Just Back from CBR - It was GREAT!!!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by mrsltg, May 7, 2007.

  1. mrsltg

    mrsltg Guest

    Hi All-

    My 6 year old dd and I just returned from four days at CBR - WE LOVED IT! We were in Aruba Building 53, room 5329. We had a king size bed in a corner room and it was lovely. The furnishings were great and the room had a lot of space. My dd loved the pool at Old Port Royale and would have loved to have had some time on the playground at the resort. We walked passed the village pool in Aruba a couple of times and it was big for a quiet pool. The walk to Old Port Royale wasn't bad - about 10 minutes and that's only because dd lives to stop and smell the roses so to speak!

    The food court was good. We ate there two times - once for dinner and once for breakfast. We stopped in at other times to refill our mugs or grab snacks. The place was never dead! We made the mistake of showing up for lunch at about 12:30 on Saturday :scared1: - the lines were enormous. Instead we went to DTD. This was the only time we had a problem.

    Check in was smoothe as we arrived late. Our CM was fabulous! In fact, the entire resort staff was friendly and courteous. Our housekeeping was efficient and good, and done early (the way I like it!)

    All in all, I would recommend this resort. The only possible drawback I could see is the size. We had a rental car so it was no big deal. However, I would not want to have to rely on an internal shuttle to get around (provided you don't want to walk.) Otherwise, the colors and decor are great and very relaxing, and the resort feels a world away from everything else.

    Feel free to ask any questions!
  2. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    I am glad to hear that you had a great time. Could you do me a favor and copy and paste your review in the CBR FAQ thread listed below. It will help others planning their CBR vacation.
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  4. Kim&Chris

    Kim&Chris DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2000
    Glad you had such a great time at my favorite - CBR. I stayed there the first year it was built, and I think I paid $68 per night! :rotfl:
  5. jonestavern

    jonestavern <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Dec 10, 2004
    Sounds like you had a fabulous time!
    Our DS was 7 when we 1st tried--and fell in love with-- CBR~
    Did yr DD have time to try the Pirate Adventures they offer?

    CBR is our sentimental fav resort! :love:
    Our last stay was in winter '06 & we loved it just as much as ever!
    The staff is excellent, our room was spotless, check in painless--& yes, even super, thanks to wonderful CM Patricia!

    We've had the corner room in Aruba & it is my fav, but DH & DS prefer Jamaica.
    Both sections are fantastic--short walk to the parking lot & buses & (if you take the shortcut) Old Port Royale. The looping bus ride we enjoy, we never tire of viewing the property or enjoying a singalong w/the other bus passengers!

    Jean & Chris
  6. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    I am so very glad to hear you had a good time! We fell in love with the CBR from the minute we drove onto the resort grounds in June, 2006. In fact, we liked it so much we are headed back for a 10 day stay in just 23 days! Can hardly wait!

  7. catbertdave99

    catbertdave99 We Wanna Be There NOW!!!

    Feb 24, 2005
    Glad to hear you had a great time! CBR is our favorite too! Wish we were there right now...!
  8. mamamary

    mamamary DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2006
    Glad you had a great time there!! Wish I was there right now too!:)
  9. Linda T.

    Linda T. DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2005
    Glad to hear you had a great time. My daughters and I love CBR. We're heading there in July and can't wait!

    Linda T. :)

    June, 1979 - Offsite
    June, 1995 - CBR
    June, 1997 - CBR
    June, 1999 - POR
    June, 2003 - CBR
    March, 2005 - Disneyland
    June, 2005 - CBR

    Next Trip - July 11 thru July 18 - CBR :yay:
  10. Trissy

    Trissy Indiana is where I live, but Michigan is my home

    May 4, 2002
    Did you book a king room or were you upgraded? My DH and I are going to request bldg 55 in Sept. We've done 53, 43, 54 and we love Aruba section. They're all nice though.
  11. G8r4evr

    G8r4evr DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    Those corners rooms with the bulbe windows in CBR are my fave!! I wish I could remember which building we were in. Such a beautiful resort!
  12. imatoad

    imatoad DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2005
    Thanks for the great review, we check in this coming Saturday and can't wait. Having never stayed at CBR it's nice to hear good things about it.
  13. izzys4

    izzys4 Disney is my Happy Place!!

    Oct 8, 2005
    What's the pirate adventures? Is it something to do at the resort? We're going in March for our first time at a moderate. :goodvibes
  14. Magalex

    Magalex DIS Veteran

    Jan 14, 2004
    Our first time staying at CBR in 30 days:goodvibes I requested Aruba or Jamica. We have a 6 yr old DS so have to check out the beach areas and playgrounds.
    I am soooo excited to hear positive reports:thumbsup2
  15. WisMom

    WisMom Mouseketeer

    Sep 18, 2004
    I'm glad you liked it. We are booked here in Sept. with free dining and I can't wait!!

  16. I_believe

    I_believe Mouseketeer

    Dec 1, 2006
    CBR offers a kids pirate adventure on Sundays and Tuesdays. They take the kids out for 2 hours 9:30 - 11:30 to go searching for pirate treasure. They get to eat lunch while they are there. I have ressies for my DD (7) and DS(4) in Sept. When I called the CM told me that the Tuesday cruise only had one spot left so I had to book Sunday. The CM stated that they only take so many kids at a time.
  17. ursula28

    ursula28 Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2007
    Glad you enjoyed your stay. First time there in Nov 06 with my DD (10) and we can't wait to go back in Sept 07. We loved it there and our stay was perfect. We were in Jamaica bldg.41. I requested Aruba or Jamaica this time. The walks a little longer to the food court but one of the best things to me about CBR is the jaunt across Caribbean Cay to Olde Port Royale. It is magical pixiedust: especially in the early morning.
  18. MariaEllerºoº

    MariaEllerºoº DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2006
    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!!! Welcome back!
  19. DizznyChick

    DizznyChick DIS Veteran

    Dec 20, 2005
    that was where i went with my son for his 1st trip-just the 2 of us !!
    we loved it but didnt get to see so much of the resort because we were at the parks from open to close (now i know better)
    from what i remember it was very peacefull and clean and gave me a safe feeling which is very important being a single mom and it got me hooked on disney forever !!
  20. doggy

    doggy Earning My Ears

    Oct 25, 1999
    can anyone tell me the measurement of the beds in the standard room with 2 beds in it?? thanks for the help..

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