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Old 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #31
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As others have said it usually comes down to person preference. CSR is my favorite mod largely because it's not overtly Disney. There are subtle touches here and there but it isn't done in an over-the-top fashion. I can't comment on the room issues people have reported as we've never experienced that with ours; they've always been clean and free of mold. The grounds are large but that doesn't bother me and Ranchos, the furthest section from the main building, is my favorite as it's so quiet back there.
We love CSR and agree with you Ranchos is the best section, clean and quiet. We enjoy the nice landscaping while walking, plus is only around 10 minutes each way if you walk with a child.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:05 AM   #32
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I love CSR and will be returning there next spring. The resort is beautiful and easily to walk around. Each one of the sections offers something unique. I enjoyed the fitness center the last time I was there. I agree that the resort is spread out but not as big as CBR.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #33
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Glad to hear someone say something positive about the bus service. I have an 8 night stay coming up in Septmeber. I am really looking forward to it. I have stayed several times at SSR and once at POR, I found the large resorts to be very efficient at bus service.
The bus service at CSR is great. We stayed once a POR and believe is a lovely resort but dislike the bus service. This year we will back a POR and to be honest I'm second guessing my choice because of the buses.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #34
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The bus service at CSR is great. We stayed once a POR and believe is a lovely resort but dislike the bus service. This year we will back a POR and to be honest I'm second guessing my choice because of the buses.
Really? My experience at POR was great bus service at any part of the day. I was there for a week in early December two years ago.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:09 AM   #35
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Reading this thread has made me pretty excited for our first stay CSR in Dec.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:10 AM   #36
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Reading this thread has made me pretty excited for our first stay CSR in Dec.
Me too. We are staying in Mid-September and I can't wait.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:14 AM   #37
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We are booked there for 3 nights in August. Are people expecting more or is it really a hit or miss type of resort?
No idea. And I'm picky.

The resort is simply awesome.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:28 AM   #38
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Are you referring to the meaningless reviews on Tripadvisor?

Because the reviews on DIS are overwhelmingly positive on CSR. It's the Deluxe resort at the Mod price.
My trick on Trip Advisor: when somebody writes a bad review, I look at the number of reviews they made. If it's less than 5, I discard it completely.

Also, when a room is THAT bad, why don't you just go to the lobby and ask to switch rooms? We've done it.

I can't believe the people who complain but are doing nothing about it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #39
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The bus service at CSR is great. We stayed once a POR and believe is a lovely resort but dislike the bus service. This year we will back a POR and to be honest I'm second guessing my choice because of the buses.
Agree, the bus service is very good at CSR. We stayed at POR in Nov 2012 and though it was good service, it was shared with POFQ and seemed to have more people which lead to standing room only trips. Never had to stand at CSR except for closing or fireworks
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM   #40
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We stayed there once... no way were we impressed ...we scratched this resort never to return to...

Cons:

To huge and spread out laterally...

As stated above, could be long walk to pool and food court

Not impressed with food set up in Pepper Market

Multiple bus stops

Walking across parking lots to get to bus stops

There are other resorts with closer and better amenities at the same price..
Strange...

We were in the farthest building and it took us about 6 minutes to go to the Lobby, 3 minutes to go to the principal pool and 1 minute to the bus stop. If you think this is a "long" walk, you must use your car a lot!

From what I remember, there was sidewalks and pedestrian signs (bar) on the road to ensure safety of the people going to the bus stops.

We did not enjoy our breakfast at Pepper Market but we enjoyed our lunch there (I guess it's like most QS/resort food court) ...
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:45 AM   #41
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Really? My experience at POR was great bus service at any part of the day. I was there for a week in early December two years ago.
We were over there two year ago for thanksgiving day and found out that the only way of making it to the parks earlier was skipping breakfast and waiting in the south depot stop. We were there for 10 nights and could not made a pattern of how the bus service works. I hope this September we have better luck since is slow season and the FDP was only offered with pins.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #42
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We really like CSR. The slide at the pool is really fun and we really enjoy the pool bar. We'll be staying there again with free dining in Sept. CSR had the best bus service the last time we were there. POR bus service was so crowded and the waits were so long, we ended up getting a taxi back to the resort, otherwise it's a really beautiful resort.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:52 AM   #43
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My trick on Trip Advisor: when somebody writes a bad review, I look at the number of reviews they made. If it's less than 5, I discard it completely.

Also, when a room is THAT bad, why don't you just go to the lobby and ask to switch rooms? We've done it.

I can't believe the people who complain but are doing nothing about it.
I remember reading a bad review of CSR the complaint was the lack of sodas machines in every floor. one star just because of that. Since we don't drink sodas we did not care.
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That's funny because there are pop machines on every floor by the elevator.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #45
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One of the best features about CSR is that it has a lake side bar area which is nice at the end of the day to have a drink at. All the conventioneers were in the Rix bar when we were there, but the lake side bar was empty.
No other Mod I believe has that. They have a bar by the pool also, but once again it is subject to noise.

We are also a couple with no kids...and we enjoy the serenity of CSR as a whole
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