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Old 05-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #676
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I will be using a car rental for transportation. Is it worth it to get a preferred room? Is it that far of a walk? My hubby can always drive up to the cafe for food and drinks lol.... We will have my 3 year old daughter with us.

What building should I request?

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We drive to Disney so we have a car at our disposal. When we get to the resort, we park it and it doesn't move until we are packing up to leave. If I were you, I'd not book preferred and save that money for something else. If, after trying the walk to Old Port Royale (main pool, food court, etc.), you find it too far of a walk, you could, like you said, simply drive over. Honestly, though, we don't have a problem with just walking.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #677
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ok Im backkkkk....working on posting the pics right now as I type..I have the photos on my iphone, whats the best way to post them to the site??
ok first things first. Boy did I snoop..lol and found NOTHING!! on the inside rooms anyway...looked in every room in Jamaica ( apologies if you had a lady peek inside your room). We were originally put in room 4503 , I say originally, explanation to follow!!!!
Let me day this firstly. YES there are painters and workers all over Jamaica working on the outside of ALL buildings including the one we were in (45) so if you do not wish to see this or have your kid touch wet paint as they walk by you best ask for another building. ( pics to follow to show you this) also at Jamaicas own quiet pool there are painters that have this hydraulic cherry picker lift thingy (huge one) that they are using to paint the high up areas of the roofs and it is LOUD also loud sanders are going on all around the pool area, this is very noisy so we avoided the small pool and just used Arubas or the main pool at OPR. ( more pics to show this and a video of the noise).
Anyhoo..we had a lovely time apart for a few small issues obviously the wet paint issues freaked me out trying to keep the kids from touching it but also when we checked into the room Saturday we noticed a huge pile of trash right outside our door , kinda mixed trash made up of sheets, old comforters, boxed and room trash. Sunday it had grown some. Monday it was larger, Tuesday we couldnt get the stroller past it!! Wednesday morning it was moved, Wednesday night it returned and a bug ran out of it!!!!!!!!!!! ( the dam burst and I headed over to the front desk to complain) I also wanted to ask them about something else too. They have taken off the Nemo comforters and replaced them with these thin white sheets. Now they look ok BUT... the room we were in felt pretty damp. Something I have never came across in CBR before in all my 8 yrs staying there. No problem we thought...we cranked the AC up...result...froze to death at night with no comforter!!!! Also housekeeping was very shoddy...no coffee was ever left of soap or shampoo after first night only the beds were very roughly made. So here I set off to complain!!
I get to the Front desk and this "manager" who looked about 16 yrs old tries to help me!!! he thinks for some reason the trash wont get lifted and its best that I just move rooms!!! I say ok..( cause I thought that room was a bit damp anyhow and it saved me complaining about that) they move us to room 4525, lovely room facing the water. Smelled lovely and fresh, not damp and no trash!! YAY.... came back from park that nigh at midnight...NO HOUSEKEEPING AT ALL!!! now its just as well my hubby and I have a good sense of humor as we rolled about laughing...I guess this is what you get for complaining about shoddy housekeeping..ya get one at all..LOL ( let that be a warning to ya!!!) I did call up and beg for some coffee though and let them know that we didnt get any , I also had to laugh at what she said to me on the phone. She asked me if I would like to "make an appointment with the head of housekeeping the next day about 2pm to discuss it"? I said "indeed I did not wish to ruin a good Disney day and that should be her job not mine!!! "
Anyhoo....Friday...in the new perfect lovely room, they start painting the outside of our building ( the morning we decide to lay in too..bummer) sanders going....noise..argh...) I did contemplate lifting the phone to complain but I know they would just offer to move us but we were leaving Saturday and we really didnt want to be bothered moving rooms again so we just suffered the noise. OH and I did managed to get some blankets from Housekeeping for at night as I previously said...these things they have on the beds now are really thin.. I did ask about this at the front desk , they said it was all part of the new refurbishment to the rooms, I said to the girl you mean thats all the rooms are getting?? she said Yes maam and they have been painted. Im wondering if this IS all we are getting. ( I hope not!!!!!!!!!)
Aside from all thats going on right now....CBR is still as pretty as ever, I think as long as you avoid Jamaica you should be ok, or if your not bothered with painters and noise then I say fine...go for it but you will see and hear them. Ok let me work out how to post some pics here. Any questions feel free to ask.
Welcome back! Thanks for doing detective work while on vacation. I have to wonder if they aren't booking Jamaica for anyone except those who request it or if they need the extra rooms. That would kinda sorta make the lack of mousekeeping make more sense since, like you, we've never had any problems during our previous stays. Having said that, they still should have cleaned and stocked the rooms.

We'll be back at the CBR in 10 days and have requested Martinique simply because Mama had only stayed in Jamaica and wanted to stay in another village. If we have just the while bed sheets and nothing else, I'll definitely be requesting a comforter or bedspread. My husband and son like to turn the air conditioner to freezing and I'll need it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #678
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God- we will be staying here too and I hope there's a heavier comforter!! I get cold very easily and actually have a condition where my hands and feet go numb and turn white if I'm cold. That kinda scares me.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:11 PM   #679
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Re my previous post images..I hope they work!!

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #680
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Now if you look at those pics I posted, under that thin white top sheet is just a single blanket and a bottom sheet and nothing else. Now I'm from Scotland and don't feel the cold as much but let me tell you I was freezing to death at night!!! and as I said the caveat was if you turn down the AC your room gets all humid and sticky..so pick your torture...stick to the bed or freeze to death LOL ( or call for some nice fluffy warm blankies!!)
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What Time can we get into the rooms? Also if we can't get into the rooms can we safely leave our carry ons with the cms?
Yes, haven't done it with CBR, but have done it at Wilderness Lodge with no problems at all.
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Thanks for sharing the pics pktbMouse!

Its a good job I didn't only pick CBR on the basis of the room décor then as those white covers do nothing for the room! ( no offence to your pictures/ photography skills!! )

Glad you had a good holiday

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Thanks so much for the pics, pktbmouse! I am glad we're driving, I'll be bringing a comforter or something from home, as I tend to be cold at night. I'm sorry about your multiple room fiasco, but I love your attitude about the whole thing. I was planning to request Jamaica for our trip next month, but maybe we'll look at a different village.

We have stayed in Trinidad South before it was pirate rooms, and also non-preferred in Martinique. What would be a good village to ask for? Maybe we won't ask for anything and just go with whatever we get. We don't mind the walk to OPR regardless.
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How far of a walk is it from non preferred rooms and is necessary with little ones to pay for preferred ?
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How far of a walk is it from non preferred rooms and is necessary with little ones to pay for preferred ?
It depends on what section you end up in. I don't think you are ever more than a 10-12 minute walk away from the food court. However, if you are that far away it makes a quick run up to refill your mug a bit of a pain. We were in Jamaica 45 and a couple of times I just bought a pop from a vending machine, instead of making the walk to the front.

If I were to stay at CBR again I would definitely pay for a preferred room.
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boo, I'm so disappointed in the new bedding and lack of queen beds. I was really hoping that the doubles would be changed out by August.
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Aruba is only like 5 mins across the bridge and is not preferred that would be a nice choice to request. And yes I totally agree...apart from the white covers being thin as heck they do nothing for the decor. They just don't match anything and to be honest, they look like they are getting stained already. ( Bad choice CBR) It looks like they dont plan on changing them anytime soon either. I have no clue where that person got the pics of that refurbished room from cause I tell ya I had a dang good look. Hubby was scared I would get stopped by security I was peeking in so many rooms. hehe Even the painters were wondering what I was looking at but they were very nice and would say Hi back to me when I said good morning to them.
We have also been in enough hotels over the years to know Housekeeping can be a hit or a miss and Disney is no exception. Things like this we have learned to just laugh off and take with a pinch of salt. Its a running joke with hubby and I now that when ever I complain about anything it usually comes back to bite me anyhow so that why we found it funny to come back to no housekeeping whatsoever. What was even more funnier...we had left $5 tip for the maid and the guy that delivered the bed rail for our 4yr old while we were at the parks had taken her tip LOL ( at least we think it was him!!! ) talk about confused..!!!
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boo, I'm so disappointed in the new bedding and lack of queen beds. I was really hoping that the doubles would be changed out by August.
I know...sucks big time..I was all sneaky at check in when she said she was putting us in Jamaica I said "ohhh are we in the new refurbished rooms?" she looked at me like I had two heads...she said "they are only painting the outside right now" I asked...soooo when are the queen beds coming? she replied..."ohh we dont have any plans of replacing them any time soon"
I mean really CBR, comon get with it!!
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I know...sucks big time..I was all sneaky at check in when she said she was putting us in Jamaica I said "ohhh are we in the new refurbished rooms?" she looked at me like I had two heads...she said "they are only painting the outside right now" I asked...soooo when are the queen beds coming? she replied..."ohh we dont have any plans of replacing them any time soon"
I mean really CBR, comon get with it!!
I was really bummed to see the new white coverlet things in pics. I mean, why would they invest in those if they were upgrading to queen beds this year?
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I was really bummed to see the new white coverlet things in pics. I mean, why would they invest in those if they were upgrading to queen beds this year?
And it didn't look like anything but the bedspread was changed out. They even had the same turquoise/green pillow on the white spread. I was surprised they weren't the full room refurb. like the previous pictures posted.
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