurbishment is tasteful and attractive. Looking forward to my next stay this summer. Hope you have a wonderful trip on Thursday!
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:19 AM   #1077
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Oh I LOVE the new decor and we are *this* close to booking for 7 nights at the end of May. We are booked at Parc Solieil but are probably going to cancel and stay at Portofino instead as we are only doing Universal Studios this trip.

We did Disney last year, and let me tell you it's hard to find a hotel that tops AKL (the most amazing resort ever, IMO). This one seems very nice but in a different way. Hubby and I are looking for some romance this time.
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I read on another thread that the HRH has fridges now, does PBH? Thanks,
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