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Old 07-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #811
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We are arriving on August 31 and staying over the labor day weekend! We stayed at The Dolphin once before in 2010 and loved it.

Can anyone tell me if I can call and make payments on the room the way I can with Disney so it is paid in full before I arrive?

Also, is there a convention calendar somewhere. I am curious as to what may be booked in over that weekend.

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We paid for our room in advance last year, to take advantage of a 5% back promo on DH's credit card. When I called, I was given a link to a credit card authorization page and was able to put through the payment that way.

Re: conventions, I've yet to come across a comprehensive list for the property, but when I google "Orlando conventions + the month and year of my trip", I usually get a good idea of what might be taking place during my stay. Sometimes, I throw in "dolphin" to get more specific information.

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Trying to compare prices at the Dolphin vs. packages. Does anyone know when the Dolphin will extend the nurses/teachers discount (could be either, I'm a nurse and my mom is teacher and will be travelling with us)?

When I looked at the discount and tried pricing out next April it said the discount was unavailable.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #812
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I am feel so fortunate to be able to plan a vacation and stay at the Disney Swan Resort this November/December. This will be my very first time staying at the Swan.

I have always loved the Disney Dolphin Resort with the excellent room and service and amenities.

And this Swan and Dolphin DISboards thread is wonderful.

Now I need to go back and start on page one and work my way through all of the posts and see what interesting information and photos that everyone has posted.

Thank you, Dan, for sending me the link.

Thank you, Mom Poppins for organizing and updating this thread on your first post full of information and photos and links.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:16 PM   #813
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I am feel so fortunate to be able to plan a vacation and stay at the Disney Swan Resort this November/December. This will be my very first time staying at the Swan.

I have always loved the Disney Dolphin Resort with the excellent room and service and amenities.

And this Swan and Dolphin DISboards thread is wonderful.

Now I need to go back and start on page one and work my way through all of the posts and see what interesting information and photos that everyone has posted.

Thank you, Dan, for sending me the link.

Thank you, Mom Poppins for organizing and updating this thread on your first post full of information and photos and links.
Hi, Ray! I love the Swan and usually stay there. I'll be at the Swan Dec. 1-8, so hopefully I'll see you there!
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Hi, Ray! I love the Swan and usually stay there. I'll be at the Swan Dec. 1-8, so hopefully I'll see you there!
Hi, Nancy! I am so excited to be staying at the Swan, too. I'll be at the Swan from November 26 through December 4, 2012. I sure hope to get together with you, too.

How cool. We'll be there at the same time.

I haved never been much of a coffee drinker, but I was wondering if you happened to know what kind of coffee pouches that can be bought at a store to be used in the Swan coffee maker. I wanted to buy some ahead of time for those very early morning or very late times going to the parks.
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Hi, Nancy! I am so excited to be staying at the Swan, too. I'll be at the Swan from November 26 through December 4, 2012. I sure hope to get together with you, too.

How cool. We'll be there at the same time.

I haved never been much of a coffee drinker, but I was wondering if you happened to know what kind of coffee pouches that can be bought at a store to be used in the Swan coffee maker. I wanted to buy some ahead of time for those very early morning or very late times going to the parks.
Nice long stay, Ray! Are you planning on burning the candle at both ends?

I don't drink coffee at all - so I am clueless! However, you can ask housekeeping for extra coffee, rather than have to buy your own.
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Nice long stay, Ray! Are you planning on burning the candle at both ends?

I don't drink coffee at all - so I am clueless! However, you can ask housekeeping for extra coffee, rather than have to buy your own.
I found this pantry menu below using the link on Mom Poppins first post:

http://www.swandolphin.com/pantry/pantry_menu.pdf

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CAFFEINATED START
Two Starbucks Frappuccinos
along with four Nutri-Grain
Cereal Bars for a fast start.

$8.50
I was hoping just for some plain coffee. I think at the Disney Dolphin Resort they used individual coffee pod things to put in their coffee maker. I'll have to look at the store next time just incase I need more coffee to drink while relaxing in the room before heading out.

Thanks, Nancy. I hope to relax more this year at the Disney Swan Resort and enjoy all of its amenities.

Sometimes after a long night at MK after midnight, I have a harder time waking up to do something early in the morning.

I am starting to feel more like a baby as I get older. I need more sleep.

Okay back to reading more great posts from all of you.

Thanks for all of the information everyone is posting.
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The non-signature ones.

Casual and Quick Service, but not the Java Bar.....


http://www.swandolphinrestaurants.com/
I saw your post, Dan. Thanks for the link to all of the Swan and Dolphin eateries.
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Thank you, SRUAlmn for the great photos and info.



Good to know that on those rainy days, or days that I can't physically get out and about, that I can see ESPN or the History TV channel. Thanks for the TV Channel Guide.





Has anyone ever bought coffee refills that fill this coffee maker for individual use?
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....The last few reviews on the Dolphin on trip advisor were terrible - dirty rooms, etc.

Could anyone who as stayed recently give their thoughts on the upkeep of rooms at the Dolphin and/or Swan?

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Rooms have always been very clean for me over many stays at the Swan, several stays at the Dolphin.

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Ok, as promised, here are some pictures......
Great pictures, SRU, looks fabulous.

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....I haved never been much of a coffee drinker, but I was wondering if you happened to know what kind of coffee pouches that can be bought at a store to be used in the Swan coffee maker. I wanted to buy some ahead of time for those very early morning or very late times going to the parks.
Great to see you, Ray. Hope we get to see each other.

The coffee supplied is Starbucks, regular and decaf. They come in pods for the coffee maker SRU posted a picture of. If you run low you can ask housekeeping in the halls for as many as you want.
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Rooms have always been very clean for me over many stays at the Swan, several stays at the Dolphin.

Great pictures, SRU, looks fabulous.

Great to see you, Ray. Hope we get to see each other.

The coffee supplied is Starbucks, regular and decaf. They come in pods for the coffee maker SRU posted a picture of. If you run low you can ask housekeeping in the halls for as many as you want.
Thanks, Dan.

Dan, did you catch the photo of my signature at the bottom? It is a photo from last December of you, me and John in front of the DHS Christmas Tree before we headed to the boat taxi. We three musketeers need to plan something this year so that we can just talk about all of our good time memories. I really enjoyed your company.

The rooms at the Disney Dolphin Resort have always been clean for the few times that I have been over the years.

Those were great photos SRU.

I enjoyed all of the older photos of the Dolphin and Swan being built on the Swan Facebook page, too.
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Those were great photos SRU.
Thanks guys! No problem It's funny...before I went I had in mind everything I wanted to take pictures of, but once you get into vacation mode and just enjoying your surroundings you forget to take pictures I wish I would've taken more, but I guess that's what the next trip will be for
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I don't know about the payments, but there is no schedule of conventions. Since they're convention hotels, there are several going on at each resort, 24/7, 365 days a year. I asked DH's S/D contact for his conferences there if these resorts really had conferences booked on holidays & she said absolutely. Not everyone is from the US and/or celebrates US holdiays, she said there has never been a day without conventions. Ever!
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We paid for our room in advance last year, to take advantage of a 5% back promo on DH's credit card. When I called, I was given a link to a credit card authorization page and was able to put through the payment that way.

Re: conventions, I've yet to come across a comprehensive list for the property, but when I google "Orlando conventions + the month and year of my trip", I usually get a good idea of what might be taking place during my stay. Sometimes, I throw in "dolphin" to get more specific information.

Thank you for the information!
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Sorry, I did miss that, thanks!!!!

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The coffee supplied is Starbucks, regular and decaf. They come in pods for the coffee maker SRU posted a picture of. If you run low you can ask housekeeping in the halls for as many as you want.
Ray - don't be afraid to ask for more Starbucks coffee pods - they are happy to bring as many as you want. We have 3 big coffee drinkers in the family & go through at least 10-15 pods a day. They have never said no when we asked for more!
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