8 Days @ CSR

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  1. ZeroMyHero

    ZeroMyHero Mouseketeer

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    Just got back from our stay at CSR. We were there from 5/5 - 5/12. I requested a room in Cabanas and my request was met. We stayed in Cabanas room 9522 overlooking the water (a nice surprise). After reading about noisy conventioneers, bedbugs, and mold, I have to admit I was worried.

    Upon arrival, we made a quick check of the beds and found no sign of bedbugs - whew! Another quick glance around the room and bathroom revealed no sign of mold, either. Double whew! In fact, the room was clean, comfortable, and really didn't show any wear at all. I did notice that it seemed a bit dark inside, but after walking around in the bright FL sun I think any indoor space would seem dark. After turning on some lights, it was fine.

    The A/C controls were easy to use. I had read on Buzz's site that they might need to be adjusted every day, but we only had to adjust them twice during our stay. The A/C was very quiet and we never noticed when it was running. In fact, the whole area was quiet. We never heard our neighbors except for the occassional footsteps going past our door in the evening or the sound of the water running through the pipes for showers in the morning.

    Housekeeping was great. Our room was always clean and tidy and during the last four days of our stay, we had elaborate window decorations with DD's dolls and stuffed animal and we even got one of those elusive towel animals.

    The pool was fantastic. We used the pool on three separate days during our stay, day and night, and it was never crowded. One morning we were there for four hours and we had to share it with only a handful of other families.

    Bell services, concierge services, and all the other CMs were friendly, helpful, and very nice. We never felt slighted or ignored - everyone had a smile, wave, or a kind word even if they were just passing by.

    There was a sizeable convention while we were there, but we hardly noticed them. We did see them in the mornings at the Pepper Market and while walking to and from our room, but never anywhere else. And speaking of the much-maligned Pepper Market, we thought it was great! The variety was outstanding, the portions huge, and the food tasty. My favorite was the breakfast burrito - man was that good! I'm hungry just thinking about it!

    The only con to our stay was DH's discomfort on the bed we slept in. His back was really bothering him and he thought it was because of the mattress. We went to the concierge and told them about it and they graciously offered to have the mattress replaced in our room, but I think we waited too long for it to make a difference. I should mention that I am usually the one that has back problems while sleeping and I was just fine.

    All in all, we had a wonderful stay at CSR and we will definitely stay there again. In fact, my SIL and her husband changed their reservations from POFQ to CSR based on our stay! Don't be afraid to give CSR a try - you won't be disappointed.
     
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  3. kaysmommie

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    Great review!! What building in Cabana's were you in?
     
  4. Sherrkel

    Sherrkel Disney World Dreamer . . . My Home Away From Home

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    Glad to hear our favorite resort is still doing well! Thanks for the reviews, we can't wait to get back there. :goodvibes
     
  5. Simba22

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    Glad you enjoyed your stay! We were at CSR in October and I immediately fell in love with it! Can't wait to go back someday!
     
  6. Lilolvr

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    Sounds like you had an awesome trip! CSR is my favorite resort too!! Glad you enjoyed it!!! :cool1:
     
  7. KatMark

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    Loved reading your review of our favorite resort at Disney. Thank you for sharing your experience. :cool1:
     
  8. ZeroMyHero

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    kaysmommie, we were in Cabanas 9B, an excellent location. It's 5 minutes or less to the pool, the bus stop, and the restaurants. If you look at Buzz's map on his CSR site, you'll see the building. We were on the right-hand side in the back - very tranquil and beautiful, though sometimes the birds woke us up with their calls!
     
  9. jtovey56

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    Thanks for the good review. We're there in 5 days. Can't wait.
    Jim
     
  10. wintershawl

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    That's exciting. We are going to CSR in July. We requested the Cabanas as well. I'm hoping our request will be met too! :)
     
  11. Disney Debbie

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    I love CSR. We stayed there our last vacation. We were in Ranchos (I think that's right - the most "rustic" looking ones - and we loved it. Lots of people don't like it because it's the furthest from the food court - but we enjoyed the walk because it was so beautiful! The pool area was awesome too. I couldn't make up my mind where to stay on this trip - but CSR was booked so my mind was made up for me! But I love POR too.
     
  12. Love2Tvl1

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    I was at CSR May 1st to 4th, and have to agree with every comment you made but double! I was in Cabanas 8a, and I loved my room. I found the bed to be very comfortable.
    The CMs were great!
    Andrea:hippie:
     
  13. G's mommy

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    We also love CSR, Cabanas 8a and Ranchos 7b are our favorite locations, close to the main pool and not too far from El Centro.
     
  14. pigletto

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    Great review!! It makes me all the more excited for our honeymoon at CSR in September with our kids:goodvibes
     
  15. Buzz2001

    Buzz2001 CSR MAN!!

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    Great review! Thanks for posting!! :cool1:
     
  16. PJR

    PJR Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for posting... we're checking in tomorrow!
     
  17. Lilolvr

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    Great review! Thanks for posting!!
     
  18. Lilolvr

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    Have a great trip!! :thumbsup2
     
  19. rie4630

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    We also are checking in tomorrow!!!
     
  20. Lilolvr

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    Have a great time too!! :thumbsup2
     
  21. KatMark

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    Have a blast! :cool1:
     

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