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Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels' started by Robinrs, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    i have stayed at the deluxe rooms at hrh before.

    you do have a bit more space.
    the deluxe room i was in had like an alcove before the beds.

    nice to have the bench in that section and the extra counter space.

    i'm sure you'll like it.


    is the extra space worth more money?
    not really.

    but i go solo and for the past few years booked a king suite at rph......
    do i need the extra rooms and space?

    no, but i like it.
    :laughing:
     
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  3. eric wirral

    eric wirral Earning My Ears

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    Hi all. Does anyone know the HRH email address?
    I need to ask if they have a laundry service and if so the rates.
     
  4. macraven

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    they have laundry service but it is cheaper to do it yourself.
    only 2 of the hotels have self use laundry rooms.

    from the web site:


    Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Special Services
    Our hotels provide a timely and efficient service based on the guestÂ’s needs. Services include laundry, dry cleaning, quick pressing, and shoe shine service. If necessary, Express or Same Day Service can be requested. Hours of Operation: Available 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; 7 days a week



    Hard Rock Hotel
    5800 Universal Blvd.
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Reservations: 1-888-273-1311
    Phone: 407-503-ROCK (2000)
    Fax: 407-503-ROLL (2010)



    when in your room, push the star service button on your phone and they will help you schedule the laundry service pick up/info.

    you can call the hotel directly to inquire about the costs involved for laundry service.

    i can guarantee you, it is cheaper to do it yourself.
     
  5. eric wirral

    eric wirral Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the info

    Which 2 hotels have self use laundry rooms?
    Is HRH one of them?
     
  6. JessicaR

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    Yes, HRH and RPR.
     
  7. EMom

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    I posted a thread on this, but I thought I might get some attention here....

    I booked a pool view room at HRH for this summer. Higher floor. Normally, I stay away from pool view because of the noise, but I thought being on the upper floor might help. Will it likely still be noisy?

    Here's the real issue. I wanted to book garden view, but it was not available then. But it is NOW! I'm sure the rooms will go fast, so I need info ASAP. The price difference is minimal, so that is not a factor. What is the difference in location and view for these rooms? Does garden view mean you look at gardens or could you get a building or parking lot? Which rooms are closer to transportation?

    Anything else I need to consider?

    THANKS!
     
  8. macraven

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    garden views are all views except the pool.

    i had a garden view once on club that faced the water canal.
    i could see when the water taxi was coming in and then leave to catch it right away.

    you could have a front of the building view which is the front lawn and drive up.
    could be the back side of the hotel that angles out to the open grassy area, which leads to the water taxi.
    could have a view of the employee side parking lot, but not very likely..
    if you are at the other side of the building (to the right when you walk into the lobby) you are on floor #3.
    that far side would have a partial view of trees and walk/roadway.
    the parking lot is on ground level on that side.

    i have read a couple of years back someone booked a garden view and had a view of service maintenance section. they complained and received a change in their rate to the obstructed view rate.

    haven't heard since then of a problem w/ garden view.

    i like garden views.
    when you change your booking, you can have a note put in the ressie you prefer a garden view of foliage-water canal- etc.

    at hrh, i ususally stay on floor 6 or 7.
    never had an issue with the pool noise.
    windows are sealed, can't hear that much of people inside the room.
    i wasn't in the room that much during the day time but for night/sleeping, noise was never an issue for us.

    i prefer higher floors for views.

    hard to say which rooms are closer.

    looking at the hrh when you enter, the left side of the building would be closer to the water taxi dock.
    if you are in a far wing, you can use the stairs to leave the building.

    if not, you can take an elevator down to the first floor and walk around the pool to the dock.
    and, when you leave the elevator and go down the first hall to the left, you can leave the building to the boat dock that way also.

    you have a couple of ways to reach that type of transportation.

    the walking path can be entered by all of the above ways.

    hope i have not confused you.

     
  9. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

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    No, you didn't confuse me THAT much! :lmao: Seriously, you were quite a help.

    I did fail to mention that DH is getting a hip replacement right after our trip, so he's not up for big hikes around a large hotel. Sadly, I hate being near an elevator so that is out. He plans to spend time at the pool while DD12 and I hit the parks. I was wondering if there is a benefit to pool view (easier access to pool) or if it's pretty much equal between garden view and pool view. :confused3

    I must say, PBH spoiled us. We booked a standard room, they upgraded us to pool view and it was as close as could be to the dock. Very near the restaurants. Really could not have been much better. I do remember thinking that if we had been placed on the other side of PBH, he would have had a loooong walk to the dock. I think I need to access a map of HRH to help me out. :rotfl:

    Thanks for your help and any more you can offer!




     
  10. macraven

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    why don't you call the hotel directly and talk to the person that assigns the rooms for incoming guests.

    i know your trip is not within the next 2 weeks, but they could block out the room now for your dates that you need, due to a medical situation.
    (limited walking)

    if Mr Emom has walking, sitting, (etc) limitations due to his hip, having a room near exits to the outside would make your vacation a lot more enjoyable for everyone.

    just because he won't be in the parks with the family during the day, it would be nice if he had the opportunity to be able to lounge around the pool and relax in the sunshine. he's on vacation too.

    the main way out to the pool is thru the doors on first floor.
    this part of the building (backside) faces the pool, parks/water canal/walkway, etc.

    the lobby elevators empty out not far from those doors.
    he won't have a long walk to the pool.

    for room location, i always try to get my room near the elevators.
    when i was at hrh, i would be about 5-6 doors down from them.

    at hrh, you can have some long hallways.
    one corridor can branch out to two more hallways going in opposite directions.
    that is where you will encounter more walking..

    noise wasn't an issue near the elevators for me.
    only noise i can remember is when peeps come in late at night and talk loudly in the hallways as they walk to their rooms.

    peeps talking in regular voices did not always carry over to the rooms from the hallways.

    the beds in the hrh rooms are not close to the doors in that room.
    the beds are closer to the windows.


    if you call, the person that assigns the rooms would have a good knowledge of what walking is required to reach the outside.
    they would be aware of rooms that are near exits and still have a decent view.

    ask if they can block out a room now for your future trip so your husband will not encounter medical problems while on vacation.

    if i were in your situation, i would do that.
    i would try to work out the kinks in advance to ensure everyone in the family could enjoy the vacation together.

    if you wait until you check in to find a room with a certain location for less walking, it might be too late.
    those rooms might already be occupied.

     
  11. kmayer91

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    kmayer91 - are you doing the happy dance for a reason? :dance3:
     
  13. tricia

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    Just booked a Deluxe room for our trip in October and would love to hear, or see what the layout of one of those rooms are like.
     
  14. damo

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    Here is a layout and photo of the queen and king rooms:

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  15. tricia

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    Thank you Damo, I kept getting only the Picture and never the layout.
     
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    Extremely nice hotel to stay would recommend it to anyone. I would also say if you have some money to spend check out the Palm restaurant, it'so delicious! :thumbsup2
     
  18. kamcgrory

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    We have 2 guarenteed connecting garden rooms booked for our family of 6 next month. Since 2 of my kids are ages 15 and 12, I am hoping that will be able to find their way back to the room from the pool for drinks. If the 21 year olds get lost that might be good for me. :rotfl: Should I request 1st floor rooms? I don't mind the view or the noise (heck, I'm bringing 4 kids with me, 5 if you include DH), so 1st floor doesn't bother me at all. Just don't want to be in a pet room and I thought I read somewhere that all the pet rooms were on the 1st floor. Is this correct? Maybe I should ask for 2nd floor near an elevator? If you can't tell, I'm trying to avoid having to walk back and forth with them all day. :) Thank you for all of your advise!
     
  19. macraven

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    these are the only rooms pets are allowed:

    Pets are not allowed in the pool/lounge or restaurant areas

    Pet friendly rooms include:
    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Garden View & Bay View rooms only.
    Hard Rock Hotel: Garden View rooms only.
    Loews Royal Pacific Resort: Standard rooms only.

    Club rooms do not participate in the program

    pets are usually only on the first 2 floors.
    But, i have seen them on higher floors at hrh some years back.

    If you are near the elevator, you won't lose any of the kids.
    they'll find their way back to the room easily.

     
  20. k&a&c'smom

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    I read this entire thread a couple months back, great info, thanks to everyone who posts answers.:goodvibes I need to catch up on the last few pages, we'll be at the HRH in a couple weeks.

    This may have been answered, but I'm afraid if I go to look for it I'll forget my question.:rotfl: Gettin' too old.;)

    For those of you who buy a Styrofoam cooler and keep water in the room, how do you fill the cooler? I always hate to fill one from the ice makers, as that takes up so much time and uses so much ice. I noticed somewhere it was suggested to call star services for large quantities - is this still the case?

    TIA!
     
  21. macraven

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    yes, call star service.
     

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