We got back yesterday from our anniversary trip. The weather was gorgeous-but boy was it crowded!! We stayed at POR in the Mansions at Parterre Place. We had room 9512 which was a standard view room, but surprisingly enough, we couldn't see the parking lot at all, even though it was literally steps away from our room. Our window looked out onto the yard with trees and flowers and birds. We were about 5 min walk from the food court and Fulton's, and 2 minutes from the quiet pool. We were very surprised at how close we were to everything. We were 10 min from Old Man Island, which was ok with me since I didn't want to swim there anyway. DH and I walked over and it was sooooo packed!! There were no lounge chairs available, so we went back to the quiet pool, which was crowded but still quieter. The room had an iron, ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker. I didn't see any coffee mugs or cups, so I called housekeeping for one and they brought me some styrofoam cups instead of a plastic or ceramic mug. I thought that was sorta cheesy of them. Housekeeping was ok, not great but not horrible. I didn't notice any construction at all. We ate at the food court twice and again, it was ok, not great and not horrible. We didn't eat at Boatwrights because DH is really very picky and they didn't have a hamburger on the menu for him. Bus service was great-we never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus to any of the parks. After Wishes at MK on Sunday night the bus station for POR was PACKED with people, I mean literally mobbed through all the waiting area and spilling out. Luckily, 3 POR busses pulled up at the same time, so even though we were at the last 2/3 of the group, DH and I still made a bus. POR is a beautiful resort, however I probably wouldn't stay there again as my first choice. I live just 2 hours from Orlando, so the old south theming isn't exotic to me. Probably 1 out of 4 apt complexes in our town have that same look to them, white columns and wrought iron, so we almost felt like we were in an apt instead of a resort. We would like to try POFQ next time since that is a little bit of a different "feel" for us.