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Old 03-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #136
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Would any of you guys worried about a pull out sofa bed consider a blow up mattress that you bring yourself? They inflate and deflate quickly, are free and can be stood up on its side to get out of the way once you get up. They do not take up much room in your luggage either. That is what we did when we had 2 teen boys who did not want to share a bed. We just tossed the blankets and stuff on one of the beds when we got up, and when ready for bed just threw on a sheet and grabbed a pillow and blanket.

This way you save money, save room, and save space during the day!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #137
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Air mattress instead of fold away cot or sofa bed

Yes - I have been thinking of getting an air mattress for my upcoming stay. I saw a cheap twin air mattress for $15 or less in a couple of stores near me. My child's less that 100 pounds so I'm not too worried about quality of air mattress and at that price I might just abandon the thing in Orlando instead of lugging it back on the plane ...

I'm still on the fence on what would be best for my upcoming four nights at Universal - HRH Deluxe or PBH Deluxe for $300 less than room at HRH. On the one hand the HRH is shorter walk and has all the beds we need, while on the other the PBH room is newly renovated and I can save a bundle!

I have another week to make my decision - my wife's tired of hearing about it, though.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #138
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Would any of you guys worried about a pull out sofa bed consider a blow up mattress that you bring yourself? They inflate and deflate quickly, are free and can be stood up on its side to get out of the way once you get up. They do not take up much room in your luggage either. That is what we did when we had 2 teen boys who did not want to share a bed. We just tossed the blankets and stuff on one of the beds when we got up, and when ready for bed just threw on a sheet and grabbed a pillow and blanket.

This way you save money, save room, and save space during the day!
THis is what we always do as my kids are not sharing a bed. Store it upright between bed and wall during the day- works great!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #139
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Anyone after any additional information on cabana's this link maybe of help to you

Also has pictures of the rooms and food

http://flguide.co.uk/featured/hard-rock-hotel-orlando/

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #140
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THis is what we always do as my kids are not sharing a bed. Store it upright between bed and wall during the day- works great!
think we are doing it this year as sons wont share and to be honest could not put up with the fightd
is there enough room in a standard double room for a air mattress? thanks
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #141
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We put ours in the entryway. Works just fine.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #142
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Can someone tell me a bit about the pools at all 3 resorts? Which resort has the best pool? Do you need to bring towels from your room to the pool or no?

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #143
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Can someone tell me a bit about the pools at all 3 resorts? Which resort has the best pool? Do you need to bring towels from your room to the pool or no?

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It all depends on what you are looking for in a pool. RPR is big and deep but has no slide. HRH is big and shallow and has a slide. PBH has 3 pools---one shallow with a slide, one deep for actual swimming and one smaller regular pool.

There are towels at the pools. No need to bring them from the rooms.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:00 AM   #144
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Are you still able to pool hop or did they do away with that? Just curious. Looking into finally staying onsite this trip (hopefully)
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #145
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yes, that has not changed

pool hopping, dining, etc.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #146
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Are there room safes in the HRH?

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #147
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Portofino is a really nice hotel and super easy to get to the parks from! I recommend it!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:59 PM   #148
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So you have to walk from the hotels to the parks? That is what I am understanding from your walk timeframes....Those times aren't bad, but I just want to make sure.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #149
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Anyone going to PBH anytime soon should be prepared for lots of construction. They are doing a refurb on al lot of the exteriors. We just got back last night. It was very disappointing. All the work going on really took away from the "resort" feel. We had several "hiccups" there. (Front desk sent us to the wrong room, bellman grabbed MY cell phone from me to call the desk...and they checked us out one day too early. Nothing like returning from a long rainy day in the parks to find out that you can't get in your room and you've been checked out) I would not stay there again. We stayed at Hard Rock a few years ago and would definitely opt for Hard Rock if I had a choice.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #150
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So you have to walk from the hotels to the parks? That is what I am understanding from your walk timeframes....Those times aren't bad, but I just want to make sure.
Walking is just one of the options. You can take a boat or a bus as well.
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