The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 3

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  1. nancy155

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    As a previous poster noted regarding the elevators. That too is one thing I was HIGHLY impressed with was the speed of the elevators never really ever having to wait on one. I have never had this type an experience at any other place or building.
     
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  3. artemis4

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    We commented on this during our stay as well. Those were some speedy elevators!
     
  4. klledoux

    klledoux Earning My Ears

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    We loved it! We chose WBC because we are total brats and want more space for our money. We have a 6yo and 4yo and my husband and I like to put them in bed and unwind. After much back and forth about staying at a WDW resort, the transportation and missing out on the free dining plan, we went with WBC.

    We had a 9 night stay through Vacation Strategies, everything was smooth. It was so much nicer than I had imagined! We were in 1809 Tower 6. It was a pool view, great location, elevators were super fast, staff was friendly and helpful.

    The unit was gorgeous, my husband was wowed!

    A few side notes;
    The water really is harsh! We are from MA, and the moment I ran a faucet or the shower it would smell funny to me. My hair never lathered and my complexion was a wreck by the time I left! For you ladies out there, invest in some FrizzEase! I have never considered my hair frizzy but out that water with the humidity down there and voila, your hair is a wreck!

    We never had to override the AC even with 95 degree humid weather, it would kick on immediately after we entered and was very efficient.

    WiFi was never a problem, no issues connecting, with speed or with getting dropped.

    One of the few things I have to pick on is it would be great if the exterior doors had deadbolts, my kids are not wanderers but unlocking the entry door and pulling on the handle would have gotten them out. The unit is so big, really we felt like we each had our own wing, the thought of the kids wandering scared me a tiny bit! We brought a monitor with us and kept the bedroom doors open. The door to the balcony ws the same but much more difficult to open, even for me!

    Went to Publix for food shopping, not too much more expensive than my area grocer.

    We rented a car and drove everywhere, we are the sort of people who like to be in charge of our destiny. The shuttle schedule seemed great though. The only PITA was MK. You have to park, then take a shuttle to the monrail or ferry, then get into MK.

    We rented strollers from Kingdom Strollers, they were awesome to work with! Always a fast reply, free parents console, cooler bag and rain canopy.

    It rained a little every day and washed us out 2 full nights, of course it was the 2 nights we did MNSSHP, but we made the best of us: )

    To sum it up we loved the WBC, loved our trip to Disney and want to stay 9-10 full days next time so we can enjoy the resort more!
     
  5. SJerseyMommy

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    Thanks for the review klledoux!! I can't wait to get there.

    I have a question about the jogging path around the property (for anyone who can answer). Is it well-lit?? The fitness center doesn't open until 7am and I'd like to get a run in early so we can hit rope drop at the parks. Will I feel safe running the path in the dark??

    Also, which grocery store does everyone recommend?? I've heard of Publix and Walmart in the area. Does one have better produce/selection?? Thank you!!
     
  6. SYLVESTER7577

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    Walmart has a slighly lower price schedule and a liquor outlet, as well as, a good selection across the board. However Publix has a better meat and superior seafood department. Fresh seafood including sushi, crab and great shrimp/fish. The have a very good deli with made on the spot subs and a good variety of different packaged sides. Produce is something I would give to Publix. Usually a very good selection and fresher offerings. They are about equally priced in that department . Both stores are close and we usually pick the best of both worlds.
     
  7. SJerseyMommy

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    Great! Thank you so much!
     
  8. southbound

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    Hi there... there is also a Whole Foods Market not far from WBC. I'm definitely heading there to check it out. My sister-in-law raves about it when she's down south! Might be a little pricier, I'm not sure... Just thought you would like one more option. :)
     
  9. southbound

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    Finally got my timing right and called WBC and they have confirmed our reservation and I put in a room request and the lady couldn't have been nicer. I know it's only a request, and to be honest... it won't matter if we don't get it. We are going to have a fabulous Disney Vacation and won't be in the room enough for it to spoil our stay one little bit.

    So very excited to finally get down there and see this amazing resort that everyone has raved about. I've been planning this trip by myself (hubby has no interest in planning anything) for 8 months now and I can't thank everyone enough for posting all the great tips and information about this resort.

    It's almost time for the 'happy dance' LOL :cool1:
     
  10. EPCOTatNight

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    My wife would LOVE that. She loves Whole Foods and my son likes their pizza.
     
  11. SJerseyMommy

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    Even better!! YAY! thank you!
     
  12. rak5701

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    Is the new WiFi available in your unit or do you need to be in the lobby. My FIL has an online conference to attend while we are there. Last time we were there, they didn't have WiFi yet.
     
  13. chimilady

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    I have to say, this makes convincing my family to stay here next time so much easier!!! We're gluten free, so it's not always easy to find food at regular supermarkets. WF has an excellent selection and while it will be a bit pricier, it's still way cheaper than eating out or in the parks.
     
  14. chimilady

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    Little OT, I was just reading a thread about what do you cook in your crockpot and now it's gone. someone did comment "This will get moved to the cooking board." Does anyone know where one might find that cooking board?
     
  15. carlbarry

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    Dunno. Can't even find my ironing board.
     
  16. Lindateddy

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    We are on the last night of a five night stay at Wyndham Bonnet Creek, and all in all it was a pretty good trip! We have a two bedroom deluxe in tower four, fourth floor. We can see the fireworks from our balcony, although it is a parking lot view during the day.
    Our unit is nice, not really updated, but still totally usable. Plus we are close to everything! This was a Disney/ Universal vacation, and we were close enough to both to make it very easy (we did get a rental car)
    There's a small pool right outside our building door, and a lazy river about 30 feet away. It looks like a big property, but it wasn't really hard to get around by foot, and the pirate pool was really quite close. You have to check out pool towels, but other than that no real inconveniences. It was nice to have the parking garage to keep the car in so it wasn't so hot when we'd comeback to it in daylight

    The only issue we had was with their restaurant, Tescadoro's (I think, don't quote me). They are really quite expensive ($14 for a hamburger, wow!). But we went there our first night in because we were tired and didn't want to cook. We ordered (three cheeseburgers and a fruit plate for my nephew, plus artichoke and spinach dip appetizer) and asked for the fruit plate and app to come out ASAP. 45 minutes later we were still waiting. When we finally got someone to bring us our food, they were extremely rude, saying it was our waitress' first night in this restaurant. I'm all for being patient, but if you can't get a fruit plate out in 45 minutes then there is just something wrong, regardless of circumstance. Then when we asked for a box for leftover food, it was all thrown into the same one, fruit, hamburgers, and all. When we complained at the front desk they didn't seem to care too much. Definitely avoid this place if possible.

    All in all it was a great time, though. Really enjoyed ourselves, generally nice resort, just a great family week. We booked through Vacation Strategy, $735 for five nights, 10/7 through 10/12. Would definitely recommend Bonnet Creek to everyone, so much fun!
     
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    Is the new WiFi available in your unit or do you need to be in the lobby? My FIL has an online conference to attend while we are there. Last time we were there, they didn't have WiFi yet.
     
  18. Lori444

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    Hi everybody. This will be our second trip to WBC. Last time was two years ago and it was fantastic! We are very excited to return.

    That being said, things have changed in the last two years with the addition of the new Wyndham Grand hotel. I have read here that you can use their pool as well...

    Does anybody know if this is true? How do you get in, show your room key? Is the pool nice?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  19. Bellamouse

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    We were just there last week. From what I understand, the WiFi is available everywhere now, but I brought my laptop and I used a hardwire to the port on the telephone in the kitchen. I don't like public WiFi anyway. So your FIL might be better with that option just because the connection will likely be better than any WiFi anyway. But I do think they made WiFi available throughout the whole property now. HTH.
     
  20. syk731

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    We leave in 2.5 weeks and I have some questions I hope someone can help me with!

    Is the hard-wired internet available only from the phone in the kitchen, or from all the phones in the suites, including the ones in the bedrooms?

    Does Tower 4 have new furniture yet? I understand that Towers 1, 2, and 3 have new furniture and Towers 5 and 6 are the newest anyway, so their furniture is overall in good shape. Is that right?

    It is most important for us to have a quiet room. As I understand, there is potentially more noise from pool facing rooms - is that right? Are parking-lot facing rooms more likely to be quiet?

    Thanks so much!
     
  21. Peggy5555

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    Back home now from a week at Bonnet Creek. We had a wonderful stay, and no issues to really speak of. Had to wait a while for our room, but we had arrived early and I had requested a high floor with fireworks view. We were in Tower 5, top floor (1586). We loved sitting on the balcony watching the fireworks from MK and Epcot every night! The furniture was in good shape and the beds were decent. Can't say that the couch bed was really that comfortable, but what couch bed is? DD and SIL slept on it and they survived :) The king bed was comfortable and the 2 full size beds were fine. Like others have posted the shower heads aren't that great, but adequate. Had to just rinse our hair a little longer.

    The bus shuttle to the parks worked out great for us. Most of the time, they were on time taking us to the parks and picking us up. I would advise to get there about 10 minutes before it's time to depart. They do fill the buses all the way, with people standing all the way to the front after the seats are filled. The pickup is at building 1 and building 6. (Which was only a short walk from building 5 for us).

    My family truly enjoyed the lazy river which was right out the door of building 5. There was also a zero entry pool, and a hot tub nearby. When getting your pool towels, they will request your room number, so be sure to turn them back in when someone is there, so they can take it off your room. We just kept ours all week, through in the dryer in the room, then turned them back in before we left.

    All my adult children stayed with us and all had various electronics such as laptops, IPhones, Kindles, etc. No one used the hard line, and No one complained of not getting any reception.

    We really couldn't find anything to complain about at Bonnet Creek! We truly loved our stay and will stay there again on our next Orlando visit! I do wish there was a way that we could pass on our items we didn't use to other visitors. I had a couple of Entertainment Coupon Books I had purchased along with some Restaurant.Com coupons. I gave the coupons and one book to a family I saw checking in on our last day. The other book, I left on the counter as you come into the building. I hope someone was able to use it, instead of it getting thrown away.

    I would highly recommend anyone to stay at BCR. We loved it! Oh, and we booked our stay with Vacation Strategies too!
     
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