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Old 10-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #2716
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Checked out of CSR this morning.

The front desk staff checking us in were amazing and our magic bands (that we got last month from Pop Century) worked the whole time except for the lounge which I'm sure probably would work now since they are "live" with the bands.

The lounge staff were above and beyond great! A lot of them remembered us from Feb. We make it a point to stop there every morning for breakfast and at least once a night either before or after dinner since we're paying for it! The selections were great but no bottled water which was probably the only downfall. They CMs said people were taking armfuls of them and the bottle service was suspended. I mostly had Sangrias but enjoyed the Corona with lime too!

The pool was great and always clean. We enjoyed the hot tub around the 11pm hour on 3 nights. It was never busy or overrun with unsupervised children (like the first day we went).

We ate at Cafe Rix for snacks and one meal. It was very good and fresh! I'm about to eat the Turkey sandwich for dinner now in my apt! We didn't eat at Pepper Market but the the last trips we did were great.

The buses were always timed perfectly for us which encourages us to take the bus more often and it was nice not driving around Disney for once. In all fairness we did not use the bus at park close except after the 10:30pm parade for MNSSHP and the 2nd Fantasmic Show.

Our only major complaint was housekeeping. We were in the same housekeeping block in Feb and it was equally as bad. Day 1, DF came back from Epcot and the room was not touched at 3pm. He called and was told that they didn't clean because they thought people were resting?! He left for Epcot at 9:30am and took the sign off the door. Day 2, we saw the housekeeper and asked her to clean the room which she did at some point. Day 3, it was nearing 4pm and she had not touched the room (we left at 9:45am). When we called we were told they service till 6pm?! I've never heard of Disney servicing till 6pm or later unless it was turndown service which we did not get. Day 4 I finally called to request a time to be cleaned since that's what I was told the day before but when I did call I was told it's not a guarantee?! Never have we had such crazy housekeeping issues! It will not keep us from staying there of course but I was told 3 different stories every day!

Other than the housekeeping we had a great trip and will return again, especially in business class!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #2717
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Checked out of CSR this morning. The front desk staff checking us in were amazing and our magic bands (that we got last month from Pop Century) worked the whole time except for the lounge which I'm sure probably would work now since they are "live" with the bands. The lounge staff were above and beyond great! A lot of them remembered us from Feb. We make it a point to stop there every morning for breakfast and at least once a night either before or after dinner since we're paying for it! The selections were great but no bottled water which was probably the only downfall. They CMs said people were taking armfuls of them and the bottle service was suspended. I mostly had Sangrias but enjoyed the Corona with lime too! The pool was great and always clean. We enjoyed the hot tub around the 11pm hour on 3 nights. It was never busy or overrun with unsupervised children (like the first day we went). We ate at Cafe Rix for snacks and one meal. It was very good and fresh! I'm about to eat the Turkey sandwich for dinner now in my apt! We didn't eat at Pepper Market but the the last trips we did were great. The buses were always timed perfectly for us which encourages us to take the bus more often and it was nice not driving around Disney for once. In all fairness we did not use the bus at park close except after the 10:30pm parade for MNSSHP and the 2nd Fantasmic Show. Our only major complaint was housekeeping. We were in the same housekeeping block in Feb and it was equally as bad. Day 1, DF came back from Epcot and the room was not touched at 3pm. He called and was told that they didn't clean because they thought people were resting?! He left for Epcot at 9:30am and took the sign off the door. Day 2, we saw the housekeeper and asked her to clean the room which she did at some point. Day 3, it was nearing 4pm and she had not touched the room (we left at 9:45am). When we called we were told they service till 6pm?! I've never heard of Disney servicing till 6pm or later unless it was turndown service which we did not get. Day 4 I finally called to request a time to be cleaned since that's what I was told the day before but when I did call I was told it's not a guarantee?! Never have we had such crazy housekeeping issues! It will not keep us from staying there of course but I was told 3 different stories every day! Other than the housekeeping we had a great trip and will return again, especially in business class!

Strange question, but do they have an ice cream bar at Pepper Market or Cafe Rix?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #2718
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When we went you had to wait at the different counters for your food. The only thing the server brought is was drinks. That was a few years ago though. May have changed since then.
Yes, from what I understand, the servers will bring you your drinks and refill them as needed which is nice and all, but I'd just like to grab my food and go rather than sit there and eat.
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Our only major complaint was housekeeping. We were in the same housekeeping block in Feb and it was equally as bad. Day 1, DF came back from Epcot and the room was not touched at 3pm. He called and was told that they didn't clean because they thought people were resting?! He left for Epcot at 9:30am and took the sign off the door. Day 2, we saw the housekeeper and asked her to clean the room which she did at some point. Day 3, it was nearing 4pm and she had not touched the room (we left at 9:45am). When we called we were told they service till 6pm?! I've never heard of Disney servicing till 6pm or later unless it was turndown service which we did not get. Day 4 I finally called to request a time to be cleaned since that's what I was told the day before but when I did call I was told it's not a guarantee?! Never have we had such crazy housekeeping issues! It will not keep us from staying there of course but I was told 3 different stories every day!

Other than the housekeeping we had a great trip and will return again, especially in business class!
Note to self: possibility of no house keeping until 6:00 pm. I think I can deal with it. At least I know.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #2720
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Strange question, but do they have an ice cream bar at Pepper Market or Cafe Rix?
They have the Gelato inside Cafe Rix. I'm not sure about Pepper Market. I think they may have soft serve? They have the mickey ice cream bars and other ice cream novelties inside the gift shop Panchitos.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #2721
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Note to self: possibility of no house keeping until 6:00 pm. I think I can deal with it. At least I know.
We always go back in the afternoon..usually after 2pm so it's nice to have the room done so we can rest and get ready for dinner rather than sitting around expecting housekeeping to come.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #2722
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housekeeping

You would think they would clean the rooms while everyone is at the park during the day 6pm seems crazy..........
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:17 AM   #2723
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the pepper market it currently does not have ice cream sorry
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #2724
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Strange question, but do they have an ice cream bar at Pepper Market or Cafe Rix?
Panchitos (the gift shop) has food items in the back of the store. I believe there is a freezer compartment there that might stock prepackaged ice cream items.

(I can only vouch for the wine & beer in the refrigerator section! )
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #2725
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Checked out of CSR this morning.

The front desk staff checking us in were amazing and our magic bands (that we got last month from Pop Century) worked the whole time except for the lounge which I'm sure probably would work now since they are "live" with the bands.

The lounge staff were above and beyond great! A lot of them remembered us from Feb. We make it a point to stop there every morning for breakfast and at least once a night either before or after dinner since we're paying for it! The selections were great but no bottled water which was probably the only downfall. They CMs said people were taking armfuls of them and the bottle service was suspended. I mostly had Sangrias but enjoyed the Corona with lime too!

The pool was great and always clean. We enjoyed the hot tub around the 11pm hour on 3 nights. It was never busy or overrun with unsupervised children (like the first day we went).

We ate at Cafe Rix for snacks and one meal. It was very good and fresh! I'm about to eat the Turkey sandwich for dinner now in my apt! We didn't eat at Pepper Market but the the last trips we did were great.

The buses were always timed perfectly for us which encourages us to take the bus more often and it was nice not driving around Disney for once. In all fairness we did not use the bus at park close except after the 10:30pm parade for MNSSHP and the 2nd Fantasmic Show.

Our only major complaint was housekeeping. We were in the same housekeeping block in Feb and it was equally as bad. Day 1, DF came back from Epcot and the room was not touched at 3pm. He called and was told that they didn't clean because they thought people were resting?! He left for Epcot at 9:30am and took the sign off the door. Day 2, we saw the housekeeper and asked her to clean the room which she did at some point. Day 3, it was nearing 4pm and she had not touched the room (we left at 9:45am). When we called we were told they service till 6pm?! I've never heard of Disney servicing till 6pm or later unless it was turndown service which we did not get. Day 4 I finally called to request a time to be cleaned since that's what I was told the day before but when I did call I was told it's not a guarantee?! Never have we had such crazy housekeeping issues! It will not keep us from staying there of course but I was told 3 different stories every day!

Other than the housekeeping we had a great trip and will return again, especially in business class!
We just checked out Monday, and must have been in the same section as you. There room was never cleaned well during the week, and we would find random things like one night we came in and our shower curtain was on the floor next to the front door . I just couldn't bring myself to complain because the mousekeeper was so nice and friendly (and probably old enough that she could retire). Over the weekend we had a different mousekeeper and I could really tell a difference. I still feel bad because in my hurry to check out after getting in at 4 from MK, with so much stuff it wouldn't fit in our suitcase, and a kid so sick she couldn't hold her head up , I left with her tip in my bag
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Checked out of CSR this morning.

The front desk staff checking us in were amazing and our magic bands (that we got last month from Pop Century) worked the whole time except for the lounge which I'm sure probably would work now since they are "live" with the bands.

The lounge staff were above and beyond great! A lot of them remembered us from Feb. We make it a point to stop there every morning for breakfast and at least once a night either before or after dinner since we're paying for it! The selections were great but no bottled water which was probably the only downfall. They CMs said people were taking armfuls of them and the bottle service was suspended. I mostly had Sangrias but enjoyed the Corona with lime too!
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Glad to read your review. Will be staying in business class in 7 days! (10/23 - 10/29). Did you use the latte/espresso machine? Just hoping it's easy to use.

Do they still have Yuengling beer as well as Corona?

Thanks!
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We had a great stay in September and love CSR, but Mousekeeping was off for us too. No towel animals ( fine, not expected, but something we usually get) and room I cleaned at 4:00. We would leave for roped top and come back to relax around 3 or 4 before heading back out. What a pain to then have to leave so room could be cleaned. We have never encountered this lateness before.
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Glad to read your review. Will be staying in business class in 7 days! (10/23 - 10/29). Did you use the latte/espresso machine? Just hoping it's easy to use.

Do they still have Yuengling beer as well as Corona?

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Yes the machine was easy to use. If you need help the CM's are right there.
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