Gettin' Nervous About POFQ...

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  1. Mom2Rae

    Mom2Rae Mouseketeer

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    We're booked for POFQ 7/21 - 7/25. I've always wanted to try this resort out. We usually stay in a Deluxe, but I thought it was the perfect time to experiment.

    I've read:surfweb: , and not only here, some horrific stories about Mousekeeping at this resort and I know this post isn't the first to bring the subject up. But, DH and I are nervous about the cleanliness of the room and I was wondering if anyone had any recent first hand experience??

    The resort looks so beautiful and quaint and we wanted a resort with a GREAT pool for dd (7) to enjoy.

    Thanks for any advice and feedback you pro's can give me!:flower3:
     
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  3. kapoof

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    i can understand where you are coming from..i also have only stayed deluxe but love the atmosphere of fq....my brother in law stayed there this past dec..he said while fq was very nice the grounds are very pretty and the room itself was nice and clean he would not stay there again because the buses were so bad. it took forever to go anywhere because you have to pick up at por also at times. i really wish the fq had their own buses...if they did i would totally like to stay there. so if you are patient go for it! it does look really pretty.
     
  4. Dizneydaz

    Dizneydaz DIS Veteran

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    Sorry I can't give you any recent info (last trip Sept. 05-after the remodel) but POFQ is our favorite moderate :goodvibes and we've never had a problem with mousekeeping. In fact, the last moderate we stayed at was CBR and we did have a problem. Our room wasn't finished being cleaned one day and when I called mousekeeping, they sent out someone to check. (Manager) She checked it out and apologized-said that the mosekeeper claimed there was a man in our room (we were a group of all females in 2 rooms :confused3 ) but she actually had her husband in the room while cleaning :confused3 and so she didn't finish :confused3 huh?

    Anyway, I think all resorts can have a problem, depending on the actual mousekeeper you have. If you have a complaint, just let them know.

    Oh, and while we didn't have a problem with mousekeeping at POP last year I did notice that while other buildings we passed on the way to the food court and pools, had windows done up with towel animals. There were no towel animals in our building-again, depends on the mousekeeper you get.

    Enjoy POFQ, you'll love it-we do! Your DD7 is the same age as mine-she'll love the pool, my DD7 loves going down the dragon slide.
     
  5. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    We stayed there last October, and had great mousekeeping. Very friendly when we saw them around, and the room was always clean. Even got 2 different towel animals (one snuck into our suitcase...) I cannot compare to a deluxe because I have never stayed there, but we had not one complaint about the housekeeping.

    The buses weren't so bad, yes sometimes you had to go around POR as well to pick up, but this adds about 5 minutes. The ride to MK and Epcot was < 20 minutes from pick-up at the resort to drop-off, I think that's pretty good. Once again, if you are used to staying at a Deluxe with a monorail stop, this will be a downgrade. Buses on the way back stop at POFQ first, which is really nice.

    The one bad thing was the boat to DTD, we thought this would be fun, but it took forever. Because they share with Riverside, they only let 13 people from POFQ on each boat to DTD, we had to wait for 3 boats, 40 minutes of waiting, then it still takes like 25 minutes to ride there. If there's ANY line for the boat, just use the bus....unless you have a car of course.

    We really enjoyed this resort, very quiet and peaceful, except for the pool, but even that was fairly uncrowded. I would recommend NOT getting a room facing the pool because of the noise, We were in Building 2 facing away from the pool, which was near perfect. We are hoping to go back there with free dining in September.

    SkierPete
     
  6. seven dwarfs

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    Let me start with I love this resort. It is so nice there. I love the scenery, the fact it is small and the bus service is great. But, our stay last sept was awful. We had to move on our third day but that is another story. When we checked in our room had never been cleaned except for the beds. I mean it had "stuff" from the last people in the room. It was so nasty. We waited over two hours to have someone come and when she did she spoke not one word of English. She didn't even understand the word towels. I had to complain several times for two days. The last night before we were forced to move, our room was pretty clean. I am not sure if it was the time of year we went or what. The lady at the front desk said they were having a lot of trouble with this. I am sure they hire very few to clean, give them much work, pay little and then the people can't speak english. With all this said I would like to try to stay here again. My husband and I are driving so we will be bringing a spray bottle of cleaner with us! I guess it is all part of the Disney cut backs. But as long as people are willing to stay with all the cuts then Disney will not change. I guess I am one of those people.
     
  7. MdmMim

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    I normally stay in a deluxe, but when my budget dictates, I stay at POFQ--and I love it! I haven't had Mousekeeping problems there, and I just think the resort and grounds are beautiful. The rooms are cozy and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay there at all. :cloud9: It's one of my favorite resorts.
     
  8. 3DisneyBuggs

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    I haven't read any nasty mousekeeping stories about POFQ recently. We'll be staying 3 nights there in September. Hope we all have clean stays!
     
  9. Mom2Rae

    Mom2Rae Mouseketeer

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    Thanks so much for your input.

    I figured this trip...well, we won't be in the room all that much. We're doing Sea World one day, Discovery Cove the next and MK the last day. I hate the thought of paying over $300 a night for not being in there that much. However, who doesn't love the atmosphere of Poly at night...swimming and sipping of a fruity cocktail while Dd plays in the water??! OK - I digress!

    I think I'm going to go for it and try it out. We tried the Cabins at Fort Wilderness last December and weren't thrilled, but I have higher hopes for POFQ. We'll have our own vehicle so the buses will not be an issue for us. I will and always do bring Clorox Wipes and a HUGE can of Lysol. Plus...I've never, ever slept under the bedspreads in the rooms...EVER!

    Wilderness Lodge isn't much more than POFQ.....:scratchin !
     
  10. Allison

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    I was just there in February and had absolutely no problems with mousekeeping. They did a very good job and our room always seemed to be cleaned early in the day which was nice. I found it to be very clean and tidy.
     
  11. chatty

    chatty MICHIGANDER

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    You WON'T be sorry at all! We stayed there the last 8 trips all within the last 4 years and we just Love this Place. Never once out of the 8 stays did we ever have a housekeeping problem. It's one of our favorite Resorts on Disney's property. Have fun.
    chatty:)
     
  12. Mom2Rae

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    Oh ~ that's great news!!! I'm looking forward to expanding our horizons and having other options as far as resort stays go! How's the pool crowd in the evenings - really large??
     
  13. kelleigh1

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    Hubby and I stayed at POFQ last January (probably not as recent as you'd like, but still not that long ago) and we loved it. Mousekeeping was great. No problems. We did get a couple of towel animals and they did cute things with the Mickey & Pooh dolls that we bought. Everything was clean and we never had to call for anything.

    The resort itself is very quaint. And hubby, who doesn't usually have an opinion about much, stated that he really liked it there and would have no problem staying there every time we go back. (I'm the one who wants to try some of the other resorts just because we can.)
     
  14. Mom2Rae

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    Yay!!!!:goodvibes So glad to hear it. I was wondering...can you put on your makeup good with the mirrors over the sink? They looked a bit far back from the sink to me, due to the shelf below the mirror. Dont' won't to poke myself in the eye with my mascara!!;)
     
  15. binky

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    I'm not 100% sure, but at POR (so I assume at all mods?) I think there was a full-length mirror on the door to the tub/toilet area. So if you're standing in front of the sink, it might be easier to put on makeup while facing that mirror. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm dreaming this up!
     
  16. disgram

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    I will chime in here and tell you also to try it!!!! It is my favorite resort! It is small, the grounds are beautiful, the CMs are great and the Mousekeeping is fantastic!! That has been my experience for the past 5 years that we have stayed there! There is no place else I want to stay!!!!
     
  17. chatty

    chatty MICHIGANDER

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    I'm the one that had stayed at POFQ the last 8 trips and I never saw the pool where it was too crowded. Actually there was never a crowd that I remember but we always go either in April,May,Sept.,Oct,Dec so our times are normally lower crowd times. I am sure in the High times it could be Crowded.
    chatty
     
  18. Mousema

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    I just got back from POFQ on Sunday. It was great!! Mousekeeping was great, everything clean and I got towel decorations 2 days. The pool was not that busy in the evening, pretty quiet. Great drinks at Mardi Grogs, too:cool1: Any other questions?
     
  19. ella417

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    Welcome back! How were the busses? I've just about decided on FQ for my summer trip.
     
  20. 5boyz

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    Disneydaz Ok I read your fridge swap and I get it...that is most awesome by the way.....but I dont know how or where to put my info....I am looking at July 22-Aug3. but I see someone is penciled in from July 22-27 so what do I do?

    Thanks,
    Caroline:confused3
     
  21. DisneyFan83

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    I love staying here & I’ve never had a problem with Mousekeeping. In fact, one time when I wasn’t feeling well, they left for me & came back later to clean. Thumbs up from me!
     

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