Portofino Experts give me a hand...

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  1. jonathansullivan

    jonathansullivan DIS + IOA Veteran

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    Hey all you experts...

    I am looking to get the lowest rate I possibly can for the Portofino. Being somewhat local date is not an issue. I am a Annual Passholder, and Lowes First Member. Not an Entertainment Holder, but would get the book if that was best.

    Suggestions? What is the absolute lowest rate you have seen?

    Thanks.

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  3. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

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    Hi jonathansullivan,

    Lowest rate I have seen posted here was for an AP rate. It was $159 one dollar diff from entertainment rate. If one isnt available shoot for the other! Think you may want to join us in March?

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  4. lindai

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    Returning this weekend for the third time. On all three occasions, the AP rate was the lowest I was able to get. I have a DPV booked for $232 with the Ent. rate for this trip, Ap rates weren't out when I booked. However, I called back a few months later and the AP rate was $10 lower, I didn't bother to change, wasn't worth the hassle to me.

    $167 11/99 Deluxe Pool View Ap rate
    $229 6/00 Deluxe Pool View AP rate
    $232 1/01 Deluxe Pool View Ent rate

    Hope this helps
     
  5. JessicaR

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  6. Beckles

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    When I made my reservations for July 2 - 4 I called up the reservation line and they quoted me some rate or other ($180 or so I think). Then I asked him to put my Loews First number in the reservation and the reservation agent was confused ... he mentioned something about being a Loews employee, and I said no, Loews First ...

    He then told me that as a Loews First member I get a discounted rate ... $118.00/night. That's what I paid and they never asked for any ID or membership card or anything ...

    That's the cheapest rate I've seen ... I still don't know where he pulled that rate from ... I'm pretty sure it's not really a Loews First rate, but I just kept my mouth shut and went along with it.

    He never did put my Loews First number in, but like I said once he quoted me that rate, I just shut up and took it ..
     
  7. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

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    Sounds like they gave you an employee or travel agents rate! Lucky you :D

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  8. taff

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    Great Deal!
    Was this at HRH or PBH?
    Just be prepared if they misquoted you an employee rate. We have stayed at a Marriot with a great price due to the fact a family member works for the Marriot Corp.
    Boy! At check-in we practicaly had to give blood to get the rate. We even had employee vouchers and it was still rough.
    I hope you just got a great rate! Probably is a good discounted rate if you are talking about HRH.

    Good Job!
    Valarie
     
  9. Lalalindica

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    There is also the "Universal Fan Club rate. We were originally going to be staying there during the beginning of Jan and I was quoted a rate of $169 a night + tax (down from the original $200+ originally quoted) for a deluxe garder view room.

    FYI: I received the Universal Fan Club free through my employer. I'm not sure how to go about getting one otherwise. Do you Barry?
     
  10. Molokai Gram

    Molokai Gram <font color=green>DIS Veteran<br><font color=magen

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    You can also get the Universal fan club card from unions and credit unions. :)
     
  11. Lalalindica

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    With a Universal Fan Club you also get a 10% discount at most of the stores!!
     
  12. Beckles

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    That was for the PBH, that was July 2 - 4, 2000. That rate at the HRH isn't such a big deal it seems, that's about what the Entertainment rate is at the HRH.

    I didn't try and ask for an upgrade or anything (as you should get with Loews First) when I checked in, because like I said, I didn't want anyone looking at my rate too closely <IMG WIDTH="15" HEIGHT="15" SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif" alt="razz">
     
  13. taff

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    oops.
    Beckles,
    I am sorry, I misread your earlier post in this thread. I thought your great ressies were for this upcoming summer! I didn't realize you had already enjoyed your great rate at PBH. I was just worried they would "humm.. looks like we have a problem" you!!!

    Can you book my upcoming fall trip for me? giggle

    Valarie


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