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Old 07-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #1171
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How would we get one? would we have to call or just put it on our fax as a special request? Thanks
If it's for medical reasons, you could try contacting them in advance. Otherwise, put it in your requests and ask at the front desk when you get there. As I said, not guaranteed though.


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I really can't see how any of the areas would results in these 20 minute walks to common areas, buses, etc., people refer to, but people report that, but I'm skeptical.
No, even the longest possible walk - from the far end of Parterre Place to the far side of building 24 in AB - is no more than about 900 yards if you take the shortest route. That's about 10 minutes walking time from one remote corner of the resort right over to the other - not something many guests are likely to want to do anyway.

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Old 07-07-2013, 04:26 AM   #1172
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We had that exact room in September 2012!!! We didn't request corner either but it sure was a nice surprise!
What building and what room number is that
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #1173
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What building and what room number is that
If we're talking about the room in post #1126, I'm reckoning it's 9266. Let's see if I'm right.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:08 AM   #1174
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If it's for medical reasons, you could try contacting them in advance. Otherwise, put it in your requests and ask at the front desk when you get there. As I said, not guaranteed though.

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If they will loan a microwave for medical reasons to use in the room, can you bring a small microwave with you? Or is this not allowed?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:14 AM   #1175
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If they will loan a microwave for medical reasons to use in the room, can you bring a small microwave with you? Or is this not allowed?
Never thought about it, but if you're driving then I don't really see why not. Not like a toaster when it could create external heat & smoke.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #1176
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If we're talking about the room in post #1126, I'm reckoning it's 9266. Let's see if I'm right.

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Yes that's the one
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:56 AM   #1177
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If we're talking about the room in post #1126, I'm reckoning it's 9266. Let's see if I'm right.

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Yes! It was 9266! Best....room.....ever
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #1178
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If they will loan a microwave for medical reasons to use in the room, can you bring a small microwave with you? Or is this not allowed?
I thought about bringing our little one...I have read in other places of people bringing similar appliances. The key is to not leave it plugged in. Only plug it in when you use it. Where I read about someone bringing something similar, this is what Mousekeeping did, that is, Mousekeeping unplugged it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #1179
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If they will loan a microwave for medical reasons to use in the room, can you bring a small microwave with you? Or is this not allowed?
It is for medical reasons and we flying. I really don't want to use the food court one for our medical needs
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #1180
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Would paying 290 be worth it to go from a garden view at Pofq to a standard RR at Riverside?
Really like the look of the RR more anyone stayed at both and can compare them?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #1181
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Would paying 290 be worth it to go from a garden view at Pofq to a standard RR at Riverside?
Really like the look of the RR more anyone stayed at both and can compare them?
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We've stayed at both, and I say $290 total more for your whole vacation might be worth it for sure!

Pros for POR:
*We LOOOOOOOVED POR as far as the grounds were concerned. The theming was right on point and we loved having the rivers and bridges winding through the property.
*The RR are gorgeous! I think they are way prettier (and newer) than the rooms at POFQ.
*Seemed to be a wider array of options at the food court like make your own pasta and rotisserie chicken (although we haven't been to POFQ in 5 years, so maybe their options have changed?)
*The gift shop is larger and has more selection. (Even one of the CMs was raving about this to us during our stay. She said she's normally at POFQ and she was sent to POR that day and was in awe )
*Yeehaa Bob...need I say more?


Pros for POFQ:
*We MUCH preferred the bus situation at POFQ.
*Shorter boat rides to and from DTD (only by about 5 minutes)
*Smaller resort, so less walking to get to pools/buses/food, but in all honesty, POR didn't seem that massive to us and we felt our walk was very similar to any walk we ever had at POFQ
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #1182
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We are driving from canada so the buses are not an issue the rooms at pofq from pics just look old and seems to have no theming
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #1183
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We are driving from canada so the buses are not an issue the rooms at pofq from pics just look old and seems to have no theming
You might be looking at old pics, because they just went through a major refurb two years ago and the theming is beautiful. I love the new color choice.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #1184
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Hi everyone

Can someone give me some guidance on which category of room I am best to book?

It's just me and DH and in an ideal world we would like a location close to the main amenities and a king bed

Should I book a preferred room and add a request for a king bed?

OR

Should I book a king bed room and request a close location?

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #1185
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Last year I booked a king room and requested first floor during online check-in and got a corner room quiet pool view. Couldn't have chosen a better location myself. I love how they just know what to do!
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