pbh redecoration

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  1. kingken

    kingken LOVEFLORIDA

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    doea anyone know if the rececoration at pbh has finished, were there august 17th, thanks
     
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  3. scratchboat

    scratchboat Earning My Ears

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    I spoke to a Universal Reservation agent today about renovations at the Portofino Bay Resort and the agent said that work on the exterior is on-going.

    In my case she said the "Deluxe 2-Queen Room" I was looking to reserve would be newly refurbished, but that "... the view outside my window might be 'different' due to the work going at the resort".

    I didn't think to ask what that would mean for noise & vibration, but I should have!:sad2: Anyone been there lately who can report on how extensive or intrusive the renovations are to hotel guests?
     
  4. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    Weird. I thought the exterior renovations were all done. Hmmmm.
     
  5. scratchboat

    scratchboat Earning My Ears

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    Well the room description for the booking code describes the room as:
    Deluxe 2 Queen Room

    Elegantly appointed Deluxe Rooms offer an even larger living space at 490 square feet, plus a stylish and roomy bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower. Features two queen beds, marble accents and elegant furnishings from Italy. In addition to the extra comfort, you'll enjoy a view of the serene Villa Pool and surrounding gardens or the dramatic Roman aqueduct-styled Beach Pool.

    So could the renovations still be ongoing in this area of the resort only? Anyone know why Loews would be offering discounted rates on rooms with these views only?

    :banana:BTW I learned of this special room upgrade for Annual Pass Holders here:
    http://emailassets.nbcuni.com/universalorlando/temp/2013_ap_7320/7320-020513AP-ALL_webview.html
     
  6. nhrenee

    nhrenee <font color=royalblue>Oh, meow!!<br><img src=http:

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    Has anyone been able to snag AP deal Scratchboat linked to? I put in a variety of dates and they all said not available.
     
  7. scratchboat

    scratchboat Earning My Ears

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    OK - I think the issue you're having with checking dates for the PBH Double Room Upgrade is that the link from Universal site is pasting the code incorrectly. The code should simply be "APHPDD". I notice that the Promotion code listed in the left margin of the Loews Hotel site has extraneous characters entered after the code. Try shortening the code and searching for your dates again ...
     
  8. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    That code works.
     
  9. DryCreek

    DryCreek Peter Pan (never grows up)

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    Well, we'll be there in May. I hope that the view (garden view) is pleasant enough. I also hope that we can get a standard King room upgrade from our Standard Two-Queen room already booked. I am used to a king-sized bed. I know, I am spoiled - but I'll be on vacation, shouldn't they spoil me too?
     
  10. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    That isn't even an upgrade. It wouldn't cost any more. There just must not be any King rooms available. Often, when there is a conference going on, they book up all the king rooms.
     
  11. mjohnson96

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    If you are going around May 13th there is a SAP conference going on in town that has most the hotels booked and I know that PBH is on the list of rooms you can select.
     
  12. nhrenee

    nhrenee <font color=royalblue>Oh, meow!!<br><img src=http:

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    Thanks!!
     
  13. cieslack

    cieslack Mouseketeer

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    What am I missing? What are you seeing with this code? I simply see SMSM rates. I know it's me, I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.
     
  14. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    The code probably doesn't work for all dates. What dates are you checking?

    When it does work, it says that it is an AP rate with upgraded room.
     
  15. cieslack

    cieslack Mouseketeer

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    Once again, you are right, Damo. I checked different dates and found the upgrade special rates. Thanks again.
     
  16. RMulieri

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    Just an update: According to the resort and another source , the refurb/redecorating at PBH is completed finally.
     
  17. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    Yay!!!!!!

    Go here... http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Portofino-Bay-Hotel/accommodations/rooms ...for larger photos.

    Villa Suite

    <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g34515-d123528-Loews_Portofino_Bay_Hotel_at_Universal_Orlando-Orlando_Florida.html"><img alt="Photos of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Orlando" src="http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/a9/90/88/loews-portofino-bay-hotel.jpg"/></a><br/>This photo of <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34515-d123528-Reviews-Loews_Portofino_Bay_Hotel_at_Universal_Orlando-Orlando_Florida.html">Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando</a> is courtesy of TripAdvisor

    Portofino Suite

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    Hospitality Suite

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    Deluxe King

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    Deluxe Double Queen

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    Bayview King

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    Bayview Double Queen

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  18. k&a&c'smom

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    We loved the old decor, but the new rooms are really pretty. Love the look of the suites!:lovestruc
     
  19. nerdboyrockstar

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    Wow. Thanks so much for posting those pictures, damo. The updates are fantastic. Can't wait to stay in of these rooms!
     
  20. bjakmom

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    Really pretty!! Oh, I hope they replaced the sofa beds!! Anyone know? The last two trips I've made the sofa beds were pretty bent up.
     
  21. scratchboat

    scratchboat Earning My Ears

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    I'll know for sure next week, but I was told by the PBH front desk staff that - at least for Deluxe Double-Queen rooms - the sofa beds were removed and not replaced at all.:worried:

    I'll find out for sure when I check-in next week and I'll post an update ...
     

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