Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
Koda
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 414

Loved CBR!

We stayed at CBR during marathon weekend, 1/10-1/13. It was myself, DH and 17 y.o DD.

The resort is beautiful! All of the colorful buildings are around a big lake (you can rent boats to tour around if you like). There is a great walking/running path that was used by many runners while we were there (probably warming up for their races!). There is a really cool main pool area (DD made a comment that if she were younger, she would have loved to play there!). There are also 5 or 6 quiet pools throughout the resort, which never seemed very crowded.

DDs favorite part was the sand beach that was just steps from our room. There were plenty of lawn chairs and several hammocks to relax in. There are several of these beaches sprinkled throughout the resort. DD said that one day as she was on the beach, a boat came up with several young kids on a "pirate treasure hunt". I didn't look into this, but it sounds like lots of fun for any child interested in being a pirate!

We arrived via Magical Express at 12:45, and our room was ready when we got there! We walked from the check-in building to our room in about 5 minutes. We only had carry-on bags, and were able to pull them behind us.

I had requested Martinique 22 or Jamaica 45, because I read on these boards that those were the closest standard room buildings to Old Port Royale. We were given room 2201 in Martinique 22.

We ate at the food court 2x for lunch and 1x for breakfast. The food was always fresh and tasty. Lots of choices....I highly recommend the chocolate monkey cupcake! We ate outside at one of the umbrella table every time, so we could enjoy the perfect weather, and watch the boats on the lake.

Yes, it is a large, spread out resort, and I could see how if you were in one of the farthest buildings, you would have a really long hike to the food court area. I would definitely request Martinique 22 or Jamaica 45, or else pay for preferred.

It is a beautiful resort, though, and I love to walk and run, so the size was actually a plus for me.

I hope this review helps!
Koda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
mickeynut1
DIS Veteran
 
mickeynut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,873

Thanks for your review......glad you had a great trip . Our first onsite stay was at CBR and we loved everything about it. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again as it is a great resort with beautiful surroundings, fun pool, and great food court. We also thought the transportation was awesome as we never had any waits or overly crowded buses .
__________________


Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
kaysmommie
DIS Veteran
 
kaysmommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 6,819

Thanks for your review! I also love CBR for the tropical theme. Very relaxing like Poly without the price tag.
__________________
Nichole

kaysmommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
sfromma
Earning My Ears
 
sfromma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 57

We love CBR, too! It was the first (and second) resort we visited. We haven't been back in a couple of years (trying others) but CBR is very special to us. It's gorgeous, clean, convenient and has a fantastic pool. Glad you liked it
sfromma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
LovinPooh
DIS Veteran
 
LovinPooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,284

LOVE CBR! Gorgeous!
LovinPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
KELLY
DIS Veteran
 
KELLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Wells,me,usa
Posts: 5,447

Thanks for the review. We are thinking of upgrading to a moderate this year. CBR and POR are the ones I'm looking at.
__________________

Many Trips the past 6 years at pop with free dining!
Me , DH , DD 8 and DD 6
KELLY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
P00H1010
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 691

Glad you had a great time! We love CBR
__________________
(Me) (DH)

July 2010: Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
July 2011: Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
July 2012: Split Stay @ Bay Lake Tower/Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
September 2013: Split Stay @ Art of Animation/Beach Club Villas


P00H1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
mickeystoontown
DIS Veteran
 
mickeystoontown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bayou Country, La.
Posts: 24,196

Glad to hear that you had a great stay at the CBR. The reasons that you enjoyed the resort are the same things that keep us going back year after year.

Oh and I agree that the chocolate monkey cupcakes are delicious!
__________________
2014 pre-trip report: Doesn't everybody have Disney on speed dial? Seriously? Mickeystoontown does! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3258703
2013 trip report: 1 crazy family+2 resorts+5 parks+1 snake+1 surprise= A Mickeystoontown Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3122381



mickeystoontown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
nessz79
DIS Veteran
 
nessz79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 2,803

We love it, too! It's so pretty and relaxing
__________________
Me DH DS (10) DS (9)
nessz79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
FantasiaMagic
DIS Veteran
 
FantasiaMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 792

That's great! Thanks for the great review! Glad you had a good time and everything went well...
__________________
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" - Walt Disney
FantasiaMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
artemis908
EPCOTnaut
 
artemis908's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 597

CBR is my favorite overall resort! Love the theming, price, and location. And so far it's never really felt crowded to me since it's so spread out. Also really like Old Port Royale. Personally I enjoy staying at Aruba 51 since there's a nice walk across the water.
artemis908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
Linda T.
DIS Veteran
 
Linda T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 818

CBR is our favorite resort too! Everything you said about CBR is why we choose to stay there time and time again. Glad you had a great time!
__________________
May, 1979 - Offsite; June, 1995 - CBR; June, 1997 - CBR; June, 1999 - POR; July, 2001 - CBR; April, 2005 - Disneyland; July, 2005 - CBR; July, 2007 - CBR; July, 2010 - CBR; July 2011 - CBR; July, 2013 - CBR; Next Trip - Christmas, 2014 - BCV

Linda T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
RHMH
When I retire, I want to get a real job and work for Disney
 
RHMH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Born In (Setagaya, Tokyo) Now Living In Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 2,476

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda T. View Post
CBR is our favorite resort too! Everything you said about CBR is why we choose to stay there time and time again. Glad you had a great time!
Linda T - RHMH here, we are ready to grace the doors of CBR.

Saturday 07/13/2013
Arrive MCO 9:48AM
Check in to Resort
Receive Groceries from Wego Shop
Disney Bus - Play Day At Downtown Disney
T-Rex - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx919 - 4:00 PM

Sunday 07/14/2013
Magic Kingdom Magic Hours 10:00 PM- 1:00 AM
Be Our Guest - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx933 4:45 PM

Monday 07/15/2013
Hollywood Studios Magic Hours 9:00 PM- 12:00 AM
Sci-fi Dining - Lunch Reservation # xxxxxxxxx031 - 12:55 PM

Tuesday 07/16/2013 Celebrate My 55th Birthday
Epcot Magic Hours 9:00 PM 12:00 AM
Eat and Snack at World Showcase - Lunch
Rose & Crown Pub - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx097 - 5:45 PM

Wednesday 07/17/2013
Animal Kingdom Magic Hours 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Ohana's Polynesian - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx031 - 7:05 PM

Thursday 07/18/2013
Blizzard Beach Water Park
Chef Mickey Contemporary - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx825 - 7:35 PM

Friday 07/19/2013
Magic Kingdom Magic Hours 10:00 PM- 1:00 AM
Tony's - Lunch Reservation # xxxxxxxxx743 - 12:50 PM

Saturday 07/20/2013
Hollywood Studios until flight at 7:20 PM
__________________


DD's You Tube Channel --https://www.youtube.com/user/awesomecookie1010

Link to July 2014 Disneyland Resort Thread -- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3238071

DD 14 ME 55 April 2nd --24 yr old - Issac --------------- Us To Disney ---------------
WDW 2002, WDW 2003, Tokyo Disney 2003, WDW 2004, Paris Disney 2004, WDW 2005, WDW 2006, WDW 2007, WDW 2008, WDW 2009, WDW 2010, WDW 2011, WDW 2012, WDW 2013
(July 2014 DLR - Hilton Anaheim Convention Center)
RHMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #14
Linda T.
DIS Veteran
 
Linda T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 818

RHMH your itinerary looks awesome. I'll post mine when I finish them up. I keep changing stuff around.
__________________
May, 1979 - Offsite; June, 1995 - CBR; June, 1997 - CBR; June, 1999 - POR; July, 2001 - CBR; April, 2005 - Disneyland; July, 2005 - CBR; July, 2007 - CBR; July, 2010 - CBR; July 2011 - CBR; July, 2013 - CBR; Next Trip - Christmas, 2014 - BCV

Linda T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #15
tink's girls
Mouseketeer
 
tink's girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 349

double beds?

we are thinking about staying here for our trip in june but i wanted to verify - are there double beds in the rooms that aren't kings, or are there queen beds? Thanks and I am glad everyone loves CBR!
__________________
(me)LoriTodd
Megan (15):Matthew (12)

Dec. 2005 ASMo
Dec. 2007 POP
Dec. 2008 CSR
October 2010 AKL
December 2011 offsite with husband's free hotel points
June 8-12 2013 CSR



tink's girls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.