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Old 02-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #196
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A couple more questions after watching the resort video on AllEars


It looks as though there's a path/sidewalk from the bridge near Oak Manor and Parterre that goes toward the front of the resort. If we're leaving our room (royal room, so we'd be in one of these two buildings) and going to the South Depot busses, can we go this way, or do we have to go all the way around the back by the marina, through the lobby, and out the front?

Also, the buildings are fully connected, right? Every time I see pictures or videos of Oak and Parterre it looks like there's a 'space' bewteen the middle 3 story section and the two-story wings.

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If you went across the bridge right between Oak and Parterre that does kind of take you right up behind a utility building and ME Check in. Go around the building to the left and around to the front you will cross infront of ME Check in and you can proceed down the front to the South Depot. Go to the right of that utility building and you go down to the Main building, Food Court, boats, etc...

They are technically connected by the roof and hallway supports, but yes there are hall ways between the center three story section and the 2 story wings but they are covered hallways allowing you to cut through the building in certain areas to navigate the grounds better.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #197
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Beautiful view Andre! We have a RGR with a river view booked in April. My hope was to have a view of the water tower like you do! Can I ask your location so I can make a request to be in a similar location?
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Oak Manor; Parterre Place would be too far away to get a view of the tower.
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Just call housekeeping once you arrive. There is no additional charge for bed rails at any resort.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #199
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Oak Manor; Parterre Place would be too far away to get a view of the tower.
Not true the feed is coming from the Oak Building second floor north river view wing.
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The bridge near Oak Manor and Parterre Place conveniently takes you to the front of the Main Building. I find it more convenient for myself, since I travel to DTD every night and back and it is easier to get to the marina as well by going that way.

The buildings themselves are "connected" by the wings with covered walkway areas. However, two separate buildings are not connected together.
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If you went across the bridge right between Oak and Parterre that does kind of take you right up behind a utility building and ME Check in. Go around the building to the left and around to the front you will cross infront of ME Check in and you can proceed down the front to the South Depot. Go to the right of that utility building and you go down to the Main building, Food Court, boats, etc...

They are technically connected by the roof and hallway supports, but yes there are hall ways between the center three story section and the 2 story wings but they are covered hallways allowing you to cut through the building in certain areas to navigate the grounds better.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #201
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How is the hot water lately? During our December 2011 trip the water never got hot enough for me. I always had to rush through the shower with goosebumps the whole time. It wasn't frigid, but not hot. I kept meaning to call maint. but it was always so late. We were in an accessible room (I don't know if that makes a difference).
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Sorry, now linked via the portorleans.org home page and Videos page too.

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Is it totally ridiculous that I found myself watching this for about a half hour when I was supposed to be working today? Can't wait for our first visit to POR in April!!! Thank you for the video feed!
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We have a reservation on Feb 22 for 10 days for a River view Royal Room. Many are requesting Oak manor but I was thinking requesting the North section of Parterre (River view) Am I right that I will be close to the bridge and close to the quiet pool ? Should i request first floor or second floor. I have no strollers and we will be up super early.
Yes, the river view rooms in the northern 'wing' section of Parterre Place are the closest to the bridge for the main building area. However Oak Manor gives slightly better distances for walking to the Ol Man Island pool. Upper floor is fine, it's only two stories and the stairs are conveniently located at the end of the building.


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I'm trying to get more info about the room safes.
Just measured it for you. Front doorway gap is 21cm x 30cm, and the size of interior space is 35cm x 24.5cm x 9cm deep. They are manual key safes.


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the feed is coming from the Oak Building second floor north river view wing.
Spot on. That row of four rooms all give the same sort of view. Slightly longer walks to other parts of the resort though, as you're half-way between the two river bridges (it took 5 mins from room to the food court this morning for example).


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How is the hot water lately?
Perfectly hot enough for us (even when it was very chilly outside yesterday, I didn't have to set the shower up to anywhere near the max).

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I have been watching all day !
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Just measured it for you. Front doorway gap is 21cm x 30cm, and the size of interior space is 35cm x 24.5cm x 9cm deep. They are manual key safes.
Aw, that's so sweet! Thank you! (Now to translate to inches )

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I have been watching all day on my 26" led second computer screen.
Buahaha, I am tempted to throw this on to my 46" just to top you ... but I wont My trip in May is supposed to be my reward for getting through this semester, and my student's first assignments just came in so marking season has started (it will end late april) ... it was very nice to mark while having the cam playing in the background.
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