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Old 08-05-2004, 02:36 PM   #211
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I guess I am wondering if my children are going to enjoy themselves at the PBH after having the Disney treatment for 7 days. Are there things to do after 7 pm? How long does it take a family to get from their room (let's assume club level) to US and IOA if we take the water taxi. Or is the bus faster?
I know my DH and myself will enjoy it but my concern iswill my kids enjoy themselves?

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Old 08-05-2004, 06:00 PM   #212
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It takes about 15 min. to go to the parks if the water taxi is there. We only waited 10 minutes at the most when it wasn't. As for the kids- 1 pool is open until 10 unless a storm approaches. The gameroom is another option. The pool table is used for some breakfast items so around 8 the kids had to stop playing. You can borrow some movies in club lounge for the room and sometimes if the tv in the club lounge isn't being used you can put it on there for them. You can also go over to Citiwalk. there is a nice theater there. The parks at night are always an option too!
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:20 PM   #213
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Thanks for the info. I'm thinking that after seven days of disney, we may like the more quiet evenings at pbh!
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Old 08-07-2004, 09:07 PM   #214
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My pleasure! Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 10-09-2004, 12:02 PM   #215
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Does the Portofino have dive in movie nights like HRH does.
Also do they have cabana's and how many??
I have read this thread and it seems that I may be better off staying at the Portofino instead of HRH as there have been many unhappy guest over at HRH.
Someone please help
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Old 10-09-2004, 12:19 PM   #216
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How would you rate the Kid's Suites at PBH? I am staying there three nights after Disney and was wondering where they were located and what ammenities they have in them.
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:51 PM   #217
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When we were there in July PBH had dive-in movies on Saturday nights. Spiderman and Independence Day. There are also 16 cabanas all around the quiet pool which is the villa pool. They are all the same and location doesn't matter. There were never booked completely even though we were there at one of the busiest times. The cabanas are not themed and are as follows:
regular(just the cabana,chairs, 2 lounges, table, tent)
deluxe which runs about $20 more for the tv, fruit basket, and 6 sodas of your choice or water). You can call the hotel directly and ask for the pool area and reserve ahead. Any other questions ask away!
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:40 AM   #218
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Does the Portofino have dive in movie nights like HRH does.
Also do they have cabana's and how many??
I have read this thread and it seems that I may be better off staying at the Portofino instead of HRH as there have been many unhappy guest over at HRH.
Someone please help
Right before we went to PBH in July there was quite a few posts complaining about PBH (Club, housekeepnig, cost, service, distance from room to elevator, etc.).
We stayed the course and went to PBH and had a good trip. We left as the disneymom was arriving and we both had a good stay. I'm going to HRH in Dec. and again in Jan. and I don't anticipate any problems. If someone is treated unjustly they are more likely to post (vent) than if they had a good trip. I don't think its likely you can go wrong (or be wronged at either hotel). I do know that we have stayed at all 3 resorts several times and HRH still gets my kids' (11&16) vote as the best. Rock On!
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:55 AM   #219
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Motherfletcher- I consider you a valuable asset to these boards!!! Thank you so much for your knowledge and advise. I will stick with my HRH ressies and let you know when I get back in April how things went. Im sure it will all be fine as I seem to be always happy no matter where I am, when I am on vaca!!!!
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Housekeeping aside-good stay is putting it mildly. I agree you will have a fabulous time. We surely did! Although, meeting Motherfletcher would have been the icing on the cake! He is just too funny.
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:53 AM   #221
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How would you rate the Kid's Suites at PBH? I am staying there three nights after Disney and was wondering where they were located and what ammenities they have in them.
The last two times we have stayed at PBH we were upgraded to kids suites. I don't like these as much as the executive suites. They only have one bathroom. But I'm certainly not going to complain when it's a free upgrade!
They are standard king bed rooms with another room that has two twin beds in it and a closet. A very empty room. The king room also has a twin pull out chair. I have had one in the East wing near the quiet pool with a balcony and the other one was right near the boat dock on the first floor.
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Old 11-09-2004, 02:20 PM   #223
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Are they all located in the villa wing or are some in the west wing?
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Old 11-09-2004, 04:55 PM   #224
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We were upgraded to a Deluxe with Parlor, and it was lovely!!

The only hiccup we had was when our bills were dropped off. We had one bill for the bedroom and one bill for the parlor. I had to go down to the desk to get it straightened out.

I was a Loew's Blue at the time, now I'm a Platinum and haven't been able to get upgraded since.
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:12 PM   #225
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We have a problem with billing each time we are upgraded.
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