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Old 04-10-2010, 07:58 PM   #751
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Oh...and you'll be happy having 2 bathrooms w/ the Portofino Suite
This is one of the best reasons to book the Portofino Suite.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:02 PM   #752
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This is one of the best reasons to book the Portofino Suite.
Oh yeah OUR king bed & Bubba in the next room....almost don't have to ever see him at the room!
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:11 PM   #753
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Are there in-room safes at PBH?
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:44 PM   #754
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:44 AM   #755
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Yep, yep, yep. Having 5 people trying to get ready to go in the morning just doesn't work too well with just one bathroom.

This is our fourth visit and our first in a non-kid suite.

Just FYI, my kids requested this vacation specifically for the hotel. LOL We went on a few Disney Cruises and each time spent a few nights here. They like the hotel so much, they wanted a longer stay and no cruise. It is just a beautiful property and the beach pool keeps their interest. They usually find "friends" their ages and make playdates for most of the vacation.

We spend the morning at the park, the afternoon at the pool, then head back over to the park until close.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:30 AM   #756
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We just returned form 4 nights in a kid's suite at PBH. It was fantastic! The room was great. Having the seperate bedroom really made it a relaxing vacation. We even managed to have dinner outdoors at Mama Dell'as during the evening "opera". The kid's suite is not the most inexpensive choice, but it was well worth it to us.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #757
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Campo Portofino?

This is my first post, and reading everyone's messages has been a great! Heading to PBH for the first time in two weeks, and had one question I had not found info on yet. The wife and I were thinking about using Campo Portofino one night for our 5 year old, so that we can have a night out. Do others have information on this service? When do we need to make reservations?
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This is my first post, and reading everyone's messages has been a great! Heading to PBH for the first time in two weeks, and had one question I had not found info on yet. The wife and I were thinking about using Campo Portofino one night for our 5 year old, so that we can have a night out. Do others have information on this service? When do we need to make reservations?


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Having a pre-teen, we've never used the Camp. But here is the info on their site:


http://www.universalorlando.com/Hote...ePageId=7805#6
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Just bumping this with the other two - should be a sticky, right?
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This is my first post, and reading everyone's messages has been a great! Heading to PBH for the first time in two weeks, and had one question I had not found info on yet. The wife and I were thinking about using Campo Portofino one night for our 5 year old, so that we can have a night out. Do others have information on this service? When do we need to make reservations?
I can tell you that each hotel rotates which kids club is open, on certain nights, so check which night it's at your hotel... otherwise you spend a lot of time traveling from one hotel to anotehr, and the kids clubs are pricey.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #763
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I found this link gave a good summary of the various room types:

http://res.universalorlandovacations...VendorCode=UNT

Just click on ROOMS.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #764
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Concerns about PBH---

I've booked the PBH for Aug 1-6 at the Super Saver Rate and I'm a Lowes YouFirst Gold Member. I'm really excited about our trip but after reading reviews on Trip Advisor I'm concerned about my hotel selection and wondering if I should cancel and book at one of the other properties. If you have stayed there recently please comment on the condition of the rooms and the commone areas. If you have current pictures of the room interiors I would love to see those too!
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #765
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We stayed at PBH in April. We love this hotel. I have not read tripadvisor reviews so I cannot comment directly on that. Our hotel room and the grounds/common areas were very clean. The furnishings are somewhat worn or a little faded. Like...the upholstered chair was faded or had some faded out spots, etc. Nothing is ratty or torn up. Should they refurbish some of the items, probably. Would it keep me from staying at PBH? No. THe rooms are beautiful, clean, and have nice amenities. Wonderful staff. Fabulous food. Fun pools. Great atmosphere.HTH
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