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Old 01-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #616
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First time CL here and will be at the BC in 1 week . Question for you all... How much do you tip the turn down service as well as if you are in the parks all day and want to leave something for turn down and daily mousekeeping how do you differentiate? Envelope system??? TIA we are surprising our DDs with CL so we are soooooo excited
Not to be a the naysayer here, but tipping amount questions are kind of a problem on the DIS. As in, they usually turn into an ugly debate over what is appropriate. Here is a link to a giant thread with all sorts of info on dining tipping, including a nice explanation of "tipping question rules on the DIS":

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2300858

It's pretty long, and I haven't looked at it in quite a while, but likely you will find some useful info there. I think you will find the first post especially helpful.

Envelopes would be a great way to leave two different tips. If you have kids,it is good fun to ask them to decorate the envelopes, after you write what they are for in big letters. Even if you don't have kids, it might be fun to decorate them witha few stickers or doodles. The few times I've found the time to do so, the staff seemed to appreciate it.
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Does BWI club level have REAL coffee? Also, are there water bottles?

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #618
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Does BWI club level have REAL coffee? Also, are there water bottles?

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They have brewed coffee (Nescafe) in a warming urn and a machine that blends various specialty coffees like cappuccino and lattes, I think from powder mixes.

Average at best, but serviceable.

I am not sure how long the brewed coffee is available during the day, but the machine is always there.

Water bottles are the large liter size Evian for your room if you ask for it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #619
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I will be new to CL also. What does IPOD stand for?

We will be staying at AKL ink September for the second time.
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They have brewed coffee (Nescafe) in a warming urn and a machine that blends various specialty coffees like cappuccino and lattes, I think from powder mixes.

Average at best, but serviceable.

I am not sure how long the brewed coffee is available during the day, but the machine is always there.

Water bottles are the large liter size Evian for your room if you ask for it.

Brewed Nescafe is definetly better then the machine.

Polynesian had only the machine and after 3 days I wouldn't be able to drink anymre!
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I will be new to CL also. What does IPOD stand for?

We will be staying at AKL ink September for the second time.
From the first post of this thread, Itinerary Planning Office.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #622
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At yc cl now. Food is great cms are nice but not as awesome as BWI. Love that you are definitely on the lounge for where as BWI you may be on the 3 rd.
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Hey all! We are trying CL at AKL this August. We are doing a split stay between AKL and WL both CL. I'm familiar with WL as this will be our third CL stay there but we are new not only to CL at AKL but to AKL Period. My question is what are the offerings like? We are vegetarian and all I could find when I google is hummus and veggies. We are thinking the first few days we will basically hang around the resort how are the lunch time offerings? Thanks in advanced
In general at all Club locations the lunch-time offering is the least interesting. It's generally just potato chips, nuts, yogurt covered pretzels, gummy bears, etc. if not those exact items, something close.

Also for the BWI cappuccino machine, maybe I have a simple palate, but I liked the lattes and such it made. Definitely tasted like real espresso to me, I don't think it's made from powder, it doesn't taste like the fake cappuccino you can get at gas stations and 7-11.
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Also for the BWI cappuccino machine, maybe I have a simple palate, but I liked the lattes and such it made. Definitely tasted like real espresso to me, I don't think it's made from powder, it doesn't taste like the fake cappuccino you can get at gas stations and 7-11.
Me too!

The machine does say Nescafe on the side, but I like what comes out of that machine WAY better than the stuff they offer for the refillable mugs. A big part of the problem I have refillable mugs is that they don't give you real milk. When I have to suffer a refillable mug, the only way I can drink the stuff is adding real milk.

(Some CL have a different kind of machine (not Nescafe) which uses pods. I want to Nespresso? brand. The espresso that comes from those machines is better than the Nescafe machines like they have at BWI, but they are also more of a pain to use and are tempermental. I have yet to see one working properly for 6 days in a row! )

To be fair, the Nescafe machine lattes do have a slightly sweet taste. If I had to guss, it's the "milk." I get around that by mixing: espresso, latte, coffee and/or cold milk. An espresso topped with coffee and real milk works well for me- not too hot. After 10:30am though, the lattes are fine.
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At yc cl now. Food is great cms are nice but not as awesome as BWI. Love that you are definitely on the lounge for where as BWI you may be on the 3 rd.
When did you hear from the Yacht club club level before your trip?? I thought I remembered them contacting me two weeks before arrival but have not heard from them yet.
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When did you hear from the Yacht club club level before your trip?? I thought I remembered them contacting me two weeks before arrival but have not heard from them yet.
I made a reservation for YC CL to stay Sept 8-13. Two days later I got an email from the Yacht Club IPO! I was really impressed that they would contact me this far in advance
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Staying YC CL 2/27 emailed IPO Friday still no response.
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Staying YC CL 2/27 emailed IPO Friday still no response.
Did you get the automatic robo response shortly after you sent the email? If not, you might have had the wrong address.

I have found the YC/BC IPO to be extremely responsive and quick.
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Did you get the automatic robo response shortly after you sent the email? If not, you might have had the wrong address.

I have found the YC/BC IPO to be extremely responsive and quick.
I used the email address from the 1st page of this thread ?
Sounds like the standard view may not be too bad ??
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Ok just checked my email sent Friday and even though I copied and pasted email address I guess the auto correct made it .com instead of .co m
So I just resent it. Thanks
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